YMMV: The Simpsons S 9 E 5 The Cartridge Family

  • Accidental Aesop: The importance of gun safety. The writers admitted there was no message in the episode beyond Homer Simpson not having a gun.
  • Americans Hate Tingle: The soccer match at the start of the episode is perceived as boring. This is a joke that could only be made in the USA where, in contrast with the rest of the world, soccer has never caught on.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Bart and Milhouse playing "William Tell" with the apple in Milhouse's mouth (and then jinxing Bart).
  • Values Resonance: This episode still remains extremely relevant, especially after the numerous mass shootings in the U.S. in 2012.
  • What an Idiot: Homer gave in to Snake's demands despite knowing Snake's gun wasn't loaded.
    • A lot of Homer's gun antics, including keeping it in the refrigerator where anyone (especially his kids) can get to it.