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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.
** Ditto on how Frink kills his re-animated father.
* 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.
* 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.