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15th Apr '18 3:23:45 PM toregg
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** Lisa ends up being the victim of Bart crying wolf in "My Sister, My Sitter". Bart went out of his way to ruin Lisa's attempts to babysit him. After Bart knocks himself unconscious, Lisa tries to call 911. The operator won't listen because of the prank calls Bart made earlier in the night.
--> '''Operator''': Simpson? We've already been out there tonight for a sisterectomy, a case of severe butt rot, and a leprechaun bite. How dumb do you think we are?
7th Apr '18 3:06:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* DeliberatelyJumpingTheGun: During the annual company picnic Mr. Burns gets a very quiet "go" from Smithers in the sack race before everyone else. They all know that Burns is supposed to win the race.
30th Mar '18 3:00:06 PM xcountryguy
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* DanceLine: Mr. Smithers is sent on vacation, and goes to a gay resort. He calls Mr. Burns to check up on him... and a conga line forms behind him at the payphone, [[ClubKid which he proceeds to lead]].
-->'''Mr. Smithers:''' Well, I've gotta go. There's a line forming behind me.

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* DanceLine: DanceLine:
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Mr. Smithers is sent on vacation, and goes to a gay resort. He calls Mr. Burns to check up on him... and a conga line forms behind him at the payphone, [[ClubKid which he proceeds to lead]].
-->'''Mr.--->'''Mr. Smithers:''' Well, I've gotta go. There's a line forming behind me.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Several episodes focused on Mr. Burns and Sideshow Bob.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: DarkerAndEdgier:
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Several episodes focused on Mr. Burns and Sideshow Bob.Bob get dark considering their villainous status.



''Comic Book Guy opens the cash register.''\\

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''Comic ''[Comic Book Guy opens the cash register.''\\register]''\\



''Bart [[ComicallyMissingThePoint reaches forward to take the cash]].''\\

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''Bart ''[Bart [[ComicallyMissingThePoint reaches forward to take the cash]].''\\cash]]]''\\



* DeadPersonImpersonation: Principal Skinner, or rather Armin Tamzarian. The episode leads to one of the most explicit uses of NegativeContinuity in the series, with a judge [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain ordering everyone never to speak of the incident]] (the return of the real Skinner) [[DisproportionateRetribution under pain of torture.]]

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* DeadPersonImpersonation: DeadPersonImpersonation:
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Principal Skinner, or rather Armin Tamzarian. The episode leads to one of the most explicit uses of NegativeContinuity in the series, with a judge [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain ordering everyone never to speak of the incident]] (the return of the real Skinner) [[DisproportionateRetribution under pain of torture.]]



-->'''Lisa:''' I'm keeping you! You're Snowball V, but to save money on a new dish, we'll just call you Snowball II and pretend this whole thing never happened.\\

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-->'''Lisa:''' --->'''Lisa:''' I'm keeping you! You're Snowball V, but to save money on a new dish, we'll just call you Snowball II and pretend this whole thing never happened.\\



* DeliveryStork: Flanders asserts that storks are fictitious:
-->'''Ned:''' God put us here and that's that.\\

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* DeliveryStork: DeliveryStork:
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Flanders asserts that storks are fictitious:
-->'''Ned:''' --->'''Ned:''' God put us here and that's that.\\



** [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Todd then proceeds to start praying to a nearby stuffed stork (They where in a museum)]]



* DenserAndWackier: The show's genre trappings from season to season have undergone this gradually from the first season onwards.

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* DenserAndWackier: DenserAndWackier:
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The show's genre trappings from season to season have undergone this gradually from the first season onwards.



-->'''Announcer:''' Welcome back to Fox Sports West II Classic Fox Sports FOX!

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-->'''Announcer:''' --->'''Announcer:''' Welcome back to Fox Sports West II Classic Fox Sports FOX!



-->'''Skinner:''' Attention, students: This is Principal Skinner, your principal, with a message from the principal's office.

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-->'''Skinner:''' --->'''Skinner:''' Attention, students: This is Principal Skinner, your principal, with a message from the principal's office.



-->'''Announcer:''' The News On Parade Corporation presents: News On Parade! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Corporation... News!]]

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-->'''Announcer:''' --->'''Announcer:''' The News On Parade Corporation presents: News On Parade! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Corporation... News!]]



-->'''Lenny:''' I'm Lenny. This is Carl and Homer. I'm Lenny.

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-->'''Lenny:''' --->'''Lenny:''' I'm Lenny. This is Carl and Homer. I'm Lenny.



-->'''Protest leader:''' What do we want?
-->'''Group:''' The gradual phase-out of animal testing over the next three years!
-->'''Protest leader:''' When do we want it?
-->'''Group:''' ''Over the next three years!''

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-->'''Protest --->'''Protest leader:''' What do we want?
-->'''Group:'''
want?\\
'''Group:'''
The gradual phase-out of animal testing over the next three years!
-->'''Protest
years!\\
'''Protest
leader:''' When do we want it?
-->'''Group:'''
it?\\
'''Group:'''
''Over the next three years!''



-->'''Announcer:''' Tonight, on "Rock Bottom": We go undercover at a ''sex'' farm for ''sex'' hookers!

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-->'''Announcer:''' --->'''Announcer:''' Tonight, on "Rock Bottom": We go undercover at a ''sex'' farm for ''sex'' hookers!



-->'''Homer:''' I can't let that happen, I won't let that happen, and I can't let that happen!

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-->'''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' I can't let that happen, I won't let that happen, and I can't let that happen!



-->'''Moe:''' I'm just going to die lonely, and ugly, and dead.

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-->'''Moe:''' --->'''Moe:''' I'm just going to die lonely, and ugly, and dead.



-->'''Homer:''' Did you hear that Foxy, the Fox Network fox?

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-->'''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' Did you hear that that, Foxy, the Fox Network fox?



* {{Deprogram}}ming: After the family was rescued from the Movementarian cult in "The Joy of Sect".

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* {{Deprogram}}ming: {{Deprogram}}ming:
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After the family was rescued from the Movementarian cult in "The Joy of Sect".



** And this is just a ploy to make her fall asleep so he can go and make mischief.



* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Homer.

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* %%* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Homer.



'''Bart:''' ''(nonchalant)'' Hey.

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'''Bart:''' ''(nonchalant)'' ''[nonchalant]'' Hey.



* DidntWeUseThisJokeAlready:

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* DidntWeUseThisJokeAlready:DidntWeUseThisJokeAlready: It gets a little meta considering the fact that South Park claims that "The Simpsons Did It".



* DidYouDie:

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* DidYouDie:DidYouDie: Grampa Simpson doesn't let logic get in the way of his warnings.



* DinnerOrderFlub: Selma takes Hans Moleman out to dinner in order to seduce him (she wants a baby, and by this time doesn't much care with who). He tries to read the menu but the waiter tells him it's the wine list. "Very good."

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* DinnerOrderFlub: Selma takes Hans Moleman out to dinner in order to seduce him (she wants a baby, and by this time doesn't much care with who). He tries to read the menu but the waiter tells him it's the wine list. "Very list.
-->'''Moleman:''' Very
good."



* DisasterDominoes: Frequently.

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* %%* DisasterDominoes: Frequently.



* DisproportionateRetribution: In "Two Bad Neighbors", former President George H.W. Bush spanks Bart for destroying his memoirs. When Bart tells Homer about the spanking, Homer decides it's the last straw and starts a conflict with Bush. Homer didn't even know about the memoirs until the final confrontation, and even then he still attacks Bush.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution:
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In "Two Bad Neighbors", former President George H.W. Bush spanks Bart for destroying his memoirs. When Bart tells Homer about the spanking, Homer decides it's the last straw and starts a conflict with Bush. Homer didn't even know about the memoirs until the final confrontation, and even then he still attacks Bush.



* DodgeballIsHell: ...Of a sort.

