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* HangingUpOnTheGrimReaper: In ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E1TreehouseOfHorrorXIV XIV]]'' (during the segment "Reaper Madness"), the Grim Reaper comes to the Simpson house to take Bart's soul. After a goofy chase scene, Homer saves his son by [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu bludgeoning the Reaper to death]].
2nd Apr '18 2:03:27 PM xcountryguy
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--->'''Homer''': ''[crossing fingers]'' Please, please, please, please, please!\\
'''Lisa''': Dad, you know you won!\\
'''Homer''': Don't jinx it!

to:

--->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' ''[crossing fingers]'' Please, please, please, please, please!\\
'''Lisa''': '''Lisa:''' Dad, you know you won!\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' Don't jinx it!



-->'''Ranier''': Bart, your little tie makes me smile.
-->'''Bart''': Excuse me, but you don't sound as tough as you do in the movies.
-->'''Ranier''': [threatening] If you don't shut your big yap, I will rip off your face and use it as a napkin.
-->[pause, and then everyone laughs]
-->'''Ranier''': [serious again] Laughing time is over.

to:

-->'''Ranier''': --->'''Ranier:''' Bart, your little tie makes me smile.
-->'''Bart''':
smile.\\
'''Bart:'''
Excuse me, but you don't sound as tough as you do in the movies.
-->'''Ranier''': [threatening]
movies.\\
'''Ranier:''' ''[threatening]''
If you don't shut your big yap, I will rip off your face and use it as a napkin.
-->[pause,
napkin.\\
''[pause,
and then everyone laughs]
-->'''Ranier''':
laughs]''\\
'''Ranier:'''
[serious again] Laughing time is over.



-->'''Homer''': OK son, just remember to have fun out there today. And if you lose, I'll kill you!
-->[everyone laughs]
-->'''Bart''': [good-humored] Oh, Dad.
-->'''Homer''': [looks menacingly at Bart]
-->'''Bart''': [cringes]

to:

-->'''Homer''': OK --->'''Homer:''' OK, son, just remember to have fun out there today. And if you lose, I'll kill you!
-->[everyone laughs]
-->'''Bart''': [good-humored]
you!\\
''[everyone laughs]''\\
'''Bart:''' ''[good-humored]''
Oh, Dad.
-->'''Homer''': [looks
Dad.\\
'''Homer:''' ''[looks
menacingly at Bart]
-->'''Bart''': [cringes]
Bart]''\\
'''Bart:''' ''[cringes]''



--> '''Homer''' (on a rickety boat about to go over a waterfall): So, do you think they settled that bag boy strike yet?

to:

--> '''Homer''' (on -->'''Homer:''' ''[on a rickety boat about to go over a waterfall): waterfall]'' So, do you think they settled that bag boy strike yet?



-->Goodbye Cruel World! ''(falls into the ball)'' Hello ironic twist!

to:

-->Goodbye Cruel World! ''(falls ''[falls into the ball)'' ball]'' Hello ironic twist!



-->Have no fear, the Cosmic Fool is here, to blow the lid off your conformist button-down world!

to:

-->Have -->'''Homer:''' Have no fear, the Cosmic Fool is here, to blow the lid off your conformist conformist, button-down world!



--> '''Rude''': When was your first gay experience?
--> '''Burns''': Oh, well, when I was six, my father took me on a picnic. That was a gay old time! Oh-ho, I ate my share of wieners that day.

to:

--> '''Rude''': --->'''Rude:''' When was your first gay experience?
--> '''Burns''':
experience?\\
'''Burns:'''
Oh, well, when I was six, my father took me on a picnic. That was a gay old time! Oh-ho, I ate my share of wieners that day.



---> '''Homer:''' You know, Bart, when I was your age, I pulled a few boners.

to:

---> '''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' You know, Bart, when I was your age, I pulled a few boners.



--->'''Ned''': Now, some of us pull a few boners now and then, go off half-cocked, make asses of ourselves...

to:

--->'''Ned''': --->'''Ned:''' Now, some of us pull a few boners now and then, go off half-cocked, make asses of ourselves...



* HenpeckedHusband: Charles Heathbar (played by Creator/RickyGervais) from "Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife".

to:

%% * HenpeckedHusband: Charles Heathbar (played by Creator/RickyGervais) from "Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife".



--> '''Homer''': *sobbing passionately* You... can't... do... that.

to:

--> '''Homer''': *sobbing passionately* --->'''Homer''': ''[sobbing passionately]'' You... can't... do... that.



--> '''Homer''': (weakly) This is NOT happening! This is NOT happening!

to:

--> '''Homer''': (weakly) --->'''Homer:''' ''[weakly]'' This is NOT happening! This is NOT happening!



** Lenny and Carl, anyone?
-->'''Lenny''': Even Bart was splashing the cash. He once paid $100 to me and Carl [[HoYay to kiss each other.]]
-->'''Carl''': Hey did we ever get that money?
-->'''Both''': [concerned look]

to:

** Lenny and Carl, anyone?
-->'''Lenny''':
Homer's co-workers.
--->'''Lenny:'''
Even Bart was splashing the cash. He once paid $100 to me and Carl [[HoYay to kiss each other.]]
-->'''Carl''':
]]\\
'''Carl:'''
Hey did we ever get that money?
-->'''Both''':
money?\\
'''Both:'''
[concerned look]



--> '''Marge''': You know, Homie, a lot of men use their Saturdays to do things around the house; hint, ''hint''!
--> '''Homer''': But Marge, I'm not like other men. That's why you buy my pants at that special store!

to:

--> '''Marge''': -->'''Marge:''' You know, Homie, a lot of men use their Saturdays to do things around the house; hint, ''hint''!
--> '''Homer''':
''hint''!\\
'''Homer:'''
But Marge, I'm not like other men. That's why you buy my pants at that special store!



