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* DespairEventHorizon: the disappearance of his smoker is what makes Homer give up all hope once he realizes that nothing good that comes to his family ever stays, so he resolves to simply lie on his back and never care again.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Bart realizes that Homer's serious about giving up when he ''[[TheAlcoholic doesn't want to drink any beer]]''.


* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Homer is upset about being called "Stink-son" by his co-workers, mainly because it's not his real name, but when he hears later that the kids were called the same thing, [[LateToThePunchline he finally gets it]] and chuckles.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Homer is upset about being called "Stink-son" by his co-workers, mainly because it's not his real name, but when he hears later that the kids were called the same thing, [[LateToThePunchline he finally gets it]] and chuckles.chuckles...before realizing it was an insult.


* BaitAndSwitch: During the smoke-off, Alton Brown holds the trophy in a way that suggests he'll give it to Marge, but then he throws up at it due to how many spices she put in the food.

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* BaitAndSwitch: During the smoke-off, Alton Brown holds the trophy in a way that suggests he'll give it to Marge, but then he throws up at in it due to how many spices she put in the food.


* HeroicBSOD: After his smoker gets stolen and the police tell him he will most likely never see it again, Homer spends a good portion of the episode in a deep depression after realizing that [[StatusQuoIsGod everything good that comes into the Simpsons' lives eventually gets taken away]]. Bart and Lisa join him after failing to get the cooker back and then finally Marge joins them after her determined attempt to win the smoke-off with her spice rack ends in failure.

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* HeroicBSOD: After his smoker gets stolen and the police tell him he will most likely never see it again, Homer spends a good portion of the episode in a deep depression after realizing that [[StatusQuoIsGod [[CosmicPlaything everything good that comes into the Simpsons' lives lives]] [[StatusQuoIsGod eventually gets taken away]]. Bart and Lisa join him after failing to get the cooker back and then finally Marge joins them after her determined attempt to win the smoke-off with her spice rack ends in failure.


* BaitAndSwitch: During the smoke-off, Creator/AltonBrown holds the trophy in a way that suggests he'll give it to Marge, but then he throws up at it due to how many spices she put in the food.

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* BaitAndSwitch: During the smoke-off, Creator/AltonBrown Alton Brown holds the trophy in a way that suggests he'll give it to Marge, but then he throws up at it due to how many spices she put in the food.


* BaitAndSwitch: During the smoke-off, the judge holds the trophy in a way that suggests he'll give it to the Simpsons but then he throws up at it.

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* AsHimself: Alton Brown guess stars as himself as the smoke-off judge.
* BaitAndSwitch: During the smoke-off, the judge Creator/AltonBrown holds the trophy in a way that suggests he'll give it to the Simpsons Marge, but then he throws up at it.it due to how many spices she put in the food.



* HeroicBSOD: After his smoker gets stolen and the police tell him he will most likely never see it again, Homer spends a good portion of the episode in a deep depression after realizing that everything good that comes into the Simpsons' lives eventually gets taken away.

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* HeroicBSOD: After his smoker gets stolen and the police tell him he will most likely never see it again, Homer spends a good portion of the episode in a deep depression after realizing that [[StatusQuoIsGod everything good that comes into the Simpsons' lives eventually gets taken away.away]]. Bart and Lisa join him after failing to get the cooker back and then finally Marge joins them after her determined attempt to win the smoke-off with her spice rack ends in failure.


* DespairEventHorizon/HeroicBSOD: After his smoker gets stolen and the police tell him he will most likely never see it again, Homer spends a good portion of the episode in a deep depression after realizing that everything good that comes into the Simpsons' lives eventually gets taken away.


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* HeroicBSOD: After his smoker gets stolen and the police tell him he will most likely never see it again, Homer spends a good portion of the episode in a deep depression after realizing that everything good that comes into the Simpsons' lives eventually gets taken away.


* DespairEventHoriozon/Heroic BSOD: After his smoker gets stolen and the police tell him he will most likely never see it again, Homer spends a good portion of the episode in a deep depression after realizing that everything good that comes into the Simpsons' lives eventually gets taken away.

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* DespairEventHoriozon/Heroic BSOD: DespairEventHorizon/HeroicBSOD: After his smoker gets stolen and the police tell him he will most likely never see it again, Homer spends a good portion of the episode in a deep depression after realizing that everything good that comes into the Simpsons' lives eventually gets taken away.

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* DespairEventHoriozon/Heroic BSOD: After his smoker gets stolen and the police tell him he will most likely never see it again, Homer spends a good portion of the episode in a deep depression after realizing that everything good that comes into the Simpsons' lives eventually gets taken away.

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* WhatAreRecords: At the dump, Bart and Lisa find a pile of old cathode tube TVs and marvel at how they "seem to go on forever."

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* WhatAreRecords: At the dump, Bart and Lisa find a pile of old cathode tube TVs [=TVs=] and marvel at how they "seem to go on forever."


* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Homer is upset about being called "Stink-son" by his co-workers, mainly because it's not his real name, but when he hears later that the kids were called the same thing, [[LateToThePunchline he finally gets it]] and chuckles.



* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: As soon as the other kids at Springfield Elementary School realize Bart and Lisa smell badly, they call them "Stink-sons", prompting Principal Skinner to comment that children can be cruel. The next scene then shows Homer's coworkers calling him "Stink-son".

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* MediumBlending: When Skinner shows ''Film/DoctorDolittle'' at school, they show actual live-action clips from the movie, not animated versions of it.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: As soon as the other kids at Springfield Elementary School realize Bart and Lisa smell badly, they call them "Stink-sons", prompting Principal Skinner to comment that children can be cruel. The next scene then shows Homer's coworkers calling him "Stink-son"."Stink-son".
* WhatAreRecords: At the dump, Bart and Lisa find a pile of old cathode tube TVs and marvel at how they "seem to go on forever."

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Homer delves into the underground world of professional barbecuing.

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* BaitAndSwitch: During the smoke-off, the judge holds the trophy in a way that suggests he'll give it to the Simpsons but then he throws up at it.
* BitingTheHandHumor: The kids start booing ''Film/DoctorDolittle'' as soon as they see the Twentieth Century Fox logo.
* ContinuityNod: [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Bender]] is briefly seen at [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS26E6Simpsorama the Simpsons' basement]].
* DisqualificationInducedVictory: The Simpsons are declared the winners of the smoke-off when Scotty Boom is disqualified for stealing their smoker.
* FrameUp: Scotty's own son frames him so they can have more quality time together.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: As soon as the other kids at Springfield Elementary School realize Bart and Lisa smell badly, they call them "Stink-sons", prompting Principal Skinner to comment that children can be cruel. The next scene then shows Homer's coworkers calling him "Stink-son".

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