- Unintentional Period Piece: One of the hobbies Bart has quickly lost interest in is listening to a short-wave radio set. When this episode aired, the widespread use of internet streaming was still in the future and many children asked for short-wave sets in order to experience the novelty of listening to foreign countries' short-wave stations.
- What Could Have Been: The original line was Bart to say "piss off" instead of "slag off". Of course, the censors interfered, though if they knew anything about vulgar British slang, they would have known that "slag" is used in the same context as the American English slang words "slut," skank," and "bitch" (used to describe a sleazy, ugly, or sexually loose woman).
Trivia / The Simpsons S 3 E 22 The Otto Show