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In the scene where Milhouse is fantasizing about the biggest prankster's sidekick, the giant sidekick has e^(ipi)+1=0 on it. This is Euler's identity, a famous formula in mathematics and physics.
Upcoming pranks spotted on Bart's bullentin board:
Night of a Thousand Skunks
Who Let The Dogs In?
Tora Tora, Toilet
I love the M-80's
Untitled Skateboard Project
Operation Gumbo Drop
At the end of "Don't Have A Cow, Mankind", Homer is still a muncher despite everyone is cured and are eating the food that Bart is serving.
According to this episode, Helen Lovejoy is Lisa's godmother.
Goof: You can see Barney is not only at the wrestling place, screaming "We've been here for hours!", but seconds later you can see him at Moe's.
The cellphones the kids had are still on their desk after Edna confiscates them. They are seen shortly before disappearing again.
According to this episode, Ned's "Viza" card number is 4110 0122 3344 5590 and expired 5/1/05.
According to this episode, Edna Krabappel's home address is 82 Evergreen Terrace, Apt. 13, Springfield
This is the second episode in which Matt Groening, creator of the show, has guest starred as himself. He is seen loading his truck with Bongo Comics, his own line of comic books.
At the gates of Ginormous Pictures, posters advertise the following movies: Episode VII: The Apology, Alvin & The Chipmunks 3: Gettin' Rabies!, Welcome Back Potter and Fat Suit staring Eddie Murphy.
This is one of the rare episodes where they censor strong cusses with a bleep sound.
Music from this episode:
"Sing, Sing, Sing" by Louis Prima, recorded by Benny Goodman (played while Springfield is building the wall)
This episode aired on Norwegian Constitution Day, (17th of May) which may go to explain the abundance of Norwegian culture featured in this episode as well as the Norwegian flag appearance at the end.
Sign behind Kent Brockman when announcing the food-poisoning epidemic in Springfield: SPEW-NAMI.
The music playing during Maggie's story is the Second Movement of Beethovan's 9th Symphony.
The picture that Maggie draws on the wall in the final scene is Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night".
In the Macbeth parody, no one seems to care that Marge says "Macbeth" in the theater, despite the fact that doing so is taboo.
When the inspector opens the book "Go Dog Go," the front cover is on the back.
This episode marks the first usage of the grounding, since Fraudcast News in Season 15. It would also be the first of four references towards being grounded over the course of Seasons 20 and 21. The other episodes include Waverly Hills 9021-Doh, The Devil wore Nada, and Postcards from the Wedge. The latter episode would ultimately feature the series' first ever true grounding, and the first to stand for the rest of the episode.
Goof: At the beginning of the episode the letters fall off the school that say "Springfield Elementary School". Three "n's" hit Willie in the head and land on the ground sideways representing "z's" when they knock him out. But there aren't enough "n's" in the school title to accomplish this.
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