Krusty's Krustaceans contain Formaldehyde, a chemical that when eaten, can cause fatigue and tireness, and can cause irritations when in contact with the skin. Its use in food products was prohibited in many countries.
The cause of Kent Brockman's firing was based on former NBC chairman Brian Williams' firing for his false story in Iraq.
In the Former Anchor Support Group meeting, one of the former anchors speaks in a manner very similar to former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw (the one talking about "elocution exercises", a reference to the fact that Brokaw's voice sounded a bit slurred at times). Dan Rather is also at the meeting: his time as CBS Evening News anchor ended when a story he did alleging that George W. Bush had not reported for his National Guard service used documents that appeared to be faked.
The opening theme for Kent Brockman's "Apology of the Century" was taken from the first few bars of the Sunrise portion of the Richard Strauss tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra.
Krusty's favorite number and password is the number of jokes he has written: 0000.
The messages on the Late Late Late Night Show during Brockman's comic gig were the following:
Kent Brockman has never heard of talking heads.
Kent has the largest forehead in the news business.
Kent has no interesting ancestors.
The dumpster that Kent Brockman disposed of his suit in during the Late Late Late Night Show was called the "Comedy Suits for Homeless People."
When the 98th Airborne veteran proceeded to express his displeasure at Kent Brockman lying on the air about his service, the objects he threw at the TV were a beer bottle, a Purple Heart medal, and a bullet bandoleer.
The awards Kent Brockman was presented with were the following:
Best Regional White-Haired Anchor
Outstanding Segue Non-Tragic
Dancing with the Press
Channel 6 Softball MVP
Homer already has a suit, so there's no reason for him to buy another.
When Homer puts his suit in the closet, his shirts transferred from white to gray.
The vials inside the box Lisa stole from Krusty's factory change between scenes.