While desperately searching for a bathroom during her morning jog, Marge discovers how low-rent Springfield Elementary School really is and moves Bart and Lisa to Waverly Hills Elementary by having Homer rent an apartment there so the city inspector of Waverly Hills (who cracks down on out-of-towners who only register for a Waverly Hills address so they can send their kids to that town's school) does not get suspicious. Meanwhile, Bart helps Lisa become popular by telling others that Lisa is friends with a teenage pop star named Alaska Nebraska.

* ActorAllusion: the city inspector's behavior mirrors that of [[Film/NoCountryForOldMen Anton Chigurh]].
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Principal Skinner asking Superintendent Chalmers how to tell their kids (the students of Springfield Elementary School) about Skinner supervising a school other than Springfield Elementary.
* {{Expy}}: Alaska Nebraska is one of ''Series/HannahMontana''
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: When Homer and Marge tricked the city inspector into believing their kids actually resided in their Waverly Hills home, he commented he was looking forward into killing them and making it look like a suicide.