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.
Cuckold: Everyone thinks Marge and Ned are having an affair.
Hidden Depths: Homer asking Ned for help reveals a number of things about himself:
He trusts Marge implicitly
He knows Ned is too much of a goody-goody to seduce her
He is able to comprehend and address his inadequacy
He understands his drunken irasciability is harmful to his relationship with his wife