Peewee football comes to Springfield as a means to fight childhood obesity, and when Homer becomes the coach (after Flanders angrily gives him the position to keep Homer from heckling him), he promotes Bart to star player status despite the boy's lack of talent.

* BaitAndSwitch: During a game, Chief Wiggum showed up to arrest Nelson. Bart said he'd stand in for Nelson. Cut to him being arrested in Nelson's place instead of playing in the game for him.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Marge told Homer it was easy to criticize, he said it was fun as well.
** When Homer realizes [[NotSoDifferent he's treating Bart the same way Grampa treated him]], Homer says "From now on, I'll be nicer to my son and meaner to my Dad!"
* CrossOver: Hank Hill and the cast from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' show up when Springfield plays against Arlen, drawn in their native way instead of being Simpsonized (though the promos did have the ''King of the Hill'' cast with yellow skin), though Hank is the only one who speaks.
-->'''Hank:''' We drove 2000 miles for this?
* FunWithAcronyms: The store clerk asking Marge to spell "cup". "C-U-P. I wanna C-U--Oh, my God!"
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The store clerk asking Marge to spell "cup". "C-U-P. I wanna C-U--Oh, my God!"
** In the flashback of Homer's gymnastic routine, we get two:
*** Teenage Lenny wearing a T-shirt that reads, "Bull-Shirt." Take out the "r" in "Shirt" and you got it.
*** Teenage Smithers' line, "Now, let's bring on the men," given the later episodes heavily hinting that he's a homosexual (and not just an overly sycophantic YesMan who [[SingleTargetSexuality has a crush on his boss]]).
* HypocriticalHumor: When Bart was declared fat, ''Homer'' called him a disgrace to their family, which is funny in two ways: 1) Homer is fatter than Bart, and 2) Homer has done worse things to disgrace The Simpsons than Bart has.
* LetsSeeYOUDoBetter: In retaliation for Homer's constant criticizing of his job as peewee football coach, Flanders made him the new coach, prompting a scared Homer to say Flanders was doing a ''good'' job.
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Homer claimed Flanders was the worst coach Springfield's peewee football team ever had. Flanders was the ''only'' coach they ever had.
* TheWildcats: Lampshaded and parodied.
-->'''Flanders:''' Who are we?
-->'''Springfield Wildcats:''' The Wildcats!
-->'''Flanders:''' Who are we gonna beat?
-->'''Springfield Wildcats:''' The Wildcats!