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* KickTheDog: During Homer's song [[TheDissTrack "Everybody Hates Ned Flanders"]], Homer at one point makes fun of how Flanders' wife is dead. That would be cruel enough ''without'' mentioning that Homer himself is responsible for her death.


* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Lisa overhears her crush Luke expressing his love to a girl named Clara over the phone. When Lisa meets her, she tricks Clara into going the wrong way on the path to a dance, [[OhCrap but finds out that Clara is actually Luke's ''sister'']]. When Lisa eventually comes clean about what happened to Clara, Luke is offended and leaves her.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Lisa overhears her crush Luke expressing his love to a girl named Clara over the phone. When Lisa meets her, she tricks Clara into going the wrong way on the path to a dance, [[OhCrap but finds out that Clara is actually Luke's ''sister'']].sister]]. When Lisa eventually comes clean about what happened to Clara, Luke is offended and leaves her.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Lisa overhears her crush Luke expressing his love to a girl named Clara over the phone. When Lisa meets her, she tricks Clara into going the wrong way on the path to a dance, [[OhCrap but finds out that Clara is actually Luke's ''sister'']]. When Lisa eventually comes clean about what happened to Clara, Luke is offended and leaves her.


* ChristmasEpisode: The first act of this episode is the only reason why this is included on a Christmas-themed DVD.



* HalfwayPlotSwitch: The beginning of the episode makes it appear that this is a ChristmasEpisode with the Simpsons ChristmasCaroling, but once Flanders interferes with Homer's songwriting, it becomes about Homer writing a hit hate song. But that's not all, the plot ''then'' changes to focus on the family's trip to a dude ranch just to get away from said song.

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* HalfwayPlotSwitch: The beginning of the episode makes it appear that this is a ChristmasEpisode with the Simpsons ChristmasCaroling, ChristmasCarolers, but once Flanders interferes with Homer's songwriting, it becomes about Homer writing a hit hate song. But that's not all, the plot ''then'' changes to focus on the family's trip to a dude ranch just to get away from said song.

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* HalfwayPlotSwitch: The beginning of the episode makes it appear that this is a ChristmasEpisode with the Simpsons ChristmasCaroling, but once Flanders interferes with Homer's songwriting, it becomes about Homer writing a hit hate song. But that's not all, the plot ''then'' changes to focus on the family's trip to a dude ranch just to get away from said song.


** Cookie's assistant Cleanie is an obvious one to Gollum from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', being both voiced by Creator/AndySerkis and using the famous line ''"My precious"'' when gathering up the Simpsons' garbage.

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** ActorAllusion: Cookie's assistant Cleanie is an obvious one to Gollum from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', being both voiced by Creator/AndySerkis and using the famous line ''"My precious"'' when gathering up the Simpsons' garbage.


* SkewedPriorities: Homer is upset that the beavers wrecked a $17 deck of cards from a motel mini-bar that he used as a diversion so he and Bart could destroy the beaver dam.


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* SkewedPriorities: Homer is upset that the beavers wrecked a $17 deck of cards from a motel mini-bar that he used as a diversion so he and Bart could destroy the beaver dam.

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* AsHimself: David Byrne.

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* TheDissTrack: "Everybody Hates Ned Flanders", natch.


* PopCultureEpisodeTitle: The title is a reference to ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar''.

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* PopCultureEpisodeTitle: PopCulturePunEpisodeTitle: The title is a reference to ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar''.

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* PopCultureEpisodeTitle: The title is a reference to ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar''.

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* MisspellingOutLoud: Homer and his friends misspell "Flanders" in "Everybody Hates Ned Flanders".


Episode - EABF13//
First Aired - 4/27/2003


Episode - 7F24

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Episode - 7F24EABF13//


Original air date: April 27, 2003

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Original air date: April 27, 2003
Episode - 7F24
First Aired - 4/27/2003

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