--> '''Sideshow Bob''': I WANTED A ROOM WITH A FIREPLACE, YOU BLASTED MONKEY! (realizes Selma is capturing him on camera) Oh Selma dear... I was just chatting with my good friend... (looks at his name tag) Dennis! Now, smile for the camera, there's a good lad! (Dennis struggles to produce a nervous smile)

to:

--> '''Sideshow Bob''': --->'''Sideshow Bob:''' I WANTED A ROOM WITH A FIREPLACE, YOU BLASTED MONKEY! (realizes ''[realizes Selma is capturing him on camera) Oh camera]'' Oh, Selma dear... I was just chatting with my good friend... (looks ''[looks at his name tag) tag]'' Dennis! Now, smile for the camera, there's a good lad! (Dennis ''[Dennis struggles to produce a nervous smile)smile]''



* HulkSpeak:
** A horse in "E-i-e-i-(Annoyed Grunt)" that has become addicted to [[GRatedDrug Tomacco]] falls into this, with terrifying results.
** -->'''''(low roar) TOMACCOOOOO!'''''

to:

* HulkSpeak:
**
HulkSpeak: A horse in "E-i-e-i-(Annoyed Grunt)" that has become addicted to [[GRatedDrug Tomacco]] falls into this, with terrifying results.
** -->'''''(low roar) TOMACCOOOOO!'''''-->'''''TOMACCOOOOO!'''''



-->'''Prosecutor''': Krusty, will you point out Exhibit B?\\
'''Krusty''': Huh, wh- what do you mean?\\
'''Prosecutor''': The one with the big "B" on it.\\
'''Krusty''': Uh, uh---\\
'''Prosecutor''': What's the matter, can't you read?\\
'''Krusty''': (distraughtedly) No, I can't, I'm totally illiterate! Are you happy?\\
'''Prosecutor''': Could it be that the "king of children's literacy" is illiterate himself?\\
'''Krusty''': Is it a crime to be illiterate?\\
'''Prosecutor''': Alright, alright, so Krusty, this is a "B", and this is Exhibit B: betting slips! Indicating to this court that you have lost substantial amounts of money wagering on sports events.\\
'''Krusty''': Is it a crime to bet on sporting events?\\
'''Prosecutor''': Yes, it is!

to:

-->'''Prosecutor''': --->'''Prosecutor:''' Krusty, will you point out Exhibit B?\\
'''Krusty''': '''Krusty:''' Huh, wh- what do you mean?\\
'''Prosecutor''': '''Prosecutor:''' The one with the big "B" on it.\\
'''Krusty''': '''Krusty:''' Uh, uh---\\
'''Prosecutor''': '''Prosecutor:''' What's the matter, can't you read?\\
'''Krusty''': (distraughtedly) '''Krusty:''' ''[distraught]'' No, I can't, I'm totally illiterate! Are you happy?\\
'''Prosecutor''': '''Prosecutor:''' Could it be that the "king of children's literacy" is illiterate himself?\\
'''Krusty''': '''Krusty:''' Is it a crime to be illiterate?\\
'''Prosecutor''': '''Prosecutor:''' Alright, alright, so Krusty, this is a "B", and this is Exhibit B: betting slips! Indicating to this court that you have lost substantial amounts of money wagering on sports events.\\
'''Krusty''': '''Krusty:''' Is it a crime to bet on sporting events?\\
'''Prosecutor''': '''Prosecutor:''' Yes, it is!
2nd Apr '18 11:14:28 AM xcountryguy
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--> ''In today’s news, a two-ton rhino escaped from the Springfield zoo. But zoo officials were quick to act, and Petunia, as she is known, is safely back in captivity. In other news, a three-ton rhino that escaped from the zoo last week is still at large.''

to:

--> ''In --->'''Kent Brockman:''' In today’s news, a two-ton rhino escaped from the Springfield zoo. But zoo officials were quick to act, and Petunia, as she is known, is safely back in captivity. In other news, a three-ton rhino that escaped from the zoo last week is still at large.''



-->'''Wiggum:''' Everybody's heard of an angel, who ever heard of a "neanderthal?"

to:

-->'''Wiggum:''' --->'''Wiggum:''' Everybody's heard of an angel, who ever heard of a "neanderthal?"



--> '''Sideshow Bob''': Madam, your children are ''no more''.... (camera pans back to reveal he's holding Bart and Lisa by the ears) than a pair of ill-bred troublemakers!
--> '''Homer''': Lisa too?
--> '''Sideshow Bob''': ''Especially'' Lisa! But '''especially''' Bart!

to:

--> '''Sideshow Bob''': -->'''Sideshow Bob:''' Madam, your children are ''no more''.... (camera ''[camera pans back to reveal he's holding Bart and Lisa by the ears) ears]'' than a pair of ill-bred troublemakers!
--> '''Homer''':
troublemakers!\\
'''Homer:'''
Lisa too?
-->
too?\\
'''Sideshow Bob''': Bob:''' ''Especially'' Lisa! But '''especially''' Bart!



