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* OfferVoidInNebraska:
-->"You're watching Top Hat Entertainment. Adult programming all day, every day. Except in Florida and Utah."
** The line refers to state and municipal ordinances in those two states attempted during the 1980s that sought to prohibit cable systems from transmitting objectionable content offered by mainstream and adult-oriented pay television services, through lawsuits filed by HBO and other groups, were struck down in district and circuit courts on First Amendment grounds.


* IAmNotShazam: [[InUniverse In-universe]]. Bart's comments while watching hours of movies on cable: "This is where Jaws eats the boat!" "This is where Die Hard jumps out the window!" "This is where Wall Street gets arrested!"

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* IAmNotShazam: [[InUniverse In-universe]]. Bart's comments while watching hours of movies on cable: "This is where Jaws Film/{{Jaws}} eats the boat!" "This is where Die Hard Film/DieHard jumps out the window!" "This is where Wall Street Film/WallStreet gets arrested!"



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: At the very end of the episode, when Homer cuts the cable, the picture is replaced by static just before the credits, implying the viewers was also stealing cable.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: At the very end of the episode, end, when Homer cuts the cable, the picture is replaced by static just before the credits, implying the viewers was also stealing cable.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Drederick Tatum is a parody of Mike Tyson. His opponent Watson is based on Marvin Hagler.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Drederick Tatum is a parody of Mike Tyson.Creator/MikeTyson. His opponent Watson is based on Marvin Hagler.



* ParallelPornTitles: The two adult films Bart watched were "[[Film/StardustMemories Stardust Mammories]]" and "[[Film/BroadcastNews Broadcast Nudes]]".

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* ParallelPornTitles: The two adult films Bart watched were "[[Film/StardustMemories are ''[[Film/StardustMemories Stardust Mammories]]" Mammories]]'' and "[[Film/BroadcastNews ''[[Film/BroadcastNews Broadcast Nudes]]".Nudes]]''.



** The sequence where Homer stops the cable guy's truck is a frame-by-frame homage to Film/NorthByNorthwest. The plate on the truck even reads [[FreezeFrameBonus ''1NBNW'']].

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** The sequence where Homer stops the cable guy's truck is a frame-by-frame homage to Film/NorthByNorthwest.''Film/NorthByNorthwest''. The plate on the truck even reads [[FreezeFrameBonus ''1NBNW'']].



* SpecialGuest: Creator/PhilHartman as the Cable Guy, Moses, and Troy [=McClure=]

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* SpecialGuest: Creator/PhilHartman as the Cable Guy, Moses, Moses and Troy [=McClure=]



* ThisIsThePartWhere: "...Film/{{Jaws}} eats the boat!" "...Film/DieHard jumps through the window!" "...Film/WallStreet gets arrested!"

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* ThisIsThePartWhere: "...Film/{{Jaws}} Jaws eats the boat!" "...Film/DieHard Die Hard jumps through the window!" "...Film/WallStreet Wall Street gets arrested!"


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: When Homer says he only invited a few close friends to watch the fight, and then Apu shows up, it's meant as a joke: the idea is that Homer [[HypocriticalHumor has actually invited anyone and everyone to watch the fight]], even if they're less a "close friend" and more just a "guy I see at the convenience store a lot". Since this episode aired, however, the show has really built up the friendship between Apu and the Simpson family, to the point where him showing up at a gathering of Homer's close friends would make complete sense.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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When Homer says he only invited a few close friends to watch the fight, and then Apu shows up, it's meant as a joke: the idea is that Homer [[HypocriticalHumor has actually invited anyone and everyone to watch the fight]], even if they're less a "close friend" and more just a "guy I see at the convenience store a lot". Since this episode aired, however, the show has really built up the friendship between Apu and the Simpson family, to the point where him showing up at a gathering of Homer's close friends would make complete sense.sense.
** The episode being so steeped in Christian values can come off as ''incredibly'' weird for the Simpsons considering mocking conservative Christians and Christianity in general would become one of the most common targets for them in the later seasons.


