Homer befriends chief Wiggum, not to take the friendship for granted. Meanwhile, Marge thinks Bart is doing drugs.
This episode contains examples of (Recap):
- Achievements in Ignorance: Ralph is the greatest Battle Balls player in school, yet he doesn't know how to play the game. It's because he has the best Battle Balls since his grandma lives in Japan and send him the brand new ones.
- Ambiguous Gender: Dylan, the kid who has a party at the beginning episode.
- Hollywood Atheist: When Homer tells Wiggum that he's awesome, he states that faith is for things that don't exist, implying that Homer is an atheist.
- Poor Communication Kills: The A-plot begins with Homer putting a toffee apple into his pocket, leaving it stuck there when he walks into a bank. With his mouth stuck with the toffee, everyone assumes he's robbing the bank.
- the B-plot begins with Martin observing Bart and Ralph playing Battle Balls, without overhearing any of it.
- Shout-Out: Battle Balls is one to Bakugan Battle Brawlers. We even see pieces resembling Wilda and Nemus. One kid comments that it makes Franchise/Digimon look like Franchise/Pokémon.
- Sure, Why Not?: Homer considers going with the robbery when people seems inclined to give him money and a get away.
- The Voiceless: Lisa has no lines in this episode, making the first story where she does not have a single word, and leaving Homer the only character who has dialogue in every episode.