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Other dogs in Santa's Little Helper's race include: Whirlwind, Quadruped, Dog O' War, Fido and Chew My Shoe.
Marge parks in section ZZ in the mall parking lot.
Lisa requests a pony 6 times on her Christmas list.
Goof: In the scene where Marge thanks Homer for Santa's Little Helper, during one of Homer's lines, the background behind Marge and Homer appears upside down.
The Springfield Shopper gives the Christmas pageant 3 and a half stars; as seen on a sign outside of Springfield Elementary for the annual Christmas pageant.
Goof: When Marge tells Homer to close his eyes as she takes out the money jar, her necklace is red. When she takes it out of her hair in the next shot, the necklace is white.
Goof: When Marge tells Homer that the Christmas money is gone, he is standing in front of the kitchen. But when the camera cuts to Marge, she is the one standing in front of the kitchen.
Goof: Lewis changes skin color from dark to light, when Milhouse dares Bart to sit on Santa's lap.
Goof: When Bart and Homer return with Santa's Little Helper, a single frame of Maggie sliding off Marge's lap was misplaced.
When Bart declares "kwyjibo" during the Scrabble game, he says it is worth 22 points. However, if it were an actual word, then it would be worth 26 points before any double and triple letter and word scores were considered (K=5, W=4, Y=4, J=8, I=1, B=3, O=1).
There is a picture of Bart on the wall adjacent to one of Albert Einstein in Dr. Pryor's office.
Marcia Wallace's name is misspelled "Marsha" in the closing credits.
The opera the Simpson family heads out to see is the famous Carmen.
In Bart's new advanced classroom, some of the books on the shelf include: Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, Dante's Inferno, Crime and Punishment, Plato, Babylonian Myths, Homer's Odyssey and Homer's The Iliad.
Bart's graffiti of Principal Skinner is shown later in the episode, after Bart has moved on to the "gifted children" school. The graffiti is now roped off, with a sign in front of it that reads, "'The Principal' by Bart Simpson I.Q. 216."
Bart's permanent record takes up a whole drawer.
* Cr -- Dl
* Em -- Kl
* Ty -- Cz
* Simpson, Bart
* Zs -- Ds
All of the words on the Scrabble board (with the exception of Bart's "kwyjibo") are very simple, consisting of two or three letters. However, their positions change between turns, while additional words appear out of nowhere: for instance, when Homer declares "do" and Lisa declares "id", we see "me", "my" and "arm", none of which are present when Marge declares "he".
Waylon Smithers was mistakenly animated in this episode and appears as an African American, this was corrected and in all other episodes he appears with his intended skin color.
Homer pens his suicide note on "Dumb Things I Gotta Do Today" stationery.
Going to the Nuclear Power Plant the children pass the Springfield Toxic Waste Dump, the Springfield Tire Yard (which is not on fire as of yet), the Springfield State Prison, and Springfield Elementary School.
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Classics, Sitcoms, quotable, dysfuntional families, lazy father figure