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10th Apr '18 7:16:24 PM SammyDragon92
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** Principal Skinner tells a whole bunch of these to Superintendent Chalmers in the [[MemeticMutation highly memetic]] "Steamed Hams" segment of "22 Short Films About Springfield", each one more over-the-top than the last.
29th Mar '18 1:22:13 PM xcountryguy
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* BrokenRecord: Many examples
-->'''Young Bart:''' Can't sleep. Clown will eat me.\\

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* BrokenRecord: BrokenRecord:
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Many examples
-->'''Young --->'''Young Bart:''' Can't sleep. Clown will eat me.\\
28th Mar '18 2:54:26 PM xcountryguy
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-->'''Lenny Leonard:''' Dental plan.\\
---> '''Marge:''' Lisa needs braces.\\
-->'''Bart and Lisa:''' Can we have a pool, Dad? Can we have a pool, Dad? Can we have a pool, Dad? Can we have a pool, Dad? Can we have a pool, Dad?\\
-->'''Bart and Lisa:''' Will you take us to Mt. Splashmore?\\
-->'''Ned Flanders:''' We're done-diddly-doodily, done-diddly-doodily, done-diddly-doodily, done-diddly-doodily-- ([[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan SLAP!]])\\
-->'''Bart and Lisa:''' Are we there yet?\\
-->'''Homer and Apu:''' Are we in India Yet? No. Are we in India Yet? No. Are we in India Yet? No. Are we in India Yet? No. Are we in India Yet? No. Are we in India Yet? No... wait... now we are!\\
-->'''Homer:''' Can't sleep. Gonna die.

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-->'''Lenny '''Lenny Leonard:''' Dental plan.\\
---> '''Marge:''' Lisa needs braces.\\
-->'''Bart '''Bart and Lisa:''' Can we have a pool, Dad? Can we have a pool, Dad? Can we have a pool, Dad? Can we have a pool, Dad? Can we have a pool, Dad?\\
-->'''Bart '''Bart and Lisa:''' Will you take us to Mt. Splashmore?\\
-->'''Ned '''Ned Flanders:''' We're done-diddly-doodily, done-diddly-doodily, done-diddly-doodily, done-diddly-doodily-- ([[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan SLAP!]])\\
-->'''Bart '''Bart and Lisa:''' Are we there yet?\\
-->'''Homer '''Homer and Apu:''' Are we in India Yet? No. Are we in India Yet? No. Are we in India Yet? No. Are we in India Yet? No. Are we in India Yet? No. Are we in India Yet? No... wait... now we are!\\
-->'''Homer:''' '''Homer:''' Can't sleep. Gonna die.
28th Mar '18 12:52:44 PM xcountryguy
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-->'''Homer''': "D'OH! Stupid economic recovery!"

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-->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' "D'OH! Stupid economic recovery!"



--> '''Marge''': Homer, your spine!

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--> '''Marge''': ---> '''Marge:''' Homer, your spine!



--> '''Meathook''': We all knew it would come to this.\\
'''Homer''': You and me... chopper to... '''''chopper!'''''

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--> '''Meathook''': -->'''Meathook:''' We all knew it would come to this.\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' You and me... chopper to... '''''chopper!'''''



--> '''Smithers''':"I... love you. (Burns looks up) I-in those colors!" (after Burns walks away) "Oh, who am I kidding? The boathouse was the time!"

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--> '''Smithers''':"I...-->'''Smithers:''' I... love you. (Burns ''[Burns looks up) up]'' I-in those colors!" (after colors! ''[after Burns walks away) away]'' "Oh, who am I kidding? The boathouse was the time!"time!



-->'''Patty''': So, you finally left Durwood.\\
'''Marge''': His name is Homer!

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-->'''Patty''': --->'''Patty:''' So, you finally left Durwood.\\
'''Marge''': '''Marge:''' His name is Homer!



--->'''Homer''': See Marge, it's just what you wanted. Me spending the day with Mugsy.\\
'''Marge''': Maggie!\\
'''Homer''': Marge, you're not naggy. You just set the bar impossibly high.\\
'''Marge''': Well can you at least bring a sweater for Maggie?\\
'''Homer''': Impossibly high.

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--->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' See Marge, it's just what you wanted. Me spending the day with Mugsy.\\
'''Marge''': '''Marge:''' Maggie!\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' Marge, you're not naggy. You just set the bar impossibly high.\\
'''Marge''': '''Marge:''' Well can you at least bring a sweater for Maggie?\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' Impossibly high.



--->'''Homer''': Wait... Bart's teacher's name is "Krabappel"? I've been calling her "Krandal"! Why didn't someone tell me?! Oh, I've been making an idiot out of myself!

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--->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' Wait... Bart's teacher's name is "Krabappel"? I've been calling her "Krandal"! Why didn't someone tell me?! Oh, I've been making an idiot out of myself!



--->'''Homer''': ''(glowing green, gesturing over shoulder)'' In there, guys.\\
'''Crew''': Thanks, Homer.

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--->'''Homer''': ''(glowing --->'''Homer:''' ''[glowing green, gesturing over shoulder)'' shoulder]'' In there, guys.\\
'''Crew''': '''Crew:''' Thanks, Homer.



--->'''Lisa''': ''(dialing Poison Control)'' I'll call Poison Control. ''(talking on the phone)'' Fran, it's me. Just a heads-up.

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--->'''Lisa''': ''(dialing --->'''Lisa:''' ''[dialing Poison Control)'' Control]'' I'll call Poison Control. ''(talking ''[talking on the phone)'' phone]'' Fran, it's me. Just a heads-up.



--->'''Marge''': I love our court days. It's about the only thing we do as a family anymore.\\
''(the Simpsons walk past a bailiff)''\\
'''Lisa''': ''(to the bailiff)'' Hey, Karie.\\
'''Karie''': Hey, Lisa.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Homer in "Sex, Pies, and Idiot Scrapes," who does complex acrobatics to escape Ned. This is rather odd, since Homer has often been shown out of breath from even the simplest movements (like running only a few feet in "The Springfield Connection" and "New Kids on the Blecch").

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--->'''Marge''': --->'''Marge:''' I love our court days. It's about the only thing we do as a family anymore.\\
''(the ''[the Simpsons walk past a bailiff)''\\
'''Lisa''': ''(to
bailiff]''\\
'''Lisa:''' ''[to
the bailiff)'' bailiff]'' Hey, Karie.\\
'''Karie''': '''Karie:''' Hey, Lisa.
* {{Acrofatic}}: {{Acrofatic}}:
**
Homer in "Sex, Pies, and Idiot Scrapes," who does complex acrobatics to escape Ned. This is rather odd, since Homer has often been shown out of breath from even the simplest movements (like running only a few feet in "The Springfield Connection" and "New Kids on the Blecch").



* AcronymConfusion: One ''RunningGag'' example of the "sharing an initialism" variety, like when Krusty named his TV special ''Krusty Komedy Klassics'' and, not only was ignorant that the initials spelled out KKK, but had the initials ''in white'' onstage at the Apollo Theater (which is home to ''Showtime at the Apollo'', a variety show known for launching the careers of a lot of talented ''black'' artists). [[WeAreStrugglingTogether Krusty's own Judaism]], as well as the reasoning that no one would ever do anything that stupid, apparently failed to tip the balance in his favor.

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* AcronymConfusion: AcronymConfusion:
**
One ''RunningGag'' example of the "sharing an initialism" variety, like when Krusty named his TV special ''Krusty Komedy Klassics'' and, not only was ignorant that the initials spelled out KKK, but had the initials ''in white'' onstage at the Apollo Theater (which is home to ''Showtime at the Apollo'', a variety show known for launching the careers of a lot of talented ''black'' artists). [[WeAreStrugglingTogether Krusty's own Judaism]], as well as the reasoning that no one would ever do anything that stupid, apparently failed to tip the balance in his favor.



-->'''Chief Wiggum:''' Uh, Mrs. Simpson, I have some bad news. Your husband was found DOA.
-->'''Marge:''' Oh my God! He's ''dead''?
-->'''Chief Wiggum:''' Oh wait, I mean DWI. I always get those two mixed up.
-->''Mrs. Phillips walks in.''
-->'''Mrs. Phillips:''' My name's Mrs. Phillips. You said my husband is DWI?
-->'''Chief Wiggum:''' Uh, why don't you talk to that officer over there? I'm going out to lunch.

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-->'''Chief --->'''Chief Wiggum:''' Uh, Mrs. Simpson, I have some bad news. Your husband was found DOA.
-->'''Marge:'''
DOA.\\
'''Marge:'''
Oh my God! He's ''dead''?
-->'''Chief
''dead''?\\
'''Chief
Wiggum:''' Oh wait, I mean DWI. I always get those two mixed up.
-->''Mrs.
up.\\
''[Mrs.
Phillips walks in.''
-->'''Mrs.
in]''\\
'''Mrs.
Phillips:''' My name's Mrs. Phillips. You said my husband is DWI?
-->'''Chief
DWI?\\
'''Chief
Wiggum:''' Uh, why don't you talk to that officer over there? I'm going out to lunch.



--> '''Barney''': My name is Barney, and I'm an alcoholic.
--> '''Clerk''': I feel for you, pally, but, uh, you want AA; this is Triple A.

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--> '''Barney''': --->'''Barney:''' My name is Barney, and I'm an alcoholic.
--> '''Clerk''':
alcoholic.\\
'''Clerk:'''
I feel for you, pally, but, uh, you want AA; this is Triple A.



* AesopAmnesia: Homer and Marge canít seem to get it in their heads that Bart responds far better to positive reinforcement than negative.

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* AesopAmnesia: AesopAmnesia:
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Homer and Marge canít seem to get it in their heads that Bart responds far better to positive reinforcement than negative.



-->'''Tommy''': You're...hurting...me.

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-->'''Tommy''': You're...hurting...-->'''Tommy:''' You're... hurting... me.



* AggressiveCategorism: Played straight with Lampshade as Moe Szyslak explains why he doesn't want Mr. Burns on the bowling team: "''Call this an unfair generalization if you must, but old people are no good at everything.''"

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* AggressiveCategorism: AggressiveCategorism:
**
Played straight with Lampshade as Moe Szyslak explains why he doesn't want Mr. Burns on the bowling team: "''Call team:
--->'''Moe:''' ''Call
this an unfair generalization if you must, but old people are no good at everything.''"''



--> '''Bart''': All plays suck, all the time, and always will, and everyone knows it.

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--> '''Bart''': --->'''Bart:''' All plays suck, all the time, and always will, and everyone knows it.



--> '''Burns''': Turn around, Simpson.
--> '''Homer''': No! I can't get in trouble if I can't see you.
--> '''Smithers''': I'm afraid he's got us, sir.
* TheAhnold: Rainier Wolfcastle.
* AlanSmithee: "The Simpsons 138th Spectacular" was directed by David Silverman under the pseudonym "Pound Foolish".

