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* LittleMissBadass: Maggie not only knows how to shoot a sniper rifle and [[ImprobableAiningSkills is incredibly accurate with it]], she has said sniper rifle concealed under the cushions of her crib without her parents knowing it exists. [[ExaggeratedTrope Maggie is a baby who doesn't even knows how to talk yet.]]

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* LittleMissBadass: Maggie not only knows how to shoot a sniper rifle and [[ImprobableAiningSkills [[ImprobableAimingSkills is incredibly accurate with it]], she has said sniper rifle concealed under the cushions of her crib without her parents knowing it exists. [[ExaggeratedTrope Maggie is a baby who doesn't even knows how to talk yet.]]


* LongList: Homer lists all the jobs he's had [[ContinuityCavalcade on the show up to that point]] in enough time for Marge to change for bed.

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* LongList: Homer lists all the jobs he's had [[ContinuityCavalcade on the show up to that point]] (even though some of them, like "homophobe" don't count as a job in real life) in enough time for Marge to change for bed.

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* EpicFail: During the looting, Moe takes part by looting a cash register... ''from his own tavern''.


* CardboardPrison: [=SpringShield=] arrest Fat Tony and the rest of the mafia. In the next scene they make a threat to kill Homer over the radio, implying they were released right after they were arrested.



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: The only time Homer takes his work seriously, isn't corrupted or incompetent is the time he is about to get killed for it.

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: The only time Homer takes his work seriously, isn't corrupted or incompetent is the time he is about to get killed for it. He even lampshades this.

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** At a press conference outside the Police Station, Mayor Quimby insists he still has faith in the Springfield Police Department and that they're the finest law enforcement officers around...only to walk in and find a blindfolded Chief Wiggum trying to blast a pinata with a shotgun. A furious Quimby promptly castigates Wiggum and hands the job of Chief of Police to Homer.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Maggie shoots Fat Tony and the other mobsters to protect Homer.


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* DirtyCoward: Lenny and Carl lock themselves in a cell so they won't have to help Homer face the mobsters.
* HypocriticalHumor: After helping cause the blackout and the various acts of looting, Homer insists he is done being irresponsible.
-->'''Bart:''' Can I have a beer?\\
'''Homer:''' All right, but not the imported.\\
'''Marge:''' Homer!\\
'''Homer:''' You've got to set limits, Marge!


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* {{Irony}}: Homer laments how the one time he actually did a good job is going to get him killed.


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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: With the power grid severely strained, it was Homer plugging in his Dancing Santa that led to the blackout and the subsequent looting. Homer acknowledges this is his fault after Lisa's toys are stolen.


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* PapaWolf: Homer apprehends Jimbo for stealing Lisa's Malibu Stacy toys.


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* SkewedPriorities: Ned is the only one willing to stand with Homer against Fat Tony. Homer immediately turns him away, due to his general dislike of him.


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* UngratefulBastard: After all the good Homer did for the town, none of the townspeople (except Ned) will try to help him.

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* TimTaylorTechnology: How does Springfield Elementary deal with the heat wave? Willie gives the [=HVAC=] system more power!


* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: The only time Homer takes his work seriously, isn't corrupted or incompetent is the time he is about to get killed for it.


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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: The only time Homer takes his work seriously, isn't corrupted or incompetent is the time he is about to get killed for it.


* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: Just as Fat Tony and his gang are about to shoot Homer, they are wounded by an unseen shooter. When Chief Wiggum appears to take back his job, everyone assumes it was him, but he confesses that they took away his gun when he was fired. Camera then tilts up to the upstairs window, where Maggie is holding a rifle.]]
* BrickJoke: The butterfly that screams when it burns up in the opening is the screamapillar from the previous episode.

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* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: Just as Fat Tony and his gang are about to shoot Homer, they are wounded by an unseen shooter. When Chief Wiggum appears to take back his job, everyone assumes it was him, but he confesses that they took away his gun when he was fired. Camera then tilts up to the upstairs window, where Maggie is holding a rifle.]]
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* BrickJoke: The butterfly that screams when it burns up in the opening is was the screamapillar from the previous episode.


* ContinuityCavalcade: Along with the long list below, [[Recap/TheSimpsonsWhoShotMrBurns the time Maggie shot Mr. Burns is brought up.

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* BrickJoke: The butterfly that screams when it burns up in the opening is the screamapillar from the previous episode.
* ContinuityCavalcade: Along with the long list below, [[Recap/TheSimpsonsWhoShotMrBurns the time Maggie shot Mr. Burns is brought up.]]


* ContinuityCavalcade: Along with the long list below, [[Recap/TheSimpsonsWhoShotMrBurns the time Maggie shot Mr. Burns is brought up.]]

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* ContinuityCavalcade: Along with the long list below, [[Recap/TheSimpsonsWhoShotMrBurns the time Maggie shot Mr. Burns is brought up.]]


* ContinuityCavalcade: Along with the long list below, [[Recap/TheSimpsonsWhoShotMrBurns the time Maggie shot Mr. Burns is brought up.

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* ContinuityCavalcade: Along with the long list below, [[Recap/TheSimpsonsWhoShotMrBurns the time Maggie shot Mr. Burns is brought up.]]


* FiveFiveFive: Springshield's phone number starts with 636-555.



* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: Just as Fat Tony and his gang are about to shoot Homer, they are wounded by an unseen shooter. When Chief Wiggum appears to take back his job, everyone assumes it was him, but he confesses that they took away his gun when he was fired. [[spoiler:Camera then tilts up to the upstairs window, where Maggie is holding a rifle.]]
* ContinuityCavalcade: Along with the long list below, [[Recap/TheSimpsonsWhoShotMrBurns the time Maggie shot Mr. Burns]] is brought up.
* ImStandingRightHere: Homer mockingly comments that Chief Wiggum "couldn't catch cooties at Milhouse's birthday party." The camera then pans out to show Milhouse sitting on the couch with the Simpsons.

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* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: Just as Fat Tony and his gang are about to shoot Homer, they are wounded by an unseen shooter. When Chief Wiggum appears to take back his job, everyone assumes it was him, but he confesses that they took away his gun when he was fired. [[spoiler:Camera Camera then tilts up to the upstairs window, where Maggie is holding a rifle.]]
* ContinuityCavalcade: Along with the long list below, [[Recap/TheSimpsonsWhoShotMrBurns the time Maggie shot Mr. Burns]] Burns is brought up.
* ImStandingRightHere: Homer mockingly comments that Chief Wiggum "couldn't catch cooties at Milhouse's birthday party." The camera [[BehindTheBlack then pans out to show Milhouse Milhouse]] sitting on the couch with the Simpsons.


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* NeverMyFault: Cletus is one of the looters from the riot. When Chief Wiggum says the riot is the looters' fault, Cletus accuses Wiggum of trying to blame the victims.


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* TemptingFate: Homer says he won't feel guilty about the blackout until he associates it to a human face. Lisa then reveals that she was robbed during the riot.


* NoGoodDeedsGoesUnpunished: The only time Homer takes his work seriously, isn't corrupted or incompetent is the time he is about to get killed for it.

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* NoGoodDeedsGoesUnpunished: NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: The only time Homer takes his work seriously, isn't corrupted or incompetent is the time he is about to get killed for it.

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* NoGoodDeedsGoesUnpunished: The only time Homer takes his work seriously, isn't corrupted or incompetent is the time he is about to get killed for it.

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