voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
Chalkboard Gag: I will not yell "Fire!" in a crowded classroom.
Couch Gag: The family rushes in and sits on the sofa. No gag.
This episode was originally intended to be the first one (going by production code), but was held back in order to fix many animation errors and technical glitches. A video of the original animation can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvX9mp7fsdg&feature=related
(Marge dials the babysitting service)
Receptionist: Rubber Baby Buggie Bumper Babysitting Service.
Marge: This is Marge Simpson, I'd like a babysitter for the evening.
Receptionist: Wait a minute. The Simpsons?
(Looks over at a bulletin board with Bart, Lisa and Maggie)
Receptionist: Lady you've got to be kidding!
(Receptionist slams the phone, continues writing, phone rings seconds later)
Receptionist: Rubber baby buggie bumper babysitting service.
Homer: Hello, this is Mr. Ssssamson.
Receptionist: Did your wife just call a second ago?
Homer: No, I said Samson, not Simpson.
Receptionist: Thank God! Those Simpsons, what a bunch of savages! Especially that big ape father.
Homer: (angrily) D'oh! Actually the Simpsons are neighbors of ours and we found them to be a quite misunderstood and underrated family.
(As Marge calls Dr. Marvin Monroe’s radio show, Homer and his co-workers listen at the power plant.)
Dr. Monroe: The pig has made you into his mother. You are not the hot love object you deserve to be.
Dr. Monroe: I’m as sure of it as I’m sure my voice is annoying. Marge, tonight, the second he comes through that front door, you’ve got to tell him you’re fed up, and if he doesn’t start loving, you will be leaving.
Marge: Leave Homer?
Dr. Monroe: Please, don't use his real name!
Marge: Leave Pedro?
(All of Homer’s co-workers start laughing at him.)
(Bart prank calls Moe’s Tavern.)
Moe: Moe's Tavern.
Bart: Hello. Is Al there?
Bart: Yeah, Al. Last name, Coholic.
Moe: Lemme check. Phone call for Al, Al Coholic. (Louder) Is there an Al Coholic here?
(Everyone in the bar laughs at Moe.)
Moe: Wait a minute. Listen, you little yellow-bellied rat jackass. If I ever find out who you are, I’ll kill ya! (Hangs up phone.)
(Bart and Lisa bust out in laughter.)
When Marge gives the video to Ms. Botz, the cover is orange and the tape is blue, while they're walking to the living room the cover is light blue, and when Ms. Botz gives it to Bart to put it in the VCR, the video is orange.
The music that is played as Ms. Botz looks for Bart, is similar to the music heard when the shark is about to strike in the suspense film Jaws.
America's Most Wanted
The TV show that Bart and Lisa re watching, "America's Most Armed and Dangerous," is most likely a parody of the long running FOX show.
Some Enchanted Evening
The title of the episode is the name of a song in the musical, South Pacific.
Life in Hell
The rabbit doll that Maggie has in the episode is Binky, a character in Matt Groening's comic strip, Life in Hell.