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20th Jul '17 9:37:47 PM philipnova798
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* ArtShift:
** The couch gag for ''Bart Stops To Smell The Roosevelts'' done by Creator/JohnKricfalusi.

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** The couch gag gags for ''Bart Stops To Smell The Roosevelts'' and ''Treehouse of Horror XXVI'', done by Creator/JohnKricfalusi.



** The {{Crossover}} cameos with [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill the Hills]], WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones, and the [[Franchise/ArchieComics the Riverdale gang]][[note]] as seen in "Bart Star", the CouchGag for "Kamp Krusty" and "Sideshow Bob Roberts", respectively[[/note]] has each in the style of their actual series.



** The California Raisins parody in "Tis the Fifteenth Season" is done in claymation, as is the WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} couch gag.

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** The California Raisins parody and ''WesternAnimation/TheYearWithoutASantaClaus'' parodies in "Tis the Fifteenth Season" is are done in claymation, as is the WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} couch gag.



*** On that same note, most of "Brick Like Me" Is done in CGI, to further reference that of [[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie the film its parodying]].



** The ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''-inspired CouchGag as seen before "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus". Bonus point for having series creator Creator/PendletonWard [[ParodyAssistance sing the theme song]].
** Many of the guest CouchGag[=s=] are done up in completely different styles- Besides the two done by John K., the others of note include:
*** The aforementioned Gumby couch gag, as done by the [[Film/KillerKlownsFromOuterSpace Chiodo Bros.]], who are also responsible for many of the in-show examples listed above.
*** the ones as seen in "Beware My Cheating Bart", "Black-Eyed, Please", "Married to the Blob", "Lisa the Veterinarian" and "22 for 30", as directed and animated by Creator/BillPlympton.
*** Creator/SylvainChomet's gag, as seen in "Diggs".
*** Creator/DonHertzfeldt's, as seen in "Clown in the Dumps".
*** The ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' {{Crossover}} gag done for "Mathletes Feat", animated by Creator/BardelEntertainment, which keeps the titular duo in the style of their home series.
*** The [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscoped]] gag as seen before "Barthood".
*** Creator/StoopidBuddyStudios' gags as seen before "The Fabulous Faker Boy" and "The Cad and The Hat". Both of which invoke, and include a ShoutOut to, ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken.
*** The "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZu5iDTtNg0 LA-Z Rider]]" gag by Steve Cutts, as seen before "Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles".
*** Michal Socha's gag from "Orange is the New Yellow", done in the style of an IKEA manual.
*** Eric Goldberg's gag, as seen before "Fland Canyon".



* 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 ugly one."

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* 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 ugly gly one."
15th Jul '17 3:43:20 PM nombretomado
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--> '''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, WorldWarII, and the 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''': 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, WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and the StarWars 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.
15th Jun '17 10:55:43 PM NightShade96
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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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** Most fans blame "Homer's Enemy" as the episode that brought about the use of DeadBabyComedy this trope on a frequent basis.



* BlackComedyBurst: The examples listed under DarkerAndEdgier. "Homer's Enemy," in particular, is among the series' darkest episodes.

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* BlackComedyAnimalCruelty: A photo from "Dog of Death" shows Homer strangling Santa's Little Helper.
* BlackComedyBurst: The examples listed under DarkerAndEdgier. "Homer's Enemy," Enemy", in particular, is among the series' darkest episodes.
13th Jun '17 3:42:53 AM foxley
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* BringTheAnchorAlong: In "Homer the Great", Homer is punished for ruining the Stonecutters' sacred parchment by being stripped naked and forced to pull the "stone of shame" all the way home. When the Stonecutters' notice a birthmark identifying Homer as TheChosenOne, they release him and instead make him pull the even larger "stone of triumph".
20th May '17 7:03:47 PM WileK209
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** The episodes with Matt Selman as co-showrunner (since 2011) often have higher-quality animation than the other episodes that have Al Jean as sole showrunner.



*** The episodes with Matt Selman as co-showrunner (since 2011) often have higher-quality animation than the other episodes that have Al Jean as sole showrunner.
20th May '17 6:49:01 PM WileK209
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*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qcY2ERwmaU The couch gag]] done by veteran Creator/{{Disney}} animator Eric Goldberg. Naturally, it features {{Disneyesque}} fluid animation, while notably keeping the characters mostly on model (despite the obvious different [[ArtShift Art Shifts]] for each character).

