My Mother the Carjacker
The President Wore Pearls
The Regina Monologues

Cultural references

  • Although the subtitle at the end denys it, the episode is a parody of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock opera Evita. Many of five songs, which appear in this episode, are parodies of this musical. A poster, which Lisa uses in her campaign, resembles a poster from the musical.
  • The reason that they deny it being a parody at the end is because Webber dislikes having his works parodied.
  • Nelson's song as Lisa is led out of the auditorium is sung to the tune of "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath.
  • Lisa is sent to a school named The Magnet School for the Gifted and Troublesome Kids. The name is a parody of the school Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters from the X-Men.
  • When an automat falls on Lenny, he said, "But I break just like a little girl.” It refers to the song “Just Like a Woman” by Bob Dylan.
  • Martin as a student refers to Richard Nixon.


  • When Principal Skinner talks to Marge and Homer about whether they would pay extra taxes to save art, gym and music and Homer's subsequent refusal to pay more taxes, it parodied the fact that many schools across North America have shut down due to lack of people wanting to pay extra taxes for schools.
  • Subsequently, this is not the first time that people have refused to pay taxes even though it would help their children's lives. One key example was in The PTA Disbands
  • Krusty and Otto were both Springfield Elementary student body presidents.
  • Krusty is shown as one of the past Springfield Elementary student body presidents, when in Like Father, Like Clown he is shown attending Yeshiva school. (Maybe Krusty changed schools.)
  • When the teachers are giving Lisa a make over, Lisa's new bag is on her shoulder from above, but not from the side and front. Her bag disappears from existence within a second.
  • When the camera pans over the student body, there are two Milhouses.
  • In the student casino, Sarah Wiggum has ginger hair.
  • When Lisa is singing, Wendell is shown next to Kearney, but when the camera pans over the student body Wendell is gone. After she finishes singing, Wendell is shown again.
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