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Bart's friendship with Milhouse is strained when Milhouse falls for a new girl in school. Meanwhile, Marge orders subliminal weight loss cassette tapes for Homer, but ends up getting vocabulary builder tapes that makes Homer SophisticatedAsHell.
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Principal Skinner accidentally pronounces Samantha's last name as "Stinky".
* BigNo: Mr. Stankey does this when he sees his daughter Samantha and Milhouse together, complete with DisturbedDoves flying out of the treehouse.
* BigWhat: Milhouse after Bart admits that he snitched to Mr. Stankey.
* BuffySpeak
-->'''Homer''': Marge, where's that metal dealie you use to dig...food?
-->'''Marge''': You mean a spoon?
* ChekhovsGun: Bart uses the Magic 8-Ball from earlier in the episode to subdue Milhouse when they fight.
** The same Magic 8-Ball which tells them they won't be friends.
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Invoked at the end of the sex ed film "Fuzzy Bunny's Guide to You-Know-What":
--> '''Troy [=McClure=]''': Now that you know how it's done... don't do it.
* FourFingeredHands: Lisa reads an article that says humans will develop an extra finger in a million years.
-->'''Bart:''' Five fingers? Ew! Freak show.
* HarmfulToMinors: The sex ed film apparently shows the honeymoon in explicit detail.
-->'''Children:''' EWWWWWWWW!\\
'''Mrs. Krabappel:''' She's faking it.
* ImagineSpot: Lisa has one of Homer's funeral after watching a news report about the dangers of obesity. It ends with Homer's coffin crushing his family and some workers.
** Marge also has one of Homer as a hostage negotiator. It ends with Homer getting killed after ignoring all demands of the hostage taker.
* IndyEscape: With Homer in place of the boulder.
* IndyHatRoll: Parodied by Bart.
* KissingInATree: Bart performs a sinister version.
-->"Samantha and Milhouse kissing in a tree, about to lose their privacy. [[EvilLaugh He-he-he!]]"
* MoodWhiplash: Skinner interrupting his welcoming Samantha to Springfield Elementary to go off on PTSD flashbacks to his days in 'Nam.
-->'''Skinner''': Samantha, I've always been suspicious of transfer students. Other principals unload problem cases that way. Lord knows I do.
-->'''Samantha''': I'm a good student.
-->'''Skinner''': ''[darkly]'' Yeah, sure, and they told me I'd get a big parade when I got back from 'Nam. Instead, they spat on me. I can still feel it searing. ''[brightly]'' So, let's just see what the permanent record has to say. No detention, fairly good attendance...oh, I see you beat that bed-wetting problem in the second grade.
-->'''Samantha''': ''[mortified] That's'' in there?!
-->'''Skinner''': ''[warmly]'' Don't worry, they'll forget...''[darkly again]'' just like they forgot about ''me'' in that tiger cage for 18 ''agonizing'' months! Every night I wake up screaming! ''[brightly]'' Well, let's meet your classmates!
* OffWithHisHead: Itchy cuts off Scratchy and his bride's heads with [[WeaponizedHeadgear his sawblade hat]] in the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow Itchy & Scratchy]]'' episode "I'm Getting Buried in the Morning".
* OverprotectiveDad: Mr. Stankey.
* RaidersOfTheLostParody: Bart steals Homer's change jar from his dresser, Homer wakes up and gives chase, but trips and rolls down the stairs after him for an IndyEscape. This is followed by an IndyHatRoll with the garage door.
* ReactionShot: Bart's class watches a sex-ed film, ''Fuzzy Bunny's Guide to You-Know-What''. In it, Fuzzy marries his girlfriend Fluffy, and the film graphically shows what happens on the honeymoon. We only see the reaction of the students, who all shout "EW!", and Mrs. Krabapple, who snarks, "She's faking it."
* RelationshipSabotage: Bart does this to Milhouse and Samantha so her father will take her away and he'll have Milhouse to himself. He ends up regretting it.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Homer speaks this way as a result of listening to vocabulary-builder tapes.
** SophisticatedAsHell: The idea that a vulgar, not too bright BumblingDad like Homer has a refined vocabulary.
* ShoutOut
** The famous opening scene where Bart steals Homer's pennies parodies ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.
** The final shot is a reference to ''{{Film/Casablanca}}''.
* ShoutOutToShakespeare: After Samantha's father takes her away:
-->'''Milhouse:''' How could this happen? We started out like Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet, but [[ComicallyMissingThePoint it ended up in tragedy]].
* SleepLearning: Lisa tries to get Homer one of these tapes so he can subconsciously lose weight, but the company was all out, so they send him a vocabulary-builder tape instead.
* TheStinger: The show ends with a message from Homer to "increase your wordiness", giving his own definitions of words.
-->'''Satiety:''' Belt-popping fullness.
-->'''Triumvirate:''' Three guys giving orders.
-->'''Gourmand:''' Like a gourmet, only fatter.
-->'''Machiavellian:''' I don't know.
-->'''Boudoir:''' Where a French guy does it.
* TakeOurWordForIt: The sex ed film shown to the students features a graphic sex scene, though we don't see it.
--> '''Krabappel''': She's faking it.
* VisualPun: Check out the image above. [[labelnote:Note]]Don't see it? Milhouse and Samantha's arms while kissing create a HeartSymbol.[[/labelnote]]
* WeaponizedHeadgear: Itchy does this in the ''Itchy & Scratchy'' cartoon the kids are watching.
* WordSchmord
-->'''Bart:''' [[AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering How would I go about creating a half-man, half-ape-like creature?]]
-->'''Mrs. Krabappel:''' I'm sorry, that would be playing God.
-->'''Bart:''' God-schmod, I want my monkey man!