Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others
Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier
Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others
Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others
Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure and Additional Voices
The amusement park sign reads: "Diz-nee-land--Not affiliated with Disneyland, Disney World, or anything else from the Walt Disney Company."
This is the first time grampa's first name, Abe, is mentioned.
Goof: In the scene where Bea and Grampa are walking through the retirement castle halls, Bea's lazy eye is her left eye, but in the next scene her right eye becomes the lazy one.
Grampa: Out of my way, I got a date with an angel.
Jasper: You don't know how right you are, Abe.
Jasper: I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this, but Bea passed away last night.
Grampa: Oh no.
Jasper: It was her ticker. The doctor said her left ventricle burst.
Grampa: No, Jasper. They may say she died from a burst ventricle, but I know she died of a broken heart.
Bea: So, um, (Clears throat) tell me about yourself.
Grampa: Uh, widower, one son, one working kidney. And you?
Bea: Widowed, bad hip and liver disorder.
(Homer at a Krusty Burger drive thru.)
Homer: A double cheeseburger, onion rings, large strawberry shake, and, for God's sakes, hurry!
Grampa: Oh, Lisa, what makes you think you deserve all that money?
Lisa: I don't deserve it, Grampa. No one here does. The people who deserve it are on the streets, and they're in the slums. They're little children who need more library books and families who can't make ends meet. Of course, if you really wanted to, you could buy me a pony.
Grampa: You're right!
Lisa: I'll name her Princess, and I'll ride her every day!
(Grampa comes home and forgives Homer.)
Grampa: Sonny boy!
(The two hug.)
Grampa: Is there room at your table for a foolish old man?
Homer: Well, sure! Eh, we'll have to move a chair in from the den. But it's no problem. Bart!
(Grampa rides a roller coaster alone.)
Grampa: I miss Bea.
(Bea's ghost appears in the seat next to Grampa.)
Bea: I miss you too.
Grampa: (Screams in fright)
Bea: Oh, Abraham, calm down. I'm not here to scare you. They've got me haunting a family in Texas.
(Grampa mourns Bea alone in his room.)
Lionel Hutz: It was a beautiful service, wasn't it, Mr. Simpson?
Grampa: (Yells) Who the hell are you?
Lionel Hutz: Lionel Hutz, attorney-at-law! I'm the executor of Beatrice Simmons' estate. Mr. Simpson, Bea was a wealthy woman and, surprise, surprise, she left everything to you.
Lionel Hutz: There is one catch. You must spend one night in…a haunted house!
Lionel Hutz: (Chuckles) Just kidding, just kidding.
(At Bea's funeral.)
Homer: I can't tell you how sorry I am, Dad.
Grampa: (Sarcastically) Is someone talking to me? I didn't hear anything.
Homer: Oh no! Dad's lost his hearing!
Grampa: Eh, what are you, uh, doing tonight?
Bea: Sitting alone in my room.
Grampa: (Disappointed) Oh, well, if you've got plans already--
Bart: Ya know, Grampa kinda smells like that trunk in the garage where the bottom's all wet.
Lisa: Nuh-uh. He smells more like a photo lab.
Homer: Stop it, both of you! Grampa smells like a regular old man, which is more like a hallway in a hospital.
Marge: Homer, that's terrible! We should be teaching the children to treasure the elderly. You know, we'll be old someday.
Homer: (Gasps) My God, you're right, Marge! You kids won't put me in a home like I did to my dad, would ya?
Homer: (Screams) Marge, what do we do!?
(At the casino)
Grampa: Put it all on 41. (To Homer) I've got a feeling about that number.
Roulette Operator: The wheel only goes to 36, sir.
Grampa: Okay, put it all on 36! (To Homer) I've got a feeling about that number.
Audrey Meadows is best known as Alice Kramden on the Honeymooners that aired in the 1950s with Jackie Gleason.
This is the only episode in Season Two where Hank Azaria is given a starring credit. It was added because he voices so many characters on the show, they wanted to make sure the fans knew they weren't leaving people out on purpose. Azaria wasn't officially hired as a star of the show until Season Three.
The entire idea behind Bea's name came from a simple name mix-up that's only hinted to in the script. It was chosen as Simmons so it would be close to Abe's name, and that her name only began with a B while his had an A.
This is the only episode of The Simpsons where the voice actors and the characters they play are credited simultaneously.
Blackboard Joke: I will not grease the monkey bars.
Couch Gag: The family rushes in, only to find Grampa sleeping on the couch. They accidentally wake him up and startle him.
First Appearance: Professor Frink, Krusty Burger
Plato's Casino Resort is a parody of the famous casino resort chain Caesar's Palace.
Road Sign: State Line 1 Mi. Casino 1Mi, 1 Ft.
This road sign is a parody of a real one located in Wendover, Utah. The city itself is half in the state of Utah, and the other half in Nevada. The Utah side is run down and barely populated, while the Nevada side is all business and casinos.
The entire concept of Dr. Marvin Monroe's "Monroe Box" is a parody of the "Skinner Box" created by Behavioral Psychologist, B.F. Skinner.
The shot of Grampa in a coffeeshop is taken from an Edward Hopper painting, Nighthawks.
Grampa: Is there room at your table for a foolish old man?
This line is taken from the Charles Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol.
The scene where Bea and Grampa eat their pills seductively is a parody of a similar scene from the 1963 film Tom Jones.
If I Had a Million
This episode's ending, in which Grampa uses his money to fix up the Springfield Retirement Castle, is similar to the ending of the 1932 film If I Had a Million.
Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
The scenes where Springfield residents make their pitches for how to spend Grampa's money is loosely based on the 1936 film Mr. Deeds Goes To Town.
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