- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
- The rocket ride Otto was operating, which went faster at Bart's request and caused one of the rockets to break off, is now seen in bad taste after two children were killed in freak accidents due to poor safety. In 2014, an eight-year-old Malaysian girl was thrown off a ride and killed at the Royal Adelaide Show. Two years later, a ten-year-old Kansas boy was decapitated on the Verrückt water slide.
- According to the DVD Commentary, the episode predicted just how tacky and controversial child beauty pageants would be in the 2000s and 2010s.
- Heartwarming Moments: Trying to cheer up his daughter, Homer sells his beloved ticket on the Duff Beer Blimp to Barney for the pageant entry fee. While Lisa initially refuses to participate in the pageant during her malaise, hearing this changes her mind because of what he gave up in a mere attempt to make her happy again. Truly one of the best things he ever did as a father on the show.
YMMV / The Simpsons S4 E4 "Lisa the Beauty Queen"