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5th Feb '16 10:40:31 AM Morgenthaler
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Trope that doesn't exist.
** In "Please Be Genital", Bob went to a strip club to celebrate a co-worker's BachelorParty, and wound up on stage with a dancer. Despite warnings that "My boys are on the ground floor", the dancer stomps on Bob's groin. As a result, Bob has to abstain from sex for the next two weeks in order to properly recover.
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** In "Please Be Genital", Bob went to a strip club to celebrate a co-worker's BachelorParty, bachelor party, and wound up on stage with a dancer. Despite warnings that "My boys are on the ground floor", the dancer stomps on Bob's groin. As a result, Bob has to abstain from sex for the next two weeks in order to properly recover.
7th Dec '15 3:12:58 PM CaptainTedium
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* BallsOfSteel: Painfully subverted when Mayor Bledsoe, whilst doing a number of macho exercises, dares Mr. Klimer to hit him in the testicles with his golf club. Once the blow is made, the mayor stands perfectly still before saying, in an even voice and with expression unchanged, "That hurts more than I thought it would."
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* BallsOfSteel: Painfully subverted in "Father of the Bribe" when Mayor Bledsoe, whilst doing a number of macho exercises, dares Mr. Klimer to hit him in the testicles with his golf club. Once the blow is made, the mayor stands perfectly still before saying, in an even voice and with expression unchanged, "That hurts more than I thought it would."

* BitchInSheepsClothing: Beth in "The Golden Child" and "Father of The Bribe".
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Beth shows a nastier side in "The Golden Child" and "Father of The Bribe".

* ABoyAndHisX: A boy and his narcoleptic Scottie dog.
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* ABoyAndHisX: A Milo and Scottie qualify as a boy and his narcoleptic Scottie dog.

** Invoked with the Mayor, see BallsOfSteel above.
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** Invoked with the Mayor, Mayor in "Father of the Bribe", see BallsOfSteel above.
7th Dec '15 1:27:40 PM CaptainTedium
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* DoggedNiceGuy: Milo
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* DoggedNiceGuy: MiloMilo's feelings for Yvette are never returned.

** Another episode has a Debbie mauled by a bear during a nature hike [[MisplacedWildlife through the city]].
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** Another episode "Pickles' Little Amazons" has a Debbie mauled by a bear during a nature hike [[MisplacedWildlife through the city]].

* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Beth. * {{Workaholic}}: Bob Oblong.
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* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Beth. Beth is just a little girl, but at times makes it clear that she is aware of how terrible the world is. * {{Workaholic}}: Bob Oblong.Oblong enjoys his job even if it's not a good one.
7th Dec '15 12:55:09 PM CaptainTedium
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* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Used with Milo when his father asks him [[NotHelpingYourCase if he has really gotten over his ADHD.]]
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* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Used in the first episode with Milo when his father asks him [[NotHelpingYourCase if he has really gotten over his ADHD.]]

* BloodlessCarnage: In one episode, a man gets his head cut off with a jump rope, but there is absolutely no blood.
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* BloodlessCarnage: BloodlessCarnage: ** In one episode, a man gets his head cut off with a jump rope, but there is absolutely no blood.

* OminousPipeOrgan: One of the Debbies plays one like Phantom of the Opera
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* OminousPipeOrgan: One of the Debbies Debbie Klimer plays one like the Phantom of the OperaOpera after being disfigured in "Disfigured Debbie".

* StepfordSmiler: Pristine Klimer.
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* StepfordSmiler: Pristine Klimer.Klimer's smile often comes off as forced.

* YouAreTheNewTrend: The family's lack of funds force Milo to go to school on a rainy day wearing a bucket on his head and a trash bag as a raincoat. The hill kids make fun of him, until the Fonzie [[CaptainErsatz stand in]] says he likes his bucket. Milo shows up at school the next day to find all of the hill kids wearing buckets and accusing ''him'' of copying ''them''. The rest of the plot focuses on his mother helping him stay one step ahead of them.
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* YouAreTheNewTrend: The family's lack of funds in "Bucketheads" force Milo to go to school on a rainy day wearing a bucket on his head and a trash bag as a raincoat. The hill kids make fun of him, until the Fonzie [[CaptainErsatz stand in]] says he likes his bucket. Milo shows up at school the next day to find all of the hill kids wearing buckets and accusing ''him'' of copying ''them''. The rest of the plot focuses on his mother helping him stay one step ahead of them.
7th Dec '15 11:50:05 AM CaptainTedium
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* ClusterFBomb: Wonderfully subverted.
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* ClusterFBomb: Wonderfully subverted.subverted in "The Golden Child".

