Recap / The Simpsons S 15 E 10 Diatribe Of A Mad Housewife
Marge writes a romance novel with Homer and Ned as the men who fight for her love. Meanwhile, Homer gets a job as an ambulance driver.
This episode contains examples of (YMMV tropes can be found here):
Bait-and-Switch: A long one involving Homer furiously hunting Ned down for learning about the novel showing Ned as a model husband and Homer as a violent drunk as seen by Marge. Turns out Homer only wanted to beg Ned to give him pointers.
Bait-and-Switch Comment: When Homer sees a Help Wanted sign at a car dealership, he says it gives him an idea: he'll steal the sign so the dealership will pay him to make a new one. Upon catching Homer trying to steal the sign, the dealership owner says he'll show what he does with people like Homer: he hires Homer as a sales representative.
He also speculates that Lee Harvey Oswald wanted to steal the Jack Ruby.
Murder the Hypotenuse: Mordecai, Homer's character in The Harpooned Heart, ended up killing Cyrus, Ned's character, for being his rival for Temperance's affections. After Homer finishes the audiobook and goes after Ned, Lisa and Marge fear that he's going to kill Ned for the same reason.