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18th Sep '17 5:58:23 AM jormis29
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** Also this in the Tracy Ullman shorts:

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** Also this in the Tracy Tracey Ullman shorts:



** In the [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E1TreehouseOfHorrorXIII thirteenth]] ''WesternAnimation/TreeHouseOfHorror'' episode, Homer makes clones of himself during the segment "Send in the Clones". After the clones cause trouble, Homer attempts to abandon them and the hammock that created them, but the clones just use the hammock to create even more clones; one of the degraded clones looks like Homer from the early ''Tracy Ullman Show'' shorts, who says "[[CatchPhrase Let's all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes!]]"

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** In the [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E1TreehouseOfHorrorXIII thirteenth]] ''WesternAnimation/TreeHouseOfHorror'' episode, Homer makes clones of himself during the segment "Send in the Clones". After the clones cause trouble, Homer attempts to abandon them and the hammock that created them, but the clones just use the hammock to create even more clones; one of the degraded clones looks like Homer from the early ''Tracy ''[[Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow Tracey Ullman Show'' Show]]'' shorts, who says "[[CatchPhrase Let's all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes!]]"
13th Sep '17 2:21:08 PM N8han11
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::After which God proceeds to tell him: "The secret of life is..." and the end credits start to play.

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::After ** After which God proceeds to tell him: "The secret of life is..." and the end credits start to play.
12th Sep '17 8:15:18 AM XFllo
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* MayDecemberRomance: The Simpsons did it as one episode shows that Apu is significantly older than Manjula. Also, Mr. Burns fell in love with Marge at one point. Then there's Bart and his older babysitter Laura Powers, and Homer + Mindy, and Sideshow Bob + his Italian wife Francesca, and probably a few others.
** Mr. Burns also fell in love with a girlfriend of Snake's... she appears to be in her late twenties to early thirties.
** Apu and Manjula were shown to be relatively the same in age in The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons. The Simpsons is notorious with its regard to continuity. Apart from that one flashback, Manjula generally seems to be younger than Apu (who is slightly greying).
** A recent episode had Krusty and his new co-star, Princess Penelope. Their exact ages are uncertain, but Penelope is "under thirty-three," and was a fan of Krusty's show when she was a little girl.
** Comic Book Guy and Agnes Skinner.
* MayanDoomsday: Referenced in the Blackboard Gag for "Once Upon a Time in Springfield" ("The world may end in 2012, but this show won't").
** Also parodied in the intro to season 24's "Treehouse of Horror" where a botched sacrifice during the Mayan empire brings to life three stone Mayan gods who destroy the world (and according to Mayor Quimby's Mayan ancestor, everything that happened will be [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obama's]] fault).

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* MayDecemberRomance: The Simpsons did it as one episode shows that Apu is significantly older than Manjula. Also, Mr. Burns fell in love with Marge at one point. Then there's Bart and his older babysitter Laura Powers, and Homer + Mindy, and Sideshow Bob + his Italian wife Francesca, and probably a few others.
MayDecemberRomance:
** Mr. Burns also (probably over 100 years old) fell in love with a girlfriend of Snake's... she Snake's who appears to be in her late twenties to early thirties.
** Apu and Manjula were shown to be relatively the same in age in The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons. The Simpsons is notorious with its regard to continuity. Apart from that
thirties. They date for one flashback, Manjula generally seems to be younger than Apu (who is slightly greying).
** A recent episode had Krusty and his new co-star, Princess Penelope. Their exact ages are uncertain,
episode, but Penelope is "under thirty-three," and was a fan of Krusty's show when she was a little girl.
returns to Snake eventually.
** Comic Book Guy and (late twenties, early thirties) dates Agnes Skinner.
Skinner (in her late seventies or early eighties). They date and enjoy snarking at people and insulting them, and there is even a bedroom scene... They break up when Comic Book Guy is arrested at the end of the episode.
* MayanDoomsday: MayanDoomsday:
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Referenced in the Blackboard Gag for "Once Upon a Time in Springfield" ("The world may end in 2012, but this show won't").
** Also parodied Parodied in the intro to season 24's "Treehouse of Horror" where a botched sacrifice during the Mayan empire brings to life three stone Mayan gods who destroy the world (and according to Mayor Quimby's Mayan ancestor, everything that happened will be [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obama's]] fault).
26th Aug '17 10:05:57 AM N8han11
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** There is also "22 Short Films About Springfield," where Burns' most loyal assistant, Smithers, who has a life-threatening allergy to bee venom, gets stung by a bee, and Burns just yells at him to keep paddling and dishes out a barrage of vicious insults. (They are on a bicycle and Smithers was already doing all the work.)
*** It's strongly hinted that this was the only way Burns could think of to actually help Smithers, seeing as he in no way had the physical strength to operate the bike himself.

