Bart's Inner Child
Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood
The Last Temptation of Homer


  • The title of this episode references the 1991 film, "Boyz n the Hood." as well as the song by the rapper, Eazy-E in the mid 1980s.
  • The large queue at the arcade is for a Terminator game.
  • The song "Springfield, Springfield" is adapted from the song "New York, New York" in the 1944 Broadway musical "On The Town."
  • On his sash, Bart has badges for: Archery, Debt Collecting, Embalming, TV Trivia, and Patch Forgery.
  • The fourth wall is broken when Bart, Lisa, and Homer are watching TV when Lisa tells Bart that television does not have to be 100% accurate. A second Homer then walks past the window.
  • Ms. Botz and Fat Tony appear on wanted posters in Chief Wiggum's office.
  • At the end when Ernest Borgnine and the children are sitting around singing "Bingo", a presence attacks Ernest. This is a reference to the Friday the 13th film series about the serial killer Jason Voorhees who lives at an abandoned camp called Crystal Lake.
  • This is the only episode Ernest Borgnine appears as it was made before his death on July 8, 2012.
  • Hans Moleman says "You call that a knife? This is a knife!", to which he pulls out a Bowie knife. This makes a reference to Crocodile Dundee, in which the main character says the same quotes and also pulls out a Bowie knife. This is also referenced in Bart vs. Australia.
  • Doctor Hibbert operates on an appendix without anesthesia and sewing a wound which would result in death or maybe even a lawsuit.
  • "Dueling Banjos," the banjo melody which is heard during the jungle scene, as well as the rustlers whose silhouettes are seen sneaking through the bushes are references to the movie Deliverance.
  • Bart is able to dig a hole into the asphalt.
  • Homer Simpson was singing "Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies while dancing with the candies until the music and himself slowed down and the candies melted. The song would later be heard in Sweets and Sour Marge.
  • When Homer smells the scent of Krusty Burger when stranded on the boat with Flanders, Rod, Todd and Bart, he pulls out a map with the locations of Krusty Burger around North America. He points to the south east coast of the country that displays an offshore oil rig. This could indicate roughly the area in which Springfield is located. Judging from opinions on the proposed location of Springfield it could very well be Michigan even though it is quite far from the southern east coast.
  • In the Wild Adventures in Paradise promo. Homer is seen dancing with the candies but this time, he's dancing with the candies and sexy ladies.
  • Nelson calls Bart Sergeant Dork. This is a reference to the movie Sergeant York.


  • When Bart and Milhouse first go the Kwik-E-Mart for the Squishee, the two flavors are red and purple. When Apu goes to pour the Squishee, they are now both purple, and then when he's done, the two colors are purple and green.

Season 4 Season 5 References/Trivia Season 6
Homer's Barbershop QuartetCape FeareHomer Goes to CollegeRosebudTreehouse of Horror IVMarge on the LamBart's Inner ChildBoy-Scoutz 'n the HoodThe Last Temptation of Homer$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)Homer the VigilanteBart Gets FamousHomer and ApuLisa vs. Malibu StacyDeep Space HomerHomer Loves FlandersBart Gets an ElephantBurns' HeirSweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss SongThe Boy Who Knew Too MuchLady Bouvier's LoverSecrets of a Successful Marriage
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