This episode provides examples of:
- Alone Among the Couples: Penny doesn't care to take anything from Wind and Summer, who've been married and divorced.
- Big Screwed-Up Family: As the Lanes arrive at home, we learn just how screwed up they all are.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Lane family has the redheaded Penny, four blonds (Amanda, Summer, Summer's daughter, and Wind), and four brunettes (Jane, Trent, Vincent, and Summer's son).
- Fiery Redhead: Penny is short-tempered.
- Literal-Minded: When Trent goes out with Monique, Jane comforts Daria telling her she's twice the woman Monique is; Quinn then says that would make Daria a US size 12.
- Mistaken for Gay: Jake, assuming the doorbell is Quinn's date, is shocked to open it on a woman.Jake: Wow, I really don't know my kids.