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* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the end of "Master and Cadaver," Maggie dons a bowler hat and fake eyelashes for one eye a la Alex [=DeLarge=] from ''Film/AClockworkOrange''. Turns out it became a subject for a [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS26E3TreehouseOfHorrorXXV future Treehouse of Horror]] segment called "A Clockwork Yellow", and Maggie as she appeared in that ending makes an appearance.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the end of "Master and Cadaver," Maggie dons a bowler hat and fake eyelashes for one eye a la Alex [=DeLarge=] from ''Film/AClockworkOrange''. Turns out it became a subject for a [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS26E3TreehouseOfHorrorXXV [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS26E4TreehouseOfHorrorXXV future Treehouse of Horror]] segment called "A Clockwork Yellow", and Maggie as she appeared in that ending makes an appearance.

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* WouldHurtAChild: The executioner has no qualms about hanging two ten year old boys when they lose a game of hangman.

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* RomanticVampireBoy: Edmund is an intentional parody of this.


--> '''Homer''': They should've called this one, "Recipe for Disaster".
--> '''Marge''': What do you mean, "this one"?

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--> '''Homer''': '''Homer:''' They should've called this one, "Recipe for Disaster".
--> '''Marge''':
Disaster".\\
'''Marge:''' [[AudienceWhatAudience
What do you mean, "this one"?one"?]]
* ContinuityNod: One of the board games is Ravenous Ravenous Rhinos from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E5FatManAndLittleBoy Fat Man and Little Boy]]".

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* RealityEnsues: Homer protecting Lisa from getting turned into a vampire in "Tweenlight" is negated due to the fact that ''he'' is turned into one instead and when deciding to fly away after turning into a bat he instead plummets to his death due to being too heavy.


** In "Master and Cadaver," Marge and Homer learned that they tried to murder an innocent man, only for Homer to murder Roger and all of the people on the ship who were miraculously not poisoned because he wants to leave no witnesses. Marge can't bear the guilt and eats the poisoned pie, leaving Homer alone in boat full of corpses.

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** In "Master and Cadaver," Marge and Homer learned that they tried to murder an innocent man, only for Homer to murder Roger and all of the people on the ship who were miraculously not poisoned because he wants to leave no witnesses. Marge can't bear the guilt and eats the poisoned pie, leaving Homer alone in a boat full of corpses.


* EveryoneHasStandards: Lisa was excited at the thought of being a vampire, until she learns that it would make her [[ChildVampire eight years old]] ''[[LampshadeHanging forever]]''. Dracula and Edmund still won't let her back out of it though!

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Lisa was excited at the thought of being a vampire, until she learns that it would make her [[ChildVampire [[UndeadChild eight years old]] ''[[LampshadeHanging forever]]''. Dracula and Edmund still won't let her back out of it though!



* YankTheDogsChain: Bart manages to beat the board game "Satan's Path" and bring Milhouse back to life. Then he suggests they just play hangman, a game that has ''no'' board game pieces. The board game brings it to life, and Bart and Milhouse are hanged when they lose.

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* YankTheDogsChain: Bart manages to beat the board game "Satan's Path" and bring Milhouse back to life. [[TooDumbToLive Then he suggests they just play hangman, hangman]], a game that has ''no'' board game pieces. The board game brings it to life, and Bart and Milhouse are hanged when they lose.


* EveryoneHasStandards: Lisa was excited at the thought of being a vampire, until she learns that it would make her eight years old forever. Dracula and Edmund won't let her back out of it though.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Lisa was excited at the thought of being a vampire, until she learns that it would make her [[ChildVampire eight years old forever. old]] ''[[LampshadeHanging forever]]''. Dracula and Edmund still won't let her back out of it though.though!


--> '''Marge''': What do you, "this one"?

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--> '''Marge''': What do you, you mean, "this one"?


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** It's PlayedForLaughs, but "Tweenlight" concludes with Homer's HeroicSacrifice below being for naught, when he plummets to his apparent death after transforming into a heavy bat.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: From "Master and Cadaver", when Homer becomes suspicious of Roger's story and baking prowess.
--> '''Homer''': They should've called this one, "Recipe for Disaster".
--> '''Marge''': What do you, "this one"?


** After fast forwarding the special at the beginning and thus ruining it for the viewers, Professor Frink fast forwards himself to death.

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** After fast forwarding the special at the beginning and thus ruining it for the viewers, Professor Frink [[RapidAging fast forwards forwards]] himself to death.

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* YankTheDogsChain: Bart manages to beat the board game "Satan's Path" and bring Milhouse back to life. Then he suggests they just play hangman, a game that has ''no'' board game pieces. The board game brings it to life, and Bart and Milhouse are hanged when they lose.


* AffablyEvil: Dracula is a typical parent, despite the whole bloodsucking thing. He embarrasses Edmund while meeting Lisa's parents, and helps Homer chase down the kids when they run away.



* DownerEnding:
** "War and Pieces" ends with Bart defeating the enchanted board-game, only to summon up a live version of hangman. Millhouse fails to guess the last letter, and both boys are hanged.
** In "Master and Cadaver," Marge and Homer learned that they tried to murder an innocent man, only for Homer to murder Roger and all of the people on the ship who were miraculously not poisoned because he wants to leave no witnesses. Marge can't bear the guilt and eats the poisoned pie, leaving Homer alone in boat full of corpses.



* EveryoneHasStandards: Lisa was excited at the thought of being a vampire, until she learns that it would make her eight years old forever. Dracula and Edmund won't let her back out of it though.



* HiddenDepths: Edmund is embarrassed when Dracula reveals that he is musically gifted.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Marge is horrified that she and Homer caused the deaths of so many people, a shark and a pelican in "Master and Cadaver". She eats the poisoned pie, which in turn leads to Homer's moment as he cradles Marge's dead body.



* TooDumbToLive: Milhouse thinking that the number "3" was actually a letter -- while playing a literal version of Hangman where if the players guess wrong, they ''get hanged.''

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* TemptingFate: Marge tells Bart and Millhouse to play board games since she thinks video games are too violent. The board game that Bart and Millhouse plays is much more fatal.
* TooDumbToLive: Milhouse Millhouse thinking that the number "3" was actually a letter -- while playing a literal version of Hangman where if the players guess wrong, they ''get hanged.''


* TakeThat: "Tweenlight" makes fun of almost every thing ''Franchise/{{Twilight}}'' has been building on.

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* TakeThat: "Tweenlight" makes fun of almost every thing ''Franchise/{{Twilight}}'' ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' has been building on.



* WholePlotReference: All of the segments subtly lampoon modern movies: ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'' for "War and Pieces", ''Film/DeadCalm'' for "Master and Cadaver" and (of course) ''Franchise/{{Twilight}}'' for "Tweenlight."

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* VampireEpisode: The "Tweenlight" segment.
* WholePlotReference: All of the segments subtly lampoon modern movies: ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'' for "War and Pieces", ''Film/DeadCalm'' for "Master and Cadaver" and (of course) ''Franchise/{{Twilight}}'' ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' for "Tweenlight."

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* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Milhouse in the "Tweenlight" segment can turn into a were-''poodle''.


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* SwordfishSabre: Homer uses a mounted swordfish to spear a random pelican.

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