After Homer steals Comic Book Guy's car, he must either prove his innocence in court or reconcile with the jilted nerd.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Comic Book Guy's sole motivation for his actions. He feels like nobody respects him. His customers mock him and call him fat, his industry is dying due to children's distaste for reading, and Homer steals his fathers' car for a joyride and damages a priceless comic book of his. Even when Homer replaces the comic Comic Book Guy isn't satisfied because Homer still doesn't understand how important other people's property is to them.
- Shout-Out: The "closed" sign at the comic book shop in Ogdeville is written in Wakandan.
- Take That!: Milhouse buys hundreds of Little Lulu comics for no more than five dollars.