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** There is also "22 Short Films About Springfield," where Burns' most loyal assistant, Smithers, who has a life-threatening allergy to bee venom, gets stung by a bee, and Burns just yells at him to keep paddling and dishes out a barrage of vicious insults. (They are on a bicycle and Smithers was already doing all the work.)
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) It's strongly hinted that this was the only way Burns could think of to actually help Smithers, seeing as he in no way had the physical strength to operate the bike himself.
26th Aug '17 10:03:56 AM N8han11
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Fox has overall treated this show very well on DVD so this isn't necessary for the most part, but there's one episode which somehow squeaked through edited: "The Tell-Tale Head". It's missing a brief bit towards the end where Bart says that taking the origins of Springfield for granted was a crime too (though, according to WordOfGod, that scene was just shoehorned in by the FOX executives who wanted that episode of ''The Simpsons'' to have a moral -- as if "Don't do something stupid just to impress some bad people" isn't enough of a moral). In a bizarre subversion, this scene is seen in syndication.
** Another one: the original version of "Marge Gets a Job" where Mrs. Krabappel mentions that Bart faked Tourette Syndrome hasn't been seen since the first airing (as a real viewer with Tourette's threatened to sue the show if they didn't edit the scene). While the syndicated version has the original line, but not the scene of Bart snarling and barking and calling Krabappel a [[WitchWithACapitalB witch]], the DVD version has "Tourette Syndrome" replaced with "rabies," but kept in Bart barking and snarling (even though rabies and Tourette Syndrome are not the same thing -- plus, if you can lip read, you can tell that Krabappel's original line was "Tourette Syndrome").
** In the case of digital download sites (like iTunes), this is played somewhat straight in terms of complete season sets. For example, iTunes has up to season 3, then skips ahead to the newer seasons starting from number twenty with full seasons. For episodes inbetween them, they're divided into various different collections based on a certain theme, like "20th anniversary", "Treehouse of Horror (for Halloween)", and "Kiss Me, I'm a Simpson (for St. Patrick's Day)."
26th Aug '17 9:39:18 AM N8han11
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* InnocentAlien: Homer encounters one of these in The Springfield Files, though he's still terrified of it regardless. [[spoiler:Ironically, it turns out to be Mr. Burns, who on a normal day is rather guilty.]]

