Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Marcia Wallace. Wallace is one of the most regular guest stars on the show having voiced the character since the first season.
John Travolta. The episode was aired during season six. Ironically, "Pulp Fiction" was released shortly afterwards, which revitalized Travolta's career.
Lisa the Vegetarian. Yeah....well done if you got that. With regards to the chalkboard gags in the other three episodes....
"Bart Gets An F" - "I will not encourage others to fly."
"Trash of the Titans" didn't have one (as it featured a shorter title sequence).
"Grift of the Magi" - "I will not sell my kidney on eBay."
Bea. She passed away during the same episode, and Grandpa has had several more unsuccessful relationships since.
Alec Baldwin. It was the season premiere "Bonfire of the Manatees". He voiced scientist Dr. Caleb Thorn.
Macy voiced himself in the episode "Homer's Paternity Coot".
Sarandon voiced a ballet instructor in "Homer vs. Patty and Selma".
Thomas voiced prohibitionist Rex Banner in "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment.
Lisa the Simpson. Bill and Josh ran the show in seasons seven and eight. "Lisa the Simpson" originally aired in season nine, but it was a hold-over from eight. They went on to create "Mission Hill", another animated series.
Some Enchanted Evening. It was actually the very first episode to be animated and recorded, although due to the errors, it turned out to be the season finale.
Spiro Agnew. This was a funny gag from the season seven episode, "Mother Simpson". Agnew served as Vice President under Richard Nixon from 1969-1973.
Gerald Ford had a more prominent role in the episode "Two Bad Neighbors", where he moved in across the street from the Simpsons.
The Graduate. It shows Grampa and Jackie Bouvier fleeing the church together a la Benjamin and Elaine in the movie. Incidentally, "The Graduate" is the favourite movie of David Mirkin', who was the show-runner at the time.
Nell Scovell. She was a one-time writer. There have been a few of those over the show's long history, including Brian K. Roberts.
Itchy and Scratchy Land. He appears alongside Disgruntled Goat, Uncle Ant and Klu Klux Klam in the souvenir shop at the theme park with the same name as the episode title.
Apu briefly has yellow skin. Apu's real skin color is brown. Most characters are of course yellow, with the exception of racial minorities such as Apu and Dr. Hibbert.
Maggie's fierce rival. He is notable for having one eyebrow, although most characters don't have any eyebrows.
Van Horne. He is Krusty the Clown's long-suffering sidekick.
Diamond Joe. He is apparently based on "Liberal Lion" Senator Ted Kennedy.
Bart Sells His Soul. This episode ended when he verbally abused a child who complained that the ice was making her teeth hurt.
James L. Brooks. Brooks won an Oscar for his direction of the movie "Terms of Endearment".
Kelsey Grammer. Grammer's most well-known role was Dr. Frasier Krane, who he portrayed in both "Cheers" and it's spin-off "Frasier".
Elementary School Principal. He was the first secondary character (i.e. character outside the main five family members) to speak in the series. He is also a Vietnam veteran.
Saxophone. I say "usually" because she has occasionally played other instruments.
Marge Simpson. Originally, she was actually going to be named Margaret, but creator Matt Groening thought Marge was a funnier name.