When Nancy turns 40, the television station replaces her with Luanne, who is much younger. Then Nancy tells Dale that she wants a facelift. Dale plans to pay for it by filing suit against the makers of his favorite brand, Manitoba Cigarettes, claiming that second-hand smoke has made his Nancy unattractive.
He was bugged through a talking robot fish, so he purposely acted like he felt Nancy was ugly as a good use for evidence in court. This backfired however, causing Nancy to temporarily "leave" Dale and live with the Hills.
- Hank Hill
- Peggy Hill
- Bobby Hill
- Luanne Platter
- Dale Gribble
- Nancy Gribble
- Jeff Boomhauer
- Bill Dauterive
- Reynolds Penland
- Manitoba Cigarettes' lawyer
- Unnamed Manitoba Cigarettes employees
- The episode's title is based on the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The Trouble with Tribbles".
- When Dale plays the radio very loud to cover up his speech, the radio plays the chorus from the Moody Blues song Nights in White Satin.
- The smoking Sammy Salmon that Dale brings home is a parody of the popular novelty toy Big Mouth Billy Bass.