Blazed and Confused
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Cultural references

  • The episode title is a pun of the 1993 film Dazed and Confused.
  • Jason makes a short appearance behind a forest ranger right before killing her, when Homer tries to book a cabin for a camping trip over the phone.
  • A website called Facelook parodies Facebook.
  • Blazing Guy festival is a parody of Burning Man festival. At one point, one of the participants mentions Burning Man instead of Blazing Guy.
  • When Mr. Lassen punches through the wall between the fourth and second grades, Milhouse puts his nose in the hole and says "Here's Milie!" That is a reference to a famous The Shining scene "Here's Johnny!" This scene was already referenced in Treehouse of Horror V segment "The Shinning".


  • When welcoming principals from all of Springfield's districts, Superintendant Chalmers angrily pronounces their names in the same way he often does with Skinner.
  • In some broadcasts, the scene where Lassen cuts his cheek is replaced with one where he simply peels off a yellow bandage to reveal the scar.
  • Database was confirmed to have Obsessive–compulsive disorder.
  • Bart wore his red baseball cap in this episode.
  • Bart's spikes grew back very quickly, despite having his hair cut off twice in the same week, first by Jack Lassen as a punishment and the second time by himself to even it out.
    • When attempting to even out his sides, Bart's only left with two strings of hair, which made him resemble Homer.
    • This scene also has a resemblance of the short "Bart's Haircut" with Bart telling his family not to laugh at him. However, unlike the short, it's only Homer and Lisa that laugh.
  • The Spirit Guide (a.k.a The Space Coyote) from the Season 8 episode "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)" makes a non-speaking cameo appearance during Marge's first hallucination sequence.
  • The last time Nelson was called Smelson was in New Kids on the Blecch.
  • This is the third time that Bart almost loses his hair. The first was in "Dog of Death" and the second was in "Thank God It's Doomsday".
  • When Bart and Milhouse are thinking of a way to humiliate Lassen, Milhouse mentions a website link called Originally if you happen to type this link (or click on it right now) It will take you to the Fox Simpsons website with a picture of Milhouse saying "Made Ya Look!". Now it redirects to
  • Milhouse: (Peering through a hole in the wall) Here's...Millie! This is a reference to a famous line in the movie The Shining, which is itself the trademark introduction of Johnny Carson by Ed McMahon during The Johnny Carson Show.


  • Mr. Lassen cut Bart's hair, however it is ABH (actual bodily harm) to cut someone's hair without permission.
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