Recap / The Simpsons S 13 E 13 The Old Man And The Key

Grampa dates an old woman who only likes him because he has a driver's license.

Tropes (YMMV tropes can be found here):

  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Abe gives Zelda one after meeting up with her again in Branson.
  • Bait and Switch: One would expect that Abe would drive all the way to Branson to get back Zelda's love. When the finally reunite, Abe tells Zelda that he hates her, and calls her a "hoochie".
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Abe uses "Woohoo!" multiple times in this episode.
  • Call Back: Bart had previously visited Branson as part of his, Milhouse's, Martin's, and Nelson's road trip to the Knoxville World's Fair in Season 7's "Bart on the Road."
  • Gold Digger: Zelda
  • Humiliation Conga: Abe publicly calls out on Zelda for only liking him for his license, and dumping him when Homer bans him from driving. He even gets the crowd to chant "Hoochie, Hoochie" to further twist the knife.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: In Bronson, Missouri, everyone looks and talks like Charles Bronson.
  • Just the Introduction to the Opposites: Abe acts like a wild teenager while Homer acts as the stern father.
    Homer: He has to learn the way my dad made me learn.
    Marge: He is your dad!
    Homer: (beat) Cosmic.
  • Puff of Logic: Abe finds Tennessee Ernie Ford backstage and informs him that he's dead. When he shows Ford his own obituary, Ford suddenly crumbles into dust.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "Abraham J. Simpson, you are never! Driving! Again! EVER!
    • And for added effect, the camera cuts closer to Homer's pith with each punctuation.
  • Revenge: This is Abe's motivation for following Zelda to Branson.
  • Road Trip Plot: The third act has Abe and Bart drive thousands of miles to Branson to follow Zelda because Abe hates her, and wants to publicly humiliate her for being a hoochie.
  • Shout-Out: One to The Munsters, and at the end credits, The Beverly Hillbillies.
  • The Voiceless: Gloria, Snake's girlfriend, doesn't speak this time due to Julia Louis-Dreyfus' absence.