- Biting-the-Hand Humor: At Fox again.
- Lampshade Hanging: Maggie locked herself inside the bathroom. They tried many ideas to get her out, until Lisa used the first idea again and got her out.Lisa: I don't understand why we try ideas only once.
- Money, Dear Boy: The reason Mr. T agreed to work on Krusty's televised Bar Mitzvah.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: After Homer becomes a sucess by talking about things that appeal to the average man. Lisa gets him to use his newfound fame to talk about the 'important issue's'. It's doing this that causes his fanbase to turn from Homer and his star plummets.
- Off Model: At the end of the episode, Patty and Selma are given pointy noises as opposed to their usually round ones.