Homer angers Marge by binging their favorite show without her, and has to pick up a new skill in order to make amends. Meanwhile, Bart prepares to compete in "Krusty's Holiday Trample".
- Cold Turkeys Are Everywhere: The day after Homer agrees to wait for Marge's return to watch "Odder Things", Homer sees several coworkers talking about the show.
- Consolation Prize: Bart and Milhouse receive paddle balls after losing the Holiday Trample.
- Dark Horse Victory: Ralph defeats Bart and Milhouse during the Holiday Trample.
- Exiled to the Couch: Inverted. Homer is ready to accept that punishment but Marge wants him sleeping next to her so he can feel her cold aura.
- Rattling Off Legal: After Krusty says the winner gets to spend a day with him, someone quickly says it'll be with Sideshow Mel instead.
- Rule of Three:
- Krusty mentions three reasons to deem the Holiday Trample a good idea. The third one is that it's the third idea presented to him.
- The Holiday Trample has three finalists.
- Take That!: During the Holiday Trample, Bart and Milhouse deliberately avoid touching Solo merchandise.