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YMMV: The Simpsons Vs Arthur

In the original

  • Animation Age Ghetto: Bart mocks Arthur for his show being this in one of the post-chapter segments, mentioning that it's childish and lame.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Itchy & Scratchy is this for D.W.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit:
    • There are a number of references in the story that are out of date now, like Rosie O'Donnell, Blackwater, and Senator Larry Craig.
    • Krusty making a joke about OJ on his show. The kids' reaction is what you'd expect.
  • What an Idiot: Sue Ellen's response upon learning that Mr. Burns plans to let the power plant meltdown and destroy Elwood City is to storm into his office and confront him, rather than contact the authorities.

In the sequel

  • Crack Pairing: Lisa's friend Alison is revealed to be dating Martin Prince.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Sideshow Mel tells Krusty that his making a joke about Nick Jonas' diabetes is why the Jonas Brothers no longer want to appear on his show.

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