Skinner: You'll be my Cyrano?
Cyrano de Bergerac was a real person whose life was documented in a play by Edmond Rostand. Cyrano is best known for his exceptionally large nose. This play, revolves around Cyrano's love for Roxanne, but because of his less attractive looks he helps his friend to conquer her. The scene where Homer hides in the bushes telling Skinner what he has to say was taken from the play.