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21st Apr '16 1:51:45 PM PistolsAtDawn
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* 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.]]
20th Apr '16 4:12:45 PM toregg
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* OnSecondThought: In "Bart After Dark", Marge and Lisa leave. Homer asks how he should raise Bart and Maggie while they're gone. Marge starts to say "Use your best judgement", but then remembers what Homer normally does. She changes her response to "Just do what I would do."
8th Apr '16 12:30:52 PM VenomLancerHae
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* TheNthoDoctor: 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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* TheNthoDoctor: 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.
7th Apr '16 8:32:08 PM Cakeman
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* NoteToSelf: In "Lisa's Rival", Bart comforts Lisa over Allison, saying, "I can't stand to see you so miserable, Lis... unless it's from a rubber spider down your dress." He then turns away and records a note on doing this into a pocket tape recorder. Afterwards, he offers to dig up dirt on Allison and attempts a MyCard, but Lisa reminds him that he lives in the room next to her. Bart promptly records another note on his recorder: "Next year, order fewer cards."

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* NoteToSelf: In "Lisa's Rival", Bart comforts Lisa over Allison, saying, "I can't stand to see you so miserable, Lis... unless it's from a rubber spider down your dress." He then turns away and records a note on doing this into a pocket tape recorder. Afterwards, he offers to dig up dirt on Allison and attempts a MyCard, but Lisa reminds him that he lives in the attemptsthe room next to her. Bart promptly records another note on his recorder: "Next year, order fewer cards.""
* NotSoDifferent: Homer realizes that he and the Rich Texan are this after he attempts to get revenge on him.



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



-->'''Bart''': The Fireworks, Candy, and Puppy dog store!?

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-->'''Bart''': The Fireworks, Candy, and Puppy dog store!?store!?o



* 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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* TheNthDoctor: TheNthoDoctor: 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.
2nd Apr '16 6:19:50 PM spectertv
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** When the family went to Africa, they found Dr. JoanBushwell's chimp refuge and Marge initially assumed Dr. Bushwell was a man who named the place after his wife. She was shocked when Lisa told her Dr. Bushwell is a woman.

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** When the family went to Africa, they found Dr. JoanBushwell's Joan Bushwell's chimp refuge and Marge initially assumed Dr. Bushwell was a man who named the place after his wife. She was shocked when Lisa told her Dr. Bushwell is a woman.



** A double CROWNINGMOMENTOFAWESOME would probably be stop to “Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelt” for Skinner it was finally telling Chalmers off by challenging him to teach Bart. For Chalmer’s it was doing just that.

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** A double CROWNINGMOMENTOFAWESOME CrowningMomentOfAwesome would probably be stop to “Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelt” for Skinner it was finally telling Chalmers off by challenging him to teach Bart. For Chalmer’s it was doing just that.



-->Homer: I don't remember saying that.

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-->Homer: -->'''Homer:''' I don't remember saying that.



** Drederick Tatum reminds Mike Tyson.

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** Drederick Tatum reminds me of Mike Tyson.



** Also played for laughs when Skinner and Bart where fighting over a large boiling vat of Peanut Shrimp (Bart is allergic to shrimp, Skinner is allergic to peanuts), and ramp they're on is easily cut with the wooden sticks they were fighting with.

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** Also played for laughs when Skinner and Bart where were fighting over a large boiling vat of Peanut Shrimp (Bart is allergic to shrimp, Skinner is allergic to peanuts), and the ramp they're they are on is easily cut with the wooden sticks they were fighting with.



* NoseShove:
* One episode blamed Homer's reduced IQ on his having shoved a crayon up his nose and into his brain.
* In another episode, Bart whacks Ralph on the head, causing coins and milk to fall from his nose. "My milk money!... And my milk!"

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* NoseShove:
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NoseShove: One episode blamed Homer's reduced IQ on his having shoved a crayon up his nose and into his brain.
* ** In another episode, Bart whacks Ralph on the head, causing coins and milk to fall from his nose. "My milk money!... And my milk!"



** {{lampshaded}} in the CouchGag of the episode "Them, Robot".

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** {{lampshaded}} [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the CouchGag of the episode "Them, Robot".



-->Marchers: We're here, we're queer, get used to it!
-->Lisa: You do this every year. We ''are'' used to it!

