The sign near the entrance of the Botanical Gardens reads "Our Stamens are a Pistil". As well as referring to two parts of flowers, it is also a pun on the old-fashioned slang "pistol" meaning someone who is bright/energetic ("hot as a pistol") and thus fun to be around. The sign is thus saying (in a very obscure way) "Our flowers are fun to be around", and also explains why Lisa finds the joke hilarious whilst everybody else (including, in all likelihood, most of the audience) is just baffled by it.
As the Simpsons are entering the arboretum, one of the sculpted bushes they pass is "Binky", a character from Matt Groening's comic "Life in Hell." The other pair of bushes are Kang and Kodos, The Simpsons' resident space aliens.
Maggie requested Moe to read a book titled "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", but Moe rejects the idea after flipping through the pages, and describes the book containing themes as "White rabbits" and "Chicks poppin' mushrooms".
When Moe tries to get out some toys, which includes a Tickle Me Elmo. After he tests some other toys, he brings out a Tickle Me Elmo. But when he thinks he abused the Tickle Me Elmo, he said "You can't tickle Elmo no more", he made the Tickle Me Elmo say "No means no for Elmo." Then Elmo slaps Moe.
Fat Tony says "I haven't cried this much since I paid to see Godfather III". Joe Mantegna , the voice of Fat Tony was IN Godfather III.