|Beware My Cheating Bart||
Cultural references Edit
- The title could be a reference to the line "beware my foolish heart" from the song "My Foolish Heart" by Victor Young and Ned Washington.
- The title screen gag and the chalkboard gag are references to Matt Groening's having revealed in an interview that the Simpsons's Springfield was named for Springfield, Oregon.
- The films seen at the Springfield Mall reference to many recently released at the time of this episode films, including:
- Jackass: The Funeral, a reference to the Jackass franchise and possibly to Jackass member Ryan Dunn, who died in a car crash in June 2011.
- Cars 3: New Merchandise, a reference to Disney/Pixar's Cars franchise. Note that episode premiered before the actual Cars 3 film came out in 2017.
- Horrible Premise, a reference to the 2011 comedy film Horrible Bosses.
- Happy Little Elves II: The Sequel, a reference to the 2009 action-comedy film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, the second Alvin and the Chipmunks film.
- Transformers of the Caribbean, a reference to the Transformers and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchises.
- Crawlspace, a possible reference to the 1986 horror film of the same name.
- During the montage of scenes with Shauna and Bart going on dates:
- The song playing is "April Come She Will" by Simon & Garfunkel.
- When Bart stares open-mouthed at what is revealed to be Shauna's arm in Moe's Tavern, the view before the camera zooms out is a sight gag on the movie poster from the 1967 comedy-drama film The Graduate, which also features music by Simon & Garfunkel.
- The scene where Bart and Milhouse cross the street is a reference to the 1969 drama film Midnight Cowboy.
- Stranded is an obvious parody of Lost.
- The strange glyphs on the mountain say, "Watch Futurama Thursdays at 10" in the Futurama alien alphabet.
- "The Lava Being" is a parody of the Smoke Monster.
- Homer's comment about how one of the episodes' endings "raised more questions than answers" referenced the various confusing elements in Lost.
- Marge's reveal about the ending for Stranded regarding how "Firstly, the "mysterious island" is 15 miles from Long Beach. Al, Doorway Three led to Hell despite the series creators' repeated insistence it did not lead to Hell, and the entire Strandiverse, is a piece of gravel in a cosmic kitty litter box!", references the reveals made by the infamous series finale for Lost.
- Other television shows found on the Butt-Whisperer 9000 that are parodies include:
- Alaska Nebraska (from "Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh"), a parody of Hannah Montana.
- The Chimpsons, an obvious parody of the show itself.
- Ice Road Joggers, a parody of Ice Road Truckers.
- Keeping Up with the Krustofskys, a parody of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
- Thicker than Waters (from "Homer the Father"), a parody of Growing Pains.
- Characters that can be seen when the screen zooms out from Earth at the end of the episode (listed in order of appearance) include:
- God and the Devil arm-wrestling.
- An alien in a spaceship looking at the plaque (upside down) from the Pioneer 10/11 space probes.
- Fry and Leela from Futurama sitting on a distant planet.
- And finally, the Earth is revealed to be one grain in a cosmic kitty-litter box with a red eyed cat saying "purr-plexing, isn't it!" As we hear Homer say "D'oh!"
- At The Android's Dungeon:
- Jeffery Albertson tells Bart and Shauna to think of The Android's Dungeon as their personal Asgard and to think of him as their all-seeing Heimdall, guardian of the Gate, a reference to the Thor comics.
- When Jeffery Albertson gets into a flame war with Shauna, he says "oh, flame on", the Human Torch's catchphrase from the Fantastic Four comics.
- The comic book From Heck is a reference to Alan Moore's From Hell comic book series.
- The Little Lolo comic book is a reference to the Little Lulu comic strip.
- The end of the episode zooms outward into the Universe, in the style of Power of Ten. This is an encore of the couch gag used in The Ziff Who Came to Dinner.
- Squeaky-Voiced Teen's name tag says "Steve" at The Brown Burrito, even though outside references state that the Squeaky-Voice Teen's real name is Jeremy Freedman.
- Marge is kind to Jimbo, Dolph and Kearney in this episode, however in "The Blue and the Gray," Jimbo shouts an insult at her, and Marge backs up the car to tell him off, and the bullies run away. Marge being nice could have been because she had forgiven him, forgotten about the insult, or did not know that it was him that insulted her.
- In the International/online version of this episode, the title screen gag is repeated from the episode "Elementary School Musical," and the chalkboard gag is "Teacher does not have to pay an "Ugly Tax"."
- Admiral Baby from "Homer to the Max" are one of the television shows on the Butt-Whisperer 9000.
- A poster for Tic-Tac-Toe: X v. O from "The Squirt and the Whale" is seen.
- The last episode where a girl (Laura Powers) had a relationship with both Bart and Jimbo was in "New Kid on the Block".
- When Homer is saying "Watch whatever you want...," Milhouse is in front of a Transformers of the Caribbean movie poster and Bart is standing next to him. Then Homer, Bart and Milhouse keep walking. Afterwards, Homer looks round at them, but the boys are in exactly the same position as they were.
- When Bart says "Doesn't anyone here realize I'm only ten years old?", a duplicate pair of eyes and nose can be seen for a split second.
- Jimbo mentions that Bart has two baby teeth. However, he lost his last baby tooth in "Fat Man and Little Boy."
- When Jimbo picks Bart up to see if he's a good chaperone for Shauna, he wipes a temporary tattoo of Bart's arm. The tattoo was not there before he wiped it off, and is not there when Jimbo puts Bart back down on the ground.
- When Homer looks out the window to see Jimbo holding Bart upside-down by his ankles, as the shots change, the treehouse moves place slightly. The window also changes design.