- Hilarious in Hindsight: The setup for this episode is a situation where someone who qualifies for an unusual prize can either accept the prize, or take a cash payment in its place. The exact same thing happened a few years later in Real Life when a woman from Kentucky won a FOX contest where the grand prize was a replica of the Simpson house built in Nevada (right down to the furniture being the same as on the show and El Barto graffiti on the garage). However, unlike Bart, the winner decided to take the money instead (after it was decided that physically moving the house to Kentucky wasn't feasible).
- Woolseyism: In the Italian adaptation, Blackheart's line about being president of the Fox Network is bizarrely turned into being "an extra on The Pink Panther". Sure, there's a reference to an animal (the other references about him being a whale hunter and seal clubber are left intact), but it turns the joke into an Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking joke rather than a Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick joke.
YMMV / The Simpsons S5 E17 "Bart Gets an Elephant"