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Cultural references Edit
The title and plot of the episode reference the 2006 film .
The Departed The episode contains several elements of the film, including the use of the Dropkick Murphys song , the chasing scene and the ending, which shows a Rat. I'm Shipping Up to Boston
 The plot is inspired by the story of the movie Donnie Brasco. In the movie, an FBI agent infiltrates the mafia under the secret code name of "Donnie", just like Donny in this episode.
While driving in the loaner car, Homer sings by Yes, but with different lyrics.
Owner of a Lonely Heart Bart also references the Diet Coke and Mentos eruption, using a pack of Green Apple Mentos, a normal can of Coke, and a styrofoam cup.
The car Homer loans is a first generation Cadillac CTS.
This is the second episode in a row where a character (Bart/Nancy) orders another character to do something (Skinner to go knitting/Sid to bang his head against a wall) and they obey, claiming they're only doing it because they want to.
When Donny is in Principal Skinner's office after the assembly, it's 5:50. The clock in the office may be broken.
After Principal Skinner locks Bart and Donny in the detention room, he chuckles to himself, but his mouth doesn't move.
↑ Keller, Richard (2008-03-02).
The Debarted. tvsquad.com. Retrieved on 2008-03-03.