The family ends up on an ''1800 House''-type reality show after Lisa's newly-obtained hockey stick from a Russian player infests the house with termites.

!! Tropes:

* GilliganCut: When a pipe fell on Homer's head at the plant, Burns was afraid he'd hold out for millions. Cut to the next scene with Homer and the family going to a hockey game to enjoy the skybox. And Homer didn't even realize it was a hockey game before Lisa pointed it out. In fact, several people didn't realize they were going to a hockey game until they read the sign at the stadium.
* GoodIsBoring: The Simpsons soon become much nicer after living a 19th-century, but ratings plummet.
* ImmediateSelfContradiction: When the Simpsons ask the writers of the show for food, they comment they're not allowed to interfere with the show, just ''after'' they had put the Simpsons' house in a river.
* ShoutOut: The exterminator company's name was "A Bug's Death" and their truck had a design that resembled WesternAnimation/ABugsLife.
** While the Simpsons' house is being fumigated, the theme of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' is playing while they are waiting.
* ToiletHumor: One of the more interesting and literal examples in the series
--> '''Bart''': {He opens the kitchen door and the termite-damaged knob comes off.} Hey, Mom. Our crapshack's going to Hell.
--> '''Marge''': {offended} Bart, watch your potty mouth!
--> ''Homer suddenly falls through the ceiling onto the kitchen table while still seated on the toilet.''
--> '''Homer''': {notices Marge and Bart} Hey, get out! I'm in here! {beat} Oh.