- Jerk Jock: Coach Clay Roberts.
- It's All My Fault: Parodied. When Homer discovers Ned moved away:Homer: Oh he's gone! And it's all someone's fault!
- Jerkass Realization: Homer gets one after putting up with Clay Roberts antics, and admits to Flanders himself that he must have a lot of patience to put up with a big, dumb jerk like Homer.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Homer drove away his very nice and trusting neighbor after humiliating him and years of harassment. Clay Roberts starts bullying Homer as well.
- Take That: When Homer finds Milhouse and Bart laughing at something online, he warns them, "If you say Jimmy Fallon, I'll know you're lying."
- We Want Our Jerk Back: Played straight and inverted. Ned gets irritated by the people of Humble, while Homer begins to miss Ned once he's bullied by Coach Clay.
- What the Hell, Townspeople?: Much of Springfield knew about the college girls in Ned's room, but treated it as their private joke and mocked him for it.