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29th Jun '17 12:14:20 AM PaulA
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* WholePlotReference: ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', ''Film/TheDeparted'', ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'', ''Film/MaryPoppins'', ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''{{Dracula}}'', ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'', ''Film/SidAndNancy'', ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'', ''Film/RearWindow'', ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'', ''Series/TwentyFour'', ''Film/TheShining'', ''Series/MyMotherTheCar'', ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''Film/KingKong'', ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau''...

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* WholePlotReference: ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', ''Film/TheDeparted'', ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'', ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'', ''Film/MaryPoppins'', ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''{{Dracula}}'', ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'', ''Film/SidAndNancy'', ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'', ''Film/RearWindow'', ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'', ''Series/TwentyFour'', ''Film/TheShining'', ''Series/MyMotherTheCar'', ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''Film/KingKong'', ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau''...
13th Jun '17 1:25:31 PM BatmanKalEl
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* VocalEvolution: Dan Castellaneta originally voiced Homer by doing a Walter Matthau impersonation; around the halfway point of season 2, he began to give him new vocal inflections and a larger range. Any similarities to Matthau were essentially abandoned by "Blood Feud".
** Nelson began with a very high-pitched voice. However, around season 7, Nelson began to have a deeper, scratchier voice.

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* VocalEvolution: Dan Castellaneta originally voiced Natural, given the series' [[LongRunner 27-plus-year]] run. Some prominent examples:
** During the entirety of the Tracey Ullman shorts and the first season, DanCastellaneta had a more deeper, somewhat baritone voice for
Homer by doing (Dan basically used a Walter Matthau impersonation; around Creator/WalterMatthau impression), which slowly became higher (Season 3 had Homer speaking with a bit of a lisp) over the halfway course of the series, to the point it, with the same amount of childish energy albeit with more authority. Dan says on the commentaries that he just tried to match the voice he'd been using when they were recording, and changing it little by little to make it easier to show a wider range of emotion. He eventually wound up with the voice we all know simply by trial and error. Past season 2, he began 10 or so, Homer's voice has become a little bit deeper and slightly more gravelly, but otherwise unchanged since the 4th season.
** Julie Kavner had the distinctive hoarse, gravely tone with her performances as [[TalkingToHimself Marge, Patty, Selma and Mrs. Bouvier,]] but was significantly higher. Due
to give him new the stress of the performances on her vocal inflections and a larger range. Any similarities to Matthau were essentially abandoned chords, all of Kavner's characters have become deeper, and, by "Blood Feud".
** Nelson began with a very high-pitched voice. However, around
season 7, Nelson began to have 27, sounding like they've lost their voices.
** Creator/HarryShearer's Mr. Burns in seasons 1 and 2 was ''much'' more deep and ominous than his current over-the-top performance.
** Hank Azaria's voice for Moe was quite a bit higher early in the run, and became quite deep by later seasons.
** Nancy Cartwright also uses
a deeper, scratchier voice.more teenaged sounding voice for Nelson Muntz compared to before season 6 or so. His "HA HA!" is pretty much the same, though. FridgeLogic applies here, as Nelson has been shown to be a smoker in several episodes, including when his voice was still higher.
23rd May '17 4:20:35 PM jormis29
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* SpinOff: Of ''The Tracey Ullman Show''. And the whole concept is spoofed in the episode "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase".

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* SpinOff: Of ''The Tracey Ullman Show''.''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow''. And the whole concept is spoofed in the episode "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase".



** In a Simpsons short from The Tracey Ullman Show ("Bath Time"), Bart is turned blue entirely and is shivering from the cold water with which Homer runs, and fills the bathtub. Bart regresses to his normal color when he mixes the hot water with the cold.

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** In a Simpsons short from The Tracey Ullman Show ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' ("Bath Time"), Bart is turned blue entirely and is shivering from the cold water with which Homer runs, and fills the bathtub. Bart regresses to his normal color when he mixes the hot water with the cold.
19th May '17 2:09:48 PM abby-anne
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* UglyGuyHotWife: ''Plenty''
** Homer and Marge, although Marge's attractiveness has been played up over time and Homer has usually been shown as more attractive in his younger years when he started dating Marge. The episode The Italian Bob seems to reference this trope, when the end of the episode shows Marge and Homer taking a romantic gondola ride, the gondolier providing his services for the evening puts his own spin on the song "That's Amore", much to Homer's annoyance.
-->'''Gondolier:''' *singing* When a wife looks like that and her husband's so fat, that's immoral!
** Homer has managed to attract several bombshells over the course of the show. They seem to see him as hot. Or maybe it's his personality, which is odd, given the way he acts the rest of the time.
** In "Holidays of Future Passed," Milhouse and Lisa end up married. Milhouse grows up to be balding with a gut and Lisa grows up beautifully.
** Mona Simpson, as seen in flashbacks in some episodes, was somewhat of a looker when she was young and Homer was a toddler; Homer's dad, however, was not so much more attractive than he is now, and was also somewhat of a slob.
** Apu and Manjula. Possibly justified due to her being several years younger and the two being part of an ArrangedMarriage.
** Comic Book Guy is a balding, [[FatBastard obese,]] [[JerkAss jerkass]], [[BasementDweller basement dweller]]. His wife, Kumiko, is a textbook YamatoNadeshiko.
23rd Apr '17 5:17:41 AM TwilightLord
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* ThemeTuneCameo: Bart whistles the "Simpsons" opening music at the start of the episode "Bart Gets Famous".

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* ThemeTuneCameo: Bart whistles the "Simpsons" opening music at the start of the episode "Bart Gets Famous". [[SelfDeprecation Marge tells him to quit whistling that annoying tune.]]
23rd Apr '17 5:10:49 AM TwilightLord
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** Krusty himself is an example of this trope. He spells his name "Krusty the Klown" rather than "Krusty the Clown" (the K in Krusty can't be changed, because it's based on his real name, Krustofski).
23rd Apr '17 5:05:51 AM TwilightLord
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** In the episode "Burns, Baby Burns", Lisa, making fun of Marge's hair, says "Buckingham Palace called, they want their hat back."
24th Mar '17 3:00:02 PM toregg
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* SelfMadeOrphan: Mr. Burns, possibly. In "The Mansion Family", he fills out a form at the doctor's office. He reads out loud, "Cause of parent's death? Got in my way."
16th Mar '17 9:48:45 PM erracht
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* ScienceMarchesOn: In universe: in "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson", Miss Hoover kills time by showing the class an educational film about going to the moon ''made before the moon landings'' and thus ridiculously speculative; [[Spoiler: it shows vacationers standing on the lunar surface without space suits, including a man fishing in a crater and catching an alien woman]].

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* ScienceMarchesOn: In universe: in "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson", Miss Hoover kills time by showing the class an educational film about going to the moon ''made before the moon landings'' and thus ridiculously speculative; [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: it shows vacationers standing on the lunar surface without space suits, including a man fishing in a crater and catching an alien woman]].
16th Mar '17 9:48:06 PM erracht
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* ScienceMarchesOn: In universe: in "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson", Miss Hoover kills time by showing the class an educational film about going to the moon ''made before the moon landings'' and thus ridiculously speculative (it shows vacationers standing on the lunar surface without space suits and a man catching an alien woman on a fishing rod in a crater).

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* ScienceMarchesOn: In universe: in "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson", Miss Hoover kills time by showing the class an educational film about going to the moon ''made before the moon landings'' and thus ridiculously speculative (it speculative; [[Spoiler: it shows vacationers standing on the lunar surface without space suits and suits, including a man fishing in a crater and catching an alien woman on a fishing rod in a crater).woman]].
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