Home Early Surprise: Darwin and Gumball first encounter "Samantha" when they're sent home from school early on account of the staff being incapacitated.
I Did What I Had to Do: Invoked by Richard saying he did what he did because he thinks society frowns on men being friends with mature women. When Angela says "Literally no one has a problem with that" Richard sheepishly realizes he didn't have to do it.
Intoxication Ensues: The episodes opens with the school's staff suffering wild hallucinations and being hospitalized from eating "candy" sticks Mr. Small brought. Needless to say, they weren't actually candy, but they weren't drugs either—they were actually candles.
Open-Minded Parent: Inverted, with Gumball and Darwin being totally understanding to Richard's crossdressing and considering his friendship with the other women as beautiful.
Prefers the Illusion: After being revealed as a Flock of Wolves, the men in the group continue to act like they're old ladies, even though Gumball insists they could just spend their time together out of disguise. After a bit, Gumball shrugs and figures if it makes them happy there's no problem.
Significant Anagram: Richard's female alter-ego is "Samantha", which is pointed out to be an anagram for "Tha's a man".