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* EndOfAnAge: This is the last [=THoH=] special to have a harpsichord/theremin rendition of the ''Simpsons'' theme during the credits.

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* EndOfAnAge: This is the last [=THoH=] special to have a an upbeat harpsichord/theremin rendition of the ''Simpsons'' theme during the credits.

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* EndOfAnAge: This is the last [=THoH=] special to have a harpsichord/theremin rendition of the ''Simpsons'' theme during the credits.

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* TakeAThirdOption: In ''Reaper Madness'', Death!Homer finds out that Marge is next to die. When he initially refuses, the "To Die" list replaces her name with his (either she dies or he dies). But later, he kills Marge's sister Patty instead.


** Bart and Milhouse when the Springfieldians chase them all through the town.

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** Bart and Milhouse when the Springfieldians chase them all through the town.town concerning the stopwatch.

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* OhCrap:
** Bart when The Grim Reaper informs him that his time is up.
** Death!Homer when Marge is the next person on the "To Die" list.
** Professor Frink when his dad goes on a rampage.
** Bart and Milhouse when the Springfieldians chase them all through the town.


* SuicideAsComedy: After realizing all of the doughnuts in the break room keep disappearing before he gets a chance to eat them, Homer decides to stab himself in the stomach... only for the boys to replace the knife with a banana at the last second.

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* SuicideAsComedy: After SuicideAsComedy:
** In the first short when it is stated people cannot die, we cut to a shot of Moe's feet dangling showing that he hanged himself, and then we focus on his head with him mostly annoyed that it is taking so long, and that he should have turn on the TV. And apparently he even ordered a pizza beforehand.
** In the third short, after
realizing all of the doughnuts in the break room keep disappearing before he gets a chance to eat them, Homer decides to stab himself in the stomach... only for the boys to replace the knife with a banana at the last second.


* UnexplainedRecovery: Unlike his other victims, Comic Book Guy somehow survived Frink's father stealing his ass.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The pizza guy delivering to Moe's doesn't seem to care that Moe was hanging from the ceiling.

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* UnexplainedRecovery: Unlike his other victims, Comic Book Guy somehow survived Frink's father stealing his ass.
ass with little more than annoyance.
* TheUnreveal: There is no explanation given as to why Bart was chosen by Death to have his soul taken.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The pizza guy delivering to Moe's doesn't seem to care that Moe was is hanging from the ceiling.ceiling in another botched suicide attempt.


Professor Frink is a MadScientist trying to build a corporeal body for the spirit of his dead father (played by none other than the inspiration for Professor Frink's character, Jerry Lewis). Of course, his reanimated father goes on a rampage, forcing Frink to stop him.

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Professor Frink is a MadScientist trying to build a corporeal body for the spirit of his dead father (played by none other than the inspiration for Professor Frink's character, Jerry Lewis).Creator/JerryLewis). Of course, his reanimated father goes on a rampage, forcing Frink to stop him.


Fifteen years later, Bart and Milhouse have finally repaired the watch. But before they re-start time, Bart realizes that if the town sees what they've done, they'll kill the two anyway. They give the mob a scapegoat in the form of another kid, and then re-start time. The mob chases the kid and beats him to a pulp.

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Fifteen years later, Bart and Milhouse have finally repaired the watch. But before they re-start time, Bart realizes that if the town sees what they've done, they'll kill the two anyway. They give the mob a scapegoat in the form of another kid, Martin Prince, and then re-start time. The mob chases the kid chase Martin and beats beat him to a pulp.


* AnythingButThat: When Homer realizes Marge is supposed to die.

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* AnythingButThat: When Homer realizes Marge is supposed the next person to die.



** The aforementioned BigNo example regarding Jim Belushi.

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** The aforementioned BigNo example regarding [[Creator/JamesBelushi Jim Belushi.Belushi]].


->'''Mayor''': People, Springfield is in crisis. Fingers have been shoved up noses, pants have been pulled down, and [gets put in a French Maid costume] mayors [American Colonial costume] have [Viking costume] been [horse costume] repeatedly [giant sandwich costume] humiliated. Damnit!

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->'''Mayor''': People, Springfield is in crisis. Fingers have been shoved up noses, pants have been pulled down, and [gets put in a French Maid costume] mayors [American Colonial costume] have [Viking costume] been [horse costume] repeatedly [giant sandwich costume] humiliated. Damnit!
Damn it!


The lights turn off, and what do you know, there are glowing footprints leading right to Bart and Milhouse. The crowd runs after them intent on payback, and Bart and Milhouse have to quickly escape from the angry mob. Bart manages to get out the magic watch, and he and Milhouse stop time together. Just in time, too- a bullet from Wiggin's gun was just about to strike Bart's head. Unfortunately, the watch breaks, trapping both kids in stopped time.

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The lights turn off, and what do you know, [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty there are glowing footprints leading leading]] [[LaserGuidedKarma right to Bart and Milhouse.Milhouse]]. The crowd runs after them intent on payback, and Bart and Milhouse have to quickly escape from the angry mob. Bart manages to get out the magic watch, and he and Milhouse stop time together. Just in time, too- a bullet from Wiggin's gun was just about to strike Bart's head. Unfortunately, the watch breaks, trapping both kids in stopped time.


* NoseShove: Homer dismisses Bart’s sudden growth spurt as “just one of life’s mysteries -- like, ‘why is my nose jammed full of army men?’”

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* NoseShove: Homer dismisses Bart’s sudden growth spurt as “just "just one of life’s life's mysteries -- like, ‘why 'why is my nose jammed full of army men?’”men?'"


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* PapaWolf: Homer attacks the Grim Reaper with a bowling ball to stop him from killing Bart.


The lights turn off, and what do you know, there are glowing footprints leading right to Bart and Milhouse. The crowd runs after them intent on payback, and Bart and Milhouse have to quickly escape from the angry mob. Bart manages to get out the magic watch, and he and Milhouse stop time together. Just in time, too- a bullet from Wiggin's gun was just about to hit them. Unfortunately, the watch breaks, trapping both kids in stopped time.

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The lights turn off, and what do you know, there are glowing footprints leading right to Bart and Milhouse. The crowd runs after them intent on payback, and Bart and Milhouse have to quickly escape from the angry mob. Bart manages to get out the magic watch, and he and Milhouse stop time together. Just in time, too- a bullet from Wiggin's gun was just about to hit them.strike Bart's head. Unfortunately, the watch breaks, trapping both kids in stopped time.


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*DisproportionateRetribution: While it is true that Bart and Milhouse pranked the town with their magic watch, the townspeople go into a blood-thirsty rage against the two ten-year-olds once they are discovered. Chief Wiggum even fires his gun at Bart, nearly striking the young boy in the head before time was once again stopped.


* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: When Lisa gets the stopwatch, she gets curious over its red button. She ends up repeatedly changing the other Simpsons with each press of the button.

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* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: When Lisa gets the stopwatch, she gets curious over its red button. She ends up repeatedly changing the other Simpsons with each press of the button.button.
* WouldHurtAChild: After Bart and Milhouse are revealed to be the ones behind the time-stopping pranks, the townspeople (including their own families) angrily chase after them, some of them wielding weapons. When the boys get the watch repaired and substitute Martin as TheScapegoat, the mob continues their pursuit and they give Martin a heavy beating.

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