A Milhouse Divided
Lisa's Date with Density
Hurricane Neddy


  • Jimbo's locker has a large mace and toilet paper in it. Kearney's locker has a bottle rocket in it. Dolph's locker however is stuffed with study books.
  • Lisa's complaint on how Bart manages to do the writing every week for detention is a reference to the Chalkboard gag Bart does in almost every title sequence.
  • Maggie doesn't appear in this episode, except in the couch gag.
  • In the promos for this episode, there is a scene where Lisa and Nelson ride a bike together. This isn't in the actual episode, but is included on the season eight DVD set as a deleted scene.
  • It is revealed that Janey may have a crush on Milhouse, and Üter may have a crush on Janey.
  • Lisa says "crumb bums" in this episode, an expression not often used by the likes of her.
  • During syndicated airings, Üter's line, "She does not!" and the class saying "Üter likes Milhouse!" is not shown.
  • Lisa mentions that Nelson was her first kiss, but she was already kissed by the Sailor Kid in Bart the General. She may not consider this as her first kiss, because he forced her to do so.
  • This is the second episode where Lisa’s fat bottom is commented on. The first was in "$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)".

Cultural references

  • The episode title is a reference to the phrase "Date with Destiny" and a reference to the 1985 film Back to the Future, in which George McFly mixes up the words "destiny" and "density."


  • Principal Skinner calls Nelson 'The bottom of the barrel'. However way back in "The Telltale Head" it was Jimbo Jones who Bart said needed no introduction as "the worst kid in school". It may be that both characters are seen as the worst by different people, or that Nelson's reputation has gotten worse over time.
  • In Lisa's music class, there is a wide shot of the entire class. Üter sits next to Milhouse Van Houten in this shot. However, in the next shot, it's Ralph Wiggum. In a following shot of the entire class, it is Üter again. They both replace each other in the same seat (i.e. Ralph is nowhere to be found in the shots with Üter and vice versa.)
  • The hole in Nelson's locker appears to increase in size.
  • If Kearney has a car (the Hyundai that Chalmers and Skinner tried to steal the "H" from), why does he take the school bus? It is possible that he takes the bus if he can't use the car (maybe he shares it with someone) or that he stole the car.
  • The Honda symbol with incorrectly filled-in space

    Superintendant Chalmers' Honda logo eventually has empty space between the "H" and the logo, as a real Honda logo would. But when Skinner holds it, there is no empty space; the area around the "H" seems to also be made of metal.
  • Lisa's note to Nelson is written initially on plain white paper. But when Nelson reads it, it is on lined paper.
  • In this episode, Nelson mentions that Lisa is the first person to come over his house ever since his dad went nuts, but "A Milhouse Divided" established that Nelson's dad left his mom after she got hooked on cough drops (and later episodes establish that Nelson lives with his mom, even though his dad appeared in "Bart Star" driving Nelson to Hooters [with Nelson saying that he doesn't want to bother his mom at work] and "Sleeping with the Enemy" revealed that Nelson's dad went missing for all these years because he was mistaken for a carnival freak after eating a candy bar and suffering an allergic reaction to the peanuts in it, to the point that he looked like a carnival sideshow freak and was forced to join one.
  • In Lisa's music class, Janey was animated joining in on the class teasing Milhouse by saying "Milhouse likes Lisa" before saying he does not like her. Also, Uter is animated joining in on the class teasing Janey by saying "Janey likes Milhouse" before saying she does not like him.
  • When Principal Skinner ordered a locker-to-locker search, he had Groundskeeper Willie open the lockers with a crowbar which damages the lockers. As principal, shouldn‘t he have a locker key or ask the students to open their lockers if he dosen’t know the combinations?
  • At the end credits scene, the auto-dialer is completely intact, despite Chief Wiggum having shot and broken it earlier.
  • Before giving Lisa detention, Dewey yelled "Nobody likes Milhouse!", unaware that Bart likes Milhouse.

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