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|| 'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky
- When Homer and Lisa are at the shop where they buy the telescope if you look closely in the background you can see Leather Craft from the episode "Sunday, Cruddy, Sunday".
- Miss Springfield was last seen with Mayor Quimby at the Olde Off-Ramp Inn in "Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington".
- Rigel 7, the home of Kang and Kodos is mentioned.
- The name of this episode is a reference to the 1960s classic Purple Haze, which contains the lyric " 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky ".
- Is is revealed in this episode that Willie supports Aberdeen F.C
- While sleep-deprived, Marge yells "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!", which is the famous opening catch-phrase of Saturday Night Live.
- This episode won the 2004 Annie Award for Outstanding Directing in an Animated Television Production.
- The song accompanying the Starry Night sky scenes in this episode is "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)" by Don McLean.
- The hood ornament on Fat Tony's car is actually an Emmy award.
- It is revealed that Bart once accidentally called the teacher 'Mom'. In Lisa the Iconoclast, Ralph calls Miss Hoover 'Mommy'.
- The music at the planetarium display is the start of "Jupiter" from Gustav Holst's The Planets. Ironically, this suite is actually about astrology, not astronomy as such.