This episode provides examples of:
- Affectionate Gesture to the Head: The Texan at Granny Crockett's place does this to Kim (in addition to calling her "little missy").
- Boring Return Journey: Subverted. The episode begins with Kim and Ron parachuting out of a plane. The audience assumes that they're headed for a mission, but in fact they're headed back to school from a mission.
- By the Lights of Their Eyes: Señor Senior Senior, annoyed at being shut out as Shego works with Junior, sends a video warning to the target of their upcoming heist. He records the message in a dark room with only his eyes showing...until Junior barges in and turns on the lights.
- Continuity Nod: Francois and Le Goop hair gel are again featured in an episode with the Seniors.
- Crazy-Prepared: A rare case from Ron - as he notes, when picking electives, you should have a backup and a backup for your backup.
- Dumbass Has a Point: When Shego can't think of a suitable field test for Junior's training, Junior suggests doing a web search for "really valuable" and "heavily guarded," which leads them to select Granny Crocket's recipe as their target.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: Later, when the heroes try to guess the villains' next move:Kim: The Seniors are all about the challenge, they only go for stuff that's really valuable and heavily-guarded.
Ron: You know, we could just run a web search on the words "really valuable" and "heavily-guarded".
Kim: Ron, we're talking a devious criminal mind here. It's not as simple as...
Wade: Got it! Great idea, Ron.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: Later, when the heroes try to guess the villains' next move:
- Evil Plan: Shego says this is the most important thing an evil villain must have.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Mr. Barkin's Shell-Shocked Veteran flashback implies he's a Vietnam vet, and My Lai is mentioned - though here it's pronounced "My Lai", instead of "Mee Lai" like it is in Real Life.
- Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have!: Lampshaded by Ron when he and Kim meet the actual Granny Crockett, and Ron points out that she looks way to young to be "Granny" Crockett. Justified in that Granny Crockett got cosmetic surgery to make herself look younger, as implied by this line:Granny Crockett: Well, Granny had a little work done.
- Headphones Equal Isolation: Shego catches Junior listening to music instead of listening to her. She solved the problem by grabbing and crushing his music player.
- I Thought It Meant: Upon hearing its name, Ron initially assumed that Home Economics was about financial planning—but Kim informs him that it's actually about cooking.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: A double version. While investigating the rash of robberies in Paris, Kim and Ron learn from each store that the thieves took a set of two burglary items...until the last store turned out to be Fracois', the hair stylist, and they learned that all of his hair gel was stolen.
- The Magazine Rule: "Villain's Digest? Bad guys have their own magazine?"
- Not Me This Time: An indirect example. When Francois (from "The New Ron") describes the duo who robbed his salon, he mentions a large but not terribly bright boy, who Kim correctly guesses to be SSJ. However, his partner was not SSS, but "a young lady" with "glowing green hands".
- Private Tutor: Señor Senior Senior hires Shego to teach Junior how to be a proper villain.
- Reality Ensues: Ron's makeshift restaurant was shut down on account of the health department catching wind of Rufus serving the students their food.
- Shout-Out: "That Kim, is why you fail".
- When he sets up "Chez Ron" in the school, he uses his trademark phrase "booyah" not unlike Emeril Lagasse.
- Supreme Chef: Ron's cooking is so good that the students (and even the lunch lady) desert the cafeteria in favor of "Chez Ron" and clamor to get into home economics class.
- Third Wheel: Señor Senior Senior is made to feel like an outsider as every attempt to check in on Junior's progress or offer advice gets brushed off. He does not take this well.
- Trojan Prisoner: After Junior and Shego are defeated, a police helicopter arrives to pick them up. It turns out to be a fake piloted by Señor Senior Senior, who dismisses Shego and takes Junior home to "polish our evil laughs together".
- Villain Team-Up: Shego and Junior work with each other rather than their usual partners in crime.