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23rd Apr '18 9:51:25 AM LavonPapillon1
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* PuttingThePalInPrinciple: Dean Peterson from "Homer Goes to College" is laid-back and friendly, and used to play bass for Music/ThePretenders. Homer, however, is convinced that he has to be a "crusty old dean" like the ones in the college movies he sees.

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* PuttingThePalInPrinciple: PuttingThePalInPrincipal: Dean Peterson from "Homer Goes to College" is laid-back and friendly, and used to play bass for Music/ThePretenders. Homer, however, is convinced that he has to be a "crusty old dean" like the ones in the college movies he sees.
23rd Apr '18 9:28:59 AM LavonPapillon1
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* PuttingThePalInPrinciple: Dean Peterson from "Homer Goes to College" is laid-back and friendly, and used to play bass for Music/ThePretenders. Homer, however, is convinced that he has to be a "crusty old dean" like the ones in the college movies he sees.
4th Apr '18 2:46:30 PM xcountryguy
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--->'''Comic Book Guy''': Edna, the Klingons have a romantic saying. (''speaks Klingon'') Roughly translated it means I would kill the children of a thousand planets just to see you smile.\\
'''Edna''': Oh, that is the most romantic thing I've ever heard. Which is kinda sad if you think about it.

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--->'''Comic Book Guy''': Guy:''' Edna, the Klingons have a romantic saying. (''speaks Klingon'') ''[speaks Klingon]'' Roughly translated it means I would kill the children of a thousand planets just to see you smile.\\
'''Edna''': '''Edna:''' Oh, that is the most romantic thing I've ever heard. Which is kinda sad if you think about it.



--->'''Comic Book Guy''': The answer is no, and I can say it in [[Film/{{Avatar}} Na'vi]] and Klingon, which are pretty much the same. I have some theories about that, which I will share with you never.

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--->'''Comic Book Guy''': Guy:''' The answer is no, and I can say it in [[Film/{{Avatar}} Na'vi]] and Klingon, which are pretty much the same. I have some theories about that, which I will share with you never.



* NeverLearnedToRead: Homer, apparently, as mentioned in "When You Dish Upon a Star".
--> '''Homer''': I can't read.
--> '''Kim Basinger''': But you just read that card from the Gersh Agency.
--> '''Homer''': I recognized the logo.
** Which is inconsistent even within that episode, as Homer is clearly able to write (his screenplay about the [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Killer robot driving instructor who travels back in time for some reason]]).

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* NeverLearnedToRead: NeverLearnedToRead:
**
Homer, apparently, as mentioned in "When You Dish Upon a Star".
--> '''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' I can't read.
-->
read.\\
'''Kim Basinger''': Basinger:''' But you just read that card from the Gersh Agency.
--> '''Homer''':
Agency.\\
'''Homer:'''
I recognized the logo.
** *** Which is inconsistent even within that episode, as Homer is clearly able to write (his screenplay about the [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Killer robot driving instructor who travels back in time for some reason]]).



* NeverMyFault: While it doesn’t absolve Bart of responsibility many episode have Marge and Homer trying to understand why Bart acts the way he does despite it being shown many times that he’s mostly acting out to gain [[AttentionWhore attention]] due to ParentalNeglect. Many episodes have shown Bart becoming much better behaved when someone (and not just his parents) takes an interest in him.

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* NeverMyFault: NeverMyFault:
**
While it doesn’t absolve Bart of responsibility many episode have Marge and Homer trying to understand why Bart acts the way he does despite it being shown many times that he’s mostly acting out to gain [[AttentionWhore attention]] due to ParentalNeglect. Many episodes have shown Bart becoming much better behaved when someone (and not just his parents) takes an interest in him.



--->'''Ned''': Marge, we're here because of Homer's, you know, passing...\\
'''Marge''': ''(beat)''\\
'''Ned''': Away...\\
'''Marge''': ''(beat)''\\
'''Ned''': ...Into death...

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--->'''Ned''': --->'''Ned:''' Marge, we're here because of Homer's, you know, passing...\\
'''Marge''': ''(beat)''\\
'''Ned''':
'''Marge:''' ''[beat]''\\
'''Ned:'''
Away...\\
'''Marge''': ''(beat)''\\
'''Ned''': ...
'''Marge:''' ''[beat]''\\
'''Ned:''' ...
Into death...



* NewJobEpisode: More than any other franchise, ever, and an OverlyLongGag of a {{lampshade}} to show for it.
--> '''Bart''': Do you even ''have'' a job anymore?
--> '''Homer''': I think it's pretty obvious that I ''don't''.

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* NewJobEpisode: NewJobEpisode:
**
More than any other franchise, ever, and an OverlyLongGag of a {{lampshade}} to show for it.
--> '''Bart''': --->'''Bart:''' Do you even ''have'' a job anymore?
--> '''Homer''':
anymore?\\
'''Homer:'''
I think it's pretty obvious that I ''don't''.



--> '''Homer''': Guess what! I quit my job as a used car salesman!
--> '''Marge''': You work at the nuclear plant.
--> '''Homer''': Get with the program Marge. Your husband is now an ambulance driver.

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--> '''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' Guess what! I quit my job as a used car salesman!
--> '''Marge''':
salesman!\\
'''Marge:'''
You work at the nuclear plant.
--> '''Homer''':
plant.\\
'''Homer:'''
Get with the program Marge. Your husband is now an ambulance driver.



--> '''Lisa''': Dad, where'd you get that outfit?
--> '''Homer''': I got fired from Foot Locker.

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--> '''Lisa''': --->'''Lisa:''' Dad, where'd you get that outfit?
--> '''Homer''':
outfit?\\
'''Homer:'''
I got fired from Foot Locker.



* NiceToTheWaiter: Aversion: Freddy Quimby is a complete asshole to everyone, but nobody gets it worse than the french waiter who serves him. It doesn't helps Quimby when he's accused of the savage beating the waiter received. [[spoiler: He's innocent.]]

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* NiceToTheWaiter: Aversion: Freddy Quimby is a complete asshole to everyone, but nobody gets it worse than the french waiter who serves him. It doesn't helps Quimby when he's accused of the savage beating the waiter received. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's innocent.]]



-->'''Sideshow Bob''': I hereby swear... a... VENDETTA!\\
'''Marge''': ''(searching through an Italian-English dictionary)'' "Vendetta" means... "Vendetta"!\\
''(all Simpson family members scream)''

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-->'''Sideshow Bob''': Bob:''' I hereby swear... a... VENDETTA!\\
'''Marge''': ''(searching '''Marge:''' ''[searching through an Italian-English dictionary)'' dictionary]'' "Vendetta" means... "Vendetta"!\\
''(all ''[all Simpson family members scream)''scream]''



--> '''Chalmers''': And now our next act, ''SKIN-NER!'' and Mrs. ''SKIN-NER''!

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--> '''Chalmers''': --->'''Chalmers:''' And now our next act, ''SKIN-NER!'' and Mrs. ''SKIN-NER''!



--> '''Marge''': Homer, use your inside voice.\\
'''Homer''': I DON'T HAVE AN INSIDE VOICE!

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--> '''Marge''': ---> '''Marge:''' Homer, use your inside voice.\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' I DON'T HAVE AN INSIDE VOICE!



--> '''Businessman''': Hey! Wine!

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--> '''Businessman''': --->'''Businessman:''' Hey! Wine!



--->'''Barney:''' Thanks Pinkie! You've always been there for me!

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--->'''Barney:''' Thanks Thanks, Pinkie! You've always been there for me!



--> '''Milhouse''': Are you sure it wouldn't be faster to just tell us what happened?\\
'''Nelson''': No, I said there's no time to explain, and I stick by that!

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--> '''Milhouse''': -->'''Milhouse:''' Are you sure it wouldn't be faster to just tell us what happened?\\
'''Nelson''': '''Nelson:''' No, I said there's no time to explain, and I stick by that!



-->'''Chief Wiggum''': ''(to Marge)'' Would an innocent person flee?\\
''(beat)''\\
'''Chief Wiggum''': No, really. Tell me. I honestly don't know.\\
'''Lou''': Chief, no.\\
'''Ralph''': Even ''I'' knew that.\\
'''Chief Wiggum''': Yeah, yeah, I'm not... I'm not good.

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-->'''Chief Wiggum''': ''(to Marge)'' --->'''Chief Wiggum:''' ''[to Marge]'' Would an innocent person flee?\\
''(beat)''\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Chief Wiggum''': Wiggum:''' No, really. Tell me. I honestly don't know.\\
'''Lou''': '''Lou:''' Chief, no.\\
'''Ralph''': '''Ralph:''' Even ''I'' knew that.\\
'''Chief Wiggum''': Wiggum:''' Yeah, yeah, I'm not... I'm not good.