* ClusterFBomb: Wonderfully subverted.FunWithAcronyms: In "The Golden Child", Biff mentions that he prefers the manly side of sports and gives "Heart, Obedience, Motivation, and Opportunity" as an example. Beth points out that the statement spells "homo", to which Biff replies by insisting that Beth can't spell.

* MayContainEvil: Milo's Manic energy drink was popular because [[spoiler: it contained morphine from discarded medicine bottles found outside a hospital]].
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* MayContainEvil: In "The Golden Child", Milo's Manic energy drink was popular because [[spoiler: it contained morphine from discarded medicine bottles found outside a hospital]].

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* MayContainEvil: Milo's Manic energy drink was popular because [[spoiler: it contained morphine ** In "The Golden Child", when Bob wakes up from discarded medicine bottles found outside a hospital]].nightmare and decides to tell the truth from now on, Pickles abruptly confesses "I was the one who farted and ruined Christmas!"
7th Dec '15 6:57:43 AM CaptainTedium
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Fixing some more zero context examples and such. Also, restoring Take That entry of The Simpsons now that I've rewatched the episode.
* BrickJoke: In "Heroine Addict", Milo decides that playing Velva with his sister Beth is lame and says that he'd rather drink brake fluid. Later, Bob crashes his car and states that he was certain he changed the brake fluid.

* CreepyChild: Beth.
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* CreepyChild: Beth.Beth can come off as rather creepy because of how sneaky and not-so-innocent she is.

* HypocriticalHumor: In "Milo Interrupted", Bob and Pickles state that their son Milo knows better than to be a slave to an addictive substance. Shortly afterwards, they and Lucky all start smoking.
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* HypocriticalHumor: In "Milo Interrupted", Bob and Pickles state that their son Milo knows better than to be a slave to an addictive substance. Shortly afterwards, they and Lucky all start smoking.smoking and exhale with glee.

* TakeThat: Mayor Johnny "The Mayor" Bledsoe, a dig at pro-wrestlers-turned-elected-officials.
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* TakeThat: TakeThat: ** Mayor Johnny "The Mayor" Bledsoe, a dig at pro-wrestlers-turned-elected-officials.pro-wrestlers-turned-elected-officials. ** In "Heroine Addict", the Oblongs are given a selection of backgrounds to pose for a family photo, one of which is described as a family in trapped in the seven circles of Hell. They end up choosing that option and the family is shown dressed as ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', with Bob as Maggie, Milo as Bart, Pickles as Marge, Beth as Lisa, and Biff and Chip as Homer.
7th Dec '15 6:19:56 AM CaptainTedium
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* BrainBleach: Seems to be what people need when they witness Bob's method of playing the piano or organ, [[GagPenis considering that he has no arms or legs]].
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* BrainBleach: Two examples from "Bucketheads". ** Seems to be what people need when they witness Bob's method of playing the piano or organ, [[GagPenis considering that he has no arms or legs]].

* DumbBlonde: The Debbies have blonde hair and are clearly not intelligent..
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* DumbBlonde: The Debbies have blonde hair and are clearly not intelligent..intelligent. In "Bucketheads", a background gag shows Debbie Klimer proudly showing off a D+.

* GirlPosse: The Debbies have nothing better to do than pick on the Valley children..
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* GirlPosse: The Debbies have nothing better to do than pick on the Valley children..children.

** Bob went to a strip club to celebrate a co-worker's BachelorParty, and wound up on stage with a dancer. Despite warnings that "My boys are on the ground floor", the dancer stomps on Bob's groin. As a result, Bob has to abstain from sex for the next two weeks in order to properly recover.
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** In "Please Be Genital", Bob went to a strip club to celebrate a co-worker's BachelorParty, and wound up on stage with a dancer. Despite warnings that "My boys are on the ground floor", the dancer stomps on Bob's groin. As a result, Bob has to abstain from sex for the next two weeks in order to properly recover.