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* InnocentAlien: InnocentAliens: Homer encounters one of these in The Springfield Files, though he's still terrified of it regardless. [[spoiler:Ironically, it turns out to be Mr. Burns, who on a normal day is rather guilty.]]
9th Aug '17 9:46:37 AM Basara-kun
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* IntraFranchiseCrossover:
** In one version of the CouchGag, the Simpsons run in and find the original versions of themselves already sitting there.
** In the [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E1TreehouseOfHorrorXIII thirteenth]] ''WesternAnimation/TreeHouseOfHorror'' episode, Homer makes clones of himself during the segment "Send in the Clones". After the clones cause trouble, Homer attempts to abandon them and the hammock that created them, but the clones just use the hammock to create even more clones; one of the degraded clones looks like Homer from the early ''Tracy Ullman Show'' shorts, who says "[[CatchPhrase Let's all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes!]]"
** In a later ''Treehouse of Horror'' segment ([[Recap/TheSimpsonsS26E3TreehouseOfHorrorXXV XXV]]'s "The Others"), the Simpsons are haunted by the ghosts of the ''Tracey Ullman'' era Simpsons. The ending of that segment featured various derivatives of the family wanting to move into the Modern Simpsons' house after they were killed. Most of the alternate Simpsons were created specifically for this scene, but three previous versions do make an appearance here -- the "Island of Dr. Hibbert" ("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E1TreehouseOfHorrorXIII Treehouse of Horror XIII]]") Simpsons in their animal forms (Panther Marge, Spider Bart, Aardvark Maggie, Owl Lisa, and Walrus Homer), the [[BuiltWithLEGO LEGO Simpsons]] from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS25E20BrickLikeMe Brick Like Me]]", and Creator/SylvainChomet's version of the Simpsons from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS25E12Diggs Diggs]]"'s CouchGag.
27th Jul '17 10:11:46 AM jessicaotiesha
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* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Marge is this to pretty much everyone she presents herself as an overworked and under appreciated housewife and mother despite repeatedly showing that she [[IncrediblyLameFun gets thrills out of monotonous activities such as household chores]]. She also becomes incredibly neurotic whenever she gets a chance to relax as seen in [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E20RegardingMargie Regarding Marge]].
** This is especially seen with Homer while she is repeatedly shown to be tired of his antics yet when he becomes normal and thoughtful in [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E9JawsWiredShut Jaws Wired Shut]], she finds it painfully dull and goes into a dangerous situation in a desperate attempt for excitement. She has also repeatedly told Homer he didnít have to do something such as going to Patty new girlfriends soft opening then get mad when he doesnít do it. She has also repeatedly uses PassiveAggressiveKombat to tell Bart he will be a FutureLoser.
23rd Jul '17 3:21:22 PM nombretomado
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** "Curse of the Flying Hellfish" reveals him and Abe to be the last surviving members of their WW2 unit, and that a deal was made such that the last surviving member would get to keep a case of art stolen from civilians. Not content to leave which of them that is up to chance, Burns hires an assassin to kill Abe, but said assassin is not successful at it. Bart convinces Abe to go get the case anyway, and when Abe and Bart retrieve it, Burns shows up and takes the art at gunpoint. Bart calls Burns a coward, then Burns points the gun at Bart's face. Abe says Burns can take the art as long as he does not hurt the boy. Burns remarks that he would rather do both, then kicks Bart into the empty safe and sinks it into the water (fortunately, Bart survives and Burns gets what he deserves, but that just goes to show how evil Mr. Burns can be, despite that Bart once saved Burns from dying with a blood donation and was even considered his heir because of how destructive he was).

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** "Curse of the Flying Hellfish" reveals him and Abe to be the last surviving members of their WW2 [=WW2=] unit, and that a deal was made such that the last surviving member would get to keep a case of art stolen from civilians. Not content to leave which of them that is up to chance, Burns hires an assassin to kill Abe, but said assassin is not successful at it. Bart convinces Abe to go get the case anyway, and when Abe and Bart retrieve it, Burns shows up and takes the art at gunpoint. Bart calls Burns a coward, then Burns points the gun at Bart's face. Abe says Burns can take the art as long as he does not hurt the boy. Burns remarks that he would rather do both, then kicks Bart into the empty safe and sinks it into the water (fortunately, Bart survives and Burns gets what he deserves, but that just goes to show how evil Mr. Burns can be, despite that Bart once saved Burns from dying with a blood donation and was even considered his heir because of how destructive he was).
7th Jun '17 1:54:51 AM NESBoy
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* LeftItIn: In "Radio Bart", Kent Brockman attempts to interview Homer on the air...
-->'''Homer''': Uh, you can edit out that part, right?\\
'''Kent''': Homer, we're live from coast to coast.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: At on point in "Grandpa Vs. Sexual Inadequacy", Homer and Abe are car chased by an angry mob while an upbeat country song plays in the background...which it turns out it isn't.
-->'''Abe''': You're the worst show I've ever seen! You're a disgrace to the medicine show business!
-->'''Homer''': Dad, they'll start chasing us until you turn off the getaway music!
--->''(Homer turns off the music, angry mob stops chasing them, turns around and leaves)''

