- The title of this episode is a reference to the film Catch Us If You Can, released as "Having a Wild Weekend" in the US.
- The Blackboard gag "Being right sucks" is a reference to the supposed prediction that Donald Trump would become President of the United States made in the Season 11 episode Bart to the Future.
- The song Chan Chan by the Cuban group Buena Vista Social Club plays during Grampa's car ride through the Cuban town.
- Vulture's Nest is an obvious parody of Shark Tank. Also, Mr. Burns' nickname "Mr. Excellent" is a play on Kevin O'Leary's nickname "Mr. Wonderful."
- The car Grampa was riding in through the Cuban town is a 1958 Oldsmobile 88.
- One of the legal reasons to visit Cuba is "really love Gloria Estefan".
- During the couch gag, Lisa is reading Homer's Odyssey.
- The car owner mentions a study made by professor Ellen Langer about aging called "Counterclockwise", where old people who were exposed to late '50s culture were more active than the ones who weren't.
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