Homer gets into the Internet by becoming an online gossip columnist-cum-conspiracy theorist, whose stories land him on a bizarre island for people who know too much (and is modeled after the one from the TV show ''Series/ThePrisoner'').
* BlackComedy: Ned, reading Homer's website, is happy to hear he was right about flu shots being mind-control serums. He then asks a bedridden, sickly Rod and Todd if they're happy he didn't get them vaccinated. The two shiver and agree, and then Todd says, [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E14AloneAgainNaturaDiddily "Mommy?"]] On the commentary, the writers wondered if they went too far with that gag.
* CassandraTruth: [[InvertedTrope Homer's flu vaccination "rumor"]][[note]]that flu shots contain mind control serum[[/note]], which he [[AssPull made up]], turns out to be true.
* FakeCrossover: Patrick [=McGoohan=] guest stars, reprising his role as [[Series/ThePrisoner Number 6]]. Apparently the reason why he was imprisoned was due to inventing a bottomless peanut bag.
* GainaxEnding: The whole Simpsons family end up on The Island.
* NoodleIncident: Bart once got suspended from school because he had a knife in his locker.
* SkewedPriorities: [[BigEater Homer]] believed stale bagels to be more important than Krusty's involuntary manslaughter cases.
* YouAreNumberSix: Provides the page image. Homer rubs it in Number 6's face when he's named Number 5.