-->'''Burns''': Since the beginning of time, man has yearned to destroy the sun. I will do the next best thing -- block it out!\\
'''Smithers''': Good God!\\
'''Burns''': Imagine it, Smithers. Electric lights and heaters running all day long.\\
'''Smithers''': But sir! Every plant and tree will die! Owls will deafen us with incessant hooting! [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking The town's sundial will be useless!]] I don't want any part of this project, it's unconscionably fiendish.\\
'''Burns''': I will not tolerate this insubordination! There has been a shocking decline in the quantity and quality of your toadying, Waylon, and you will fall into line, now!\\
'''Smithers''': No Monty, I won't. Not until you step back from the brink of insanity.\\
'''Burns''': I will do no such thing. You're fired.

to:

-->'''Burns''': --->'''Burns:''' Since the beginning of time, man has yearned to destroy the sun. I will do the next best thing -- block it out!\\
'''Smithers''': '''Smithers:''' Good God!\\
'''Burns''': '''Burns:''' Imagine it, Smithers. Electric lights and heaters running all day long.\\
'''Smithers''': But '''Smithers:''' But, sir! Every plant and tree will die! Owls will deafen us with incessant hooting! [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking The town's sundial will be useless!]] I don't want any part of this project, it's unconscionably fiendish.\\
'''Burns''': '''Burns:''' I will not tolerate this insubordination! There has been a shocking decline in the quantity and quality of your toadying, Waylon, and you will fall into line, now!\\
'''Smithers''': No '''Smithers:''' No, Monty, I won't. Not until you step back from the brink of insanity.\\
'''Burns''': '''Burns:''' I will do no such thing. You're fired.



-->'''Carl:''' ''([[AsideGlance glances]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall to the viewer]])'' [[AsideComment See, this is why I don't talk much.]]

to:

-->'''Carl:''' ''([[AsideGlance glances]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall to the viewer]])'' viewer)'' [[AsideComment See, this is why I don't talk much.]]



-->'''Lisa''': You're not just evil, you're worse than evil. Even when you think you're being good you end up being even more evil.

to:

-->'''Lisa''': -->'''Lisa:''' You're not just evil, you're worse than evil. Even when you think you're being good you end up being even more evil.



--> '''Marge''': Homer! Did you tell the mafia they could eliminate my competitors with savage beatings and attempted murder?
--> '''Homer''': In ''those'' words? Yes.

to:

--> '''Marge''': --->'''Marge:''' Homer! Did you tell the mafia they could eliminate my competitors with savage beatings and attempted murder?
--> '''Homer''':
murder?\\
'''Homer:'''
In ''those'' words? Yes.



* ExecutiveMeddling: Parodied InUniverse and given quite a TakeThat in ''Everyman''. The reason Everyman was so popular was that he was otherwise a loser with an unathletic body. Homer is casted for the movie precisely because of he being overweight. But meddlers decide that Homer needs to go through a physical conditioning. It works, but then - it being Homer - it fails. The final result [[spoiler: a 200 million dollar superhero movie in which the main actor swaps between very muscular and very fat every two frames. It's so terrible that it forces Comic Book Guy to give it CreatorBacklash.]]

to:

* ExecutiveMeddling: Parodied InUniverse and given quite a TakeThat in ''Everyman''. The reason Everyman was so popular was that he was otherwise a loser with an unathletic body. Homer is casted for the movie precisely because of he being overweight. But meddlers decide that Homer needs to go through a physical conditioning. It works, but then - it being Homer - it fails. The final result [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a 200 million dollar superhero movie in which the main actor swaps between very muscular and very fat every two frames. It's so terrible that it forces Comic Book Guy to give it CreatorBacklash.]]



--> '''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''': What an ''odd'' thing to say...

to:

--> '''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:'''
What an ''odd'' thing to say...



* ExtremeDoormat: Bart becomes one (at Lisa's suggestion, no less) in "Bart's Inner Child", when the rest of Springfield start acting as impulsive as him.
-->'''Bart:''' Sounds good, sis. Just tell me what to do.

to:

* ExtremeDoormat: ExtremeDoormat:
**
Bart becomes one (at Lisa's suggestion, no less) in "Bart's Inner Child", when the rest of Springfield start acting as impulsive as him.
-->'''Bart:''' --->'''Bart:''' Sounds good, sis. Just tell me what to do.do.
** Smithers is professionally a toady to Mr. Burns.



-->'''Milhouse:''' Oh, Lisa! I've got an extra seat, and you've got an extra lunch. [''chuckles''] Catch my drift? [''chuckles, waggles eyebrows'']\\
'''Principal Skinner:''' Milhouse! Lower those eyebrows! [''Milhouse lowers one eyebrow''] And the other one! [''Milhouse lowers the other one'']

to:

-->'''Milhouse:''' Oh, Lisa! I've got an extra seat, and you've got an extra lunch. [''chuckles''] ''[chuckles]'' Catch my drift? [''chuckles, ''[chuckles, waggles eyebrows'']\\
eyebrows]''\\
'''Principal Skinner:''' Milhouse! Lower those eyebrows! [''Milhouse ''[Milhouse lowers one eyebrow''] eyebrow]'' And the other one! [''Milhouse ''[Milhouse lowers the other one'']one]''



--> '''Krusty''': For you fat kids, my exclusive program of diet and ridicule will really get results!

to:

--> '''Krusty''': --->'''Krusty:''' For you fat kids, my exclusive program of diet and ridicule will really get results!