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* %%* DodgeballIsHell: ...Of a sort.



* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm: Homer, on many an occasion.

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* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm: DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm:
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Homer, on many an occasion.occasion especially when he thinks Chief Wiggum is serious when he tells Homer to wait for a cop who cares after Homer fails to bribe him.



* DoIReallySoundLikeThat: When Bart and Lisa were encouraging Homer to audition for the role of Poochie, they record his voice so he could hear it.
-->'''Homer:''' Oh... I don't like having such a hilarious voice.

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* DoIReallySoundLikeThat: DoIReallySoundLikeThat:
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When Bart and Lisa were encouraging Homer to audition for the role of Poochie, they record his voice so he could hear it.
-->'''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' Oh... I don't like having such a hilarious voice.



* 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''.

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* DomesticApplianceDisaster: DomesticApplianceDisaster:
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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''.



* DoubleStandard: Lisa can be just as petty and mean as Bart, but generally gets rewarded for her behavior, and the show usually tries to justify her actions, while he gets punished. The good side of this is that whenever Lisa gets punished, it's usually an awesome episode because it stands out.

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* DoubleStandard: DoubleStandard:
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Lisa can be just as petty and mean as Bart, but generally gets rewarded for her behavior, and the show usually tries to justify her actions, while he gets punished. The good side of this is that whenever Lisa gets punished, it's usually an awesome episode because it stands out.



-->Boys and girls, I'd like to be serious for a moment if I may. Spotlight, please. I just wanted ''(spotlight moves away from Krusty)'' I just wan- ''(spotlight moves away again)'' Come on guys, I'm not doing the spotlight bit!

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-->Boys -->'''Krusty:''' Boys and girls, I'd like to be serious for a moment if I may. Spotlight, please. I just wanted ''(spotlight ''[spotlight moves away from Krusty)'' Krusty]'' I just wan- ''(spotlight ''[spotlight moves away again)'' again]'' Come on on, guys, I'm not doing the spotlight bit!



--->'''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]''

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--->'''Krabappel:''' Hey! I'm not the coach! There is no coach!
--->'''Nelson:'''
coach!\\
'''Nelson:'''
I know... I just wanted to see if you were wearing a bra. \n--->''[Krabappel \\
''[Krabappel
puts a hand to her chest and smiles at Nelson]''



-->''Well, as Mrs. Krabappel already mentioned, the name of the book that I read was ''Treasure Island''. It's about these pirates, ''(Looks at the illustrated cover of the book.)'' pirates with patches over their eyes, ''(Looks at cover.)'' and shiny gold teeth, ''(Looks at cover.)'' and green birds on their shoulders. Did I mention this book was written ''(Looks at cover.)'' by a guy named Robert Louis Stevenson? ''(Looks at cover.)'' And published by the good people at [=McGraw=]-Hill. So, in conclusion, on the Simpson scale of one to ten--ten being the highest, one being the lowest and five being average--I give this book a nine.''

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-->''Well, -->'''Bart:''' Well, as Mrs. Krabappel already mentioned, the name of the book that I read was ''Treasure Island''. It's about these pirates, ''(Looks ''[Looks at the illustrated cover of the book.)'' book]'' pirates with patches over their eyes, ''(Looks ''[Looks at cover.)'' cover]'' and shiny gold teeth, ''(Looks ''[Looks at cover.)'' cover]'' and green birds on their shoulders. Did I mention this book was written ''(Looks ''[Looks at cover.)'' cover]'' by a guy named Robert Louis Stevenson? ''(Looks ''[Looks at cover.)'' cover]'' And published by the good people at [=McGraw=]-Hill. So, in conclusion, on the Simpson scale of one to ten--ten being the highest, one being the lowest and five being average--I give this book a nine.''



* TheDriver: Otto.

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* TheDriver: Otto.Otto gets a lot of performance out of a school bus.



* DudeNotIronic: In "Grift of the Magi", Lisa writes "I will not do math in class" on the blackboard as a punishment.
-->'''Bart:''' Lisa in trouble? The ironing is delicious.\\

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* DudeNotIronic: DudeNotIronic:
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In "Grift of the Magi", Lisa writes "I will not do math in class" on the blackboard as a punishment.
-->'''Bart:''' --->'''Bart:''' Lisa in trouble? The ironing is delicious.\\



-->'''Homer:''' How ironic: He's blind, after a lifetime of being able to see.
* DullSurprise: Years of practice have made this Marge's habitual response to zany schemes, from as far back as Season 3.
-->''[In "Buddy, Can You Spare Two Dimes?", Herb Powell unveils his latest invention, a shambolic-looking thing obviously cobbled together with pieces bought from Radio Shack.]''
-->'''Marge:''' ''[with obviously feigned enthusiasm]'' ''Ooooooooooooooh.''
-->'''Herb:''' Marge, you don't have to humor me.
-->'''Marge:''' I dunno, it's pretty ingrained.

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-->'''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' How ironic: He's blind, after a lifetime of being able to see.
* DullSurprise: Years of practice have made this Marge's habitual response to zany schemes, from as far back as Season 3.
-->''[In
3. In "Buddy, Can You Spare Two Dimes?", Herb Powell unveils his latest invention, a shambolic-looking thing obviously cobbled together with pieces bought from Radio Shack.]''
Shack.
-->'''Marge:''' ''[with obviously feigned enthusiasm]'' ''Ooooooooooooooh.''
-->'''Herb:'''
''\\
'''Herb:'''
Marge, you don't have to humor me.
-->'''Marge:'''
me.\\
'''Marge:'''
I dunno, it's pretty ingrained.
29th Mar '18 3:00:54 PM xcountryguy
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* CardCarryingVillain: While Mr. Burns only called himself 'completely evil' once, and that was in the context of him wanting to go overboard from saying he's a [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys 'bad boy']] after his girlfriend left him for Snake, he does seem pretty damn aware that the various plans he has aren't very nice.
-->'''Grandma Bouvier:''' I swear, Monty, you are the Devil himself.\\
'''Monty Burns:''' ''[gasp]'' WHO TOLD YOU--Oh ho ho! Yes, well...

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* CardCarryingVillain: CardCarryingVillain:
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While Mr. Burns only called himself 'completely evil' once, and that was in the context of him wanting to go overboard from saying he's a [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys 'bad boy']] after his girlfriend left him for Snake, he does seem pretty damn aware that the various plans he has aren't very nice.
-->'''Grandma --->'''Grandma Bouvier:''' I swear, Monty, you are the Devil himself.\\
'''Monty Burns:''' '''Burns:''' ''[gasp]'' WHO TOLD YOU--Oh ho ho! Yes, well...



* CassandraTruth: When Homer designs a car for his brother's company, the professional designers call Herb with concerns. Herb dismisses this as the designers hating the fact that someone else is in control, not even bothering to see what Homer is making until it's unveiled for the public.

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* CassandraTruth: CassandraTruth:
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When Homer designs a car for his brother's company, the professional designers call Herb with concerns. Herb dismisses this as the designers hating the fact that someone else is in control, not even bothering to see what Homer is making until it's unveiled for the public.



--->'''Lisa:''' ''I'll be in my room.''\\
'''Homer:''' ''What kind of catchphrase is that?''

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--->'''Lisa:''' ''I'll I'll be in my room.''\\
\\
'''Homer:''' ''What What kind of catchphrase is that?''that?



*** MadLibsCatchPhrase: Lenny's "Ow! My eye! I'm not supposed to get X in it!" and Homer's "MMM, [whatever Homer ate -- it doesn't have to be food]".
*** Smithers's "It's Homer Simpson, (he's) one of your X from sector 7g". The X usually implies that Homer is either stupid and lazy, or that he belongs as property to Burns.



* CentralTheme: Family will always stand by you and accept you for who you are, no matter how much you fight, how different you are, or how crazy you drive each other.

