Lisa on Ice
Homer Badman
Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy


  • The action sequence at the candy convention is based on every Bruce Willis movie ever made.
    • Homer mixing Pop-Rocks and Cola together to make a deadly explosion is based on an old urban legend.[1]
  • Homer's imagination of living underwater is a parody of the song "Under the Sea" from the Disney film The Little Mermaid. David Mirkin says he thought the sequence would be funny because Homer would eat all of the characters from the film.
  • The news coverage showing Homer knocked out in the bathroom with the shower curtain draped over him, and the voice-over saying he slept in an oxygen tent believing it would enhance his sexual powers, is a reference to widespread tabloid rumors saying that Michael Jackson slept in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber in an attempt to slow the aging process.
  • When Rock Bottom does a story on Groundskeeper Willie, the producers dub him "Rowdy Roddy Peeper," a reference to "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the stage name of a professional wrestler who adopted a Scottish persona in the ring.


  • Originally, the episode was supposed to center around Lisa and Homer arguing over how men and women get away with certain things in society ("the double standard"), but David Mirkin thought it would be funnier to make fun of how the media likes to sensationalize news stories in the name of ratings, as the O.J. Simpson murder trial was occurring around the same time as this episode's premiere.
  • First ever episode to be rated 12 in the United Kingdom due to moderate sexual references (including themes of sexual harassment and voyeurism).
  • This is the second time a Simpson had a movie based on a misunderstood incident involving them, the first one was Bart the Murderer.
  • One of Rock Bottom's corrections is "Janet Reno is evil." This may be a reference to Bart's Girlfriend, where the sign outside the church stated that she was an example of an evil woman.
    • Another correction is "Bart is bad to the bone." Bart described himself as "bad to the bone" in Bart's Girlfriend as well.
  • Homer's butt is visible in two scenes of this episode. Ironically, in both scenes Homer is embarrassed of his butt being visible due to other people being able to see him.


  • Yellowbeard

    Homer's beard is yellow


    Maggie is missing a bow

    Immediately after recalling finding the tickets to the candy convention, Homer's beard is colored yellow instead of its usual tan color.
  • When Homer says "Okay, don´'t panic! She can't have gone far! She has no arms!", Maggie's bow is missing.
  • The flag that Marge claims to have 49 stars really only has 38.
  • When Marge's coat pocket rips a huge pile of candy spills out but then in the next shot all the candy is gone.

Rock Bottom Corrections

After the revelation of Homer's innocence, Rock Bottom broadcasts a list of corrections to various claims the show has made. The list can only be read in freeze-frame or slow motion. Rock Bottom's corrections are as follows:

  • "People's Choice Award" is America's greatest honor
  • Styrofoam is not made from kittens
  • The U.F.O. was a paper plate
  • The nerds on the internet are not geeks
  • The word "cheese" is not funny in and of itself
  • The older Flanders boy is Todd, not Rod
  • Lyndon B. Johnson did not provide the voice of Yosemite Sam
  • If you are reading this you have no life
  • Roy Rogers was not buried inside his horse
  • The other U.F.O. was an upside-down salad spinner
  • Our universities are not "hotbeds" of anything
  • Mr. Dershowitz did not literally have four eyes
  • Our viewers are not pathetic, sexless food tubes
  • Audrey Hepburn never weighed 400 pounds
  • The "Cheers" gang is not a real gang
  • Salt water does not "chase the thirsties away"
  • Licking an electrical outlet will not turn you into a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger
  • Cats do not eventually turn into dogs
  • Bullets do not bounce off of fat guys
  • Recycling does not deplete the ozone
  • Everything is 10% fruit juice
  • The flesh eating virus does not hide in ice cream
  • Janet Reno is evil
  • V8 juice is not 1/8 gasoline
  • Ted Koppel is a robot
  • Women aren't from Venus and men aren't from Mars
  • Fleiss does floss
  • Quayle is familiar with common bathroom procedures
  • Bart is bad to the bone
  • Godfrey Jones' wife is cheating on him
  • The Beatles haven't reunited to enter kick boxing competitions
  • The "Bug" on your TV screen can see into your home
  • Everyone on TV is better than you
  • The people who are writing this have no life
  • The show's retraction of branding Homer a pervert isn't shown on-screen, but as it scrolls by, Lisa points it out and the whole family cheers.

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