-->'''Scorpio''': Hey, Homer, what's your least-favourite country: Italy or [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys France]]?
-->'''Homer''': France.
-->'''Scorpio''': Ha ha ha!... Nobody ever says Italy...

to:

-->'''Scorpio''': --->'''Scorpio:''' Hey, Homer, what's your least-favourite country: Italy or [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys France]]?
-->'''Homer''': France.
-->'''Scorpio''':
France]]?\\
'''Homer:''' France.\\
'''Scorpio:'''
Ha ha ha!... Nobody ever says Italy...



--->"Homer, on your way out, if you could kill someone it would help me a lot."

to:

--->"Homer, --->'''Scorpio:''' Homer, on your way out, if you could kill someone it would help me a lot."



--> '''Marge''': Copyright: 1968. Determined or not, that cat must be long dead. That's kind of a downer...

to:

--> '''Marge''': -->'''Marge:''' Copyright: 1968. Determined or not, that cat must be long dead. That's kind of a downer...



--> '''[[ItMakesSenseInContext Guy in Restroom Stall]]:''' ''(in response to said speech)'' That's a ''right'' triangle, you idiot!

to:

--> '''[[ItMakesSenseInContext -->'''[[ItMakesSenseInContext Guy in Restroom Stall]]:''' ''(in ''[in response to said speech)'' speech]'' That's a ''right'' triangle, you idiot!



---> '''Mobster:''' "''I thought you said he was dead, boss!''"
---> '''Fat Tony:''' "''No, I said he sleeps with the fishes.''"

to:

---> '''Mobster:''' "''I --->'''Mobster:''' ''I thought you said he was dead, boss!''"
--->
boss!''\\
'''Fat Tony:''' "''No, ''No, I said he sleeps with the fishes.''"''



--> '''Bart:''' He'll pay more money if he thinks the bear's in danger.

to:

--> ---> '''Bart:''' He'll pay more money if he thinks the bear's in danger.



-->'''Number One''': All Stonecutters must take the Leap of Faith. If you survive this five-story plunge, your character will be proven.\\
''Homer whimpers''\\
'''Moe''': Happy landings! ''pushes him''\\
''Homer falls two feet onto the floor; everyone laughs''\\
''the floor collapses and Homer falls through with a yell and a crash -- five times consecutively''\\
'''Homer''': ''from the bottom'' I think I have to do it again. My blindfold came off.
** Another Simpsons episode has Homer & Marge talking about the terrible shape their house is in, and just then Bart falls halfway into the kitchen from the 2nd floor. "Little help?" Marge pushes him back up the newly created hole with a broom handle.

to:

-->'''Number One''': --->'''Number One:''' All Stonecutters must take the Leap of Faith. If you survive this five-story plunge, your character will be proven.\\
''Homer whimpers''\\
''[Homer whimpers]''\\
'''Moe''': Happy landings! ''pushes him''\\
''Homer
''[pushes him]''\\
''[Homer
falls two feet onto the floor; everyone laughs''\\
''the
laughs]''\\
''[the
floor collapses and Homer falls through with a yell and a crash -- five times consecutively''\\
'''Homer''': ''from
consecutively]''\\
'''Homer:''' ''[from
the bottom'' bottom]'' I think I have to do it again. My blindfold came off.
** Another Simpsons episode has Homer & Marge talking about the terrible shape their house is in, and just then Bart falls halfway into the kitchen from the 2nd floor. "Little help?" Marge pushes him back up the newly created hole with a broom handle.



* FloweryElizabethanEnglish: When they're at a Renaissance Faire.
-->'''Doris''': Yon meat, 'tis sweet as summer's wafting breeze.
-->'''Homer''': Can I have some?
-->'''Doris''': Mine ears are only open to the pleas of those who speak [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe ye olde English.]]
-->'''Homer''': Sweet maiden of the spit, grant now my boon, that I might sup on suckling pig this noon.
-->'''Doris''': Whatever.

to:

* FloweryElizabethanEnglish: FloweryElizabethanEnglish:
**
When they're at a Renaissance Faire.
-->'''Doris''': --->'''Doris:''' Yon meat, 'tis sweet as summer's wafting breeze.
-->'''Homer''':
breeze.\\
'''Homer:'''
Can I have some?
-->'''Doris''':
some?\\
'''Doris:'''
Mine ears are only open to the pleas of those who speak [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe ye olde English.]]
-->'''Homer''':
]]\\
'''Homer:'''
Sweet maiden of the spit, grant now my boon, that I might sup on suckling pig this noon.
-->'''Doris''':
noon.\\
'''Doris:'''
Whatever.



--> '''Comic Book Guy''': Verily, I declare that the earth revolves around the sun, and not t'other way 'round.
--> '''Lindsay''': Stop looking down my blouse, Copernicus.
--> '''Comic Book Guy''': Forsooth, mine eyes doth rove of their own accord.

to:

--> '''Comic --->'''Comic Book Guy''': Guy:''' Verily, I declare that the earth revolves around the sun, and not t'other way 'round.
--> '''Lindsay''':
'round.\\
'''Lindsay:'''
Stop looking down my blouse, Copernicus.
-->
Copernicus.\\
'''Comic Book Guy''': Guy:''' Forsooth, mine eyes doth rove of their own accord.



--> '''Homer''': Boy, you don't have to follow in ''my'' footsteps.\\
'''Bart''': Don't worry; I don't even like using the bathroom after you.\\
'''Homer''': [[RunningGag Why you little- ]]!

to:

--> '''Homer''': -->'''Homer:''' Boy, you don't have to follow in ''my'' footsteps.\\
'''Bart''': '''Bart:''' Don't worry; I don't even like using the bathroom after you.\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' [[RunningGag Why you little- ]]!