-->'''Chief Wiggum''': You really thought you could fool me with that Burns and Smithers getup. I mean, I'm not the sharpest pencil in the pencil thing, but I'm least as smart as a cat. Right, Lou?\\
'''Lou''': Uh, what breed, Chief? I mean, I saw an Abyssinian once who could change channels.\\
'''Chief Wiggum''': Eh, that is pretty smart.

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-->'''Chief Wiggum''': --->'''Chief Wiggum:''' You really thought you could fool me with that Burns and Smithers getup. I mean, I'm not the sharpest pencil in the pencil thing, but I'm least as smart as a cat. Right, Lou?\\
'''Lou''': '''Lou:''' Uh, what breed, Chief? I mean, I saw an Abyssinian once who could change channels.\\
'''Chief Wiggum''': Wiggum:''' Eh, that is pretty smart.



* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Bart, Lisa, and Maggie are the only major characters with flesh colored hair, it's meant to be blonde but compared to the other blonde characters have more realistic hair. (The Simpsons children's hair points coming directly out of the top of their heads identical in color to their skin and with no visible dividing line between forehead and hairline.)

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* NonStandardCharacterDesign: NonStandardCharacterDesign:
**
Bart, Lisa, and Maggie are the only major characters with flesh colored hair, it's meant to be blonde but compared to the other blonde characters have more realistic hair. (The Simpsons children's hair points coming directly out of the top of their heads identical in color to their skin and with no visible dividing line between forehead and hairline.)



-->'''Creator/MattGroening''': (''quoting "Comic/LifeInHell"'') The theological implications are staggering.

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-->'''Creator/MattGroening''': (''quoting "Comic/LifeInHell"'') --->'''Creator/MattGroening:''' ''[quoting "Comic/LifeInHell"]'' The theological implications are staggering.



* NoodleIncident: Bart's mortal enemies are Sideshow Bob and Dr. Demento.

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* NoodleIncident: NoodleIncident:
**
Bart's mortal enemies are Sideshow Bob and Dr. Demento.



--> '''Bart''': Dad, what are you doing here?\\
'''Homer''': Reading about this Edison character. They won't let me in the big people library down town. There was some... unpleasantness. I can never go back.

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--> '''Bart''': --->'''Bart:''' Dad, what are you doing here?\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' Reading about this Edison character. They won't let me in the big people library down town. There was some... unpleasantness. I can never go back.



--> '''Mr. Burns''': Yes, well, Smithers I want you to arrange a party for two at my estate. Marge. Me. And do you think you could dig up Al Jolson?\\
'''Smithers''': Uh, do you remember we did that once before?\\
'''Mr. Burns''': Oh, that's right, he's dead. And rather pungent. The rest of that night is something I'd like to forget.

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--> '''Mr. Burns''': --->'''Mr. Burns:''' Yes, well, Smithers I want you to arrange a party for two at my estate. Marge. Me. And do you think you could dig up Al Jolson?\\
'''Smithers''': '''Smithers:''' Uh, do you remember we did that once before?\\
'''Mr. Burns''': Burns:''' Oh, that's right, he's dead. And rather pungent. The rest of that night is something I'd like to forget.



--> '''Bart:''' Uh, Mom? We're stuck to Dad.\\

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--> '''Bart:''' --->'''Bart:''' Uh, Mom? We're stuck to Dad.\\



--> '''Abe''': (reacting to Marge's attempt at a haircut) No! No, no, no, no! The George Raft look is dead! I want an Audie Murphy!\\
'''Marge''': Well if you'd just apologise to Louie, you could get your hair cut the way you want!\\
'''Abe''': ''No'' apology! Not until he admits he's a ''jerk''!

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--> '''Abe''': (reacting --->'''Abe:''' ''[reacting to Marge's attempt at a haircut) haircut]'' No! No, no, no, no! The George Raft look is dead! I want an Audie Murphy!\\
'''Marge''': '''Marge:''' Well if you'd just apologise to Louie, you could get your hair cut the way you want!\\
'''Abe''': '''Abe:''' ''No'' apology! Not until he admits he's a ''jerk''!



* NoseShove: One episode blamed Homer's reduced IQ on his having shoved a crayon up his nose and into his brain.

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* NoseShove: NoseShove:
**
One episode blamed Homer's reduced IQ on his having shoved a crayon up his nose and into his brain.



* NotAllowedToGrowUp: In a mock behind-the-scenes exposé, Lisa accuses the producers of slipping her "anti-growth hormones".
--> '''Homer''': That's ridiculous. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial How could I even get all five necessary drops into her cereal?]] *{{beat}}* What?

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* NotAllowedToGrowUp: NotAllowedToGrowUp:
**
In a mock behind-the-scenes exposé, Lisa accuses the producers of slipping her "anti-growth hormones".
--> '''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' That's ridiculous. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial How could I even get all five necessary drops into her cereal?]] *{{beat}}* ''[beat]'' What?



---> I was just telling her how we chased the teddy bears into their cuddle bunkers, [in a creepy voice] then had to tickle them out with machine hugs and fun throwers! [sinister zoom-in] They say the more soldiers you tickle, the easier it gets. Well, sir, it doesn't.

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---> --->'''Grandpa Simpson:''' I was just telling her how we chased the teddy bears into their cuddle bunkers, [in ''[in a creepy voice] voice]'' then had to tickle them out with machine hugs and fun throwers! [sinister zoom-in] ''[sinister zoom-in]'' They say the more soldiers you tickle, the easier it gets. Well, sir, it doesn't.



--> '''Moe''': Ow ow! Not the face! (the bird pecks his crotch) Ooh! OK, the face! (bird pecks his face again) Whoo... to think that actually feels good after the, after the crotch.

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--> '''Moe''': -->'''Moe:''' Ow ow! Not the face! (the ''[the bird pecks his crotch) crotch]'' Ooh! OK, the face! (bird ''[bird pecks his face again) again]'' Whoo... to think that actually feels good after the, after the crotch.



-->'''Marge:''' "Bart, [[BigNo Nooooo!]]"\\
'''Bart:''' (Standing beside her) [[DefensiveWhat *Indignantly* "What?]]"\\
'''Marge:''' "Sorry, force of habit. Lisa, [[BigNo nooooo!]]"

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-->'''Marge:''' "Bart, Bart, [[BigNo Nooooo!]]"\\
Nooooo!]]\\
'''Bart:''' (Standing ''[Standing beside her) her, indignantly]'' [[DefensiveWhat *Indignantly* "What?]]"\\
What?]]\\
'''Marge:''' "Sorry, Sorry, force of habit. Lisa, [[BigNo nooooo!]]"nooooo!]]



--> '''Supreme Justice:''' I sentence you to a lifetime of horror on Monster Island... Don't worry, it's just a name.\\

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--> '''Supreme --->'''Supreme Justice:''' I sentence you to a lifetime of horror on Monster Island... Don't worry, it's just a name.\\



-->'''Bart''': What are you gonna do to me?\\
'''Principal Skinner''': Bart, not all Community Service is gang warfare and dangerous infection, and to illustrate that point here's where you'll be working.\\
[Principal Skinner points in the direction of a storefront]\\
'''Bart''': The Fireworks, Candy, and Puppy dog store!?\\
'''Principal Skinner''': No, no, no. Next to it.\\
[Next to the store is the Springfield Retirement Home, where we see Jasper and the [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Old Jewish Man]] sitting. Grampa comes outside:]\\
'''Grandpa Simpson''': Settle a bet: boil or mole?\\
[Bart gapes in horror]

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-->'''Bart''': --->'''Bart:''' What are you gonna do to me?\\
'''Principal Skinner''': Skinner:''' Bart, not all Community Service is gang warfare and dangerous infection, and to illustrate that point here's where you'll be working.\\
[Principal ''[Principal Skinner points in the direction of a storefront]\\
'''Bart''':
storefront]''\\
'''Bart:'''
The Fireworks, Candy, and Puppy dog store!?\\
'''Principal Skinner''': Skinner:''' No, no, no. Next to it.\\
[Next ''[Next to the store is the Springfield Retirement Home, where we see Jasper and the [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Old Jewish Man]] sitting. Grampa comes outside:]\\
outside:]''\\
'''Grandpa Simpson''': Simpson:''' Settle a bet: boil or mole?\\
[Bart ''[Bart gapes in horror]horror]''



--> '''Homer:''' Nothing's going to stop us now!\\
''(in Mr. Burns's office)''\\

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--> '''Homer:''' -->'''Homer:''' Nothing's going to stop us now!\\
''(in ''[in Mr. Burns's office)''\\office]''\\



* NowILayMeDownToSleep: The clown bed Homer botches up for Bart recites parts of the prayer. "If you should die before you wake, hoohuhuhhyukhyukhyuk..."
* TheNthDoctor: Dr. J. Loren Pryor has always been played by Harry Shearer. However, in his first few appearances (such as "Bart the Genius" and "Separate Vocations"), he had a Mr. Burns-style voice, only calmer and younger. However, when he appeared in later episodes (such as "Lisa's Sax") he has a much lower voice, sort of like Reverend Lovejoy or Smithers.

