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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Helen Lovejoy makes her first appearance where she meets Marge and Jacques at the diner. Here we see her gossipy busy-body nature, her status as the minister's wife and that Marge is very uncomfortable around her.


--->'''Bart:''' Dad, you didn't even say "Ouch".
--->'''Homer:''' Oh, sorry. Ouch.

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--->'''Bart:''' -->'''Bart:''' Dad, you didn't even say "Ouch".
--->'''Homer:'''
"Ouch".\\
'''Homer:'''
Oh, sorry. Ouch.


* EncouragedRegifting: Homer buys Marge a bowling bowl as a gift, despite her never bowling once in her life. He is so unsubtle about his intentions he even has his name engraved on it in advance.

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* EncouragedRegifting: Homer buys Marge a bowling bowl ball as a gift, despite her never bowling once in her life. He is so unsubtle about his intentions he even has his name engraved on it in advance.



* ForgottenBirthday: Homer forgets Marge's birthday and ends up getting her a bowling ball (which he intended to get for himself).



* HappyBirthdayToYou: Sung to Marge by the waitstaff at the Singing Sirloin.



* PunBasedTitle: At first, Jacques the French bowler would be a Swede named Bjorn and the episode was titled "Bjorn to be Wild".

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* PunBasedTitle: At first, Originally, Jacques the French bowler would was going to be a Swede named Bjorn and the episode was titled "Bjorn to be Wild".

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--->'''Homer:''' Oh, sorry. Ouch.

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* PlayingCatchWithTheOldMan: Bart tries to cheer up a depressed Homer by inviting him to play catch. Bart beans Homer with the ball, and he wordlessly plops to the ground without flinching.
--->'''Bart:''' Dad, you didn't even say "Ouch".


* OohMeAccentsSlipping / SuddenlyShouting: Jacques loses his French accent when he yells out an order for '''''"FOUR ONION RINGS!!"'''''

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping / SuddenlyShouting: OohMeAccentsSlipping: Jacques loses his French accent when he yells out an order for '''''"FOUR '''''"[[SuddenlyShouting FOUR ONION RINGS!!"'''''RINGS]]!!"'''''

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* AGiftForThemselves: Homer ends up gifting her a bowling ball, with his name on it and holes drilled for his fingers, fully aware that Marge doesn't even bowl. She takes up the sport out of spite, and winds up meeting an instructor whom she likes more than Homer.


* YourCheatingHeart: Discussed. Marge neglects Homer to spend time with a bowling instructor named Jacques, who continues to seduce Marge into going out with him and abandoning her marriage. While Marge strongly considers this, she is ultimately conflicted at the idea of cheating on Homer, and changes directions from going to Jacques' house to surprising Homer at work and reconciling with her husband.


* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Jacques loses his French accent when asking for four onion rings.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: OohMeAccentsSlipping / SuddenlyShouting: Jacques loses his French accent when asking he yells out an order for four onion rings.'''''"FOUR ONION RINGS!!"'''''



* SuddenlyShouting: "'''''FOUR ONION RINGS!!'''''"


* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Jacques loses his French accent when asking for more onion rings.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Jacques loses his French accent when asking for more four onion rings.



* SuddenlyShouting: "'''''MORE ONION RINGS!!'''''"

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* SuddenlyShouting: "'''''MORE "'''''FOUR ONION RINGS!!'''''"

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* SuddenAnatomy: When Patty makes a comment on Homer's eating habits, the camera briefly cuts to Homer reacting obliviously, and [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S01E09/237161.jpg his hands are drawn with fingernails and detail on his knuckles]]. In the next shot of Homer following more disparaging remarks, [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S01E09/242666.jpg his hands are drawn with the usual lack of detail]].


* YourCheatingHeart: Marge cheats on Homer when she falls in love with a bowling instructor named Jacques, who continues to seduce Marge into going out with him and abandon her marriage. This lasts until Marge changes directions from going to his house to surprising Homer at work and reconciling with her husband.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Discussed. Marge cheats on neglects Homer when she falls in love to spend time with a bowling instructor named Jacques, who continues to seduce Marge into going out with him and abandon abandoning her marriage. This lasts until While Marge strongly considers this, she is ultimately conflicted at the idea of cheating on Homer, and changes directions from going to his Jacques' house to surprising Homer at work and reconciling with her husband.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Homer buys a bowling ball for himself on Marge’s birthday then gifts it to her, despite the fact it has his name engraved on it and had been outfitted for his fingers.


** This is the last episode from Season 1 to have no CouchGag. Some future episodes would abbreviate the opening sequence, but they'd do so by cutting straight from the show's logo to the Simpsons arriving at home. Aside from Halloween specials, the next episode not to have a Couch Gag at all is "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS18E22YouKentAlwaysSayWhatYouWant You Kent Always Say What You Want]]" from Season 18.

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** This is the last episode from Season 1 to have no CouchGag. Some future episodes would abbreviate the opening sequence, but they'd do so by cutting straight from out either the shots of the Simpsons travelling through Springfield, or everything between the show's logo to and the Simpsons arriving at home. Aside from Halloween specials, the next episode not to have a Couch Gag at all is "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS18E22YouKentAlwaysSayWhatYouWant You Kent Always Say What You Want]]" from Season 18.

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* SympatheticAdulterer: Dissolves somewhat once Homer realizes the magnitude of his insensitivity and is in turn devastated, but in the beginning Marge's side is easy to understand if not sympathize with.

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