- Broken Base: This episode is generally considered to be one of the best season 12 episodes, especially from fans of The Who. However a small group of fans despise the episode because of the scene when Homer attempts to blow up the city hall. By the number of "Worst Simpsons Episodes" lists it's been on, you'd think it was much worse-received.
- Heartwarming Moments: Two meta examples.
- At the band's request, their long-deceased drummer Keith Moon was animated playing with the then-surviving members.
- On The DVD Commentary, Roger Daltrey mentions how much he loves watching this episode just because he gets to hear the now-also-deceased John Entwisle's voice again.
YMMV / The Simpsons S 12 E 2 A Tale Of Two Springfields