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* DashingHispanic: Homer dons a Zorro-like costume and calls himself "Esteban de la Sexface." [[note]]'''Homer''': That means "Stephen of the Sexface."[[/note]]


* NoodleIncident: Apparently, Homer replaced the house's roof from one he borrowed from Abe.

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* NoodleIncident: Apparently, Homer replaced the house's roof from with one he borrowed from Abe.

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* HouseAmnesia: Subverted with this exchange:
-->'''Abe:''' My roof, my rules!\\
'''Homer:''' Oh, why did I borrow that roof from him?


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* NoodleIncident: Apparently, Homer replaced the house's roof from one he borrowed from Abe.


** The Bart/Lisa subplot culminates in a parody of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.

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** The Bart/Lisa subplot culminates in a parody of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* WishingWell: Discussed by Homer and the financial officer appointed by the bankruptcy court.
-->'''Financial officer''': Among the expenses the court deems frivolous, you throw over $1,000 a month into local wishing wells.
-->'''Homer''': Of course, you idiot, 'cause I'm ''wishing for more money''!

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* BurgerFool: Homer's fantasy so he can kiss Patty without throwing up is Marge dressed as one of them.

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* AgeGapRomance: The episode evolves around the romance and marriage of Abe Simpson and Selma Bouvier, their ages separated by nearly four decades (she was in her forties, he was in his eighties). Their marriage didn't work out, due to Abe's senility leading to the ruination of their kitchen and Selma finding her new job as a department manager too stressful.


* MayDecemberRomance: Abe and Selma.



* ShoutOut: To cut expenses, Homer tried to make his car work the same way ''TheFlintstones'' make theirs work.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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To cut expenses, Homer tried to make his car work the same way ''TheFlintstones'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' make theirs work.

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* OffModel: The initial airing of this episode had some [[http://tvsimple.proboards.com/thread/87 questionable animation in a few scenes]]. When the episode re-ran, these moments were cleaned up.


* ShoutOut: To cut expenses, Homer tried to make his car work the same way ''TheFlintstones'' make theirs work.

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* ScatterbrainedSenior: Taken UpToEleven in two scenes:
** When Grampa and Selma are on their honeymoon, Grampa abruptly says, "I thought we were at the circus, Lisa!"
** When Grampa is left home alone with Selma's daughter, he makes a mess of the kitchen by mixing up what the appliances do. For example, he sticks a VHS tape in the microwave and sets it for a "running time" of two hours.
* ShoutOut: To cut expenses, Homer tried to make his car work the same way ''TheFlintstones'' make theirs work.work.
** The Bart/Lisa subplot culminates in a parody of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.


* HouseHusband: Initially, Abe wanted Selma to be a HouseWife while he worked but his plans depended on him regaining his job at the now defunct PanAm so he tried to become the trope. [[EpicFail Well, he tried]].

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* HouseHusband: Initially, Abe wanted Selma to be a HouseWife while he worked but his plans depended on him regaining his job at the now defunct PanAm [=PanAm=] so he tried to become the trope. [[EpicFail Well, he tried]].

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* RealityEnsues: The result of Homer's attempt to make his car work the Flintstone way.


Abe and Selma get married while Bart and Lisa wage war against a delivery company over boxes.

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Abe and Selma get married while after Abe is kicked out of the retirement home due to Homer declaring bankruptcy (unaware that bankruptcy laws have changed). Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa wage war against a delivery company over boxes.



* MenCantKeepHouse: Abe, albeit it's implied that, in his case, it's not because he's a man but because he's outdated and senile.

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* MenCantKeepHouse: Abe, albeit it's implied that, in his case, it's not because he's a man but because he's outdated senile and senile.out of touch with modern life.


* MenCantKeepHouse: Abe, albeit it's implied that, in his case, it's not because he's a man but becuse he's outdated.

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* MenCantKeepHouse: Abe, albeit it's implied that, in his case, it's not because he's a man but becuse because he's outdated.outdated and senile.


* MenCantKeepHouse: Abe, albeit it's implied that, in his case, it's not because he's a man but becuse he's outdated.

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* MayDecemberRomance: Abe and Selma.
* MenCantKeepHouse: Abe, albeit it's implied that, in his case, it's not because he's a man but becuse he's outdated.outdated.
* ShoutOut: To cut expenses, Homer tried to make his car work the same way ''TheFlintstones'' make theirs work.


* MenCannotKeepHouse: Abe, albeit it's implied that, in his case, it's not because he's a man but becuse he's outdated.

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* MenCannotKeepHouse: MenCantKeepHouse: Abe, albeit it's implied that, in his case, it's not because he's a man but becuse he's outdated.

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