Homer becomes the new Grim Reaper (not unlike the Family Guy
episode that did the same story
), Professor Frink is a Mad Scientist
trying to build a corporeal body for the spirit of his dead father (played by none other than the inspiration for Professor Frink's character, Jerry Lewis), and Bart and Milhouse buy a stopwatch that manipulates time.
- And This Is for...: When Homer killed the Grim Reaper, he said it was for Snowball and Kennedy.
- Big "NO!": Homer's reaction upon the idea of a world without death meaning Jim Belushi would never be cancelled.
- Groin Attack: That was how the Grim Reaper's robe forced Homer to take on the job.
- Recycled Script: As mentioned above, the first story was done before on the Family Guy episode "Death is a Bitch" (where Peter writes on his hospital bill that he's dead to get out of paying for it, and the Grim Reaper forces Peter to take his job after Death breaks his ankle)