This was Ian Maxtone-Graham's first episode. He previously worked as a consultant on the show.
There is a portrait of a Scottish man wearing kilt with a sign "Angus Burns" above a fireplace in the living room in the Burns Manor. It refers to his family's Scottish descent. However, there are many theories about their origin (German, Mexican...).
When Homer was explaining to Mr. Burns that Larry was only trying to get his father's love, he describes his children as obnoxious (Bart's reckless behavior), boring (the idea that Lisa's lectures, thoughts, activities, actions and trip ideas are dumb and boring), and stinky (referring to Maggie, who wears diapers). Upon hearing this, the kids get ticked off at Homer because of the way he described them.
Several elements of the episode parody the film Caddyshack, which featured Dangerfield. These include Larry trying to fit in with Burns' associates and the party at the end, accompanied by Journey's "Any Way You Want It."
Homer brushes off an almost completed puzzle of Snoopy on his doghouse from his workstation after he finds out Larry is working there. The piece where Snoopy's nose should be is intentionally missing in order to avoid infringing copyright.
The title is a reference to "Burn, baby, Burn!", a lyric from the song "Disco Inferno", by The Trammps.
At the start of the episode, when they arrive at the cider mill, as they walk out of the car, when Marge goes under the trees, Bart vanishes.
Marge references the 7th game of the World Series being on at the same time as their trip to the cider mill but since 1987, all World Series games have been played at night. It is possible that theyre in a way western time zone than the Eastern time zone which started the game at 7:30 but then they wouldn't be in the US
When he's sitting at Mr. Burns' table, Larry does not have any feet.
When Larry and Mr. Burns sit at the fireplace, the lines under Larry's eyes disappear a few times.
At one point, Larry's drink changes color from bright pink to a much softer grayish-pink.
When Larry talks about having a wife and kids and he puts his arm up, a small part of his shirt above his hand turns yellow.
At the party at the end, there is a man with blue pants that repeatedly turn black.
Also, Ms. Hoover wears a pink shirt in faraway shots but her usual white shirt in close-ups.