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4th Dec '17 2:38:44 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ContagiousCassandraTruth: Lisa discovers that town founder Jebediah Springfield was secretly a villainous pirate. No one believes her story except Homer, who is GenreSavvy enough to know 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).]]

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* ContagiousCassandraTruth: Lisa discovers that town founder Jebediah Springfield was secretly a villainous pirate. No one believes her story except Homer, who is GenreSavvy enough to know 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).]]
27th Nov '17 6:24:14 AM CosmicFerret
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** Any Halloween special will have the Simpsons theme played in a Halloween style. From 1990 to 2003, it was typically a harpsichord arrangement usually with eerie whistling, played at the same tempo as the normal theme. Beginning in 2005, the main Halloween end credits theme was a slower, somber string-based version. A couple of episodes used a variant parodying ''TheAddamsFamily'' theme song.

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** Any Halloween special will have the Simpsons theme played in a Halloween style. From 1990 to 2003, it was typically a harpsichord arrangement usually with eerie whistling, played at the same tempo as the normal theme. Beginning in 2005, the main Halloween end credits theme was a slower, somber string-based version. A couple of episodes used a variant parodying ''TheAddamsFamily'' ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' theme song.
18th Sep '17 5:27:55 AM jormis29
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** "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular": Troy [=McClure=] hosts a retrospective of ''The Simpsons'', which shows how the family first started out as filler on ''The Tracy Ullman Show'' before becoming a half-hour show. Includes viewer mail about Homer's stupidity, how long does it take to make one episode, and Smithers' [[AmbiguouslyGay ambiguous homosexuality]], a reel of actual deleted scenes (including Homer's head being used as a bowling ball in Hell in "The Devil and Homer Simpson," James Bond losing a poker game at Mr. Burns' casino in "$pringfield," and, most famous of all, The Robotic Richard Simmons on "Burns' Heir"), and "Hardcore[[note]]PG-rated hardcore[[/note]] nudity!"

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** "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular": Troy [=McClure=] hosts a retrospective of ''The Simpsons'', which shows how the family first started out as filler on ''The Tracy Ullman Show'' ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' before becoming a half-hour show. Includes viewer mail about Homer's stupidity, how long does it take to make one episode, and Smithers' [[AmbiguouslyGay ambiguous homosexuality]], a reel of actual deleted scenes (including Homer's head being used as a bowling ball in Hell in "The Devil and Homer Simpson," James Bond losing a poker game at Mr. Burns' casino in "$pringfield," and, most famous of all, The Robotic Richard Simmons on "Burns' Heir"), and "Hardcore[[note]]PG-rated hardcore[[/note]] nudity!"
15th Sep '17 1:19:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* DeadPartner: A RunningGag in the show are snippets from the fictional ''[=McBain=]'' movie, essentially an Arnold Schwarzenegger parody. Grizzled CowboyCop [=McBain=] loses his old partner in a hit arranged by his arch-enemy, the drug-dealing Senator Mendoza. For bonus points, the partner in question is A] [[BlackDudeDiesFirst black]], B] [[{{Retirony}} due to retire in a few days]], and C] [[FatalFamilyPhoto shows McBain a picture of his family]] right before he dies.
25th Aug '17 3:01:39 PM N8han11
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* CarnivoreConfusion: A rare human example is lampshaded in ''A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again'' when someone offscreen says [[{{Squick}} "I think I ate people meat!"]]

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* CarnivoreConfusion: A rare human example is lampshaded in ''A "A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again'' Again" when someone offscreen says [[{{Squick}} "I think I ate people meat!"]]



* ComicallyCrossEyed: In "Last Exit To Springfield" Principal Skinner tells a pupil to ''put his eyes straight''. When he answers: ''But I can't'', he realizes his mistake and says: ''Oops, sorry Quigley!''

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* ComicallyCrossEyed: In "Last Exit To Springfield" Springfield", Principal Skinner tells a pupil to ''put "put his eyes straight''. straight". When he answers: ''But "But I can't'', can't", he realizes his mistake and says: ''Oops, "Oops, sorry Quigley!''Quigley!"
25th Aug '17 2:20:06 PM N8han11
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* CannotTellAJoke: Homer fails at humorous limericks. He tries to disprove this by saying "There once was a man from, I think it was Nantucket. And anyway, he had this interesting characteristic..." At this point he can't remember the rest, and Lenny and Carl just snicker at him.
** Principal Skinner. It takes him less than 30 seconds to screw up the WhosOnFirst routine he is doing with Superindentent Chalmers by explaining that he doesn't mean the pronoun 'who' but rather that there is a player with the unlikely surname of 'Who' playing first base.
* CanonDiscontinuity: "The Principle and the Pauper." Even Matt Groening regards the episode as a mistake. Also Snowball II's death, which mentions the Skinner thing.

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* CannotTellAJoke: CannotTellAJoke:
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Homer fails at humorous limericks. He tries to disprove this by saying "There once was a man from, I think it was Nantucket. And anyway, he had this interesting characteristic..." At this point he can't remember the rest, and Lenny and Carl just snicker at him.
** It takes Principal Skinner. It takes him Skinner less than 30 seconds to screw up the WhosOnFirst routine he is doing with Superindentent Chalmers Superintendent Chalmers, by explaining that he doesn't mean the pronoun 'who' but rather that there is a player with the unlikely surname of 'Who' playing first base.
* CanonDiscontinuity: "The Principle Principal and the Pauper." Pauper". Even Matt Groening regards the episode as a mistake. Also Snowball II's death, which mentions the Skinner thing. mistake.
16th Jul '17 6:11:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* CultureChopSuey: Lampshaded in "Lisa Gets an A" where Lisa is playing a video game based on the ThemePark version of [[LandDownunder Australia]] (and a very blatant parody of Franchise/CrashBandicoot). She is killed by a group of koalas dressed as ninjas, leading her to remark, [[LampshadeHanging "Nunchucks? Those aren't even Australian!"]]

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* CultureChopSuey: Lampshaded in "Lisa Gets an A" where Lisa is playing a video game based on the ThemePark version TheThemeParkVersion of [[LandDownunder Australia]] (and a very blatant parody of Franchise/CrashBandicoot). She is killed by a group of koalas dressed as ninjas, leading her to remark, [[LampshadeHanging "Nunchucks? Those aren't even Australian!"]]
2nd Jul '17 8:45:52 PM foxley
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* CaughtInTheBadPartOfTown: In "Lost Our Lisa", Lisa gets stranded on the WrongSideOfTheTracks after getting on the bus. She has to trek back through Springfield's surprising number of bad neighborhoods while Homer searches for her.

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* CaughtInTheBadPartOfTown: In "Lost Our Lisa", Lisa gets stranded on the WrongSideOfTheTracks after getting on the wrong bus. She has to trek back through Springfield's surprising number of bad neighborhoods while Homer searches for her.
2nd Jul '17 8:44:14 PM foxley
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* CaughtInTheBadPartOfTown: In "Lost Our Lisa", Lisa gets stranded on the WrongSideOfTheTracks after getting on the bus. She has to trek back through Springfield's surprising number of bad neighborhoods while Homer searches for her.
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.
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