• The Simpsons season 35, episode 10 is based on a real-life viral news story, showcasing the show's ability for timely political satire.
  • The episode references various real scandals, such as the Lake Erie Walleye Trail scandal, Varsity Blues scandal, and Lance Armstrong's doping scandal.
  • Despite the show's tendency for quirky misadventures, the episode strikes a better balance by grounding its inciting incident in reality, making Bart and Homer's antics feel believable.