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* GrandRomanticGesture: Moe thinks that reducing his own height to be with Maya will convince her that he loves her. Instead, she gets upset and breaks up with him.


* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Moe and Maya.

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Moe and Maya.is quite taller than Maya who is half of Moe’s size. Her height is a source of conflict for the relationship.

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* BaitAndSwitchComment: When Homer meets Maya, he asks Maya a "mechanical" question he feels might be inappropriate... how a nuclear plant makes electricity from nuclear power (which she answers correctly.)


* ContinuityNod: Moe mentions that he's a [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E3HomerTheHeretic snake handler]] as his religion.

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Moe mentions that he's a [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E3HomerTheHeretic snake handler]] as his religion.religion.
** Moe hides the book ''Literature/LittleWomen'', [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E16HomerLovesFlanders the book he reads to sick children in the hospital]].



* MythologyGag: Moe tells Maya he's a practicing snake charmer, something he had mentioned in "Homer the Heretic" and was seen again on "Fear of Flying"[[note]]the season six episode where Homer gets banned from Moe's for playing a lame prank, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot which gets brushed aside in favor of Marge going to therapy after freaking out on an airplane before take-off]][[/note]].
** Moe hides the book ''Literature/LittleWomen'', which, according to a flashback on season five's ''Homer Loves Flanders'', is the book he reads to sick children in the hospital.


* MythologyGag: Moe tells Maya he's a practicing snake charmer, something he had mentioned in "Homer the Heretic".
** Moe hides the book ''Literature/LittleWomen'', a book he read to homeless men in ''Homer Loves Flanders''.

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* MythologyGag: Moe tells Maya he's a practicing snake charmer, something he had mentioned in "Homer the Heretic".
Heretic" and was seen again on "Fear of Flying"[[note]]the season six episode where Homer gets banned from Moe's for playing a lame prank, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot which gets brushed aside in favor of Marge going to therapy after freaking out on an airplane before take-off]][[/note]].
** Moe hides the book ''Literature/LittleWomen'', a book he read which, according to homeless men in a flashback on season five's ''Homer Loves Flanders''.Flanders'', is the book he reads to sick children in the hospital.


Moe dates a little person named Maya while Maggie is bullied at a newly-discovered playground.

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Moe dates a little person named Maya while Homer leaves Maggie at a park next to Moe's Bar while he drinks and she is bullied at a newly-discovered playground.by the local kids.



* AdultsAreUseless: Homer, initially, who was completely oblivious to the bullying that Maggie suffers and ignored the warning signs, to boot.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Homer, initially, who was completely oblivious to the bullying that Maggie suffers and ignored the warning signs, to boot. Eventually subverted in TheReveal, where he does arrive to see Maggie getting bullied and comes to the rescue, only to get overpowered by the buff infant.



* SpyCam: On the third act, Marge and Homer buy a micro-nanny cam that they put on Maggie's bow to see why she's acting so afraid of going to the daycare center. Needless to say, they are astonished by what they end up seeing.

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* TheReveal: Marge bought a SpyCam to see exactly what Homer was doing on his outings with Maggie, with a number of distractions hiding the fact he would run into the bar. When she finally sees the full video and Maggie getting harassed by the other kids, Homer actually comes to the rescue (or at least attempt to).
* SpyCam: On the third act, Marge and Homer buy a micro-nanny cam that they put on Maggie's bow to see why she's acting so afraid of going to the daycare center. Needless to say, they are astonished by what they end up seeing.seeing.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: The kids at the playground do everything from stalking Maggie to playing menacing bongo music to harass her.

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* ContinuityNod: Moe mentions that he's a [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E3HomerTheHeretic snake handler]] as his religion.

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** Moe hides the book ''Literature/LittleWomen'', a book he read to homeless men in ''Homer Loves Flanders''.

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* InnocentlyInsensitive: Subverted. Moe is surprised to see his date, Maya, is a little person, then immediately apologizes and asks what the correct term is. Maya tells him that he got it right with "little person".


* PapaWolf: Homer, who finally wises up and saves Maggie from the other babies.

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* PapaWolf: Homer, who finally wises up and saves Maggie from the other babies. Well, he tries, until they get the better of him, prompting Maggie to slug the main bully and save her father.


* HaHaHaNo: Maya is ''very'' turned off by Moe's little person iokes, so much that she breaks up with him.

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* HaHaHaNo: Maya is ''very'' turned off by Moe's little person iokes, jokes, so much that she breaks up with him.


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* MythologyGag: Moe tells Maya he's a practicing snake charmer, something he had mentioned in "Homer the Heretic".


* DaycareNightmare: Maggie's subplot is that a new daycare center has opened right next to Moe's bar and Homer places her there while he goes out to drink. The daycare center itself is not bad... but all of the other babies are hyper-territorial bullies that make Maggie's stay a living hell and take measures to not act like this in front of adults.



* PetTheDog: Homer consoles Moe after the break-up, saying how he if he can have someone love him once, he can have someone love him again.

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* PetTheDog: Homer consoles Moe after the break-up, saying how he if he can have someone love him once, he can have someone love him again.again.
* SpyCam: On the third act, Marge and Homer buy a micro-nanny cam that they put on Maggie's bow to see why she's acting so afraid of going to the daycare center. Needless to say, they are astonished by what they end up seeing.


* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Moe and Maya.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Homer, initially, who was completely oblivious to the bullying that Maggie suffers and ignored the warning signs, to boot.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: The babysitter in the Nanny Cam commercial, who not only [[ChildHater hated children]], but was willing to ''eat'' her two charges once left alone in her care by their parents.
* BreadMilkEggsSquick: After apologizing to Maya for accidentally thinking that she lived in a tree, he explains that many others do, such as Tarzan, The Berenstein Bears and flood victims.
* HaHaHaNo: Maya is ''very'' turned off by Moe's little person iokes, so much that she breaks up with him.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Moe and Maya.Maya.
* PapaWolf: Homer, who finally wises up and saves Maggie from the other babies.
* PetTheDog: Homer consoles Moe after the break-up, saying how he if he can have someone love him once, he can have someone love him again.

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Moe dates a little person named Maya while Maggie is bullied at a newly-discovered playground.

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Moe and Maya.

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