This episode contains examples of the following Tropes:
- Angry Fist-Shake: First at the fake monster under the bed, then at Chris when he learns... it was all a trick!
- Batman Gambit: Chris pulls a rather elaborate one so he and Elise can go on vacation.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Who would guess Nice Guy Chris was the one behind all this?
- Continuity Nod:
- Names to Run From Really Fast
- The Worsening Curse Mark: A shrewd trick by Chris.