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22nd Jun '17 12:33:01 PM Gosicrystal
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** The episode "Springfield Files" was this

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** %%** The episode "Springfield Files" was thisthis.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: While the writers may have known that a torus is one of the contenders for the shape of the universe, Homer certainly didn't know that when he told UsefulNotes/StephenHawking about his theory of a doughnut-shaped (which is what a torus is) universe.
19th Jun '17 8:47:12 AM Basara-kun
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* DrenchCelebration:
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS22E3MoneyBART MoneyBART]]": After Lisa leads Bart's baseball team to victory using statistical analysis like the film, ''{{Film/Moneyball}}'', some of the players pour Gatorade over her laptop computer in celebration with obvious results.
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS22E10MomsIdLikeToForget Moms I'd Like to Forget]]": When the fourth grade class think they have won a game of dodgeball, Nelson takes the opportunity to dump the drinks cooler on Krabappel.
--->'''Krabappel''': Hey! I'm not the coach! There is no coach!
--->'''Nelson''': I know... I just wanted to see if you were wearing a bra.
--->(''Krabappel puts a hand to her chest and smiles at Nelson'')
17th Jun '17 9:04:06 AM intastiel
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* CandlelitRitual: One episode has Marge Simpson discover her sisters, Patty and Selma, in the attic. The sisters have a pentagram on the floor with lit candles at the points. Marge wonders what they're doing and why.
-->'''Patty''': Trying to summon Satan.\\
'''Selma''': Nothing good on TV.
6th May '17 7:16:06 PM Golondrina
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* DinnerTheatre: Springfield Dinner Theater has featured MarkHamill in ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'' and Krusty the Klown in ''Theatre/KingLear''.

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* DinnerTheatre: Springfield Dinner Theater has featured MarkHamill Creator/MarkHamill in ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'' and Krusty the Klown in ''Theatre/KingLear''.
31st Mar '17 10:26:14 AM N8han11
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** While not a true two-parter, the season 23 premiere will reveal the results on the Ned/Edna relationship poll which started after the previous season's finale.
*** [[spoiler:They stay together.]]

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** While not a true two-parter, the season 23 premiere will reveal revealed the results on the Ned/Edna relationship poll which started after the previous season's finale.
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finale. [[spoiler:They stay together.]]
31st Mar '17 7:09:03 AM N8han11
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* CharacterDevelopment: Lots.

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* %%* CharacterDevelopment: Lots.
31st Mar '17 7:08:47 AM N8han11
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** In the shorts Lisa was often as mischievous and impudent as her brother, but [[KarmaHoudini usually avoided any comeuppance]], either by being wily enough to avoid the same consequences as her brother or [[SelectiveEnforcement simply having it ignored by her parents]]. Allegedly this was because [[DoubleStandard writers were dead against planned gags]] having [[WouldntHitAGirl Homer violently discipline her]] [[MenAreTheExpendableGender in the same way as Bart]].

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** In the shorts shorts, Lisa was often as mischievous and impudent as her brother, brother but [[KarmaHoudini usually avoided any comeuppance]], either by being wily enough to avoid the same consequences as her brother or [[SelectiveEnforcement simply having it ignored by her parents]]. Allegedly this was because [[DoubleStandard writers were dead against planned gags]] having [[WouldntHitAGirl Homer violently discipline her]] [[MenAreTheExpendableGender in the same way as Bart]].



