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The Simpsons Road Rage print ad

The Simpsons Road Rage Print Ad.

  • The car built for Homer' is unlocked when you complete all 10 missions. Also when highlighted, Homer will say, "The sticker price is..., $82,000?
  • In printed ads for The Simpsons Road Rage, it depicted a drawn panel similar to a comic where the entire town is in calamity, with Marge, acting as a passenger to Homer in a convertible, tells him with fear that he's driving like a maniac, and Homer responding non-chalantly that "Driving's just a suggestion. Like pants."
  • The Mr. Plow car does not count as one of Homer's cars.
  • Due to the fact that the game is so similar to Sega's Crazy Taxi, Sega sued Fox. The two settled out of court for an undisclosed amount of money.
  • This is an early example of a video game that knows of the world around it because on specific holidays, one of the characters will be themed like that.
  • Had this game been released for PC and/or Mac, it is likely it would have been for Windows XP Home and Professional and Mac OS X 10.0 as they were the most recent operating systems at that time.
  • In the character select screen, if one selects Moe's Sedan, pandas will hop out of the trunk, a reference to "Cape Feare".
  • Seen in Evergreen Terrace are posters for "The Simpsons Skateboarding" and "The Simpsons Road Rage".
  • Goof: Willie's eye flash green before he is picked up, and after he is dropped off.
  • Joe Quimby can say "You drive worse than cousin Teddy!" if his driver is behaving chaotically. This is a reference to the Chappaquiddick Incident, where Mary Jo Kopechne, a female passenger of Ted Kennedy, was killed when he accidentally drove his car off a bridge.
  • Krusty the Clown can, if driven to his destination fast, say "That ride was over faster than Chevy Chase's talk show!". The Chevy Chase Show, a talk show hosted by actor and comedian Chevy Chase, lasted only five weeks.
  • Marge Simpson can, if driven to her destination fast, say "You're a better driver than Jeff Gordon!". Jeff Gordon is a professional race car driver.
  • Jasper BeardlyBumblebee ManComic Book Guy, the Squeaky-Voiced TeenCaptain Horatio McCallisterHans Moleman and Professor Frink are the only passengers who do not have unique conversations with certain drivers. Dr. Nick Riviera is the only passenger who has conversations for all drivers, however these conversations consist of the same "Hi everybody!"/"Hi Dr. Nick!" exchange.
  • In the Console version ending, Mr. Burns, while ranting about Springfield's successfully buying back the public transit system, references the Summer of Love when stating it was the worst display of civil disobedience he had ever witnessed.
  • In the GBA ending, as the curtains close, Homer will end up spazzing out, which may be a reference to his wigging out upon eating Focusyn-laced candy.
  • Due to gameplay mechanics in the console versions for the game, some of the exchanges between the passengers and player character will sometimes come across as out of character for the driver. For example:
    • If the player is playing as Apu and picks up Nelson or one of the bullies and their requested destination was the Kwik-E-Mart, he'll gladly take them there despite them openly admitting to planning to either vandalize or otherwise shoplift the storefront.
    • If the player is playing as Bart, Lisa, or Marge, and picks up Snake with the destination being 742 Evergreen Terrace, they'll gladly take him there despite his openly admitting to planning to loot the house.