The scene in which Principal Skinner says "I am the law" is a reference to the catchphrase of British comic book character Judge Dredd.
The Irish Krusty saying sad stories could be a reference to Angela's Ashes and when he says that his mother filled her pockets full of rocks and walked into the sea. It references when Irish wives lose their husband they commit suicide to avoid responsibilities.
The quote that Romanian Krusty is president for life Krusty is a reference to the dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu.
A number of characters' surnames, as well as first names, are revealed in this episode.