- House Husband: Initially, Abe wanted Selma to be a House Wife while he worked but his plans depended on him regaining his job at the now defunct Pan Am so he tried to become the trope. Well, he tried.
- May-December Romance: Abe and Selma.
- Men Can't Keep House: Abe, albeit it's implied that, in his case, it's not because he's a man but because he's senile and out of touch with modern life.
- Shout-Out: To cut expenses, Homer tried to make his car work the same way The Flintstones make theirs work.