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'''Marge''': {Prods him in the chest} You don't have the guts, little man!

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'''Marge''': {Prods (prods him in the chest} chest) You don't have the guts, little man!


* NotHyperbole: Homer has to pull out a set piece with a bite in it to show that he was ''literally'' ChewingTheScenery during his theater stint.

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* NotHyperbole: NotHyperbole:
** Ned recounts seeing the Simpsons sitting down and watching TV, referring to what they were watching as "Hollywood hogwash". Cut to Homer:
--->'''Homer''': Our favorite show was ''Hollywood Hogwash''.
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Homer has to pull out a set piece with a bite in it to show that he was ''literally'' ChewingTheScenery during his theater stint.


** In 2018 Huckleberry Hound is actually portrayed as a trouble gay man in Hanna Barbera Beyond's "Exit, Stage Left!:The Snagglepuss Chronicles" but unlike this episode it's played for drama.
* While Bart is briefly in jail for assaulting a flight attendant, his role is covered by ComicBook/RichieRich.

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** In 2018 Huckleberry Hound is actually portrayed as a trouble gay man in Hanna Barbera Beyond's "Exit, Stage Left!:The Snagglepuss Chronicles" but unlike this episode it's played for drama.
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While Bart is briefly in jail for assaulting a flight attendant, his role is covered by ComicBook/RichieRich.


** While Bart is briefly in jail for assaulting a flight attendant, his role is covered by ComicBook/RichieRich.

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** In 2018 Huckleberry Hound is actually portrayed as a trouble gay man in Hanna Barbera Beyond's "Exit, Stage Left!:The Snagglepuss Chronicles" but unlike this episode it's played for drama.
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While Bart is briefly in jail for assaulting a flight attendant, his role is covered by ComicBook/RichieRich.

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** An earlier segment showed that the president of Fox was allegedly the man who cut Marge's hair.


** "The dream was over. Coming up: Was the dream ''really'' over? Yes it was. Or ''was'' it??"

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** "The dream was over. Coming up: Was the dream ''really'' over? Yes it was. Or ''was'' it??"it?"


* UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter: Manages to keep an audience at a country fair performance entertained with breakdancing when the Simpsons break into an argument.


* RealityEnsues:
** Homer's various pratfalls throughout the show (MadeOfIron or not) were not "truly" just shrugged off: he had lenghty hospital stays and became addicted to painkillers.

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* RealityEnsues:
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RealityEnsues: Homer's various pratfalls throughout the show (MadeOfIron or not) were not "truly" just shrugged off: he had lenghty hospital stays and became addicted to painkillers.



** During a Grammy award show, the presenter [[Music/OzzyOsbourne Ozzy Osbourne]] announces that, somehow, "Simpsons Christmas Boogie" won a Grammy for Best Thrash Metal. Angered, he bites off the "head" of the Grammy, causing it to bleed, referencing a similar incident with a bat.

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** During a Grammy award show, the presenter [[Music/OzzyOsbourne Ozzy Osbourne]] Music/OzzyOsbourne announces that, somehow, "Simpsons Christmas Boogie" won a Grammy for Best Thrash Metal. Angered, he bites off the "head" of the Grammy, causing it to bleed, referencing a similar incident with a bat.



** There's a statue of ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' in Comic Book Guy's office, as a nod to former Simpsons producer Brad Bird, who directed the film.

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** There's a statue of ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' in Comic Book Guy's office, as a nod to former Simpsons ''Simpsons'' producer Brad Bird, Creator/BradBird, who directed the film.


-->'''Narrator''': The Simpsons' TV show started out on a wing and a prayer. But now the wing was on fire, and the prayer had been answered by Satan.

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-->'''Narrator''': The Simpsons' TV show started out on a wing and a prayer. But now [[https://frinkiac.com/gif/S11E22/944360/946960/ the wing was on fire, fire]], and [[https://frinkiac.com/gif/S11E22/947160/949560/ the prayer had been answered by Satan.Satan]].
* IllKillYou: Exclaimed by Homer during the Iowa State Fair.



* InstantlyProvenWrong: At the end of the episode, the narrator declares, "Whether choking their son or poking some fun, the Simpsons will keep on gagging for years to come!" The scene then cuts to the Simpsons in an editing room watching an upcoming episode, with Homer telling the editor, "This will be the last season." The editor nods in agreement.



** "Would Willie's fence-mending eggs bear fruit? Or would his olive branch be torn apart, by woodpeckers of mistrust? That night, fate wore a cummerbund... of suspense."

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** "Would Willie's fence-mending eggs bear fruit? [[https://frinkiac.com/gif/S11E22/1125560/1128960/ Or would his olive branch be torn apart, by woodpeckers of mistrust? mistrust?]] That night, fate wore a cummerbund... of suspense."



* SelfDeprecation: The special is not afraid to acknowledge the show's DorkAge, bringing up "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E2ThePrincipalAndThePauper episodes increasingly resort[ing] to gimmicky premises and nonsensical plots]]" and "trendy guest stars [being] shamelessly trotted out to grab ratings".

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* SelfDeprecation: The special is not afraid to acknowledge the show's DorkAge, bringing up "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E2ThePrincipalAndThePauper episodes increasingly resort[ing] to gimmicky premises and nonsensical plots]]" and "trendy "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E7EightMisbehavin trendy]] [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E15DeepSpaceHomer guest stars stars]] [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E14ScenesFromTheClassStruggleInSpringfield [being] shamelessly trotted out out]] [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E22TheySavedLisasBrain to grab ratings".grab]] [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E9GriftOfTheMagi ratings]]".


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* StockFootage: Animation for [[https://frinkiac.com/gif/S11E22/744560/746360/ an "aborted" 1992 Couch Gag]] was reworked from [[https://frinkiac.com/gif/S08E03/19468/20903/ a Season 8 Couch Gag]] appearing in both "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E3TheHomerTheyFall The Homer They Fall]]" and "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E18HomerVsTheEighteenthAmendment Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment]]".

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* RealityEnsues:
** Homer's various pratfalls throughout the show (MadeOfIron or not) were not "truly" just shrugged off: he had lenghty hospital stays and became addicted to painkillers.

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** There's a statue of ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' in Comic Book Guy's office, as a nod to former Simpsons producer Brad Bird, who directed the film.


** Homer talks about his return to legitimate theater and is shown in a performance of ''Theatre/{{RENT}} II''. He acts as the characters' new landlord Mr. Stingely who apparently dresses like [[DudleyDoRight Snidely Whiplash]].

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** Homer talks about his return to legitimate theater and is shown in a performance of ''Theatre/{{RENT}} II''. He acts as the characters' new landlord Mr. Stingely who apparently dresses like [[DudleyDoRight [[WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight Snidely Whiplash]].

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** Earlier, when Homer strangles Bart during rehearsal, hearing the crew laugh at this prompts Homer and Bart to work it into the series.


* BetterThanABareBulb: The episode is full of LampshadeHanging. One particular example ties in with a MythologyGag where Bart criticizes Homer's script for making him say "Cowabunga, Dude!"

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* BetterThanABareBulb: The episode is full of LampshadeHanging. One particular example ties in with a MythologyGag where Bart criticizes Homer's script for making him say "Cowabunga, Dude!"dude!" (which winds up also being the incident that created the "Why you little!" RunningGag).


* NotHyperbole: Homer has to pull out a set piece with a bite in it to show that he ''literally'' ChewedTheScenery during his theater stint.

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* NotHyperbole: Homer has to pull out a set piece with a bite in it to show that he was ''literally'' ChewedTheScenery ChewingTheScenery during his theater stint.

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