Bart's Girlfriend
Lisa on Ice
Homer Badman


  • WThe premiere of this episode was watched by 17.9 million people in America.
  • This is the first time Eddie and Lou appear out of uniform.
  • A "hockey" version of the theme was played during the credits with new Screencaps.
  • In the later episode "Homer vs. Patty and Selma", Lisa is briefly seen joining the school hockey team during gym signups.
  • This episode and the season premiere features Lisa gaining popularity while Bart's popularity wanes.
  • Lisa is on the Kwik-E-Mart Gougers with two characters she goes on to have relationships with - Milhouse Van Houten and Nelson Muntz. Even so this episode takes place before Milhouse's crush was cemented or the episode "Lisa's Date with Density".
  • When Moe interrupts the Simpsons' dinner asking if Bart or Lisa have any injuries, Marge makes him leave the house and he calls Marge 'Blanche'. Marge played Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Marge.


  • Besides bearing the derogatory term for "cops", most likely because the head coach is Chief Wiggum, Bart's team name, the Mighty Pigs, is a parody of both the Disney film The Mighty Ducks, and the professional NHL team the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, now called Anaheim Ducks.
    • Large sections of the episode are references to The Mighty Ducks film. Milhouse being tied to the goals could be a reference to the goalie being tied to the goals in training to teach him to not be scared of being hit. The game ends with a shootout, similar to the final game in The Mighty Ducks film.
  • Regarding the Kwik-E-Mart Gougers, to 'gouge' is not only a vicious act of violence but also the act of 'price gouging' when prices are spiked to a level that is considered unfair or exploitative.
  • The school auditorium was named the "Butthead Memorial Auditorium", a reference to the series Beavis and Butt-head.
    • The auditorium being named that, as well as Skinner's proverbially kicking himself afterwards upon making the announcement, was overall a reference to an incident in Greenwood, South Carolina, where various children voted to have their school named "Springfield Elementary School" after the eponymous location from The Simpsons as well as the resulting controversy. Ironically, in a press release by Fox News, Bart was stated to have said in response to the school's naming "At least it wasn't named Beavis and Butthead Elementary".
  • The Apple Newton was an early PDA device with a reputation for poor handwriting recognition.
  • Monster Island is a reference to the Godzilla movie series. The monsters Mothra, Rodan, and Gamera are seen chasing Lisa.
  • The episode features references to films such as Rollerball and The Pope of Greenwich Village.


  • After the game, Homer gives Bart his turtle. After they hug, the turtle disappears.
  • When Bart hits Lisa with trash, the trash is shown. When Apu sees Bart hitting trash at Lisa, it is missing, so the trash appears to come from nowhere and Bart is shown hitting the ground.
  • When Marge, Homer, and Maggie are shown rooting, the order from left to right is Marge, Homer, and Maggie. When Lisa and Bart make up, Marge is shown where Homer was.
  • When Marge is flashing the bedroom lights on and off to break up Bart and Lisa fighting, the lit and unlit room frames are out of sync.

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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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