--> '''Homer''': Lousy lovable dog.

to:

--> '''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' Lousy lovable dog.



-->'''Headmistress:''' Young lady, this is not an olive fork. here's a simple trick to help you remember. ''(jabs fork into Helen's hand)''

to:

-->'''Headmistress:''' --->'''Headmistress:''' Young lady, this is not an olive fork. here's a simple trick to help you remember. ''(jabs ''[jabs fork into Helen's hand)''hand]''



--> '''Homer:''' Marge honey, I've got five words to say to you! ''(holds up his right hand and lifts one finger per word)'' Greasy Joe's Bottomless Barbecue... ''(realizes he needs his left hand)'' Pit.

to:

--> '''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' Marge honey, I've got five words to say to you! ''(holds ''[holds up his right hand and lifts one finger per word)'' word]'' Greasy Joe's Bottomless Barbecue... ''(realizes ''[realizes he needs his left hand)'' hand]'' Pit.



* FourthWallGreeting: "Oh, hi there! Welcome back to our Spin-Off Showcase!"- Troy [=McClure=]

to:

* FourthWallGreeting: "Oh, Troy [=McClure=] always addresses the camera in his introductions.
-->'''Troy [=McClure=]:''' Oh,
hi there! Welcome back to our Spin-Off Showcase!"- Troy [=McClure=]Showcase!



-->'''Freddie Quimby''': Say it, Frenchie! Say "[[HahvahdYahdInMyCah chowdah!]]"

to:

-->'''Freddie Quimby''': Quimby:''' Say it, Frenchie! Say "[[HahvahdYahdInMyCah chowdah!]]"



** Homer's mother left him to join the hippy movement, something he blamed himself for. Also, his father was pretty shockingly verbally abusive. [[spoiler: ALSO, he once stumbled upon a dead body while swimming, which was pretty traumatizing]]. Lack of encouragement led to his slack-off behavior, and he started finding comfort in food and alcohol.

to:

** Homer's mother left him to join the hippy movement, something he blamed himself for. Also, his father was pretty shockingly verbally abusive. [[spoiler: ALSO, [[spoiler:ALSO, he once stumbled upon a dead body while swimming, which was pretty traumatizing]]. Lack of encouragement led to his slack-off behavior, and he started finding comfort in food and alcohol.



--> '''Mindy''': I guess we'll be going down together, I mean getting off together, I mean...
--> '''Homer''': That's OK. I'll just push the button for the stimulator, I mean, elevator.

to:

--> '''Mindy''': --->'''Mindy:''' I guess we'll be going down together, I mean getting off together, I mean...
--> '''Homer''':
mean...\\
'''Homer:'''
That's OK. I'll just push the button for the stimulator, I mean, elevator.



-->'''Marge''': What's the score?
-->'''Homer''': Dirty love. I mean, thirty love! I mean, anyone for penis? Errr, I'll just get the shuttlecock. Oop!
* FridgeLogic: Invoked in "Skinner's Sense of Snow" when the students look up Skinner's salary.
--> '''Nelson''': Hey, look how much money Skinner makes. $25,000 a year! (students exclaim, "WOW!")\\
'''Bart''': (calculating) Let's see, he's forty years old times 25 grand- whoa, he's a millionaire!\\
'''Skinner''': I wasn't a principal when I was ''one''!\\
'''Nelson''': Plus, in the summer, he paints houses.\\
'''Milhouse''': He's a ''billionaire''!

to:

-->'''Marge''': --->'''Marge:''' What's the score?
-->'''Homer''':
score?\\
'''Homer:'''
Dirty love. I mean, thirty love! I mean, anyone for penis? Errr, I'll just get the shuttlecock. Oop!
* FridgeLogic: FridgeLogic:
**
Invoked in "Skinner's Sense of Snow" when the students look up Skinner's salary.
--> '''Nelson''': --->'''Nelson:''' Hey, look how much money Skinner makes. $25,000 a year! (students exclaim, "WOW!")\\
'''Bart''': (calculating)
year!\\
'''Students:''' WOW!\\
'''Bart:''' ''[calculating]''
Let's see, he's forty years old times 25 grand- whoa, he's a millionaire!\\
'''Skinner''': '''Skinner:''' I wasn't a principal when I was ''one''!\\
'''Nelson''': '''Nelson:''' Plus, in the summer, he paints houses.\\
'''Milhouse''': '''Milhouse:''' He's a ''billionaire''!



-->'''Boy''': All right! I've been waiting nine years to get my frisbee back. ''[He throws it, but it goes right back inside]'' Aw!

to:

-->'''Boy''': --->'''Boy:''' All right! I've been waiting nine years to get my frisbee back. ''[He throws it, but it goes right back inside]'' Aw!



--> '''Young Homer''': ''Me?'' In a ''nuclear power plant?'' (chuckles) Ka-'''''BOOM!'''''

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--> '''Young Homer''': -->'''Young Homer:''' ''Me?'' In a ''nuclear power plant?'' (chuckles) ''[chuckles]'' Ka-'''''BOOM!'''''



-->'''Homer''': If this were a cartoon, the cliff would break off now.
-->''[The day turns into the night, and Homer is still trapped.]
-->'''Homer''':I'm thirsty!
-->''[The cliff finally breaks off.]''

to:

-->'''Homer''': -->'''Homer:''' If this were a cartoon, the cliff would break off now.
-->''[The
now.\\
''[the
day turns into the night, and Homer is still trapped.]
-->'''Homer''':I'm thirsty!
-->''[The
]\\
'''Homer''': I'm thirsty!\\
''[the
cliff finally breaks off.]''



