After a radiation scare due to Homer's usual brand of idiocy, Springfield is placed under closed-circuit TV surveillance but has a group of civilian control, which includes Flanders. At the same time, Lisa is forced to dye her hair brown after being called out for not being a DumbBlonde

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* AdultsAreUseless: With the exceptions of Ned and Marge, pretty much not a lot of don’t listen to Lisa because she’s a blonde. Despite near everyone in Springfield knowing that Lisa is a genius.
* {{Expy}}: That bomb squad specialist is clearly based on Creator/ClintEastwood
* BigBrotherIsWatchingYou: Ned Flanders
* CallBack: Prince Charles tells Queen Elizabeth II that "My cat's breath smells like cat food". This line was also said by Ralph Wiggum in "Lisa's Rival".
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Abe pretty doesn’t help Lisa
* GeniusDitz: Bart maybe a rebellious student, but he did find a blind spot... [[spoiler: the Simpsons’ backyard]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Nelson is like this to Lisa
* PlayingGod: Homer claims that Ned trying to control the whole towns actions came off as him trying to be God. This horrifies Ned.
* PoliceAreUseless: At least we found out who can do better than Wiggum
--->'''Lou''': Uh, Chief, I Think we got a misuse of police equipment on ZZ-99.
--->(Wiggum looks, before switching the cameras back to normal after looking at Edna sunbathing topless.)
--->'''Chief Wiggum''': Killjoy
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: The entire episode -- at least the main story -- is a hidden-camera reality show that airs on British TV and is considered the Queen's and Prince Charles' favorite show]].
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: That bomb squad specialist decides to break up the plutonium rather than do the countdown
* ShoutOut: The Gay Bar is full with Sesame Street like people
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: As part of FOX's "FOX Rocks" gimmick at the time, the opening for this episode was redone as an animated music video for the Ke$ha song "[=TiK ToK=].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Where did the Van Houtens, Helen Lovejoy, Julius Hibbert, and Elizabeth Hoover go after Ned Flanders and Marge Simpson took over with cameras?