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21st Apr '17 3:06:10 PM TwilightLord
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* AllTakeAndNoGive: Played with with Bart and Lisa while they fight a lot (though double standard abuse is usually in play when they do) they both have many instances of awe they do love each other. However while Lisa does do nice things for boss (buying his soul, telling their parents when he was going to jump spring field gorge) Bart regularly sacrifices himself for Lisa. Such as giving up his future for her twice, using all of his money to buy bleeding gums murphy’s record, and agreeing to stay crippled so she can be the better musician.
** What makes this worse is that On A Clear Day I Can See My Sister shows that Lisa doesn’t even acknowledge these incidents.
** A great example are the episodes The Secret War of Lisa Simpson and A Test Before Trying. In the former Bart secretly trained Lisa for test and on the day of the final even though it would most assuredly get him beat up he loudly cheered her own. However in the later Lisa aided Bart in his test less for his benefit and more for hers as a failing grade would get the school shut down for having low scores. And on the day of the test instead of cheering him on she gave him a death glare while ominously tapping the window.

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* AllTakeAndNoGive: Played with with Bart and Lisa while Lisa. While they fight a lot (though double standard abuse DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale is usually in play when they do) they both have many instances of awe they do love each other. However AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther. However, while Lisa does do nice things for boss Bart (buying his soul, soul back, telling their parents when he was going to jump spring field gorge) over Springfield Gorge), Bart regularly sacrifices himself for Lisa. Such Lisa in ways such as giving up his future for her twice, using all of his money to buy bleeding gums murphy’s Bleeding Gums Murphy’s record, and agreeing to stay crippled so she can be the better musician.
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18th Apr '17 9:43:07 AM TheKoS
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* TheAlcoholic: Most of the adults, but especially Homer and Barney.
* AlcoholicParent: Homer is the reigning king of this. One of the contact numbers at Springfield Elementary is at Moe's, which he can use to his convenience.
11th Apr '17 10:53:17 AM dannylightninglightner
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** From episode 3, "Homer's Odyssey," Homer loses his job, fails to find a new one, slips into a deep depression, and [[DrivenToSuicide tries to kill himself]]. And [[NightmareFuel Marge is the one]] [[TearJerker who finds his suicide note]].
11th Apr '17 10:50:57 AM dannylightninglightner
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*** Several sequences from the original opening theme song stick out, animated by David Silverman, including Lisa dancing while playing her saxophone and Marge gracefully turning her head, with her hair flowing.
*** The babysitter demanding that Bart "watch the tape" in the episode/pilot "Some Enchanted Evening" is animated in a ''very'' fluid manner, courtesy of Disney animator Dan Haskett.
*** Sideshow Bob's character animation in "Krusty Gets Busted" is also animated in a very fluid way. In addition to this, so is Krusty's heart attack, animated by Disney/Pixar animator, Brad Bird.



*** The heart attack in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E11HomersTripleBypass Homer's Triple Bypass]]" is extremely intricate, 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, with Homer contorting and smearing into multiple bizarre positions in his agony while the inset of his heart shorts out and shatters itself.
9th Apr '17 12:51:21 PM monique.mudie
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** Many episodes will have them actively encourage Bart’s behavior such as when Homer started bullying Bart upon finding him reading a book in Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood.
3rd Apr '17 2:16:01 PM N8han11
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** One episode starts with the family finding Maggie locked in the bathroom. Homer and Bart attempt to get the door open with a coat hanger, but end up knocking the contents of a cabinet (pills, razors, combs and scissors) into Maggie's reach. Pink shampoo leaks through the door, which Homer mistakes for baby blood.

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** One episode starts with the family finding Maggie locked in the bathroom. Homer and Bart attempt to get the door open with a coat hanger, and not only do they almost hit Maggie with it several times, but end the hanger ends up knocking the contents of a cabinet (pills, razors, combs and scissors) into the ground, in Maggie's easy reach. Pink shampoo leaks through the door, which Homer mistakes for baby blood.
3rd Apr '17 2:14:39 PM N8han11
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** One episode starts with the family finding Maggie locked in the bathroom. Homer and Bart attempt to get the door open with a coat hanger, but end up knocking the contents of a cabinet (pills, razors, combs and scissors) into Maggie's reach. Pink shampoo leaks through the door, which Homer mistakes for baby blood.
31st Mar '17 9:12:32 AM N8han11
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** As seen in Lisa’s 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 Marge’s 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 it’s attention which is all he really wants.
** And it’s 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 wouldn’t really have many conflicts if bart was a normal kid
31st Mar '17 2:05:01 AM InTheGallbladder
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: On "Krusty Gets Kancelled" a drunken Barney chants "We want 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 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.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: On "Krusty Gets Kancelled" a drunken Barney chants "We want 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 Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers - Phillip Lithman, [[FakeGuestStar session and touring guitarist]] for Music/TheResidents (of whom Groening was a huge fan), played in it.
31st Mar '17 1:02:20 AM PaulA
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*** This is also a ShoutOut to TheWizardOfOz
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