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* CentralTheme: CentralTheme:
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Family will always stand by you and accept you for who you are, no matter how much you fight, how different you are, or how crazy you drive each other.



'''"Bartman" Soldiers:''' Cowabunga!!!

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'''"Bartman" Soldiers:''' Cowabunga!!!Cowabunga!!!\\



* ChildrenAreAWaste: There's a group of single people who get tired of dealing with other people's children and lead a campaign for more restrictions on kids ("The children are our future: today belongs to ''me''!). They succeed, and Marge leads a counter-campaign to get everything back to normal.

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* ChildrenAreAWaste: There's a group of single people who get tired of dealing with other people's children and lead a campaign for more restrictions on kids ("The children are our future: today belongs to ''me''!).kids. They succeed, and Marge leads a counter-campaign to get everything back to normal.



* CliffHanger: "Who Shot Mr. Burns", the only two-parter the show ever did.

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* CliffHanger: CliffHanger:
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"Who Shot Mr. Burns", the only two-parter the show ever did.



-->Bob: You wanted to be Krusty's sidekick since you were five! What about the buffoon lessons, the four years at clown college.
-->Cecil: I'll thank you not to refer to Princeton that way.

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-->Bob: --->'''Bob:''' You wanted to be Krusty's sidekick since you were five! What about the buffoon lessons, the four years at clown college.
-->Cecil:
college.\\
'''Cecil:'''
I'll thank you not to refer to Princeton that way.



-->'''Abe:''' He was right under my nose the whole time. He lives in my retirement home. His name is Malloy.
-->'''Lisa:''' Wow! How'd you track him down, Grampa?
-->'''Abe:''' Good question! On one of my frequent trips to the ground, I noticed Malloy wore sneakers...for sneaking. My next clue came yesterday at the museum. We felt slighted by your age-bashing, and started home. Malloy said, "I'll catch up with you." ''[Malloy throws a grappling hook at the museum roof and starts climbing]'' I couldn't quite put my finger on it. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint There was something strange about the way he walked -- much more vertical than usual]]. And finally, Malloy, unlike most retired people, has the world's largest cubic zirconia on his coffee table.

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-->'''Abe:''' He was right under my nose the whole time. He lives in my retirement home. His name is Malloy.
-->'''Lisa:'''
Malloy.\\
'''Lisa:'''
Wow! How'd you track him down, Grampa?
-->'''Abe:'''
Grampa?\\
'''Abe:'''
Good question! On one of my frequent trips to the ground, I noticed Malloy wore sneakers...for sneaking. My next clue came yesterday at the museum. We felt slighted by your age-bashing, and started home. Malloy said, "I'll catch up with you." ''[Malloy throws a grappling hook at the museum roof and starts climbing]'' I couldn't quite put my finger on it. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint There was something strange about the way he walked -- much more vertical than usual]]. And finally, Malloy, unlike most retired people, has the world's largest cubic zirconia on his coffee table.



-->'''Bart:''' Dad, all that bacon cost twenty-seven dollars.
-->'''Homer:''' Yeah, but your ''mom'' paid for that!
-->'''Bart:''' But doesn't she get her money from ''you''?
-->'''Homer:''' And I get ''my'' money from grease! What's the problem?

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-->'''Bart:''' --->'''Bart:''' Dad, all that bacon cost twenty-seven dollars.
-->'''Homer:'''
dollars.\\
'''Homer:'''
Yeah, but your ''mom'' paid for that!
-->'''Bart:'''
that!\\
'''Bart:'''
But doesn't she get her money from ''you''?
-->'''Homer:'''
''you''?\\
'''Homer:'''
And I get ''my'' money from grease! What's the problem?



-->'''Lisa:''' You know, in a way, all Americans are immigrants. Except, of course Native Americans.
-->'''Homer:''' Yeah, Native Americans like us.
-->'''Lisa:''' No, I mean American Indians.
-->'''Apu:''' Like me.

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-->'''Lisa:''' --->'''Lisa:''' You know, in a way, all Americans are immigrants. Except, of course Native Americans.
-->'''Homer:'''
Americans.\\
'''Homer:'''
Yeah, Native Americans like us.
-->'''Lisa:'''
us.\\
'''Lisa:'''
No, I mean American Indians.
-->'''Apu:'''
Indians.\\
'''Apu:'''
Like me.



-->'''Judge Harm:''' Furthermore, I hereby garnish your wages until Bart is fully repaid.
-->'''Homer:''' Mmmm... garnish.

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-->'''Judge --->'''Judge Harm:''' Furthermore, I hereby garnish your wages until Bart is fully repaid.
-->'''Homer:'''
repaid.\\
'''Homer:'''
Mmmm... garnish.



--->'''Comic Book Guy:''' Last night's ''Itchy and Scratchy'' was, without a doubt, the worst episode ever. Rest assured that I was on the internet within minutes registering my disgust throughout the world.
-->'''Bart:''' Hey, I know it wasn't great but what right do you have to complain?
-->'''Comic Book Guy:''' As a loyal viewer, I feel they owe me.
-->'''Bart:''' What? They've given you thousands of hours of entertainment for free. What could they possibly owe you? I mean, if anything, you owe them!
-->'''Comic Book Guy:''' Worst. Episode. Ever.

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--->'''Comic Book Guy:''' Last night's ''Itchy and Scratchy'' was, without a doubt, the worst episode ever. Rest assured that I was on the internet within minutes registering my disgust throughout the world.
-->'''Bart:'''
world.\\
'''Bart:'''
Hey, I know it wasn't great but what right do you have to complain?
-->'''Comic
complain?\\
'''Comic
Book Guy:''' As a loyal viewer, I feel they owe me.
-->'''Bart:'''
me.\\
'''Bart:'''
What? They've given you thousands of hours of entertainment for free. What could they possibly owe you? I mean, if anything, you owe them!
-->'''Comic
them!\\
'''Comic
Book Guy:''' Worst. Episode. Ever.



-->'''Editor:''' [laughs]
-->'''Homer:''' Well, what do you think?
-->'''Editor:''' This is a joke, right? I mean this is the stupidest thing I've ever read!
-->'''Homer:''' What's wrong with it?
-->'''Editor:''' You keep using words like "Pasghetti" and "Momatoes" You make numerous threatening references to the UN and at the end you repeat the words "Screw Flanders" over and over again.
-->'''Homer:''' Oh, it's so hard to get to 500 words.

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-->'''Editor:''' [laughs]
-->'''Homer:'''
''[laughs]''\\
'''Homer:'''
Well, what do you think?
-->'''Editor:'''
think?\\
'''Editor:'''
This is a joke, right? I mean this is the stupidest thing I've ever read!
-->'''Homer:'''
read!\\
'''Homer:'''
What's wrong with it?
-->'''Editor:'''
it?\\
'''Editor:'''
You keep using words like "Pasghetti" and "Momatoes" You make numerous threatening references to the UN and at the end you repeat the words "Screw Flanders" over and over again.
-->'''Homer:'''
again.\\
'''Homer:'''
Oh, it's so hard to get to 500 words.



* ConcealingCanvas: In Mr. Burns' mansion.

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* %%* ConcealingCanvas: In Mr. Burns' mansion.



-->'''Bart:''' "Don't do what Donny Don't does." (sighs) They could've made this clearer.

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-->'''Bart:''' "Don't do what Donny Don't does." (sighs) ''[sighs]'' They could've made this clearer.



--->Pepe: Tell me more! I want to know ''all'' the constellations.
--->Homer: Well, there's... Jerry the Cowboy. And that big dipper looking thing is Alan... the Cowboy.

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--->Pepe: --->'''Pepe:''' Tell me more! I want to know ''all'' the constellations.
--->Homer:
constellations. \\
'''Homer:'''
Well, there's... Jerry the Cowboy. And that big dipper looking thing is Alan... the Cowboy.



