The Color Yellow
Postcards From the Wedge
Stealing First Base

Cultural References

  • The title is a reference to the film Postcards from the Edge.
  • The Itchy & Scratchy cartoon, "Mouse M.D.", is a parody of House M.D.
  • The anime cartoon that Bart watches is a parody of Pokémon. Additionally this episode also aired on the same day that Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the remakes for the Pokémon Gameboy Color games Gold and Silver were released on the Nintendo DS in the United States.
  • The filmstrip at the beginning contains some classic cartoon sound effects, such as the "pbpbpbpbpbpbpbpb' motors from The Jetsons and the trombone talking of the teachers in the Peanuts specials.
    • The music being played in the film strip and during the credits is George Gershwin's "An American in Paris".
  • Mrs. Krabappel says that Bart ruined every ideal she had about teaching since she saw the movie To Sir, with Love as a little girl. This leads to Nelson telling her she's 'old', which is a reference to Mrs. Krabappel's voice actress Marcia Wallace being 67 at the time the episode first aired.
  • Moe's Express is a parody of Panda Express.
  • According to a painting in the subway station, the Springfield sign was built as "Springfieldland", just like the original Hollywood sign was build as "Hollywoodland"
  • Bart and Milhouse both mention Thomas the Tank Engine when they discover the subway.


  • About eight minutes into the episode, Lisa's pearls briefly appear red like Marge's, a goof commonly seen in episodes.
  • When Lisa was explaining her example fraction equation's answer, it is incorrect. 1/2 + 1/3 does not equal 3/anything. It equals 5/6 minimum. However, she could have meant 3/6 + 2/6 instead.
  • Despite the subway system being abandoned, it is still used in various couch gags.
  • It is unknown how Springfield Elementary got rebuilt after the bulding has been destroyed.
  • Janey Powell and White Weasel are seen in Bart's class, although they are second graders.
  • Instead of using a Sharpie to cover the T.V., how come Homer didn’t press the Off button on Bart’s T.V.?


  • This was the first episode that Bart was grounded.

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