- A similar plot was used in the short "Shoplifting," where Bart shoplifts candy from the Grocery Store and gets caught.
- A tattoo on Don Brodka's left arm reads USMC (U.S. Marine Corps).
- Bart steals a video game on December 21, according to the surveillance video.
- The episode premise was based on an incident in episode writer Mike Scully's childhood, in which he stole from a store and later returned the item.
- This episode was broadcast exactly six years after the very first full length episode of The Simpsons, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire."
- Running Gag: Millhouse lies to his mom by tattling on Bart saying that he is "swearing" and "smoking" whenever Bart gets into a fight with him over toys.
- Maggie appears in every Christmas photo even though she is just one year old. They could have been taken on other occasions however.
- Bart still wears shorts instead of pants even though it is cold enough to snow, and snow is on the ground.
- When Marge is lifting Bart up to kiss him, Bart's head and eyes are bigger than Marge's. Even though they're roughly supposed to have the same sized heads.
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