-->'''Grampa:''' You remembered my birthday!
-->'''Bart:''' Uh... (sees the twinkle in Grampa's eye) Oh, I sure did! Here's a bus schedule!
-->'''Grampa:''' Wow, fits right in my pocket!

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-->'''Grampa:''' You remembered my birthday!
-->'''Bart:'''
birthday!\\
'''Bart:'''
Uh... (sees ''[sees the twinkle in Grampa's eye) eye]'' Oh, I sure did! Here's a bus schedule!
-->'''Grampa:'''
schedule!\\
'''Grampa:'''
Wow, fits right in my pocket!



* CountingToPotato: Notorious for its portrayal of the "typical hillbilly". In "Rednecks and Broomsticks", Lisa is playing with the Spuckler children, they counted while she hid as saying, "One, two, backwards-z, one-legged triangle, banana hotdog, double-banana hotdog, sixty-corncob-two..."

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* CountingToPotato: CountingToPotato:
**
Notorious for its portrayal of the "typical hillbilly". In "Rednecks and Broomsticks", Lisa is playing with the Spuckler children, they counted while she hid as saying, "One, two, backwards-z, one-legged triangle, banana hotdog, double-banana hotdog, sixty-corncob-two..."



* CourtroomEpisode: "Bart Gets Hit by a Car", "The Boy Who Knew Too Much".

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* CourtroomEpisode: CourtroomEpisode:
**
"Bart Gets Hit by a Car", Car"
**
"The Boy Who Knew Too Much".



-->'''Ned:''' Now, just breathe into him every three seconds. Make sure you form a tight seal around his mouth!

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-->'''Ned:''' --->'''Ned:''' Now, just breathe into him every three seconds. Make sure you form a tight seal around his mouth!



* CreatorBacklash [[spoiler:Comic book guy]], in-universe.

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* CreatorBacklash CreatorBacklash: [[spoiler:Comic book guy]], in-universe.



* CreditsPushback: Parodied in "Das Bus" when God revealing the key to salvation to Noah is interrupted by Kent Brockman giving a news teaser.

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* CreditsPushback: CreditsPushback:
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Parodied in "Das Bus" when God revealing the key to salvation to Noah is interrupted by Kent Brockman giving a news teaser.



* CrookedContractor: The repairman from "Homer the Great" says he won't get the parts he needs for the job for [[strike: two]] three weeks, and that's if he orders them today. Which he won't.

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* CrookedContractor: CrookedContractor:
**
The repairman from "Homer the Great" says he won't get the parts he needs for the job for [[strike: two]] three weeks, and that's if he orders them today. Which he won't.



--->'''Burns:''' Oh, I should be resisting this, but I'm paralyzed with rage...and island rhythms!

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--->'''Burns:''' -->'''Burns:''' Oh, I should be resisting this, but I'm paralyzed with rage...and island rhythms!



-->'''Smithers:''' Will you be donating that million dollars now, sir?
-->'''Burns:''' Mmm, no, I'd still prefer not.

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-->'''Smithers:''' Will you be donating that million dollars now, sir?
-->'''Burns:'''
sir?\\
'''Burns:'''
Mmm, no, I'd still prefer not.



-->'''Homer:''' ''(as King Solomon)'' The pie shall be cut in two. ''(takes a knife and cuts a pie in half, then holds up each slice as if offering them)'' Now each man will recieve... ''(withdraws the slices)'' death! I'll eat the pie. ''(scarfs both slices down)''

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-->'''Homer:''' ''(as ''[as King Solomon)'' Solomon]'' The pie shall be cut in two. ''(takes ''[takes a knife and cuts a pie in half, then holds up each slice as if offering them)'' them]'' Now each man will recieve... ''(withdraws ''[withdraws the slices)'' slices]'' death! I'll eat the pie. ''(scarfs ''[scarfs both slices down)''down]''



* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Mostly Moe.

to:

* %%* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Mostly Moe.
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'''Homer:''' Tell that to the good men who just lost their lives. ''(saluting a game piece)'' Semper fi.

to:

'''Homer:''' Tell that to the good men who just lost their lives. ''(saluting ''[saluting a game piece)'' piece]'' Semper fi.



-->'''Boy in remedial class''': I moved here from Canada, and they think I'm slow, eh?

to:

-->'''Boy --->'''Boy in remedial class''': class:''' I moved here from Canada, and they think I'm slow, eh?



-->'''Patty''': Trying to summon Satan.\\
'''Selma''': Nothing good on TV.

to:

-->'''Patty''': -->'''Patty:''' Trying to summon Satan.\\
'''Selma''': '''Selma:''' Nothing good on TV.



-->'''Lisa:''' Um, excuse me, sir, when does the bus get to the museum?\\

to:

-->'''Lisa:''' --->'''Lisa:''' Um, excuse me, sir, when does the bus get to the museum?\\



'''Bus Driver:''' Don't make me tap the sign. ''(points to sign saying "DO NOT TALK TO DRIVER")''\\

to:

'''Bus Driver:''' Don't make me tap the sign. ''(points ''[points to sign saying "DO NOT TALK TO DRIVER")''\\DRIVER"]''\\



'''Bus Driver:''' ''(repeatedly taps the sign)''

to:

'''Bus Driver:''' ''(repeatedly ''[repeatedly taps the sign)''sign]''



** In "Homer vs. Dignity", during the infamous "panda rape" scene, Lisa exclaims, "Something's wrong! Terribly wrong!" Ya think?
** After Lisa's goalkeeping results in a shining victory for her team, Marge praises her performance: "By blocking the net, I really think you helped your team!"
** One episode had Homer attempting to play "Horse Whisperer". His advice? "When the race starts, run real fast!"
** Dr. Marvin Monroe proposed an experiment wherein he would raise a baby to adulthood in a sealed box, providing it only with basic nutrition, along with the occasional icy shower or electric shock. His theory: "The subject will be socially maladjusted, and will harbor a deep resentment towards me".
** ''(after Homer sees his nerd friends from college get mugged by Snake Jailbird)'': "Wait a minute... THAT'S not the wallet inspector..."
** ''(after Homer's brain tells him that finding $20 is better than finding a peanut because $20 will get him a lot of peanuts)'': "Money can be exchanged for goods and services."
** '''Marge''': "Cannons are designed to hurt."
** '''Marge''': "Maybe [what's in your hair] is just shampoo. That washes right out."
** '''Bart''': "What good's a credit card if you can't even use it?" As opposed to what else you'd do with it?
** '''Don Vittorio''' in "Homie the Clown": "To murder a funny man of such genius would be a crime!" Although he may have meant a crime by [[TheMafia Mafia]] standards.

to:

** In "Homer vs. Dignity", during the infamous "panda rape" scene, Lisa exclaims, "Something's scene:
--->'''Lisa:''' Something's
wrong! Terribly wrong!" Ya think?
wrong!
** After Lisa's goalkeeping results in a shining victory for her team, Marge praises her performance: "By performance:
--->'''Marge:''' By
blocking the net, I really think you helped your team!"
team!
** One episode had Homer attempting to play "Horse Whisperer". His advice? "When Whisperer":
--->'''Homer:''' When
the race starts, run real fast!"
fast!
** Dr. Marvin Monroe proposed an experiment wherein he would raise a baby to adulthood in a sealed box, providing it only with basic nutrition, along with the occasional icy shower or electric shock. His theory: "The theory:
--->'''Dr. Monroe:''' The
subject will be socially maladjusted, and will harbor a deep resentment towards me".
me.
** ''(after After Homer sees his nerd friends from college get mugged by Snake Jailbird)'': "Wait Jailbird:
--->'''Homer:''' Wait
a minute... THAT'S not the wallet inspector..."
inspector...
** ''(after After Homer's brain tells him that finding $20 is better than finding a peanut because $20 will get him a lot of peanuts)'': "Money peanuts:
--->'''Homer's brain:''' Money
can be exchanged for goods and services."
services.
** '''Marge''': "Cannons are designed to hurt."
** '''Marge''': "Maybe [what's in your hair] is just shampoo. That washes right out."
** '''Bart''': "What good's a credit card if you can't even use it?" As opposed to what else you'd do with it?
** '''Don Vittorio'''
Don Vittorio in "Homie the Clown": "To Clown":
--->'''Don Vittorio:''' To
murder a funny man of such genius would be a crime!" Although he may have meant a crime by [[TheMafia Mafia]] standards.crime!



