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* StrawVegetarian: The environmentalist Lisa has a crush on. He's disappointed that Lisa is only a vegetarian, and when Lisa claims that she wants to go vegan, he mentions that he's a level 5 vegan, meaning he won't eat anything ''that casts a shadow''.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: The giant tree with Lisa's head doesn't seem to stop at all in its path throughout the country. It even defies several improbable physics just so it keeps sliding on.


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* EpicFail: The giant tree with Lisa's head slides into the city and destroys most of the businesses harming animals, but it also ends up destroying Hemp City; the environmentalists favorite store.


[[quoteright:249:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px_lisa_the_tree_hugger_promo.jpg]] Lisa's crush on an environmentalist (voiced by Joshua Jackson, who was on ''Dawson's Creek'' at the time) leads her to camp out on Springfield's tallest tree in protest over plans to have it felled. Meanwhile, Bart gets a job as a menu delivery boy for a Thai restaurant so he can raise money for a new video game system.

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[[quoteright:249:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px_lisa_the_tree_hugger_promo.jpg]] Lisa's crush on an environmentalist (voiced by Joshua Jackson, who was on ''Dawson's Creek'' ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' at the time) leads her to camp out on Springfield's tallest tree in protest over plans to have it felled. Meanwhile, Bart gets a job as a menu delivery boy for a Thai restaurant so he can raise money for a new video game system.



** Marge's "Put It In Your Cap" song is sung to the same tune as "Just Don't Look" from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E6TreehouseOfHorrorVI Attack of the 50-Foot Eyesores]]."

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** Marge's "Put It In Your Cap" song is sung to the same tune as "Just Don't Look" from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E6TreehouseOfHorrorVI Attack of the 50-Foot Eyesores]]."Eyesores]]".



-->'''Snake''': Dude, we've been here all morning! Could you at least remoisten my head sponge?

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-->'''Snake''': -->'''Snake:''' Dude, we've been here all morning! Could you at least remoisten my head sponge?



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Bart's storyline about raising money for a new video game system seemed to disappear after Bart is trained ''Matrix''-style in leaving menus behind. It gets two more acknowledgements (the Thai restaurateur bidding for logging rights on the redwood, and Bart's care package including food from the restaurant), but it's never explained if he got his console or why he left a decently-paying job he liked.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Bart's storyline about raising money for a new video game system seemed to disappear after Bart is trained ''Matrix''-style ''[[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]]''-style in leaving menus behind. It gets two more acknowledgements (the Thai restaurateur bidding for logging rights on the redwood, and Bart's care package including food from the restaurant), but it's never explained if he got his console or why he left a decently-paying job he liked.


* HighVoltageDeath: Subverted. When Lisa visits him in prison for a second time, Jesse reveals he convinced the cops install a solar-powered electric chair. Cut to Snake sitting in said chair, which is barely tingling him.

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* HighVoltageDeath: Subverted. When Lisa visits him in prison for a second time, Jesse reveals he convinced the cops to install a solar-powered electric chair. Cut to Snake sitting in said chair, which is barely tingling him.

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* HighVoltageDeath: Subverted. When Lisa visits him in prison for a second time, Jesse reveals he convinced the cops install a solar-powered electric chair. Cut to Snake sitting in said chair, which is barely tingling him.
-->'''Snake''': Dude, we've been here all morning! Could you at least remoisten my head sponge?


* CallBack: The Thai restaurant that Bart works at is named "You Thai Now", after Music/YoYoMa's exclamation of "You die now!" from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E15MissionaryImpossible Missionary: Impossible]]".

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* CallBack: CallBack:
** Marge's "Put It In Your Cap" song is sung to the same tune as "Just Don't Look" from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E6TreehouseOfHorrorVI Attack of the 50-Foot Eyesores]]."
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The Thai restaurant that Bart works at is named "You Thai Now", after Music/YoYoMa's exclamation of "You die now!" from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E15MissionaryImpossible Missionary: Impossible]]".


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Moe, when hearing Lisa's ''last request'' says he hasn't refused a dead girl yet.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Moe, when hearing Lisa's ''last request'' says he hasn't refused a dead girl yet.


* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Bart's storyline about raising money for a new video game system seemed to disappear after Bart is trained ''Matrix''-style in leaving menus behind. It gets two more acknowledgements (the Thai restaurateur bidding for logging rights on the redwood, and Bart's care package including food from the restaurant), but it's never explained if he got his game or why he doesn't still have the job.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Bart's storyline about raising money for a new video game system seemed to disappear after Bart is trained ''Matrix''-style in leaving menus behind. It gets two more acknowledgements (the Thai restaurateur bidding for logging rights on the redwood, and Bart's care package including food from the restaurant), but it's never explained if he got his game console or why he doesn't still have the job.left a decently-paying job he liked.


* HalfwayPlotSwitch: The plot of Bart getting a job to earn money for a new video game console takes a backseat once the Simpsons discover Dirt First on the roof of Krusty Burger. It gets two more acknowledgements (the Thai restaurateur bidding for logging rights on the redwood, and Bart's care package), but that's it.

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* HalfwayPlotSwitch: The plot of Bart getting a job to earn money for a new video game console takes a backseat sudden switches to Lisa's plot once the Simpsons discover Dirt First on the roof of Krusty Burger. It gets two more acknowledgements (the Thai restaurateur bidding for logging rights on the redwood, and Bart's care package), but that's it.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Bart's storyline about raising money for a new video game system seemed to disappear after Bart is trained ''Matrix''-style in leaving menus behind.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Bart's storyline about raising money for a new video game system seemed to disappear after Bart is trained ''Matrix''-style in leaving menus behind. It gets two more acknowledgements (the Thai restaurateur bidding for logging rights on the redwood, and Bart's care package including food from the restaurant), but it's never explained if he got his game or why he doesn't still have the job.

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** When Lisa asks him if he has no shame, not only does he says he doesn't, he points to his Rolls-Royce (which has trapped a poor beaver's tail when he parked on it), [[NotHyperbole which literally has as its]] VanityLicensePlate "NO SHAME".

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* KarmaHoudini: Despite Marge's worry, Lisa and her family don't get in trouble for lying about her death.


* BaitAndSwitch: When Bart asks for money to buy the new vídeo game system, Marge says she'll help him... by singing a song about being thrifty.

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* BaitAndSwitch: When Bart asks for money to buy the new vídeo game system, Marge says she'll help him... by singing a cheesy song about being thrifty.



-->'''Lisa:''' ''(on tape)'' Dad, I can't--
-->'''Homer:''' ''(on tape)'' Read it!

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-->'''Lisa:''' ''(on tape)'' Dad, I can't--
-->'''Homer:'''
can't--\\
'''Homer:'''
''(on tape)'' Read it!


* CardCarryingVillain: Rich Texan.
** His company's corporate headquarters has a painting of a steamroller happily crushing a scared flower.
** When the log crushes Hemp City, he celebrates and declares it a point for the bad guys.



'''Homer:''' ''(on tape)'' Read it!

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'''Homer:''' -->'''Homer:''' ''(on tape)'' Read it!


* BlandNameProduct: The game system that Bart is trying to get is the latest [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation GameStation]].



* OffModel: [[http://download.lardlad.com/framegrabs/index.php?album=CABF01 Check out some of the characters in the background of the shot when the Rich Texan addresses the crowd.]] Particularly Lenny (with his extra long lips) and Apu and Largo (who have huge pupils).
* TreesIntoToothpicks: The logging rights for the Oldest Redwood in Springfield are sold for $100,000 to make a drive-through humidor. One of the other bidders is a restaurateur who wants to turn it into Thai takeout menus.

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-->'''Lisa:''' ''(on tape)'' Dad, I can't--
'''Homer:''' ''(on tape)'' Read it!
* OffModel: [[http://download.lardlad.com/framegrabs/index.php?album=CABF01 [[https://frinkiac.com/gif/S12E04/1118576/1122955/ Check out some of the characters in the background of the shot when the Rich Texan addresses the crowd.]] Particularly Lenny (with his extra long lips) and Apu and Largo (who have huge pupils).
* TotallyRadical: The [=GameStation=] 252 when Bart wants to upgrade to a 256.
* TreesIntoToothpicks: The logging rights for the Oldest Redwood in Springfield are sold for $100,000 to make a drive-through humidor. One of the other bidders is a the restaurateur Bart was working for, who wants to turn it into Thai takeout menus.

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