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The look of Blarney Castle is very accurately represented from both the outside and inside (It's basically just a shell), however, one important detail is wrong: Tourists are lowered on their backs to kiss the Blarney Stone with their heads hanging upside down.
Items on Grampa's "Things I Want to Do Before I Die" list:
Pitch in the Negro Leagues
See the Chrysler Building
Have one more beer at O'Flanagan's Pub
Get cheated by an Irishman
Aggravate my son
See NBC go under
Find my keys
During the couch gag, Sideshow Bob enters the Cheers pub. This is a nod to Kelsey Grammer who voices him, as Kelsey began playing "Frasier" in the Cheers which led to the spin-off.
The address on the Blue Umbrella Insurance letter at the beginning of the episode is "100 Balloon Payment Blvd."
People spotted on the "Springfield Wall of Fame" are: Diamond Joe Quimby, Rainier Wolfcastle, C.M. Burns, The Springfield Strangler, Duffman, Krusty, Hank Scorpio, Troy McClure, Bumblebee Man, Bill and Marty, Artie Ziff, Sideshow Bob, Poochie, Mr. Teeny, Itchy and Scratchy, Drederick Tatum, Bleeding Gums Murphy, Paul Yield, Chazz Busby, Gabbo, Lurleen Lumpkin, Principal Skinner, El Barto, Homer Simpson, Butthead, Fat Tony, Harry Plopper and Vance Conner.
The food prices have gone down in the new HD-intro.
The total is now $486.52 ($847.63 in the old intro).
Maggie is worth $243.26, as much as the other items together.
Music Featured in this Episode
"Rock the Boat" by The Hues Corporation
"Jive Talkin'" by The Bee Gees
During the new HD title sequence The Simpsons family has a HDTV. But during the episode, they still have the old TV set.
The band Fall Out Boy plays the closing theme song for this episode.
The instructor in Lisa and Juliet's art class is reading a book titled Sell Your Junk on eBay.
Music from this episode
"Amazing Grace" (Groundskeeper Willie plays it on his bagpipes while mourning for the deceased bees)
"Hip Hop Hooray" by Naughty By Nature (played during the gorilla mascot scene)
"Sea of Love" by The Honeydrippers (when the queen bee is being introduced to the Africanized bees)
Lisa's MyTunes username is "JazzGal62."
As spoken, Homer's message to Lisa was, "Dear Lisa, you make me so happy. Really, really, really happy. Sorry, he told me I needed a hundred-and-forty-four letters. What was my point again? Oh, right. Bouvier or Simpson, I cherish you." For the record this little speech has 147 letters, not 144.
The words in Lisa's Hopscotch Crossword are: justice, happier, vegan, rebel, practicing, over, think, PTA, cerebral, rights, saxophone, playtime, lemonade, paradox, Jimbo, recess, Ralph, overachiever, recital, Krabappel, uniter, PhysEd, phenomena, and tree.
Just after Bart says "Speaking of San Francisco people mover--" the show cuts to Homer at gay club helping Grady break up. During this transition the following can be seen on the screen for a split second:
Film Roman Fix
Music From This Episode
"Word Up" by Cameo (played during Lisa's cross-word competition)
"Cherish" by David Cassidy (plays after Homer wins Lisa back at the end of the episode)
Lenny's license plate number is "DUI GUY".
Music From This Episode
"Limbo Rock" by Chubby Checker (during the limbo scene)
Alternate titles for "Untitled Robot Parody" include: Morf Transers, Trans Morfers, and Snort Farmers.
All the characters shown in the title sequence of "How to Get Ahead in Dead-Vertising" are: Marge, Patty, Selma, Edna, Grampa, Mona, Homer, Lurleen Lumpkin, Ruth Powers, Maggie, Rod, Ned, Maude, Todd, Medicine Woman(from The Simpsons Movie), Spiderpig, Lisa, Agnes Skinner, and Amber(from "Viva Ned Flanders") and Lindsay Neagle.
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Classics, Sitcoms, quotable, dysfuntional families, lazy father figure