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* NowILayMeDownToSleep: The clown bed Homer botches up for Bart recites parts of the prayer. "If prayer.
-->'''Krusty bed:''' If
you should die before you wake, hoohuhuhhyukhyukhyuk..."
*
hoohuhuhhyukhyukhyuk...
%%*
TheNthDoctor: Dr. J. Loren Pryor has always been played by Harry Shearer. However, in his first few appearances (such as "Bart the Genius" and "Separate Vocations"), he had a Mr. Burns-style voice, only calmer and younger. However, when he appeared in later episodes (such as "Lisa's Sax") he has a much lower voice, sort of like Reverend Lovejoy or Smithers.



--->'''Dr. Hibbert''': Your cholesterol level is lethally high, Homer, but I'm more concerned about your gravy level.
--->'''Homer''': Now, wait a second! You doctors have been telling us to drink eight glasses of gravy a day!
--->'''Dr. Hibbert''': Well, you're a little confused.
--->'''Homer''': Oh, confused, would we?

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--->'''Dr. Hibbert''': Hibbert:''' Your cholesterol level is lethally high, Homer, but I'm more concerned about your gravy level.
--->'''Homer''':
level.\\
'''Homer:'''
Now, wait a second! You doctors have been telling us to drink eight glasses of gravy a day!
--->'''Dr. Hibbert''':
day!\\
'''Dr. Hibbert:'''
Well, you're a little confused.
--->'''Homer''':
confused.\\
'''Homer:'''
Oh, confused, would we?



--->'''Homer:''' Now you listen here. You live in my house; you'll do what I tell you and you'll believe what I believe in. Now you butter up your bacon, boy!
--->'''Bart:''' But my heart hurts.
--->'''Homer:''' Bacon up that sausage!

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--->'''Homer:''' Now you listen here. You live in my house; you'll do what I tell you and you'll believe what I believe in. Now you butter up your bacon, boy!
--->'''Bart:'''
boy!\\
'''Bart:'''
But my heart hurts.
--->'''Homer:'''
hurts.\\
'''Homer:'''
Bacon up that sausage!



** "Mmmm, sacrelicious."

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** "Mmmm, -->'''Homer:''' Mmmm, sacrelicious."



* ObstacleSkiCourse: Along with StupidSexyFlanders.

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* %%* ObstacleSkiCourse: Along with StupidSexyFlanders.



* OddlySmallOrganization: All over the place, but most often the Springfield Police and Mafia. From the episode "'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky":
--> '''Chief Wiggum''': Uh oh, all the lights are out. We better get the entire force working on this.
--> '''Lou''': Chief, we are the entire force.
--> '''Chief Wiggum''': Okay, we've gotta start recruiting, Lou!

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* OddlySmallOrganization: OddlySmallOrganization:
**
All over the place, but most often the Springfield Police and Mafia. From the episode "'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky":
--> '''Chief Wiggum''': --->'''Chief Wiggum:''' Uh oh, all the lights are out. We better get the entire force working on this.
--> '''Lou''':
this.\\
'''Lou:'''
Chief, we are the entire force.
-->
force.\\
'''Chief Wiggum''': Wiggum:''' Okay, we've gotta start recruiting, Lou!



* OffModel: Very evident in the first season. It was so bad that the first episode, ''Some Enchanted Evening'', was sent back to the animators at Creator/{{AKOM}}[[note]]responsible for the original version and over 230+ other episodes[[/note]] for reanimation.

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* OffModel: OffModel:
**
Very evident in the first season. It was so bad that the first episode, ''Some Enchanted Evening'', was sent back to the animators at Creator/{{AKOM}}[[note]]responsible for the original version and over 230+ other episodes[[/note]] for reanimation.



* OffOnATechnicality: Snake, in "Stop! Or My Dog Will Shoot". It's the reason Santa's Little Helper (a canine cop in that episode) becomes disgruntled.

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* OffOnATechnicality: OffOnATechnicality:
**
Snake, in "Stop! Or My Dog Will Shoot". It's the reason Santa's Little Helper (a canine cop in that episode) becomes disgruntled.



--> '''Lisa''': Dad, I'm just as sad as you are. What happened to Grandma is an outrage.
--> '''Homer''': How do you figure?
--> '''Lisa''': She was acquitted! Then they put her back in jail on a technicality!
--> '''Homer''': You're right. People should only be let ''out'' of jail on technicalities!
* OffScreenMomentOfAwesome: Mr. Burns' subduing and capture of the [[StockNessMonster Loch Ness Monster]] in "Monty Can't Buy Me Love." [[BadassGrandpa Even being swallowed by the beast couldn't stop him]].

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--> '''Lisa''': --->'''Lisa:''' Dad, I'm just as sad as you are. What happened to Grandma is an outrage.
--> '''Homer''':
outrage.\\
'''Homer:'''
How do you figure?
--> '''Lisa''':
figure?\\
'''Lisa:'''
She was acquitted! Then they put her back in jail on a technicality!
--> '''Homer''':
technicality!\\
'''Homer:'''
You're right. People should only be let ''out'' of jail on technicalities!
* OffScreenMomentOfAwesome: OffScreenMomentOfAwesome:
**
Mr. Burns' subduing and capture of the [[StockNessMonster Loch Ness Monster]] in "Monty Can't Buy Me Love." [[BadassGrandpa Even being swallowed by the beast couldn't stop him]].



* OhTheHumanity: Parodied a few times.

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* %%* OhTheHumanity: Parodied a few times.



* {{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.

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* {{Oktoberfest}}: {{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. occasions.
** At one point Principal Skinner created a Scottish Oktoberfest to entrap Bart in a prank, much to Groundskeeper Willie's chagrin:
--->'''Principal Skinner:''' ''[dramatically]'' No, Willie, there ''is'' no Scottish Oktoberfest!\\
'''Willie:''' You used me, Skinner! YOU USED ME!



* OlderThanTheyLook: Kearney (one of the three bullies): Despite looking old enough to be in high school (yet is held back in elementary school), Kearney is actually older than that (around 20-30 years old), according to "Lisa the Iconoclast," when Principal Skinner told the kids at an assembly that the only person who's old enough to remember the 1976 Bicentennial is Kearney (who is shown shaving and commenting on how the Bicentennial took everyone's mind off the Watergate scandal). Later episodes showed that Kearney has custody of a son from a divorce, has been tried as an adult and sent to an adult prison, has a car (yet one episode showed him on the school bus with his son) -- yet doesn't appear to have a job or any source of income, voted in a U.S. general election (you have to be 18 to vote in American elections -- the age used to be 21), and was in the third grade around the same time as Otto the bus driver (who could also be older than he looks, despite looking and acting like a teenager).

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* OlderThanTheyLook: OlderThanTheyLook:
**
Kearney (one of the three bullies): Despite looking old enough to be in high school (yet is held back in elementary school), Kearney is actually older than that (around 20-30 years old), according to "Lisa the Iconoclast," when Principal Skinner told the kids at an assembly that the only person who's old enough to remember the 1976 Bicentennial is Kearney (who is shown shaving and commenting on how the Bicentennial took everyone's mind off the Watergate scandal). Later episodes showed that Kearney has custody of a son from a divorce, has been tried as an adult and sent to an adult prison, has a car (yet one episode showed him on the school bus with his son) -- yet doesn't appear to have a job or any source of income, voted in a U.S. general election (you have to be 18 to vote in American elections -- the age used to be 21), and was in the third grade around the same time as Otto the bus driver (who could also be older than he looks, despite looking and acting like a teenager).



-->'''Mr. Burns:''' Enough of this vulgarity! Back to your brothels, harlots!

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-->'''Mr.--->'''Mr. Burns:''' Enough of this vulgarity! Back to your brothels, harlots!



* OneMarioLimit: Homer used to mean [[Creator/{{Homer}} one of the greatest poets in western literature]], thus denoting a certain amount of sophistication. Nowadays...
** ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' gets some mileage out of this, occasionally having a category about Homer the poet, with Dan Castellaneta reading the clue in his Homer Simpson voice.

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* OneMarioLimit: OneMarioLimit:
**
Homer used to mean [[Creator/{{Homer}} one of the greatest poets in western literature]], thus denoting a certain amount of sophistication. Nowadays...
** ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' gets some mileage out of this, occasionally having a category about Homer the poet, with Dan Castellaneta reading the clue clues in his Homer Simpson voice.



