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20th Jul '17 7:35:52 AM XFllo
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** Homer once quit the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant to become a pin-monkey at the local bowling alley as soon as he got out of debt. He loved every minute of it.
** Ned left his job as a company clerk to open a store for left-handed people.

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** Homer once quit the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant to become a pin-monkey at the local bowling alley as soon as he got out of debt. He loved every minute of it.
it. Once he learned that Marge was pregnant with Maggie, however, he tried to get a raise by attracting more customers, but was ultimately forced to give up the job and go back to the power plant.
** In another episode, Homer gets fired from the plant and decides to go back to his favorite job, as a dish-washer at a Greek restaurant. He quits upon learning he's being paid in dracmas and blackmails his way back into the plant.
** Marge Simpsons is a talented artist. As a teenage girl, she painted portraits (Ringo Starr's in particular). Some episodes show her trying her hand in art again, like paintning Mr Burns' portrait or making life-size sculptures out of popsicle sticks, but she returns to being a happy mother and homemaker.
** Ned left his job as a company clerk to open a store for left-handed people. Unlike the above examples, it lasts.
12th Jul '17 1:09:04 PM N8han11
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** Season five's "Homer and Apu" (the one where Apu becomes the Simpsons' servant after Apu gets fired for his unsanitary Kwik-E-Mart conditions) had a scene where Lisa played an Indian instrument called the shenai. After a few notes, Homer shudders and comments that it's worse than the album his father [Grampa] released without a flashback or further explanation.

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** Season five's "Homer and Apu" (the one where Apu becomes the Simpsons' servant after Apu gets fired for his unsanitary Kwik-E-Mart conditions) had a scene where Lisa played an Indian instrument called the shenai. After a few notes, Homer shudders and comments that it's worse than the album his father [Grampa] released without a flashback or further explanation.



*** From the same episode, after Homer pulls his head out of Stampy's mouth, he says "Now I've had my head inside an elephant, a hippo, and a giant sloth."

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*** ** From the same episode, after Homer pulls his head out of Stampy's mouth, he says "Now I've had my head inside an elephant, a hippo, and a giant sloth."
8th Jul '17 10:59:13 PM ecuvulle6267
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* {{Oktoberfest}}: Uter was this type of German exchange student. In the German dub he is from Switzerland.
** Also, Homer and Marge have gone to an Oktoberfest celebration on at least a couple of occasions.
14th Jun '17 4:37:42 AM CaptainTedium
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* NatureTinkling:
** In "On a Clear Day, I Can't See My Sister", Lisa puts a HollywoodRestrainingOrder on Bart, forcing him to keep a ludicrous distance from his sister. At one point, he decides to urinate outdoors rather than go home to use the bathroom while Lisa is visiting a friend as Marge suggests.
** Bart begs Homer to pull over so he can "drain the inchworm" in "At Long Last Leave".
13th Jun '17 10:02:13 PM nombretomado
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* PinPullingTeeth: Grampa Simpson is shown doing this in his flashback to WorldWarTwo in "Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"".

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* PinPullingTeeth: Grampa Simpson is shown doing this in his flashback to WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII in "Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"".



* ReallySeventeenYearsOld: Parodied. Grampa Simpson says that he fought in WorldWarOne -- "of course, I had to lie about my age to get in." In the ensuing {{Flashback}}, he's five.

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* ReallySeventeenYearsOld: Parodied. Grampa Simpson says that he fought in WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI -- "of course, I had to lie about my age to get in." In the ensuing {{Flashback}}, he's five.
31st May '17 2:37:24 PM rafi
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* RelationshipSabotage:
** Once had Bart try to break up the relationship of Laura Powers, his PrecociousCrush (with the added motivation that the person she was going out with had bullied him).
** In an earlier episode, when his best friend Milhouse started 'dating' the new girl at school, Bart tipped off the girl's OverprotectiveDad so Milhouse would hang out with him again. He ended up regretting it.
** In another episode, Milhouse's parents (who several seasons back had a nasty ToiletSeatDivorce) are getting back together. Which seems great at first, except that Milhouse starts to feel that they're ignoring him. He complains about this to Bart, and Bart sees a TeenDrama on TV wherein a girl angrily dumps her boyfriend because she found another girl's bra in his room. Bart steals one of Marge's bras and leaves it in the Van Houtens' bedroom. But because the bra had Marge's name sewn into it, it poses a threat to Homer and Marge's marriage as well. [[spoiler: Homer and Marge reconcile over the fact that it was a big misunderstanding.]]
28th May '17 4:18:59 PM rmctagg09
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* NativeAmericanCasino: Marge (who has a gambling problem) gambles away the family car during a stop at a casino just to ask for directions. In the same episode, Homer makes an indian chief promise him that they will build a casino in exchange for Homer breaking the dam that has flooded the natives' valley. The chief says Homer will also be offered free breakfasts.

