Greek and German philosophers play against each other in an altered game of soccer. They must ponder and develop new ideas. Only after they come up with an idea may they score a goal. Some of the many philosophers featured are Archimedes, Socrates, Hegel, Nietzsche, Marx, Kant, and Confucius.
Homer finds out the Ribwich is available at Springfield's local Krusty Burger and is excited to try it. After his first bite, he is immediately addicted to it and quickly eats a dozen of them. Homer displays a lack of self-control as he devours the Ribwiches.
A soldier, returning from the trenches, refuses to speak in favor of enlistment. He speaks out against the popular philosophy of the time--that dying for your country is an honorable death. On the contrary, he discusses the harsh realities of war and attacks the notion that an honorable death is worthwhile. Is a "noble" death more valuable than living?
The company has a discussion on ethical dilemmas involving stealing in a perilous situation. They then shift into a philosophical discussion when Andy asks Michael how he knows the wall in the room is there if he's not looking at it. Michael goes into a deeper philosophical discussion by questioning the knowledge of other people and objects.