• Some of the jobs Mr. Turner and his clones had were shark bait, K9 attack dog dummy, jetboots tester, and matador.
  • It's revealed that Mr. Turner originally wanted to name his son "Bono" (the stage name for Paul David Hewson, a rockstar from Ireland), and even had the name tattooed on his leg--but it was apparently Mrs. Turner's idea to name their son "Timothy" (and presumably call him "Timmy" for short).
  • This episode has a similar plot for Timmy wanting to spend time with his dad like in Who's Your Daddy?.
  • Invasion of the Dads is a sequel to this episode.
  • The title ("Add-a-Dad") contains only "a"s and "d"s.
  • This is the last appearance of Sanjay's Stepdad and Elmer's Dad in the series.


  • The Simpsons - The plot of this episode is almost similar to "Treehouse of Horror XIII" segment, "Send in the Clones", where Homer clones himself with a magic hammock.
  • Three Days Grace - The title card is somewhat similar to the album cover, "One X" by Three Days Grace.
  • Days of our Lives - The series "Dads of our Lives" spoofs of the name of the TV series.
  • Planet of the Apes - "Planet of the Dads" is a spoof of "Planet of the Apes".
  • Jurassic Park - The movie "Jurassic Dad" is a spoof of the film.
  • It's Raining Men - When Cosmo added more Dads, one of the dads says "Hallelujah, It's Raining Dads!" which is a clearly reference to the lyric "It's Raining Men! Hallelujah!".

Running Gags

  • Mr. Turner's jetboots failing.
  • Mr. Turner's phone ringing and going to his job.
  • Mr. Turner's clones all want to spend time with Timmy.
  • Mr. Turner's clones saying hi to Timmy.
  • Cosmo poofing up more Mr. Turner clones when Wanda suggests getting rid of them.


  • In this episode, Mr. Turner seems to have many jobs, while in other episodes he only has one job as a "pencil pusher" at Pencil Nexus. It is possible he got fired from all his jobs sometime between this episode and Mice-Capades.

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