* ActorAllusion: Michael-Leon Wooley, the voice of Twayne, once provided the voice for Audry II, the man-eating plant from ''Little Shop Of Horrors'' on Broadway. In the episode ''Little Ship of Horrors'' there is a species of plant people resembling Audrey II running a flower shop. Wooley provided the voice of the shop owner.
* NamesTheSame: One of the characters on this show is named Frank Grimes. It's not the same one who was angry at Homer for living a cushy life (despite being a total idiot) and ends up having a VillainousBreakdown and electrocuting himself after Homer enters and wins a nuclear plant design contest for children. Justified as David M. Stern (a former writer and story consultant for ''TheSimpsons'') worked on this show.