The spaghetti kiss scene is reenacted by Homer and Mindy when they bite into a hotdog until their lips touch.
When Bart is made into a nerd with huge glasses and shoes resembling Jerry's character from this movie, his voice turns into a Jerry Lewis impression.
Bart (imitating Eliza Dolittle) says, "Well, that's just loverly!"
Homer's guardian angel takes the form of Colonel Klink from this show, voiced by the same actor as in the show.
Homer imagines Barney wearing a bikini and singing the theme music from this show.
When Bart goes to nerds' hiding place one of them is building an Enterprise model kit.
Homer's nuclear power plant stand at the energy convention's tagline is "As seen on 60 Minutes"
Bart's chalk-board gag in the opening sequence of this episode is "All work and no play makes Bart a dull boy" over and over again getting smaller making a triangle shape in the style of Jack's writings in this movie.
This episode's couch gag sees the Simpsons sitting down as guests on this chat show.
Mary says she feels like Martin Prince because she's always the one answering questions in class, and Jim imitates Martin's line of "Pick me teacher, I'm ever so smart!"
Mr. Burns opens a cage of winged monkeys and shouts "Fly my pretties! Fly!" and throws them out of the window, just like the witch in this movie.
When Homer's father and Marge's mother get out of the church, they take the bus and go in the back of it, just like in the final scene of The Graduate.
The title and Homer says "Colonel Klink, why have you forsaken me?"