- Deleted Scene: A sequence cut for time reasons had Apu showing the Simpsons a stereotypical Bollywood movie (with Bart commenting that it sucks and Homer commenting that it's funny because the actors in it are wearing different clothes than he is). This would be shown for the first time on the season seven episode "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular".
- Release Date Change: The episode was originally going to air on January 27, 1994, but the effects of the Northridge Earthquake caused production to be delayed and it was moved to February 10 (a repeat of "Dead Putting Society" from season two aired instead).
- What Could Have Been: James Woods' role was originally meant for Michael Caine, who turned it down. The original joke was that Caine would do anything, even work at the Kwik-E Mart. There was also discussion of David Bowie potentially appearing.
Trivia / The Simpsons S5 E13 "Homer and Apu"