Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood
The Last Temptation of Homer
$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)


  • Lisa barely appears in this episode, and Maggie doesn't appear at all. However, Maggie does appear in a deleted scene.
  • This isn't the first episode where Mr. Burns hires a female worker. He hired Marge (then fired her after finding out that she is married) in the previous season's episode, "Marge Gets a Job." Ms. Finch was also seen working at the Power Plant in the episodes Principal Charming and Rosebud.
  • Werner Klemperer, who voices Colonel Klink in this episode, did not use Klink's real voice. He instead used the director's imitation of Klink, as he forgot how Klink talked after Hogan's Heroes was cancelled.
  • The duck who works at the nuclear power plant is named Stewart.
  • Smilin' Joe Fission from "Homer's Odyssey" appears on the sign behind Homer and Mindy in the energy convention.
  • The sign at the hotel says "Capital City Hotel": Legionnaire's Disease-free since 1990.'
  • Barry White's song "Can't Get Enough of You Babe" was last heard in "Whacking Day."
  • The trees in Homer's vision of Marge living in the White House look just like her hair.
  • The guy in the radiation suit in the beginning looks just like Homer when he is wearing it in the opening titles.
  • Capital City was last featured in "Dancin' Homer." A few bars from Tony Bennett's song "Capital City" play when the Capital City skyline is shown in this episode.
  • First appearance of Mindy Simmons. She would appear in the episodes "Team Homer", "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson", "Mountain of Madness", and "The D'oh-ical Network" with non-speaking roles.
  • While trying to tell Mindy that they should avoid each other, Homer referenced a Buddhist chant (Nam Myoho Renge Kyo) and John Wilkes Booth. ("Sic semper tyrannis.")
  • Bart has a poster of his rocket in his bedroom.
  • This was the first of two episode titles to reference "The Last Temptation of Christ", the second being Season 9's episode "The Last Temptation Of Krust".


  • "The Last Temptation of Christ": Titles parodies the novel/film.
  • "The Nutty Professor": Bart's nerd voice and look resembles Jerry Lewis in the 1963 film.
  • "Mandy": The song Homer sings about Mindy and Marge at the end is to the tune of this song.
  • "Big Apple": Capital City is named the "Windy Apple" a reference to New York City's nickname the "Big Apple" and Chicago's nickname the "Windy City."
  • "The Wizard of Oz": Mr Burns keeps a number of the winged monkeys in a cage, to unleash on people who charge room service to the company. When Homer and Mindy do so, Burns sends them off to attack with the infamous line "Fly, my pretties! Fly!" Unfortunately, because the monkeys can't actually fly, they all plummet to their deaths. Burns groans at this, then tells Smithers to "continue the research."
  • "I Dream of Jeannie": When Homer thinks about 'unsexy thoughts', he images Barney in a bikini singing the 'I Dream of Jeannie' theme tune.
  • "My Fair Lady": After Mrs. Krabappel asks Bart if his behavior and grades were because of his eyesight, he begins talking like Eliza Doolittle with a heavy cockney accent and even pronounces "lovely" like "LovERly" like Eliza does in the song "Wouldn't It Be Loverly".


  • There is a lift inside of a cooling tower at Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, but it isn't useful there and there also isn't an exit from it. Despite that, Homer gets off from the lift and slips on the wall of the chimney.
  • Bart's voice changed to a nerdy voice for his lazy eye treatment, but later it goes back to normal while still wearing the glasses.

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