Marge's lipstick disappears when she asks the kids to be quiet.
The song played at the credits is "Pipeline," the most notable version recorded by "The Ventures."
During the surfing squence, Jasper's left leg is probably his real leg but in "Who Shot Mr. Burns, Part 2" his left leg was wooden.
Homer as the dog salesman looked remarkably like Guy Incognito from 'Fear of Flying'
When Homer drives off on Bart they're is a purple octopus in the corner of the window, and when you see Mrs. Hiburt it is gone.
Homer's shirt didn't have buttons until he was given the beer, and the buttons disappear afterwards.
When Homer and Bart are arrested, they are still in costume, but when they are driven to the police station, they were dressed normally.
When Homer says he still has his job "at the sweepstakes place," the CC reads, "with the prize patrol."
The "Russians" in the episode weren't cursing or even speaking Russian.
When the "FBI" agent says, "Yes, fraud," the closed-captioning reads, "That's right."
This episode was rated TV-PG.
When the magician gives Homer a beer, his shirt was showing his stomach; but when they show Homer again, Homer's shirt was buttoned.
(Marge is more focused on her Long Island iced tea than the magic show)
Lisa: Mom, you're missing a great show!
Marge: You don't know what I'm missing.
Homer: Lies got us into this mess, Son. From now on, it's honesty all the way.
Marge: You were carjacked … in the church parking lot?!
Homer: Absolutely. We had stopped in for a quick prayer, when -- Bart, would you call him a crazy man?
Bart: Definitely … well, crazy about carjacking.
Lisa: What did he look like?
Homer: Um … let's see … he was … foreign … and he had…
Bart: Wild, bushy hair -- like an animal!
Lisa: Anything else?
Homer: Well, he seemed like a loner -- kept to himself, mostly.
Bart: And, he said if we went to the cops, he'd come back for Maggie.
Marge: (gasps) Oh, dear! We don't want that!
Homer: Any who, the whole nightmare has really made us sleepy. Let's hit the hay.
Bart: Why are we still grifting? The car's paid for; doesn't that balance out the universe?
Homer: In a way, but I also remembered some other stuff, like my bike that was stolen in third grade. Plus the baldness.
Bart: Okay, I'm sold.
Lisa: I don't know, Mom, I think they're up to something.
Marge: Sure looks that way, but at least Bart and Homer are spending quality time together.
Lisa: It that a Long Island iced tea?
Marge: Oh, this? Hmm, I think it is! (Drinks it) You're a pretty girl. (Pats Lisa's face)
Kent: Oh, excuse me.
Bart: (pretending to be blind) What happened? Where's my cake? It's alright, isn't it?
Homer: What have you done, you clumsy little ox?! That cake was for your deaf sister!
Kent: Sir, it was my fault--
Homer: No, no. Don't protect him. (to Bart) You'll work off that cake in the acid mines!
Kent: Oh, no, no! I'll pay for the cake.
Marge: What are you doing? Why are you frosting that old throw pillow?
Homer: I could ask you the very same question.
Marge: Mmm ... should I just back out of the room?
Homer: Would you?
Bart: But wouldn't that make us con artists?
Homer: Well, yeah, but … God conned me out of 6,500 bucks in car repairs.
Bart: So … in a way, we'd just be balancing out the universe.
Homer: There you go! We'd be stealing from people we know! It's just like the seasons!
Bart: Sounds good. Want to eat my fat?
Homer: I think you know the answer to that. (gulps down Bart's steak fat)
Homer: Come on, pony up, Flanders. The kid's not turning tricks for nothing.
Ned: Oh, no. I could never support the black arts.
Homer: Black arts?!
Ned: Yeah, you know, magic, fortune telling, oriental cooking…
Questo: And for the lady, a Long … Island iced tea.
(pulls the drink out of his jacket and sets it in front of Marge)
Marge: Oh, they ought to call that a "Large" Island iced tea! (only she laughs) No, "Long" is better.
Lisa: Are you really gonna to drink that?
Marge: Well, maybe a sip; I don't want to offend our mentalist.
Questo: (thinking) If she doesn't like it, I'll just die!
Questo: Hello, I'm Questo. I'll be your waiter and mentalist for this evening. I'm receiving a drink order… something foamy… is it a bee--
Homer: Beer! Yes! How did you know? (Homers stomach bursts from his shirt onto the table)
Homer: Let's all hit the hay.
Marge: It's 10 in the morning.
Homer: I guess you haven't heard of chloroform.
Magician: I'm Diablo. What's your name?
Diablo: Okay, Marge, and who's that gentleman you're with?
Marge: That's no gentleman, that's my husband.
Lisa: Wow, Mom got a laugh!
Bart: I wish she drank every day.
Bart: That's not an FBI badge!
Homer: Colgate Cavity Patrol!? Awww...
Abe: Call me Mint Jelly, 'cause I'm on the lamb.
Ralph: (covered in fake blood) I look like cable TV!
Homer: A good son would come through for his dad.
Bart: Yeah, and a good dad wouldn't miss his son's Little League games!
Homer: I told you, I find them boring.
Bart: Well, I showed up for all your stupid interventions!
Bart: Dad, you gotta buy me that magic kit!
Homer: (Ushering Bart out of the store) I would son but we already left the gift shop--
(He realizes they've walked into the gift shop extension.)
Marge: How was the magic show?
Homer: What in the hell are you talking about? Oh, right, the magic! The magic was great. It's really the way to go.
Lisa: How'd you do your act? You left your magic kit here.
Bart: Or so it would seem!
Blackboard Joke: The nurse is not dealing.
Couch Gag: The couch is underwater. The family wearing scuba gear swim to their usual places on the couch, the camera pulls back revealing they are in a fishbowl.
Bart's book, A Child's Garden of Cons, has a similar title to Robert Louis Stevenson's book A Child's Garden of Verses.
The title of this episode is probably a reference to the title of the 1981 Muppet film called The Great Muppet Caper.
Kent Brockman: Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow.
Kent Brockman says this phrase, used by various anchors on the "Weekend Update" segment of Saturday Night Live over the years.
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