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This is the first episode to show Moe's feelings toward Marge.
According to Homer, Marge dyes her hair.
Students in Homer's class include Carl, Apu, Sideshow Mel, Smithers, Principal Skinner, Mrs. Krabappel, Lionel Hutz, Willy, Otto, Barney Princess Kashmir.
Students in Lenny's class include Otto, Willy, Jasper, Grampa, Captain McAllister, Hans Moleman, and the Old Jewish Man.
The classes at the Adult Education Annex are:
- "Turn A Man Into Putty In Your Hands" taught by Patty & Selma
- "Funk Dancing For Self-Defense" by Moe
- "How To Chew Tobacco" by Lenny
- "How To Eat An Orange" by Hans Moleman
- "Secrets of a Successful Marriage" by Homer Simpson
Goof: Homer tells the family that Lenny said he was slow, when in fact it was Carl.
The Itchy & Scratchy cell that Bart buys is limited edition of 800,000.
Troy McClure appears on IBN, the Impulse Buying Network.
The animation cell rolled in cardboard has DO NOT ROLL stamped on it.
The sign at Springfield Community Center reads: "Today: Senior Citizens Swing Dance; Tomorrow: Cat Spay-A-Thon"
Homer, Marge, Grampa & Mrs. Bouvier dine at P. Piggly Hogswine's Super-Smorg.
The sign outside the church reads: "Private Wedding; Please Worship Elsewhere"
Mrs. Bouvier resides at ''Hal Roach Apartments - Retirement Living in the Heart of the Cemetary District''.
A tape recorder can be seen between the floors of the Simpson home.
Matt Groening is the court-appointed artist.
Other purely coincidental parallels between German-accented and occasionally miscast action film star Rainier Wolfcastle and Arnold Schwarzenegger, revealed in this episode:
- Both have wives named Maria.
- Both drive a Humvee.
When Bart is running away from Principal Skinner, one of the scenes is of Bart running down a hill, which was cut directly from episode 4-1, "Kamp Krusty."
This is the first episode to feature Bart's "Lil Bastard" prank kit.
The episode plot is similar to that of "Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
There is "El Barto" graffitti outside the courthouse.
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Classics, Sitcoms, quotable, dysfuntional families, lazy father figure