I thought the b-plot was barely there for the first half, but then was the focus for the second. That was odd. Still, it did nothing for me, and like Big Bad said, seemed like a waste of Alyson Hannigan (and even Kristen Wiig).
I like Moe so I enjoy the episodes based around him - and enjoyed the nod to other Moe's Bar makeovers. Did we always know Chalmers' first name was Gary?
...you mean you do *ALL* of this stuff by hand?! You didn't write some handy little algorithm to scrape the Amazon pages and compare the URLs to weed out duplicates and... I owe you major props for your perseverance. Wow.