Footage from this episode is used throughout.
Mr. Burns climbs a lamppost in the same way Gene Kelly did in Singin' in the Rain
The show is on the TV in Moe's.
Wiggum's dream with Lisa.
The music over the closing credits is a reference to the film's score.
Mr. Burns refers to when Santa's Little Helper was his former guard dog
Mr. Burns refers to when Maggie found his teddy bear
Mr. Burns refers to the time when Bart was briefly his heir
The entire show is about this episode's cliffhanger ending.
Kent Brockman mentions the time Mr. Burns blocked out the son
Mr. Burns' plan of the town, complete with sun-blocking device from this episode can be found in the game.
This episode is referenced, as Butters' evil plan is the same as Mr. Burns'. A character then says: "The Simpsons already did it!"
In "Retirement", the graphics for the My Lappy Got Stole! Sweepstakes resemble those used in this episode, also featuring silhouettes of the characters with question marks on them.
This episode is the subject of a $25,000 question.
Listed as a runner-up during the countdown.
Todd mimics the end of the episode's "Can you?"
"...by a giant sun-blocking machine, ala Mr. Burns."
"Is there a supervillain blocking out the sun, ala Mr. Burns?"
"Who Shot Mr. Burns?" is #6.
"Who Shot Mr. Burns?" is #1.
The entire "Who shot J.R.?" storyline is spoofed.
The "Who Shot J.R.?" cliffhanger is spoofed.