Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others
Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others
Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others
Tab Spangler, Jacques
Marge appears turned into a robot (in Homer's fantasy), just like it was announced in "Gump Roast".
We learn Bart is allergic to cauliflower in this episode.
Spangler: Wake up, fatties! Stop dreaming about butter! Dream calories are real calories!
Homer: Marge, can you cut back on your makeup budget?
Marge: But I already use crayons for lipstick and fireplace soot for eyeliner.
Homer: So that's where my soot went.
Homer: Little kids aren't supposed to have heart attacks! They're supposed to skin their knees, or poke their eyes out, or get smothered by cats!
Spangler: Son, I'm gonna tell you a story about a young man who came here and failed. Well, that is the story. I shouldn't call a sentence a story. Anyway, it's you!
Marge: When people used to ask me how you were doing I said 'at least he's got his health'…now you've got nothing!
Homer: Lisa take a picture of me with all the milkshakes! Come on everybody get in there. Hurry! They're melting.
Kent: Kent Brockman Channel Six News. I gorge on kettle corn during the sports and weather.
Spangler: We know, your side fat's starting to spill over to channel five and seven. I hope you're getting three paychecks.
Spangler: Young man there's something I have to show you. In one hour. We have to drive there. No talking along the way, it'll hurt the drama.
Bart: Can I just--
Spangler: Shh, drama!
Spangler: Come on let's look for your dad. And if we have some time maybe we'll look for mine.
Spangler: Folks you have three weeks left on a non refundable weight loss treatment, so if anybody else in the family wants to use it, use it now.
Homer: But who else needs to lose weight. Maggie, Grampa, my seldom seen half brother Herb?…What are you all looking at me for?
Spangler: Mr. Simpson, you're suffering from PSI. Poor self esteem. That's not I! (yelling) Every sign is wrong!
Dr. Hibbert: Now when Bart goes home he's going to have to follow a program of strict diet and exercise. Dammit, I will not bury another patient!
Marge: Doctor, you're a pediatrician!
Dr. Hibbert: Yeah, but my head's been somewhere else this year...
Ralph: It's fun to obey the machine!
Spangler: What are you eating now?
Spangler: You're a catastrophe. Let me have half of it.
Homer: I don't wanna.
Spangler: I just want the cheese, I don't want the meat. I do want the meat.
Homer: Here's a corner.
Spangler: Let me just bite it, don't rip it! Let me have the whole thing, you'll get some later.
Homer: You're a selfish jerk.
Spangler: I've smelled it, it has to be eaten!
Homer: But it's my burger!
Spangler: I'm driving. I'll kill us!
Homer: Fine, I'd rather die!
Bart: I've learnt that even made up corporate shills can lie to you.
Homer: Did you hear that Foxy, the Fox Network fox!
Marge: Homer, maybe you could ask Mr. Burns for a raise.
Homer: Even better, I'll ask him for my job back!
Homer: Marge, no machine could ever replace you. Why you're th-- or could it? (daydreams) Marge bot I'm ready for some lovin! (end daydream)Why did I give her a gun?
Tab Spangler: Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, your boy is going to need one thing. Tough Luck!
(Points to a sign saying "Tough Luck.")
Marge: Don't you mean "Tough Love?"
Tab Spangler: Tough Love. Of course, this has never made sense! The sign shop guy lied. Stanley! You didn't question the work "luck?" Now look what we've got!
Superintendent Chalmers: It's not my birthday, Seymour. You know I'm a Sagittarius.
Principal Skinner: Really? I'm a Libra. There's a lot of compatibility there.
Superintendent Chalmers: Skinner, be gay on your own time.
Homer: Do the Bart Man! Do the Bart Man!
Homer: Why won't you dance? Dance!
This is the first time we have seen Gil in a while. He was last seen in Bart-Mangled Banner.
Itchy & Scratchy: "Kitty-Kill Condition"
Scratchy decides to visit Itchy the cardiologist. He fills out a form on the many things that have happened to him over the years when Itchy comes in and says they'll start with a stress test. Scratchy starts to run on a treadmill at a normal pace, until Itchy starts turning up the speed. Itchy then hikes it to an uphill incline, and opens up a trap door with alligators waiting to eat Scratchy, only to then have to jump through rings of fire. The screen displays "S.O.S." and flatlines; Scratchy has a heart attack and dies. Itchy then cuts Scratchy's body open and pulls out his heart, which begins to run around the room. Itchy catches up to it, jams it with a stick of dynamite, and sews it back into Scratchy. When Scratchy awakes, Itchy hands him a photo of himself in bed with Scratchy's wife, causing him to have another heart attack. Fast forward to the funeral with Scratchy's family watching over him, and the dynamite finally goes off, killing the family and leaving them in a heap of bones.
When they run through the theme song with Fat Bart, he goes through the side walk. After he passes Jaques, Bleeding Gums Murphy is supposed to be there, since he died in the show, he is not.
This is Albert Brooks's sixth guest appearance on the show and as with some of his other appearances, he is credited on screen as "A. Brooks." He also actually does two voices in the episode. For a brief second when "Fat-Bart" is skateboarding, we here the character of Jacques yell.
Blackboard Joke: None.
Couch Gag: The couch is outdoors but mounted on the end of a catapult. The family members sit in their usual places on the couch, which is then launched by the catapult sending the family off into the distance.
Homer's half-brother Herb is referenced to for the first time since "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?"
You may have to look hard for this one: During the montage where Bart is eating from the veing machines, one of the candies he eats is called "Copkillaz", a play on Ice-T's infamous song "Cop Killer".
Homer: Do the Bart Man! Do the Bart Man!
Homer is referencing Bart Simpsons' rap song "Do the Bartman" from 1991.
Homer: 99 Luftballons
The song that the Germans make Homer dance to for a tip is "99 Luftballons" by the band Nena.
Episode Title: The Heartbroke Kid
The episode's title is a take off of "The Heartbreak Kid," which is the name of several movies, songs and WWE wrestler Shawn Michaels.
n/a: The Shawshank Redemption
When Bart pulls the Krusty poster off his wall to reveal a hole with a stash of candy, this is a parody of the film The Shawshank Redemption.
Rainer Wolfcastle: I'm basking in your pain as I'm robbing you of life.
Rainer says this as he is throwing out ice cream, making reference to Baskin-Robbins ice cream.
Bart: When I raged against the machine, money rolled out!
Bart is making reference to the 90's band Rage Against The Machine.
Spangler: Were not the ghosts of Christams past Bart. They can see us.
Spangler is referring to the famous movie and play "A Christmas Carol."
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