Marge: You know, someday these kids will be out of the house and you'll regret not spending more time with them.
Homer: That's a problem for future Homer. Man, I don't envy that guy. (Mixes vodka with mayonnaise and drinks it.)
Show Title: The three-eyed crow flying by carrying a mouse in its beak.
Billboard Gag: Krusty. Now Doing Funerals. (with a saddened Krusty pictured and the word "BANKSY" written over it with graffiti)
Chalkboard Gag: I must not write all over the walls. (which ironically can be seen on the classroom wall as well) When Bart leaves, the word "BANKSY" is seen again in graffiti by the school door.
Couch Gag: A still shot of the family on the couch is shown. It then pans out to be inside a gloomy Chinese animation studio where artists are painting the various film cells. A woman passes one cell to a boy who dips it in a vat of biohazardous waste, eventually hanging it out to dry with others. Down below, more children are carrying out Simpsons T-shirts, and at another lower level, two adults are throwing white cats into giant shredders, utilizing their fur as stuffing for several Bart dolls, placed in a cart that's being pulled by a depressed panda. Another worker is using a dead dolphin's tongue to seal the boxes of Simpsons merchandise. And yet another man is using an emaciated unicorn's horn to punch holes for the Simpsons DVDs. Afterward, the shot pans out be a 20th Century Fox building represented by its giant logo outside in stone.
After Maggie defeated Lisa when they were practicing fencing she wrote an "M" on Lisa's shirt. This is an allusion to Zorro who would write the letter "Z".
Milhouse: How about a Benchwarmer who's afraid of puppets?
Milhouse is talking about the 2006 movie The Benchwarmers where 3 men (played by David Spade, Jon Heder, and Rob Schneider) who forms a baseball team and challenges a bunch of kids to play.
Flanders: Call me Walter Matthau because I'm a Bad News Bearer.
This is a parody name of the 1976 movie The Bad News Bears where a drunk (played by Walter Matthau) coaches a little league baseball team, and the 2005 remake starring Billy Bob Thornton who stars as a drunk who coaches a little league baseball team.
The name on Dahlia Brinkley's coffee cup says Coffee Hut. This is a parody of the restaurant chain Pizza Hut.
The title of this episode is a play on the title of the nonfiction novel Moneyball by Michael Lewis. The novel takes a look at how MLB's Oakland A's operate in regards to scouting and signing talent differently from the rest of the league.
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