- Real Life Writes the Plot: This is the first Treehouse of Horror to be written entirely by one person, rather than have a different person write each segment. This was because having different writers for each story was resulting in a monstrously over-long first draft that took forever to get down to a workable length.
- Recycled Script: As mentioned on the main page, the first story was done before on the Family Guy episode "Death is a Bitch" (where Peter writes on his hospital bill that he's dead to get out of paying for it, and the Grim Reaper forces Peter to take his job after the former breaks his ankle).
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Because of this, Homer's cameo in the Family Guy episode "Ratings Guy" where Peter tells him "Looks like this is one we beat you to!" is made more hilarious.
Trivia / The Simpsons S 15 E 1 Treehouse Of Horror XIV