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* LeftItIn: In "Radio Bart", Kent Brockman attempts to interview Homer and Marge on the air...
air, and Marge is upset when Homer tells Kent that Bart was an accident...
-->'''Homer''': Uh, Could you can edit out that part, right?\\
last part out?\\
'''Kent''': Homer, Mr. Simpson, we're live from live, coast to coast.
coast.\\
'''Homer:''' D'oh!
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: At on one point in "Grandpa Vs. Sexual Inadequacy", Homer and Abe are car chased by an angry mob while an upbeat country song plays in the background...which it turns out it isn't.
-->'''Abe''': -->'''Abe:''' You're the worst show I've ever seen! You're a disgrace to the medicine show business!
-->'''Homer''':
business!\\
'''Homer:'''
Dad, they'll start chasing us until you turn off the getaway music!
--->''(Homer
music!\\
''(Homer
turns off the music, angry mob stops chasing them, turns around and leaves)''



* LetsHaveAnotherBaby: When Lisa shows her parents a video of a Brazilian orphan she sponsors, Marge finds him so cute that she says she wants another kid. Homer refuses because he hasn't lost all the weight he gained with Maggie's birth.

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* LetsHaveAnotherBaby: LetsHaveAnotherBaby:
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When Lisa shows her parents a video of a Brazilian orphan she sponsors, Marge finds him so cute that she says she wants another kid. Homer refuses because he hasn't lost all the weight he gained with Maggie's birth.



* LetThePastBurn: In the episode "Grandpa vs Sexual Inadequacy", Homer and Abe begin arguing after visiting the farmhouse where they lived before moving to Springfield. They resolve the feud at the end of the episode, as the farmhouse burns to the ground.
** In another episode where Homer decides to stop going to church his house burns down and Springfieldianites of various religions help him out: his next door neighbor Ned (Chirstian) pulls him from the burning fire while volunteer firemen Krusty (Jewish) and Apu ("Miscellaneous") put the fire out. This convinces Homer to start attending church again.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Marge says this about the vacation in "Itchy & Scratchy Land", despite that she agreed it was the best vacation ever.

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* LetThePastBurn: LetsSeeYouDoBetter: The plot of "Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts" is kicked off with Principal Skinner challenging Superintendant Chalmers to educate Bart.
--> '''Skinner:''' If you think it's so easy to handle Bart Simpson, why don't you do it yourself?!
* LetThePastBurn:
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In the episode "Grandpa vs Sexual Inadequacy", Homer and Abe begin arguing after visiting the farmhouse where they lived before moving to Springfield. They resolve the feud at the end of the episode, as the farmhouse burns to the ground.
** In another episode where Homer decides to stop going to church his house burns down and Springfieldianites of various religions help him out: his next door neighbor Ned (Chirstian) pulls him from the burning fire while volunteer firemen Krusty (Jewish) and Apu ("Miscellaneous") ("Miscellaneous"[[note]]"Hindu -- there are 700 million of us."[[/note]]) put the fire out. This convinces Homer to start attending church again.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain:
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Marge says this about the vacation in "Itchy & Scratchy Land", despite that she agreed it was the best vacation ever.



* LevelAte: Homer's Land of Chocolate fantasy.

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* LevelAte: LevelAte:
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Homer's Land of Chocolate fantasy.
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