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--> '''Burns''': -->'''Burns:''' Turn around, Simpson.
--> '''Homer''':
Simpson.\\
'''Homer:'''
No! I can't get in trouble if I can't see you.
--> '''Smithers''':
you.\\
'''Smithers:'''
I'm afraid he's got us, sir.
* TheAhnold: Rainier Wolfcastle.
Wolfcastle is shown within any movie within a movie to parody Schwarzenegger.
* AlanSmithee: AlanSmithee:
**
"The Simpsons 138th Spectacular" was directed by David Silverman under the pseudonym "Pound Foolish".



* AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark: Part of the reason the show's Seasonal Rot was pressure to become more "edgy" and "adult" in order to compete with South Park. This resulted in an increase in mean-spirited humor, and gross-out gags that aren't particularly funny and don't fit the show's milder, more laid-back tone. It all culminated in the infamous panda rape scene in "Homer vs. Dignity."



* AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark:Part of the reason the show's Seasonal Rot was pressure to become more "edgy" and "adult" in order to compete with South Park. This resulted in an increase in mean-spirited humor, and gross-out gags that aren't particularly funny and don't fit the show's milder, more laid-back tone. It all culminated in the infamous panda rape scene in "Homer vs. Dignity."



* AllGaysArePedophiles: The show, unfortunately, regularly finds humor in depicting homosexuals as predators. A couple of examples include Doctor Smith of ''Series/LostInSpace'' attempting to lure Bart in "Fear of Flying" and the ghost of Oscar Wilde showing an interest in Bart in "Father Knows Worst".

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* AllGaysArePedophiles: AllGaysArePedophiles:
**
The show, unfortunately, regularly finds humor in depicting homosexuals as predators. A couple of examples include Doctor Smith of ''Series/LostInSpace'' attempting to lure Bart in "Fear of Flying" and the ghost of Oscar Wilde showing an interest in Bart in "Father Knows Worst".



* AllGirlsLikePonies: Including Lisa.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Lisa having a crush on Nelson Muntz in "Lisa's Date with Density."

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* %%* AllGirlsLikePonies: Including Lisa.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: AllGirlsWantBadBoys:
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Lisa having a crush on Nelson Muntz in "Lisa's Date with Density."



-->'''Jessica''': [walking up] You're ''bad'', Bart Simpson.
-->'''Bart''': [plaintive] No, I'm not! I'm really --
-->'''Jessica''': Yes, you are. You're bad...and I like it.
-->'''Bart''': [suave] I'm bad to the bone, honey.

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-->'''Jessica''': [walking up] --->'''Jessica:''' ''[walking up]'' You're ''bad'', Bart Simpson.
-->'''Bart''': [plaintive]
Simpson.\\
'''Bart:''' ''[plaintive]''
No, I'm not! I'm really --
-->'''Jessica''':
--\\
'''Jessica:'''
Yes, you are. You're bad... and I like it.
-->'''Bart''': [suave]
it.\\
'''Bart:''' ''[suave]''
I'm bad to the bone, honey.



* AlliterativeList: In "The Itchy & Scratchy Movie", Homer tells the class that he taught Lisa the three R's: "Reading TV Guide, writing to TV Guide, and renewing TV Guide."

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* AlliterativeList: AlliterativeList:
**
In "The Itchy & Scratchy Movie", Homer tells the class that he taught Lisa the three R's: "Reading TV Guide, writing to TV Guide, and renewing TV Guide."



* AllThereInTheManual: Although rare, some information tidbits only come from WordOfGod, such as [[spoiler:how the family escaped The Island after ''The Computer Wore Menace Shoes''. (the army raided the Island, arrested the villains and saved the captives, including the Simpsons)]]

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* AllThereInTheManual: AllThereInTheManual:
**
Although rare, some information tidbits only come from WordOfGod, such as [[spoiler:how the family escaped The Island after ''The Computer Wore Menace Shoes''. (the army raided the Island, arrested the villains and saved the captives, including the Simpsons)]]



* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Agnes embarrasses Skinner more than once.
--> '''Agnes''': Seymour needs to use the toilet! His bladder's full! Full of urine!

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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents:
**
Agnes embarrasses Skinner more than once.
--> '''Agnes''': --->'''Agnes:''' Seymour needs to use the toilet! His bladder's full! Full of urine!



* AmbiguouslyGay: Waylon Smithers in earlier seasons; Lenny and Carl in later ones.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: AmbiguouslyGay:
**
Waylon Smithers in earlier seasons; Lenny and Carl in later ones.



* AmusingInjuries: Homer suffers many of them. So does Hans Moleman. Hans even made a short film entitled "Man Getting Hit By Football."
--> '''Homer''': But... the ball! His groin! A-ha! It works on so many levels!

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* AmusingInjuries: AmusingInjuries:
**
Homer suffers many of them. So does Hans Moleman. Hans even made a short film entitled "Man Getting Hit By Football."
--> '''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' But... the ball! His groin! A-ha! It works on so many levels!



-->'''Ned:''' Do we really have to tell them I was "gang probed"?
-->'''Homer:''' Would you rather tell them the ''truth''?
-->'''Ned:''' [Sigh] What do the aliens look like?
-->'''Homer:''' Well, ''I'' only saw them from the back 'cause they were so busy gang probing you!

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-->'''Ned:''' --->'''Ned:''' Do we really have to tell them I was "gang probed"?
-->'''Homer:'''
probed"?\\
'''Homer:'''
Would you rather tell them the ''truth''?
-->'''Ned:''' [Sigh]
''truth''?\\
'''Ned:''' ''[Sigh]''
What do the aliens look like?
-->'''Homer:'''
like?\\
'''Homer:'''
Well, ''I'' only saw them from the back 'cause they were so busy gang probing you!



--> '''Homer''': Marriage is like a coffin, and each kid is another nail. But as coffins go-
--> '''Lisa''': Please don't say any more!

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--> '''Homer''': -->'''Homer:''' Marriage is like a coffin, and each kid is another nail. But as coffins go-
--> '''Lisa''':
go-\\
'''Lisa:'''
Please don't say any more!



* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: Parodied, of course, in "Bart Star":
--> '''Joe Namath''': (as Bart is taken to jail in Wiggum's cop car) Hehe, poor Bart. You know, we had a lot of fun tonight. But, there's nothing funny about... vapor lock. It's the third most common cause of stalling. So please, take care of your car and get it checked. I'm Joe Namath. Good night. ({{Beat}})

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* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle:
**
Parodied, of course, in "Bart Star":
--> '''Joe Namath''': (as --->'''Joe Namath:''' ''[as Bart is taken to jail in Wiggum's cop car) car]'' Hehe, poor Bart. You know, we had a lot of fun tonight. But, there's nothing funny about... vapor lock. It's the third most common cause of stalling. So please, take care of your car and get it checked. I'm Joe Namath. Good night. ({{Beat}})



--> '''Bart''': Contrary to what you've just seen, war is neither glamorous nor fun. There are no winners, only losers. There are no good wars, with [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified the following exceptions]]: the American Revolution, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and the Franchise/StarWars Trilogy. If you'd like to learn more about war, there's lots of books in your local library, many of them with cool gory pictures.

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--> '''Bart''': --->'''Bart:''' Contrary to what you've just seen, war is neither glamorous nor fun. There are no winners, only losers. There are no good wars, with [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified the following exceptions]]: the American Revolution, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and the Franchise/StarWars Trilogy. If you'd like to learn more about war, there's lots of books in your local library, many of them with cool gory pictures.



--> '''Justin''':You know, we've had a lot of fun tonight, at the expense of the U. S. Navy.
--> '''Lance''': But they're out there every day protecting us from Godzilla.
--> '''Chris''': And don't forget pirates!
--> '''J. C.''': And jellyfish.
--> '''Joey''': Those whack invertebrates will sting you, [[RunningGag old-school!]]
--> '''Justin''': So check out the Navy for a two, or four-year hitch.
--> '''Lance''': We signed J. C. up yesterday.
--> '''J. C.''': What? (is dragged away) [[BigNo Nooooooooo!]]

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--> '''Justin''':You --->'''Justin:''' You know, we've had a lot of fun tonight, at the expense of the U. S. Navy.
--> '''Lance''':
Navy.\\
'''Lance:'''
But they're out there every day protecting us from Godzilla.
--> '''Chris''':
Godzilla.\\
'''Chris:'''
And don't forget pirates!
-->
pirates!\\
'''J. C.''': :''' And jellyfish.
--> '''Joey''':
jellyfish.\\
'''Joey:'''
Those whack invertebrates will sting you, [[RunningGag old-school!]]
--> '''Justin''':
old-school!]]\\
'''Justin:'''
So check out the Navy for a two, or four-year hitch.
--> '''Lance''':
hitch.\\
'''Lance:'''
We signed J. C. up yesterday.
-->
yesterday.\\
'''J. C.''': :''' What? (is ''[is dragged away) away]'' [[BigNo Nooooooooo!]]



'''Homer:''' ''(Dismissively)'' It was the olden days.
* AndTheRest: In the episode "Eight Misbehavin'," Apu and Manjula's octuplets are made the stars of a show called "Octopia" at the Springfield Zoo. Only four of the babies are explicitly given stage character names and are introduced to the audience. The others are introduced as "AndTheRest."

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'''Homer:''' ''(Dismissively)'' ''[Dismissively]'' It was the olden days.
* AndTheRest: AndTheRest:
**
In the episode "Eight Misbehavin'," Apu and Manjula's octuplets are made the stars of a show called "Octopia" at the Springfield Zoo. Only four of the babies are explicitly given stage character names and are introduced to the audience. The others are introduced as "AndTheRest."



* AndThenISaid: From "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer":
--> '''Bart:''' So then I says to Mabel, I says...\\

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* AndThenISaid: AndThenISaid:
**
From "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer":
--> '''Bart:''' --->'''Bart:''' So then I says to Mabel, I says...\\



--> '''Homer:''' So then I said: "You can take your free tetanus shot and shove it!"\\

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--> '''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' So then I said: "You can take your free tetanus shot and shove it!"\\



'''Homer:''' You better... ''(jaw locks shut; says next line through gritted teeth)'' believe I did!

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'''Homer:''' You better... ''(jaw ''[jaw locks shut; says next line through gritted teeth)'' teeth]'' believe I did!



