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19th Aug '16 2:50:12 PM RedMuseAniMusic
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: It DependsOnTheWriter weather it is intentional or not(see AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents) but Marge Simpson is very much this. For example in "Eight Misbehavin'" knowing how bad Apu and Manjula had it Marge decided bake them banana bread to make them feel better. However the sheer magnitude of their situation made this gesture seem outright insulting.
--> '''Apu''':[sarcastic] Oh hallelujah, our problems are solved. We have banana bread.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: It DependsOnTheWriter weather [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the writer]] whether it is intentional or not(see not (see AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents) but Marge Simpson is very much this. For example in "Eight Misbehavin'" knowing how bad Apu and Manjula had it Marge decided bake them banana bread to make them feel better. However the sheer magnitude of their situation made this gesture seem outright insulting.
--> '''Apu''':[sarcastic] '''Apu''': [sarcastic] Oh hallelujah, our problems are solved. We have banana bread.



-->'''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?

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-->'''Very Tall Man::''' 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?
19th Aug '16 10:54:39 AM DustSnitch
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* AbandonedCatchphrase: Bart has changed his catchphrase several times. He has used "Eat my shorts", "Don't have a cow, man", "Ay Caramba", and when introducing himself "Im Bart Simpson, who the hell are you?"
19th Aug '16 5:08:34 AM RedMuseAniMusic
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** The episode where Lisa finds a beached whale and tries desperately to save it hits us with the "not every life can be saved and parents can't solve everything" message, made even more painful by Lisa's HopeSpot dream where BumblingDad Homer of all people rescues the whale by organizing a ton of different people for the sole purpose of making Lisa happy

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** The episode where Lisa finds a beached whale and tries desperately to save it hits us with the "not every life can be saved and parents can't solve everything" message, made even more painful by Lisa's HopeSpot dream where BumblingDad Homer of all people rescues the whale by organizing a ton of different people for the sole purpose of making Lisa happyhappy.
17th Aug '16 7:27:54 PM DustSnitch
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* AbandonedCatchphrase: Bart has changed his catchphrase several times. He has used "Eat my shorts", "Don't have a cow, man", "Ay Caramba", and when introducing himself "Im Bart Simpson, who the hell are you?"
6th Aug '16 3:47:49 AM N8han11
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* AesopAmnesia: Homer and Marge canít seem to get it in there head that Bart response far better to positive reinforcement than negative.
** As seen in Lisaís Sax where they gave up on helping Bart merely because it would be inconvenient in helping Lisa it comes across more as laziness on Homer and Margeís part. As seen in many episodes the combination of ParentalNeglect and [[AbusiveParents abuse]] makes them doing little things such making sure he does his homework and giving him a legitimate punishment (i.e not straggling him) when he does something wrong and not letting him off the hook if enough to make him a far better person. Unfortunately StatusQuoIsGod by the next episode.
** This reaches the point of disturbing at time as Love Is a Many Strangled Thing and Postcards From the Wedge show even the little they do now as bad as it is is enough to keep him from taking his behavior up to eleven as at least itís attention which is all he really wants.
** And itís not just Homer and Marge as "Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts" and "The Wreck of the Relationship" show giving him a less apathetic teacher has the same effect.
** Basically, they treat him like a human being and he will act like a human being.
** This could probably be seen as more of a case of StatusQuoIsGod then this trope as you wouldnít really have many conflicts if bart was a normal kid
26th Jun '16 2:11:20 PM StFan
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** DonHertzfeldt's [[CouchGag/{{TheSimpsons}} couch gag]] parodied this trend to horrifying effect -- first Homer fiddles with a time-traveling remote that viscerally morphs him back to his crude 1989 model, then in a panicked attempt to undo the rewind he launches into a far future where he and his family are grotesque mutant caricatures that barely resemble their original selves.

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** DonHertzfeldt's [[CouchGag/{{TheSimpsons}} couch gag]] parodied Creator/DonHertzfeldt's [[CouchGag/TheSimpsons Couch Gag]] parodies this trend to horrifying effect -- first Homer fiddles with a time-traveling remote that viscerally morphs him back to his crude 1989 model, then in a panicked attempt to undo the rewind he launches into a far future where he and his family are grotesque mutant caricatures that barely resemble their original selves.
22nd Jun '16 1:16:33 AM Morgenthaler
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** The DaveyAndGoliath parody in "HOMЯ".

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** The DaveyAndGoliath WesternAnimation/DaveyAndGoliath parody in "HOMЯ".
2nd Jun '16 11:52:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: In an episode where the Simpsons play up the DumbBlonde jokes, Lisa is offended by them and asks why Bart finds them funny, cue lampshade hanging by Bart, "Only blonde girls are dumb, the boys are evil!" Note that Bart and Lisa are themselves blonde. (Though Bart is actually a redhead; he purposefully sunbleaches his hair to avoid being called Rusty.)
** When Milhouse moved to Capitol City in one episode, he started hanging out with "The Wrong Crowd", was acting out even before he moved, and dyed his hair blond.
18th May '16 11:53:43 AM Crino37
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: In ''Blame it on Lisa'', when the family travels do Brazil, some kidnappers takes Homer from Rio to the Amazon Rainforest and back to Rio again in a single day, [[TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot before sunset]]. As Rio de Janeiro is located in Brazil's Southeast, while the Amazon Rainforest is in the North, in real life those travels would take days. Unless the kidnappers used a supersonic plane, which is very unlikely.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: In ''Blame it on Lisa'', when the family travels do to Brazil, some kidnappers takes Homer from Rio to the Amazon Rainforest and back to Rio again in a single day, [[TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot before sunset]]. As Rio de Janeiro is located in Brazil's Southeast, while the Amazon Rainforest is in the North, in real life those travels would take days. Unless the kidnappers used a supersonic plane, which is very unlikely.
18th May '16 11:52:24 AM Crino37
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*ArtisticLicenseGeography: In ''Blame it on Lisa'', when the family travels do Brazil, some kidnappers takes Homer from Rio to the Amazon Rainforest and back to Rio again in a single day, [[TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot before sunset]]. As Rio de Janeiro is located in Brazil's Southeast, while the Amazon Rainforest is in the North, in real life those travels would take days. Unless the kidnappers used a supersonic plane, which is very unlikely.
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