Mom and Pop Art
The Old Man and the "C" Student
Monty Can't Buy Me Love


  • The title is a reference to the book "The Old Man and the Sea".
  • The Native American shown breaking the window is a reference to a character from the novel and movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".
  • Superintendent Chalmers refers to Bart as Jan Murray. Murray was a stand-up comedian most popular in the '50s and '60s.
  • When Bart turns the senior citizens loose, they re-enact the "Can't Buy Me Love" field sequence from The Beatles movie "A Hard Day's Night".
    • The end titles show an album cover that looks very similar to the "A Hard Day's Night LP" cover, with the title "A Bart Day's Night".


  • Principal Skinner punished all the students, when Bart was the only one who did anything wrong. Therefore, he should have punished Bart and the other student should have been free from all punishment.
  • When Bart and the elderly board the boat, the Sea Captain says "Not a looker in the bunch." Later on when Mr Burns' yacht crashes into the boat, Lisa asks how could the Sea Captain not see the yacht to which he proclaims "Two Glass eyes", this being the case, he wouldn't be able to of seen the elderly to begin with. Also, he can see in later episodes.
  • After the Indian man breaks the window, the Old Jewish Man comes to yell at him. Just a second later, he is back at his chair.
  • The Springfield Tire Fire has a sign saying "Est. 1989", yet in Flaming Moe's it is shown that the Tire Fire started in 1966.

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