---> '''Homer''': Oh, look at me! I'm making people happy! I'm the magical man from Happyland in a gumdrop house on Lollipop Lane! (slams door) (reopens door) Oh, by the way, I was being sarcastic. (slams door)
---> '''Marge''': Well, duh.
** Also, a slightly subtler example from the episode "Bart's Inner Child", overlapping {{Exposition}}:
--->'''Homer''': Well, here we are at the Brad Goodman lecture.
--->'''Lisa''': We know, Dad.
--->'''Homer''': I just thought I'd remind everybody. After all, we did agree to attend this self-help seminar.
--->'''Bart''': [[LampshadeHanging What an odd thing to say...]]

to:

---> '''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' Oh, look at me! I'm making people happy! I'm the magical man from Happyland in a gumdrop house on Lollipop Lane! (slams door) (reopens door) ''[slams door then reopens door]'' Oh, by the way, I was being sarcastic. (slams door)
---> '''Marge''':
''[slams door]''\\
'''Marge:'''
Well, duh.
** Also, a A slightly subtler example from the episode "Bart's Inner Child", overlapping {{Exposition}}:
--->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' Well, here we are at the Brad Goodman lecture.
--->'''Lisa''':
lecture.\\
'''Lisa:'''
We know, Dad.
--->'''Homer''':
Dad.\\
'''Homer:'''
I just thought I'd remind everybody. After all, we did agree to attend this self-help seminar.
--->'''Bart''':
seminar.\\
'''Bart:'''
[[LampshadeHanging What an odd thing to say...]]



--->'''Cult Member''': We're having a free get-acquainted session at our resort this weekend.
--->'''Homer''': How much is this free resort weekend?
--->'''Cult Member''': [[JustifiedTrope It's free.]]
--->'''Homer''': And when is this weekend?
--->'''Cult Member''': It's this weekend.
--->'''Homer''': Uh-huh. And how much does it cost?
--->'''Cult Member''': Um, it's free.
--->'''Homer''': I see. And when is it?
--->'''Cult Member''': It's... this weekend.
--->'''Homer''': And what are you charging for this free weekend?

to:

--->'''Cult Member''': Member:''' We're having a free get-acquainted session at our resort this weekend.
--->'''Homer''':
weekend.\\
'''Homer:'''
How much is this free resort weekend?
--->'''Cult Member''':
weekend?\\
'''Cult Member:'''
[[JustifiedTrope It's free.]]
--->'''Homer''':
]]\\
'''Homer:'''
And when is this weekend?
--->'''Cult Member''':
weekend?\\
'''Cult Member:'''
It's this weekend.
--->'''Homer''':
weekend.\\
'''Homer:'''
Uh-huh. And how much does it cost?
--->'''Cult Member''':
cost?\\
'''Cult Member:'''
Um, it's free.
--->'''Homer''':
free.\\
'''Homer:'''
I see. And when is it?
--->'''Cult Member''':
it?\\
'''Cult Member:'''
It's... this weekend.
--->'''Homer''':
weekend.\\
'''Homer:'''
And what are you charging for this free weekend?



--> '''Homer''': (laughs) He's named after what he is!
* CaptiveDate: Patty and Selma have been known to engage in this (for example, a tech guy who was [[PizzaBoySpecialDelivery lured over to "fix" their television]]).
-->'''Patty''': We have a gentleman caller.
-->'''Tech Guy''': Hey, this TV ain't broke. It's just been unplugged.
-->[Patty closes the door.]
* CaptivityHarmonica: Seen on "Kamp Krusty" during the montage of the miserable time the kids are having. Lampshaded on "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish," when Homer is in jail and asks a prisoner playing the harmonica what he's in here for? The prisoner's answer: "Atmosphere."

to:

--> '''Homer''': (laughs) --->'''Homer:''' ''[laughs]'' He's named after what he is!
** Other Marge examples:
--->'''Marge:''' Cannons are designed to hurt.\\
'''Marge:''' Maybe [what's in your hair] is just shampoo. That washes right out.
* CaptiveDate: Patty and Selma have been known to engage in this (for example, a tech guy who was [[PizzaBoySpecialDelivery lured over to "fix" their television]]).
-->'''Patty''': We have a gentleman caller.
this:
-->'''Tech Guy''': Guy:''' Hey, this TV ain't broke. It's just been unplugged.
-->[Patty
unplugged.\\
''[Patty
closes the door.]
]''
* CaptivityHarmonica: CaptivityHarmonica:
**
Seen on "Kamp Krusty" during the montage of the miserable time the kids are having. having.
**
Lampshaded on "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish," when Homer is in jail and asks a prisoner playing the harmonica what he's in here for? The prisoner's answer: "Atmosphere."



-->"I swear Monty, you are the Devil himself."\\
"*gasp* WHO TOLD YOU--Oh ho ho! Yes, well..."

to:

-->"I swear -->'''Grandma Bouvier:''' I swear, Monty, you are the Devil himself."\\
"*gasp*
\\
'''Monty Burns:''' ''[gasp]''
WHO TOLD YOU--Oh ho ho! Yes, well..."



--> '''Bart''': [[TakeOurWordForIt Ew.]]

to:

--> '''Bart''': -->'''Bart:''' [[TakeOurWordForIt Ew.]]



-->'''Lisa:''' ''I'll be in my room.''
-->'''Homer:''' ''What kind of catchphrase is that?''

to:

-->'''Lisa:''' --->'''Lisa:''' ''I'll be in my room.''
-->'''Homer:'''
''\\
'''Homer:'''
''What kind of catchphrase is that?''



--> '''Bart''': Hey, [=McBain=], I'm a big fan, but your last movie really sucked.
--> '''Rainier''': I know; there were script problems from day one.
--> '''Chief Wiggum''': Yeah, ''I'll'' say. [[Film/LastActionHero "Magic ticket"]], my ass, [=McBain=].
--> '''Rainier''': Maria, my mighty heart is breaking. I'll be in the Humvee.

to:

--> '''Bart''': -->'''Bart:''' Hey, [=McBain=], I'm a big fan, but your last movie really sucked.
--> '''Rainier''':
sucked.\\
'''Rainier:'''
I know; there were script problems from day one.
-->
one.\\
'''Chief Wiggum''': Wiggum:''' Yeah, ''I'll'' say. [[Film/LastActionHero "Magic ticket"]], my ass, [=McBain=].
--> '''Rainier''':
[=McBain=].\\
'''Rainier:'''
Maria, my mighty heart is breaking. I'll be in the Humvee.



-->'''Maude Flanders''': We're talking about S-E-X in front of the C-H-I-L-D-R-E-N.\\
'''Krusty''': The Sex Cauldron? I thought they closed that place down.

to:

-->'''Maude Flanders''': Flanders:''' We're talking about S-E-X in front of the C-H-I-L-D-R-E-N.\\
'''Krusty''': '''Krusty:''' The Sex Cauldron? I thought they closed that place down.