-->'''Clerk:'''"Uh, I need a price check on two grapes. Yeah, you heard me, Phil. Two measly... stinkin' grapes.".

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-->'''Clerk:'''"Uh, -->'''Clerk:''' Uh, I need a price check on two grapes. Yeah, you heard me, Phil. Two measly... stinkin' grapes.".

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-->'''Clerk:'''"Uh, I need a price check on two grapes. Yeah, you heard me, Phil. Two measly... stinkin' grapes.".

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** The sequence where Homer stops the cable guy's truck is a frame-by-frame homage to Film/NorthByNorthwest. The plate on the truck even reads [[FreezeFrameBonus ''1NBNW'']].


* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: At the very end of the episode, when Homer cuts the cable, the picture is replaced by static just before the credits, implying the viewers pirated also cable TV.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: At the very end of the episode, when Homer cuts the cable, the picture is replaced by static just before the credits, implying the viewers pirated was also cable TV.stealing cable.

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* OhCrap: Homer after realizing he just bought cable from a criminal who breaks into people's houses.


* StealingFromTheTill: Homer. When Burns and Smithers arrive to the Simpsons' house to see the match, the former puts away ''a lot'' of stuff he stole from the power plant, from pencils to a computer, before the latter enter.

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* StealingFromTheTill: Homer. When Burns and Smithers arrive to the Simpsons' house to see the match, the former puts away asks Bart to hide ''a lot'' of stuff he borrow..., er, stole from the power plant, from pencils to a computer, ''computer'', before the latter enter.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: At the very end of the episode, when Homer cuts the cable, the picture is replaced by static just before the credits, implying the viewers pirated also cable TV.


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* StealingFromTheTill: Homer. When Burns and Smithers arrive to the Simpsons' house to see the match, the former puts away ''a lot'' of stuff he stole from the power plant, from pencils to a computer, before the latter enter.


* CharacterizationMarchesOn: It seems unusual for Lisa to be so gung-ho about Christian morals after she's been a Buddhist for several seasons, not to mention more concerned with the environment and social justice than her own moral status. She still would not be okay with Homer stealing, of course, but the point is that there would be another reason for it than the one of this episode.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: CharacterizationMarchesOn:
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It seems unusual for Lisa to be so gung-ho about Christian morals after she's been a Buddhist for several seasons, not to mention more concerned with the environment and social justice than her own moral status. She still would not be okay with Homer stealing, of course, but the point is that there would be another reason for it than the one of this episode.episode.
** Despite the episode being heavily rooted in Christian morality, Ned Flanders is only seen in the opening scene, and his angry reaction to being offered free cable is shown to be the result of him just generally disliking criminals rather than being a violation of the Eighth Commandment, which is you'd expect him to object to. Likewise, he briefly mentions that he got basic cable because he wanted to watch the arts and crafts channel; while this isn't ''completely'' inconsistent with his more established character, just about any future episode would have shown him more interested in the Christian channels.


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* SkewedPriorities: Lisa chews out Marge for "stealing" two grapes, while in the background Jimbo Jones is visibly stealing several far more valuable items.

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* BodyWipe: With Homer, as he is putting his foot down, after bickering with Marge about unplugging the cable.

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* ThisIsThePartWhere: "...Film/{{Jaws}} eats the boat!" "...Film/DieHard jumps through the window!" "...Film/WallStreet gets arrested!"



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* TimePassesMontage: While Homer and the rest of the family watch cable TV after they first got it, a potted plant sapling appears next to the couch (it wasn't there earlier in the scene). As the montage progresses, the plant grows bigger during each fade to the following scene. At the end of the montage, at which point, Marge tells Homer to get ready for church while he's watching ''WesternAnimation/DaveyAndGoliath'', the plant has withered.

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* AnyoneRememberPogs: Barney asks Moe why the bar doesn't have cable TV. He replies, "It was that, or the mechanical bull. (camera pans back to show the cobweb encrusted bull) I made my choice, and I stand by it."

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