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In this episode Principal Skinner's mother blames him for fouling up her chances for Olympic gold by kicking the pole vault bar while he was in the womb. This conflicts with the season 9 episode "The Principal and the Pauper" in which it's revealed that Principal Skinner's real name is actually Armin Tamzarian and that he has no genetic relation to his "mother" Agnes Skinner.
According to this episode, Homer's Springfield driver license reads:
742 Evergreen Terrace
Sex: M Hair: N Eyes: Blk
Ht: 6 Wt: 270
The music which was played during the passage where Homer offers too much presents to his family is "Italian Symphony " from Mendelssohn.
The Wilhelm Scream is heard repeatedly when Mr. Burns kills the soldiers on the Funtendo Zii video game.
At the Springfield Orphanage, the sign on the front of the building says "Adopt American." Also, there is a sign on the wall behind the front desk which says "Love The One You Get."
"El Barto" is written on the side of the court house Lion Statue that has a "No Parking" sign.
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.
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