Video game characters that appear to Bart include Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Lee Carvallo, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Lee Carvallo is the only one that tried to talk Bart out of shoplifting. Sonic speaks in a similar voice to Krusty. Mario and Luigi sounded like Charles Martinet who will voice Mario a year later.
A tattoo on Don Brodka's left arm reads USMC (U.S. Marine Corps).
Bart steals a video game on December 21, according to the surveillance video.
The episode premise was based on an incident in episode writer Mike Scully's childhood, in which he stole from a store and later returned the item.
This is the last episode to air in 1995.
This is the second episode where Harry Shearer doesn't voice any of his regular characters (as none of them appear). The first was "Treehouse of Horror" (excluding Kang), and the third will be in "The Simpsons Guy".