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Homer becomes the new Grim Reaper (not unlike the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode that [[RecycledScript did the same story]]), Professor Frink is a MadScientist trying to build a corporeal body for the spirit of his dead father (played by none other than the inspiration for Professor Frink's character, Jerry Lewis), and Bart and Milhouse buy a stopwatch that manipulates time.

!! Tropes:

* AndThisIsFor: When Homer killed the Grim Reaper, he said it was for Snowball and Kennedy.
* BigNo: Homer's reaction upon the idea of a world without death meaning [[TakeThat Jim Belushi would never be cancelled]].
* TheBusCameBack: The "Scary Names" for the credits return after being absent for 2 Halloween specials. Al Jean's "Scary Name" credit lampshaded this.
* {{Fanservice}}: A female crossing guard in Sweden is depicted working completely naked for no reason.
* {{God}}: He tries and ultimately fails at chasing Homer, only for him to give up and to admit that he's "too old and too rich for this."
* GroinAttack: That was how the Grim Reaper's robe forced Homer to take on the job.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Happened instantaneously to Nelson, who Bart and Milhouse bring into the scene to laugh at a naked Homer, only for ''his'' clothes to disappear before he can finish his catchphrase.
* RecycledScript: As mentioned above, the first story was done before on the ''Family Guy'' episode "Death is a Bitch" (where Peter writes on his hospital bill that he's dead to get out of paying for it, and the Grim Reaper forces Peter to take his job after Death breaks his ankle).
** HilariousinHindsight: Because of this, Homer's cameo in the Family Guy episode "Ratings Guy" where Peter tells him "Looks like this is one we beat you to!" more hilarious.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: As Death tries to take Bart, he gives him chase, setting up a hilarious game of this, complete with [[Series/TheBennyHillShow "Yakety Sax"]] to top off the scene.
* SuicideAsComedy: After realizing all of the doughnuts in the break room keep disappearing before he gets a chance to eat them, Homer decides to stab himself in the stomach...only for the boys to replace the knife with a banana at the last second.
* TakeThat: The aforementioned BigNo example regarding Jim Belushi.