Don't Fear the Roofer/References
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- This is the 350th episode (despite being the 351st to air). Originally The Heartbroke Kid was meant to be the 350th, but they were switched.
- This episode aired the same year that guest star Ray Romano's own television series Everybody Loves Raymond had its series finale which Ray mentions during a confusing argument.
- Marge is taking Bart to the doctor for a circumcision.
 Cultural references
- The title of this episode is a spoof on the rock hit "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by the band Blue Öyster Cult.
- Professor Stephen Hawking says that he has bought a Little Caesars restaurant in Springfield.
- "Knockers" is an obvious spoof of "Hooters", even using lettering with the same color and font style.
- When Marge says "You're drooling on my goodwill pile", the dialogue doesn't match her mouth's movements.
- There is two mistakes when Homer sits on a "bar-stool" which is actually Lenny's cake -- 1) some of the frosting appears to be in mid-air. 2) the frosting should have slid down.