Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Bart's Dog Gets an F
Old Money


  • The title of the episode refers to an earlier Simpsons episode: "Bart Gets an "F"". This title would be later reused for other episodes such as "Bart Gets a "Z""
  • The first-person sequences with echoic whispers is a reference to the Friday the 13th series.
  • When Marge and Lisa touch their fingers together, it is a reference to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and the theme to the movie plays in the background as well.


  • When Santa's Little Helper is chewing on the remote changing the channels, Kent Brockman is shown talking about a woman hunt is out with a picture of Lucille Botzcowski, showing that she is still on the run after "Some Enchanted Evening".
  • Another clip during Santa's Little Helper's channel-surfing shows Troy McClure hosting "I Can't Believe They Invented It!", voiced by Dan Castellaneta instead of his regular voice actor, Phil Hartman.
  • This is the first time Santa's Little Helper eats a bug, the second being "American History X-cellent".
  • Lisa wears her teal nightgown instead of her usual red dress throughout the episode (due to staying home from school because of the mumps).
  • The Family Quilt depicts certain events from history
    • King Tabacco - the discovery of Tobacco
    • A woman hunting a Buffalo - the Oregon Trail
    • A soldier getting shot - the Civil War
    • A line graph going down with the year 1929 - the 1929 stock market crash which led to the Great Depression.
  • In the end, it says that Santa's Little Helper bit Bart but Homer didn't mind. This incident actually happens in the episode Stop or My Dog Will Shoot! and they make a huge deal about it.
  • Dogs do not see in black and white.

Season 1 Season 2 References/Trivia Season 3
Bart Gets an "F"Simpson and DelilahTreehouse of Horror (aka "The Simpsons Halloween Special") • Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every FishDancin' HomerDead Putting SocietyBart vs. ThanksgivingBart the DaredevilItchy & Scratchy & MargeBart Gets Hit by a CarOne Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue FishThe Way We WasHomer vs. Lisa and the 8th CommandmentPrincipal CharmingOh Brother, Where Art Thou?Bart's Dog Gets an FOld MoneyBrush with GreatnessLisa's SubstituteThe War of the SimpsonsThree Men and a Comic BookBlood Feud
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