--> '''Homer:''' ''(drunk)'' So I sez, "Yeah, if you want that money, come and find it, 'cuz I don't know where it is, ya baloney. ''You'' make me wanna ''retch''." ''(immediately falls asleep)''

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--> '''Homer:''' ''(drunk)'' --->'''Homer:''' ''[drunk]'' So I sez, "Yeah, if you want that money, come and find it, 'cuz I don't know where it is, ya baloney. ''You'' make me wanna ''retch''." ''(immediately ''[immediately falls asleep)''asleep]''



--> '''Homer:''' ''(drunk)'' So I says, "Blue M&M, red M&M, they all wind up the same color in the end."

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--> '''Homer:''' ''(drunk)'' --->'''Homer:''' ''[drunk]'' So I says, "Blue M&M, red M&M, they all wind up the same color in the end."



--> '''Barney:''' So the next time someone tells you carnies are good honest people, you can spit in their face for me!

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--> '''Barney:''' --->'''Barney:''' So the next time someone tells you carnies are good honest people, you can spit in their face for me!



--> '''Homer:''' So I said to him, "Look, buddy, your car was upside down when we got here. And as for your Grandma, she shouldn't have mouthed off like that!"

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--> '''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' So I said to him, "Look, buddy, your car was upside down when we got here. And as for your Grandma, she shouldn't have mouthed off like that!"



--> '''Lenny:''' So I says to the cop, "No, ''you're'' driving under the influence -- of being a jerk!"

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--> '''Lenny:''' --->'''Lenny:''' So I says to the cop, "No, ''you're'' driving under the influence -- of being a jerk!"



--> '''Bart:''' [[BrickJoke So anyway, I says to Mabel, I saysÖ]]
* AndYouWereThere: Said in "Bart Gets Hit By a Car" (at the end of pointing everyone out, he mentions that he's never seen Lionel Hutz before)

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--> '''Bart:''' --->'''Bart:''' [[BrickJoke So anyway, I says to Mabel, I saysÖ]]
says...]]
* AndYouWereThere: AndYouWereThere:
**
Said in "Bart Gets Hit By a Car" (at the end of pointing everyone out, he mentions that he's never seen Lionel Hutz before)



* AngryFistShake: In "Fly vs. Fly" from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E4TreehouseOfHorrorVIII Treehouse of Horror VIII]]", Fly Bart tricks a spider into thinking that he's caught in his web. When he's about to be eaten, he slaps him and flies away. The spider watches him in anger, shaking his four legs in synchronized movement, probably swearing revenge.

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* AngryFistShake: AngryFistShake:
**
In "Fly vs. Fly" from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E4TreehouseOfHorrorVIII Treehouse of Horror VIII]]", Fly Bart tricks a spider into thinking that he's caught in his web. When he's about to be eaten, he slaps him and flies away. The spider watches him in anger, shaking his four legs in synchronized movement, probably swearing revenge.



-->'''Impound Lot Owner:''' Shake harder, boy!
* AnimalAthleteLoophole: Parodied; after adopting a horse, Homer spends hours training it as a placekicker, ''then'' checks the rulebook to see whether horses can play in the National Football League. (Turns out, there ''is'' a rule.)

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-->'''Impound --->'''Impound Lot Owner:''' Shake harder, boy!
* AnimalAthleteLoophole: AnimalAthleteLoophole:
**
Parodied; after adopting a horse, Homer spends hours training it as a placekicker, ''then'' checks the rulebook to see whether horses can play in the National Football League. (Turns out, there ''is'' a rule.)



-->'''Officiator 1''': And the winner is nature's greatest killing machine... man!
-->'''Audience''': Boo!
-->'''Officiator 1''': Show me where in the rulebook it says that a human can't be a robot.
-->'''Officiator 2''': Right here. Rule one.
* AnimationBump: At the expense of [[OffModel consistency]], the animation during the earlier seasons (roughly seasons 1-8) is a lot more expressive and fluid compared to the other seasons.

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-->'''Officiator 1''': --->'''Officiator 1:''' And the winner is nature's greatest killing machine... man!
-->'''Audience''': Boo!
-->'''Officiator 1''':
man!\\
'''Audience:''' Boo!\\
'''Officiator 1:'''
Show me where in the rulebook it says that a human can't be a robot.
-->'''Officiator 2''':
robot.\\
'''Officiator 2:'''
Right here. Rule one.
* AnimationBump: AnimationBump:
**
At the expense of [[OffModel consistency]], the animation during the earlier seasons (roughly seasons 1-8) is a lot more expressive and fluid compared to the other seasons.



'''Homer:''' (laughs) There are perfectly good answers to those questions, but they'll have to wait for another night.

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'''Homer:''' (laughs) ''[laughs]'' There are perfectly good answers to those questions, but they'll have to wait for another night.



--> '''Homer''': Let's tell Krusty.
--> '''Marge''': What would that accomplish?
--> '''Homer''': That guy's hilarious. His reaction would be priceless.
--> '''Homer''': Apu is cheating!
--> '''Krusty''': (somber) That's sad. All those kids.
--> '''Homer''': I think he's building to something.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: Mr. Burns seems to have a lexicon dating back to roughly 1911.

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--> '''Homer''': -->'''Homer:''' Let's tell Krusty.
--> '''Marge''':
Krusty.\\
'''Marge:'''
What would that accomplish?
--> '''Homer''':
accomplish?\\
'''Homer:'''
That guy's hilarious. His reaction would be priceless.
--> '''Homer''':
priceless.\\
'''Homer:'''
Apu is cheating!
--> '''Krusty''': (somber)
cheating!\\
'''Krusty:''' ''[somber]''
That's sad. All those kids.
--> '''Homer''':
kids.\\
'''Homer:'''
I think he's building to something.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: AntiquatedLinguistics:
**
Mr. Burns seems to have a lexicon dating back to roughly 1911.



* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: Demonstrated in "Take My Wife, Sleaze" when Marge is surprised that the bikers who kidnapped her don't want to have sex with her.
--> '''Marge:''' Could you at least tell me what you're planning to do with me?\\

to:

* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: ArentYouGoingToRavishMe:
**
Demonstrated in "Take My Wife, Sleaze" when Marge is surprised that the bikers who kidnapped her don't want to have sex with her.
--> '''Marge:''' --->'''Marge:''' Could you at least tell me what you're planning to do with me?\\



'''Marge:''' None of you? Really? I could have sworn that Ramrod... ''(Ramrod shakes his head)'' Hmm. Well, did you see that picture of me in... ''(gang nods)'' And you still don't... ''(gang shakes their heads)''\\

to:

'''Marge:''' None of you? Really? I could have sworn that Ramrod... ''(Ramrod ''[Ramrod shakes his head)'' head]'' Hmm. Well, did you see that picture of me in... ''(gang nods)'' ''[gang nods]'' And you still don't... ''(gang ''[gang shakes their heads)''\\heads]''\\



* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Burns of all characters asks one in Who Shot Mr. Burns, when Springfield's hatred of him was even more intense than usual.
-->'''[=McCallister=]''': Arr, Burns, your scurvy schemes will earn ye a one-way passage to the boneyard!\\
'''Ned''': I'd like to hear from Sideshow Mel!\\
'''Mel''': I'll see to it that Burns suffers the infernal machinations of hell's grim tyrant!\\
'''Otto''': Yeah!\\
'''Burns''': Oh, you all talk big, but who here has the guts to stop me?

to:

* ArmorPiercingQuestion: ArmorPiercingQuestion:
**
Burns of all characters asks one in Who Shot Mr. Burns, when Springfield's hatred of him was even more intense than usual.
-->'''[=McCallister=]''': --->'''[=McCallister=]:''' Arr, Burns, your scurvy schemes will earn ye a one-way passage to the boneyard!\\
'''Ned''': '''Ned:''' I'd like to hear from Sideshow Mel!\\
'''Mel''': '''Mel:''' I'll see to it that Burns suffers the infernal machinations of hell's grim tyrant!\\
'''Otto''': '''Otto:''' Yeah!\\
'''Burns''': '''Burns:''' Oh, you all talk big, but who here has the guts to stop me?



--> '''Marge''': (to Lisa) Why do you always have to question everything I do?!

to:

--> '''Marge''': (to Lisa) --->'''Marge:''' ''[to Lisa]'' Why do you always have to question everything I do?!



-->'''Bart''': You gotta help me! These two guys work me night and day! They don't feed me. They make me sleep on the floor. They put anti-freeze in the wine and they gave my red hat to the donkey.

to:

-->'''Bart''': ---->'''Bart:''' You gotta help me! These two guys work me night and day! They don't feed me. They make me sleep on the floor. They put anti-freeze in the wine and they gave my red hat to the donkey.



* ArtisticLicenseLaw: In "The Otto Show," Otto comes home to find his door padlocked, the locks changed, and an eviction notice on the door. He seems completely surprised, but this is not how eviction works in real life. Before padlocking the door, his landlord is required to give him the chance to go to court; Otto has the right to appeal the eviction before the lockout, even if the reason is nonpayment of rent. If Otto failed to show up in court or failed to comply with the payment plan set up there, then a warrant of removal would be placed on the door at least three days before the door would be padlocked.

to:

* ArtisticLicenseLaw: ArtisticLicenseLaw:
**
In "The Otto Show," Otto comes home to find his door padlocked, the locks changed, and an eviction notice on the door. He seems completely surprised, but this is not how eviction works in real life. Before padlocking the door, his landlord is required to give him the chance to go to court; Otto has the right to appeal the eviction before the lockout, even if the reason is nonpayment of rent. If Otto failed to show up in court or failed to comply with the payment plan set up there, then a warrant of removal would be placed on the door at least three days before the door would be padlocked.



-->'''Homer''': Holly Maccaroni!

to:

-->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' Holly Maccaroni!



-->'''Krusty''': What the hell was that?!

to:

-->'''Krusty''': --->'''Krusty:''' What the hell was that?!



* AscendedMeme: "D'oh!" was added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

to:

* AscendedMeme: AscendedMeme:
**
"D'oh!" was added to the Oxford English Dictionary.



* AsianStoreOwner: Apu (who is from India), Apu's Korean counterpart in "Lemon of Troy," and a man who looks like Apu if he were from the Middle East in "Summer of 4'2''".

to:

* AsianStoreOwner: AsianStoreOwner:
**
Apu (who is from India), Apu's Korean counterpart in "Lemon of Troy," and a man who looks like Apu if he were from the Middle East in "Summer of 4'2''".



* AsideComment: In "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?", Homer says, "We'll be right back" to the camera.

to:

* AsideComment: AsideComment:
**
In "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?", Homer says, "We'll be right back" to the camera.



