Homer and Apu
Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy
Deep Space Homer


  • A song "We Love You, Matlock" is a parody of song "We Love You, Conrad" by Bye Bye Birdie.
  • The giant floor piano in the store as well as Homer playing is likely a reference to the 1988 film Big which also features a similar scene and has Tom Hanks's character playing it too.
    • Also, when Homer first uses the giant-sized piano, its shown playing "Rock around the Clock Tonight."
  • The main plot of the episode is a reference to several controversies to Barbie, more directly the "Math is Hard" talking Barbie controversy.


  • Malibu Stacy is referred to as "America's favorite eight and a half incher."
  • It cost $46,000 to produce the Lisa Lionheart dolls.
  • A sign in front of the factory reads: "PetroChem Petrochemical Corporation, Proud Makers of Caustic Polypropylene and Malibu Stacy".
  • Maggie can write her name on an Etch-A-Sketch, once again indicating her intelligence.
  • Stacy Lovell's ex-husband, Joe, has a line on his neck, like a doll.
  • It's revealed that Smithers owns the largest Malibu Stacy collection in Springfield.
  • Homer plays the Simpsons theme song on the floor piano at the end.


  • When the Simpson family is about to leave for the mall, Marge's necklace changes from red to white while on-screen.
  • Abe can somehow reach the carhorn despite claiming that he can't unbuckle his seatbelt.
  • When the girls joke that Lisa said a dirty word, Nina's mouth did not move even though she clearly appeared to be speaking to Janey.
  • The speaker outside of Stacy's mansion changes depending on the angle of the shot. At first, it has lines going diagonally both ways, but then it only has horizontal lines.
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