Chalkboard Gag: I will not encourage others to fly
Couch Gag: The couch falls through the floor
This episode marks the first appearance of Mayor Joe Quimby.
As of 2009, this episode is still the most viewed upon it's original airing, with 33.6 million viewers watching.
Mrs. Krabappel: Bart, did you read the book?
Bart: Mrs. Krabappel, I am insulted. Is this a book report or a witch hunt?
Mrs. Krabappel: Then perhaps you'd like to tell us the name of the pirate.
Bart: (thinking) Blackbeard...Captain Nemo...Captain Hook...Long John Silver...Peg Leg Pete... (speaking) Bluebeard!?
Bart: A part of this D-minus belongs to God.
Mayor Quimby: I hereby declare this day to be 'Snow Day'- the funnest day in the history of Springfield.
Bart: Only geeks sit in the front seat. From now on you sit in the back row. And that's not just on the bus. It goes for school and church, too.
Martin Prince: Why?
Bart: So no one can see what you're doing.
Martin Prince: Oooh. I think I understand. The potential for mischief varies inversely to one's proximity to the authority figure. (he shows a note where he has written: MOC 1/PA)
Martin: Oh please, call me Papa.
Bart: Little ketchup for your buns, Papa?
(Bart puts ketchup packets on Martin's seat before he sits down)
(On the bus ride to school, Bart seeks some answers for his upcoming test)
Bart: Okay, no reason to panic. Find an egghead, pump him for some answers and, boom, I’m back on easy street.
(Bart looks around the bus and spots an open seat near Sherri and Terri)
Terri: Look at him. I bet he didn’t study again.
Sherri: And now he’s gonna try to kiss up and get answers from us.
Terri: He’s pathetic.
(Bart sits down in the vacant seat near Sherri and Terri)
Bart: Good morning, girls.
Sherri and Terri: (Cheerfully and in unison) Good morning, Bart!
Bart: Say, who's up for a little cram session? I'll go first. What was the name of the pilgrims’ boat?
Sherri: The Spirit of St. Louis.
Bart: And where’d they land?
Terri: Sunny Acapulco.
Bart: And why'd they leave England?
Sherri: Giant rats!
(Bart writes down Sherri and Terri’s answers)
Bart: Cool! History's comin’ alive.
(Sherri and Terri giggle to themselves)
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
During the snow scene, a group of Springfield citizens commune in a circle and hold hands singing. This scene parodies a similar scene from How The Grinch Stole Christmas, in which the Hoos do the same thing.
"Don't Tread On Me"
The phrase written on Ben Franklin's sled, "Don't sled on me," is a reference to the American patriotic quote.