* ChainOfPeople

to:

* %%* ChainOfPeople



-->"Bart" Soldier: "We believe that God's last prophet, Bart Simpson preached a message of tolerance, and love."
-->"Bartman" Soldier: "'''We''' believe the holy [[SomethingPerson Bartman]] preached a message of understanding and peace, before he was betrayed by his follower, Milhouse! And pulled apart by snow-mobiles, until he died."
-->"Bart" Soldiers: "Eat my shorts!!!"
-->"Bartman" Soldiers: "Cowabunga!!!"
-->''fade to black as they charge each other''

to:

-->"Bart" -->'''"Bart"''' Soldier: "We We believe that God's last prophet, Bart Simpson preached a message of tolerance, and love."
-->"Bartman" Soldier: "'''We'''
\\
'''"Bartman" Soldier:''' '''We'''
believe the holy [[SomethingPerson Bartman]] preached a message of understanding and peace, before he was betrayed by his follower, Milhouse! And pulled apart by snow-mobiles, until he died."
-->"Bart" Soldiers: "Eat
\\
'''"Bart" Soldiers:''' Eat
my shorts!!!"
-->"Bartman" Soldiers: "Cowabunga!!!"
-->''fade
shorts!!!\\
'''"Bartman" Soldiers:''' Cowabunga!!!
''[fade
to black as they charge each other''other]''



--> Willie: Bonjouuurrrrrr, ya [[TropeNamer cheese-eating surrender monkeys]]!

to:

--> Willie: -->'''Willie:''' Bonjouuurrrrrr, ya [[TropeNamer cheese-eating surrender monkeys]]!



-->'''Burns:''' Smithers, I've designed a new plane. I call it the "Spruce Moose", and it will carry two hundred passengers from New York's Idyllwild Airport to the Belgian Congo in seventeen minutes!\\

to:

-->'''Burns:''' --->'''Burns:''' Smithers, I've designed a new plane. I call it the "Spruce Moose", and it will carry two hundred passengers from New York's Idyllwild Airport to the Belgian Congo in seventeen minutes!\\



''(Later, near the end of the episode...)''\\

to:

''(Later, ''[Later, near the end of the episode...)''\\]''\\



'''Burns:''' ''(draws gun)'' I said, hop in.

to:

'''Burns:''' ''(draws gun)'' ''[draws gun]'' I said, hop in.



** Feet in "Krusty Gets Busted".

to:

** Feet The size of Krusty's and Sideshow Bob's feet in "Krusty Gets Busted".



--> '''Skinner''': I've just received some rather unusual news regarding your unprecedented A-triple-plus. To be honest, I'm surprised and saddened. Eh, no, not saddened... what's the word? Ah, yes, delighted!
* ChewToy: Hans Moleman, Milhouse and Frank Grimes.
** Bart Simpson sometimes.

to:

--> '''Skinner''': -->'''Skinner:''' I've just received some rather unusual news regarding your unprecedented A-triple-plus. To be honest, I'm surprised and saddened. Eh, no, not saddened... what's the word? Ah, yes, delighted!
* ChewToy: ChewToy:
**
Hans Moleman, Moleman gets grievously injured in each appearance.
**
Milhouse and never has any luck, especially with his family.
**
Frank Grimes.
Grimes exists only to point out Homer's good fortune [[spoiler:and then dies in his only episode.]]
** Bart Simpson sometimes.sometimes when the plot demands it.



--> '''Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire''': Homer works as a mall Santa to keep the family from discovering that he didn't get his Christmas bonus after finding out that Marge blew the family's Christmas money on getting Bart's tattoo removed.\\
'''Marge Be Not Proud''': Bart gets busted for shoplifting at the Try-n-Save, and Marge becomes so depressed that she cuts Bart off from all the holiday fun.\\
'''Miracle on Evergreen Terrace''': Bart accidentally burns down the family's fake Christmas tree, and covers his tracks by saying that burglars robbed them on Christmas Eve.\\
'''Grift of the Magi''': Springfield Elementary gets closed down to a Mafia deal gone bad, but reopens when a toy company uses the school as a focus group to create the holiday season's hottest new item\\
'''Skinner's Sense of Snow''': The kids are snowed in the day before winter break, and Skinner tries to keep them in line.\\
'''She of Little Faith''': After the local church is forced to put up advertising to pay for damages done by Homer's toy rocket, Lisa loses her faith in Christianity (or Presbylutherism, as it's called on this show) and converts to Buddhism with the help of Lenny, Carl, and special guest star Richard Gere.\\
'''[='=]Tis the Fifteenth Season''': A Christmas version of the season five episode, "Homer Loves Flanders" in which Homer becomes the nicest man in the neighborhood after realizing his Yuletide selfishness has made him a jerk.\\
'''Simpsons Christmas Stories''': ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.\\
'''Kill Gil: Volumes 1 and 2''': Resident ButtMonkey Gil Gunderson gets fired as a department store Santa and crashes with The Simpson family for a year, which irritates Marge.\\
'''The Fight Before Christmas''': Another multi-part Christmas episode, which includes a parody of ''Inglorious Basterds'' and guest appearances by celebrity homemaker Martha Stewart and pop singer Music/KatyPerry\\
'''Holidays of Future Passed''': 30 years into the future, Bart and Lisa are parents trying to take care of their rebellious kids while Maggie is a single, pregnant pop singer trying to get to the hospital to have her baby.

to:

--> '''Simpsons ** ''Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire''': Fire:'' Homer works as a mall Santa to keep the family from discovering that he didn't get his Christmas bonus after finding out that Marge blew the family's Christmas money on getting Bart's tattoo removed.\\
'''Marge
removed.
** ''Marge
Be Not Proud''': Proud:'' Bart gets busted for shoplifting at the Try-n-Save, and Marge becomes so depressed that she cuts Bart off from all the holiday fun.\\
'''Miracle
fun.
** ''Miracle
on Evergreen Terrace''': Terrace:'' Bart accidentally burns down the family's fake Christmas tree, and covers his tracks by saying that burglars robbed them on Christmas Eve.\\
'''Grift
Eve.
** ''Grift
of the Magi''': Magi:'' Springfield Elementary gets closed down to a Mafia deal gone bad, but reopens when a toy company uses the school as a focus group to create the holiday season's hottest new item\\
'''Skinner's
item
** ''Skinner's
Sense of Snow''': Snow:'' The kids are snowed in the day before winter break, and Skinner tries to keep them in line.\\
'''She
line.
** ''She
of Little Faith''': Faith:'' After the local church is forced to put up advertising to pay for damages done by Homer's toy rocket, Lisa loses her faith in Christianity (or Presbylutherism, as it's called on this show) and converts to Buddhism with the help of Lenny, Carl, and special guest star Richard Gere.\\
'''[='=]Tis
Gere.
** ''[='=]Tis
the Fifteenth Season''': Season:'' A Christmas version of the season five episode, "Homer Loves Flanders" in which Homer becomes the nicest man in the neighborhood after realizing his Yuletide selfishness has made him a jerk.\\
'''Simpsons
jerk.
** ''Simpsons
Christmas Stories''': ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.\\
'''Kill
Stories:'' ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** ''Kill
Gil: Volumes 1 and 2''': 2:'' Resident ButtMonkey Gil Gunderson gets fired as a department store Santa and crashes with The Simpson family for a year, which irritates Marge.\\
'''The
Marge.
** ''The
Fight Before Christmas''': Christmas:'' Another multi-part Christmas episode, which includes a parody of ''Inglorious Basterds'' and guest appearances by celebrity homemaker Martha Stewart and pop singer Music/KatyPerry\\
'''Holidays
Music/KatyPerry
** ''Holidays
of Future Passed''': Passed:'' 30 years into the future, Bart and Lisa are parents trying to take care of their rebellious kids while Maggie is a single, pregnant pop singer trying to get to the hospital to have her baby.



--> '''Marge''': Why do I always think of the right thing to say when it's too late? "Shut up, Becky!" Ohhhhh, that would've been sweet...

to:

--> '''Marge''': -->'''Marge:''' Why do I always think of the right thing to say when it's too late? "Shut up, Becky!" Ohhhhh, that would've been sweet...