-->Happy birthday to me
-->Happy birthday to me
-->Happy birthday, overlooked middle child
-->Happy birthday to me.
* OnePhoneCall: Done to Homer in "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish".

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-->Happy --->'''Lisa:''' Happy birthday to me
-->Happy
me\\
Happy
birthday to me
-->Happy
me\\
Happy
birthday, overlooked middle child
-->Happy
child\\
Happy
birthday to me.
* %%* OnePhoneCall: Done to Homer in "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish".



-->'''Marge:''' You've got a wonderful family, Homer. Please don't forget it when you walk out that door tonight.
-->''[Homer leaves.]''
-->'''Bart:''' Much as I hate that man right now, you gotta love that suit.

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-->'''Marge:''' You've got a wonderful family, Homer. Please don't forget it when you walk out that door tonight.
-->''[Homer
tonight.\\
''[Homer
leaves.]''
-->'''Bart:'''
]''\\
'''Bart:'''
Much as I hate that man right now, you gotta love that suit.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Mild examples in the form of Krusty (real name Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofski), Sideshow Mel (real name Melvin Van Horne) and Sideshow Bob (real name Robert Underdunk Terwilliger). Also a semi example with Mr. Burns, as it's easy to forget that "Monty" is actually his middle name (his full name being Charles Montgomery Plantagenet Schicklgruber Burns). Parodied when Homer pretends to be Mr. Burns in order to get back an insulting letter that he posted to him from the post office.
-->'''Homer''': Hello. My name is Mr. Burns. I believe you have a letter for me.
-->'''Postal clerk''': Okay, Mr. Burns, uh, what's your first name?
-->'''Homer''': ...I don't know.

to:

* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:
**
Mild examples in the form of Krusty (real name Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofski), Sideshow Mel (real name Melvin Van Horne) and Sideshow Bob (real name Robert Underdunk Terwilliger). Also a semi example with Mr. Burns, as it's easy to forget that "Monty" is actually his middle name (his full name being Charles Montgomery Plantagenet Schicklgruber Burns). Parodied when Homer pretends to be Mr. Burns in order to get back an insulting letter that he posted to him from the post office.
-->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' Hello. My name is Mr. Burns. I believe you have a letter for me.
-->'''Postal clerk''':
me.\\
'''Postal clerk:'''
Okay, Mr. Burns, uh, what's your first name?
-->'''Homer''': ...
name?\\
'''Homer:''' ...
I don't know.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Lisa's reaction when Marge actually supports Homer's beer baron activities in "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment".

to:

* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
**
Lisa's reaction when Marge actually supports Homer's beer baron activities in "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment".



--> '''Marge''': (of Mr. Burns) I'm sure he'll offer a fair reward. And then we'll make him double it. (family says, "Huh?") Well why can't ''I'' be greedy once in a while?

to:

--> '''Marge''': (of --->'''Marge:''' ''[of Mr. Burns) Burns]'' I'm sure he'll offer a fair reward. And then we'll make him double it. (family says, "Huh?") \\
'''Simpson family:''' Huh?\\
'''Marge:'''
Well why can't ''I'' be greedy once in a while?



* OpposedMentors: In a gag on The Simpsons Lisa makes a square on a family heirloom patchwork quilt honoring her two musical mentors:
-->Look Mom, I've finished my patch. It depicts the two greatest musical influences in my life. On the left is Mr. Largo, my music teacher at school? He taught me that even the noblest concerto can be drained of its beauty and soul. And on the right is Bleeding Gums Murphy. He taught me that music is a fire in your belly that comes out of your mouth, so you better stick an instrument in front of it.

to:

* OpposedMentors: In a gag on The Simpsons Lisa makes a square on a family heirloom patchwork quilt honoring her two musical mentors:
-->Look -->'''Lisa:''' Look, Mom, I've finished my patch. It depicts the two greatest musical influences in my life. On the left is Mr. Largo, my music teacher at school? school. He taught me that even the noblest concerto can be drained of its beauty and soul. And on the right is Bleeding Gums Murphy. He taught me that music is a fire in your belly that comes out of your mouth, so you better stick an instrument in front of it.



* OurFounder: Jebediah Springfield.

to:

* OurFounder: Jebediah Springfield.Springfield founded Springfield and has at least one statue in his honor.



--> '''Legal Disclaimer''': Mr. Simpson's opinions does not reflect those of the producers, who don't consider the Grammy an award at all.

to:

--> '''Legal Disclaimer''': -->'''Legal Disclaimer:''' Mr. Simpson's opinions does not reflect those of the producers, who don't consider the Grammy an award at all.



* OvenLogic: Marge and her Raisin Sponge Cake.

to:

* %%* OvenLogic: Marge and her Raisin Sponge Cake.



--> '''Rainier''': Mein bratwurst has a first name, it's F-r-i-t-z. Mein bratwurst has a second name, it's S-c-h-n-a-c-k-e-n-p-f-e-f-f-e-r-h-a-u-s-e-n.

to:

--> '''Rainier''': --->'''Rainier:''' Mein bratwurst has a first name, it's F-r-i-t-z. Mein bratwurst has a second name, it's S-c-h-n-a-c-k-e-n-p-f-e-f-f-e-r-h-a-u-s-e-n.



* OverlyLongScream: In "The Blunder Years", the family goes to a nightclub/restaurant. Homer gets hypnotized by a stage hypnotist, and unearths a traumatic childhood memory and starts screaming. He continues screaming as they leave, he tips the valet, drives home, brushes his teeth, and lies in bed. The next day Lenny and Carl bring him home from work '''still''' screaming; it was interrupting naptime at work.

to:

* OverlyLongScream: OverlyLongScream:
**
In "The Blunder Years", the family goes to a nightclub/restaurant. Homer gets hypnotized by a stage hypnotist, and unearths a traumatic childhood memory and starts screaming. He continues screaming as they leave, he tips the valet, drives home, brushes his teeth, and lies in bed. The next day Lenny and Carl bring him home from work '''still''' screaming; it was interrupting naptime at work.



-->'''Chief Wiggum:''' ''(reading the book in bed)'' She's got that right.
* OverlyNervousFlopSweat: In the episode "Weekend at Burnsies", Homer and Mr. Smithers are listening to Mr. Burns rehearse for a meeting. After a joke falls flat:
-->'''Smithers''': (whispering to Homer) One of us has gotta start laughing. If Mr. Burns gets flop sweat he'll die of dehydration.
-->(''Burns gets a drop of sweat on his forehead and starts to feel giddy.'')
-->'''Burns''': Oh, I'm drenched with sweat. (''pushes the droplet back into his head'')

to:

-->'''Chief Wiggum:''' ''(reading ''[reading the book in bed)'' bed]'' She's got that right.
* OverlyNervousFlopSweat: OverlyNervousFlopSweat:
**
In the episode "Weekend at Burnsies", Homer and Mr. Smithers are listening to Mr. Burns rehearse for a meeting. After a joke falls flat:
-->'''Smithers''': (whispering --->'''Smithers:''' ''[whispering to Homer) Homer]'' One of us has gotta start laughing. If Mr. Burns gets flop sweat he'll die of dehydration.
-->(''Burns ''[Burns gets a drop of sweat on his forehead and starts to feel giddy.'')
-->'''Burns''':
]''
'''Burns:'''
Oh, I'm drenched with sweat. (''pushes ''[pushes the droplet back into his head'')head]''



-->'''Homer:''' ''(disguised as Ed [=McMahon=])'' You've just won $10 million from that Publisher's Cleary Dealie!

to:

-->'''Homer:''' ''(disguised ''[disguised as Ed [=McMahon=])'' [=McMahon=]]'' You've just won $10 million from that Publisher's Cleary Dealie!



--> '''Lisa''': Dad, how could you? We were connecting in such a meaningful way.
--> '''Homer''': We were what what in the what what?

to:

--> '''Lisa''': --->'''Lisa:''' Dad, how could you? We were connecting in such a meaningful way.
--> '''Homer''':
way.\\
'''Homer:'''
We were what what in the what what?



* PatrioticFervor: Parodied in "Bart Mangled Banner".

to:

* %%* PatrioticFervor: Parodied in "Bart Mangled Banner".



* PayingInCoins: * Homer once tried to pay a $900 gas bill by sending a water-cooler bottle full of pennies in the mail. When he puts it down next to the mailbox, it falls into the earth.
-->Hello? [[DiggingToChina China]]? A little help?

to:

* PayingInCoins: * PayingInCoins:
**
Homer once tried to pay a $900 gas bill by sending a water-cooler bottle full of pennies in the mail. When he puts it down next to the mailbox, it falls into the earth.
-->Hello? --->'''Homer:''' Hello? [[DiggingToChina China]]? A little help?



