This is the first thanksgiving themed episode in the series.
This is the fourth episode to have Bart's name somewhere in the title.
This is sometimes erroneously titled Bart Versus Thanksgiving.
When Homer says to Bart that if every cartoon character was made as balloons would be a farce, a Bart Simpson balloon appears on the TV and Homer and Bart were oblivious about this. 1990, which was the year this episode was released in, was also the year Bart was made as a balloon for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.
This is the first episode in treating Bart and Lisa's sibling rivalry.
This is the first of four episodes where either Bart or Lisa give each other a kiss. The second is Bart Sells His Soul, the third is Future-Drama, and the fourth is Barthood. In this episode, Lisa kissed Bart on his lips after accepting his apology.
Homer and Bart watch Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. They discuss the Helium balloons modeled after Bullwinkle and Underdog. It should be noted that around the same time the episode premiered, Bart was featured as a balloon in the real parade.
While Homer is watching football, the announcer says the teams are playing in the Pontiac Silverdome, yet when it cuts to the television, the stadium is an open air stadium.
Mr. Burns lives on the corner of Croesus and Mammon, two symbols of wealth.
When Bart is discovered attempting to steal a pie from the window sill, one of the guards at Burns's mansion is reading Les Misérables, in which the main character is imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread after breaking a window.