In this, the last episode written by Golden Age 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.
- The Beautiful Game: 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 its meaning in England is the same as its meaning in America.
- Distaff Counterpart: 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".
- A Fool for a Client: 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.
- Mary Sue: Invoked in-universe when Lisa meets J. K. Rowling and asks her how Harry Potter will end. J. K. sighs and says "he grows up and marries you." After all, it's what Lisa wanted to hear, right?
- The Scottish Trope: And it's also bad luck to wish a thespian good luck using those exact words too.