This year's stories see Homer as an Extreme Omnivore thanks to a space marshmallow, Bart using Krusty's golem to wreak havoc, and a trip back to the 1930s where the residents of Springfield are being invaded by aliens, but don't care, as they've already been fooled by the original radio broadcast of War of the Worlds
- Artistic License - History: There's quite a number of liberties taken in The Day the Earth Looked Stupid when it came to the War of the Worlds broadcast:
- Most of the scenes involving the town of Springfield listening to the broadcast happened during the middle of the day, when the actual broadcast happened during the evening hours.
- One scene involves a group of school students listening to the broadcast in their classroom, which would have been impossible, as the broadcast happened on a Sunday.
- Homer and Marge, who were listening to the broadcast from the very beginning, actually believed that the fictional news reports of Martians landing in the East Coast was real. Those who were actually listening to the broadcast from the very beginning would have known that this was really an episode of The Mercury Theatre on the Air, with the real paranoia being the result of people who were listening to The Chase and Sanborn Hour tuning into this broadcast while the other program was having a musical segment.