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  • When Milhouse is being beaten by Nelson, it's shown that he was allergic to mushrooms when Nelson pins him on them. But when he is then pinned on the flowers his allergy is cured.
  • The pig eating the C4 was similar to Plopper from The Simpsons Movie but had brown hair, rather than blonde.
  • When Comic Book Guy asks if there would be another Simpsons Movie, everyone runs off the deserted room, leaving the question long avoided to this day.
  • Lisa is only heard in this episode, but she does appear in the 3 legged race.
  • This is Ian Maxtone-Graham's final episode.


  • The episode title is a reference to the novel The Red Badge of Courage.
  • The boat that Grampa flees on is called the Yellow Belly, a reference to the term "Yellow bellied coward".
  • Homer calls Giuseppe "Super Mario". 
  • Lisa's narration and the music playing in the background are references to the 2010 film True Grit

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  • When Kearney pulls down the map of the USSR over the race betting, Norway, Sweden and Finland are incorrectly shown as being apart of the USSR. 


  • When Lisa mentions that for every multiple choice question Bart guessed "B" for originated from the episode A Test Before Trying when he was completing the test given to him and guessed "B" for almost every question.
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