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-->Marchers: -->'''Marchers:''' We're here, we're queer, get used to it!
-->Lisa: -->'''Lisa:''' You do this every year. We ''are'' used to it!



-->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.

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-->Crowd: -->'''Crowd:''' We're here, we're queer, we don't want any more bears.
-->Lenny: -->'''Lenny:''' Hey, that's a pretty catchy chant. Where did you hear it?
-->Homer: -->'''Homer:''' Oh, I heard it at the mustache parade they have every year.
2nd Apr '16 11:47:03 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* ProstheticLimbReveal: In "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" Part 2" we learn that Jasper Beardly has a wooden leg when Smithers confesses to shooting him. Jasper didn't even know he'd been shot. "You shot who in the what now?"
20th Mar '16 4:11:12 PM TomPhanto
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** If only it stopped at Mr. Burns. His employees seem to be the most incompetent gaggle of nitwits ever created. They hired Homer Simpson for crying out loud, and have not fired him after numerous accidents that came within a hair's breadth of looking like the sordid offspring of a threeway with Chernobyl, Three-Mile Island and the Love Canal... Then there's Lenny, who refitted the soda machines in Sector 7G to dispense beer if one asked for club soda. The only sane employee they ever had (Frank Grimes) killed himself after Homer showed him up during a kids' nuclear plant design contest. Homer was once able to cause a nuclear meltdown in a test environment containing no nuclear materials. The worst part is, Homer is the one in charge of the safety (which he got after Homer, ironically, led a public safety campaign against the nuclear plant. Prior to that, Homer was just a waste handler).
** To see how good Homer is at his job, three times he temporarily leaves his spot at reactor control station. He is replaced by a 1) chicken, 2) a brick hanging from a lever and 3) "drinking bird" plastic toy that presses the "y" button on the keyboard on every question asked.
** Mr. Burns' YesMan Waylon Smithers seems somewhat competent (at least compared to most of the plant's employees) but even he isn't perfect. He once admitted that one of his 2,800 duties is lying to Congress.
** And the icing on the cake? It's been like that for so long, that bringing it up to code would cost MILLIONS.
** In various episodes, we see clips of plant workers doing everything from playing chess in the reactor core to holding cockfights in the lunch room to engaging in "Nap Time" in the middle of the day. One episode started with everyone at the plant (Burns and Smithers included) sleeping on the job. They also scream and panic whenever there's an emergency, remove emergency procedure posters to make get-well-soon cards, have sword fights with nuclear rods, and engage in log-rolling contests using drums of nuclear waste.
** And perhaps worst of all, the employees at the nuclear plant are required to visit 3 separate rooms to get coffee, cream and sugar.
** The nuclear power plant does however get regular visit from safety inspectors who do point out the dangers and flaws of the plant. They are diligent enough to demand Burns fix the plants hazards and don't take cheap bribes from him.

