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* TheSixties: Kent Brockman presents a montage for people who are to young too remember which features -- among other things -- the moon landing, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon's presidency, Woodstock, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[Series/{{Batman}} the Batusi]].

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* TheSixties: Kent Brockman presents a montage for people who are to young too remember which features -- among other things -- the moon landing, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon's presidency, Woodstock, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[Series/{{Batman}} [[Series/Batman1966 the Batusi]].


** The episode title to the TV comedy series ''Series/MyMotherTheCar''. Also a subtle TakeThat -- the show was a notorious flop and one of the executive producers (David X. Cohen) was part of the show's writing team, and he's made it clear that he considers it an OldShame.
* TakeThat: Homer plans to hide his mother at a place nobody goes and chooses [[Rides/DisneyThemeParks Disney's California Adventure]].

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** The episode title to the TV comedy series ''Series/MyMotherTheCar''. Also a subtle TakeThat -- the show was a notorious flop and one of the executive producers (David X. Cohen) (James L Brooks) was part of the show's writing team, and he's made it clear that he considers it an OldShame.
* TakeThat: Homer plans to hide his mother at a place nobody goes and chooses [[Rides/DisneyThemeParks [[ThemePark Disney's California Adventure]].



* YankTheDogsChain: Mona manages to get a pardon from Quimby both because of being a CoolOldWoman, model prisoner and because the statute of limitations for the destruction of Burns' bio-lab in TheSixties has passed. But Burns absolutely refuses to let things go with nothing less than Mona's destruction and obtains evidence that Mona visited several national parks with the various assumed identities she used throughout the years she was on the lam -- a federal offense, which will put her in jail for however many years she's got left to live. As a result Mona has to go on the run again, and this time she had to start by faking her death in front of many people, including her own son.

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* YankTheDogsChain: Mona manages to get a pardon from Quimby both because of being a CoolOldWoman, CoolOldLady, model prisoner and because the statute of limitations for the destruction of Burns' bio-lab in TheSixties has passed. But Burns absolutely refuses to let things go with nothing less than Mona's destruction and obtains evidence that Mona visited several national parks with the various assumed identities she used throughout the years she was on the lam -- a federal offense, which will put her in jail for however many years she's got left to live. As a result Mona has to go on the run again, and this time she had to start by faking her death in front of many people, including her own son.


" KickTheDog: Burns getting Mona arrested for a federal offense right in the middle of the town's celebration of her pardon and gloating about it.

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" * KickTheDog: Burns getting Mona arrested for a federal offense right in the middle of the town's celebration of her pardon and gloating about it.

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* JusticeByOtherLegalMeans: Burns, driven to get revenge on Mona when she gets a pardon for the crime of destroying his biowarfare lab, obtains evidence that she went to various national parks while using her assumed identities over the years -- turns out that using a false name to sign the visitor logbook is a federal offense and this means she is arrested and automatically sent to jail for the rest of her life. Homer even lampshades that this is the kind of technicality that normally should keep people ''out'' of jail.
" KickTheDog: Burns getting Mona arrested for a federal offense right in the middle of the town's celebration of her pardon and gloating about it.

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* BaitAndSwitchComment: From one of the other female prisoners on the bus with Mona.
-->'''Woman Prisoner''': ''[upbeat]'' I hope this bus ride never ends...''[depressed]'' 'cause I'm being executed when I get off.


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* EveryoneHasStandards: Mona doesn't take kindly to Homer strangling Bart and is seemingly quite willing to do likewise to him.


* ShoutOut: Once Homer becomes completely obsessed with finding a print error on the news that will give him an "Oops Patrol" T-Shirt, lack of sleep (and sanity) makes him start to see words on the newspaper just like John Nash did in ''Film/ABeautifulMind''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Once Homer becomes completely obsessed with finding a print error on the news that will give him an "Oops Patrol" T-Shirt, lack of sleep (and sanity) makes him start to see words on the newspaper just like John Nash did in ''Film/ABeautifulMind''.''Film/ABeautifulMind''.
** The episode title to the TV comedy series ''Series/MyMotherTheCar''. Also a subtle TakeThat -- the show was a notorious flop and one of the executive producers (David X. Cohen) was part of the show's writing team, and he's made it clear that he considers it an OldShame.


* BuryingASubstitute: At the end of the episode, Homer's mother hijacks a prison bus and escapes from the pursuing police, only for the bus to go off a cliff and end up trapped under a rockslide. The Simpson family are subsequently shown holding a funeral for Mona (losing the coffin in the process), but Homer later reveals that they NeverFoundTheBody and the coffin was filled with the previous week's garbage.

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* BuryingASubstitute: At the end of the episode, Homer's mother hijacks a prison bus and escapes from the pursuing police, only for the bus to go off a cliff and end up trapped under a rockslide. The Simpson family are is subsequently shown holding a funeral for Mona (losing the coffin in the process), but Homer later reveals that they NeverFoundTheBody and the coffin was filled with the previous week's garbage.



* NeverFoundTheBody: As it turns out the coffin at the funeral contained yesterdays garbage.

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* NeverFoundTheBody: As it turns out the coffin at the funeral contained yesterdays yesterday's garbage.



