The premiere of this episode was watched by 5.75 million people in America.
This is the last episode to have the old opening (which was around since the show's second season) and to be broadcast in standard definition. This is also the only episode to air in 2009 to use the SD mode.
This is the last episode to use the 1987 Gracie Films Logo.
This is the first episode to air in 2009.
Elements of the plot loosely resemble the Peter Jackson film Heavenly Creatures, or a more recent film "Bridge to Terabithia", in some of the scenes where the girls imagine themselves in their fantasy world and how Marge forbids Lisa from hanging out with her friend Juliet, who is loosely based on Juliet Hulme. Also, the girls obsession with Josh Groban mirrors the obsession of the girls in Heavenly Creatures with opera singer Mario Lanza. The song "Wipeout" was played while they were visiting the Folk Art Museum (although the wipeout at the beginning was replaced by folk art).
Juliet, in appearance, resembles Thora Birch's character in the film Ghost World.
Colin from The Simpsons Movie can be seen in the art class.