The Simpsons are going on spring break in Florida to hopefully cure Homer of his insomnia-induced insanity and fear of dying caused by answering a magazine quiz...but find themselves on the run from the law for running down the town's mascot, Captain Jack.
* AFoolForAClient: Homer defends himself and his family in court -- and ends up getting everyone sentenced to hard labor in a chain gang, all because he opened with, "Drunken hicks of the jury..."
* DisneyDeath: The alligator Homer accidentally ran over turns up alive and completely unharmed at the end.
* FunnyAnimalAnatomy: Captain Jack has interlocking teeth like a crocodile, instead of an overbite like a real-life alligator.
* {{Jerkass}}: The guy that whips Homer and Marge. Everything is whipping worthy to him. Including listening to a police officer trying to talk to them.
* MadnessMantra: "Can't sleep, gonna die. Can't sleep, gonna die." (similar to the [[MemeticMutation memetic]] "Can't sleep. Clown'll eat me.")
* MortonsFork: When Homer gets told "No listenin', you hear me?", it's pretty obvious any answer would get Homer whipped.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Averted with Captain Jack.
* PersonaNonGrata: The Simpsons are not allowed to return to Florida ever again (even though they would return later in "Catch 'Em If You Can" and "Special Edna"). As of now, the only states they're not banned from are Arizona and North Dakota, which further complicates theories on [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield where Springfield is]].
* SanitySlippage: Homer, as a result of insomnia brought on from a magazine quiz predicting he's gonna die (even Marge looked worried when she read the results). It escalates to Homer hopping around in a cowboy sleeping bag, completely naked, at the power plant while nursing a baby doll.
-->'''Homer''': A mother can't die, and I'm a mother.
* TypicalCartoonAnimalColors: Real alligators are not as green as Captain Jack is.