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  • Bart's blackboard line, "My homework was not stolen by a one-armed man", is a reference to The Fugitive and Kimble's saying that a one-armed man killed his wife.
  • At the bookstore, in order to cover up his and Marge's looking through the "Marital Relations" section, Homer accidentally grabs a photography book by Robert Mapplethorpe and screams when he gets a look at the contents (Mapplethorpe was famous for the homo-erotic nature of his work).
  • Also in the bookstore, the fictional (as in non-existent) Al Gore books Rational Thinking, Reasonable Future (which Lisa mentions) and Sane Planning, Sensible Tomorrow (which she buys) may be tongue-in-cheek references to Gore's real-life 1992 book, Earth in the Balance.
  • When Al Gore was celebrating the sale of his book, the song Celebration by Kool & the Gang is played.
  • When Lisa buys Sane Planning, Sensible Tomorrow and Gore is notified as soon as the clerk scans it at the counter, the music in the background is very reminiscient of the X-Files theme.
  • The "X-Files-style" music also plays when Bart peers through his telescope at the adults (Revitalizing Tonic customers) arriving at their houses, hurrying inside, and closing the curtains.
  • The town Lake Flaccid, which Grampa mentions, is a reference to either the movie Lake Placid or to the real-life town of Lake Placid, New York.
  • Lisa references Occam's Razor, a real 14th century theory.
  • Milhouse's line "We're through the looking-glass here, people" is from the Oliver Stone's movie JFK.
  • Professor Frink's transformation into a suave man with a deep voice is a reference to Jerry Lewis's transforming into Buddy Love in The Nutty Professor.
  • When Grampa is selling his tonic, he's mostly seen dressed as a quintessential Southern Colonel, an image most associated with Colonel Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
  • As Homer and Grampa are escaping from the hillbilly crowd after a bad sales pitch, Foggy Mountain Breakdown is being played as "that getaway music".


  • Homer is shown shaving off his stubble, which grows back moments later. This gag was also done in "Some Enchanted Evening", where Homer has a clean shaven look for precisely seven seconds, then his stubble regrows.
  • Among the rooms at the "Aphrodite Inn Fantasy Rooms and Conference Center" are the following:
    • The Arabian Nights Room
    • The Pharaoh's Chamber (Homer notes that it has a vibrating sarcophagus.)
    • The Caveman Room (Mayor Quimby, dressed in an "appropriate" outfit, comes out to say that the toilet is overflowing.)
    • The Safari Room
    • The Camelot Room
    • The Utility Room (the hotel's actual utility room; Homer and Marge end up here because everything else is booked.)
  • Originally, the subplot relating to the kids was supposed to end with their learning from Ralph Wiggum what was actually going on. However, it was cut from the episode when it aired because the writers couldn't figure out how to justify someone like Ralph as having any knowledge about sex.


  • Wendell with yellow skin

    When Homer leaves to 'do some serious thinking' he drives away from the house in the orange station wagon (Marge's car), but arrives at the farmhouse in the pink sedan, he later leaves the farmhouse in the orange station wagon again.
  • When Homer and Marge are in the car, between scenes, the windscreen goes missing. It becomes noticeable when the rearview mirror appears and disappears, and Abe's head manages to pop out when he and Homer argue over the getaway music.
  • In this episode, both Homer and Grampa set fire to the Simpson farm, and it burns to the ground. The later episode "E-I-E-I-D'oh" creates a plot hole, as the Simpsons temporarily move to the Simpson farm, though it could have been rebuilt.
  • In one scene in Bart's treehouse, Wendell's skin is yellow, rather than its usual white color.

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