This is the 500th episode without The Treehouse of Horror episodes.
This is the second episode where a teacher bullies a Simpson. The first was My Fair Laddy.
This is the second episode where Homer's eye gets injured and must wear an eye patch. The first was The Way We Weren't.
This is the second episode where Springfield Elementary School has a faculty member with an embarrassing name. The first was Separate Vocations.
This is the third episode where a substitute teacher fills in for Miss Hoover. The first two were Lisa's Substitute and Rednecks and Broomsticks. The substitute teacher in this episode have a reversed personality to the substitute in the former.
Ms. Cantwell's car licence plate is "RABF09" the production code for this episode.