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Recap: The Simpsons S 17 E 2 The Girl Who Slept Too Little
When a graveyard is moved near the Simpson house to make room for a stamp museum, Lisa suddenly has nightmares and learns that even someone as level-headed as her to be scared.

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  • An Aesop: It's okay for anyone, including "smart" people, to be scared.
  • Everyone Has Standards: The Wild Beasts author said he started illustrating children's books after Playboy magazine found his cartoons too filthy.
  • It's Probably Nothing/Suspiciously Specific Denial: Occurs with Groundskeeper Willie's cousin, Gravedigger Billy, who tells Lisa that if somebody was buried alive, a bell placed on the grave would ring.
    Billy: Oh, that's just the wind.
    (a hand bursts through the grave)
    Billy: That's just a tree branch...with a nice watch on it! (steals watch)
  • Precision F-Strike: At one point, Homer says "That's bullshit, man!" (with "shit" bleeped out, making this one of the few times a character intentionally says a swear word that warrants a bleeping on network television and not as a joke, like when Homer swore at the ambulance on "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?").
  • Shout-Out: The Land of the Wild Beasts is a parody of Where the Wild Things Are.
  • Take That: The Itchy & Scratchy cartoon has Scratchy being Driven to Suicide from being bored with Cats.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Deconstructed. Lisa is scared out of her mind because she never learned to face her childish fears.
The Simpsons S 16 E 21 The Father The Son And The Holy Guest StarRecap/The SimpsonsThe Simpsons S 17 E 4 Treehouse Of Horror XVI

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