-->'''Willy:''' "Homer! I ''love'' amateur video, and your show is the most amateur video I ever saw. My hobby is secretly videotaping couples in cars. I dinna come forward because in this country, it makes you look like a pervert -- but ''every'' single Scottish person does it!"

to:

-->'''Willy:''' "Homer! Homer! I ''love'' amateur video, and your show is the most amateur video I ever saw. My hobby is secretly videotaping couples in cars. I dinna come forward because in this country, it makes you look like a pervert -- but ''every'' single Scottish person does it!"it!



--> '''Krusty''': Just remember: There'll be millions of people watching you. ''MILLIONS''. (Buck takes a drink from his flask) And TV Guide's Cheers and Jeers editor! And he's already given out all his Cheers.

to:

--> '''Krusty''': -->'''Krusty:''' Just remember: There'll be millions of people watching you. ''MILLIONS''. (Buck ''[Buck takes a drink from his flask) flask]'' And TV Guide's Cheers and Jeers editor! And he's already given out all his Cheers.



--> '''Birch Barlow''': You know, ther-- there-- there are three things we're never going to get rid of here in Springfield. One: the bats in the public library. Two: Mrs. [=McFeerly=]'s compost heap. And three: our six term mayor. The illiterate, tax-cheating, wife-swapping, pot-smoking, spend-o-crat, Diamond Joe Quimby.
--> '''Quimby''': [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Hey! I am no longer illiterate.]]

to:

--> '''Birch Barlow''': -->'''Birch Barlow:''' You know, ther-- there-- there are three things we're never going to get rid of here in Springfield. One: the bats in the public library. Two: Mrs. [=McFeerly=]'s compost heap. And three: our six term mayor. The illiterate, tax-cheating, wife-swapping, pot-smoking, spend-o-crat, Diamond Joe Quimby.
--> '''Quimby''':
Quimby.\\
'''Quimby:'''
[[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Hey! I am no longer illiterate.]]



-->'''Homer''': This "perpetual motion" machine that she made today is a joke — it just keeps going faster and faster.
* PersecutedIntellectuals: Used several times as throwaway gags to illustrate how much of a CrapsackWorld the town is (at least once to the point that [[EvenEvilHasStandards even the corrupt mayor gets sick]]). TorchesAndPitchforks are a common sight.

to:

-->'''Homer''': -->'''Homer:''' This "perpetual motion" machine that she made today is a joke — it just keeps going faster and faster.
* PersecutedIntellectuals: PersecutedIntellectuals:
**
Used several times as throwaway gags to illustrate how much of a CrapsackWorld the town is (at least once to the point that [[EvenEvilHasStandards even the corrupt mayor gets sick]]). TorchesAndPitchforks are a common sight.



'''Lisa:''' Bart! ''(subtitled)'' Don't tell mom Roofi has [=CDs=]!\\
'''Bart:''' ''(subtitled)'' Why not? What could go wrong?\\
'''Lisa:''' ''(subtitled)'' She'll buy them, stupid.\\
'''Marge:''' ''(subtitled)'' You know, I was young once too.\\

to:

'''Lisa:''' Bart! ''(subtitled)'' ''[subtitled]'' Don't tell mom Roofi has [=CDs=]!\\
'''Bart:''' ''(subtitled)'' ''[subtitled]'' Why not? What could go wrong?\\
'''Lisa:''' ''(subtitled)'' ''[subtitled]'' She'll buy them, stupid.\\
'''Marge:''' ''(subtitled)'' ''[subtitled]'' You know, I was young once too.\\



* PingPongNaivete: Bart.

to:

* %%* PingPongNaivete: Bart.



--> '''Homer''': You did it on the straight / Got your dad's permission / But your mom dropped a bomb / So I flipped my position!
--> '''Marge''': Don't argue with Marge / I know what's best / The only rap in this crib / keeps sandwiches fresh!

to:

--> '''Homer''': -->'''Homer:''' You did it on the straight / Got your dad's permission / But your mom dropped a bomb / So I flipped my position!
--> '''Marge''':
position!\\
'''Marge:'''
Don't argue with Marge / I know what's best / The only rap in this crib / keeps sandwiches fresh!



* PlayingATree: Bart and Milhouse play sheep.

to:

* %%* PlayingATree: Bart and Milhouse play sheep.



-->'''Sideshow Bob:''' Because you ''need'' me, Springfield. Your guilty conscience may force you to vote Democratic, but deep down inside you secretly long for a cold-hearted Republican to lower taxes, brutalize criminals, and rule you like a king. ''That's'' why I did this, to protect you from yourselves! Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a city to run.
-->'''Judge:''' Bailiff, place the mayor under arrest.
-->*Bob is handcuffed*
-->'''Bob:''' What!? ...oh yes, all that stuff I did.

to:

-->'''Sideshow Bob:''' Because you ''need'' me, Springfield. Your guilty conscience may force you to vote Democratic, but deep down inside you secretly long for a cold-hearted Republican to lower taxes, brutalize criminals, and rule you like a king. ''That's'' why I did this, to protect you from yourselves! Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a city to run.
-->'''Judge:'''
run.\\
'''Judge:'''
Bailiff, place the mayor under arrest.
-->*Bob
arrest.\\
''[Bob
is handcuffed*
-->'''Bob:'''
handcuffed]''\\
'''Bob:'''
What!? ...oh yes, all that stuff I did.



* PoliceAreUseless: Given it's Wiggums who's running the show...
** This is even lampshaded in a song.

to:

* %%* PoliceAreUseless: Given it's Wiggums who's running the show...
** %%** This is even lampshaded in a song.



-->'''Chief Wiggum:''' Alright smart guy, where's the fire?\\

to:

-->'''Chief --->'''Chief Wiggum:''' Alright smart guy, where's the fire?\\



* PoorMansPorn: On the season seven premiere, "Who Shot Mr. Burns, part II," Moe is forced to admit under a lie detector test that he spends his evenings ogling the women in the Sears catalogue.

to:

* PoorMansPorn: PoorMansPorn:
**
On the season seven premiere, "Who Shot Mr. Burns, part II," Moe is forced to admit under a lie detector test that he spends his evenings ogling the women in the Sears catalogue.



--> '''Moe''': I've been writing creepy letters to ''that''?
* PornStash: Subverted in the episode "Million Dollar Maybe"; Homer offers Barney access to the hollow tree where he keeps his "adult" magazines... Namely, "The Economist".

to:

--> '''Moe''': ---> '''Moe:''' I've been writing creepy letters to ''that''?
* PornStash: PornStash:
**
Subverted in the episode "Million Dollar Maybe"; Homer offers Barney access to the hollow tree where he keeps his "adult" magazines... Namely, "The Economist".



* PortmanteauCoupleName: Nedna, in-universe.

to:

* %%* PortmanteauCoupleName: Nedna, in-universe.



* PostRobberyTrauma: Marge, after having her pearls stolen, in "Strong Arms of the Ma".
* PosthumousCharacter: Snowball I
** The town's founder, Jebidiah Springfield

to:

* PostRobberyTrauma: Marge, after having her pearls stolen, in "Strong Arms of the Ma".
Ma". She ends up becoming a bodybuilder and beats up the person who robbed her in response.
-->'''Chief Wiggum:''' ''[to a crowd of people who just witnessed Marge's revenge]'' Yeah. She caught her own criminal unlike the rest of you lazy bones. You're not gonna find those criminals looking at your own feet, people.
* PosthumousCharacter: PosthumousCharacter:
**
Snowball I
I, the first cat of the Simpsons family, is already replaced by Snowball II at the beginning of the show.
** The town's founder, Jebidiah SpringfieldSpringfield, is long since dead.



-->'''Bart's brain''': She's beautiful! Say something clever.
-->'''Bart''': I fell on my bottom.
-->'''Bart's brain''': D'oh...
* PrayerIsALastResort: From "Bart Sells His Soul":
--> '''Bart''': Are you there, God? It's me, Bart Simpson. I know I never paid too much attention in church, but I could really use some of that good stuff now. I'm... afraid. I'm afraid some weirdo's got my soul and I don't know what they're doing to it! I just want it back. Please? I hope you can hear this.

to:

-->'''Bart's brain''': brain:''' She's beautiful! Say something clever.
-->'''Bart''':
clever.\\
'''Bart:'''
I fell on my bottom.
-->'''Bart's brain''':
bottom.\\
'''Bart's brain:'''
D'oh...
* PrayerIsALastResort: PrayerIsALastResort:
**
From "Bart Sells His Soul":
--> '''Bart''': --->'''Bart:''' Are you there, God? It's me, Bart Simpson. I know I never paid too much attention in church, but I could really use some of that good stuff now. I'm... afraid. I'm afraid some weirdo's got my soul and I don't know what they're doing to it! I just want it back. Please? I hope you can hear this.