-->'''Bart''': Get a room!
-->'''Homer''': C'mon boy, be cool.
-->'''Bart''': But...
-->'''Homer''': ''Be cool'', or you're grounded!

to:

-->'''Bart''': --->'''Bart:''' Get a room!
-->'''Homer''': C'mon
room!\\
'''Homer:''' C'mon,
boy, be cool.
-->'''Bart''': But...
-->'''Homer''':
cool.\\
'''Bart:''' But...\\
'''Homer:'''
''Be cool'', or you're grounded!



---> '''Barney:''' ''(tearing away his sleeve)'' JUST HOOK IT TO MY VEINS!!

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---> '''Barney:''' ''(tearing --->'''Barney:''' ''[tearing away his sleeve)'' sleeve]'' JUST HOOK IT TO MY VEINS!!



---> '''Homer:''' Hey! Give me one of those famous giant beers I've heard so much about.
---> (Bartender places a can of beer the size of a keg on the counter, Homer is visibly upset)
---> '''Bartender:''' Something wrong, Yank?
---> '''Homer:''' No. It's pretty big... I guess.
* GirlOfTheWeek: Bart and Lisa have occasional love interests, or at least someone romantically interested in them.

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---> '''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' Hey! Give me one of those famous giant beers I've heard so much about.
---> (Bartender
about.\\
''[the bartender
places a can of beer the size of a keg on the counter, Homer is visibly upset)
--->
upset]''\\
'''Bartender:''' Something wrong, Yank?
--->
Yank?\\
'''Homer:''' No. It's pretty big... I guess.
* GirlOfTheWeek: GirlOfTheWeek:
**
Bart and Lisa have occasional love interests, or at least someone romantically interested in them.



-->'''Homer''': Honey, I don't know what you're feeling, right now. So I don't want to push anything. We can just hold hands or sit and talk...
-->[Marge, overwhelmed with feelings of lust, immediately glomps Homer aggressively]
-->'''Homer''': Whoa!

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-->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' Honey, I don't know what you're feeling, right now. So I don't want to push anything. We can just hold hands or sit and talk...
-->[Marge,
talk...\\
''[Marge,
overwhelmed with feelings of lust, immediately glomps Homer aggressively]
-->'''Homer''':
aggressively]''\\
'''Homer:'''
Whoa!



-->'''Indian Wedding Guest''': You are not Ganesha! Ganesha is graceful!

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-->'''Indian --->'''Indian Wedding Guest''': Guest:''' You are not Ganesha! Ganesha is graceful!



--> '''Chief Wiggum''': That car thief can't hold his breath forever.
--> '''Lou''': And if he can, Chief?
--> '''Chief Wiggum''': Then God help us all!

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--> '''Chief Wiggum''': -->'''Chief Wiggum:''' That car thief can't hold his breath forever.
--> '''Lou''':
forever.\\
'''Lou:'''
And if he can, Chief?
-->
Chief?\\
'''Chief Wiggum''': Wiggum:''' Then God help us all!



* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: The Beer Goggles from "Selma's Choice".
* GogglesDoNothing: The TropeNamer.

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* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: The Beer Goggles from "Selma's Choice".
Choice" cause the viewer to see any woman as a supermodel.
* GogglesDoNothing: The TropeNamer.TropeNamer happens in an instance where goggles fail to protect their wearer's eyes.



--> '''Bart:''' Hey, Moe, look over there.
--> '''Moe:''' ''[turns and looks at the wall]'' What...what am I looking at? ''[several seconds pass, Moe continues staring]'' I'm going to stop looking soon! ''[several more seconds pass, Moe is still staring]'' What... is that it?
--> '''Homer:''' Hey, Moe, can I look too?
--> '''Moe:''' Sure, but it'll cost you.
--> '''Homer:''' My wallet's in the car! ''[runs outside]''
--> '''Moe:''' [[WhatAnIdiot He's so stupid]]... [[HypocriticalHumour and now back to the wall.]] ''[stares at it indefinitely]''

to:

--> '''Bart:''' --->'''Bart:''' Hey, Moe, look over there.
--> '''Moe:''' ''[turns and looks at the wall]'' What...What... what am I looking at? ''[several seconds pass, Moe continues staring]'' I'm going to stop looking soon! ''[several more seconds pass, Moe is still staring]'' What... is that it?
-->
it?\\
'''Homer:''' Hey, Moe, can I look too?
-->
too?\\
'''Moe:''' Sure, but it'll cost you.
-->
you.\\
'''Homer:''' My wallet's in the car! ''[runs outside]''
-->
outside]''\\
'''Moe:''' [[WhatAnIdiot He's so stupid]]... [[HypocriticalHumour and now back to the wall.]] ''[stares at it indefinitely]''



-->'''Lisa''': If you'll excuse me, I'm going to my room.
-->'''Homer''': That's it, go to your room!

to:

-->'''Lisa''': --->'''Lisa:''' If you'll excuse me, I'm going to my room.
-->'''Homer''':
room.\\
'''Homer:'''
That's it, go to your room!



-->'''Kirk''': What did we tell you about writing on the walls. Go to your room!

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-->'''Kirk''': --->'''Kirk:''' What did we tell you about writing on the walls. Go to your room!



