Homer becomes the town's newest ice cream man after the old one dies and Homer once again is fired from his job at the nuclear plant. Meanwhile, Marge worries about not being as rich and successful as TV talk show host Opal, so she gets into making statues out of popsicle sticks.
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!! Tropes:
* ClosedDoorRapport: When Marge refuses to speak to him for ruining her art show, thinking he did it on purpose, Homer tries to reason with her from behind their closed bedroom door, eventually resorting to slipping photographs of his sad face under it to show how much he cares about her.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Homer thinking intolerance is a bad thing while making a kid, who is lactose intolerant, eat an ice cream bar. When the kid starts to pass out and asks Homer to call the number on his medical alert bracelet, Homer makes fun of him for wearing a bracelet. Upon taking a closer look at the bracelet, Homer finally understands. In another scene, Homer is driving away from the kids and wondering what they want until he finally remembers he's selling ice cream.
* DistantFinale: The episode ends with people looking at Marge's giant sculpture of Homer at a museum 200 years later, and it is shown that iPods have enslaved humanity by then.
* ExactWords: Krusty argued against being described as a "TV Clown" because he also has a "one-man show" on Broadway. He calls it "one-man" because there's only one man in the audience, not one man on stage.
* GroinAttack: Homer receives one from Lenny when he realizes that unnecessary roughness is allowed when playing Cincinnati Time-Waste.
* KickTheDog: Homer coldly forces the lactose intolerant boy to eat ice cream, and when the boy becomes ill, Homer mocks him for wearing a bracelet and presumes the boy to be gay.
* LoopholeAbuse: When Marge makes a statue of Krusty the Clown, Krusty brought his lawyers to oppose displaying the statue with his name on the sign, so she then changes it to "TV Clown".
* MeatOVision: Homer imagines Mr. Burns as an ice cream cone that tells him "Lick me, big boy". He is disgusted when he founds out it's not ice cream.
* MoodWhiplash: As Homer slips photos of his sad face to under the their bedroom door to show Marge, one photo shows him laughing. He says it was because he saw the cat falling down their stairs, and he gives her a photo of that as well.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In his rush to get to the opening of Marge's art show on time, Homer accidentally plows through it and destroys her artwork.
-->'''Marge:''' Well, Homer, you've destroyed my artwork and my dreams. [[SarcasmMode Good job. Very thorough.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Opal is a parody of Creator/OprahWinfrey and her talk show.
* RejectedApology: To make up for ruining her art show, Homer writes Marge a $300 check for all the sculptures he destroyed and slips it under her door. Marge tears it up and blows the confettied remains through the keyhole.
* ShoutOut
** The scene of Homer dressing into his ice cream man uniform spoofs the title sequence for ''Series/DaAliGShow''.
** Marge's giant popsicle stick sculpture of Homer has him posed like [[Creator/MichelangeloBuonarroti Michelangelo]]'s ''Art/{{David}}''. Homer initially believes that it's a sculpture of WesternAnimation/MagillaGorilla.
* SwivelChairAntics: Homer and his friends goof off at work by playing a hockey-like game called Cincinnati Time-Waste, and Mr. Burns makes them do fifty swirls as punishment.
* ThatCameOutWrong: As Lenny and Carl observe the wreckage at Marge's show and see popsicle stick figures of themselves merged together.
-->'''Lenny:''' I don't know where Carl ends and I begin.
-->'''Carl:''' See, statements like that are why people think we're gay.
* WouldHurtAChild: Homer would force to make a lactose intolerant boy eat ice cream, and mock him after the boy begins to faint.