- Alternate Aesop Interpretation: A Family-Unfriendly Aesop one: If you ever become friends with someone, make sure everybody knows it with extensive proof ASAP, otherwise you will be seen as crazy.
- Ass Pull: The explanation for why Bart was unable to see Ray right in front of him: a miniature black hole caused directly behind Ray absorbed the light around him, making him look invisible to Bart.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Marge points out that Homer and Ray finish each others sandwiches.
- The Woobie: Homer throughout the entire episode. First when his fist attempt to solve the rain problem, Bart and Lisa get mad at him because Bart's cookies and Lisa's project got wet. After that he goes to Moe's where his friends get mad at him for accidentally ruining Lenny's party even though they didn't tell him about it. Then he goes to a Hooters like bar where he gets slapped by a waitress because he looked at her big breasts and showed him a sign saying 'Don't stare at our waitress's large breasts'. Although it gets a little better when he befriends Ray, Marge gets mad as well when Homer waits for Ray to help him with the roof. After Homer waits hours for Ray to come, Marge thinks he's crazy and sends him to a mental hospital. Dr.Hibbert is worse than everyone as he give Homer pain and it turns out to be All for Nothing. Thankfully Dr. Hibbert gets hit with karma. Despite how Homer is in the series (Or in this case, this era), this is an example where he's a Jerkass Woobie.
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