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17th Feb '17 2:54:19 PM toregg
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* AdamWesting: Adam West plays himself in the "Mr. Plow" episode.
8th Feb '17 1:52:07 PM Gosicrystal
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* BlackComedy: Progressively more so over the years. Most fans blame "Homer's Enemy" as the episode that brought about the use of DeadBabyComedy on a frequent basis.

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* BlackComedy: Progressively more so over the years. years.
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Most fans blame "Homer's Enemy" as the episode that brought about the use of DeadBabyComedy on a frequent basis.


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* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: {{Inverted|Trope}} in "Tennis the Menace", after Homer replaces Lisa with Venus Williams as his tennis partner. The following exchange occurs:
--> '''Lisa''': You're replacing me?\\
'''Homer''': "Dumped" is such a strong word. Let's just say I'm "replacing" you.
31st Jan '17 2:41:01 AM InTheGallbladder
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: On "Krusty Gets Kancelled" a drunken Barney chants "We want Chili Willy!" as the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers dispute with Moe, who booked them to play his bar. This is a reference, by way of StealthPun, to seventies rock band Chili Willy and the Red Hot Peppers - Phillip Lithman, [[FakeGuestStar session guitarist]] for Music/TheResidents (of whom Groening was a huge fan), played in it.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: On "Krusty Gets Kancelled" a drunken Barney chants "We want Chili Willy!" Chilli Willi!" as the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers dispute with Moe, who booked them to play his bar. This is a reference, by way of StealthPun, to seventies rock band Chili Willy Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers - Phillip Lithman, [[FakeGuestStar session guitarist]] for Music/TheResidents (of whom Groening was a huge fan), played in it.
31st Jan '17 1:47:30 AM InTheGallbladder
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: On "Krusty Gets Kancelled" a drunken Barney chants "We want Chili Willy!" as the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers dispute with Moe, who booked them to play his bar. This is a reference, by way of StealthPun, to seventies rock band Chili Willy and the Red Hot Peppers - Phillip Lithman, session guitarist for Music/TheResidents (of whom Groening was a huge fan), played in it.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: On "Krusty Gets Kancelled" a drunken Barney chants "We want Chili Willy!" as the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers dispute with Moe, who booked them to play his bar. This is a reference, by way of StealthPun, to seventies rock band Chili Willy and the Red Hot Peppers - Phillip Lithman, [[FakeGuestStar session guitarist guitarist]] for Music/TheResidents (of whom Groening was a huge fan), played in it.
31st Jan '17 1:46:52 AM dotheroar
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** In Season 13, "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E2TheParentRap The Parent Rap]]", the Simpsons go to court when Bart and Milhouse get in trouble for stealing Chief Wiggum's squad car. Judge Roy Snyder is shown to know Bart already pretty well when he is brought to court. Bart knows him pretty well too, since he knows that he will let him of the hook, since "boys will be boys".

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** In Season 13, "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E2TheParentRap The Parent Rap]]", the Simpsons go to court when Bart and Milhouse get in trouble for stealing Chief Wiggum's squad car. Judge Roy Snyder is shown to know Bart already pretty well when he is brought to court. Bart knows him pretty well too, since he knows that he will let him of off the hook, since "boys will be boys".
31st Jan '17 1:45:37 AM InTheGallbladder
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: On "Krusty Gets Kancelled" a drunken Barney chants "We want Chili Willy!" as the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers get ready for a gig. This is a reference, by way of StealthPun, to seventies rock band Chili Willy and the Red Hot Peppers - Phillip Lithman, session guitarist for Music/TheResidents (of whom Groening was a huge fan), played in it.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: On "Krusty Gets Kancelled" a drunken Barney chants "We want Chili Willy!" as the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers get ready for a gig.dispute with Moe, who booked them to play his bar. This is a reference, by way of StealthPun, to seventies rock band Chili Willy and the Red Hot Peppers - Phillip Lithman, session guitarist for Music/TheResidents (of whom Groening was a huge fan), played in it.
31st Jan '17 1:41:52 AM InTheGallbladder
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: On "Krusty Gets Kancelled" a drunken Barney chants "We want Chili Willy!" as the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers get ready for a gig. This is a reference, by way of StealthPun, to seventies rock band Chili Willy and the Red Hot Peppers - Phillip Lithman, session guitarist for Music/TheResidents (of whom Groening was a huge fan), played in it.
23rd Jan '17 9:47:10 PM notShemp
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* AcquaintedWithEmergencyServices: The Simpson family, mainly Homer and Bart, are prone to this.
** In Season 5, "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E3HomerGoesToCollege Homer Goes to College]]", after Homer causes a meltdown in class when the professor asks him to demonstrate how a proton accelerator works. The clean-up crew arrives to stop the problem:
--->'''Homer''': ''(glowing green, gesturing over shoulder)'' In there, guys.\\
'''Crew''': Thanks, Homer.
** In Season 12 "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E11WorstEpisodeEver Worst Episode Ever]]", Bart makes a bet with Homer to eat spoonful of rotten baking soda which he agrees to:
--->'''Lisa''': ''(dialing Poison Control)'' I'll call Poison Control. ''(talking on the phone)'' Fran, it's me. Just a heads-up.
** In Season 13, "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E2TheParentRap The Parent Rap]]", the Simpsons go to court when Bart and Milhouse get in trouble for stealing Chief Wiggum's squad car. Judge Roy Snyder is shown to know Bart already pretty well when he is brought to court. Bart knows him pretty well too, since he knows that he will let him of the hook, since "boys will be boys".
--->'''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.
17th Jan '17 10:43:07 PM nombretomado
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* BlackBeltInOrigami: In one episode, Homer tries to bluff his way into getting a veteran's discount by pretending to have served in Vietnam. He shouts several Asian words (up to and including MargaretCho) as reference to specific battles he was supposedly involved with.

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* BlackBeltInOrigami: In one episode, Homer tries to bluff his way into getting a veteran's discount by pretending to have served in Vietnam. He shouts several Asian words (up to and including MargaretCho) Creator/MargaretCho) as reference to specific battles he was supposedly involved with.
21st Dec '16 7:28:28 AM darkchiefy
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* AffairLetters: In "Homer's Paternity Coot", a frozen mailman is discovered and his letters are finally delivered; one of them is a letter from a Mason Fairbanks, whom Homer's mother Mona cheated with, causing him to doubt if Abe really is his father.
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