Homer watches a 1980s family sitcom called ''Thicker Than Waters'' for tips on how to be a better father, while Bart earns money for a dirtbike by selling nuclear secrets to China.
* DepravedDentist: Downplayed. Dr. Waters isn't overly sadistic, but he does encourage his son's friends to eat more sugary foods so he can generate new business.
* ShowWithinAShow: "Thicker than Waters"