Homer befriends chief Wiggum, not to take the friendship for granted. Meanwhile, Marge thinks Bart is doing drugs.
!!This episode contains examples of ([[YMMV/TheSimpsonsS21E18ChiefOfHearts Recap]]):
* AchievementsInIgnorance: Ralph is the greatest Battle Balls player in school, yet he doesn't know how to play the game.
* AmbiguousGender: Jordan, the kid who has a party at the beginning episode.
* PoorCommunicationKills: The A-plot begins with Homer putting a toffee apple into his pocket, leaving it stuck there when he walks into a bank. With his mouth stuck with the toffee, everyone assumes he's robbing the bank.
** the B-plot begins with Martin observing Bart and Ralph playing Battle Balls, without overhearing any of it.
* ShoutOut: Battle Balls is one to ''TabletopGame/Bakugan". We even see pieces resembling Wilda and Nemus. One kid comments that it makes ''Franchise/Digimon'' look like ''Franchise/Pokémon''.
* TheVoiceless: Lisa has no lines in this episode, making the first story where she does not have a single word, and leaving Homer the only character who has dialogue in every episode.