Principal Charming
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Bart's Dog Gets an F


  • During the McBain movie, the villains in the board room writhe and scream in agony before McBain opens fire.
  • In the McBain movie, three of the board room villains are the Spin Doctor, Makeup Man, and Mudslinger from the episode, "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish".
  • Pope John Paul II shows up for the unveiling of The Homer.
  • This episode probably takes place in August, because in the episode "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?" The magazine date says August 11, 1991. Since kids were never said to have to go to school in this episode there is no doubt that this episode takes place during summer vacations.
  • The scene of Bart using the word "bastard" to describe Homer's long-lost half-brother (with Bart defending that it's the correct usage of the word “bastard" meaning "someone born from unwed parents") was edited when shown on UK's Sky1 channel and BBC Network.
  • When Herb asks if all of Homer's kids were born in wedlock, Homer confirms that the boy (Bart) "was a close call", possibly referring to the fact that he impregnated Marge before they married.
  • The car that Homer designs (aptly named "The Homer") is featured in the games "The Simpsons Road Rage" and "The Simpsons: Hit and Run".
  • The failure of The Homer is based on the failure of the Ford Edsel built by the Ford Motor Company from 1958 to 1960, the vehicle was considered as a failure for Ford due to poor design features and poor sale figures.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Herb Powell and Mona Simpson, although Mona only appeared in a flashback in this episode.
  • When Herbert tells Homer "As far as I'm concerned, I have no brother!", it is a reference to the film The Godfather.
  • The Shelbyville Orphanage director looks a lot like Dr. Julius Hibbert, and since he stated that he had spent years searching for his long lost brother, it is a possibility that the one he's looking for is actually Dr. Hibbert.
  • This is the third episode aired by BBC.

Season 1 Season 2 References/Trivia Season 3
Bart Gets an "F"Simpson and DelilahTreehouse of Horror (aka "The Simpsons Halloween Special") • Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every FishDancin' HomerDead Putting SocietyBart vs. ThanksgivingBart the DaredevilItchy & Scratchy & MargeBart Gets Hit by a CarOne Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue FishThe Way We WasHomer vs. Lisa and the 8th CommandmentPrincipal CharmingOh Brother, Where Art Thou?Bart's Dog Gets an FOld MoneyBrush with GreatnessLisa's SubstituteThe War of the SimpsonsThree Men and a Comic BookBlood Feud
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