- Cerebus Syndrome: The first three episodes, while plenty dark, are played more for Black Comedy and shock value. Starting with episode 4, an emotional undercurrent begins to emerge in the story, particularly Hommer's loss and guilt. The Stonecutters conspiracy and lip-removal also begins at this point.
- Nightmare Fuel: All of episode 5.
- Squick: In episode 2, Hommer mutilates his own genitals, exposing his destroyed scrotum.
- From the same episode, Marge cuts her wrists after a scathing comment from Hommer.
- In Episode 6, Marge tears the skin on Homer's penis, then tears the skin OFF of it, then jams a thermometer in it. Also qualifies as Nightmare Fuel.
- Freom the same episode, Burns and Smithers are joined at the penis.
- Tear Jerker:
- In episode 4, Hommer sees a still-living Maggie in a Hutz hole vision. His mournful "My baby..." especially drives home his loss
- in Episode 6, the flashback to Mona leaving Homer.
- What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?
YMMV / Hommer Simpson