--> '''Homer''': I'm not normally a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me, Superman!

to:

--> '''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' I'm not normally a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me, Superman!



--> '''Bart''': Well, old timer, I guess this is the end of the road. I know I haven't always been a good kid, but, if I have to go to school tomorrow, I'll fail the test and be held back. I just need one more day to study, Lord. I need your help!
--> '''Lisa''': Prayer: The last refuge of a scoundrel.
--> '''Bart:''' A teachers strike, a power failure, a blizzard... Anything that'll cancel school tomorrow. I know it's asking a lot, but if anyone can do it, you can! Thanking you in advance, your pal, Bart Simpson.

to:

--> '''Bart''': --->'''Bart:''' Well, old timer, I guess this is the end of the road. I know I haven't always been a good kid, but, if I have to go to school tomorrow, I'll fail the test and be held back. I just need one more day to study, Lord. I need your help!
--> '''Lisa''':
help!\\
'''Lisa:'''
Prayer: The last refuge of a scoundrel.
-->
scoundrel.\\
'''Bart:''' A teachers strike, a power failure, a blizzard... Anything that'll cancel school tomorrow. I know it's asking a lot, but if anyone can do it, you can! Thanking you in advance, your pal, Bart Simpson.



-->'''Bart''': ...and please, God, ''kill Sideshow Bob!''\\
'''Marge''': No, Bart! You can't ask God to kill someone!\\
'''Homer''': Yeah! You've got to do your own dirty work!

to:

-->'''Bart''': ...-->'''Bart:''' ...and please, God, ''kill Sideshow Bob!''\\
'''Marge''': '''Marge:''' No, Bart! You can't ask God to kill someone!\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' Yeah! You've got to do your own dirty work!



-->'''Marge Simpson''': Oh, honey, I know how you feel. When I was a girl, I had a crush on Bobby Sherman...
-->[Lisa bursts out laughing]
-->'''Marge Simpson''': [annoyed] The point is, I want you to stop making these calls!
-->'''Lisa Simpson''': [serious] All right, Mom. I promise you, you will never be billed for another call.
-->[giggling uncontrollably]
-->'''Lisa Simpson''': Bobby Sherman?
-->'''Marge Simpson''': [[CatchPhrase Mmm...]]

to:

-->'''Marge Simpson''': --->'''Marge:''' Oh, honey, I know how you feel. When I was a girl, I had a crush on Bobby Sherman...
-->[Lisa
Sherman...\\
''[Lisa
bursts out laughing]
-->'''Marge Simpson''': [annoyed]
laughing]''\\
'''Marge:''' ''[annoyed]''
The point is, I want you to stop making these calls!
-->'''Lisa Simpson''': [serious]
calls!\\
'''Lisa:''' ''[serious]''
All right, Mom. I promise you, you will never be billed for another call.
-->[giggling uncontrollably]
-->'''Lisa Simpson''':
call.\\
''[giggling uncontrollably]''\\
'''Lisa:'''
Bobby Sherman?
-->'''Marge Simpson''':
Sherman?\\
'''Marge:'''
[[CatchPhrase Mmm...]]



* PreInsanityReveal: In one episode, framed as an ''Series/{{Up}}'' style documentary, we meet [[spoiler: Eleanor,]] who is both a doctor and lawyer--and then see burn-out turn her into [[spoiler:the CrazyCatLady.]]

to:

* PreInsanityReveal: In one episode, framed as an ''Series/{{Up}}'' style documentary, we meet [[spoiler: Eleanor,]] [[spoiler:Eleanor,]] who is both a doctor and lawyer--and then see burn-out turn her into [[spoiler:the CrazyCatLady.]]



--> '''Willie:''' ''[to a Latin-speaking Martin]'' You may have mastered a dead tongue, but can you handle a live one?! ''[strangles Martin with his tongue, [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]]-style]''

to:

--> '''Willie:''' -->'''Willie:''' ''[to a Latin-speaking Martin]'' You may have mastered a dead tongue, but can you handle a live one?! ''[strangles Martin with his tongue, [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]]-style]''



* PrideParade: In one episode, a gay pride parade goes through town.
-->'''Marchers:''' We're here, we're queer, get used to it!
-->'''Lisa:''' You do this every year. We ''are'' used to it!
** There was also a float dedicated to those still in the closet.
--->We're gay, we're glad
--->But don't tell mom and dad

to:

* PrideParade: PrideParade:
**
In one episode, a gay pride parade goes through town.
-->'''Marchers:''' --->'''Marchers:''' We're here, we're queer, get used to it!
-->'''Lisa:'''
it!\\
'''Lisa:'''
You do this every year. We ''are'' used to it!
** *** There was also a float dedicated to those still in the closet.
--->We're ---->We're gay, we're glad
--->But
glad\\
But
don't tell mom and dad



-->'''Crowd:''' We're here, we're queer, we don't want any more bears.
-->'''Lenny:''' Hey, that's a pretty catchy chant. Where did you hear it?
-->'''Homer:''' Oh, I heard it at the mustache parade they have every year.

to:

-->'''Crowd:''' --->'''Crowd:''' We're here, we're queer, we don't want any more bears.
-->'''Lenny:'''
bears.\\
'''Lenny:'''
Hey, that's a pretty catchy chant. Where did you hear it?
-->'''Homer:'''
it?\\
'''Homer:'''
Oh, I heard it at the mustache parade they have every year.



* PrimalScene: In "Lisa's First Word", there was a flashback to Bart's first words. He's walking down the hall and sees Homer and Marge fooling around, to which he says "[[CatchPhrase ¡AY CARAMBA!]]" For obvious reasons, Marge thought it better not to bring it up.

to:

* PrimalScene: PrimalScene:
**
In "Lisa's First Word", there was a flashback to Bart's first words. He's walking down the hall and sees Homer and Marge fooling around, to which he says "[[CatchPhrase ¡AY CARAMBA!]]" For obvious reasons, Marge thought it better not to bring it up.



** Also happens in "The Haw-Hawed Couple," when Bart and Lisa walked in on Homer and Marge 'Snuggling', despite the boombox playing the fake argument tape Homer and Marge made, leaving Bart traumatized.
*** Until he gets some perspective from Milhouse: "Trust me, Bart, it's better to walk in on both your parents instead of [[ADateWithRosiePalms just one of them]]."

to:

** Also happens in "The Haw-Hawed Couple," when Bart and Lisa walked in on Homer and Marge 'Snuggling', despite the boombox playing the fake argument tape Homer and Marge made, leaving Bart traumatized.
*** Until
traumatized. At least until he gets some perspective from Milhouse: "Trust Milhouse.
--->'''Milhouse:''' Trust
me, Bart, it's better to walk in on both your parents instead of [[ADateWithRosiePalms just one of them]]."



* ProducePelting: Happens to Krusty in "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious" when he realizes his comedy special of Krusty Komedy Klassic is abbreviated as "KKK".

to:

* ProducePelting: ProducePelting:
**
Happens to Krusty in "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious" when he realizes his comedy special of Krusty Komedy Klassic is abbreviated as "KKK".



'''Abe:''' Oh, heh heh! That was a real horn-honker! Let's see it. ''(Bart and Lisa feel uneasy)'' Now! Do it! ''(They groan)'' '''Do it!'''\\
'''Bart and Lisa:''' ''(get into position and singing flatly)'' Hot dogs, Armour hot dogs...\\

to:

'''Abe:''' Oh, heh heh! That was a real horn-honker! Let's see it. ''(Bart ''[Bart and Lisa feel uneasy)'' uneasy]'' Now! Do it! ''(They groan)'' ''[They groan]'' '''Do it!'''\\
'''Bart and Lisa:''' ''(get ''[get into position and singing flatly)'' flatly]'' Hot dogs, Armour hot dogs...\\



''(They fully launch into a song and dance routine at this point, complete with Homer walking by with a sign promoting the hot dogs at the end.)''\\

to:

''(They ''[They fully launch into a song and dance routine at this point, complete with Homer walking by with a sign promoting the hot dogs at the end.)''\\end]''\\



''(Lisa walks off while everybody else does the Chicken Tonight song and dance)''

to:

''(Lisa ''[Lisa walks off while everybody else does the Chicken Tonight song and dance)''dance]''



* ProfessionalSlacker: Homer, when the need arises.

to:

* %%* ProfessionalSlacker: Homer, when the need arises.



