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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".
When Ned sees Edna in the window, he mentions that they have never been properly introduced, even though in episode 14, season 11 they went out on a date shortly after his wife passed away.
The children in the band seen at 15 seconds in are also sitting in the bleachers.
At the end of the episode when the bus begins to fall off the bridge backwards, Otto makes a reference to the 2010 film "Inception", when he says, "Maybe it'll fall into the water slowly like in Inception."
In the hidden classroom, there's a poster at the lounge section that has the Element symbols of Water, Earth, Air and Fire from Avatar: The Last Airbender
Near the end of the episode Cregg Demon mentions he was going "to go back to Canada and run for Parliament". Ironically, when this episode first aired Canadian politicians were in the middle of a federal elections campaign. The writers could also be mocking Canadian Liberal Party Prime Ministerial candidate Michael Ignatieff, who had not lived in Canada for decades before returning in 2005 due to the possibility that he could become the Prime Minister. He is currently running in the 2011 election.
The fictitious name Ima Wiener that Bart texted to Moe with a cell phone in a prank call is in fact the same prank name that Bart used against Russ Cargill in "The Simpsons Movie".
Walter Hotenhoffer claims to be Augustus Gloop of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.
The song played when Marge and Homer kiss at the end is an instrumental version of "L'amour est bleu", originally recorded by greek singer Vicky Leandros in 1967.
This episode shows Patty is really a redhead and Selma is a blonde.
After watching the TV show Homer raves about the various producers and especially praises the "Consulting Producer" and during the opening credits (in the hammock scene) it is shown that Dan Castellaneta (who voices Homer) is the Consulting Producer for the show.
Mr. Burns' full name is revealed in this episode to be - Charles Montgomery Plantagenet Schicklgruber Burns.
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