* AsTheGoodBookSays: Used many times, often for comedic effect. Some examples: "Homer the Heretic" (Matthew 7:26 and 21:17), "Bart's Girlfriend" (Matthew 7:1), "Lisa's Sax" (John 8:7), "The Otto Show" (Matthew 25:40), "Dead Putting Society" (Matthew 19:19).

to:

* AsTheGoodBookSays: AsTheGoodBookSays:
**
Used many times, often for comedic effect. Some examples: "Homer the Heretic" (Matthew 7:26 and 21:17), "Bart's Girlfriend" (Matthew 7:1), "Lisa's Sax" (John 8:7), "The Otto Show" (Matthew 25:40), "Dead Putting Society" (Matthew 19:19).



-->"Mayor Quimby supports revolving door prisons. Mayor Quimby even released Sideshow Bob, a man twice convicted of attempted murder. Can ''you'' trust a man like Mayor Quimby? [[HypocriticalHumor Vote Sideshow Bob for Mayor.]]"

to:

-->"Mayor -->'''Narrator:''' Mayor Quimby supports revolving door prisons. Mayor Quimby even released Sideshow Bob, a man twice convicted of attempted murder. Can ''you'' trust a man like Mayor Quimby? [[HypocriticalHumor Vote Sideshow Bob for Mayor.]]"]]



* AwesomeMcCoolname: Max Power! He's the man whose name you'd love to touch, but you musn't touch!
** Homer's other choices for his new name included Hercules Rockerfeller, Rembrandt Q. Einstein, and Handsome B. Wonderful (which the judge rejected as they were all misspelled, though the judge really has no say in how Homer should spell any of his new names).

to:

* AwesomeMcCoolname: AwesomeMcCoolname:
**
Max Power! He's the man whose name you'd love to touch, but you musn't touch!
** *** Homer's other choices for his new name included Hercules Rockerfeller, Rembrandt Q. Einstein, and Handsome B. Wonderful (which the judge rejected as they were all misspelled, though the judge really has no say in how Homer should spell any of his new names).



* BadassFamily: It's a bit of a RunningGag that [[BadassAdorable Maggie]] [[LittleMissBadass Simpson]] is the most badass member of the family.

to:

* BadassFamily: BadassFamily:
**
It's a bit of a RunningGag that [[BadassAdorable Maggie]] [[LittleMissBadass Simpson]] is the most badass member of the family.



--> '''Marge''': The way I see it, if you raise three kids that can knock out and hogtie a perfect stranger, then you must be doing ''something'' right!
* BadassAdorable: Again, Maggie Simpson. She shot Mr. Burns (though that was said to be an accident, as Burns' gun fell from his holster, and he didn't have the safety on). Oh, and she also shot the mobsters who were threatening to murder Homer. Homer didn't know she did the latter, but when he heard the gunshots and saw those mobsters fall to the ground, he said "I must have a guardian angel with a rifle." This might actually have put her into a borderline EnfanteTerrible AntiHero category if not for how obvious it was that [[PayEvilUntoEvil her targets deserved it]]. In a later episode when Homer was imprisoned in a basement of a tow truck driver, Maggie saved him by riding on Santa's Little Helper to the place and attaching the guy's tow hook to the cellar window bars.

to:

--> '''Marge''': --->'''Marge:''' The way I see it, if you raise three kids that can knock out and hogtie a perfect stranger, then you must be doing ''something'' right!
* BadassAdorable: BadassAdorable:
**
Again, Maggie Simpson. She shot Mr. Burns (though that was said to be an accident, as Burns' gun fell from his holster, and he didn't have the safety on). Oh, and she also shot the mobsters who were threatening to murder Homer. Homer didn't know she did the latter, but when he heard the gunshots and saw those mobsters fall to the ground, he said "I must have a guardian angel with a rifle." This might actually have put her into a borderline EnfanteTerrible AntiHero category if not for how obvious it was that [[PayEvilUntoEvil her targets deserved it]]. In a later episode when Homer was imprisoned in a basement of a tow truck driver, Maggie saved him by riding on Santa's Little Helper to the place and attaching the guy's tow hook to the cellar window bars.



* BadBadActing: In the episode "Burns's Heir", Mr. Burns hires actors to portray the rest of the Simpson family in order to persuade Bart that they don't love him. They do this in the most wooden way imaginable (even though the actors picked to play the family only gave a crummy performance because of how bad the script was[[note]]the actor playing Homer couldn't understand the motivation behind playing someone like Homer, who most likely suffers from neurological impairments, and the actress playing Marge states that the dialogue doesn't have the wit and sparkle of ''Murphy Brown''[[/note]].
-->'''Fake Homer''': *Monotone* I do not miss Bart at all.
-->'''Fake Marge''': *Also monotone* I am glad he's gone.
-->'''Fake Lisa''': *Also monotone* As am I.
-->'''Fake Homer''': *Drops his sandwich* B'oh! ''(and later, "Duh-Oh")''
-->'''Bart''': It's probably my imagination, but something about them just didn't feel right.

to:

* BadBadActing: BadBadActing:
**
In the episode "Burns's Heir", Mr. Burns hires actors to portray the rest of the Simpson family in order to persuade Bart that they don't love him. They do this in the most wooden way imaginable (even though the actors picked to play the family only gave a crummy performance because of how bad the script was[[note]]the actor playing Homer couldn't understand the motivation behind playing someone like Homer, who most likely suffers from neurological impairments, and the actress playing Marge states that the dialogue doesn't have the wit and sparkle of ''Murphy Brown''[[/note]].
-->'''Fake Homer''': *Monotone* --->'''Fake Homer:''' ''[Monotone]'' I do not miss Bart at all.
-->'''Fake Marge''': *Also monotone*
all.\\
'''Fake Marge:''' ''[Also monotone]''
I am glad he's gone.
-->'''Fake Lisa''': *Also monotone*
gone.\\
'''Fake Lisa:''' ''[Also monotone]''
As am I.
-->'''Fake Homer''': *Drops
I.\\
'''Fake Homer:''' ''[Drops
his sandwich* B'oh! ''(and later, "Duh-Oh")''
-->'''Bart''':
sandwich]'' B'oh!\\
'''Bart:'''
It's probably my imagination, but something about them just didn't feel right.



-->'''Homer''': Well, there were script problems from day one.
-->'''Bart''': Didn't seem like anybody even read the script.
-->'''Homer''': That was the problem.
* BadFuture: The year 1,000,000 A.D. at the end of "Rosebud": The Earth is a barren place, the only human alive is Homer (who has been cloned and used as slave labor to apes, who have taken over the world), and Mr. Burns and Smithers are still alive, albeit as cyborgs (with Smithers as a cyborg dog).

to:

-->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' Well, there were script problems from day one.
-->'''Bart''':
one.\\
'''Bart:'''
Didn't seem like anybody even read the script.
-->'''Homer''':
script.\\
'''Homer:'''
That was the problem.
* BadFuture: BadFuture:
**
The year 1,000,000 A.D. at the end of "Rosebud": The Earth is a barren place, the only human alive is Homer (who has been cloned and used as slave labor to apes, who have taken over the world), and Mr. Burns and Smithers are still alive, albeit as cyborgs (with Smithers as a cyborg dog).



* BadJobWorseUniform: The teenagers who work at Krusty Burger or Phineas Q. Butterfat's ice cream parlor.
** Also Barney, when he was hired to pass out flyers in front of a baby furniture store called Lullabuy$, clad only in a diaper and bonnet (it was the dead of winter at the time).
-->'''Barney''' (after his diaper flies away in the breeze and he runs naked down the street): Hi, Ma!
* BadPresent: In "The Springfield Files", a man wakes up from a 23-year coma and asks if Sonny and Cher still have "that stupid variety show". Kent Brockman replies that Cher won an Oscar and Sonny (before he died in the mid-to-late 1990s) is a Congressman. The man says, "Good night!" and dies.

to:

* BadJobWorseUniform: BadJobWorseUniform:
**
The teenagers who work at Krusty Burger or Phineas Q. Butterfat's ice cream parlor.
** Also Barney, when he was hired to pass out flyers in front of a baby furniture store called Lullabuy$, clad only in a diaper and bonnet (it was during the dead of winter at the time).
-->'''Barney''' (after
winter.
--->'''Barney:''' ''[after
his diaper flies away in the breeze and he runs naked down the street): street]'' Hi, Ma!
* BadPresent: BadPresent:
**
In "The Springfield Files", a man wakes up from a 23-year coma and asks if Sonny and Cher still have "that stupid variety show". Kent Brockman replies that Cher won an Oscar and Sonny (before he died in the mid-to-late 1990s) is a Congressman. The man says, "Good night!" and dies.



--> '''Homer:''' What a bleak and horrible future we live in!\\

to:

--> '''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' What a bleak and horrible future we live in!\\



-->'''Bart''': I am so great! I am so great! Everybody loves me, I am so great!\\
'''Marge''': Honey, honey, honey, honey, honey. Could you please be quiet?\\
'''Bart''': Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! Quie ---\\
'''Marge''': Bart, get out!
* BarefootSuicide: Played with. In "Homer the Moe" Moe goes back to his alma mater to talk to his old professor because he is getting tired of his bar. The professor confesses to Moe that he's dying, and then walks into the local pond to commit suicide. Moe: "Hey, don't you want to take your shoes off before you go swimming? Professor? ''[realizes]'' Oh. Oh.
* BathtubScene : Edna gets one in "Bart the Lover" when she reads "Woodrow"'s love letter.

to:

-->'''Bart''': -->'''Bart:''' I am so great! I am so great! Everybody loves me, I am so great!\\
'''Marge''': '''Marge:''' Honey, honey, honey, honey, honey. Could you please be quiet?\\
'''Bart''': '''Bart:''' Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! Quie ---\\
'''Marge''': '''Marge:''' Bart, get out!
* BarefootSuicide: Played with. In "Homer the Moe" Moe goes back to his alma mater to talk to his old professor because he is getting tired of his bar. The professor confesses to Moe that he's dying, and then walks into the local pond to commit suicide. Moe: "Hey, suicide.
-->'''Moe:''' Hey,
don't you want to take your shoes off before you go swimming? Professor? ''[realizes]'' Oh. Oh.
* BathtubScene : BathtubScene:
**
Edna gets one in "Bart the Lover" when she reads "Woodrow"'s love letter.



-->'''Bart:''' Hey look! Is that Dad?
-->'''Lisa:''' [[LopsidedDichotomy Either that or Batman's really let himself go.]]
* BawdySong and TakeOurWordForIt: On "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo," The Simpsons are seated at a restaurant table shaped like Massachusetts:
-->'''Homer''': Hey, you know, I once knew a man from Nantucket.
-->'''Bart''': And?
-->'''Homer''': Let's just say the stories about him are greatly exaggerated.

to:

-->'''Bart:''' Hey look! Is that Dad?
-->'''Lisa:'''
Dad?\\
'''Lisa:'''
[[LopsidedDichotomy Either that or Batman's really let himself go.]]
* BawdySong and TakeOurWordForIt: BawdySong:
**
On "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo," The Simpsons are seated at a restaurant table shaped like Massachusetts:
-->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' Hey, you know, I once knew a man from Nantucket.
-->'''Bart''': And?
-->'''Homer''':
Nantucket.\\
'''Bart:''' And?\\
'''Homer:'''
Let's just say the stories about him are greatly exaggerated.



