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 [[YMMV/TheSimpsonsS15E10DiatribeOfAMadHousewife here]]):

* BaitAndSwitch: 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.
* BaitAndSwitchComment: 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.
* CriticalDissonance: InUniverse, while Marge’s book I saw popular with the town, the reviews for it are terrible.
* {{Cuckold}}: Everyone thinks Marge and Ned are having an affair.
* HiddenDepths: 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
* LiteralMinded: Homer says he once read ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' and the book disappointed him for not teaching him any ways to kill mockingbirds.
** He also speculates that Lee Harvey Oswald wanted to steal the Jack Ruby.
* SelfDeprecation: Creator/ThomasPynchon makes fun of his ReclusiveArtist status in his [[TheCameo cameo appearance]].
-->'''Thomas Pynchon:''' Hey, over here! Have your picture taken with a reclusive author! Today only, we'll throw in a free autograph! [[ButWaitTheresMore But wait, there's more!]]
* UnexplainedRecovery: After almost ten seasons of having the audience [[Recap/TheSimpsonsWhoShotMrBurns believe]] he was KilledOffscreen, [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E4TheresNoDisgraceLikeHome Dr. Marvin Monroe]] shows up at Marge's book signing, stating that he'd just "been very sick" all these years.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: InUniverse. Marge's protagonist is herself, and her opposing RomanceGenreHeroes are Homer and Ned.