--> '''Bart''': Dad, all that bacon cost twenty-seven dollars.
--> '''Homer''': Yeah, but your ''mom'' paid for that!
--> '''Bart''': But doesn't she get her money from ''you''?
--> '''Homer''': And I get ''my'' money from grease! What's the problem?

to:

--> '''Bart''': -->'''Bart:''' Dad, all that bacon cost twenty-seven dollars.
--> '''Homer''': -->'''Homer:''' Yeah, but your ''mom'' paid for that!
--> '''Bart''': -->'''Bart:''' But doesn't she get her money from ''you''?
--> '''Homer''': -->'''Homer:''' And I get ''my'' money from grease! What's the problem?



--> '''Lisa''': You know, in a way, all Americans are immigrants. Except, of course Native Americans.
--> '''Homer''': Yeah, Native Americans like us.
--> '''Lisa''': No, I mean American Indians.
--> '''Apu''': Like me.

to:

--> '''Lisa''': -->'''Lisa:''' You know, in a way, all Americans are immigrants. Except, of course Native Americans.
--> '''Homer''': -->'''Homer:''' Yeah, Native Americans like us.
--> '''Lisa''': -->'''Lisa:''' No, I mean American Indians.
--> '''Apu''': -->'''Apu:''' Like me.



--> '''Judge Harm''': Furthermore, I hereby garnish your wages until Bart is fully repaid.
--> '''Homer''': Mmmm...garnish.
* TheComicallySerious: Al Gore.

to:

--> '''Judge Harm''': -->'''Judge Harm:''' Furthermore, I hereby garnish your wages until Bart is fully repaid.
--> '''Homer''': Mmmm...-->'''Homer:''' Mmmm... garnish.
* %%* TheComicallySerious: Al Gore.



* CompetitionCouponMadness:
-->'''Bart''': Nice jacket!\\
'''Milhouse''': Thanks, it cost me 50,000 Bazooka Joe comics!

to:

* CompetitionCouponMadness:
-->'''Bart''':
CompetitionCouponMadness: Apparently Bazooka gum gives out much better prizes in the Simpsons universe.
-->'''Bart:'''
Nice jacket!\\
'''Milhouse''': '''Milhouse:''' Thanks, it cost me 50,000 Bazooka Joe comics!



-->'''Comic Book Guy''': As a loyal viewer, I feel they owe me.
-->'''Bart''': What? They've given you thousands of hours of entertainment for free. What could they possibly owe you? I mean, if anything, you owe them!

to:

-->'''Comic Book Guy''': Guy:''' As a loyal viewer, I feel they owe me.
-->'''Bart''': -->'''Bart:''' What? They've given you thousands of hours of entertainment for free. What could they possibly owe you? I mean, if anything, you owe them!



--> '''Bart''': "Don't do what Donny Don't does." (sighs) They could've made this clearer.

to:

--> '''Bart''': -->'''Bart:''' "Don't do what Donny Don't does." (sighs) They could've made this clearer.



* ContagiousCassandraTruth: Lisa discovers that town founder Jebediah Springfield was secretly a villainous pirate. No one believes her story except Homer, who knows Lisa tends to make the right assumptions on these things. They fail to convince anyone else and Homer is stripped of his role in the town parade as punishment. [[spoiler: Subverted when Lisa realises that the museum curator covered it up (he relents, but Lisa decides that the lie inspires the town and leaves things be).]]

to:

* ContagiousCassandraTruth: Lisa discovers that town founder Jebediah Springfield was secretly a villainous pirate. No one believes her story except Homer, who knows Lisa tends to make the right assumptions on these things. They fail to convince anyone else and Homer is stripped of his role in the town parade as punishment. [[spoiler: Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted when Lisa realises that the museum curator covered it up (he relents, but Lisa decides that the lie inspires the town and leaves things be).]]



--> '''Grampa''': You remembered my birthday!
--> '''Bart''': Uh... (sees the twinkle in Grampa's eye) Oh, I sure did! Here's a bus schedule!
--> '''Grampa''': Wow, fits right in my pocket!

to:

--> '''Grampa''': -->'''Grampa:''' You remembered my birthday!
--> '''Bart''': -->'''Bart:''' Uh... (sees the twinkle in Grampa's eye) Oh, I sure did! Here's a bus schedule!
--> '''Grampa''': -->'''Grampa:''' Wow, fits right in my pocket!



-->'''Ned''': Now, just breathe into him every three seconds. Make sure you form a tight seal around his mouth!

to:

-->'''Ned''': -->'''Ned:''' Now, just breathe into him every three seconds. Make sure you form a tight seal around his mouth!



* CrazyPrepared: In "Marge vs. The Monorail", when Lyle Lanley's plane [[spoiler: has to make an unexpected stop in a town where he previously sold a bad monorail to, the citizens just happen to be waiting for his plane to land, one instantly sees that he's in the plane (which is really far away to tell), and they all enter the plane as soon as it lands to give Lyle a beating.]]

to:

* CrazyPrepared: In "Marge vs. The Monorail", when Lyle Lanley's plane [[spoiler: has [[spoiler:has to make an unexpected stop in a town where he previously sold a bad monorail to, the citizens just happen to be waiting for his plane to land, one instantly sees that he's in the plane (which is really far away to tell), and they all enter the plane as soon as it lands to give Lyle a beating.]]



--->'''Hank Hill''': We drove 2,000 miles for THIS?

to:

--->'''Hank Hill''': Hill:''' We drove 2,000 miles for THIS?



--> '''Smithers''': Will you be donating that million dollars now, sir?
--> '''Burns''': Mmm, no, I'd still prefer not.

to:

--> '''Smithers''': -->'''Smithers:''' Will you be donating that million dollars now, sir?
--> '''Burns''': -->'''Burns:''' Mmm, no, I'd still prefer not.



--> '''Bart''': Was that your ad?\\
'''Homer''': ...I don't know.

to:

--> '''Bart''': -->'''Bart:''' Was that your ad?\\
'''Homer''': ...'''Homer:''' ...I don't know.



-->'''Mr. Smithers''': Well, I've gotta go. There's a line forming behind me.

to:

-->'''Mr. Smithers''': Smithers:''' Well, I've gotta go. There's a line forming behind me.



* DanceSensation: "Do the Bartman"!
-->'''Ralph Wiggum:''' That is so 1991.

to:

* DanceSensation: DanceSensation:
**
"Do the Bartman"!
-->'''Ralph --->'''Ralph Wiggum:''' That is so 1991.



-->'''Bart''': I'd like to buy a copy of "Bonestorm." Here's 99 cents.\\
'''Comic Book Guy''': Allow me to summarize the proposed transaction. You wish to purchase "Bonestorm" for 99 cents. Net profit to me: negative 59 dollars.\\

to:

-->'''Bart''': -->'''Bart:''' I'd like to buy a copy of "Bonestorm." Here's 99 cents.\\
'''Comic Book Guy''': Guy:''' Allow me to summarize the proposed transaction. You wish to purchase "Bonestorm" for 99 cents. Net profit to me: negative 59 dollars.\\



'''Comic Book Guy''': Please take my 59 dollars, I don't want it.\\

to:

'''Comic Book Guy''': Guy:''' Please take my 59 dollars, I don't want it.\\



'''Comic Book Guy''': Uh uh - Seeing as [[SarcasmFailure you are unfamiliar with sarcasm]], I shall close the cash register at this point, and state that 99 cents is the rental price.

to:

'''Comic Book Guy''': Guy:''' Uh uh - Seeing as [[SarcasmFailure you are unfamiliar with sarcasm]], I shall close the cash register at this point, and state that 99 cents is the rental price.



