This episode seems to be very similar to George Orwell's classic fable, "Animal Farm," and its take on power. In the book Napoleon, the leader of the pigs, becomes drunk with power, and later turns on one of his inner circle, Snowball, casting him as the villain. Soon everything that goes wrong on the farm is Snowball's fault. In the episode Bill gets more and more Napoleonic, even imprisioning Hank, and blaming Hank for all the problems, including the missing sticky buns. 'Animal Farm' in turn took its cues from the way that Stalin turned on Trotsky, blaming many of Russia's later woes on a man he drove out and hunted down.