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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Homer had a dream where his own ego cost Marge her life. This causes him to head back to Marge and apologize to her.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Homer had a dream where his own ego cost Marge her life. This causes to head back to Marge and apologize to her.


* YouAreGrounded: Bart gets grounded by Homer and Marge at the end of the episode, and is banned from watching television. Unlike [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E11MargeBeNotProud other]] [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E22FraudcastNews times]] where grounding is referenced, this time Bart ''stays'' grounded for the rest of the episode.

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* YouAreGrounded: Bart gets grounded by Homer and Marge at the end of the episode, and is banned from watching television. Unlike [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E11MargeBeNotProud other]] Unlike]] [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E22FraudcastNews other]] [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS20E19WaverlyHills9021Doh times]] where grounding is referenced, this time Bart ''stays'' grounded for the rest of the episode.


** When Bart and Milhouse discover Springfield's subway, Bart says it's like a ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' you can go inside, with Milhouse says there's no Fat Controller to tell them what to do.

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** When Bart and Milhouse discover Springfield's subway, Bart says it's like a ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' ''[[WesternAnimation/ThomasAndFriends Thomas the Tank Engine]]'' you can go inside, with Milhouse says there's no Fat Controller to tell them what to do.


* {{You are Grounded}}: This episode marks a major turning point in the franchise's history as for the first time in the series' history, we actually see a character get grounded. In this case, Bart Simpson. Now while Bart had been grounded in the comic book series, (read "When Bongo's Collide" to see one of the earliest groundings in the franchise's history), and while there have been references towards the grounding itself (especially between Seasons 20 and 21 in episodes like "The Good, the Sad, and the Drugly"), this marks the first time a grounding featured in the series became canon, and was not largely ignored, ("Marge Be Not Proud") or used as part of a joke ("Fraudcast News"). In fact this episode not just marks a first for having an actual grounding be used as a serious part of the story, but features many of the tropes and cliches that most "Token Grounding Episodes" have, including having a sibling (mainly female) relish with delight over their relation's grounding, (Lisa), a "No TV!" reference (said by Homer), a character making a pointing down gesture as they tell their child that they are grounded, (performed by Marge), and the mother being the one who tells the child he or she is grounded, (Marge again). This marks one of the most pivotal moments in the show's history because they have never had an actual grounding occur in the entire series, not even during the original shorts from the late 80's. Usually a child character would be sent to their rooms or punished in other ways. ("Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie" and "Double, Double, Boy in Trouble" are notable examples of this trope, with the latter being a final bow for the old non-grounding system of discipline)

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* {{You are Grounded}}: This episode marks a major turning point in the franchise's history as for the first time in the series' history, we actually see a character get grounded. In this case, YouAreGrounded: Bart Simpson. Now while Bart had been gets grounded in by Homer and Marge at the comic book series, (read "When Bongo's Collide" to see one end of the earliest groundings in the franchise's history), episode, and while there have been references towards the is banned from watching television. Unlike [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E11MargeBeNotProud other]] [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E22FraudcastNews times]] where grounding itself (especially between Seasons 20 and 21 in episodes like "The Good, the Sad, and the Drugly"), is referenced, this marks the first time a grounding featured in the series became canon, and was not largely ignored, ("Marge Be Not Proud") or used as part of a joke ("Fraudcast News"). In fact this episode not just marks a first for having an actual grounding be used as a serious part of the story, but features many of the tropes and cliches that most "Token Grounding Episodes" have, including having a sibling (mainly female) relish with delight over their relation's grounding, (Lisa), a "No TV!" reference (said by Homer), a character making a pointing down gesture as they tell their child that they are grounded, (performed by Marge), and the mother being the one who tells the child he or she is grounded, (Marge again). This marks one of the most pivotal moments in the show's history because they have never had an actual grounding occur in the entire series, not even during the original shorts from the late 80's. Usually a child character would be sent to their rooms or punished in other ways. ("Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie" and "Double, Double, Boy in Trouble" are notable examples of this trope, with the latter being a final bow Bart ''stays'' grounded for the old non-grounding system rest of discipline)the episode.

