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30th Sep '17 6:56:30 PM Dragos_Drakkar
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* RidiculouslyLongPhoneHold: In the episode where the family goes to Australia, Bart calls a boy in Australia to ask which direction the water in the sink is flowing. The boy has to check with his neighbour who lives many miles away, so he places Bart on hold and spends half the day visiting his neighbor and going back to answer the question. By the time he gets back Bart had already gone to bed and no longer cared about the question at all.

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* RidiculouslyLongPhoneHold: In the episode where the family goes to Australia, Bart calls a boy in Australia to ask which direction the water in the sink toilet is flowing. The boy has to check with his neighbour who lives many miles away, so he places Bart on hold and spends half the day visiting his neighbor and going back to answer the question. By the time he gets back Bart had already gone to bed and no longer cared about the question at all.
18th Sep '17 5:56:14 AM jormis29
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* ThePerfectCrime: One of the original Tracy Ullman shorts had Bart claim that stealing freshly baked cookies and blaming it on Maggie is the perfect crime, as his pre-verbal sister can't defend herself. Then he eats an entire sheet of cookies and gets caught because he has chocolate smeared all over his hands and face. As Homer drags Bart away for punishment (the latter lamenting that there is no such thing as a perfect crime), Maggie steals ''one'' cookie - whose absence will be blamed on Bart if it is noticed at all.

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* ThePerfectCrime: One of the original Tracy Ullman ''[[Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow Tracey Ullman]]'' shorts had Bart claim that stealing freshly baked cookies and blaming it on Maggie is the perfect crime, as his pre-verbal sister can't defend herself. Then he eats an entire sheet of cookies and gets caught because he has chocolate smeared all over his hands and face. As Homer drags Bart away for punishment (the latter lamenting that there is no such thing as a perfect crime), Maggie steals ''one'' cookie - whose absence will be blamed on Bart if it is noticed at all.
30th Aug '17 6:23:09 PM tyrekecorrea
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* NotMeThisTime: Happens in "Lisa the Vegetarian," when Lisa steals a roast pig that Homer was planning to serve at a barbecue:

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* NotMeThisTime: Happens in "Lisa the Vegetarian," when Lisa steals a roast pig that Homer was is planning to serve at a barbecue:
30th Aug '17 6:21:37 PM tyrekecorrea
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* NotMeThisTime: Happens in "Lisa the Vegetarian," when it was Lisa who did something bad for a change:

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* NotMeThisTime: Happens in "Lisa the Vegetarian," when it was Lisa who did something bad for steals a change:roast pig that Homer was planning to serve at a barbecue:



'''Bart:''' (Standing beside her) "What?"\\

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'''Bart:''' (Standing beside her) "What?"\\[[DefensiveWhat *Indignantly* "What?]]"\\
27th Jul '17 10:07:29 AM jessicaotiesha
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* PlayingTheVictimCard: Marge does this to a ridiculous degree which has only gotten worse as the series has gone on. While in the early seasons there were episodes such as [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E10HomersNightOut Homerís Night Out]] and [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E4TwoCarsInEveryGarageAndThreeEyesOnEveryFish Two Cars In Every Garage And Three Eyes On Every Fish]] where while not exactly in the wrong Marge really wasnít the victim the episode tries to present her as. However after {{Flanderization}} set in causing Marge TookALevelInJerkass Marge acts unappreciated and overworked for doing things that would and have gotten Homer villianized. For example prioritizing other childrenís happiness over her own.
** Margeís penitent of IncrediblyLameFun is also a big part of this in the early seasons the family would agree to do something Marge likes and the joke would be either they find something else to do in the process or the surprisingly have a good time while Marge would find the experience too stimulating. Later episodes would have her forcibly make family and romantic activities something that she would only like then get mad and act hurt when they didnít enjoy themselves.
20th Jul '17 7:35:52 AM XFllo
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** Homer once quit the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant to become a pin-monkey at the local bowling alley as soon as he got out of debt. He loved every minute of it.
** Ned left his job as a company clerk to open a store for left-handed people.

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

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



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

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

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



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

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