Moe, with help from Smithers, turns his tavern into a gay bar for the average homosexual man — and face competition from a glitzy, stereotypically camp gay disco across the street. Meanwhile, Principal Skinner forces Bart to spend time with a substitute teacher's daughter while he gets cozy with the substitute.
* CallBack: Moe has pictures of how Moe changed his bar in ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E3HomerTheMoe Homer the Moe]]'' (not to be confused with this episode, "Homer the Moe" is the one where Moe turns his bar into a hipster nightclub while Homer turns his garage into a bar for average Joes), ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E4BartSellsHisSoul Bart Sells His Soul]]'' (the subplot of Moe turning his bar into a kitschy family restaurant), and ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E7MommieBeerest Mommie Beerest]]'' (Moe teaming up with Marge to make an English pub).
* NamesTheSame: There is another ''Simpsons'' episode called "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E10FlamingMoes Flaming Moe's]]", (the one where Moe steals Homer's idea for a cocktail made with children's cough syrup and Aerosmith becomes the first band to guest star on a ''Simpsons'' episode) which had a drink called "The Flaming Moe."
* PetHeir: One of the beneficiaries in Mr. Burns' will.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Once Mr. Burns' daily half hour of sanity ends, he starts riding his lawyer while he imagines he's riding a dinosaur. When Homer entered Burns' office, he also believed a dinosaur was there.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Comic Book Guy's cousin Comic Book Gay looks like Comic Book Guy with a moustache.