Recap / The Simpsons S 20 E 1 Sex Pies And Idiot Scrapes
Homer and Ned become bounty hunters and Ned discovers he must go after his own partner. Meanwhile, Marge gets a job as an erotic baker.
Acrofatic: Homer and Ned's chase at the end has them both performing incredible feats of parkour. While Ned has been known to be in great shape beneath that sweater, Homer is Homer.
Bail Equals Freedom: After being arrested for his role in a riot, Homer was released on bail. Subverted because he's told a Bounty Hunter will be sent after him if he doesn't appear in court. Later on, the bail bondsman does send a bounty hunter after Homer for this.
Bounty Hunter: One is sent after Homer when he doesn't appear in court after he gets bailed out of jail. Later he and Ned take up the profession.
Fighting Irish: Since this St. Patrick's Day is booze free, Springfield's Protestant and Catholic Irish populations remember how much they hate each other. Cue orgy of violence.
He Who Fights Monster: Homer blames Flanders for not succumbing to this trope and be as dirty as the bounty they hunt.
Irony: The bounty hunter sent after Homer for bail-jumping became a bounty hunter because Homer suggested it.
Alcohol was banned at St. Patrick's Day to stop the townsfolk from going on a drunken riot. Without the alcohol Springfield's Protestant and Catholic Irish groups are sober enough to remember they hate each other and cause a 'sober' riot.
New Job Episode: For both Marge and Homer (with Flanders tagging along with the latter).
Shout-Out: When Homer and Ned reconcile, there's a montage of the two of them beating up criminals the same way Batman and Robin do during the intro of Batman.
The Troubles: The basis of the Nationalist/Unionist Irish riot in Springfield.