- Actor Allusion: All the robots are voiced by Brent Spiner, who's no stranger to playing artificial lifeforms.
- Continuity Nod: In "The Bart of War", Bart joined the Preteen Braves. This is brought up in this episode.
- Shout-Out: In one scene, Mr. Burns is reading Tina Fey autobiography Bossypants
- Take That!: When Homer first sees the robots, he mistakes them for Comic-Con nerds.
- Three-Laws Compliant: The robots are so committed to protecting humans that they'll even stop Homer from having beer.