Homer mispronounces Uruguay as "U R Gay". Uruguay would later be the first South American country to legalise civil unions.
This or "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: the main plot of the episode is about a diplomatic incident between Australia and the United States of America. In Febrary 2th, 2017, The Washington Post claimed that President Trump blasted his counterpart Malcolm Turnbull (Australian Prime Minister) over his insistence that the US stand by the refugee exchange deal agreed with former President Barack Obama. The call was scheduled for an hour but Trump cut it short after just 25 minutes when Turnbull tried to discuss topics such as Syria. The President had spoken pleasantly with other leaders including Vladimir Putin but described his call with Turnbull as "the worst so far".
Idiot Plot: The Coriolis effect is real, but it doesn't affect the way water runs down the drain, so the entire plot is just an excuse for The Simpsons to go to Australia and raise hell.
American viewers were the same way, especially after learning that the Coriolis Effect doesn't affect draining, making the whole thing an excuse to make stereotypical jokes about Australia. Remember, this was back when The Simpsons was considered the anti-sitcom and didn't do things that other sitcoms did, so for them to do this was a shock to fans.
Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Bart arguably deserves to be booted for his actions. Marge arguably is insufferably self-righteous in refusing to let Bart be kicked, considering that Bart essentially gets away with committing a felony offense with little more than a slap on the wrist. In his defense, though, it's not entirely his fault that no one in either household noticed their phone off the hook for six hours.
"Weird Al" Effect: There is a parody of Crocodile Dundee with a man going "think that's a knife? THIS is a knife". For newer viewers, the film from which the meme came is not so familiar, and therefore many people think back to this series instead.