* BearTrapBed: Seen in "Pokey Mom".

to:

* %%* BearTrapBed: Seen in "Pokey Mom".



-->'''Apu''': [[YouHaveGOTToBeKiddingMe Oh, you have got to be kidding, sir.]] First you think of an idea that has [[ItsBeenDone already been done]], and then you give it a title that nobody could possibly like. Didn't you think this through? [...] the bestseller list for eighteen months! Every magazine cover had it [...] popular movies of all time, sir! What were you thinking!? ({{Beat}}) I mean, thank you, come again."

to:

-->'''Apu''': -->'''Apu:''' [[YouHaveGOTToBeKiddingMe Oh, you have got to be kidding, sir.]] First you think of an idea that has [[ItsBeenDone already been done]], and then you give it a title that nobody could possibly like. Didn't you think this through? [...] the bestseller list for eighteen months! Every magazine cover had it [...] popular movies of all time, sir! What were you thinking!? ({{Beat}}) I mean, thank you, come again."



-->'''Louie:''' Troy [=McClure=]!? You said he was dead!
-->'''Fat Tony:''' No, what I said is that he sleeps with the fishes! You see...
-->'''Louie:''' Uh, Tony, please, no. I just ate a whole plate of dingamagoo.

to:

-->'''Louie:''' --->'''Louie:''' Troy [=McClure=]!? You said he was dead!
-->'''Fat
dead!\\
'''Fat
Tony:''' No, what I said is that he sleeps with the fishes! You see...
-->'''Louie:'''
see...\\
'''Louie:'''
Uh, Tony, please, no. I just ate a whole plate of dingamagoo.



* BiggerThanJesus: In the episode "Homer's Barbershop Quartet," Homer's titular band with a history that very much resembles that of Music/TheBeatles is alleged to have frequently [[BlasphemousBoast boasted]] to be "bigger than Jesus" and even titled their sophomore album as such with a cover that shows the band [[WalkOnWater Walking On Water]] in the AbbeyRoadCrossing pose.

to:

* BiggerThanJesus: BiggerThanJesus:
**
In the episode "Homer's Barbershop Quartet," Homer's titular band with a history that very much resembles that of Music/TheBeatles is alleged to have frequently [[BlasphemousBoast boasted]] to be "bigger than Jesus" and even titled their sophomore album as such with a cover that shows the band [[WalkOnWater Walking On Water]] in the AbbeyRoadCrossing pose.



--> Original "¿Dónde Está Justice?" transcript:
--->'''Plaintiff''': ¡El Ford Escort que me vendío es un limón!
--->'''Defendant''': No no no no no. No es un limón. Es un carro fuerte.
--->'''Judge''': Hmm, limón... fuerte... limón... fuerte... limón... ay-yi-yi-yi-yi, ¡mi estómago!
--> Translated:
--->'''Plaintiff''': The Ford Escort he sold me is a lemon!
--->'''Defendant''': No no no no no. It's not a lemon. It's a strong car.
--->'''Judge''': Hmm, lemon... strong... lemon... strong... lemon... ay-yi-yi-yi-yi my stomach!

to:

--> ** Original "¿Dónde Está Justice?" transcript:
--->'''Plaintiff''': --->'''Plaintiff:''' ¡El Ford Escort que me vendío es un limón!
--->'''Defendant''': No no no no
limón!\\
'''Defendant:''' No, no, no, no,
no. No es un limón. Es un carro fuerte.
--->'''Judge''':
fuerte.\\
'''Judge:'''
Hmm, limón... fuerte... limón... fuerte... limón... ay-yi-yi-yi-yi, ¡mi estómago!
--> ** Translated:
--->'''Plaintiff''': --->'''Plaintiff:''' The Ford Escort he sold me is a lemon!
--->'''Defendant''': No no no no
lemon!\\
'''Defendant:''' No, no, no, no,
no. It's not a lemon. It's a strong car.
--->'''Judge''':
car.\\
'''Judge:'''
Hmm, lemon... strong... lemon... strong... lemon... ay-yi-yi-yi-yi my stomach!



'''Homer:''' ''(to Bart)'' You didn't tell me you destroyed his memoirs... ''(to Bush)'' Never!

to:

'''Homer:''' ''(to Bart)'' ''[to Bart]'' You didn't tell me you destroyed his memoirs... ''(to Bush)'' Never!



--> '''Lisa''' (as Martha Washington): Wouldn't it just be easier to give in to the British?
--> '''Ralph''' (as George Washington): ''NEVER!'' (audience applauds)

to:

--> '''Lisa''' (as --->'''Lisa:''' ''[as Martha Washington): Washington]'' Wouldn't it just be easier to give in to the British?
--> '''Ralph''' (as
British?\\
'''Ralph:''' ''[as
George Washington): Washington]'' ''NEVER!'' (audience applauds)



-->'''Lisa''': "My name is now Lisa Bouvier"
-->'''Nelson''': Hi, Mr. S. Lisa B.
-->'''Homer''': "NOOOOOOOO!!!!!"
-->'''Janey''': "Want to buy some band candy?"
-->'''Homer''': "[[BigYes YESSSSSS!!!!!]]"

to:

-->'''Lisa''': "My --->'''Lisa:''' My name is now Lisa Bouvier"
-->'''Nelson''':
Bouvier\\
'''Nelson:'''
Hi, Mr. S. Lisa B.
-->'''Homer''': "NOOOOOOOO!!!!!"
-->'''Janey''': "Want
B.\\
'''Homer:''' NOOOOOOOO!!!!!\\
'''Janey:''' Want
to buy some band candy?"
-->'''Homer''': "[[BigYes YESSSSSS!!!!!]]"
candy?\\
'''Homer:''' [[BigYes YESSSSSS!!!!!]]



-->'''Krusty''': And is this your girlfriend, Ralph?
-->'''Ralph''':Yes, I love Lisa Simpson, and when I grow up, I'm going to marry her.
-->'''Lisa''': '''''NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!''''' Now you listen to me. I don't like you. I never liked you. And the only reason I gave you that stupid valentine is that nobody else would!

to:

-->'''Krusty''': --->'''Krusty:''' And is this your girlfriend, Ralph?
-->'''Ralph''':Yes,
Ralph?\\
'''Ralph:''' Yes,
I love Lisa Simpson, and when I grow up, I'm going to marry her.
-->'''Lisa''':
her.\\
'''Lisa:'''
'''''NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!''''' Now you listen to me. I don't like you. I never liked you. And the only reason I gave you that stupid valentine is that nobody else would!



-->'''Maude''': By the way, congratulations on your new job, Homer.
-->'''Homer''': New job? ...Marge is pregnant?! [pulls hair out] Noooooo! [runs upstairs screaming, slams bedroom door]

to:

-->'''Maude''': --->'''Maude:''' By the way, congratulations on your new job, Homer.
-->'''Homer''':
Homer.\\
'''Homer:'''
New job? ...Marge is pregnant?! [pulls ''[pulls hair out] out]'' Noooooo! [runs ''[runs upstairs screaming, slams bedroom door]door]''



-->'''Ned''': I just attacked all my friends and neighbors just for trying to help me. I'd like to commit myself.
-->'''Nurse''': Very well. Shall I show you to your room, or would you prefer to be dragged off kicking and screaming?
-->'''Ned''': Ooh, kicking and screaming, please.
-->'''Nurse''': As you wish.
-->[two men in white grab hold of him and drag him away]
-->'''Ned''': Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

to:

-->'''Ned''': --->'''Ned:''' I just attacked all my friends and neighbors just for trying to help me. I'd like to commit myself.
-->'''Nurse''':
myself.\\
'''Nurse:'''
Very well. Shall I show you to your room, or would you prefer to be dragged off kicking and screaming?
-->'''Ned''':
screaming?\\
'''Ned:'''
Ooh, kicking and screaming, please.
-->'''Nurse''':
please.\\
'''Nurse:'''
As you wish.
-->[two
wish.\\
''[Two
men in white grab hold of him and drag him away]
-->'''Ned''':
away]''\\
'''Ned:'''
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!






-->Lisa it's your birthday
-->Happy birthday Lisa!

to:

-->Lisa --->Lisa it's your birthday
-->Happy
birthday\\
Happy
birthday Lisa!



--> '''Apu''': [sarcastic] Oh hallelujah, our problems are solved. We have banana bread.

to:

--> '''Apu''': [sarcastic] -->'''Apu:''' ''[sarcastic]'' Oh hallelujah, our problems are solved. We have banana bread.



* BlackAndGrayMorality

to:

* %%* BlackAndGrayMorality



--> '''Lisa''': You're replacing me?\\
'''Homer''': "Dumped" is such a strong word. Let's just say I'm "replacing" you.

to:

--> '''Lisa''': -->'''Lisa:''' You're replacing me?\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' "Dumped" is such a strong word. Let's just say I'm "replacing" you.



** Malibu Stacy, obviously based on Malibu {{Franchise/Barbie}}).

to:

** Malibu Stacy, obviously based on Malibu {{Franchise/Barbie}}).{{Franchise/Barbie}}.



** Squishies are a replacement for Slurpees of Seven-Eleven fame.



* {{Blipvert}}: GABBO! GABBO!! '''GABBO!!!'''

to:

* %%* {{Blipvert}}: GABBO! GABBO!! '''GABBO!!!'''



-->''[Fat Tony approaches the lake with a bag with feet sticking out of it]''
-->'''Chief Wiggum''': Sorry, no dumping in the lake.
-->'''Fat Tony''': Fine. I will go and put my ''[air quotes]'' "yard trimmings" in a car compactor. ''[Leaves]''
-->'''Lou''': You know, Chief, I think he had a dead body in there.
-->'''Chief Wiggum''': I thought that too, right up until he said "yard trimmings." You gotta learn to listen, Lou.

to:

-->''[Fat Tony approaches the lake with a bag with feet sticking out of it]''
-->'''Chief Wiggum''':
it]''\\
'''Chief Wiggum:'''
Sorry, no dumping in the lake.
-->'''Fat Tony''':
lake.\\
'''Fat Tony:'''
Fine. I will go and put my ''[air quotes]'' "yard trimmings" in a car compactor. ''[Leaves]''
-->'''Lou''':
''[Leaves]''\\
'''Lou:'''
You know, Chief, I think he had a dead body in there.
-->'''Chief Wiggum''':
there.\\
'''Chief Wiggum:'''
I thought that too, right up until he said "yard trimmings." You gotta learn to listen, Lou.