* YankTheDogsChain: Mona manages to get a pardon from Quimby both because of being a CoolOldWoman, model prisoner and because the statute of limitations for the destruction of Burns' bio-lab in TheSixties has passed. But Burns absolutely refuses to let things go with nothing less than Mona's destruction and obtains evidence that Mona visited several national parks with the various assumed identities she used throughout the years she was on the lam -- a Federal offense, which will put her in jail for however many years she's got left to live. As a result Mona has to go on the run again, and this time she had to start by faking her death in front of many people, including her own son.

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* YankTheDogsChain: Mona manages to get a pardon from Quimby both because of being a CoolOldWoman, model prisoner and because the statute of limitations for the destruction of Burns' bio-lab in TheSixties has passed. But Burns absolutely refuses to let things go with nothing less than Mona's destruction and obtains evidence that Mona visited several national parks with the various assumed identities she used throughout the years she was on the lam -- a Federal federal offense, which will put her in jail for however many years she's got left to live. As a result Mona has to go on the run again, and this time she had to start by faking her death in front of many people, including her own son.


* CallBack: Frank Grimes tombstone makes another appearance.
* CharacterFilibuster: After the trial Sideshow Mel goes on a long rant about the hotel they stayed at featuring an OpinionFlipFlop, not even the judge can stop him.

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* CallBack: Frank Grimes Grimes' tombstone makes another appearance.
* CharacterFilibuster: After the trial Sideshow Mel goes on a long rant about the hotel they stayed at featuring an OpinionFlipFlop, OpinionFlipFlop; not even the judge can stop him.


* ShoutOut: Once Homer becomes completely obsessed with finding a print error on the news that will give him an "Oops Patrol" T-Shirt, lack of sleep (and sanity) makes him start to see words on the newspaper just like John Nash did in ''Film/ABeautifulMind''.



** DisneyDeath: But she escaped just in time.

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** DisneyDeath: But she escaped just in time.time.
* YankTheDogsChain: Mona manages to get a pardon from Quimby both because of being a CoolOldWoman, model prisoner and because the statute of limitations for the destruction of Burns' bio-lab in TheSixties has passed. But Burns absolutely refuses to let things go with nothing less than Mona's destruction and obtains evidence that Mona visited several national parks with the various assumed identities she used throughout the years she was on the lam -- a Federal offense, which will put her in jail for however many years she's got left to live. As a result Mona has to go on the run again, and this time she had to start by faking her death in front of many people, including her own son.

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Homer believes his mother survived because he read what he believes to be a coded message saying "I M O K". She did survive and leave a coded message but it's in another newspaper and explains how she survived and where she went.


* EvilLawyerJoke:''
-->(Homer crashes into the police station)''\\

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* EvilLawyerJoke:''
-->(Homer
EvilLawyerJoke:
-->''(Homer
crashes into the police station)''\\


* EvilLawyerJoke:''(Homer crashes into the police station)''\\

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* EvilLawyerJoke:''(Homer EvilLawyerJoke:''
-->(Homer
crashes into the police station)''\\



--->'''Kent Brockman:''' [[TakeThat what a shrill, pointless decade.]]
* TakeThat: Homer plans to hide his mother at a place nobody goes and chooses {{Rides/DisneyThemeParks Disney's California Adventure]].

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--->'''Kent Brockman:''' [[TakeThat what What a shrill, pointless decade.]]
* TakeThat: Homer plans to hide his mother at a place nobody goes and chooses {{Rides/DisneyThemeParks [[Rides/DisneyThemeParks Disney's California Adventure]].


* OffOnATechnicality: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]]. As Mr. Burns used a technicality to send Mona back to prison, Homer complained technicalities should get people ''out'' of prison.

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* OffOnATechnicality: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]].{{Discussed|Trope}}. As Mr. Burns used a technicality to send Mona back to prison, Homer complained technicalities should get people ''out'' of prison.



* TheSixties: Kent Brockman presents a montage for people who are to young to remember which features among other things the moon landing, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon's presidency, Woodstock, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[Series/{{Batman}} Batman dancing]].

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* TheSixties: Kent Brockman presents a montage for people who are to young to too remember which features -- among other things -- the moon landing, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon's presidency, Woodstock, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[Series/{{Batman}} Batman dancing]].the Batusi]].



* TakeThat: Homer plans to hide his mother at a place nobody goes and chooses Disney's park in California.

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* TakeThat: Homer plans to hide his mother at a place nobody goes and chooses {{Rides/DisneyThemeParks Disney's park in California.California Adventure]].

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* LeadIn: The episode opens with Homer, Bart, and Lisa doing yard work until Marge invites them inside to watch TV, saying it's too nice out for outdoor chores. Bart is happy, but Lisa and Homer suspect an ulterior motive. Marge forces everyone inside by spraying them with a gardening hose, and it turns out that Marge was featured on Channel 6's weekly "Oops Patrol" segment. Homer's ensuing envy sets up Mona's eventual return.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Mr. Burns's view on why he should have won his courtcase.
-->'''Mr. Burns''': This is America, justice should favour the rich!

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