During the musical number, when people pop out of bins and say "Who can?", one of the characters is Oscar the Grouch, the character from this show who lives in a bin.
The theme song to this show is heard.
Homer calls a bald woman Kojak.
In his speech at the U2 concert, Homer shouts, "Can you dig it?"
Episode is named "Trash of the Titans" as a reference to the name of this film.
Bono says that Homer is "the real lord of the dance."
Lisa references the events of "Trash of the Titans" when she remarked that she was surprised that they allowed the Casino to come along when they moved the city
Stephen Fry refers to this particular episode
clip from this episode used
Homer walks in front of the band in the parade in "The Garbage Man" musical number, spoofing Henry Hill in "The Music Man."
The song "The Garbageman Can" is a parody of "The Candyman Can". It's sung to the same tune and has similar dance movements.