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** When Bart and Milhouse discover Springfield's subway, Bart says it's like a ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' you can go inside, with Milhouse says there's no Fat Controller to tell them what to do.


* WhatTheHellHero: At one point, Lisa calls him a sociopath for his actions.

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* VictoryIsBoring: Now that Bart was given maximum freedom by his parents, he exploits it for all it's worth... but quickly finds that, with no one to get mad at him, he's unsatisfied by the freedom.
* WhatTheHellHero: At one point, Lisa calls him Bart a sociopath for his actions.

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* AppleOfDiscord: Bart tears down Homer and Marge's marriage by pitting them against each other and hardly receives [[KarmaHoudini any comeuppance for this]].


* InsaneTrollLogic: Marge worries that Bart might hate school if he's forced to do too much homework.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: Marge worries that Bart might hate school if he's forced to do too much homework. The truth is, he already hates school.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: Marge worries that Bart might hate school if he's forced to do too much homework.


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* PushoverParents: Marge, big time. She spoils Bart thoroughly by letting him go play outside and thinks her main duty as his mother is to force Homer to back off.


* JerkassHasAPoint: Homer has a point Bart needs to finish his schoolwork, even if he tried unnecessarily forcing Bart to do more homework than was mandated (it's unlikely Skinners went through that suggested punishment).

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Homer has a point Bart needs to finish his schoolwork, even if he tried unnecessarily forcing Bart to do more homework than was mandated (it's unlikely Skinners went through that suggested punishment).mandated.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Homer's strangling of Bart. He's gotten so good at it through "[[AbusiveParents practice]]" that he can squeeze the train's emergency kill switch Bart is on to destroy his elementary school.


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* JerkassHasAPoint: Homer has a point Bart needs to finish his schoolwork, even if he tried unnecessarily forcing Bart to do more homework than was mandated (it's unlikely Skinners went through that suggested punishment).

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* AsianAndNerdy: Homer claims that he wants Bart to get down and work hard on his schoolwork in every subject so that by the time Bart's finished, he'll be Korean.


** While Bart does his big load of homework, he watches a parody of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' on TV and comments [[LongRunner how it hasn't run out of]] [[SeasonalRot ideas yet]], [[{{Irony}} which is ironic]]. This is a nod to ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'', which was released in the United States on the same day of the episode's airing.

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** While Bart does his big load of homework, he watches a parody of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' on TV and comments [[LongRunner how it hasn't run out of]] [[SeasonalRot [[HypocriticalHumor ideas yet]], [[{{Irony}} which is ironic]]. This is a nod to ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'', which was released in the United States on the same day of the episode's airing.


* JerkassRealization: Marge realizes that if she continues fighting Homer, she might end up like her poor,rude,obese and grotesque sisters. Funny enough, she wouldn't have known about it if
[[NiceJobFixingItVillain Patty and Selma didn't inspire her to be like them]].

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* JerkassRealization: Marge realizes that if she continues fighting Homer, she might end up like her poor,rude,obese poor, rude, obese and grotesque sisters. Funny enough, she wouldn't have known about it if
if [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Patty and Selma didn't inspire her to be like them]].


* JerkassRealization: Marge realizes that if she continues fighting Homer, she might end up like her poor,rude,obese and grotesque sisters. Funny enough, she wouldn't have known about it if
[[NiceJobFixingItVillain Patty and Selma didn't inspire her to be like them]].
* KidHasAPoint: Nelson explains to Bart why he isnít getting his fix and Lisa at the end.



* KidHasAPoint: Nelson explains to Bart why he isnít getting his fix and Lisa at the end.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Both Homer and Marge realizing they are making big mistakes for fighting each other.
** Marge doesn't want to end up like her poor,rude and grotesque sisters.
** Homer doesn't want his wife to die because of his ego.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Both Homer and had a dream where his own ego cost Marge realizing they are making big mistakes for fighting each other.
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her life. This causes to head back to Marge doesn't want to end up like her poor,rude and grotesque sisters.
** Homer doesn't want his wife
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