Homer tells his bar buddies the story of how his drunken antics at a baseball game with his boss landed him a job as a dancing mascot for the Isotopes.
- Call Back: The Capital City Goofball would later return in 22ShortFilmsAboutSpringfield in a short cameo.
- Celebrity Cameo: That's actually Tony Bennett singing "Capital City".
- Early-Installment Weirdness/Reality Ensues: Homer has to ask for time off from the plant in order to be a mascot. Later episodes don't even acknowledge the issue.
- The Other Darrin: Normally, Ron Taylor voices Bleeding Gums Murphy (or did, up until Murphy died in season six's "Round Springfield"). However, for this episode, Daryl L. Coley is credited as the voice of Bleeding Gums Murphy.
- Special Guest: Daryl L. Coley as "Bleeding Gums" Murphy; Ken Levine as Dan Horde; Tom Poston as the Capital City Goofball
- Ur Example: This is the first episode to feature Homer taking a different job.
- Whole Episode Flashback: Homer flashes back on failing to be a dancing mascot for the entire episode, only in the end realizing that he might not be a loser at all, because everyone enjoyed listening to the tale of this failure and want to hear it again.