Couch Gag: Repeat of the couch gag from "Bart Carny" where Nelson Muntz pulls the couch out from under the family just as they are about to sit.
This is the first episode in which Nelson speaks of his obsession with huckleberries.
Homer: All right, son, we're about to embark on our most difficult mission. Let's bow our heads in prayer.
(Homer and Bart fold their hands and bow their heads.)
Homer: Dear Lord, I know You're busy, seeing as how You can watch women changing clothes and all that, but if you help us steal this grease tonight, I promise we'll donate half the profits to charity.
Bart: Dad, He's not stupid.
Homer: All right, screw it! Let's roll!
Lisa: So there I am, being nice to Alex, and she takes all of my friends and ditches me!
Marge: I'm sure they didn't ditch you, honey. Maybe they went off to plan a surprise party for you.
Bart: (Laughs) Yeah! (Laughs) Good one, Mom!
Lisa: They only like her because she acts so grown up with her perfume and her cell phone and--Oh! Get this, Mom! She drinks iced tea.
Homer: Lisa, I can't imagine anyone being more likable than you. But apparently, this new girl is. So my advice would be to start copying her in every way.
Lisa: But Dad--
Homer: Uh-uh! Think, "Is that what Alex would say?"
Homer: Oh, I can't believe those goons muscled me out of my grease business. I've been muscled out of everything I've ever done. Including my muscle-for-hire business.
Marge: My poor Homie. Couldn't you try some other far-out money-making scheme?
Homer: Aww, what's the point?
Marge: (Encouragingly) You could raise some emus.
Homer: Emus? Really? Ooh, that's pretty crazy. Nah, I'd only fail, just like I fail at everything.
Bart: Hey, Dad, I've been thinking. What if instead of givin' up on grease, we go for one last big score?
Homer: Wait a minute. The boy's right! I can't quit now! (Hugs Bart) Aww, you always know just what to say to cheer me up. (to Marge) Emu farm? (Laughs) You're priceless, Marge!
(Some goons from steal Homer's grease.)
Homer: Hey, hey! You're taking our grease!
Goon #1: It's our grease now.
(He takes Homer's shovel and hits him in the head with it.)
Goon #2: We run the grease racket in this town.
(The goons start to walk away.)
Homer: Hey, that's my shovel!
Goon #1: We also run the shovel racket.
This episode shares a similar premise with season six's Lisa's Rival:
1) The A-story involves Lisa making friends with a new girl who is guest-voiced by a famous actress (in "Lisa's Rival", Alison Taylor was originally voiced by Winona Ryder; in this episode, Alex Whitney is voiced by Lisa Kudrow [from the NBC sitcom Friends
2) The B-story involves Homer selling a food staple for cheap (Homer selling sugar from Hans' Moleman's truck/Homer selling grease)