Homer is forced to convert Lisa's room into a cellular phone tower to pay off damages done to the Bill of Rights at the local Smithsonian, and she hates him as a result. They try to reconcile with each other by trying sensory deprivation tanks. Meanwhile, Marge gets addicted to eavesdropping on cell phone calls.
- Denied Food as Punishment: Bart and Lisa take turns picking the family activity Homer will take them. When Bart traded a turn for Lisa's dessert, resulting on Homer having to go to a boring place, Homer punished him by denying dessert. Lisa then offered to trade her next dessert for Bart's next turn. To Homer's dismay, Bart agreed.
- Literal Metaphor: Homer using the Bill of Rights to shield himself against the guards, complete with the line, "I am so sick of people hiding behind the Bill of Rights!"
- Skewed Priorities: Homer grabs the Bill of Rights and sits down in Archie Bunker's chair, batting it around a bit. The security guards, aiming their pistols at him, demanding only that he get out of Archie's chair.
- Truth in Television: Archie Bunker's chair really is that crazy-protected in the Smithsonian. Also, it's a joke about how Americans care more about pop culture than their own government.