The episode provides examples of the following tropes:
A.I. Is a Crapshoot: When the robot Dornheimer tells Kolos the dangers of creating a machine with more wisdom than yourself, Joel sighs, "There's a lesson to be learned there", as Servo and Crow make veiled threats.
Crow: Oh I get it! She's blind! That explains the decorating. Tom Servo: D'oh!
Crow: You know, because to Wongs don't make a W—
Crow:(sheepishly) I'm sorry, I'm sorry!
Hat of Flight: Joel's invention, the Beanie-Chopper, only looks like one of these, to the 'Bots' great disappointment.
Crow: (dejectedly) I thought you were gonna go through the roof.
Hello, Nurse!: The trio who appear a few minutes into Lisa's introduction.
Hilarious in Hindsight: Crow's spaceship is a model of the Satellite of Love - the actual model used for exterior shots. He dismisses it as cheap and plans to put lighter fluid on it and burning it to a crisp - which is what happens to the model a few years later in an episode. invoked
Laughing at Your Own Jokes: TV's Frank and Dr. Forrester can't help guffawing at the concept of a refrigerator alarm that only sounds when William Conrad is stealing the food. Most of the segment they can't even explain the invention because they can't stop laughing in advance.
TV's Frank: Who's going to need this? Maybe Quinn Martin – and he's dead!
Brick Joke: The final segment finds William Conrad himself setting off the alarm. The Mads are still laughing.
Dr. Forrester: Frank! It's the big one - literally!