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The full opening sequence intro returns in this episode. This and 'Round Springfield are the only two episodes in Season 6 to use the full opening.
The name of the lesbian bar is the " She-She Lounge".
The man who looks very similar to Homer is named " Guy Incognito" who later appears in The Simpsons Movie.
Homer and Smithers's favorite song is revealed to be "It's Raining Men" by The Weather Girls.
While they were seen previously in Moe's Tavern during the episode Flaming Moe's, Homer's co-workers Lenny Leonard and Carl Carlson officially become regular patrons at Moe's Tavern in this episode.
Considering that Moe is a snake-handler (as seen in " Homer the Heretic"), the venom from the cobra biting him really should not have affected him.
In a deleted scene right after Homer is thrown out of Moe's, a stray cat enters the bar. Moe is then heard saying, "Oh, look at the cat, he put sugar all over the place".
Dr. Zweig is later seen in " It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge" and " Large Marge".
In this episode, Marge is highly afraid of flying, but in Season 3's " Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington," she had no trouble flying.
Despite being banned from Moe's Tavern in this episode, Homer is seen at Moe's again in later episodes. Moe must have forgiven him offscreen.
How could that record hit Smithers in his car if he had a windshield?
Marge would not have been able to disembark as the steps had been taken away and the aircraft had left the stand.
Also, the Simpsons' bags could not have been off loaded for the same reason.
The episode's title is a reference to Erica Jong's novel .
Fear of Flying One of the bars that Homer visits is the bar from the sitcom All of the characters are voiced by the actors who played them in Cheers. Cheers, with the exception of Frasier Crane who remains silent. This is perhaps because Kelsey Grammer has made multiple appearances on The Simpsons as Sideshow Bob, he does not lend his voice to this episode.
Grampa being left on a plane and proceeding to slap his hands on his face and yell is a reference to the movie
Home Alone. The films Homer rents are and Hero, Fearless, , the latter of which Marge watches. All of them involve plane crashes.
Alive Marge's recurring dream is that she is in TV series : She is Mrs. Robinson, Lost in Space Homer is Dr. Smith, and Lisa is the Robot.
The flashback where Marge and her mother have a biplane shooting at them in a cornfield is a parody of Alfred Hitchcock's film .
North by Northwest Marge calls Dr. Zweig "Lowenstein", a reference to Barbra Streisand's character in the film .
The Prince of Tides