--> '''Ned''': God put us here and that's that.\\
'''Todd''': But you said a stork brought me.\\
'''Ned''': Umm... that was God disguised as a stork.\\
'''Rod''': Who brings baby storks?\\
'''Ned''': There's no such thing as storks! It's all God!

to:

--> '''Ned''': -->'''Ned:''' God put us here and that's that.\\
'''Todd''': '''Todd:''' But you said a stork brought me.\\
'''Ned''': '''Ned:''' Umm... that was God disguised as a stork.\\
'''Rod''': '''Rod:''' Who brings baby storks?\\
'''Ned''': '''Ned:''' There's no such thing as storks! It's all God!



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: From "Last of the Red Hat Mamas":
--> '''Announcer''': Welcome back to Fox Sports West II Classic Fox Sports FOX!

to:

* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
**
From "Last of the Red Hat Mamas":
--> '''Announcer''': -->'''Announcer:''' Welcome back to Fox Sports West II Classic Fox Sports FOX!



--> '''Skinner''': Attention, students: This is Principal Skinner, your principal, with a message from the principal's office.

to:

--> '''Skinner''': -->'''Skinner:''' Attention, students: This is Principal Skinner, your principal, with a message from the principal's office.



--> '''Announcer''': The News On Parade Corporation presents: News On Parade! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Corporation... News!]]

to:

--> '''Announcer''': -->'''Announcer:''' The News On Parade Corporation presents: News On Parade! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Corporation... News!]]



--> '''Lenny''': I'm Lenny. This is Carl and Homer. I'm Lenny.

to:

--> '''Lenny''': -->'''Lenny:''' I'm Lenny. This is Carl and Homer. I'm Lenny.



--> '''Protest leader''': What do we want?
--> '''Group''': The gradual phase-out of animal testing over the next three years!
--> '''Protest leader''': When do we want it?
--> '''Group''': ''Over the next three years!''

to:

--> '''Protest leader''': -->'''Protest leader:''' What do we want?
--> '''Group''': -->'''Group:''' The gradual phase-out of animal testing over the next three years!
--> '''Protest leader''': -->'''Protest leader:''' When do we want it?
--> '''Group''': -->'''Group:''' ''Over the next three years!''



--> '''Announcer''': Tonight, on "Rock Bottom": We go undercover at a ''sex'' farm for ''sex'' hookers!

to:

--> '''Announcer''': -->'''Announcer:''' Tonight, on "Rock Bottom": We go undercover at a ''sex'' farm for ''sex'' hookers!



--> '''Homer''': I can't let that happen, I won't let that happen, and I can't let that happen!

to:

--> '''Homer''': -->'''Homer:''' I can't let that happen, I won't let that happen, and I can't let that happen!



--> '''Moe''': I'm just going to die lonely, and ugly, and dead.

to:

--> '''Moe''': -->'''Moe:''' I'm just going to die lonely, and ugly, and dead.



--> '''Homer''': Did you hear that Foxy, the Fox Network fox?

to:

--> '''Homer''': -->'''Homer:''' Did you hear that Foxy, the Fox Network fox?



-->'''Bart''': And then what happened?\\
'''Marge''': They had 30 sons and 30 daughters.\\
'''Bart''': What were their names?

to:

-->'''Bart''': -->'''Bart:''' And then what happened?\\
'''Marge''': '''Marge:''' They had 30 sons and 30 daughters.\\
'''Bart''': '''Bart:''' What were their names?



-->'''Marge''': Hmmm. Should the Simpsons get a horse?\\
'''Comic Book Guy''': Excuse me, I believe this family already had a horse, and the expense forced Homer to work at the Kwik-E-Mart, with [[HilarityEnsues hilarious consequences.]]

to:

-->'''Marge''': -->'''Marge:''' Hmmm. Should the Simpsons get a horse?\\
'''Comic Book Guy''': Guy:''' Excuse me, I believe this family already had a horse, and the expense forced Homer to work at the Kwik-E-Mart, with [[HilarityEnsues hilarious consequences.]]



-->'''Grampa''': Son, don't go up that mountain! You'll die up there like I did!\\
'''Homer''': You? Did?\\
'''Grampa''': Sure.
* DietEpisode: Homer went on one in "Brush With Greatness" after he got stuck in a water slide at a water park.

to:

-->'''Grampa''': -->'''Grampa:''' Son, don't go up that mountain! You'll die up there like I did!\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' You? Did?\\
'''Grampa''': '''Grampa:''' Sure.
* DietEpisode: DietEpisode:
**
Homer went on one in "Brush With Greatness" after he got stuck in a water slide at a water park.



--->'''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'')

to:

--->'''Krabappel''': --->'''Krabappel:''' Hey! I'm not the coach! There is no coach!
--->'''Nelson''': --->'''Nelson:''' I know... I just wanted to see if you were wearing a bra.
--->(''Krabappel --->''[Krabappel puts a hand to her chest and smiles at Nelson'')Nelson]''



-->'''Bart''': Lisa in trouble? The ironing is delicious.\\
'''Lisa''': The word is irony!\\
'''Bart''': Huh?

to:

-->'''Bart''': -->'''Bart:''' Lisa in trouble? The ironing is delicious.\\
'''Lisa''': '''Lisa:''' The word is irony!\\
'''Bart''': '''Bart:''' Huh?



--> '''Homer''': How ironic: He's blind, after a lifetime of being able to see.

to:

--> '''Homer''': -->'''Homer:''' How ironic: He's blind, after a lifetime of being able to see.



-->'''Marge''': ''[with obviously feigned enthusiasm]'' ''Ooooooooooooooh.''
-->'''Herb''': Marge, you don't have to humor me.
-->'''Marge''': I dunno, it's pretty ingrained.

to:

-->'''Marge''': -->'''Marge:''' ''[with obviously feigned enthusiasm]'' ''Ooooooooooooooh.''
-->'''Herb''': -->'''Herb:''' Marge, you don't have to humor me.
-->'''Marge''': -->'''Marge:''' I dunno, it's pretty ingrained.



--> '''Kent Brockman''': Hehe. That's great, Arnie.

to:

--> '''Kent Brockman''': -->'''Kent Brockman:''' Hehe. That's great, Arnie.



23rd Mar '18 9:19:28 PM Andooks
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* DistractedByTheSexy:
** In the episode "Bart After Dark", Homer attempts to chastise Belle for allowing Bart to work at her burlesque house, but has difficulty doing so while watching Princess Kashmir exhibition.
** "A Star Is Born Again": when Sara Sloane's wearing a somewhat revealing outfit, Homer drolls a little over her and drops his nachos when he trips over. He swaps between whining over his nachos and drooling over Sara's breasts.
12th Mar '18 7:45:19 PM nombretomado
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* CarpetRolledCorpse: In a TreehouseOfHorror segment there's a BottomlessPit in the woods near Springfield where people dump stuff they don't want anybody to ever find. We see the Springfield Mafia dump a carpet (presumably with body enclosed) down the pit.

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* CarpetRolledCorpse: In a TreehouseOfHorror WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror segment there's a BottomlessPit in the woods near Springfield where people dump stuff they don't want anybody to ever find. We see the Springfield Mafia dump a carpet (presumably with body enclosed) down the pit.
18th Feb '18 12:55:52 PM StarSword
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* DisabilityAlibi: In "Who Shot Mr. Burns Part 2", Groundskeeper Willie is cleared as a potential suspect due to being medically certified to be unable to use a gun from playing too much ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' in his youth.
2nd Feb '18 12:24:08 AM Cryoclaste
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* DoorClosesEnding: TheGodfather's final shot is homaged in the ending of a mafia-themed episode, with Lisa in the role of Kay. Subverted as the door opens again to reveal Michael is playing with his toys.

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* DoorClosesEnding: TheGodfather's ''Film/TheGodfather'''s final shot is homaged in the ending of a mafia-themed episode, with Lisa in the role of Kay. Subverted as the door opens again to reveal Michael is playing with his toys.
21st Jan '18 7:56:19 AM jeez
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*CharacterActionTitle: Several episodes follow this trend.
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