YMMV: The Simpsons S 16 E 8 Homer And Neds Hail Mary Pass
- Defictionalization: Comic Book Guy's "Dorks-Gone-Wild" site became a real minisite to tie in with this episode.
- Enforced Method Acting: Mr. Burns insists Hans Moleman be whipped for real in one of Ned's movies.
- Fandom Nod: Two sportscasters call Homer a Jerkass.
- Nightmare Fuel: Ned's films, though some scenes tend to cross the line twice.
- Special Effects Failure: In-Universe. In Ned's first film Cain (Rod) is "murdering" Abel (Todd) with a cardboard knife that goes under his arm, even though there's blood coming out.