--->'''Homer''': [crossing fingers] Please, please, please, please, please!
--->'''Lisa''': Dad, you know you won!
--->'''Homer''': Don't jinx it!

to:

--->'''Homer''': [crossing fingers] ''[crossing fingers]'' Please, please, please, please, please!
--->'''Lisa''':
please!\\
'''Lisa''':
Dad, you know you won!
--->'''Homer''':
won!\\
'''Homer''':
Don't jinx it!



''(Lisa picks up a rock and hands it to Milhouse.)''\\
'''Lisa:''' ''(sneaking away)'' Do it for an hour, hour and a half.\\

to:

''(Lisa ''[Lisa picks up a rock and hands it to Milhouse.)''\\
Milhouse]''\\
'''Lisa:''' ''(sneaking away)'' ''[sneaking away]'' Do it for an hour, hour and a half.\\



-->'''Principal Skinner:''' Lisa, you have a choice: you may continue to be challenged in third grade or return to second grade and be merely a big fish in a small pond.
-->'''Lisa:''' [[StatusQuoIsGod Big fish! Big fish!]]

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-->'''Principal --->'''Principal Skinner:''' Lisa, you have a choice: you may continue to be challenged in third grade or return to second grade and be merely a big fish in a small pond.
-->'''Lisa:'''
pond.\\
'''Lisa:'''
[[StatusQuoIsGod Big fish! Big fish!]]



-->'''Bart''': Lisa Leslie, you got game!
-->'''Lisa Leslie''': I think you mean, I ''have'' game. Try to speak correctly.
-->'''Bart''': You go, girl!
-->'''Lisa Leslie''': Yes, I will depart, lest your bad grammar rub off on me.

to:

-->'''Bart''': --->'''Bart:''' Lisa Leslie, you got game!
-->'''Lisa Leslie''':
game!\\
'''Lisa Leslie:'''
I think you mean, I ''have'' game. Try to speak correctly.
-->'''Bart''':
correctly.\\
'''Bart:'''
You go, girl!
-->'''Lisa Leslie''':
girl!\\
'''Lisa Leslie:'''
Yes, I will depart, lest your bad grammar rub off on me.



** Bart and Milhouse at one point drank a large, extra sugary Squishy and tripped out for the following scene.



--> '''Marge''': Milhouse, stop that!

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--> '''Marge''': --->'''Marge:''' Milhouse, stop that!



-->I'm Gina. Touch my fence again and puberty's gonna be very boring.

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-->I'm --->'''Gina:''' I'm Gina. Touch my fence again and puberty's gonna be very boring.



* HighVoltageDeath: At the end of the episode “Homer's Enemy” Frank Grimes outraged at how Homer is constantly rewarded for his stupidity, goes insane, and starts mockingly mimicking risky things Homer would do and saying he's “Homer Simpson”. [[spoiler: While doing this he grabs a high voltage cable without safety gloves in Homer's office and unintentionally electrocutes himself to death, ironically committing suicide.]]. Grimes is also the page image for this trope.

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* HighVoltageDeath: At the end of the episode “Homer's Enemy” Frank Grimes outraged at how Homer is constantly rewarded for his stupidity, goes insane, and starts mockingly mimicking risky things Homer would do and saying he's “Homer Simpson”. [[spoiler: While [[spoiler:While doing this he grabs a high voltage cable without safety gloves in Homer's office and unintentionally electrocutes himself to death, ironically committing suicide.]]. Grimes is also the page image for this trope.
26th Mar '18 9:19:56 PM nombretomado
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Done ''extremely'' subtly in "Homer's Barbershop Quartet". Principal Skinner picks up a crude helmet labeled, "Prisoner 24601" and mentions how he wore one just like it in Vietnam. 24601 is a reference to [[LesMiserables Jean Valjean]], who was released from prison and lived under an assumed name. Many, ''many'' episodes later, we get "The Principal and the Pauper".

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Done ''extremely'' subtly in "Homer's Barbershop Quartet". Principal Skinner picks up a crude helmet labeled, "Prisoner 24601" and mentions how he wore one just like it in Vietnam. 24601 is a reference to [[LesMiserables [[Franchise/LesMiserables Jean Valjean]], who was released from prison and lived under an assumed name. Many, ''many'' episodes later, we get "The Principal and the Pauper".
26th Mar '18 7:12:18 AM TheWanderer
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* ExpyCoexistence: The show has a habit of creating expies to real life characters or works of fiction that have already been established to exist. While the most prominent character case is probably how boxing promoter Lucius Sweet and real life boxing figure Don King apparently coexist together despite Homer memorably lampshading how they're exactly the same person, ("Wow, you know Lucius Sweet?! He's exactly as rich and as famous as Don King and looks just like him too!") but there are also other cases, such as the show creating "Cosmic Wars", (a near identical copy of ''Star Wars'') when it wanted to mock the ''Star Wars'' prequels, despite the fact that ''Star Wars'' had been established to exist in the Simpsons universe multiple times, including Homer briefly getting a job as a bodyguard for Mark Hamill.
24th Feb '18 2:05:20 PM buckmana
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* FinancialTestOfFriendship: In the episode "The Old Man and Lisa", bad investments cause Mr Burns to temporarily lose all his money and be thrown out of his mansion. His right hand man, Smithers tells him his best immediate action is to move in with him, even continuing to dote over him and refer to him formally as "Sir" despite Lenny now being his employer and Burns essentially being Smithers' lodger without rent pay.
17th Jan '18 12:48:56 PM DuskNoble
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** Marge when she accidentally gets breasts implants and when she becomes the sole focus of a sexy calendar. Even in several "Treehouse Of Horror" is subject at this. The show feature some sexy one-episode women also.

