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* MiseryPoker: When in bed Marge is worried that she just doesn't know what to do with Lisa being depressed over losing many cats. Homer simply shows her a large metal shrapnel and says he just ''removed it from his leg''. Marge kinda of forget her problem and just helps Homer removing more shards of metal scraps with a magnet.

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* MiseryPoker: When in bed Marge is worried that she just doesn't know what to do with Lisa being depressed over losing many cats. Homer simply shows her a large metal shrapnel and says he just ''removed it from his leg''. Marge kinda kind of forget forgets her problem and just helps Homer removing more shards of metal scraps with a magnet.


* SelfDeprecation: Most of the cast and crew of the Simpsons considers "The Principal and the Pauper" [[note]] the one where Principal Skinner is revealed to be an impostor named Armin Tamzarian and the ''real'' Skinner is eventually ejected from Springfield while Armin legally changes his name to "Seymour Skinner" [[/note]] to be an OldShame, and Al Jean is no exception. He hated the episode so much, when he returned as executive producer he retconned the episode every chance he got. This episode is a rare exception, but Lisa calling Skinner "Principal Tamzarian" after he calls her out on naming her new cat who looks exactly like her old cat "Snowball II" is a nod to the blatant ResetButton at the end of "Principal".



* TakeThatUs: Most of the cast and crew of the Simpsons considers "The Principal and the Pauper" [[note]] the one where Principal Skinner is revealed to be an impostor named Armin Tamzarian and the ''real'' Skinner is eventually ejected from Springfield while Armin legally changes his name to "Seymour Skinner" [[/note]] to be an OldShame, and Al Jean is no exception. He hated the episode so much, when he returned as executive producer he retconned the episode every chance he got. This episode is a rare exception, but Lisa calling Skinner "Principal Tamzarian" after he calls her out on naming her new cat who looks exactly like her old cat "Snowball II" is a nod to the blatant ResetButton at the end of "Principal".

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* TakeThatUs: Most of the cast and crew of the Simpsons considers "The Principal and the Pauper" [[note]] the one where Principal Skinner is revealed to be an impostor named Armin Tamzarian and the ''real'' Skinner is eventually ejected from Springfield while Armin legally changes his name to "Seymour Skinner" [[/note]] to be an OldShame, and Al Jean is no exception. He hated the episode so much, when he returned as executive producer he retconned the episode every chance he got. This episode is a rare exception, but Lisa calling Skinner "Principal Tamzarian" after he calls her out on naming her new cat who looks exactly like her old cat "Snowball II" is a nod to the blatant ResetButton at the end of "Principal".


** Frink's robot goes by the name of Chassis Clay, aka [[UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli Killhammed Aleee]] and looks like [[Film/RoboCop ED-209]].

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** Frink's robot goes by the name of Chassis Clay, aka [[UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli Killhammed Aleee]] and looks like [[Film/RoboCop [[Franchise/RoboCop ED-209]].

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* ICommaNoun: The title is "I, (Annoyed Grunt) Bot" or "I, D'oh-Bot".

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* RemovedAchillesHeel: Much to Bart's (and Homer's) fear, they discover that the Frinks have reinforced their robot's sole weak spot with so much extra armor that it's now its ''toughest'' spot. For further irony, Bart discovers it just as he's explaining his battle plan, making him InstantlyProvenWrong.


-->'''Gil:''' Ol' Gil will get the insurance money! I'll be eating ''food'' tonight!

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-->'''Gil:''' Oh, Ol' Gil will get the insurance money! Gil's gonna collect big from insurance. I'll be eating ''food'' ''eating food'' tonight!


* ThePollyanna: Olg Gill is glad he crashed his car because he'll get a check from insurance.

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* ThePollyanna: Olg Ol' Gill is glad he crashed his car because he'll get a check from insurance.


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* StrawLoser: One more point for Gil Gunderson. The man crashes his car because of Homer's antics, the wreck's on fire, '''he's''' on fire, and yet he's still dancing a jig because:
-->'''Gil:''' Ol' Gil will get the insurance money! I'll be eating ''food'' tonight!


* UncattyResemblance: One of the cats Lisa gets, named "Coltrane", looks more like a kitten version of Bart. [[spoiler:and turns out to have the same hatred for Jazz that Bart has, deciding to jump out the window of Lisa's second-floor room to its death rather than hear more than two seconds of John Coltrane's music.]]

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* UncattyResemblance: One of the cats Lisa gets, named "Coltrane", looks more like a kitten version of Bart. [[spoiler:and Bart and turns out to have the same hatred for Jazz that Bart has, deciding to jump out the window of Lisa's second-floor room to its death rather than hear more than two seconds of John Coltrane's music.]]


