Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny is written with Intellectual Homer's blood.
Chalkboard: Teacher was not dumped -- it was mutual
Couch: In a parody of the Bonanza opening, a map of frontier-era United States is burned out in the center, revealing The Simpsons on horseback. The Bonanza theme plays throughout.
Lisa's yard sale sign shows also the Spanish translation, Venta de Garaje, which word by word translation is sale from the garage.
Principal Skinner's secretary, Myra, appears for the first time in this episode.
Ralph: I've got two kinds of wet in my pants.
Bart: I've learned so much in my three hours here. I don't have to play pranks to feel good. I can just listen to the gentle rhythms of nature.
(We hear the sound of something hitting a car.)
Homer: Stupid horse! It's a deer crossing! (Homer drives his car into the scene) Wash the blood off the windshield and get in the car boy!
Skinner: (Admiring his new car) Ah, 1995, fine year for Camrys. No one would ever guess he spent three month in a lake.
Carl: Hey, nice rope.
Lenny: You could hang a cow with that thing.
Milhouse: These steam tunnels are awsome. It's like we're in the school's lymphatic system. And we are the lymph!
Homer: (looking at the "behavior modification camp" brochure) Hum. This camp's got it all. Climbing some kind of rope thing. Wearing a bag pack. High-five-ing the black kid. (Turning to Bart) It's the perfect thing to straighten you out!
Homer: Stupid Bart! Makes me drive to Oregon. Home of unspoiled forest birthplace of Matt Groening.
Fun Homer: (drunk, captured with two energy rings) Oh come on Serious Homer. Let me out. We get a monkey drunk and push him down the stairs.
Serious Homer: (Hitting Fun Homer with his laser gun.) I'll kill you, the way I killed Intellectual Homer.
(The camera Angle changes and shows the dead Intellectual Homer)
Homer: I bet they're from Massachusetts.You know, it's legal there for a guy to marry his son?!
Waitress: So, here for a snack before they roll you back into the ocean?
Homer: Yeah! I'll have the smiley face breakfast special. Uh, but could you add a bacon nose, plus bacon hair, bacon mustache, five o'clock shadow made of bacon bits and a... bacon body.
Lisa: (after getting calls from both Marge and Homer about being in jail) Well, Maggie, I always knew the day would come when it would boil down to just you and me. I'll look for work in the morning.
The Couch Gag is a parody on the opening from the western TV Show Bonanza
Skinner's new car is a Toyota Camry
. Read more about this car in the wikipedia article
Marge said that Homer made a PowerPoint
presentation about Stuart Little
a few weeks ago. Read more about the presentation program developed by Microsoft in the wikipedia article
. Stuart Little
is the first children's story from Elwyn Brooks White
and was adapted as live-action film in 1999 and a sequel in 2002.
Homer and Bart passing near by Mount Rushmore
. Read more about this memorial in the wikipedia article
Ned Flanders buys his Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
LP back from The Simpsons yard sale. Read more about the musical theatre show in the wikipedia article
Marge considers donating the unsold items from the yard sale to the Salvation Army
. Read more about the charity and social services organization in the wikipedia article
The episode title “We're on the Road to D'oh-where” is a spoof off of the song "Road to Nowhere", by Talking Heads
. You may read the lyrics to the song at lyricsfreak.com