- Accidentally Correct Writing: In the DVD Commentary, the writers note that the bit about adding antifreeze to wine was a parody of a 1985 incident where some wine was found contaminated with antifreeze, but that, obviously, the contamination wasn't deliberate. Except that the contamination was discovered when a winery started listing antifreeze as a business expense, and it was very deliberately added to make the wine sweeter.note
- The Cast Showoff: Nancy Cartwright is fluent in French.
- First Appearance: Of Agnes Skinner.
- Missing Trailer Scene: The promo features scenes of Bart wooing at some French dancers and eating French chocolates. Both scenes were cut.
- Unintentional Period Piece: The family takes in a foreign exchange student that turns out to be a Communist spy, and this was only a year before the Soviet Union ended up dissolving, to boot!
Trivia / The Simpsons S1 E11 "The Crepes of Wrath"