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Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • The episode title is a parody on the phrase by Woody Allen: "The Heart Wants What it Wants."
  • Maggie can be seen playing with a plush toy of Bongo, the one-eared rabbit from Matt Groening's Life in Hell comic strip.
  • When Marge makes a cooking suggestion to Wolfgang Puck, he immediately heads to the "Puck-mobile" to the music of the 1960s Batman television series.
  • Lisa's determination not to be a "Gamecock" indicates her unwillingness to attend the University of South Carolina, whose mascot is the Gamecocks.
  • When Bart is spying on Milhouse and Greta, the song playing is "Use ta Be My Girl" by the O'Jays.
  • Rainier Wolfcastle saying "Remember when I said I would eat you last? I lied!" to the piece of pie on the dinner table, is a parody of the movie Commando when Arnold Schwarzenegger says "Remember when I said I would kill you last? I lied!"
  • The music playing when the family arrives in Toronto is "Take Off" by Bob and Doug McKenzie, featuring Rush and their lead singer, Geddy Lee.
  • One of the studios Bart passes by is filming "Canadian Graffiti", a parody of the George Lucas movie "American Graffiti". Graffiti consists of "Obey the Rules!"
  • Milhouse's line "Take off hoser!" is a reference to Bob & Doug McKenzie.
  • The "Paramountie Studios" logo is a parody of Paramount Pictures.
  • Principal Skinner's last stand-up scene is an obvious reference to Seinfeld.
  • The scene where Bart broke up with Greta, refers to the movie Legally Blonde.
  • During the episode, Bart says "it's time to Rama lam these ding dongs"' referencing the Song from Animal House "Shama Lama Ding Dong".

Goofs Edit

  • Homer says it doesn't matter if he gets hurt as Canada have free health care, however only citizens can get free health care.
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