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.
* AffablyEvil / {{Jerkass}}: ''All'' the contestants (except one) towards Marge. They all act rude and try to ruin her entry because they all see her as a legitimate threat to their entries. It was good for her she got them back, but she was crossing it when trying to sabotage the final contestant.
* BaitAndSwitch:
** When Marge is going through the rundown kitchen, first a cupboard door breaks off, then the bottom of a drawer caves in, then when Marge opens the refrigerator...[[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers the back of her dress rips]].
** 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.
** Then again as Homer is giving Bart TheTalk.
--> '''Homer:''' Do you know why your mother and I sleep in the same bed?
--> '''Bart:''' Because we're poor?
--> '''Homer:''' Exactly! And the reason we're poor is because we have three children.
* 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. [[RebuiltPedestal Lisa feels better after Marge publicly confesses]].
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Bart and the other kids are completely unaware of the DoubleEntendre used in ''Playdude''. Unfortunately, this upsets their parents who are more sexually aware than them.
* 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.
* NowYouTellMe: Homer says this when Marge tells him that he used too much plaster on the kitchen ceiling. Marge counters that she ''never stopped'' telling him.
-->'''Homer''': So ''that's'' what that noise was.
* OhCrap: Chief Wiggum, 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.
-->'''Homer''': Well, it's better they hear it from me now, than from their parents when they're old enough.
* TroubledFetalPosition: Bart is seen in one after Homer tells him about 'the birds and the bees'.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Brandine's holiday "Alco-Hog" suddenly comes to life and pukes up the beer and candy canes it was stuffed with.
-->'''Brandine:''' Huh, I thought it was dead.