In Grampa's flashback, Homer is six and Chief Wiggum is an adult, but he and Homer are seen to be around the same age in "The Way We Weren't".
Lisa: Grampa, why is the saddest story you ever told the only one that ever made sense?
Bart: Your stories have endings?
Grampa: Uh huh, all my stories have endings now! They've been putting something in my Jell-o down at the home.
Show Title: Homer as Santa Claus on his sleigh which is pulled by Snowball II and Santa's Little Helper and pushed by Stampy the Elephant from behind with Homer shouting "Ho, ho, ho!"
Billboard, Chalkboard, and Couch Gags: None.
To Sir, with Love
The title of this episode is a play on the above-titled 1967 movie which starred Sidney Poitier as an black teacher of an entirely white student body of a high school in a slum area of London, England.