-->'''Very Tall Man:''' Do you find something comical about my appearance when I'm driving my automobile?
-->'''Nelson :''' ... yeah.
-->'''Very Tall Man:''' Everyone needs to drive a vehicle, even the very tall. This was the largest auto that I could afford. Am I therefore to be made the subject of fun?
-->'''Nelson:''' ... I guess so.

to:

-->'''Very Tall Man:''' Do you find something comical about my appearance when I'm driving my automobile?
-->'''Nelson :''' ... yeah.
-->'''Very
automobile?\\
'''Nelson :''' ...yeah.\\
'''Very
Tall Man:''' Everyone needs to drive a vehicle, even the very tall. This was the largest auto that I could afford. Am I therefore to be made the subject of fun?
-->'''Nelson:''' ...
fun?\\
'''Nelson:''' ...
I guess so.



* '''BoldInflation''': '''Kang and Kodos.'''
* BondOneLiner: [=McBain=] has quite a few of these: "Ice to see you." after breaking out of an ice sculpture and shooting up the place; "Meeting adjourned" after shooting up a villain board meeting.

to:

* %%* '''BoldInflation''': '''Kang and Kodos.'''
* BondOneLiner: BondOneLiner:
**
[=McBain=] has quite a few of these: "Ice to see you." after breaking out of an ice sculpture and shooting up the place; "Meeting adjourned" after shooting up a villain board meeting.



* BondVillainStupidity: In "Cape Feare", Bart is successfully able to stall Sideshow Bob from killing him by saying he has such a beautiful voice and asking him to sing the entire score of the ''H.M.S. Pinafore''.

to:

* BondVillainStupidity: BondVillainStupidity:
**
In "Cape Feare", Bart is successfully able to stall Sideshow Bob from killing him by saying he has such a beautiful voice and asking him to sing the entire score of the ''H.M.S. Pinafore''.



--> '''Bart''': So, Krusty double-crossed you. But your basic plan was pure genius. Where do you get your ideas?
--> '''Sideshow Bob''': Oh ''please''. Let's not embarrass us both with that hoary old "stall the villain with flattery" scheme.
--> '''Bart''': I...should have known you were too smart to fall for that.
--> '''Sideshow Bob''': Really? What type of smart? Book smart? Because there are a lot of people who are book smart but it takes a special type of genius to... (Chief Wiggum tells him to come out with his hands up)

to:

--> '''Bart''': --->'''Bart:''' So, Krusty double-crossed you. But your basic plan was pure genius. Where do you get your ideas?
-->
ideas?\\
'''Sideshow Bob''': Bob:''' Oh ''please''. Let's not embarrass us both with that hoary old "stall the villain with flattery" scheme.
--> '''Bart''': I...
scheme.\\
'''Bart:''' I...
should have known you were too smart to fall for that.
-->
that.\\
'''Sideshow Bob''': Bob:''' Really? What type of smart? Book smart? Because there are a lot of people who are book smart but it takes a special type of genius to... (Chief ''[Chief Wiggum tells him to come out with his hands up)up]''



* BoomerangBigot: Played for laughs by Willie.
-->'''Groundskeeper Willie:''' "Damn Scots! They ruined Scotland!"

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* BoomerangBigot: BoomerangBigot:
**
Played for laughs by Willie.
-->'''Groundskeeper --->'''Groundskeeper Willie:''' "Damn Damn Scots! They ruined Scotland!"Scotland!



---> "I thought I was a self-hating Jew, but it turns out I'm just a plain old anti-Semite!"

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---> "I --->'''Krusty:''' I thought I was a self-hating Jew, but it turns out I'm just a plain old anti-Semite!"anti-Semite!



* BorrowedCatchphrase: In "Summer of 4'2''", Lisa says "Ay caramba!" and "Don't have a cow, man!"

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* BorrowedCatchphrase: BorrowedCatchphrase:
**
In "Summer of 4'2''", Lisa says "Ay caramba!" and "Don't have a cow, man!"



** In "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson", Lisa fires an M-16 wildly for almost 10 seconds ("Help! It's stuck on auto-fire!").
** In "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" and many other episodes where Chief Wiggum uses his gun, he fires well over six times despite of it being a revolver. ([[ATeamFiring He's also a terrible shot.]])

to:

** In "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson", Lisa fires an M-16 wildly for almost 10 seconds ("Help! seconds
--->'''Lisa:''' Help!
It's stuck on auto-fire!").
auto-fire!
** In "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" and many other episodes where Chief Wiggum uses his gun, he fires well over six times despite of it being a revolver. ([[ATeamFiring [[ATeamFiring He's also a terrible shot.]])]]



* TheBoxingEpisode: "The Homer They Fall"
* ABoyAGirlAndABabyFamily

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* TheBoxingEpisode: "The Homer They Fall"
Fall" has Homer boxing a bunch of bums at Moe's bar before eventually fighting a Mike Tyson expy.
* ABoyAGirlAndABabyFamilyABoyAGirlAndABabyFamily: With Bart, Lisa and Maggie filling these roles respectively.



* BrainDrain: One company attempted this, first unsuccessfully on Smithers, then successfully on Homer. It was successful for them for a brief while -- Homer's ideas worked for them.

to:

* BrainDrain: BrainDrain:
**
One company attempted this, first unsuccessfully on Smithers, then successfully on Homer. It was successful for them for a brief while -- Homer's ideas worked for them.



-->'''Rich Texan:''' (''taking the gold from Marge'') I'll take that gold...
-->'''Mr. Burns:''' No so fast, Shady Bird Johnson!
-->(''Burns steps out from behind a stalagtite'')
-->'''Burns:''' ''I'll'' take that gold...
-->'''Moe Szyslak:''' (''enters from the shadows, holding a baseball bat'') Yeah, you'll take it, and then you'll give it to me if you know what's good for ya.
-->(''Burns and Rich Texan aim their guns at Moe'')
-->'''Moe:''' [[OhCrap You guys have guns?!]] Well, so do I! (''steps back into shadows, making gun-cocking noises'') Heh? Heh?

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-->'''Rich Texan:''' (''taking ''[taking the gold from Marge'') Marge]'' I'll take that gold...
-->'''Mr.
gold...\\
'''Mr.
Burns:''' No so fast, Shady Bird Johnson!
-->(''Burns
Johnson!\\
''[Burns
steps out from behind a stalagtite'')
-->'''Burns:'''
stalagtite]''\\
'''Burns:'''
''I'll'' take that gold...
-->'''Moe
gold...\\
'''Moe
Szyslak:''' (''enters ''[enters from the shadows, holding a baseball bat'') bat]'' Yeah, you'll take it, and then you'll give it to me if you know what's good for ya.
-->(''Burns
ya.\\
''[Burns
and Rich Texan aim their guns at Moe'')
-->'''Moe:'''
Moe]''\\
'''Moe:'''
[[OhCrap You guys have guns?!]] Well, so do I! (''steps ''[steps back into shadows, making gun-cocking noises'') noises]'' Heh? Heh?



-->'''Mr Burns:''' I suggest you leave immediately.
-->'''Homer:''' Or what? You'll release the dogs? Or the bees? Or the dogs with bees in their mouths [[BeeBeeGun and when they bark they shoot bees at you?]]

to:

-->'''Mr ** Homer comes up with a creative one.
--->'''Mr
Burns:''' I suggest you leave immediately.
-->'''Homer:'''
immediately.\\
'''Homer:'''
Or what? You'll release the dogs? Or the bees? Or the dogs with bees in their mouths [[BeeBeeGun and when they bark they shoot bees at you?]]



--->'''Marge:''' So long, kids. We'll bring back dinner.
--->'''Lisa:''' What are we having?
--->'''Homer:''' Well, that depends on how kids have been. If you've been good: pizza. If you've been bad... Let's see, uh... Poison.
--->'''Lisa:''' What if one of us has been good and one of us has been bad?
--->'''Bart:''' Poisoned pizza.
--->'''Homer:''' Oh, no! I'm not making two stops!

to:

--->'''Marge:''' So long, kids. We'll bring back dinner.
--->'''Lisa:'''
dinner.\\
'''Lisa:'''
What are we having?
--->'''Homer:'''
having?\\
'''Homer:'''
Well, that depends on how kids have been. If you've been good: pizza. If you've been bad... Let's see, uh... Poison.
--->'''Lisa:'''
Poison.\\
'''Lisa:'''
What if one of us has been good and one of us has been bad?
--->'''Bart:'''
bad?\\
'''Bart:'''
Poisoned pizza.
--->'''Homer:'''
pizza.\\
'''Homer:'''
Oh, no! I'm not making two stops!



--> '''Ned''': Horseplay? Rough-housing? ''Horse''-housing?!

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--> '''Ned''': --->'''Ned:''' Horseplay? Rough-housing? ''Horse''-housing?!



--> '''Wiggum''' Yeah, I'll give it a shot. I mean, you know, it's my job, right?

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--> '''Wiggum''' -->'''Wiggum:''' Yeah, I'll give it a shot. I mean, you know, it's my job, right?



* BribeBackfire
-->Wiggum: I hope you're not suggesting that I would take that necklace as a bribe. Think again, dirtbag, cause I can swipe it later from the evidence locker.
-->Wiggum: (As a reaction, when Bart tries to bribe him with precious ''wedding day dishes'') What does it say on my badge? (badge says: ''Cash Bribes Only'')

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* BribeBackfire
-->Wiggum:
BribeBackfire:
** Chief Wiggum has a long history with bribes:
--->'''Wiggum:'''
I hope you're not suggesting that I would take that necklace as a bribe. Think again, dirtbag, cause I can swipe it later from the evidence locker.
-->Wiggum: (As a reaction,
locker.\\
** He has this reaction
when Bart tries to bribe him with precious ''wedding wedding day dishes'') dishes:
--->'''Wiggum:'''
What does it say on my badge? (badge (the badge says: ''Cash Bribes Only'')



* BrickJoke: During "24 Minutes", Bart makes a phone call that accidentally gets crossed with that of [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]], so he leaves him a prank call. At the end of the episode, Bauer arrives to arrest Bart for the call.

to:

* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
**
During "24 Minutes", Bart makes a phone call that accidentally gets crossed with that of [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]], so he leaves him a prank call. At the end of the episode, Bauer arrives to arrest Bart for the call.



* BritishRockstar
* BritishRoyalGuards: The episode "The Regina Monologues" sees the family vacation in London, where Homer crashes their car through the front gate at Buckingham Palace and into the Queen's carriage. Royal guards beat Homer senselessly but stop half-way through to observe the Changing of the Guard. Homer's beating continues at the hands of the next group of guards on duty.

