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Groundskeeper Willie is seen reading a Weekly Reader magazine.
While Mr. Burns is walking in the twilight following the town meeting, comments made and shots shown reveal who is missing and leads the viewer to believe that they are prime suspects:
-Carl says that Smithers left his jacket behind.
-Otto states that Skinner left his mother behind.
-Marge doesn't know the whereabouts of Bart, Lisa, Homer, and Grampa.
-Grampa's buried gun has been dug up in the front yard.
Grampa's gun is an old Smith and Wesson.
Mr. Burns is dressed as Jimbo Jones when he tries to convince Skinner to give the oil money to the nuclear plant.
The students and faculty make the following suggestions for spending the oil money:
- Groundskeeper Willie: Crystal bucket for his slop water, a brand new filthy blanket.
- Lunchlady Doris: A new staff
- Lisa: A jazz program for the music department with Tito Puente as the instructor.
- Ralph: Chocolate microscopes
- Otto: Double guitars
- Principal Skinner: More rubber stamps
- Bart: Bring the Three Stooges back to life. (This idea was rejected)
When Mr. Burns collapses onto the sundial, you can see the gun is missing from the holster inside his suit.
Mr. Burns is said to be 104 years old. This age is inconsistant throughout the series.
Shelbyville Daily's motto: "Once a week, every week."
Shelbyville appears to be Springfield's parallel universe. There is a "Speed-E-Mart" (instead of "Kwik-E-Mart"), a "Joe's" (instead of "Moe's"), and Shelbyville Elementary School has a female Willie.
The citizens of Shelbyville drink Fudd beer. This is the same beer sold at the "Beer 'N' Brawl" bar where Homer discovers Lurleen Lumpkin, in the season three episode "Colonel Homer."
Magazines at the newstand:
- Sponge and Vaccum
- Bear Bater Magazine
- Rock Jumper: The Magazine For People Who Like To Jump From Rock To Rock
- Mosh Pitter
- Danger Liker
- Cliff Biker Magazine
- Glass Eater Magazine
Sign at Jebediah Springfield Park:
8:00 Medfly Spraying
8:15 Springfield Pops
8:30 Spraying: 2nd Pass
Goof: In the scene where Snake is being arrested, Chief Wiggum's hair is black. Later on in another scene, it's blue. Towards the end of the show his hair is black again.
Goof: When Marge pulls her station wagon into the garage, the car is blue instead of the regular red.
Goof: The first time Bleeding Gums's spirit appears, he's entirely gray, except for the tongue, which is red. When he re-appears, his tongue is also gray.
Music From This Episode
"Jazz Man" performed by Yeardley Smith -based upon Carole King's song of the same name- (Lisa and the spirit of "Bleeding Gums" play this song after his record is played on the radio)
During his career "Bleeding Gums" Murphy received his big break on Steve Allen's Tonight Show appeared on The Cosby Show, released his first and only album entitled Sax on the Beach and loses all his money after developing a $1,500 a day fabriche egg habit.
Sign seen at radio station: "KJAZZ: 152 Americans can't be wrong!"
Sadly, yet ironically, four guest stars from this episode passed away. They are Ron Taylor, Steve Allen, Phil Hartman, and Doris Grau.
Krabappel tells Skinner that the only books they have are ones that were banned by other schools. Those books were:
- Tek War by William Shatner
- "Theory of Evolution" by Charles Darwin
- "Sexus" by Henry Miller
- "40 Years of Playboy" by Hugh Hefner
- Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman
- Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
- The Satanic Verses (Junior Illustrated Edition) by Salman Rushdie
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