Burns, Baby Burns/References
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 Cultural references
- The episode title is a reference to "Burn, baby, burn", a lyric from the 1976 song "Disco Inferno".
- Several elements of the episode parody the film Caddyshack, which featured Rodney Dangerfield. These include Larry trying to fit in with Burns' associates and the party at the end, accompanied by Journey's "Any Way You Want It".
- Peanuts: Homer brushes off an almost completed puzzle of Snoopy on his doghouse from his workstation after he finds out Larry is working there. The piece where Snoopy's nose should be is intentionally missing in order to avoid infringing copyright.
- Dink is based on Dink Stover, the title character from the book Stover at Yale by Owen Johnson.
- Mr. Burns was a member of Yale's class of 1914.
- Statues of Burns dressed like an ancient Roman can be seen outside his mansion.
- The copyright symbol (©) is missing from the copyright screen during the end credits.
- The Mt. Swartzwelder Historic Cider Mill is a reference to John Swartzwelder, a writer for The Simpsons.
- This was Ian Maxtone-Graham's first writing credit. He previously worked as a consultant on the show.
- This was one of the few times where Homer did something stupid unwillingly, as Homer pointed out (quite correctly) the flaws about leaving and escorting Larry Burns from the house in daybreak and while cops are outside when Marge tells him to take Larry out of the house immediately.
- A caricature of director Jim Reardon is seen behind Burns and Smithers at the train station.
- Lionel Hutz has blue hair instead of his usual brown hair.