Trivia: When this episode aired in Mexico, the name of Luke Perry was translated as - believe it or not - Robert Redford... This was because even though Luke Perry was very popular in that country thanks to 'Beverly Hills 90210', the translator did not know him, and absurdly and stupidly assumed no one else in the country did either, so the name of another 'more popular' celebrity was used.
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.He's My Brother
Trivia: Another gag that makes the location of Springfield more ambiguous. In one episode the superintendent of the Springfield school systems says "This school used to be the worst in the state of Missouri." Everyone gives him a shocked look, and then he adds "which was why it was moved brick by brick to its present location."
Trivia: When Michael Jackson did a guest spot on the show he did his speaking lines himself but when it came to singing, a Michael Jackson sound alike or impersonator stepped in and sung the lyrics to the songs. The reason was based upon his record contract, which since he is so famous probably has a lot of stipulations when he lends out his voice.Tobin OReilly
Trivia: Matt Growning did all his animation in black and white and another animator was in charge of coloring. When she chose yellow, Matt said it worked and liked it (consequently when she chose purple for trees they rejected it.) The idea behind the yellow after that is so when you're flipping through the channels and come across yellow animated characters, you'll know right away it's The Simpsons.Tobin OReilly
Trivia: This is the last episode to feature the voice of Phil Hartman, aired September 27, 1998. In it, he voices Troy McClure in a nature video about birds. Phil had been killed by his wife in a murder-suicide that May, and Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz were never replaced.He's My Brother
Trivia: In the story where Homer get transported to the 3rd dimension there is a string of hexadecimal numbers floating in space. The string reads: %46%72%69%6E%6B%20%72%75%6C%65%73%21. If you paste these into your browser address bar you can see that these convert to say 'Frink rules!'Kara
Trivia: In the section where the Simpson family is abducted by Kang and Kodos and are being given the tour of the ship, Bart and Lisa make a few wise-cracks, and either Kang or Kodos (Who can tell them apart?) said "Anyone here who has mastered intergalactic travel, raise your hand" and Kang and Kodos raise their hands. This is a joke by the animators, making fun of Alf Clausen, the composer of the music. To end arguments with other people working in the music department he says "Anyone who has composed a Grammy-winning record, raise your hand" and he raises his hand.