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12th Feb '16 2:09:48 AM foxley
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* BallisticDiscount: Homer attempts this in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E5TheCartridgeFamily The Cartridge Family]]" while checking out a gun he wanted to buy, actually pointing it at the clerk and pulling the trigger multiple times - but accomplishing nothing because it wasn't loaded. The clerk seems oddly unfazed by this, as well as by Homer's thinly-veiled threat when the clerk takes the gun back and informs him of a five-day waiting period before he can get the gun.
29th Jan '16 3:43:28 PM Adept
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** The California Raisins parody in "Tis the Fifteenth Season" is done in claymation, as is the {{Gumby}} couch gag.
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** The California Raisins parody in "Tis the Fifteenth Season" is done in claymation, as is the {{Gumby}} WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} couch gag.
22nd Jan '16 1:46:05 PM paul723
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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Almost every character, the Caucasian and Asian ones at least, has yellow skin.
9th Jan '16 8:49:49 PM Angeldeb82
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** In the "Clown in the Dumps" Couch Gag, Homer finds himself in the year 10,535, where he is deformed and sees his entire family becoming deformed blobs uttering non-sequiturs, broken catchphrases, and advertisements on merchandise. He then reminisces through the millennia of how his family wasn't so deformed and could still communicate with each other; his family tried telling him that they were still a loving family and would not forget him as the millennia passed on, and the series became more dependent on shock humor, non-sequiturs and merchandise schilling that through time the family would become more deformed and ultimately forget him.
21st Dec '15 12:21:30 PM Demetrios
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* AllWomenLoveShoes: Rather downplayed with Marge. From her point of view, [[LimitedWardrobe you only need one pair of shoes and you're set for life]].
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* AllWomenLoveShoes: Rather downplayed with Marge. From her point of view, [[LimitedWardrobe [[IncrediblyLameFun you only need one pair of shoes shoes]] [[LimitedWardrobe and you're set for life]].
10th Nov '15 7:21:10 PM randomsurfer
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** 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 [[VeryLooseleyBasedOnATrueStory 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 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 [[VeryLooseleyBasedOnATrueStory [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory very loosely based on this incident]] starring Dennis Franz (who plays Sipowicz on ''NYPD Blue'') as a hypersexual, lusty Homer.
10th Nov '15 7:18:41 PM randomsurfer
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Run through the gamut in the first segment of "Treehouse of Horror II," which itself is based on "The Monkey's Paw," one of this particular trope's [[TropeCodifier codifiers.]] The segment revolves around a monkey's hand that grants four wishes. ** Averted with Maggie, who uses the hand's first wish for a new pacifier. ** Played straight with both Bart and Lisa, who use the second and third wish for "the Simpsons to become rich and famous" and world peace, respectively. The town gets sick of the family's image appearing everywhere, leading to the Simpsons being ostracized, and Lisa's world-peace wish leads to a destruction of all the planet's weapons, which allows Kang and Kodos to take over the globe and enslave its people. ** Played for laughs with the last wish: Homer, determined to "make a wish that can't backfire," decides to request a turkey sandwich. He's even [[GenreSavvy smart enough]] to make various codicils for the wish, including "no zombie turkeys," not being transformed into a turkey, and not wanting "any other weird surprises." And yet Homer still winds up on the losing end, as the sandwich is a disappointment (''the turkey is [[SeriousBusiness a little dry!]]'') and he ends up throwing it away. ** Finally, it's invoked and averted again in the ending. As Homer goes to throw out the hand, he instead gives it to Flanders, hoping to see Ned suffer because of this trope. Ned uses his first two wishes to get rid of the aliens and "spruce up the ol' homestead," transforming his house into a castle, with no repercussions, much to Homer's chagrin.
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: ** Run through the gamut in the first segment of "Treehouse of Horror II," which itself is based on "The Monkey's Paw," one of this particular trope's [[TropeCodifier codifiers.]] The segment revolves around a monkey's hand that grants four wishes. ** *** Averted with Maggie, who uses the hand's first wish for a new pacifier. ** *** Played straight with both Bart and Lisa, who use the second and third wish for "the Simpsons to become rich and famous" and world peace, respectively. The town gets sick of the family's image appearing everywhere, leading to the Simpsons being ostracized, and Lisa's world-peace wish leads to a destruction of all the planet's weapons, which allows Kang and Kodos to take over the globe and enslave its people. ** *** Played for laughs with the last wish: Homer, determined to "make a wish that can't backfire," decides to request a turkey sandwich. He's even [[GenreSavvy smart enough]] to make various codicils for the wish, including "no zombie turkeys," not being transformed into a turkey, and not wanting "any other weird surprises." And yet Homer still winds up on the losing end, as the sandwich is a disappointment (''the turkey is [[SeriousBusiness a little dry!]]'') and he ends up throwing it away. ** *** Finally, it's invoked and averted again in the ending. As Homer goes to throw out the hand, he instead gives it to Flanders, hoping to see Ned suffer because of this trope. Ned uses his first two wishes to get rid of the aliens and "spruce up the ol' homestead," transforming his house into a castle, with no repercussions, much to Homer's chagrin. ** 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 [[VeryLooseleyBasedOnATrueStory very loosely based on this incident]] starring Dennis Franz (who plays Sipowicz on ''NYPD Blue'') as a hypersexual, lusty Homer.
13th Oct '15 11:12:31 AM StFan
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** In "AngryDad: The Movie" parodies ''WesternAnimation/TheTripletsOfBelleville'', ''{{Persepolis}}'', ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit'' and Creator/{{Pixar}}.
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** In "AngryDad: The Movie" parodies ''WesternAnimation/TheTripletsOfBelleville'', ''{{Persepolis}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Persepolis}}'', ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit'' and Creator/{{Pixar}}.
1st Oct '15 1:56:41 PM Folamh3
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* ActionInsuranceGag: Subverted in "Strong Arms of the Ma". After Homer has talked a roided-up Marge out of totalling Moe's Tavern, Moe decides to set the place on fire to cover for his losses. After he starts by burning down the counter, he's reminded of a little something: -->'''Carl:''' Oh, whoa, wait a minute. Don't you have to buy insurance first?\\ '''Moe:''' Oh, crap.
17th Aug '15 7:11:15 PM atomiccake
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* ArtifactTitle: The original Halloween episode was called "Treehouse of Horror" because it involved Bart and Lisa telling ghost stories inside of Bart's treehouse. None of the subsequent Halloween episodes have anything to do with treehouses but still bear the name "Treehouse of Horror" anyway.
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