Bart's Dog Gets an F
Old Money
Brush with Greatness


  • This episode marks the debut appearance of Professor Frink.
  • Abraham and Beatrice crossing each other's arms while taking their medicine is similar to a scene in the film Tom Jones.
  • When the Discount Lion Safari employee scares away the lions with a shotgun, he is clearly familiar with the reputation Homer has earned, as he says "Mr. Simpson, I presume?", akin to the famous statement "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
  • Once Grampa acquires the fez from Herman's Military Antiques, he is seen wearing it for the remainder of the episode.
  • Darth Vader and The Joker can be seen waiting in line as candidates for Grampa donating his money.
  • When Grampa takes a walk to clear his head after interviewing candidates for the money, one of the places he visits is a reference to Edward Hopper's Nighthawks painting.
  • This is the only episode of The Simpsons that has the voice actors and the characters they play credited simultaneously.
  • In the casino, Grandpa recites the first four lines of the third stanza and the final two lines of the fourth and final stanza of the poem "If--" by Rudyard Kipling



Bea with blue hair

  • Bea's hair is gray but it turns blue during the scene when she and Grampa are dancing.
  • In the credits, Krusty the Clown is misspelled as Krusty the Klown, and Dr. Julius Hibbert is misspelled as Dr. Julius Hibert.

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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