Marge enters a baking contest, where she cheats after other contestants ruin her entry. Meanwhile, Bart uses Homer's old ''Playdude'' magazines to live life as a swinging bachelor.

!! Tropes:
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Homer thinks the joke about an octopus having sex with bagpipes is hilarious.
* BaitAndSwitch: When Marge receives a letter from the bake-off, it at first sounds like a rejection letter...but then it's revealed that Marge was accepted.
* BlatantLies:
** Homer tells Marge that he only keeps his Playdude magazines for the stories. Marge cuts off all pictures of women and Homer throws away what's left of the magazines.
** There's also the contractor who promised Marge the new kitchen would be ready in three weeks when it takes two years.
* BrokenPedestal: Marge disappoints Lisa by cheating. [[spoiler:RebuiltPedestal Lisa feels better after Marge publicly confesses.]]
* EpicFail: While trying to build the new kitchen, Homer ends up using too much plaster on the ceiling, leaving him and Marge to need to stand on their knees.
* {{Expy}}: The food personalities in Homer's ImagineSpot are parodies of mascots of popular snack foods.
* CordonBleughChef: Ralph was rejected from the bake-off because his sandwich consisted of grilled crayons and thumbtacks.
* GilliganCut: The contractor assures Marge that the new kitchen will be finished in three weeks. [[CrookedContractor It takes two years]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: Marge felt that she was doing this when she sabotaged the other entries. She even said WhosLaughingNow while doing so.
* OhCrap: Chief Quimby, when Ralph mentions that his grilled crayon sandwich that he bit into has thumbtacks.
* SoLastSeason: The contestants considered Marge's dessert dogs 'So 90's'.
* TheTalk: Homer gives this to Bart, and ends up scarring him and all the kids in town.
* TroubledFetalPosition: Bart is seen in one after Homer tells him about 'the birds and the bees'.