'''UN Man 1:''' [all the men look at the explosion] Oh My God, the Fifty-Ninth Street Bridge!\\

to:

'''UN Man 1:''' [all ''[all the men look at the explosion] explosion]'' Oh My God, the Fifty-Ninth Street Bridge!\\



* ProWrestlingEpisode: "Gorgeous Grampa"

to:

* %%* ProWrestlingEpisode: "Gorgeous Grampa"



* PunctuatedForEmphasis: The Comic Book Guy is fond of saying "[[WorstWhateverEver Worst/Best. [Noun]. Everrrr.]]".

to:

* PunctuatedForEmphasis: PunctuatedForEmphasis:
**
The Comic Book Guy is fond of saying "[[WorstWhateverEver Worst/Best. [Noun]. Everrrr.]]".



* QueerPeopleAreFunny
-->'''Homer''': You're all ''sick!''
-->'''Gay Steel Worker''': Oh, be nice!

to:

* QueerPeopleAreFunny
-->'''Homer''':
QueerPeopleAreFunny: Bay people are usually on the show as a parody or gag.
-->'''Homer:'''
You're all ''sick!''
-->'''Gay
''sick!''\\
'''Gay
Steel Worker''': Worker:''' Oh, be nice!



--->'''Lovejoy''' Homer, I'd like you to remember Matthew 7:26. "The foolish man who built his house upon the sand."\\
'''Homer''': [pointing a finger] And you remember... ''(thinks)'' Matthew... 21:17.\\
'''Reverend Lovejoy''': ''(confused)'' "And he left them and went out of the city, into Bethany, and he lodged there?"\\
'''Homer''': Yeah. Think about it.

to:

--->'''Lovejoy''' --->'''Lovejoy:''' Homer, I'd like you to remember Matthew 7:26. "The foolish man who built his house upon the sand."\\
'''Homer''': [pointing '''Homer:''' ''[pointing a finger] finger]'' And you remember... ''(thinks)'' ''[thinks]'' Matthew... 21:17.\\
'''Reverend Lovejoy''': ''(confused)'' Lovejoy:''' ''[confused]'' "And he left them and went out of the city, into Bethany, and he lodged there?"\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' Yeah. Think about it.



* RapidHairGrowth: An old episode has Homer uses a miracle hair growth product and gets a full head of hair overnight. But at the end, [[StatusQuoIsGod he loses it]] [[HairTodayGoneTomorrow just as fast]], leaving a hairy trail form his bed to the bathroom.

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* RapidHairGrowth: RapidHairGrowth:
**
An old episode has Homer uses a miracle hair growth product and gets a full head of hair overnight. But at the end, [[StatusQuoIsGod he loses it]] [[HairTodayGoneTomorrow just as fast]], leaving a hairy trail form his bed to the bathroom.



* RecycledPlot: One of the problems of the newer episodes (possibly the biggest one, besides, you know, playing FollowTheLeader with ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'') is that they keep reusing old ideas. "Saddlesore Galactica" was a parody of that kind of recycling (and the fans who bitch about this), but sadly the newer episodes play this straight.

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* RecycledPlot: RecycledPlot:
**
One of the problems of the newer episodes (possibly the biggest one, besides, you know, playing FollowTheLeader with ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'') is that they keep reusing old ideas. "Saddlesore Galactica" was a parody of that kind of recycling (and the fans who bitch about this), but sadly the newer episodes play this straight.



* ReadingIsCoolAesop: PlayedForLaughs in "Summer of 4 Ft. 2."
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud

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* %%* ReadingIsCoolAesop: PlayedForLaughs in "Summer of 4 Ft. 2."
* %%* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud



* RearWindowInvestigation, RearWindowWitness: "Bart of Darkness".

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* %%* RearWindowInvestigation, RearWindowWitness: "Bart of Darkness".



* RegalRinglets: Taffy in the "Homer Scissorhands" subplot.

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* %%* RegalRinglets: Taffy in the "Homer Scissorhands" subplot.



** 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.]]

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** 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 [[spoiler:Homer and Marge reconcile over the fact that it was a big misunderstanding.]]



--> '''Burns''': Play along, chubsy. There's a pie in it for you.
--> '''Homer''': Oh! Yeah, Monty's a wild man! He ran his own casino, stole the Loch Ness Monster, got shot by a baby, and blotted out the sun!
--> '''Gloria''': Wow, that was ''you''?

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--> '''Burns''': -->'''Burns:''' Play along, chubsy. There's a pie in it for you.
--> '''Homer''':
you.\\
'''Homer:'''
Oh! Yeah, Monty's a wild man! He ran his own casino, stole the Loch Ness Monster, got shot by a baby, and blotted out the sun!
--> '''Gloria''':
sun!\\
'''Gloria:'''
Wow, that was ''you''?



-->Say I never shot you!... Before.
* RepeatedCueTardyResponse: In season 23, "Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart", Homer arranges for Paula Paul to call Marge live during her show to wish her a Happy Birthday. He makes everyone wait while he says "three...two...one!" Nothing happens. He continues to say "one" for hours. Then it turns out that Marge's new pet rabbit (given to her by Bart for her birthday) had chewed through the phone wire, preventing the call from coming through.

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-->Say -->'''Homer:''' Say I never shot you!... Before.
* RepeatedCueTardyResponse: In season 23, "Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart", Homer arranges for Paula Paul to call Marge live during her show to wish her a Happy Birthday. He makes everyone wait while he says "three...two... two... one!" Nothing happens. He continues to say "one" for hours. Then it turns out that Marge's new pet rabbit (given to her by Bart for her birthday) had chewed through the phone wire, preventing the call from coming through.



--> '''Homer''': (on the phone) You want us to tell our side of the story? You'll see us tomorrow? Goodbye? Dial tone?!

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--> '''Homer''': (on --->'''Homer:''' ''[on the phone) phone]'' You want us to tell our side of the story? You'll see us tomorrow? Goodbye? Dial tone?!



--> '''Marge''': What is it?! (pause) "Smartline"? Yes, I've heard of your late night talk show. Well I'd love to! (hangs up)

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--> '''Marge''': --->'''Marge:''' What is it?! (pause) ''[pause]'' "Smartline"? Yes, I've heard of your late night talk show. Well I'd love to! (hangs up)''[hangs up]''



* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: From "Homer to the Max", regarding "Police Cops":
--> '''Bart''': This isn't bad!
--> '''Homer''': "Isn't bad"? Tell me one thing mankind has ever done that's any better?
--> '''Lisa''': The Renaissance?
--> '''Homer''': This is better.

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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: RhetoricalQuestionBlunder:
**
From "Homer to the Max", regarding "Police Cops":
--> '''Bart''': --->'''Bart:''' This isn't bad!
--> '''Homer''':
bad!\\
'''Homer:'''
"Isn't bad"? Tell me one thing mankind has ever done that's any better?
--> '''Lisa''':
better?\\
'''Lisa:'''
The Renaissance?
--> '''Homer''':
Renaissance?\\
'''Homer:'''
This is better.



--> '''Bart''': Teamwork is overrated. Think about it: I mean, what team was Babe Ruth on? Who knows.
--> '''Lisa and Marge''': Yankees.

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--> '''Bart''': --->'''Bart:''' Teamwork is overrated. Think about it: I mean, what team was Babe Ruth on? Who knows.
-->
knows.\\
'''Lisa and Marge''': Marge:''' Yankees.



--> '''Krusty''': Did you ever notice how there are ''two'' phone books: A white one ''and'' a yellow one? What's the deal with that?!
--> '''Lisa''': (flatly) One's residential, the other's business.
--> '''Krusty''': Oh. (animated) What'll they think of ''next'': BLUE pages?!
--> '''Marge''': (flatly) They have those; they're government listings.

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--> '''Krusty''': --->'''Krusty:''' Did you ever notice how there are ''two'' phone books: A white one ''and'' a yellow one? What's the deal with that?!
--> '''Lisa''': (flatly)
that?!\\
'''Lisa:''' ''[flatly]''
One's residential, the other's business.
--> '''Krusty''':
business.\\
'''Krusty:'''
Oh. (animated) ''[animated]'' What'll they think of ''next'': BLUE pages?!
--> '''Marge''': (flatly)
pages?!\\
'''Marge:''' ''[flatly]''
They have those; they're government listings.



--> '''Mona:''' ''How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?''\\

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--> '''Mona:''' --->'''Mona:''' ''How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?''\\



'''Homer:''' ''(incredulous)'' Do I know what "rhetorical" means?!
* RichesToRags: Homer ruins his long-lost brother Herb -- the head of a Detroit car company -- by designing a terrible car.

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'''Homer:''' ''(incredulous)'' ''[incredulous]'' Do I know what "rhetorical" means?!
* RichesToRags: RichesToRags:
**
Homer ruins his long-lost brother Herb -- the head of a Detroit car company -- by designing a terrible car.



* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: Mr. Burns.
** The entirety of Springfield when they come into any money.
--> '''Lyle Lanley''': You know, a town with money's a little like the mule with a spinning wheel. No one knows how he got it and danged if he knows how to use it.
* RiddleForTheAges: How Mr. Burns beat Bart and Lisa to the bottom of a laundry chute.
** (And how Grandpa took off his underwear without taking off his pants)

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* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: Mr. Burns.
**
The entirety of Springfield when they come into any money.
--> '''Lyle Lanley''': -->'''Lyle Lanley:''' You know, a town with money's a little like the mule with a spinning wheel. No one knows how he got it and danged if he knows how to use it.
* RiddleForTheAges: RiddleForTheAges:
**
How Mr. Burns beat Bart and Lisa to the bottom of a laundry chute.
** (And how How Grandpa took off his underwear without taking off his pants)pants.



--> '''Marge''': Remember how excited we were when this place opened? Then, a week later, we just forgot about it.
--> '''Lisa''': I'm surprised they bothered to move it when they moved the town.
--> '''Homer''': Oh, I can explain that. You see--
--> [The demolition begins, interrupting Homer]

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--> '''Marge''': --->'''Marge:''' Remember how excited we were when this place opened? Then, a week later, we just forgot about it.
--> '''Lisa''':
it.\\
'''Lisa:'''
I'm surprised they bothered to move it when they moved the town.
--> '''Homer''':
town.\\
'''Homer:'''
Oh, I can explain that. You see--
--> [The
see--\\
''[The
demolition begins, interrupting Homer]Homer]''



--> '''Homer''': Wait a minute. You're telling me the police force, the TV news, a courthouse full of people, and a popular entertainer had nothing better to do than to teach me and Bart a lesson?
--> '''Lisa''': I know it seems far-fetched, even insulting to your intelligence. But there's a simple and highly satisfying explanation. You see--
--> '''Otto''': [burts in suddenly, carrying a surfboard] Hey, everybody, surfs up!
--> [Everyone leaves excitedly]

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--> '''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' Wait a minute. You're telling me the police force, the TV news, a courthouse full of people, and a popular entertainer had nothing better to do than to teach me and Bart a lesson?
--> '''Lisa''':
lesson?\\
'''Lisa:'''
I know it seems far-fetched, even insulting to your intelligence. But there's a simple and highly satisfying explanation. You see--
--> '''Otto''':
see--\\
'''Otto:'''
[burts in suddenly, carrying a surfboard] Hey, everybody, surfs up!
--> [Everyone
up!\\
''[Everyone
leaves excitedly]excitedly]''



--> '''Mark [=McGwire=]:''' Young Bart here is right. [[spoiler:We are spying on you, pretty much around the clock.]]
--> '''Bart:''' But why, Mr. [=McGwire=]?
--> '''Mark [=McGwire=]:''' Do you want to know the terrifying truth, or do you want to see me sock a few dingers?
--> '''Crowd:''' Dingers! Dingers!
* ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma: The episode "Lisa's Date With Destiny" sees Lisa describe Nelson as "a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a vest."

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--> '''Mark --->'''Mark [=McGwire=]:''' Young Bart here is right. [[spoiler:We are spying on you, pretty much around the clock.]]
-->
]]\\
'''Bart:''' But why, Mr. [=McGwire=]?
-->
[=McGwire=]?\\
'''Mark [=McGwire=]:''' Do you want to know the terrifying truth, or do you want to see me sock a few dingers?
-->
dingers?\\
'''Crowd:''' Dingers! Dingers!
* ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma: The episode "Lisa's Date With Destiny" sees Lisa describe Nelson as "a like this:
-->'''Lisa:'' A
riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a vest."



* RidiculouslyLongPhoneNumber: When Bart calls Antarctica. For the record, the number he dials is 577562374257635623567462357736257635725.

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* RidiculouslyLongPhoneNumber: RidiculouslyLongPhoneNumber:
**
When Bart calls Antarctica. For the record, the number he dials is 577562374257635623567462357736257635725.



* RightHandHottie: In one episode, Homer gets an attractive male secretary (voiced by Harvey Fierstein) and in another episode, Homer fell for a female coworker who was basically his DistaffCounterpart, only skinnier, with red hair, and voiced by Michelle Pfeiffer.

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* RightHandHottie: RightHandHottie:
**
In one episode, Homer gets an attractive male secretary (voiced by Harvey Fierstein) and in another episode, Homer fell for a female coworker who was basically his DistaffCounterpart, only skinnier, with red hair, and voiced by Michelle Pfeiffer.



* RoadTripAcrossTheStreet

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* %%* RoadTripAcrossTheStreet



* RuleOfFunny: The series practically abuses this trope.
* RuleOfThree: Sometimes they stop short after the second time. For example, in the episode "Radioactive Man", Bart's hat flies off upon the news that Radioactive Man is getting a movie, prompting Comic Book Guy to say, "I have got to do something about that air conditioner suction." The same gag occurs when the students hear about the auditions for the role of Fallout Boy, and Skinner follows this by saying, "Oh, and the air conditioner will be fixed this afternoon." By this point you'd expect the "hat and air conditioner" gag to come up one final time at some point, but it never comes.

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* %%* RuleOfFunny: The series practically abuses this trope.
* RuleOfThree: RuleOfThree:
**
Sometimes they stop short after the second time. For example, in the episode "Radioactive Man", Bart's hat flies off upon the news that Radioactive Man is getting a movie, prompting Comic Book Guy to say, "I have got to do something about that air conditioner suction." The same gag occurs when the students hear about the auditions for the role of Fallout Boy, and Skinner follows this by saying, "Oh, and the air conditioner will be fixed this afternoon." By this point you'd expect the "hat and air conditioner" gag to come up one final time at some point, but it never comes.



--> '''Homer''': I paid full price for this freak show. Now nourish the child within me! (shakes fist) NOU-RISH!
--> '''Homer''': So you better catch the fever! (shakes fist) CATCH IT...
--> '''Homer''': Well, we are not boarding that plane unless you waive that tax. (shakes fist) WAIVE IT...

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--> '''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' I paid full price for this freak show. Now nourish the child within me! (shakes fist) NOU-RISH!
--> '''Homer''':
''[shakes fist]'' NOU-RISH!\\
'''Homer:'''
So you better catch the fever! (shakes fist) ''[shakes fist]'' CATCH IT...
--> '''Homer''':
IT...\\
'''Homer:'''
Well, we are not boarding that plane unless you waive that tax. (shakes fist) ''[shakes fist]'' WAIVE IT...



17th Mar '18 2:32:21 PM philipnova798
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** There's a very easy way to tell who did what episode according to [[http://www.snpp.com/episodes/5F09 SNPP]]'s review of ''Trash Of The Titans'':

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** There's a very easy way to tell who did what episode according to [[http://www.snpp.com/episodes/5F09 SNPP]]'s simpsonsarchive.com/episodes/5F09.txt the Simpsons Archive]]'s review of ''Trash Of The Titans'':
2nd Mar '18 1:30:10 AM ChrisCmoney
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** In a few episodes, when a character attempts to be sneaky or search for something the theme "[[Film/BeverlyHillsCop Axel F]]" will begin playing.
23rd Jan '18 4:16:33 AM Cryoclaste
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* ObjectTrackingShot: When they did a parody of ''ForrestGump'' in the S14 clip show "Gump Roast" they used the same shot of the infamous feather. However it ends up stabbing Homer in the eye... twice!

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* ObjectTrackingShot: When they did a parody of ''ForrestGump'' ''Film/ForrestGump'' in the S14 clip show "Gump Roast" they used the same shot of the infamous feather. However it ends up stabbing Homer in the eye... twice!
29th Dec '17 2:15:23 AM extrapettyhoe
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* QuirkyHousehold: They are the trope-namer to this trope.
29th Dec '17 2:13:21 AM extrapettyhoe
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* QuirkyHousehold: They are the trope-namer to this trope.
28th Dec '17 7:39:27 AM flaminghomer
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** Sideshow Bob will invariably step on a rake, get smacked in the face with the handle, and mutter angrily. [[OverlyLongGag Sometimes a few times in a row]]. [[LikeFatherLikeSon Even his son is not immune]].
8th Dec '17 3:30:59 AM PlasmaTalon
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* RealityEnsues: ''The Itchy and Scratchy Show'', an obvious parody of Tom and Jerry, removes the classic "Wile. E. Coyote immunity" from the scenario and each cartoon typically ends with Itchy the mouse brutally murdering Scratchy the cat.

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
**
''The Itchy and Scratchy Show'', an obvious parody of Tom and Jerry, removes the classic "Wile. E. Coyote immunity" from the scenario and each cartoon typically ends with Itchy the mouse brutally murdering Scratchy the cat.cat.
** When the manager of his boy band tries to destroy ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' Bart and his friends try to come up with a plan to calm him down. However by the time they come up with one its too late and he successfully blows up MAD's office.
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