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* %%* BritishRockstar
* BritishRoyalGuards: BritishRoyalGuards:
**
The episode "The Regina Monologues" sees the family vacation in London, where Homer crashes their car through the front gate at Buckingham Palace and into the Queen's carriage. Royal guards beat Homer senselessly but stop half-way through to observe the Changing of the Guard. Homer's beating continues at the hands of the next group of guards on duty.



--> '''Homer:''' Hey! Are you like one of those English guards who can't laugh or smile or anything? [makes noises and faces at him][gets punched in the face] Ow!
--> '''Marine:''' No, Sir! US Marine Corps, Sir!

to:

--> '''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' Hey! Are you like one of those English guards who can't laugh or smile or anything? [makes ''[makes noises and faces at him][gets him and gets punched in the face] Ow!
-->
face]'' Ow!\\
'''Marine:''' No, Sir! US Marine Corps, Sir!



* BrokenRecord:
** '''Young Bart:''' "Can't sleep. Clown will eat me."
** '''Lenny Leonard:''' "Dental plan."
--> '''Marge:''' "Lisa needs braces."
** '''Bart and Lisa:''' "Can we have a pool, Dad? Can we have a pool, Dad? Can we have a pool, Dad? Can we have a pool, Dad? Can we have a pool, Dad?"
** '''Bart and Lisa:''' "Will you take us to Mt. Splashmore?"
** '''Ned Flanders:''' "We're done-diddly-doodily, done-diddly-doodily, done-diddly-doodily, done-diddly-doodily--" ([[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan SLAP!]])
** '''Bart and Lisa:''' "Are we there yet?"
** '''Homer and Apu:''' "Are we in India Yet?" "No." "Are we in India Yet?" "No." "Are we in India Yet?" "No." "Are we in India Yet?" "No." "Are we in India Yet?" "No." "Are we in India Yet?" "No... wait... now we are!"
** '''Homer:''' "Can't sleep. Gonna die."

to:

* BrokenRecord:
** '''Young
BrokenRecord: Many examples
-->'''Young
Bart:''' "Can't Can't sleep. Clown will eat me."
** '''Lenny
\\
-->'''Lenny
Leonard:''' "Dental Dental plan."
-->
\\
--->
'''Marge:''' "Lisa Lisa needs braces."
** '''Bart
\\
-->'''Bart
and Lisa:''' "Can Can we have a pool, Dad? Can we have a pool, Dad? Can we have a pool, Dad? Can we have a pool, Dad? Can we have a pool, Dad?"
** '''Bart
Dad?\\
-->'''Bart
and Lisa:''' "Will Will you take us to Mt. Splashmore?"
** '''Ned
Splashmore?\\
-->'''Ned
Flanders:''' "We're We're done-diddly-doodily, done-diddly-doodily, done-diddly-doodily, done-diddly-doodily--" done-diddly-doodily-- ([[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan SLAP!]])
** '''Bart
SLAP!]])\\
-->'''Bart
and Lisa:''' "Are Are we there yet?"
** '''Homer
yet?\\
-->'''Homer
and Apu:''' "Are Are we in India Yet?" "No." "Are Yet? No. Are we in India Yet?" "No." "Are Yet? No. Are we in India Yet?" "No." "Are Yet? No. Are we in India Yet?" "No." "Are Yet? No. Are we in India Yet?" "No." "Are Yet? No. Are we in India Yet?" "No...Yet? No... wait... now we are!"
** '''Homer:''' "Can't
are!\\
-->'''Homer:''' Can't
sleep. Gonna die."



* BrotherSisterIncest: Cletus and Brandine are related to each other in all sorts of ways. One of them being as brother and sister.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: BrotherSisterIncest:
**
Cletus and Brandine are related to each other in all sorts of ways. One of them being as brother and sister.



-->'''Milhouse''': So are my parents. I think.

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-->'''Milhouse''': --->'''Milhouse:''' So are my parents. I think.



-->'''Homer''': Yep, this place is great. And some day, when Lisa and Bart get married, it'll all be theirs.
-->'''Bart and Lisa''': Yuck!
-->'''Marge''': You mean when they marry other people.
-->'''Homer''': Okay, but I ain't paying for two weddin's.
* BroughtHomeTheWrongKid: Inverted; Grandpa is meant to babysit Bart and Lisa and goes to the Flanders' house by mistake.

to:

-->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' Yep, this place is great. And some day, when Lisa and Bart get married, it'll all be theirs.
-->'''Bart
theirs.\\
'''Bart
and Lisa''': Yuck!
-->'''Marge''':
Lisa:''' Yuck!\\
'''Marge:'''
You mean when they marry other people.
-->'''Homer''':
people.\\
'''Homer:'''
Okay, but I ain't paying for two weddin's.
* BroughtHomeTheWrongKid: BroughtHomeTheWrongKid:
**
Inverted; Grandpa is meant to babysit Bart and Lisa and goes to the Flanders' house by mistake.



--> '''Homer''': Um, can you repeat the part of the stuff where you said all about the...things? Uh... the things?

to:

--> '''Homer''': -->'''Homer:''' Um, can you repeat the part of the stuff where you said all about the...the... things? Uh... the things?



* TheBully: Nelson, Jimbo, Kearny and Dolph.

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* TheBully: TheBully:
**
Nelson, Jimbo, Kearny and Dolph.Dolph are the classic bullying foes for Bart.



* BumblingDad: Homer.

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* BumblingDad: Homer.Homer is probably the most triumphant example in Western Animation



-->'''Bart''': Here they come: raise the flag!
-->''Homer does so; it sparks as it touches something electrical''
-->'''Marge''': Oh, Lisa!
-->'''Homer''': Yo, Hugh! Here's a little bit of US hospitality: Whaddaya think of that?
-->''unbeknownst to Homer the flag is now on fire. Hugh gasps''
-->'''Lisa''': Dad!
-->'''Homer''': Aah!
-->''he and Bart pull it down and stomp on it''
-->'''Marge''': Now throw compost on it! ''they do so''
-->'''Homer''': Whew! ''hands the flag to Hugh'' Er, enjoy.
-->'''Hugh''': Oh...''a tear forms'' it's still warm.

to:

-->'''Bart''': --->'''Bart:''' Here they come: raise come! Raise the flag!
-->''Homer
flag!\\
''[Homer
does so; it sparks as it touches something electrical''
-->'''Marge''':
electrical]''\\
'''Marge:'''
Oh, Lisa!
-->'''Homer''':
Lisa!\\
'''Homer:'''
Yo, Hugh! Here's a little bit of US hospitality: Whaddaya think of that?
-->''unbeknownst
that?\\
''[unbeknownst
to Homer the flag is now on fire. Hugh gasps''
-->'''Lisa''': Dad!
-->'''Homer''': Aah!
-->''he
gasps]''\\
'''Lisa:''' Dad!\\
'''Homer:''' Aah!\\
''[he
and Bart pull it down and stomp on it''
-->'''Marge''':
it]''\\
'''Marge:'''
Now throw compost on it! ''they ''[they do so''
-->'''Homer''':
so]''\\
'''Homer:'''
Whew! ''hands ''[hands the flag to Hugh'' Hugh]'' Er, enjoy.
-->'''Hugh''':
enjoy.\\
'''Hugh:'''
Oh...''a ''[a tear forms'' forms]'' it's still warm.



-->There's a lot of flag-burners
-->Who have got too much freedom
-->I want to make it legal
-->For policemen to beat'em.
-->'Cause there's limits to our liberties
-->At least I hope and pray that there are
-->'Cause those liberal freaks go too far.

to:

-->There's --->There's a lot of flag-burners
-->Who
flag-burners\\
Who
have got too much freedom
-->I
freedom\\
I
want to make it legal
-->For
legal\\
For
policemen to beat'em.
-->'Cause
beat'em.\\
'Cause
there's limits to our liberties
-->At
liberties\\
At
least I hope and pray that there are
-->'Cause
are\\
'Cause
those liberal freaks go too far.



-->So burn that flag if you must! But before you do, you'd better burn a few other things! You'd better burn your shirt and your pants! Be sure to burn your TV and car! Oh yeah, and don't forget to burn your house! Because none of those things would exist without six white stripes, seven red stripes, and a helluva lot of stars!!

to:

-->So --->'''Nelson:''' So burn that flag if you must! But before you do, you'd better burn a few other things! You'd better burn your shirt and your pants! Be sure to burn your TV and car! Oh yeah, and don't forget to burn your house! Because none of those things would exist without six white stripes, seven red stripes, and a helluva lot of stars!!



--> '''Leonard Nimoy''': I'm Creator/LeonardNimoy. The following tale of alien encounters is true. And by true, I mean, false. It's all lies. But they're entertaining lies. And in the end, isn't that the real truth? The answer, is no.

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--> '''Leonard Nimoy''': -->'''Leonard Nimoy:''' I'm Creator/LeonardNimoy. The following tale of alien encounters is true. And by true, I mean, false. It's all lies. But they're entertaining lies. And in the end, isn't that the real truth? The answer, is no.
24th Mar '18 2:22:34 PM SMG4fan
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* AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark:Part of the reason the show's Seasonal Rot was pressure to become more "edgy" and "adult" in order to compete with South Park. This resulted in an increase in mean-spirited humor, and gross-out gags that aren't particularly funny and don't fit the show's milder, more laid-back tone. It all culminated in the infamous panda rape scene in "Homer vs. Dignity."
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Played with, after Mr. Burns is shot. Dr. Hibbert says "I couldn't possibly solve this mystery. Can YOU?" points and stares directly at the audience. Then the screen pans over showing he was actually pointing at Chief Wiggum. --> '''Wiggum''' "Yeah, I'll give it a shot. I mean, you know, it's my job, right?"

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Played with, after Mr. Burns is shot. Dr. Hibbert says "I couldn't possibly solve this mystery. Can YOU?" points and stares directly at the audience. Then the screen pans over showing he was actually pointing at Chief Wiggum. Wiggum.
--> '''Wiggum''' "Yeah, Yeah, I'll give it a shot. I mean, you know, it's my job, right?"right?
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Played with, after Mr. Burns is shot. Dr. Hibbert says "I couldn't possibly solve this mystery. Can YOU?" points and stares directly at the audience. Then the screen pans over showing he was actually pointing at Chief Wiggum. Wiggum: "Yeah, I'll give it a shot. I mean, you know, it's my job, right?"

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Played with, after Mr. Burns is shot. Dr. Hibbert says "I couldn't possibly solve this mystery. Can YOU?" points and stares directly at the audience. Then the screen pans over showing he was actually pointing at Chief Wiggum. Wiggum: --> '''Wiggum''' "Yeah, I'll give it a shot. I mean, you know, it's my job, right?"
24th Mar '18 1:40:23 AM Zibmaster
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Played with, after Mr. Burns is shot. Dr. Hibbert says "I couldn't possibly solve this mystery. Can YOU?" points and stares directly at the audience. Then the screen pans over showing he was actually pointing at Chief Wiggum. Wiggum: "Sure, I mean of course I can, that's my job right?"

