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When the camera pulls back into outer space, it passes by a small asteroid, with Leela and Fry from Futurama standing on it. The way Fry is standing on the small asteroid is reminiscent of the cover of the book "The Little Prince".
The people on the island in the TV show "Stranded" find a message written in an alien language on a rock. The alien language is that which is used in Futurama, and the message says "WATCH FUTURAMA THURSDAY AT 10"
With Brent Spiner's guest appearance, this episode marks the second time a former cast member of Star Trek: The Next Generation has made a guest appearance. The first time was the season six episode "Homer the Great," which featured a guest appearance by Patrick Stewart.
When Mona starts the movie showing the flashback to Homer's past, the old-style film countdown leader ends with "1." Real-life film leader countdowns usually do not show "1," in most cases they stop right at "2" (though some earlier leaders stopped at "3".)
The Simpsons' dream spoofs/parodies Inception movie.
Smither uses a gun to take out the sentry guns like in Portal game series.
In this episode, it's learned that Marge's birthday is March 19th.
Music: Scala & Kolacny Brothers' cover of Radiohead's Creep (also heard in The Social Network).
In 2 pictures, Lisa is seen with lesbian partners.
Sideshow Bob is depicted as dead for the second time this season, the first being in the (admittedly non-canon) "Treehouse of Horror XXII".
It would appear that Lisa turned goth but than went to dress up as Sailor Moon.
Even though, according to Ned, Edna has been 'accidentally killed' by Homer before this episode, she is still in the list of people who want to 'friend' Lisa.
When Lisa sees the "Google" type she says it's Dr. Seuss' birthday. However it's Christmas time and Dr Seuss' birthday was March 2nd.
In the view of London of the future, Daleks from "Doctor Who" can be seen as policemen on the streets.
Despite Maggie being the most famous singer of her generation, her voice is never heard in the episode.
Bart has married (and divorced) his high school girlfriend Jenda, who was previously seen in the sixteenth season episode "Future-Drama".
This is the second time adult Maggie does not talk, the first time was back in "Lisa's Wedding".
The three smoking dinosaurs in a room (a purple, a green and an yellow one), which can be seen backstage when Lisa and Homer are chasing the "author" actress, is a replica of Gary Larson's comic: Why dinosaurs became extinct.
David Bowie's song "Golden Years" plays in the last scene and during the end credits.
Marge show Homer the newspaper where Homer's enemies are killed, but the second victim is Side Show Bob while the real victim is Snake.
Sherry and Terry's father looks different from how he looked back in "Homer's Odyssey".
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