* ChronicPetKiller: After Snowball II dies, all other cats Lisa purchases kill themselves in rapid succession in a barrage of accidents (and one apparent suicide), none of them making even making it to a single day. The animal shelter eventually refuses to sell Lisa any more cats, telling her that they will be a whole lot safer by staying in death row.

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* ChronicPetKiller: After Snowball II dies, all other cats Lisa purchases kill themselves in rapid succession in a barrage of accidents (and one apparent suicide), none of them making even making it to a single day. The animal shelter eventually refuses to sell Lisa any more cats, telling her that they will be a whole lot safer by staying in death row.


* ChronicPetKiller: After Snowball II dies, all other cats Lisa purchases kill themselves in rapid succession in a barrage of accidents (and one apparent suicide). The animal shelter eventually refuses to sell Lisa any more cats, telling her that they will be a whole lot safer by staying in death row.

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* ChronicPetKiller: After Snowball II dies, all other cats Lisa purchases kill themselves in rapid succession in a barrage of accidents (and one apparent suicide).suicide), none of them making even making it to a single day. The animal shelter eventually refuses to sell Lisa any more cats, telling her that they will be a whole lot safer by staying in death row.


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* PetTheDog: The CrazyCatLady giving a very depressed Lisa one of her beloved cats (well, more like tossing it to her, and who knows what she was thinking when all she says is gibberish).
* ResetButton: Played with. Because the cat that the CrazyCatLady gave her looks like the recently-deceased Snowball II (and because she doesn't wants to go through the hassle of buying a new bowl), Lisa decides to call her new cat "Snowball II". It's played with because Principal ''Tamzarian'' then points out that she's pressing the Button out of laziness.


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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Frink's robot, "Killhammed Aleee", is a copycat of the ED-209 with the firepower to match. The Frinks use it to participate in (or rather curb-stomp their way through) kids' garage robot gladiator competitions.


* ChronicPetKiller: After Snowball II dies, all other cats Lisa purchases kill themselves in rapid succession in a barrage of accidents (and one apparent suicide). The animal shelter eventually refuses to sell Lisa any more cats, telling her that they will be a whole lot safer by staying in death row.



* ShoutOut: Frink's robot goes by the name of Chassis Clay, aka [[UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli Killhammed Aleee]] and looks like [[Film/RoboCop ED-209]].

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Frink's robot goes by the name of Chassis Clay, aka [[UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli Killhammed Aleee]] and looks like [[Film/RoboCop ED-209]].


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* SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids: Frink's robot, that would probably see better use in an active war zone than fighting kid's robots, has a mode where it transforms into a couch with integral speakers and an arm that provides beverages.


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* UncattyResemblance: One of the cats Lisa gets, named "Coltrane", looks more like a kitten version of Bart. [[spoiler:and turns out to have the same hatred for Jazz that Bart has, deciding to jump out the window of Lisa's second-floor room to its death rather than hear more than two seconds of John Coltrane's music.]]


* MiseryPoker: When in bed Marge is worried that she just doesn't know what to do with Lisa being depressed over losing many cats. Homer simply shows her a large metal shrapnel and says he just ''removed it from his leg''. Margekinds of forget her problem and just helps Hmer removing more shards of metal scraps with a magnet.

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* MiseryPoker: When in bed Marge is worried that she just doesn't know what to do with Lisa being depressed over losing many cats. Homer simply shows her a large metal shrapnel and says he just ''removed it from his leg''. Margekinds Marge kinda of forget her problem and just helps Hmer Homer removing more shards of metal scraps with a magnet.


* DiscontinuityNod: Lisa sarcastically calling Skinner "Principal ''Tamzarian''" when Skinner tells her that it's dumb to just call another cat "Snowball II" to save on buying a new bowl. Skinner leaves her alone (and the '''death by torture''' penalty for doing that? Never mentioned).

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* DiscontinuityNod: Lisa sarcastically calling Skinner "Principal ''Tamzarian''" when Skinner tells her that it's dumb to just call another cat "Snowball II" to save on buying a new bowl. Skinner leaves her alone (and the '''death by torture''' '''torture''' penalty for doing that? Never mentioned).

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* DiscontinuityNod: Lisa sarcastically calling Skinner "Principal ''Tamzarian''" when Skinner tells her that it's dumb to just call another cat "Snowball II" to save on buying a new bowl. Skinner leaves her alone (and the '''death by torture''' penalty for doing that? Never mentioned).

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