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** Marge when she accidentally gets breasts implants and when she becomes the sole focus of a sexy calendar. Even in several "Treehouse Of Horror" is subject at this. The show feature features some sexy one-episode women also.



* FantasyTwist: The show seems to almost specialise in these. For instance, Homer's fantasy about a theme park in his backyard named "Homerland USA" consists of a shabby old thing made largely out of mattresses. And his fantasy about having two wives -- which is mostly about getting twice as much housework done -- turns sour when out of nowhere he gets stung by a bee. And his fantasy about having a private plane ends with him finding that the cockpit is empty. Meanwhile Bart's dream of rock stardom includes becoming a drunken, drug-addled shambles who has alienated all his friends (but he ''still'' thinks it's awesome). The list goes on and on.

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* FantasyTwist: The show seems to almost specialise in these. For instance, Homer's fantasy about a theme park in his backyard named "Homerland USA" consists of a shabby old thing made largely out of mattresses. And his fantasy about having two wives -- which is mostly about getting twice as much housework done -- turns sour when out of nowhere he gets stung by a bee. And his fantasy about having a private plane ends with him finding that the cockpit is empty. Meanwhile Meanwhile, Bart's dream of rock stardom includes becoming a drunken, drug-addled shambles who has alienated all his friends (but he ''still'' thinks it's awesome). The list goes on and on.



** After an episode in which Bart Simpson goes from embarassed by his grandfather to having just rescued Nazi treasure from the depths and from Mr Burns, Bart gives his grandfather an unembarassed hug. Then a pampered German aristocrat drives by and shouts "Hey, fun boys, get a room!"

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** After an episode in which Bart Simpson goes from embarassed embarrassed by his grandfather to having just rescued Nazi treasure from the depths and from Mr Burns, Bart gives his grandfather an unembarassed unembarrassed hug. Then a pampered German aristocrat drives by and shouts "Hey, fun boys, get a room!"



* HammeredIntoTheGround: In an homage to the Road Runner cartoons, when Homer tried to get rid of a trampoline by throwing it off a cliff outcropping it bounces back up, then falls on him pounding him into the rock. Then he falls out the bottom of the outcropping to the bottom of a ravine.

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* HammeredIntoTheGround: In an a homage to the Road Runner cartoons, when Homer tried to get rid of a trampoline by throwing it off a cliff outcropping it bounces back up, then falls on him pounding him into the rock. Then he falls out the bottom of the outcropping to the bottom of a ravine.



* HandyFeet: Rita [=LaFleur=] from "Gone Abie Gone" can play piano with her toes.

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* HandyFeet: Rita [=LaFleur=] from "Gone Abie Gone" can play the piano with her toes.



* HateAtFirstSight: Frank Grimes dislikes Homer from their first meeting, an impression that just gets worse and worse until he accidentally electrocutes himself in a fit of rage at how the universe seems to bend over backward for Homer.

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* HateAtFirstSight: Frank Grimes dislikes Homer from their first meeting, an impression that just gets worse and worse until he accidentally electrocutes himself in a fit of rage at how the universe seems to bend over backward backwards for Homer.
14th Jan '18 12:06:00 PM MadAnthony94
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* FreudianExcuse: ''Everyone'' in Springfield has issues. Most of them stem from childhood.
** Bart was told from an early age by teachers that he wouldn't amount to anything, and he was overshadowed by his gifted younger sister. His misbehavior is the only way he feels he can stand out.
** Homer's mother left him to join the hippy movement, something he blamed himself for. Also, his father was pretty shockingly verbally abusive. [[spoiler: ALSO, he once stumbled upon a dead body while swimming, which was pretty traumatizing]]. Lack of encouragement led to his slack-off behavior, and he started finding comfort in food and alcohol.
** Flanders' parents never disciplined him and let him run wild. To rein him in, they turned him over to a psychologist who spanked him for months on end, after which he adopted his usual chipper mannerisms and totally repressed his real feelings.
** Reverend Lovejoy once earnestly wanted to help people but was driven to not giving a damn from Ned's incessant calls for spiritual guidance over trivial things like coveting his own wife.
14th Jan '18 8:52:43 AM N8han11
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** Perhaps neither: the busload of horror movie tics could have been overly emphasized by Marge's guilty conscience, as the neighbors were not the type to joke like that and their upbeat demeanor had not changed the least.
14th Jan '18 8:48:32 AM LemonRoseGirl96
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* EverybodyCries: In "Pygmoelian", Moe believes himself to be ugly when he discovers his picture on the Duff calendar has been covered up. Carl tries to reassure him by pointing out Homer, Lenny, and Barney's flaws in comparison to Moe's. This results in Homer, Lenny, Barney, and Moe breaking down in tears.
-->'''Carl:''' ([[AsideGlance glances]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall to the viewer]]) [[AsideComment See, this is why I don't talk much.]]

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* EverybodyCries: In "Pygmoelian", Moe believes himself to be ugly when he discovers his picture on the Duff calendar has been covered up. Carl tries to reassure him by pointing out Homer, Lenny, and Barney's flaws in comparison to Moe's. This results in Homer, Lenny, Barney, and Moe breaking down in tears.
tears. Carl lampshades the situation, BreakingTheFourthWall in the process.
-->'''Carl:''' ([[AsideGlance ''([[AsideGlance glances]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall to the viewer]]) viewer]])'' [[AsideComment See, this is why I don't talk much.]]
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