Marge becomes the proud driver of an SUV made for women (after Homer buys it, thinking that it's for men), and develops road rage, which gets her in trouble with the law.
This episode contains examples of:
- Anything but That!: Nobody had cared for the talent show, but what really drives everyone away was Skinner informing them that the second half would have cafeteria workers performing in The Beatles wigs with tennis racket guitars.
- Blatant Lies: Homer claiming his taking back of compliments previously made to rival networks was of his "free and spontaneous will".
- Burying a Substitute: There is a funeral motorcade moving slowly which angers Marge. Reverend Lovejoy informs Marge that there actually isn't a body in the hearse because the deceased in question was "lost at sea" and the casket was just full of bricks.
- Call-Back: The SUV Homer bought was a Canyonero, albeit one designed for women.
- Escaped Animal Rampage: Marge gets a Canyonero and develops a bad case of road rage. The climax is Homer accidentally releasing a crash of rhinos from the zoo and Marge having to use the SUV to corral them in and save her family.
- Fan Disservice: At the Springfield Elementary Teachers Talent Show, Ms. Krabappel sings "Fever" while wearing balloons strapped to her body and periodically popping them. It traumatizes Bart and drives Homer to steal concessions ("I saw Krabappel's butt. I paid!")
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: Caricatures of Matt Groening and Mike Scully (along with his wife, Julie Thacker, and his five kids) are in the crowd of fleeing zoo patrons.
- Oh, Crap!: Homer when he says, "Let's go, kids, I went too far," after teasing Marge about losing her license.
- Rhino Rampage: Triggered by Homer at the climax.
- Seldom-Seen Species: The ring-tailed lemur and white rhinos at the zoo.
- Shout-Out: Homer thought he could stop the rampaging animals by shouting "Jumanji!". He then grouses, "Does anything from the movies actually work?"
- Spoof Aesop: In the road rage video.Sgt. Crew: Anger is what makes America great. But you must find a proper outlet for your rage. Fire a weapon at your television screen. Pick a fight with someone weaker than you. Or, write a threatening letter to a celebrity. So when you go out for a drive, remember to leave your murderous anger where it belongs — at home.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: After a while, Marge's driving the Canyonero makes her increasingly short-tempered.
- Where the Hell Is Springfield?: It can't be in New Jersey, since Marge yells "Go back to New Jersey!" during her road rage.
- Who's on First?: Principal Skinner and Superintendent Chalmers try to perform the routine until Skinner explains the joke six seconds in.