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*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qcY2ERwmaU The couch gag]] done by veteran Creator/{{Disney}} animator Eric Goldberg. Naturally, it features {{Disneyesque}} fluid animation, while notably keeping the characters mostly on model (despite the obvious different [[ArtShift Art Shifts]] for each character). At the end of the gag, when the Simpson family is back in their normal style, there is still a noticeable animation bump, due to Goldberg handling that as well.
*** The episodes with Matt Selman as co-showrunner (since 2011) often have higher-quality animation than the other episodes that have Al Jean as sole showrunner.
20th May '17 5:49:05 AM TwilightLord
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* BerserkButton: A one-time thing, but in "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song", Apu gets ''very'' mad (to the point of dropping his placid and polite demeanour) when Skinner says he's planning on writing a novel which turns out to be a (unintentional on Skinner's part) ripoff of ''Literature/JurassicPark'', entitled ''Billy and the Cloneasaurus''.
-->'''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."
19th May '17 9:40:55 PM nombretomado
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** The Amendment Song in "The Day the Violence Died" is done in the style of SchoolhouseRock.

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** The Amendment Song in "The Day the Violence Died" is done in the style of SchoolhouseRock.WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock.
19th May '17 6:57:00 PM philipnova798
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** The first 3 seasons and the Tracey Ullman shorts in particular were animated by Creator/KlaskyCsupo, and as such the episodes were more expressive and vivid in movement. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness And this is]] ''[[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness very]]'' [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness noticeable in the shorts and the first season,]] [[OffModel oftenly bordering into animation mistakes.]]

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** The first 3 seasons and the Tracey Ullman shorts in particular were animated by Creator/KlaskyCsupo, and as such the episodes were more expressive and vivid in movement. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness And this is]] ''[[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness very]]'' [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness noticeable in the shorts and the first season,]] [[OffModel oftenly often bordering into animation mistakes.]]



*** The heart attack in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E11HomersTripleBypass Homer's Triple Bypass]]" is extremely intricate, animated by David Silverman, with Homer contorting and smearing into multiple bizarre positions in his agony while the inset of his heart shorts out and shatters itself.

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*** The heart attack in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E11HomersTripleBypass Homer's Triple Bypass]]" is extremely intricate, animated by David Silverman, Silverman (Who also directed the episode), with Homer contorting and smearing into multiple bizarre positions in his agony while the inset of his heart shorts out and shatters itself.



** The show shifted to computer-colored animation in the 15th season, so recent episodes look somewhat different.

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** The show shifted to computer-colored animation in the 15th 14th season, so recent episodes look somewhat different.
10th May '17 3:58:18 AM rafi
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* ACappella: Be Sharps in "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" perform several songs A cappella.



* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: In "When You Dish Upon a Star", Homer twists his neck around ''360 degrees'' while giving the stink eye to the kids in the backseat of the car and then looking out his window without turning his head back to normal.

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* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: AbandonedWarehouse:
** Subverted in an episode. Homer and Larry Burns are being chased by the police (since they faked a kidnapping) and Homer suggests they hide in a nearby abandoned warehouse. They open the door only to find that it's full of people at work.
-->'''Homer''': "D'OH! Stupid economic recovery!"
** In "Homer's Enemy", Bart buys one for a buck.
* AbnormalLimbRotationRange:
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In "When You Dish Upon a Star", Homer twists his neck around ''360 degrees'' while giving the stink eye to the kids in the backseat of the car and then looking out his window without turning his head back to normal.



* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame:
** 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"]].
** Another episode had Homer betting his own baby Maggie in a card game. Moe wins the hand, saying "Come to new pappa!".



* ACappella: Be Sharps in "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" perform several songs A cappella.



* AccidentalPervert: Homer being branded a pervert after he peels a gummi candy off a college-aged babysitter's butt while drooling and muttering, "Precious Venus." He just wanted the candy.

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* AccidentalPervert: In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E9HomerBadman Homer Badman]]". Homer being branded a pervert after he peels a gummi candy (which he stole earlier in the episode during the candy convention) off a college-aged babysitter's butt while drooling and muttering, "Precious Venus." He just wanted the candy.
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