The children find out that Dad has been dressing as a woman to make friends.
- Disguised in Drag: Richard disguises himself as an elderly women because he couldn't make friends with other men, and decided to go for a Gender-Bender Friendship with a group of old women.
- Foreshadowing: As "Samantha" approaches the other girls at the fountain, Clayton can be seen disguised as part of it.
- Flock of Wolves: Turns Richard's group of elderly woman are actually all younger men Disguised in Drag—except for one of them, who tries take off a mask before realizing she isn't wearing one.
- Home-Early Surprise: Darwin and Gumball first encounter "Samantha" when they're sent home from school early on account of the staff being incapacitated.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Invoked by Richard saying he did what he did because he thinks society frowns on men being friends with mature women. When Angela says "Literally no one has a problem with that" Richard sheepishly realizes he didn't have to do it.
- Intoxication Ensues: The episodes opens with the school's staff suffering wild hallucinations and being hospitalized from eating "candy" sticks Mr. Small brought. Needless to say, they weren't actually candy, but they weren't drugs either—they were actually candles.
- Mistaken for Cheating: Darwin and Gumball mistake Richard's alter-ego for a mistress. They confront him about it, and continue to think Richard is having an affair while he assumes they have an accurate view of his "secret life". They only realize the truth after Richard decides to reveal himself to his friends.
- Open-Minded Parent: Inverted, with Gumball and Darwin being totally understanding to Richard's crossdressing and considering his friendship with the other women as beautiful.
- Prefers the Illusion: After being revealed as a Flock of Wolves, the men in the group continue to act like they're old ladies, even though Gumball insists they could just spend their time together out of disguise. After a bit, Gumball shrugs and figures if it makes them happy there's no problem.
- Significant Anagram: Richard's female alter-ego is "Samantha", which is pointed out to be an anagram for "Tha's a man".
- Sitcom Homage Episode: The scenes of the old women extensively homage The Golden Girls, complete with Laugh Track and footage that looks like it's on decayed tape.