Numerous references of Hayao Miyazaki's films were made during the effects of the Cobra Rice Wine.
In one of the references Patty and Selma reference Kiki's Delivery Service and the cat is on Selma's broom. This is a reference to the fact that in the dubbed version of the movie, the cat was voiced by the late Phil Hartman, who voiced Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure, who were Selma's former husbands.
The chalkboard gag "Judas Priest is not 'Death Metal'" is a reference to the band being extremely stereotyped as "death metal" in the previous episode, "Steal This Episode".
The scene where the children are playing on the playground was reused from the episode "A Test Before Trying".
The Death of Radioactive Man is a parody of The Death of Superman.
In the comic book store, there is a Krusty frozen in carbonite as Han Solo is in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.