Desperate to get a plasma TV, Homer enrolls the family in Fox's wife-swapping reality show.
- Celebrity Paradox: Dan Castellaneta is introduced as the star of The Tracey Ullman Show.
- Enemy Mine: Patty and Charles's wife hooked up because of their shared hatred of Homer.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: Charles's reaction when he learns his wife is leaving him for Patty.Charles: You're leaving me for HIM?!Homer: So it seems. However, Cousin It there was born a woman.
- Self-Deprecating Humor: Episode writer Ricky Gervais's character speaks in Gervais's trademark rambling manner. Homer isn't impressed.Homer: You take forever to say nothing!
- The Thing That Would Not Leave: When Lenny gets a flat-screen TV, Homer stays parked on his couch for days. Lenny resorts to flicking lit matches at him to drive him out.