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** *** If only it stopped at Mr. Burns. His employees seem to be the most incompetent gaggle of nitwits ever created. They hired Homer Simpson for crying out loud, and have not fired him after numerous accidents that came within a hair's breadth of looking like the sordid offspring of a threeway with Chernobyl, Three-Mile Island and the Love Canal... Then there's Lenny, who refitted the soda machines in Sector 7G to dispense beer if one asked for club soda. The only sane employee they ever had (Frank Grimes) killed himself after Homer showed him up during a kids' nuclear plant design contest. Homer was once able to cause a nuclear meltdown in a test environment containing no nuclear materials. The worst part is, Homer is the one in charge of the safety (which he got after Homer, ironically, led a public safety campaign against the nuclear plant. Prior to that, Homer was just a waste handler).
** *** To see how good Homer is at his job, three times he temporarily leaves his spot at reactor control station. He is replaced by a 1) chicken, 2) a brick hanging from a lever and 3) "drinking bird" plastic toy that presses the "y" button on the keyboard on every question asked.
** *** Mr. Burns' YesMan Waylon Smithers seems somewhat competent (at least compared to most of the plant's employees) but even he isn't perfect. He once admitted that one of his 2,800 duties is lying to Congress.
** *** And the icing on the cake? It's been like that for so long, that bringing it up to code would cost MILLIONS.
** *** In various episodes, we see clips of plant workers doing everything from playing chess in the reactor core to holding cockfights in the lunch room to engaging in "Nap Time" in the middle of the day. One episode started with everyone at the plant (Burns and Smithers included) sleeping on the job. They also scream and panic whenever there's an emergency, remove emergency procedure posters to make get-well-soon cards, have sword fights with nuclear rods, and engage in log-rolling contests using drums of nuclear waste.
** *** And perhaps worst of all, the employees at the nuclear plant are required to visit 3 separate rooms to get coffee, cream and sugar.
** *** The nuclear power plant does however get regular visit from safety inspectors who do point out the dangers and flaws of the plant. They are diligent enough to demand Burns fix the plants hazards and don't take cheap bribes from him.
20th Mar '16 4:07:56 PM TomPhanto
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* NoOSHACompliance:
** The Springfield Nuclear Power Plant is a safety nightmare. There are repeated scenes of Burns doing things to try and circumvent getting shut down, from running for governor to bribing officials.
** If only it stopped at Mr. Burns. His employees seem to be the most incompetent gaggle of nitwits ever created. They hired Homer Simpson for crying out loud, and have not fired him after numerous accidents that came within a hair's breadth of looking like the sordid offspring of a threeway with Chernobyl, Three-Mile Island and the Love Canal... Then there's Lenny, who refitted the soda machines in Sector 7G to dispense beer if one asked for club soda. The only sane employee they ever had (Frank Grimes) killed himself after Homer showed him up during a kids' nuclear plant design contest. Homer was once able to cause a nuclear meltdown in a test environment containing no nuclear materials. The worst part is, Homer is the one in charge of the safety (which he got after Homer, ironically, led a public safety campaign against the nuclear plant. Prior to that, Homer was just a waste handler).
** To see how good Homer is at his job, three times he temporarily leaves his spot at reactor control station. He is replaced by a 1) chicken, 2) a brick hanging from a lever and 3) "drinking bird" plastic toy that presses the "y" button on the keyboard on every question asked.
** Mr. Burns' YesMan Waylon Smithers seems somewhat competent (at least compared to most of the plant's employees) but even he isn't perfect. He once admitted that one of his 2,800 duties is lying to Congress.
** And the icing on the cake? It's been like that for so long, that bringing it up to code would cost MILLIONS.
** In various episodes, we see clips of plant workers doing everything from playing chess in the reactor core to holding cockfights in the lunch room to engaging in "Nap Time" in the middle of the day. One episode started with everyone at the plant (Burns and Smithers included) sleeping on the job. They also scream and panic whenever there's an emergency, remove emergency procedure posters to make get-well-soon cards, have sword fights with nuclear rods, and engage in log-rolling contests using drums of nuclear waste.
** And perhaps worst of all, the employees at the nuclear plant are required to visit 3 separate rooms to get coffee, cream and sugar.
** The nuclear power plant does however get regular visit from safety inspectors who do point out the dangers and flaws of the plant. They are diligent enough to demand Burns fix the plants hazards and don't take cheap bribes from him.
** Also played for laughs when Skinner and Bart where fighting over a large boiling vat of Peanut Shrimp (Bart is allergic to shrimp, Skinner is allergic to peanuts), and ramp they're on is easily cut with the wooden sticks they were fighting with.
** Itchy and Scratchy Land had rides where people would come within inches of being gouged by spikes and have the ride hit a buzz saw. This was before the robots revolted. Particularly bad is the part where a ride has spikes on top extend over the front seats. Apparently tall people sitting in front never occurred to them.
** Also mentioned but not seen is the Krustyland House of Knives; Krusty swears that the tourists were decapitated BEFORE they entered it.
** Springfield Elementary suffers from a lack of budget control. And in "The PTA Disbands" it opens with the kids riding a school bus to a field trip on a bus that's falling apart and Skinner has to ask Otto to siphon gas from another school bus.
3rd Mar '16 1:05:29 PM tetsuzan
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* 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.
** Marge can arguably be considered the worse of the two as despite being just as responsible most of the time she will often shift responsibility on to Homer.
** Skinner will often ignore his responsibility for problem’s he’s caused or shift the blame onto someone else.
** A double CROWNINGMOMENTOFAWESOME would probably be stop to “Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelt” for Skinner it was finally telling Chalmers off by challenging him to teach Bart. For Chalmer’s it was doing just that.
20th Feb '16 7:22:48 PM notShemp
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* 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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