Trivia: The joke about Martin having an alternate version of 'Return of the Jedi' where Chewbacca is Luke's mother is based on one of Mark Hamill's anecdotes. During the filming of ROTJ he was informed Lucas had something important to tell him in private, which he'd previously done to drop the twist that Vader was Luke's father. This caused Hamill to quip "Oh no, is Chewbacca going to turn out to be my mother?" He was relieved when the actual revelation was that Leia was Luke's sister.
Trivia: Evergreen Terrace, the street the Simpsons live on, is also the street Matt Groening grew up on in Portland, Oregon.
Trivia: In several episodes, one of Maggie's stuffed toys is a stiff-limbed rabbit. This rabbit starred in a comic strip Matt Groening used to write, about a rabbit and his journey through a troubled life. Titled "life in hell" it was renamed "life is swell" in recent years before concluding.
Trivia: Milhouse was named after Richard Milhous Nixon.
Trivia: A running joke throughout the series is that no one knows where Springfield is. The writers are always coming up with ways to keep the audience guessing. Some examples of this are: in 'Sunday, Cruddy Sunday' when Marge phones the egg painting company and gives her address, she says, "742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield Ohi...", then cuts out to say, "Oh hiya Maude!" to Maude Flanders, who suddenly appears in the kitchen. When Homer and Bart are off to the Edison Museum in 'The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace' they drive past a sign with exits to New Jersey, Michigan and Oregon, none of which are close to each other. When Larry Burns spots Mr. Burns on the train, he asks where the train is going. The conductor says, "Springfield." and Burns asks, "Springfield where?", but the conductor's reply is drowned out by the train's engine.
Trivia: Bart's anonymous prank calls to Moe the bartender were inspired by tapes of real-life prank calls made to New Jersey bartender Louis "Red" Deutsch (the tapes were widely circulated during the 1980s). Deutsch constantly received calls requesting fictitious bar patrons (Al Coholic, Stu Pitt, etc), and always responded in a hostile manner every time he realized he'd been duped.