This episode takes place after the events in The Simpson Movie.
Stephen Colbert based his character, Colby Krause, on motivational speaker Tony Robbins
The opening sequence is altered to reflect the events that happened in the movie.
Couch: The Simpsons run to the living room and find Spider Pig/Harry Plopper from "The Simpsons Movie". The Simpsons sit down, Homer hugs the pig and says, "My summer love".
Colby Krause: Homer, here in the bowling alley, you're a totally different man. Relaxed, confident...
Homer: Is this going somewhere?
Colby Krause: What we have to do is figure a way to make "Bowling Alley Homer" into "Everyday Homer."
Lenny: I have an aunt who became an uncle. Is it like that?
(Awkward silence. Lenny wanders off.)
Colby Krause: I want you to wear those bowling shoes out the door and everywhere you go. It's crazy, but it just might work!
Homer: Dr. Frederick J. Waxman, you're a genius!
Colby Krause: That's not my name.
Homer: I wasn't talking to you.
(Homer pays a private jet pilot.)
Homer: Okay, so this should be enough money to get me up in the air, have a frank talk with Marge, then maybe eat a deviled egg.
Pilot: Well, anything for a fellow Marine.
Homer: (Salutes) Yeah, Semper fudge.
Pilot: Uh, did you just say "Semper fudge"?
Homer: No, I said the right thing.
(Homer arrives home after his first day on the "new" job.)
Marge: So, how was your first day at your new job?
Homer: Oh, it was great! Flew to Tulsa on the company jet. Did my job in a way consistent with I what I already told you. (Nervously) Because that's what you do... when you have a job.
Lisa: I'm so proud of you, Dad!
Homer: Stop peppering me with questions!
(Homer calls Colby Krause to help coach him through a situation.)
Colby Krause: All right Homer what is it you're attempting to do? Win over a difficult client?
Homer: I'm trying to land a plane with no experience!
Colby Krause: Homer, I gotta tell you I'm not very good. I went to the Harvard of the South.
Homer: Duke? That's good!
Colby Krause: Not Duke.
Colby Krause: A little further south. Don't make me say it.
Visual: Ferris Bueller's Day of Beauty salon
When Mr. Burns and Homer are in Chicago, they enter a beauty salon called Ferris Bueller's Day of Beauty, which is a reference to the '80s classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off. As they exit the salon, they both resemble the two main characters: Ferris and his best friend Cameron.
The episode title is a play on the slogan for Delta airlines in the mid to late 80's, We Love To Fly and it Shows