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Cultural references Edit
The title and the story is a reference to .
The Social Network
Also, SpringFace is a parody of Facebook. The "Floor" is a parody of Facebook's "Wall."
Armie Hammer, one of the guest stars in this episode, was one of the actors who performed in The Social Network. He is portraying two real-life characters that were in the film as well.
The chalkboard gag, "We do need no education," is a reference to the lyric "We don't need no education" from the Pink Floyd song " Another Brick in the Wall."
Reverend Lovejoy takes an online quiz to find which Muppet he is and gets Beaker as the result.
Chubba the Shedd's Dust Palace is a reference to Jabba the Hutt's Sand Palace from .
Star Wars The shops and restaurants in Towne Centre at Springfield Glenne:
The old vouchers Marge throws away:
The Lisa is a parody of the Apple Lisa.
Nelson plays "Angry Nerds" where he threw Martin into Database, Cosine and Report Card, knocking them and the bookshelf over, a parody of .
Angry Birds The blue-haired lawyer says that SpringFace is the biggest failure since Ask Jeeves, a search engine. Jeeves, the mascot of the UK version of the site, then gets up and walks out, head hung low.
During the 2012 London Summer Olympics with the Winklevoss', " In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg can be heard. The same song was also heard in The Social Network in a very similar scene with the Winklevoss twins.
The song used twice in the episode, particularly when the text on the screen towards the end is telling the viewer what has happened to the characters after the episode, is " Creep" by Radiohead covered by Scala and Kolacny Brothers," which was also used in the trailer of The Social Network.
The episode was too short so "A Simpsons 'Show's Too Short' Story" was placed at the end. This was animated in a similar way to the Dark Stanley story from " Yokel Chords," with similar music playing.
The story pays homage to Tim Burton's 1982 stop-motion short film "Vincent", which was about a young boy who imagined he was horror movie icon Vincent Price. The poetic narration of the short was modelled on the same style employed by Tim Burton.
The appearance of a stand-alone short at the end of an episode designed solely to fill up time was previously employed in " The Front" with .
The Adventures of Ned Flanders The artwork of the "Show's Too Short" story pays homage to Edward Gorey, an author and illustrator known for his dark humor and also for his animated opening to the PBS series .
Mystery! Lisa somehow knows what her family did when they went to the mall, even though she was not with them. She even says that she has left certain parts out. They could have talked about what they did in the shopping later that day, as that was a flashback.
The title of the episode is the second Season 23 title with D'oh in it, first was " The Falcon and the D'ohman."
When Nelson torments Lisa's group in the school, he does not insult or harass her in anyway, only going after the others probably because she is a girl.
Lisa is asked to be played with by some girls from school, indicating that she has grown in popularity for making her social network.
The source code of SpringFace is HTML, probably due to its popularity on web pages.
At the end of the episode, when the following information is displayed, it is a reference to CBS's long time crime show 48 Hours :
Principal Skinner was convicted of selling hornet honey as bee honey.
Mr. Burns received a payment of $35 million even though he didn't do anything.
Groundskeeper Willie was not in this episode.
Lisa learned that it's not how many SpringFace friends you have, what matters is how many followers you have on SpringTwit.
Kearney's avatar died in Vietnam.
The last time a bully phoned Bart for something inexplicably heard about at his house was in Homer the Vigilante.
The last episode with a trial as a framing device was The Way We Weren't.
This is the second episode where a character tricks another into thinking they are driving out of a parking space for their entertainment. The first was Mona Leaves-a.
This is the second episode where Homer buys a computer. The first was The Computer Wore Menace Shoes.
The story of a Simpson child explaining what led up to the first scene was last used in The Telltale Head.
During the scene at the First Church of Springfield:
The text towards the end of the episode states "Groundskeeper Willie was not in this episode." However, Willie did make an appearance in the episode, albeit a minor cameo.