- Bare Your Midriff: Michelle does so, in addition to wearing a micro-mini, following her tryst with Stan, as an expression of her newfound sexual self-confidence. Although roughly the first year of the comic (2004-2005) often featured girls in midriff-baring tops, that was still the style at the time. The strip in this example ran in late 2006, when midriff-baring was no longer "in," and was therefore more noticeable, as can be seen from the boy gawking lustfully at her.
- Comically Missing the Point: Stan.
- When Jack tells Stan he needs to work on his listening skills, Stan interrupts him with, "Yeah, I gotta get me some of those!"
- After Michelle buys a t-shirt indicating she has a guy, Stan doesn't realize at first that he's that guy.
- Fun T-Shirt
- I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: Subverted when Penny tries persuading Stan to let her model his shirts.Penny: You gonna look at my chest, then back in my eyes and tell me I can't display your merchandise?
Stan: Wow, boobs, never seen those before.
Penny: They worked for Rich.
- Narcissist - While modelling one of his own shirts, Stan thinks, "Good God, Stan, you are so sexay!"
- The Prima Donna: Penny.
- The shirts in this strip reference, in order of appearance: Narbonic, Peanuts, Supergirl, College Roomies from Hell!!! and Diesel Sweeties.
- Stan cites, as an additional (if dubious) justification for cropping out Penny's and Brandi's faces, Scott McCloud's claim (in Understanding Comics) that the fewer recognizable details a figure has, the more relatable it is.
- The Silent Bob: With just a raised eyebrow, Jack manages to communicate to Stan that Michelle's fallen in love with him.
- Subordinate Excuse: Penny strongly implies, to Stan's face, that he resents her because he has a crush on Rich and is jealous. He doesn't exactly deny it.