When the inspector opens the book "Go Dog Go," the front cover is on the back.
Marge: Wow, your first day at the new school! Lisa, have fun. Bart, don't!
(Lisa sneaks backstage in a catering tray)
Alaska Nebraska: I am so tired of fans in my food.
Marge: Please, just stay there until Bart graduates from high school.
Homer: Ohhh, that's another 20 or 30 years!
Blackboard Joke: None.
Couch Gag: The family, all donning togas, take their seats at a roman arena (a la The Colosseum) and cheer on the violence. Bart proudly snags a decapitated head that goes flying into the crowd.
Marge samples Science Water and its flavors which is a parody of Vitamin Water and its flavors.
Alaska Nebraska is a parody of teen singer and pop star Miley Cryus's alter ego Hannah Montana.
No Country for Old Men
The city inspector is a parody of Anton Chigurh (played by Javier Bardem) from the 2007 film No Country for Old Men.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Lisa says, "Tis better to have learned and lost than never to have learned at all," which is a slight alteration of Tennyson's well-known line, "Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." The line is from Tennyson's epic poem In Memoriam, written after the premature death of his close friend Arthur Henry Hallam.
Wizards of Waverly Place
The title of this episode is also a play on Disney Channel's original series Wizards of Waverly Place.
Beverly Hills 90210
The title of this episode is a play on the title of the Aaron Spelling TV series Beverly Hills 90210.
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