'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.


  • At the beginning of the episode, Marge's necklace is white. Later on it is her trademark orange necklace.
  • 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.
  • During the driving exercise, Marge is shown wearing a white shirt, but wearing a police uniform when she finishes.
  • When parking it into the garage, Marge's Orange Station Wagon is blue.

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