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: During the episode, Skinner reveals that his POW number was 24601. This is the same as Sideshow Bob's inmate number and takes after the prisoner number of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. That same prisoner number was also Hank Jennings' in "Twin Peaks".Kara
Trivia: Lisa refers to Dustin Hoffman and Michael Jackson voicing guest characters in the "Itchy & Scratchy" movie. She says "They didn't use their real names, but you could tell it was them." This is a sly reference to Hoffman and Jackson's pseudonymous appearances in The Simpsons, in Seasons 2 and 4, respectively.He's My Brother
Trivia: Mr Burns' reaction - right down to his animation - to the singing of the Union towards the end is a direct spoof of the Grinch (from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas) by Dr. Seuss. His characters also spoke in rhyme, which is why some of Mr Burns' lines are nonsense.He's My Brother
Trivia: Hank Azaria, voice for many of the characters on the Simpsons, said in an interview with Conan O'Brien that most of his voices were just bad celebrity impressions. Moe Syzlak is Al Pacino, Louie the cop is Sylvester Stalone, and Comic Book Guy is someone he went to college with who had a personality much like comic book guys. With other characters who Azaria doesn't do are also celebrity impressions. For example, Mayor Quimby is JFK.
Trivia: The entire premise of this episode, where a man in turn-of-the-century garb sings and charms his way into the townspeople's hearts as part of an elaborate con, is a takeoff of the musical, "The Music Man" (1962). Even the tunes of the songs they sing are similar.Krista