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3rd Feb '16 10:28:46 PM jormis29
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* ReferenceOverdosed: The show's use of ShoutOut and pop-culture humor and celebrity cameos makes it less funny and harder to understand for anyone who's not familiar with popular or celebrity culture. Along with QuentinTarantino, this show is perhaps the most responsible for the proliferation of this trope over the past quarter-century in American media.
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* ReferenceOverdosed: The show's use of ShoutOut and pop-culture humor and celebrity cameos makes it less funny and harder to understand for anyone who's not familiar with popular or celebrity culture. Along with QuentinTarantino, Creator/QuentinTarantino, this show is perhaps the most responsible for the proliferation of this trope over the past quarter-century in American media.
23rd Jan '16 11:42:38 AM nombretomado
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** Ray Patterson, the Springfield sanitation commissioner Homer ousts of office in "Trash of the Titans", played by SteveMartin.
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** Ray Patterson, the Springfield sanitation commissioner Homer ousts of office in "Trash of the Titans", played by SteveMartin.Creator/SteveMartin.
23rd Jan '16 11:42:32 AM nombretomado
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* OneShotCharacter: Too many to list, but often the one-shots are the characters played by celebrities, such as Garth Motherloving (Creator/BenStiller) and Ray Patterson (SteveMartin).
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* OneShotCharacter: Too many to list, but often the one-shots are the characters played by celebrities, such as Garth Motherloving (Creator/BenStiller) and Ray Patterson (SteveMartin).(Creator/SteveMartin).
3rd Jan '16 12:42:41 PM notShemp
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* NonsenseClassification: Dr. Nick's recommendation, when Homer wants to gain weight: "You'll want to focus on the neglected food groups such as the whipped group, the congealed group and the chocotastic!". See the tropes page illustration. * NonSpecificallyForeign: ** Dr. Nick Riviera, who is ''some'' kind of Latin (though obviously not Romanian), but we're never told which one. ** Moe self-identified as a Dutch immigrant in one episode, although Szyslak is more Eastern European than Dutch. Another episode had Moe imagining his "inner child", who spoke with an Italian accent. So... yeah. ** "Mom and Pop Art" had a one-shot character named Astrid Weller, who was a slightly spacey art dealer trying to promote Homer as an "outsider artist" after he smashed up a homemade barbecue and put it in a child's red wagon. Her name would suggest someone who was English, Dutch, or German... but her accent was quite vague, sounding like it could be Spanish, Italian, Greek, Hungarian, or even Russian. The safest guess would probably be "Frenchwoman of undetermined Central European ethnicity, trying to sound English and/or American." Fittingly, Astrid Weller was voiced by half-Italian, half-Swedish actress Isabella Rosselini.

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* NonsenseClassification: Dr. Nick's recommendation, when Homer wants to gain weight: "You'll want to focus on the neglected food groups such as the whipped group, the congealed group and the chocotastic!". See the tropes page illustration. * NonSpecificallyForeign: ** Dr. Nick Riviera, who is ''some'' kind of Latin (though obviously not Romanian), but we're never told which one. ** Moe self-identified as a Dutch immigrant in one episode, although Szyslak is more Eastern European than Dutch. Another episode had Moe imagining his "inner child", who spoke with an Italian accent. So... yeah. ** "Mom and Pop Art" had a one-shot character named Astrid Weller, who was a slightly spacey art dealer trying to promote Homer as an "outsider artist" after he smashed up a homemade barbecue and put it in a child's red wagon. Her name would suggest someone who was English, Dutch, or German... but her accent was quite vague, sounding like it could be Spanish, Italian, Greek, Hungarian, or even Russian. The safest guess would probably be "Frenchwoman of undetermined Central European ethnicity, trying to sound English and/or American." Fittingly, Astrid Weller was voiced by half-Italian, half-Swedish actress Isabella Rosselini.
3rd Jan '16 12:41:53 PM notShemp
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* NobodysThatDumb: ** In season 14, "The Dad Who Knew Too Little", when Lisa is framed for a crime she didn't commit and the cops sees her and Homer flees when they arrive to arrest her, Chief Wiggum said something that even his own son, [[TheDitz Ralph]], knew the answer to: -->'''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. ** In season 23 [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS23E14AtLongLastLeave "At Long Last Leave"]], after the Simpsons were banished from Springfield, Homer and Marge sneak back into Springfield under the disguise of Mr. Burns and Smithers. When Chief Wiggums first spots them, it appears that he fell for it but it's later revealed that he had seen through their disguises and only pretended to be fooled in order to have time to rally the people to arrest Homer and Marge. -->'''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.
28th Dec '15 5:56:47 PM thespecialneedsgroup
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-->'''Creator/MattGroening''': (''quoting "Comic/LifeInHell"'') The theological implications are staggering.
8th Dec '15 8:26:11 PM lorgskyegon
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** An amusing example in "Bart's Comet". While the rest of the town is panicking, Homer is blasť, predicting the comet would burn up in the atmosphere and end up no bigger than a chihuahua's head. This is ''exactly what happens'', right down to the size of the comet (there's a chihuahua next to it for comparison. This is so OOC, that Bart, Lisa, and Homer huddle in fear.
23rd Nov '15 7:04:19 PM FF32
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* PlayingATree: Bart and Milhouse play sheep.
8th Nov '15 6:25:08 PM nombretomado
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** The Ribwich from "I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can" is so unhealthy that there is a scene (a ShoutOut to RequiemForADream) where we see barbecue sauce flowing in Homer's bloodstream and he develops a [[GRatedDrug huge addiction to the product]]. [[UpToEleven It gets even worse]] when the Ribwich has a label with Krusty saying [[DeathByGluttony "Will Cause Early Death"]].
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** The Ribwich from "I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can" is so unhealthy that there is a scene (a ShoutOut to RequiemForADream) ''Film/RequiemForADream'') where we see barbecue sauce flowing in Homer's bloodstream and he develops a [[GRatedDrug huge addiction to the product]]. [[UpToEleven It gets even worse]] when the Ribwich has a label with Krusty saying [[DeathByGluttony "Will Cause Early Death"]].
22nd Oct '15 2:44:07 PM cassielsander
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* RetargetedLust: In the episode "Feelin' Frisky", Homer hints at a heightened desire for Marge after watching women's volleyball on ESPN.
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