Homer gets into the Internet by becoming an online gossip columnist-cum-conspiracy theorist, whose stories land him on a bizarre island for people who know too much (and is modeled after the one from the TV show The Prisoner).
- Cassandra Truth: Homer's flu vaccination "rumor"note , which he made up, turns out to be true.
- Fake Crossover: Patrick McGoohan guest stars, reprising his role as Number 6. Apparently the reason why he was imprisoned was due to inventing a bottomless peanut bag.
- Gainax Ending: The whole Simpsons family end up on The Island.
- Noodle Incident: Bart once got suspended from school because he had a knife in his locker.
- Skewed Priorities: Homer believed stale bagels to be more important than Krusty's involuntary manslaughter cases.
- You Are Number Six: Provides the page image. Homer rubs it in Number 6's face when he's named Number 5.