The musical automaton, Ali Rudy Vallée, is named after American actor, entertainer, bandleader and composer Rudy Vallée. A caricature of Vallée appeared in a Betty Boop cartoon entitled "Poor Cinderella".
The Milk can escape was one of Harry Houdini's most famous tricks. This trick is also considered one of the most dangerous ones as there are records of magicians who drowned trying to execute the trick.
After Sideshow Bob Roberts, this is the second episode that featured no chalkboard gag or couch gag in its original airing. However, unlike the former, this episode is missing the opening sequence altogether, with the credits that would normally appear on the TV appearing as subtitles during the first act.
This Episode is rated TV-14.
FOX Broadcasting Company said that this episode was running too long, so they decided to skip the whole opening sequence. Instead, it will begin with The Simpsons going peach farming, marking this as the 4th episode to not have the sequences, along with "Bart the General," "Life on the Fast Lane" and "Sideshow Bob Roberts."
According to Marge, they had to pay for the peaches they take home, so Homer could have left the peaches in the farm without having to pay for them.