* HasTwoMommies: Peggy is shown in one episode to have two gay men as her parents.
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* HasTwoMommies: Peggy is shown in one episode "Bucketheads" to have two gay men as her parents.

* OurSloganIsTerrible: "The Restaurant That's Too Cool For a Sign." <--- "That sign doesn't count."
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* OurSloganIsTerrible: From "Bucketheads": "The Restaurant That's Too Cool For a Sign." <--- "That sign doesn't count."

* UrbanSegregation: Enforced at just about every corner.
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* UrbanSegregation: Enforced It is enforced at just about every corner.corner that Valley people aren't allowed to go anywhere near the Hill section.
7th Dec '15 5:49:22 AM CaptainTedium
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* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: Bob's lack of limbs.
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* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: Bob's lack of limbs.limbs is rarely pointed out.
7th Dec '15 5:40:47 AM CaptainTedium
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* HypocriticalHumor: In "Milo Interrupted", Bob and Pickles state that their son Milo knows better than to be a slave to an addictive substance. Shortly afterwards, they and Lucky all start smoking.
7th Dec '15 5:10:09 AM CaptainTedium
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* CompanionCube: Beth's "doll", Slowie, which is actually a redecorated bondage whip.
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* CompanionCube: CompanionCube: ** Beth's "doll", Slowie, which is actually a redecorated bondage whip.whip. ** In "Narcoleptic Scottie", Creepy Susie reveals that she has a pet clam, only to be informed by Peggy that it is actually a coin purse.

* DrJerk: Dr. Hofschneider. * DumbBlonde: The Debbies.
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* DrJerk: Dr. Hofschneider. Hofschneider is pretty condescending and insulting to his patients. Notable examples of his assholishness include callously asking Bob if he knows what an idiot he is after he misinterprets his suggestion to neuter Scottie as neutering Milo in "Narcoleptic Scottie" as well as photographing Bob's injured groin so he can use the picture to freak other people out in "Please Be Genital". * DumbBlonde: The Debbies.Debbies have blonde hair and are clearly not intelligent..

* GirlPosse: The Debbies.
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* GirlPosse: The Debbies.Debbies have nothing better to do than pick on the Valley children..

* {{Jerkass}}: Pretty much everyone from the Hills is a complete dick to those who live in the Valley.
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* {{Jerkass}}: Pretty much everyone from the Hills Hill is a complete dick to those who live in the Valley.

* Multiboobage: The Nurse. No, it's not sexy at all. Conversely, Peggy, who has one breast. It's still not sexy.
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* Multiboobage: {{Multiboobage}}: The Nurse. No, it's not sexy at all. Conversely, Peggy, who has one breast. It's still not sexy.

* NoodleIncident: Milo was suspended from school for doing something "unspeakable" with a fish stick. Pickles was about to spank him, but somehow it turned into a Hawaiian lu'au.
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* NoodleIncident: NoodleIncident: ** In "Narcoleptic Scottie", Milo was suspended from school for doing something "unspeakable" with a fish stick. Pickles was about to spank him, but somehow it turned into a Hawaiian lu'au.

* TheNoseless: Fitting with Angus Oblong's art style, none of the characters have noses. ** Helga Phugly notably has nostrils while still lacking a nose.
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* TheNoseless: Fitting with Angus Oblong's art style, none of the characters have noses. ** Helga Phugly notably has nostrils while still lacking a nose.noses, though some of them at least have nostrils.

* OneSteveLimit: Averted with all six of the Debbies.
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted with all six of the Debbies. All of them are referred to as "Debbie" and that somehow doesn't confuse anyone.

* PaperThinDisguise: All you need to do to infiltrate the Debbies is dress exactly like them. Helga is short, fat and ugly and she had them fooled completely -- until Helga [[BigEater scarfed down a platter of tea cakes and belched her wig clean off her head]].
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* PaperThinDisguise: PaperThinDisguise: ** All you need to do to infiltrate the Debbies is dress exactly like them. Helga is short, fat and ugly and she had them fooled completely -- until Helga [[BigEater scarfed down a platter of tea cakes and belched her wig clean off her head]].

* PunnyName: Anita Bidet's name is a play on "I need a bidet".
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* PunnyName: PunnyName: ** Anita Bidet's name is a play on "I need a bidet".

* ThickLineAnimation
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* ThickLineAnimationThickLineAnimation: Just about everyone and everything has a thick outline.
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