*** [[MenAreTheExpendableGender Some wonder whether this is because of Marge's and Lisa's gender]].
** Not just Marge and Lisa woman in the Simpson universe are generally always presented as in the right to the point of reaching TheUnfairSex levels. DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale and even DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale is repeatedly used while men are usually required to [[TookALevelInJerkass take a level of jerkass]] when abuse is taken seriously.
* DoubleStandardViolenceChildOnAdult: In the episode with George Bush (senior) as a guest character. The first act of the episode has Bart floating around the former president as a wannabe [[ComicStrip/DennistheMenaceUS Dennis The Menace]], simply causing havoc and Mr. Bush being unable to do more than fume while his wife is oblivious about Bart's antics and thinking he's a nice kid. When Bart shreds Mr. Bush's auto-biography, the former president has had enough and spanks Bart's bottom ''once'' before sending him home to "think about what he had done". Bart's response: go to Homer and tell him that Mr. Bush had hit him, making both guys (who had been chums during the first act) go on the (increasingly serious) warpath. At least ''once'' during the next two acts, Mr. Bush tells Homer that Bart deserved it because of destroying his auto-biography and other havoc and wants an apology, but Bart doesn't wants to give it and Homer doesn't care about it; Bush hit his kid, and Homer wants payback (hypocritical because, you know, the throttlings).
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: In "Beware My Cheating Bart", Jimbo’s girlfriend Shauna pretty much molest Bart first by exposing herself to him while forceing a physical relationship with him while dating him behind Jimbo’s back. However the episode treats her as the victim with Bart ending up being punished for everything.

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*** [[MenAreTheExpendableGender Some wonder whether this is because of Marge's and Lisa's gender]].
** Not just Marge and Lisa woman Woman in the Simpson universe are generally always presented as in the right to the point of reaching TheUnfairSex levels. DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale and even DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale is repeatedly used while men are usually required to [[TookALevelInJerkass take a level of jerkass]] when abuse is taken seriously.
* DoubleStandardViolenceChildOnAdult: In the episode with George Bush (senior) as a guest character. The first act of the episode has Bart floating around the former president as a wannabe [[ComicStrip/DennistheMenaceUS Dennis The Menace]], simply causing havoc and Mr. Bush being unable to do more than fume while his wife is oblivious about Bart's antics and thinking he's a nice kid. When Bart shreds Mr. Bush's auto-biography, the former president has had enough and spanks Bart's bottom ''once'' before sending him home to "think about what he had done". Bart's response: go to Homer and tell him that Mr. Bush had hit him, making both guys (who had been chums during the first act) go on the (increasingly serious) warpath. At least ''once'' during the next two acts, Mr. Bush tells Homer that Bart deserved it because of destroying he destroyed his auto-biography and other havoc and wants an apology, but Bart doesn't wants want to give it and Homer doesn't care about it; Bush hit his kid, and Homer wants payback (hypocritical because, you know, the throttlings).
payback.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: In "Beware My Cheating Bart", Jimbo’s girlfriend Shauna pretty much molest molests Bart first by exposing herself to him while forceing forcing a physical relationship with him while him, dating him behind Jimbo’s back. However However, the episode treats her as the victim with Bart ending up being getting punished for everything.
26th Mar '17 1:06:50 PM nombretomado
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* TheCrimeJob: "The Book Job", an ''OceansEleven'' parody.

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* TheCrimeJob: "The Book Job", an ''OceansEleven'' ''Film/OceansEleven'' parody.
15th Mar '17 12:26:18 PM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* DependingOnTheWriter: Some episodes are very pro-democracy and even patriotic in tone for a show that takes joy in mocking politics and political spectacle at every opportunity ("Mrs. Lisa Goes to Washington" for example) while others depict the US government as incompetent and even directly antagonistic ("The Frying Game" and to a lesser extent "The Cartridge Family" for example). It should come as no surprise that some of the most anti-government episodes are written by John Swartzwelder, a right-libertarian and a member of the NRA.
22nd Feb '17 4:45:51 AM thewhitefairy
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* DomesticApplianceDisaster: Parodied when Homer has to cook. Wisely, he just prepares a bowl of cereals. But as soon as he pours (cold) milk into the bowl, it ''catches fire''.
** In the "Stark Raving Dad " episode, Bart puts his red cap into the white laundry and all Homer's shirts turn pink. It leads Homer to be judged as a [[PinkMeansFeminine defiant mind]] at work when he wears one - and to be put in an asylum.
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