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31st Dec '17 2:44:33 AM foxley
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** One episode revolves around the Simpsons joining the Flanders on a group trip to Jerusalem, with Homers disrespectful and annoying behavior driving Ned increasingly angry, finally boiling over when he finds Homer asleep in Jesus's tomb. To point out how lazy and uncaring Homer has been, Flanders shows that all he's been taking photos of the entire trip are soda cans with funny names, then deletes all the images on the camera.
--> '''Homer''': Whatever, that was ''your'' camera.
--> '''Ned''': *angrily smashes the camera against the wall*
25th Dec '17 10:52:02 PM Fireblood
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** The ''Amendment to Be'' cartoon details how if the amendment does not get through they'll sue Ted Kennedy, and claim he's gay if he fights back. This sounds suspiciously (as is, it is) the grubby tactics used by Senator Joe [=McCarthy=].
** One one occasion the show even took a shot at its origins:

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** There are also some more minor ones in other episodes, although generally mild.
** The ''Amendment to Be'' cartoon details how if the amendment does not get through they'll sue Ted Kennedy, and claim he's gay if he fights back. This sounds suspiciously (as is, it is) like the grubby tactics used by Senator Joe [=McCarthy=].
** One On one occasion the show even took a shot at its origins:



** In an episode where Abe is revealed to have been a 1950s wrestler and a heel, Homer tell him wasn't a winner because he had to cheat at a fake sport. Burns replies (in a fourth wall joke) "wrestling is fake? Why if that were true, (turns to face the camera directly) that would make every fan in the history of the sport a complete moron."

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** In an episode where Abe is revealed to have been a 1950s wrestler and a heel, Homer tell him he wasn't a winner because he had to cheat at a fake sport. Burns replies (in a fourth wall joke) "wrestling "Wrestling is fake? Why if that were true, (turns to face the camera directly) that would make every fan in the history of the sport a complete moron."



* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Otto in "The Otto Show".
** Gil in "Kill Gil Vol. I & II".



* ThievesCant: In one episode, Homer teaches Bart hobo sings (which were a real thing), such as one that advertises people willing to feed and put them up for the night... along with a house that has a ''mass hobo graveyard'' in the back.



* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Otto in "The Otto Show".
** Gil in "Kill Gil Vol. I & II".
5th Dec '17 6:14:32 PM nombretomado
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** During the entirety of the Tracey Ullman shorts and the first season, DanCastellaneta had a more deeper, somewhat baritone voice for Homer (Dan basically used a Creator/WalterMatthau impression), which slowly became higher (Season 3 had Homer speaking with a bit of a lisp) over the 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 10 or so, Homer's voice has become a little bit deeper and slightly more gravelly, but otherwise unchanged since the 4th season.

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** During the entirety of the Tracey Ullman shorts and the first season, DanCastellaneta Creator/DanCastellaneta had a more deeper, somewhat baritone voice for Homer (Dan basically used a Creator/WalterMatthau impression), which slowly became higher (Season 3 had Homer speaking with a bit of a lisp) over the 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 10 or so, Homer's voice has become a little bit deeper and slightly more gravelly, but otherwise unchanged since the 4th season.
30th Nov '17 6:41:32 PM lakingsif
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* SafeDrivingAesop: One early episode has one of these types of films (It stars Troy [=McClure=] and is part of a series including "Alice's Adventures Through the Windshield Glass" and "The Decapitation of Larry Leadfoot") being shown to Homer after he was caught on a traffic offence, but he thinks it is a comedy show and ends up laughing all the way through it.
11th Nov '17 11:34:29 AM TrippyDippy
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* ThinLickAnimation: The show is considered a UrExample of this style.

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* ThinLickAnimation: ThinLineAnimation: The show is considered a UrExample of this style.
11th Nov '17 11:33:43 AM TrippyDippy
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* ThinLickAnimation: The show is considered a UrExample of this style.
2nd Nov '17 1:14:30 PM DustSnitch
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* TheSilentBob: Maggie.

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* %%* TheSilentBob: Maggie.



* SilentSnarker: Again, Maggie.

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* %%* SilentSnarker: Again, Maggie.



* SimultaneousArcs: "Trilogy of Error".

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* %%* SimultaneousArcs: "Trilogy of Error".Error".
* SistineSteal:
** Homer manages to paint the Art/SistineChapel's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Simpsons-michaelangelo.jpg ceiling piece]] with him in the place of Adam and Marge in the place of God, while Bart and Lisa emerge from Marge's dress
** Mr. Burns invokes this trope in his own short film, in which his own face replaces that of Adam in an ultimate show of arrogance.
23rd Oct '17 3:19:09 PM toregg
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* YourBrainWontBeMuchOfAMeal: In the "Treehouse Of Horror 3" piece "Dial Z For Zombies", Homer offers himself to the zombies if they'll let his family live. After knocking on his head, the zombies feel he doesn't have anything to give.
1st Oct '17 9:39:17 AM Overfiend
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* ScaryBlackMan: Former boxing champ Drederick Tatum exemplifies this. And Krusty's short run sidekick Sideshow Raheem also qualifies.
1st Oct '17 2:16:40 AM Dragos_Drakkar
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* WilliamTelling: In "The Cartridge Family," after Bart finds the handgun Homer acquired stowed in the freezer, he aims it at Milhouse who sticks an apple in his mouth. Marge manages to find the two just before Bart could pull the trigger.

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* WilliamTelling: In "The Cartridge Family," after Bart finds the handgun Homer acquired stowed in the freezer, vegetable crisper, he aims it at Milhouse who sticks an apple in his mouth. Marge manages to find the two just before Bart could pull the trigger.
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