The Loop (TV)
- The title is a reference to the British sitcom The Thin Blue Line.
- The San Castellaneta festival is a nod to Dan Castellaneta.
- The San Castellaneta festival parodies Italian festivals in Boston.
- Chief Wiggum can be seen watching Wheel of Fortune, and also mentions the TV show Access Hollywood.
- Lenora Carter calls Lou and Eddie "Riggs and Murtaugh", two characters from Lethal Weapon.
- The song "Baby Elephant Walk" by Henry Mancini plays when Chief Wiggum and Ralph act like elephants.
- Fat Tony mentions one way for him to have gotten by was on many scholarships offered to Italian-American students, which are extremely common in the United States in real life.
- Kent Brockman calls Fat Tony the "Wolf of Wallet Street", a reference to the film The Wolf of Wall Street.
- When Fat Tony is alone, he sings "I'm Still Here" by Stephen Sondheim, from the musical Follies.
- In Luigi's, "Don't Stop Believin" by Journey plays in the background. This scene in Luigi's is also a reference to the finale of The Sopranos.
- Originally advertised as TV-PG DLV in the preview, rating was changed to TV-14 DLV in the original broadcast.
- Chief Wiggum tells Marge he is 38. However, in The Bob Next Door, he stated he was 43. Also in Mother Simpson it is implied that he surely is older that Homer Simpson.
- This is the second time Wiggum has saved Homer's life, the first being in Chief of Hearts.
- This is also the second time Johnny Tightlips has attempted to kill Homer.
- San Castellaneta is a pun of the voice actor Dan Castellaneta, who voices Homer.
- In the ending when the police arrest the mob, Eddie and Lou are not seen in the beginning but are then seen with Chief Wiggum in a later shot.
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