Trivia: When Marge asks Bart to explain how scary the episode is, she mentions the "War of the Worlds" broadcast on NPR. Narrated by Orson Welles, that radio serial was so chilling, a number of listeners actually believed Earth was under attack.Cubs Fan
Trivia: When Homer sees Moe as the little bird in the cuckoo clock, it keeps repeating "cuckold" instead of its customary cuckoo call. Homer then asks, "Whats a cuckold?" The term is generally applied to a husband whose wife is sleeping with other men. Perhaps fitting, as Homer suspects her of having an affair. (Source).Lummie
Trivia: Another thing "The Simpsons" predicted: Towards the end of this episode, a sign outside of a film studio shows the 20th Century Fox logo with "A Division of Walt Disney Co" written under it. Nineteen years after this episode aired, Disney purchased many assets from 20th/21st Century Fox, including "The Simpsons."Phaneron
Trivia: When we are first introduced to Sideshow Bob, he is building a ship out of sticks. Look at his name tag. It says A-113 on it. A-113 is the classroom number used by character animation students at CalArts, frequently used as an inside joke by graduates, right the way up to Pixar movies.
Trivia: In a recent episode (I saw it when it premiered on 5/17/09) the Odgenvillians move into Springfeild, then are forced out. When Lenny and Carl go on the chair attached to balloons, you can see the house for Pixar's latest film, Up, in the background.
Trivia: At the beginning of this episode, Homer writes his own Christmas carol after being barred from performing traditional carols because of copyright issues. Around seven years after this episode aired, the musical artist Usher was ironically accused of plagiarizing one of the tunes Homer was working on with his song "OMG."Phaneron