'Round Springfield
The Springfield Connection
Lemon of Troy


  • The title of this episode refers to The French Connection.
  • The music used in the episode and over the end credits is remixed to sound like the theme from Hill Street Blues. Other references to the show include the briefing scene.
  • The couch gag features Homer in a parody the opening titles from the James Bond films.
  • The Skinners' domestic disturbance appears on an episode of COPS.
  • The man wanting the "freaking guns!" at the training session is a reference to Police Academy.
  • Marge driving over an incomplete freeway section during training references Speed.
  • McGriff is a parody of McGruff the Crime Dog.
  • The Springfield Pops play the theme from Star Wars; Homer mistakenly believes its composer John Williams is dead.
  • Agnes and Seymour reference a bath pillow which is mentioned again in Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily.



Marge with white pearls


Chief Wiggum with black hair

  • At the beginning of the episode, Marge's necklace is white. Later on it is her trademark orange necklace.
  • When Marge is cutting celery in the kitchen, she only moves the knife up and down, not horizontally, yet somehow manages to cut the celery into several slices.
  • On Marge's first assignment for the Springfield Police Department she is told to patrol "Junkyville and Bumtown." Yet when she is walking down the street the clinic says "Junkytown Legal Clinic." This may just be the name of that specific clinic, not the same of the town.
  • Chief Wiggum's hair color changes several times during the episode, from black to blue and then back to black.
  • Hairgone

    Barney without his chest hair

    During the driving exercise, Marge is shown wearing a white shirt, but wearing a police uniform when she finishes.
  • When Barney is voicing his worries about their beer running out, the hair on his chest is missing.

    Marge's car is blue

  • When parking it into the garage, Marge's Orange Station Wagon is blue.
  • When Moe is smoking his cigar, there is first one line at the end of it, but later there are two lines.
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