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Cultural References

  • The title is a parody of The Great Santini.
  • 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 song Ali Rudy Vallée plays is Three Little Fishies, a #1 hit for Kay Kyser and his Kollege of Musical Knowledge in 1939. Lyrics and a MIDI version of the song can be found on the NIEHS Kids' Pages.
  • Gregg Demon Magicfreek is a reference to Criss Angel and his Criss Angel Mindfreak show.
  • That Old Black Magic (Louis Prima and Keely Smith version) plays during the montage of Lisa performing her magic.
  • The music heard when the door opens to the "little magicians' room" is Soul Bossa Nova by Quincy Jones.
  • The mirror noir shows that Lisa will die of morbid obiesity because it was from the "american market".
  • Music played during Gregg Demon's act is "Milkshake" by Kelis.
  • 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.


  • This is the only episode to skip the entire opening sequence.
  • This episode is rated TV-14.
  • This is the 4th episode to not have the opening sequence, 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.


  • When Lisa does the milk trick, Nelson is seen telling God, "God, if you don't bring my Lisa back safe, ants will burn tonight!!" This is from when they dated in "Lisa's Date with Density".


  • When Ewell takes the guitar to play it, the pegbox goes through his face.
  • When Lisa goes out of the bush, one bush has a different green tone.
  • When Marge lays again on the massage bed, her left arm becomes of a dark yellow tone.
  • When Bart walks on the corner, Dolph doesn't have his fringe on. But then he has on.
  • When Raymondo opens the sarcophagus, the pommuls of the swords cannot be seen.
  • After Lisa says "Looks like there's magic between you two", look at the picture and you'll see that Raymondo and his wife doesn't have pupils.
  • It's unknown why Marge doesn't say something after Lisa and Bart throw away the peaches. Although it could be that she grounded them offscreen.
  • In one scene, Allison Taylor has blue hair.
  • Raymondo's TV turns on it with a RC the first time. But when he turns off later, he does it with a magic wand.
  • When Raymondo turns off the TV, he turns off with a magic wand he has. But in another scene of him, the wand is gone.
  • When Raymondo yells "JUST OUT!" he sounds like Dan Castellaneta instead of his original voice actor, Martin Landau.
  • Raymondo puts a blanket to cover Lisa. But after the commercial break, the blanket disappears.
  • When Homer goes to the theater with the family, he doesn't have a jacket. He then suddenly does, which gets stolen. He then wears the jacket in the theater.
  • The confetti throw it by Raymondo's fake head disappears after Raymondo leaves the stage.

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