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* CompositeCharacter: Creator/GaryBusey invokes this in the restraining order instructional video.
-->'''Gary Busey''': Now Joe can't come within 500 feet of Mary. He also can't call her or burn his name in gas on her lawn. I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Joe is me. And Mary is a composite of 12 different women and a small independent film company, all of whom couldn't deal with me because I'm too real.


* WildChild: Bart becomes one after being forced to live outside due to the 500 ft. order, taking dog-lied mannerisms. The episode ends with him running after a dog while barking as the family celebrates the destruction of the order.

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* WildChild: Bart becomes one after being forced to live outside due to the 500 ft. order, taking dog-lied dog-like mannerisms. The episode ends with him running after a dog while barking as the family celebrates the destruction of the order.


* DisproportionateRetribution: Lisa gets a restraining order against Bart after he humiliated her on a field trip. Later, Judge Harm extends the order from 50 to 500 feet after Bart makes cracks at her marriage. Chief Wiggum arrests Lou for bringing him a cold coffee.
* DoesNotLikeShoes- Well, it's probably not really surprising, but once Bart starts embracing his freedom of being outdoors all the time, he no longer wears shirts, shoes or socks.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Lisa gets a restraining order against Bart after he humiliated her on a field trip. Later, Judge Harm extends the order from 50 to 500 feet after Bart makes cracks at her marriage.marriage (Marge also has to insist to Lisa to remove the order but Lisa just says she doesn't thinks Bart has learnt his lesson before negotiating the "remember three things" condition... which means that she doesn't believes turning her own brother into a homeless man that has started to think he's a dog is ''enough punishment''). Chief Wiggum arrests Lou for bringing him a cold coffee.
* DoesNotLikeShoes- DoesNotLikeShoes: Well, it's probably not really surprising, but once Bart starts embracing his freedom of being outdoors all the time, he no longer wears shirts, shoes or socks.



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* WildChild: Bart becomes one after being forced to live outside due to the 500 ft. order, taking dog-lied mannerisms. The episode ends with him running after a dog while barking as the family celebrates the destruction of the order.

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* WildChild: Bart becomes one after being forced to live outside due to the 500 ft. order, taking dog-lied mannerisms. The episode ends with him running after a dog while barking as the family celebrates the destruction of the order.order.
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* DoesNotLikeShoes- Well, it's probably not really surprising, but once Bart starts embracing his freedom of being outdoors all the time, he no longer wears shirts, shoes or socks.


** Bart could have gotten the order lifted instantly by showing evidence that Lisa was following him around to force him out of places outside of the restraining order distance (it's implied he has permanent nerve damage because of it), as it shows willful abuse of the restraining order, which is also illegal).

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** Bart could have gotten the order lifted instantly by showing evidence that Lisa was following him around to force him out of places outside of the restraining order distance with a device that she pokes Bart with (it's implied he has permanent nerve damage because of it), as it shows willful abuse of the restraining order, which is also illegal).illegal.



%% ** The Sprawl Mart manager, for the reasons started under Bad Boss.

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%% ** The Sprawl Mart manager, for the reasons started under Bad Boss.literally treating his employees like slave labor.



* WildChild: Bart becomes one after being forced to live outside due to the 500 ft. order.

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* WildChild: Bart becomes one after being forced to live outside due to the 500 ft. order, taking dog-lied mannerisms. The episode ends with him running after a dog while barking as the family celebrates the destruction of the order.


* JerkAssHasAPoint: Lisa fits perfectly with this trope since all Bart has done is torment her with his pranks.
* KidHasAPoint: Lisa has a pretty good reason to file a restraining order, although she learns her lesson.

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* JerkAssHasAPoint: KickTheSonOfABitch: Bart's pranks to Lisa fits perfectly are cruel, yes, but [[StrawVegetarian Lisa]] spent the ''entire'' field trip nagging at her classmates [[StopHavingFunGuys to stop being kids and focus only on the environment]]. It is quite hard to sympathize with this trope since all Bart has done is torment her with his pranks.
* KidHasAPoint: Lisa has a pretty good reason to file a restraining order, although she learns her lesson.
either one of them.

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* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' prank Lisa more than once.


* AesopAmnesia: On the final act, Lisa declares that if she can remember three good acts that Bart had ever done for her, she would remove the restraining order. This would have been a good moment to remember [[ContinuityNod any of the good things that Bart had done for her during the series]][[note]]some examples include the two of them throwing the hockey game where they're pitted against each other on "Lisa on Ice" (not to mention the good memories from that episode that led them to throw the game), Bart taking the fall for Lisa when she steals the teacher's editions in "Separate Vocations," Bart telling Lisa she's not ugly and helping her walk in high heels on "Lisa the Beauty Queen," Bart standing up to Nelson when Nelson steals Lisa's cupcakes for Mrs. Hoover in "Bart the General," the song "Lisa, It's Your Birthday", Bart using his $500 to buy Lisa a copy of Bleeding Gum Murphy's record in "Round Springfield", and Bart getting the beach kids to sign Lisa's yearbook in "Summer of 4'2""[[/note]], but she cannot remember any (and when she does, [[NoodleIncident it is none that the audience had seen before]]).

