Trivia / The Simpsons S 7 E 10 The Simpsons138th Episode Spectacular
Deleted Scene: The episode showcases a lot of them — all of which are real, according to the crew members, and most of which have appeared on deleted scene reels on the DVD or have been talked about in the DVD commentary, such as the James Bond card game scene in "$pringfield (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling"), the Bollywood movie scene in "Homer and Apu," the scenes in "The Devil and Homer Simpson"note Homer's head being used as a bowling ball by a demon during his stay in Hell, Bart nearly selling his soul for a Formula-One racing car, and Lionel Hutz returning to the house, thinking he lost the case, and revealing that the pizza box he had was empty when Marge tells him that he did win, and the robotic Richard Simmons scene.
Edited for Syndication: Though Troy promises a look at clips cut from the syndicated run of the show in the introduction (over a brief clip of the Wartime Cartoon from "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie", which indeed falls under this trope), no such segment actually turns up in this episode, raising the possibility that this was a deliberate joke to confuse viewers when it went into syndication.
Played straight with some of the scenes from the Tracy Ullman shorts cut when the episode was put in actual syndication. The real end to the very first Tracy Ullman Simpsons cartoon (where Bart, Lisa, and Maggie rush to Homer and Marge's room and sleep in their bed) was cut so it ends on Homer and Marge congratulating themselves on being good parents and saying good-night to each other. Also cut was everything after Bart getting the vase stuck to his head on the Tracy Ullman short where Bart, Lisa, and Maggie play Space Patrol (Lisa breaks the vase and leaves Bart to be yelled at by Homer and Marge).