On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister
Previous Episode References
The last time Bart used a radio to trick his class into thinking someone had farted occurred in " Radio Bart".
Nelson is wearing a T-shirt that says "Glaciers Suck," and says it's part of his "Things Suck" line of clothing. Bart had a similar idea in " Fat Man and Little Boy."
Grampa was earlier seen working at Sprawl-Mart in the episode " The Fat and the Furriest."
One of the nice things Lisa brings up that Bart did for her was when he brought her her homework when she was sick, referencing " Bart's Dog Gets an F".
The title is taken from the musical .
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever The scene of the children pulling the school bus up the hill is a reference to the movie "Fitzcarraldo". When Uter makes reference to the movie, Nelson punches him in the stomach saying "That movie was flawed".
The episode's couch gag (which shows the house, Springfield, the continent, the planet, the Milky Way, and the universe, and finally goes back to Homer's body) spoofs the 1977 science education movie . The gag was first used in " Powers of Ten The Ziff Who Came to Dinner."
Sprawl-Mart is a parody of Wal-Mart, in spite of the sign outside that says it isn't.
In one scene, a sign outside Sprawl-Mart says "Don't Watch 60 Minutes This Week," a reference to controversies involving Wal-Mart ending up being covered on .
60 Minutes The title of the restraining order instructional video is a pun on the song "Get Out of My Dreams, Get into My Car" by Billy Ocean.
The song playing during the " Lisa poking Bart" montage is " Don't Stand So Close to Me" by The Police.
When Bart drops his pants to pee outdoors ("The world is my toilet now!"), the music playing is the theme from .
Born Free During the montage showing Bart living with a pack of wild dogs, the music playing is from Vivaldi's .
The Four Seasons At the very end, while the wicker statue burns, the Simpsons play (and dance to) "Tijuana Taxi" by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.
The wicker statue of Lisa that Bart builds is a reference to the 1973 film . The The Wicker Man 2006 remake came out about ten months after the episode first aired.
Jimbo calls the Lisa statue "The Wicker Witch of the West," referencing both The Wicker Man and .
The Wizard of Oz Bart's plea to Lisa to "Look in your heart" is a reference to the 1990 Coen Brothers film .
Samantha Stankey from " Bart's Friend Falls in Love" is clearly visible in the field trip, even though she was sent to an all-girls convent school at the end of that episode.
The entire glacier which Lisa causes to sink seems to be floating on top of the lake, even though only 10% of any given iceberg is visible above the surface in reality.
Following around someone on whom you have a restraining order (as Lisa does to Bart) is considered abuse of the order and is grounds for having it removed.
Springfield Elementary School couldn't possibly be so small that there is nowhere Bart could be without violating the restraining order.
Also, Bart was able to obey the order at the Simpson home, but not at school, which would mean that the school is smaller than the Simpson home.
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