When Homer is telling Marge what TV shows to not delete from the TiVo, he mentions Hoarders, which premiered on A&E on August 17, 2009, Episodes, which premiered on Showtime on January 9, 2011, and Revenge which premiered on ABC on September 21, 2011.
The title is a reference to the 1983 smash film "Risky Business".
Thicker Than Waters: The Next Generation is likely a title-pun of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Moe's whole suit is damaged even though the jacket was the only part caught in the elevator door.
Marge tells Moe the plot of Dumbo. Lisa compares Moe to Dumbo and says "So Moe's Dumbo, his bourbon is the giant ears and we're that flock of racist crows?". Then Homer says "The crows weren't racicst the people who drew them were". Referencing that early cartoons back then would have racist jokes that today would be controversial.
When Moe calls the suicide hotline and an operator tells him to wait, Suicide is Painless is playing on the background.
Maggie Simpson did not appear in this episode. However, she was mentioned twice. First by Marge, when she told Homer that he needed to pick up some food for her, and again by Grandpa when he was spoon feeding the mailbox and addressing it as Maggie, thinking that it was her. She was, however, seen in a picture in the background, while Lisa was on the laptop.
During the limo ride through Capital City, while Lenny and Carl are standing up with their heads through the sunroof they briefly hold hands with one another.
Recorded on the DVR
2009 Oscar Red Carpet (Broadcast Sunday, February 22nd, 2009)