In this, the last episode written by GoldenAge ''Simpsons'' writer, John Swartzwelder, The Simpsons are going to England after Bart raises money from his treehouse museum, where Homer personally meets The Queen...by running her down with his car.

!! Tropes:
* AmusingInjuries: Happen to Sir Ian [=McKellen=] every time Homer mentions [[Theater/{{Macbeth}} Macbe... er, the Scottish Play]].
* TheBeautifulGame: Homer justified an act of violence on a yellow card a referee gave. By his own admission, the only word he understood was "gave" and he's not even sure if [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage its meaning in England is the same as its meaning in America]].
* BritishAccents: Mocked throughout the episode.
* BritishCourts: Homer is put to trial in one.
* BritainIsOnlyLondon: The Simpsons declare to visit the United Kingdom, yet only travel to London.
* BritishNewsPapers: Bart Simpson makes the headlines in a trashy British taboloid "Red Tops" magazine, linking him to both Prince Harry and Creator/MichaelJackson.
* BritishRoyalGuards: Have a cameo.
* BritishStuffiness: Every cab has its own butler, according to the episode.
* DistaffCounterpart: [[spoiler: Homer has one -- a half-sister who looks like the Homer-esque woman who drove by Bart, singing "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar" on the season four episode "Brother From The Same Planet".]]
* AFoolForAClient: Homer represented himself instead of hiring a barrister. Marge allowed it because she didn't think Homer's chances were good enough to be damaged by the decision. Not surprisingly, Homer managed to offend the judge, jury and British public at large even further (he was on trial for crashing into the Queen's carriage)-ending up in the Tower of London.
* GlobalIgnorance: Homer tries to insult the British by stupidly claiming "our [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] are better than your [[Music/TheRollingStones Rolling Stones]]." Earlier in the episode he also claimed: "We saved your ass in Vietnam!"
* UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen: Homer hits her car and is sentenced to the death penalty.
* MarySue: Invoked in-universe when Lisa meets J. K. Rowling and asks her how Literature/HarryPotter will end. J. K. sighs and says "he grows up and marries you." [[DeadpanSnarker After all, it's what Lisa wanted to hear, right?]]
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Yes, they turn up, bowler hat, tea and umbrella present.
* RecognitionFailure: Homer thinks PM Tony Blair is Series/MrBean.
* TheScottishTrope: And it's also bad luck to wish a thespian good luck [[ExactWords using those exact words]] too.
* ShoutOut:
** The London airport is full with [[Film/MaryPoppins Mary Poppins]] lookalikes.
** Tony Blair's jetpack is a reference to Franchise/JamesBond, especially combined with the music that plays while he floats off.
** The family dines at a Judi Dench fish 'n' chips. Creator/JudiDench is a famous British actress. They are informed that the fish is "free of mad fish disease", a reference to the mad cow disease that sweeped the United Kingdom during the 1990s.
** Bart and Lisa running around to the tune of Music/IggyPop's "Lust For Life", while Maggie climbs the ceiling upside down are references to Film/{{Trainspotting}} (which is set in Scotland rather than England.)
** The two British gentlemen willing to bet whether they could teach Bart and Lisa proper manners is a reference to the plot of Film/MyFairLady, based on Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw 's play Theatre/{{Pygmalion}}.
** Homer entering the Queen bedroom is similar to a 1982 incident where a man intruded in Queen Elizabeth II's bedroom, because he was inspired by the novel Literature/TheBFG.
** Marge scolds Music/{{Madonna}} that "real ladies don't tank naked." This is a reference to a famous picture in Madonna's book "Sex", in which she is seen standing in the nude near the side of a highway, lifting for drivers by while holding an empty can of gasoline.
* SpecialGuest: TonyBlair, Creator/JKRowling and Creator/IanMcKellen each have a guest spot.
* StockBritishCharacters: The episode has a bunch of them.
* TimeMarchesOn: The Simpsons [[spoiler: decide to bring Madonna back home to the U.S.A. and kidnap her in a travelling bag. When the episode aired the American pop singer Madonna still lived in the United Kingdom, which isn't the case nowadays.]]
* UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom: Several NationalStereotypes references to things England (and/or the United Kingdom as a whole) are famous for are made: Film/MaryPoppins, The White Cliffs of Dover, Film/JamesBond, The Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Series/MrBean, butlers, LondonCab, tea, Literature/JeevesAndWooster, dry British wit, Literature/HarryPotter, fish & chips, British sweet candy, Piccadilly Circus, [[Music/LedZeppelin Robert Plant]], Creator/WilliamShakespeare, driving on the left side of the road, the Queen, the Changing of the Guards, Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheRollingStones, The Tower of London, BritishNewsPapers, video tapes having a different code than the American ones, different spelling of the word "colour", Sir Walter Raleigh, the metric system, dukes, earls and of course, the first bars of "Rule Britannia" are also heard in this episode.