The Old Man and the Lisa
In Marge We Trust
Homer's Enemy


  • The "Fruity Oaty Bars" commercial in the 2005 film Serenity was inspired by the "Mr. Sparkle" commercial.
  • In the "The Itchy & Scratchy Show" shown in the episode, Itchy stretches the stethoscope to a French nuclear testing site, which is a reference to the French nuclear test in French Polynesia in January 1996.
  • The Scream Flanders Makes is reused in The Simpsons Game.


  • In the closeup of Rev. Lovejoy putting up the next church topic, the board is much bigger and empty.
  • Dr. Hibbert's daughter is among the churchgoers seen attempting to ask Marge questions. However, in said scene, she has yellow skin.
  • A videotape from Japan wouldn't actually work in a VHS Player in the U.S due to region coding. The writers seemed to realize this mistake as later shown in The Regina Monologues and Elementary School Musical. However, it is possible the tapes were formatted for American VHS players since the video was meant for American investors.

Cultural references

  • The name is based off the motto on American money, 'In God We Trust'.

Season 7 Season 8 References/Trivia Season 9
Treehouse of Horror VIIYou Only Move TwiceThe Homer They FallBurns, Baby BurnsBart After DarkA Milhouse DividedLisa's Date with DensityHurricane NeddyEl Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)The Springfield FilesThe Twisted World of Marge SimpsonMountain of MadnessSimpsoncalifragilisticexpiala-D'oh-ciousThe Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie ShowHomer's PhobiaBrother from Another SeriesMy Sister, My SitterHomer vs. the Eighteenth AmendmentGrade School ConfidentialThe Canine MutinyThe Old Man and the LisaIn Marge We TrustHomer's EnemyThe Simpsons Spin-Off ShowcaseThe Secret War of Lisa Simpson