Bart becomes a faith healer after removing a glued-on bucket from Homer's head at a church revival. Meanwhile, Homer builds a homecoming float from his alma mater (the college he briefly went to in "Homer Goes to College.")
- Call Back: Homer returns to the same university he went to in "Homer Goes to College".
- It Burns!: Homer shouts it after having the bucket removed.Homer: I see the light! It burns!
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Lisa tries to explain to Bart that the real reason the glued-on bucket got off Homer's head was that the hot stage lights heated the bucket, which liquefied the glue, while also expanding the bucket and allowing Bart to pull it off.
- Series Continuity Error: Lisa says Homer only attended Springfield University for one term. However, the episode "Homer Goes to College" ends with Homer agreeing to return to Springfield University to set a good example since he cheated to pass the first time.
- Shout-Out: The Springfield University halftime song parodies "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing.