Chalkboard: I will not fake rabies
Couch Gag: The family does not realize the bottom cushions are missing until it's too late, and are compressed into the couch.
Marge and her sisters read ''Idle Chatter'' and ''Peephole'' magazines at the beauty salon.
Marge: Question 1: Name one of your child’s friends.
Homer: Lets see uh, Bart’s friends, well there's the fat kid with the thing, uh, the little wiener who's always got his hands in his pockets!
Marge: They want a name, Homer, not a vague description!
Marge: Hank? Hank who?
Marge: Homer, you made that up.
Homer: (reading) No matter what you tell your child to do, you will always do the opposite, huh?
Homer's Brain: Don't you get it? You've got to use reverse psychology!
Homer: That sounds too complicated!
Homer's Brain: OK, don't use reverse psychology!
Homer: All right, I will!
Marge: Question 2: "Who is your son's hero?"
Homer: Steve McQueen.
Marge: That's your hero! "Name another dad you talk to about parenting."
Marge: "What are your son's hobbies?"
Homer: Well, he's always chewing on the phone cord.
Marge: He hasn't done that since he was two!
Homer: Then he has no hobbies!
Nelson: Hey, Simpson, where's your loser-mobile!
Homer: Loser mobile…hehehe…wait a minute!
Bart: Uh, It’s over there Nelson.
Nelson: Whoa, talk about your pieces of crap!
Homer stands up and shouts to Bart, "Do it for your old man, boy!" As he does this, the theme from the baseball film The Natural plays.
Days Of Thunder
The title of the episode is a reference to the 1990 racing film Days Of Thunder.
In the last race, Nelson's car has blades on its wheels just like those attached to the wheels of Messala's chariot in the race scene in the famous film Ben-Hur.