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* 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.

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* 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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* MissingTheGoodStuff: In addition to guilt-tripping him into accepting that stealing cable is wrong, Marge and Lisa guilt-trip Homer into staying outside the house while the boxing match is on (and Homer forces Bart to stay outside, too). As a result, while a large number of people are inside partying, the Simpsons males are suffering in silence.


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* SoapboxSadie: From the moment Lisa learns about the commandments (especially the eighth, "Thou Shalt Not Steal") she gets on it and guilt-trips her entire family into accepting that stealing is wrong and getting varying degrees of humiliation as a result (Marge is insulted by a jackass clerk and Homer accidentally cuts the power to the entirety of Evergreen Terrace trying to cut the cable).

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


* [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil Cable Piracy is Evil]]: This trope is played remarkably straight. Even the guy who hooks up the cable is later shown to be stealing car stereos and breaking into houses. Homer, who's shown to have stolen from Moe's and work and is an unabashed alcoholic and JerkAss, comes to view this (although only after [[SoapboxSadie Lisa and Marge]] guilt-tripped him to the point he gave in) as a kind of [[EvenEvilHasStandards evil even]] ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards he]]'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards can't support]].

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* [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil Cable Piracy is Evil]]: This trope is played remarkably straight. Even the guy who hooks up the cable is later shown to be stealing car stereos and breaking into houses. Homer, who's shown to have stolen from Moe's and work and is an unabashed alcoholic and JerkAss, comes to view this (although only after [[SoapboxSadie Lisa and Marge]] guilt-tripped him to the point he gave in) as a kind of [[EvenEvilHasStandards evil even]] ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards he]]'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards can't support]].


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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: This trope is played remarkably straight. Even the guy who hooks up the cable is later shown to be stealing car stereos and breaking into houses. Homer, who's shown to have stolen from Moe's and work and is an unabashed alcoholic and JerkAss, comes to view this (although only after [[SoapboxSadie Lisa and Marge]] guilt-tripped him to the point he gave in) as a kind of [[EvenEvilHasStandards evil even]] ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards he]]'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards can't support]].


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The normally friendly Ned is furious that he was offered illegal cable hook-up and yells at the shady cable man to leave.


* [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil Cable Piracy is Evil]]

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* [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil Cable Piracy is Evil]]Evil]]: This trope is played remarkably straight. Even the guy who hooks up the cable is later shown to be stealing car stereos and breaking into houses. Homer, who's shown to have stolen from Moe's and work and is an unabashed alcoholic and JerkAss, comes to view this (although only after [[SoapboxSadie Lisa and Marge]] guilt-tripped him to the point he gave in) as a kind of [[EvenEvilHasStandards evil even]] ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards he]]'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards can't support]].

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

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Jimbo Jones can twice be seen stealing things in the background, at the supermarket and later at the Kwik-e-Mart.

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* 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.



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** And a bunch of the voices on TV. They really got their money's worth out of Hartman's appearance!


* InsistentTerminology: When Mr. Burns shows up to watch the fight, Homer tells Bart to hid the stuff he "borrowed" from work. Bart won't obey until Homer admits that, by "borrowed", he actually means "stole".

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* InsistentTerminology: When Mr. Burns shows up to watch the fight, Homer tells Bart to hid hide the stuff he "borrowed" from work. Bart won't obey until Homer admits that, by "borrowed", he actually means "stole".


* HolierThanThou: Lisa ''really'' lays it on thick over the Eight Commandment. When she guilts Marge into paying for two grapes she sampled at the grocery store, the clerk is annoyed that he has to call in a price check for two grapes.

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* HolierThanThou: Lisa ''really'' lays it on thick over the Eight Eighth Commandment. When she guilts Marge into paying for two grapes she sampled at the grocery store, the clerk is annoyed that he has to call in a price check for two grapes.


* CorruptCop: Some cops show up at the Simpson residence upon being informed Homer has an illegal cable hook-up. Homer is initially afraid they're there to arrest him but Chief Wiggum says they just want to watch the match.

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* CorruptCop: Some cops show up at the Simpson residence upon being informed Homer has an illegal cable hook-up. Homer is initially afraid they're there to arrest him but Chief Wiggum says they tell him they just want to watch the match.

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* DirtyKid: Bart takes a liking to the adult programming on Top Hat Entertainment, and charges all the other boys in the neighborhood to come watch it.


* AdultFear: While Lisa's nightmarish ImagineSpot shows her fears of going to Hell, Homer's shows his fears of being isolated from his family (or at least everyone [[TheUnfavorite but Bart]]).

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* AdultFear: While Lisa's nightmarish ImagineSpot shows her fears of going to Hell, Hell depicted in FireAndBrimstoneHell style, Homer's shows his fears of being isolated from his family (or at least everyone [[TheUnfavorite but Bart]]).


* InsufferableGenius[=/=]RightlySelfRighteous: Lisa and Marge guilt trip Homer into giving up cable. Homer eventually admits defeat, but tells them he loathes them for it. They just smirk in response. Earlier Lisa does the same to Marge over testing two grapes in store, she is similarly annoyed by it while Lisa just smiles. She's right and both sides sure know it.

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* InsufferableGenius[=/=]RightlySelfRighteous: InsufferableGenius [=/=] RightlySelfRighteous: Lisa and Marge guilt trip Homer into giving up cable. Homer eventually admits defeat, but tells them he loathes them for it. They just smirk in response. Earlier Earlier, Lisa does did the same to Marge over testing two grapes in store, she is Marge was similarly annoyed by it while Lisa just smiles.smiled. She's right and both sides sure know it.

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