Bart vs. Australia
Homer vs. Patty and Selma
A Star is Burns


  • After gym signups, Lisa is shown wearing hockey gear, in reference to her previous stint as a goalie in "Lisa on Ice".
  • Homer tells Mel Brooks that his movie Young Frankenstein "scared the hell out of him." In actuality, Young Frankenstein (like most Mel Brooks movies) is a comedy, which explains Brooks's less than enthusiastic response to Homer's comment.
    • Homer mistakenly calls his classic "2000 Year Old Man" sketch "That 2000 Pound Man thing". Chief Wiggum later calls it "The $2000 Man".
  • In one scene at the ballet class, Bart is drinking Tab soda.
  • When asked to talk "like a dog", Homer improperly begins many words with an "r" sound much like the cartoon dog Scooby-Doo.
  • Bart's ballet teacher tells him to "leap like he's never been before" is a reference to the 1987 Simpson short, "Bart Jumps", where Homer tells him the same thing.
  • Nelson often beats up Bart for no reason, like in "The Last Temptation of Homer", yet a trench, where Bart fell into, manages to stop him.
  • Patty and Selma's supervisor refers to Homer smoking at government building as "worse than Hitler." It is problematic on two fronts. One, the supervisor's analogy is an example of "Godwin's Law". Second, while he was a heavy smoker in his younger days, Adolf Hitler later finds smoking so distasteful, it was a reason why Nazi Germany led the first anti-tobacco movement in modern history.
    • This was a joke about then-recently enacted laws prohibiting smoking in workplaces.
  • In Latin America, the nickname "Ratboy", which Homer uses to refer to Bart at one point of the episode, has taken great fame on Internet, in large part, thanks to various YouTube videos, the phrase translated as "Niño Rata". Internet users use this phrase to refer to the inexperienced and immature video game fans between 7 to 12 years old who do not know how to lose, because if they lose, they scream, mainly fans of video games like Minecraft, Call of Duty, FIFA, Grand Theft Auto Online or Fortnite. It's also used to designate those YouTube users who do not provide opinions in the comments bar and only bother other users.


  • One of the PE sign up booths says "Gender Issues in Sport." The last word should be "Sports."


  • When left alone, Bart does an impression of ventriloquist Señor Wences to amuse himself.
  • Barney smokes a cigar without removing the wrapper and sees "Sgt. Pepper" (a reference to the album of The Beatles: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band") growing out of Homer's back.

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Bart of DarknessLisa's RivalAnother Simpsons Clip ShowItchy & Scratchy LandSideshow Bob RobertsTreehouse of Horror VBart's GirlfriendLisa on IceHomer BadmanGrampa vs. Sexual InadequacyFear of FlyingHomer the GreatAnd Maggie Makes ThreeBart's CometHomie the ClownBart vs. AustraliaHomer vs. Patty and SelmaA Star is BurnsLisa's WeddingTwo Dozen and One GreyhoundsThe PTA Disbands'Round SpringfieldThe Springfield ConnectionLemon of TroyWho Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)
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