Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment
Principal Charming
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?




The scene from Vertigo.

  • Principal Skinner running up the stairs then looking down and seeing that he is a way up is similar to a scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (right).
  • Skinner yelling, "Tomorrow is another school day!" parodies the last line from Gone with the Wind: "Tomorrow is another day."
  • Homer profiling every man to find Selma a date is similar to the film The Terminator.
  • The title is a parody of Prince Charming, a fairy tale character.
  • The movie Principal Skinner and Patty see on their date, "Space Mutants V: The Land Down Under", in which a marsupial variant of the space monster (with a baby alien in a pouch) attacks Australia, is a reference to the werewolf movie Howling III: The Marsupials.


  • When the line is shown for the DMV Barney is shown, right after Homer talked to him, unless Barney happens to live close to the DMV.
  • In this episode, Lisa states she is eight, however, she didn't turn eight until the season 3 episode, "Stark Raving Dad". This is because the series is a floating timeline, where the characters do not age physically.
Season 1 Season 2 References/Trivia Season 3
Bart Gets an "F"Simpson and DelilahTreehouse of Horror (aka "The Simpsons Halloween Special") • Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every FishDancin' HomerDead Putting SocietyBart vs. ThanksgivingBart the DaredevilItchy & Scratchy & MargeBart Gets Hit by a CarOne Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue FishThe Way We WasHomer vs. Lisa and the 8th CommandmentPrincipal CharmingOh Brother, Where Art Thou?Bart's Dog Gets an FOld MoneyBrush with GreatnessLisa's SubstituteThe War of the SimpsonsThree Men and a Comic BookBlood Feud