- Cargo Ship: This episode pretty much canonizes Homer loving television more than his own family. He spends days at Lenny's place, cites TV as a reason to do the wife swap (even calling Lisa "TVsa"), and sings a song about him and television at the end.
- Celebrity Paradox: Dan Castellaneta is introduced as the star of The Tracey Ullman Show.
- Self-Deprecating Humor: Episode writer Ricky Gervais's character speaks in Gervais's trademark rambling manner. Homer isn't impressed.Homer: You take forever to say nothing!
- The Thing That Would Not Leave: When Lenny gets a flat-screen TV, Homer stays parked on his couch for days. Lenny resorts to flicking lit matches at him to drive him out.