This is the first mention of Springfield having a pro football team; previous episodes show Springfield bidding to get an expansion team (Million Dollar Abie), or blowing off the Arizona Cardinals who were gauging interest in relocating to the area (A Tale of Two Springfields). In addition, in the Season 20 episode Coming to Homerica, Milhouse referred to Springfield as being "...Tennessee Titans country".
Several times during this episode, there are mentions of a beverage created by golfing legend Arnold Palmer. The beverage is a mixture of lemonade and iced tea and is named for its creator. The day this episode premiered Arnold Palmer died, just fifteen days after his 87th birthday.
Although this episode takes place in mid-February, the calendar on the Simpson freezer shows a month with 30 days with the first on a Thursday. The last such month was November 2012; the next is September 2016.
Homer earns 2,000 Drachmas washing dishes at the Greek diner, which Marge tells him is worth 0 dollars. This is not true; it equals about $6.34.
The theater marquis advertising a show titled Lafayette: The Musical is a tribute to the victims of a brutal terrorist attack that occurred on November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. A group of terrorists from the organization known as ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) simultaneously attacked a restaurant, a concert hall and soccer stadium killing over 100 people. The worst attack in Paris since World War II. The symbol next to the title of the musical is an inverted Peace sign. When the Peace sign is turned upside down, it looks similar to the Eifel Tower in Paris.
The name of the Flanders' dog, Mahershalalhashbaz, is taken from the Bible; specifically, Isaiah 8:1. It is the longest word in The Old Testament.
The pixel opening sequence was designed by Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon, who were pictured in the end credits sequence. The sequence music was done by Jeremy Dower, who was not pictured apparently with the "excuse" that his wife is having a baby at the time.
Hans Moleman was once mayor of Springfield.
When Bart looks at his clock prior to his flashback, it reads 12:13 AM. However, two scenes later Moe says that its one minute until Christmas.
When Moe is singing on the karaoke machine, there is no wallet sitting on the stool. However, after the machine shuts down, Moe finds a wallet right next to him.
Bart's birthday is February 23.
Featured music in this episode: Hell Is for Children by Pat Benatar.
After Lovejoy's daughter, who is Jessica comes Michael D'Amico who Chalmers calls him Fat Tony's nephew. But in "The Mook, The Chef, The Wife and her Homer" Michael is really Fat Tony's son.
This episode's production code (SABF13) can be seen on Bart's Moving On profile.
Goof: When the older Milhouse is first seen 35 years in the future, shots alternate from him having gray hair to having blue hair.
Goof: When Sideshow Bob tells the Simpsons of how he became chief scientist of the Monsarno Corporation, the flashback scene displays a credits sign indicating that the research was funded by Mike Nesmith and Mickey Dolenz, two members of the 1960's music group, the Monkees. However, (Micky) Dolenz's first name is spelled without the "e".
At the falconry contest, Bart releases 8 falcons which, along with the falcon belonging to Diggs, totals 9 birds. However, despite this, moments later, there are 12 falcons flying away to "freedom".
I don't know how to get in touch with a moderator for the simpsons but...you have Diggs and The Man Who Grew Too Much in the wrong spots...Diggs aired first, which makes it episode 12 of season 25. It is NOT episode 13.
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When the fbi agent shoots the laptop, he clearly shoots the keyboard but the screen has a hole as well.
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