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* AesopAmnesia: On the final act, Lisa declares that if she can remember three good acts that Bart had ever done for her, she would remove the restraining order. This would have been a good moment to remember [[ContinuityNod any of the good things that Bart had done for her during the series]][[note]]some examples include the two of them throwing the hockey game where they're pitted against each other on "Lisa on Ice" (not to mention the good memories from that ''that'' episode that led them to throw the game), Bart taking the fall for Lisa when she steals the teacher's editions in "Separate Vocations," Bart telling Lisa she's not ugly and helping her walk in high heels on "Lisa the Beauty Queen," Bart standing up to Nelson when Nelson steals Lisa's cupcakes for Mrs. Hoover in "Bart the General," the song "Lisa, It's Your Birthday", Bart using his $500 to buy Lisa a copy of Bleeding Gum Murphy's record in "Round Springfield", and Bart getting the beach kids to sign Lisa's yearbook in "Summer of 4'2""[[/note]], but she cannot remember any (and when she does, [[NoodleIncident it is none that the audience had seen before]]).


Lisa files a restraining order against Bart after years of putting up with his antics. Meanwhile Homer becomes a greeter of a WalMart-esque department store known for treating the workers like dirt and selling shoddy items.

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Lisa files a restraining order against Bart after years of putting up with his antics. Meanwhile Homer becomes a greeter of a WalMart-esque UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}}-esque department store known for treating the workers like dirt and selling shoddy items.


* HollywoodRestrainingOrder: The plot of the episode relies on this. In real life, a child cannot petition a court themselves in any type of legal proceeding because they are not of age, so Lisa couldn't have taken a restraining order against Bart in the first place (which also begs the question, since status quo indicates the Simpsons are struggling financially, where did Lisa get the money to pay the legal fees to get a restraining order?". Bart could have gotten the order lifted instantly by showing evidence that Lisa was following him around to force him out of places outside of the restraining order distance (it's implied he has permanent nerve damage because of it), as it shows willful abuse of the restraining order (which is also illegal). Marge, if she really wanted to help Bart, being an adult and Bart and Lisa's legal guardian, could've gone to the court and had the restraining order overturned.

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* HollywoodRestrainingOrder: The plot of the episode relies on this. this, and wouldn't work in real-life for several reasons;
** Lisa is only a child.
In real life, a child cannot petition a court themselves in any type of legal proceeding because they are not of age, so Lisa couldn't have taken a restraining order against Bart in the first place place.
** A restraining order can only be administered after an investigation into the defendant's behavior and circumstances
(which also begs didn't happen in the question, since status episode).
** Status
quo indicates the Simpsons are Simpson family is struggling financially, where let alone Lisa who doesn't have an income or barely any savings. Where did Lisa get the money to pay the legal fees to get for a trial and a restraining order?". order?
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Bart could have gotten the order lifted instantly by showing evidence that Lisa was following him around to force him out of places outside of the restraining order distance (it's implied he has permanent nerve damage because of it), as it shows willful abuse of the restraining order (which order, which is also illegal). illegal).
** Finally
Marge, if she really wanted to help Bart, being an adult and Bart and Lisa's legal guardian, could've just gone to the court and had the restraining order overturned.


* BlatantBurglar: An employee at the store explains to Homer [[spoiler: things that aren't bolted are easy to steal, hence why he never left, even removing the chips themselves]]. Homer uses this to his own “shopping”. With a ''forklift''.

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* BlatantBurglar: An employee at the store explains to Homer [[spoiler: things that aren't bolted are easy to steal, hence why he never left, even removing the chips themselves]].themselves. Homer uses this to his own “shopping”. With a ''forklift''.


* ArtisticLicenseLaw, HollywoodRestrainingOrder: The plot of the episode relies on this. In real life, a child cannot petition a court themselves in any type of legal proceeding because they are not of age, so Lisa couldn't have taken a restraining order against Bart in the first place (which also begs the question, "[[FridgeLogic especially since status quo indicates the Simpsons are struggling financially, where did Lisa get the money to pay the legal fees to get a restraining order?]]").
** Bart could have gotten the order lifted instantly by showing evidence that Lisa was following him around to force him out of places outside of the restraining order distance (it's implied he has permanent nerve damage because of it), as it shows willful abuse of the restraining order (which is also illegal).
** Marge, if she really wanted to help Bart, being an adult and Bart and Lisa's legal guardian, could've gone to the court and had the restraining order overturned.



* {{Jerkass}}: Skinner makes the kids pull the bus up the hill with chains to the field trip.

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* {{Jerkass}}: HollywoodRestrainingOrder: The plot of the episode relies on this. In real life, a child cannot petition a court themselves in any type of legal proceeding because they are not of age, so Lisa couldn't have taken a restraining order against Bart in the first place (which also begs the question, since status quo indicates the Simpsons are struggling financially, where did Lisa get the money to pay the legal fees to get a restraining order?". Bart could have gotten the order lifted instantly by showing evidence that Lisa was following him around to force him out of places outside of the restraining order distance (it's implied he has permanent nerve damage because of it), as it shows willful abuse of the restraining order (which is also illegal). Marge, if she really wanted to help Bart, being an adult and Bart and Lisa's legal guardian, could've gone to the court and had the restraining order overturned.
* {{Jerkass}}:
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Skinner makes the kids pull the bus up the hill with chains to the field trip.



** The Sprawl Mart manager, for the reasons started under Bad Boss.

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%% ** The Sprawl Mart manager, for the reasons started under Bad Boss.

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* ContinuityNod: The last time Grampa was seen working as a Sprawl-Mart greeter was in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E5TheFatAndTheFurriest The Fat and the Furriest]]".

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* JerkAssHasAPoint: Lisa fits perfectly with this trope since all Bart has done is torment her with his pranks.

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