Trivia: The programme "Rock Bottom" scrolls a really quick list of apologies, one of which is meant to show Homer as innocent. The list reads: 1. "Peoples' Choice Award" is America's greatest honor. 2. Styrofoam is not made from kittens. 3. The U.F.O. was a paper plate. 4. The nerds on the internet are not geeks. 5. The word "cheese" is not funny in and of itself. 6. The older Flanders boy is Todd, not Rod. 7. Lyndon Johnson did not provide the voice of Yosemite Sam. 8. If you are reading this you have no life. 9. Roy Rogers was not buried inside his horse. 10. The other U.F.O. was an upside-down salad spinner. 11. Our universities are not "hotbeds" of anything. 12. Mr. Dershowitz did not literally have four eyes. 13. Our viewers are not pathetic, sexless food tubes. 14. Audrey Hepburn never weighed 400 pounds. 15. The "Cheers" gang is not a real gang. 16. Salt water does not "chase the thirsties away" 17. Licking an electrical outlet will not turn you into a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger. 18. Cats do not eventually turn into dogs. 19. Bullets do not bounce off of fat guys. 20. Recycling does not deplete the ozone. 21. Everything is 10% fruit juice. 22. The flesh-eating virus does not hide in ice cream. 23. Janet Reno is evil. 24. V8 juice is not 1/8 gasoline. 25. Ted Koppel is a robot. 26. Women aren't from Venus, and men aren't from Mars. 27. Fleiss does floss. 28. Quayle is familiar with common bathroom procedure. 29. Bart is bad to the bone. 30. Godfry Jones' wife is cheating on him. (NB: Jones was the host of "Rock Bottom") 31. The Beatles haven't reunited to enter kick boxing contests. 32. The "Bug" on your TV screen can see into your home. 33. Everyone on TV is better than you. 34. The people who are writing this have no life.
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Trivia: Most of the main cast of 'Cheers' has been on the Simpsons, including Kelsey Grammer as Bart's returning nemesis, Sideshow Bob. When Homer is kicked out of Moe's Tavern, he looks for a new bar and ends up in Cheers, where the other Cheers cast members voice their old characters. However, Grammer's character of Frasier does not speak.
Trivia: Once Bart witnesses Flanders' "murder" the show becomes a takeoff of Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window" (1954). Bart is spying on the neighbors while his leg is in a cast, just as Jimmy Stewart does in the film. He even sees an older man with his leg in a cast looking back at him. The man calls for "Grace" to come see the sinister kid. Grace Kelly played Lisa, Stewart's girlfriend in the film. Stewart watches as Lisa goes snooping through the neighbor's house just as Bart watches Lisa Simpson. And when the neighbors come home, they both call for "Lisa" to get out of there.
Trivia: When Homer finds out that the seat at his workplace is sleazy, he draws out a hate list to include "Econosave" office furniture on it. Items on Homer's hate list are: Bill of Rights, Grampa, Fat Free Lard, Gravity, The Emmys, Darwin, H2Whoa!, Billy Crystal, God, Soloflex, The Boy, Stern Lecture Plumbing, EconoSave.
Trivia: After Skinner tells the students to report to the "Butthead Auditorium", he says to himself that they "shouldn't have let the students name that." This is a reference to a School from Maryland about 10 years ago that let the students rename their school. Their top pick, "Springfield Elementary", was rejected because of the negative influence of Bart and the show itself.