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Played with, after Mr. Burns is shot. Dr. Hibbert says "I couldn't possibly solve this mystery. Can YOU?" points and stares directly at the audience. Then the screen pans over showing he was actually pointing at Chief Wiggum. Wiggum: "Sure, "Yeah, I'll give it a shot. I mean of course I can, that's mean, you know, it's my job job, right?"
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* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: The Trope formerly known as "LisaNeedsBraces".

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* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: The Trope formerly known as "LisaNeedsBraces"."Lisa Needs Braces".
17th Jan '18 10:41:51 AM DuskNoble
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* AbandonedWarChild: In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E4TheReginaMonologues The Regina Monologues]]", the Simpsons visit England, with Grandpa Abe Simpson going to try and find a woman he had a one-night stand with the evening before [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII D-Day]]. In the epilogue they find each other in the airport, and it turns out Homer has a half-sister named Abbie. Abe panics and runs for the plane.

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* AbandonedWarChild: In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E4TheReginaMonologues The Regina Monologues]]", the Simpsons visit England, with Grandpa Abe Simpson going to try and find a woman he had a one-night stand with the evening before [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII D-Day]]. In the epilogue epilogue, they find each other in the airport, and it turns out Homer has a half-sister named Abbie. Abe panics and runs for the plane.



** [[CreepyChild Maggie has also done this before]], as seen on the episode where The Simpson kids are sent to live with the Flanders family by Child Welfare officers.

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** [[CreepyChild Maggie has also done this before]], as seen on in the episode where The Simpson kids are sent to live with the Flanders family by Child Welfare officers.



** One episode made an allusion to ''The Lady or the Tiger?''. In that episode, Mr. Burns had transferred his plant's operations to India. Because he was required by federal law to keep at least one union worker in his payroll, Homer got sent there to oversee the plant. When Lenny and Carl went there to visit him, they met a man who showed them two doors, telling them that Homer Simpson was behind one of the doors and that there was a tiger behind the other door. The found a tiger behind the first door they opened and quickly closed it. As they opened the other door, they found... ''another'' tiger. Lenny and Carl were then told that one of the tigers was named [[ExactWords "Homer Simpson"]].

to:

** One episode made an allusion alluded to ''The Lady or the Tiger?''. In that episode, Mr. Burns had transferred his plant's operations to India. Because he was required by federal law to keep at least one union worker in his payroll, Homer got sent there to oversee the plant. When Lenny and Carl went there to visit him, they met a man who showed them two doors, telling them that Homer Simpson was behind one of the doors and that there was a tiger behind the other door. The found a tiger behind the first door they opened and quickly closed it. As they opened the other door, they found... ''another'' tiger. Lenny and Carl were then told that one of the tigers was named [[ExactWords "Homer Simpson"]].



* ActuallyPrettyFunny: In "Bart-Spangled Banner", Skinner shows photos of disabilities and injuries Bart faked, including one, "railray-spike through head Bart", that Skinner says is his favorite.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: In "Bart-Spangled Banner", Skinner shows photos of disabilities and injuries Bart faked, including one, "railray-spike "railway-spike through head Bart", that Skinner says is his favorite.



-->'''Mr. Burns:''' You clinking, clattering, cacaphony of colligenous cogs and camshifts...

to:

-->'''Mr. Burns:''' You clinking, clattering, cacaphony cacophony of colligenous cogs and camshifts...



* AshesToCrashes: Homer's mom wants him to spread her ashes at a certain place at a certain time; it turns out it was her last act of uncivil disobedience, as her ashes interfere with the launch of a missile sending nuclear waste from the power plant to the Amazon rain forest.

to:

* AshesToCrashes: Homer's mom wants him to spread her ashes at a certain place at a certain time; it turns out it was her last act of uncivil disobedience, as her ashes interfere with the launch of a missile sending nuclear waste from the power plant to the Amazon rain forest.rainforest.



* AssuranceBackfire: When Lisa is feeling depressed after seeing an unflattering caricature of her, Marge attempts to cheer her up by singing "There Once Was an Ugly Duckling," but then Lisa says, "So you think I'm ugly, then?" and Marge hastily says, "No, you're one of the good-looking ones...who makes fun of the gly one."

to:

* AssuranceBackfire: When Lisa is feeling depressed after seeing an unflattering caricature of her, Marge attempts to cheer her up by singing "There Once Was an Ugly Duckling," but then Lisa says, "So you think I'm ugly, then?" and Marge hastily says, "No, you're one of the good-looking ones...who makes fun of the gly ugly one."



--> '''Marge''': The way I see it, if you raise 3 kids that can knock out and hog-tie a perfect stranger, then you must be doing ''something'' right!
* BadassAdorable: Again, Maggie Simpson. She shot Mr. Burns (though that was said to be an accident, as Burns' gun fell from his holster, and he didn't have the safety on). Oh, and she also shot the mobsters who were threatening to murder Homer. Homer didn't know she did the latter, but when he heard the gunshots and saw those mobsters fall to the ground, he said "I must have a guardian angel with a rifle." This might actually have put her into a borderline EnfanteTerrible AntiHero category if not for how obvious it was that [[PayEvilUntoEvil her targets deserved it]]. In a later episode when Homer was imprisoned in a basement of a tow truck driver, Maggie saved him by riding on Santa's Little Helper to the place, and attaching the guy's towhook to the cellar window bars.

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--> '''Marge''': The way I see it, if you raise 3 three kids that can knock out and hog-tie hogtie a perfect stranger, then you must be doing ''something'' right!
* BadassAdorable: Again, Maggie Simpson. She shot Mr. Burns (though that was said to be an accident, as Burns' gun fell from his holster, and he didn't have the safety on). Oh, and she also shot the mobsters who were threatening to murder Homer. Homer didn't know she did the latter, but when he heard the gunshots and saw those mobsters fall to the ground, he said "I must have a guardian angel with a rifle." This might actually have put her into a borderline EnfanteTerrible AntiHero category if not for how obvious it was that [[PayEvilUntoEvil her targets deserved it]]. In a later episode when Homer was imprisoned in a basement of a tow truck driver, Maggie saved him by riding on Santa's Little Helper to the place, place and attaching the guy's towhook tow hook to the cellar window bars.



** BrickJoke version: In one episode Marge tells Homer not to wear a tie with a short sleeved shirt; Homer counters that "[[Series/NYPDBlue Sipowicz]] does it...I wish I was Sipowicz." In a later episode Homer gets in trouble for molesting a babysitter (he was reaching for a gummi that had stuck to her jeans). During that episode the family watches a terrible MadeForTVMovie [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory very loosely based on this incident]] starring Dennis Franz (who plays Sipowicz on ''NYPD Blue'') as a hypersexual, lusty Homer.

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** BrickJoke version: In one episode Marge tells Homer not to wear a tie with a short sleeved short-sleeved shirt; Homer counters that "[[Series/NYPDBlue Sipowicz]] does it...I wish I was Sipowicz." In a later episode Homer gets in trouble for molesting a babysitter (he was reaching for a gummi that had stuck to her jeans). During that episode the family watches a terrible MadeForTVMovie [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory very loosely based on this incident]] starring Dennis Franz (who plays Sipowicz on ''NYPD Blue'') as a hypersexual, lusty Homer.



** "Bart's Comet": Skinner shouts this [[RuleOfThree three times]]: Once, when he hears the other end of a phone conversation that congratulates Bart for discovering a comet; twice, when he accidentaly releases the "Hi! I'm Big-Butt Skinner" balloon and it floats away; and third when a paperboy throws a paper at Skinner's feet with the headline: "Prez Sez: School is for losers."

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** "Bart's Comet": Skinner shouts this [[RuleOfThree three times]]: Once, Once when he hears the other end of a phone conversation that congratulates Bart for discovering a comet; twice, twice when he accidentaly accidentally releases the "Hi! I'm Big-Butt Skinner" balloon and it floats away; and third when a paperboy throws a paper at Skinner's feet with the headline: "Prez Sez: School is for losers."



-->'''Ralph''':Yes, I love Lisa Simpson, and when I grow up, i'm going to marry her.

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-->'''Ralph''':Yes, I love Lisa Simpson, and when I grow up, i'm I'm going to marry her.



-->'''Homer''': New job? ...Marge is pregnant?! [pulls hair out] Noooooo! [runs up stairs screaming, slams bedroom door]

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-->'''Homer''': New job? ...Marge is pregnant?! [pulls hair out] Noooooo! [runs up stairs upstairs screaming, slams bedroom door]



--> '''Bart''': So, Krusty double crossed you. But your basic plan was pure genius. Where do you get your ideas?

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--> '''Bart''': So, Krusty double crossed double-crossed you. But your basic plan was pure genius. Where do you get your ideas?



** Bart, Lisa, Marge, Grampa, and Mr. Burns have all said Do'h at one point. Though Mr. Burns may be an aversion because he was in a mental state where Homer Simpson was literally all he could think about.

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** Bart, Lisa, Marge, Grampa, and Mr. Burns have all said Do'h D'oh at one point. Though Mr. Burns may be an aversion because he was in a mental state where Homer Simpson was literally all he could think about.



** From "Itchy & Scrathy The Movie" when Homer and Marge leave for a parent-teacher conference:

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** From "Itchy & Scrathy Scratchy The Movie" when Homer and Marge leave for a parent-teacher conference:



** We get a triple-whammy in "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder". In the opening, Moleman is seen being hassled by a pushy New Yorker, and is seen as defenseless. When he reappears later in the episode, he is revealed to be the king of the Mole People, and about to use an earthquake machine. His CMOA and PreAssKickingOneLiner, "No One Escapes From The Fortress Of The Mole People", is immediately dashed, as the bungie cord both Homer and Otto were on rebounds and sends them back to the surface, to which Moleman dejectedly says "Well, except for that."

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** We get a triple-whammy in "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder". In the opening, Moleman is seen being hassled by a pushy New Yorker, and is seen as defenseless. When he reappears later in the episode, he is revealed to be the king of the Mole People, and about to use an earthquake machine. His CMOA and PreAssKickingOneLiner, "No One Escapes From The Fortress Of The Mole People", is immediately dashed, as the bungie bungee cord both Homer and Otto were on rebounds and sends them back to the surface, to which Moleman dejectedly says "Well, except for that."



-->'''Homer''': Yo, Hugh! Here's a little bit of US hospitality: whaddaya think of that?

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-->'''Homer''': Yo, Hugh! Here's a little bit of US hospitality: whaddaya Whaddaya think of that?
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