Peter seeks out the drycleaner run by a Chinese man so that he can pick up his drycleaning. The man is portrayed as straightforward, cheap, and not customer-oriented, especially when Peter finds that his shirt has not been returned to him. They settle the conflict through a non-traditional "fight."
Marge starts a carpenting business and immediately faces difficulties: her customers are unwilling to allow a woman to work for them, regardless of how skilled she may be. Marge's customers have expectations as to what a carpenter should look like, and she does not fit that description. Marge works around her customers' expectations by having Homer interact with customers while doing the work herself without their knowledge.
Jared illustrates the financial crisis of 2007-2008 succintly using the game, Jenga. He explains the problem with mortgage lending and how he and others can profit off of subprime mortgage loans using credit default swaps.