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* NativeAmericanCasino: Marge (who has a gambling problem) gambles away the family car during a stop at a casino just to ask for directions. In the same episode, Homer makes an indian Indian chief promise him that they will build a casino in exchange for Homer breaking the dam that has flooded the natives' valley. The chief says Homer will also be offered free breakfasts.


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* NiceDayDeadlyNight: Parodied in "Lost Verizon"; Bart is left home alone and becomes afraid of nature at night, resulting in an OverlyLongGag of Bart afraid in the dark and happy in the day ("Night is scary." "Day is awesome!")
23rd May '17 4:36:25 PM jormis29
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** Also spoofed in the first act of an early Tracey Ullman Show-era short, "The Funeral." After the parents tell Bart and Lisa that their elderly uncle had passed away, Lisa asks what "passed away" means. Bart, taking sadistic glee in explaining what it means, uses various not-very-appropriate euphemisms such as "kicked the bucket," "pulled the croak chain," "had a meeting with ol' Mr. Grim," etc. When Homer scolds him for it, Bart glumly says, "That he died."

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** Also spoofed in the first act of an early ''[[Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow Tracey Ullman Show-era Show]]''-era short, "The Funeral." After the parents tell Bart and Lisa that their elderly uncle had passed away, Lisa asks what "passed away" means. Bart, taking sadistic glee in explaining what it means, uses various not-very-appropriate euphemisms such as "kicked the bucket," "pulled the croak chain," "had a meeting with ol' Mr. Grim," etc. When Homer scolds him for it, Bart glumly says, "That he died."



* ProgressivelyPrettier: Marge, twice. She was quite dumpy in the Tracy Ullman show shorts. Early in the show's run she was more of an example of HollywoodHomely. Now of course she's treated as if she's supermodel-attractive.

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* ProgressivelyPrettier: Marge, twice. She was quite dumpy in the Tracy Ullman show ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' shorts. Early in the show's run she was more of an example of HollywoodHomely. Now of course she's treated as if she's supermodel-attractive.
13th May '17 2:45:07 AM foxley
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* OldTimeyAnkleTaboo:
** "Simpsons Tall Tales" has a segment set in the 1800s, where the buy-your-photo section of a log flume ride has to deal with a shot of a lady "flashing her private parts". It's her ankle, and the man running the shop claims he'll take care of it before shiftily stowing it in his pocket as if it were porn.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E21LadyBouviersLover Lady Bouvier's Lover]]" Marge's mother, Jacqueline Bouvier recounts how she was arrested for wearing a OldTimeyBathingSuit because it exposed her ankles.
** In "All About Lisa", Bart and Homer become coin collectors researching a double-struck "Kissing Lincolns" penny, which was made in 1917 when the sight of a woman's ankle caused three days of rioting at the Philadelphia mint.
** In "The Burns and the Bees", Mr. Burns' cheerleaders for his basketball team, the Basket-Belles, do this. Due to ValuesDissonance, the spectators boo them for being boring.
-->'''Mr. Burns:''' Enough of this vulgarity! Back to your brothels, harlots!
4th May '17 5:13:32 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* ''"Dental plan!"'' ''"Lisa needs braces!"'' ''"Dental plan!"'' ''"Lisa needs braces!"'' ''"[[MemeticMutation Dental plan!]]"'' ''"[[MemeticMutation Lisa needs braces!]]"''

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* ** ''"Dental plan!"'' ''"Lisa needs braces!"'' ''"Dental plan!"'' ''"Lisa needs braces!"'' ''"[[MemeticMutation Dental plan!]]"'' ''"[[MemeticMutation Lisa needs braces!]]"''
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