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* BorrowedCatchphrase: Bart quotes "Excellent" like Homer's boss, Mr. Burns, when he learns what herbicide is and that sodium tetra sulfate can be used in that manner, even tenting his fingers while saying it like Burns does. Homer does likewise after inviting Skinner over for dinner.

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* BorrowedCatchphrase: BorrowedCatchphrase:
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Bart quotes "Excellent" like Homer's boss, Mr. Burns, when he learns what herbicide is and that sodium tetra sulfate can be used in that manner, even tenting his fingers while saying it like Burns does. Homer does likewise after inviting Skinner over for dinner.dinner.
** Bart says "D'oh!" when he realizes he still has a whole field of grass left to mow.

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** The character later known as Hans Moleman makes his first appearance here, but the name on his driver's license (which is briefly shown onscreen) is "Ralph Melish".


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Patty's sexuality. In this episode, she is established as being willingly celibate [[note]](while Selma has had celibacy thrust upon her and is trying to break it by finding a man to marry or, at least, have sex with so she can have a child and not die alone)[[/note]] due to her hatred of men[[note]]Homer in particular[[/note]], but has a crush on Series/{{MacGyver|1985}} just like her sister and warms up to Skinner (until she realizes how miserable Selma is). In later episodes, it's established that Patty is a lesbian (she comes out of the closet in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E10TheresSomethingAboutMarrying There's Something About Marrying]]") and has known about her sexual orientation since she was a child (while Marge was either too naive or in denial about it).
** It is possible that Patty can still be a lesbian and have a crush on [=MacGyver=]. It frees her from the reality of having Homer as a brother-in-law.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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Patty's sexuality. In this episode, she is established as being willingly celibate [[note]](while Selma has had celibacy thrust upon her and is trying to break it by finding a man to marry or, at least, have sex with so she can have a child and not die alone)[[/note]] due to her hatred of men[[note]]Homer in particular[[/note]], but has a crush on Series/{{MacGyver|1985}} just like her sister and warms up to Skinner (until she realizes how miserable Selma is). In later episodes, it's established that Patty is a lesbian (she comes out of the closet in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E10TheresSomethingAboutMarrying There's Something About Marrying]]") and has known about her sexual orientation since she was a child (while Marge was either too naive or in denial about it).
** It is possible that Patty can still be a lesbian and have a crush on [=MacGyver=]. It frees her from the reality of having Homer as a brother-in-law.
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-->'''Skinner:''' Surely you realized that by writing your own name in forty-foot letters, you would be caught.\\

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-->'''Skinner:''' --->'''Skinner:''' Surely you realized that by writing your own name in forty-foot letters, you would be caught.\\


** Similarly Homer lists "Jerk" as the one and only reason not to set Selma up with Smithers.

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** Similarly Similarly, Homer lists "Jerk" as the one and only reason not to set Selma up with Smithers.Smithers (as opposed to "gay" or "[[SingleTargetSexuality Burnssexual]]", which would be a better reason).


* SuddenlyShouting: When Bart tries to pass the blame to one of the other Barts in school, Skinner fires back with, '''"THERE ARE NO OTHER BARTS!"'''

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* SuddenlyShouting: When Bart tries to pass the blame for his herbicide prank to one of the other Barts in school, Skinner fires back with, '''"THERE ARE NO OTHER BARTS!"'''


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Patty's sexuality. In this episode, she is established as being willingly celibate [[note]](while Selma has had celibacy thrust upon her and is trying to break it by finding a man to marry or, at least, have sex with so she can have a child and not die alone)[[/note]] due to her hatred of men[[note]]Homer in particular[[/note]], but has a crush on Series/{{MacGyver|1985}} just like her sister and warms up to Skinner (until she realizes how miserable Selma is). In later episodes (starting with "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E10TheresSomethingAboutMarrying There's Something About Marrying]]"), it's established that Patty is a lesbian and has known about her sexual orientation since she was a child (while Marge was either too naive or in denial about it).

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Patty's sexuality. In this episode, she is established as being willingly celibate [[note]](while Selma has had celibacy thrust upon her and is trying to break it by finding a man to marry or, at least, have sex with so she can have a child and not die alone)[[/note]] due to her hatred of men[[note]]Homer in particular[[/note]], but has a crush on Series/{{MacGyver|1985}} just like her sister and warms up to Skinner (until she realizes how miserable Selma is). In later episodes (starting with episodes, it's established that Patty is a lesbian (she comes out of the closet in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E10TheresSomethingAboutMarrying There's Something About Marrying]]"), it's established that Patty is a lesbian Marrying]]") and has known about her sexual orientation since she was a child (while Marge was either too naive or in denial about it).

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* InformedAttractiveness: Patty (according to Selma) has larger breasts, delicate skin, and is and looks two minutes younger, thus attracting more men than her love-starved sister.

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** When forced to find a man for Selma, Homer proves himself smart enough to weed out the truly unsuitable candidates and find Skinner, who was ''almost'' perfect for her had he not encountered Patty first.


* BorrowedCatchphrase: Bart quotes "Excellent" like Homer's boss, Mr. Burns, when he learns what herbicide is and that sodium tetra sulfate can be used in that manner, even tenting his fingers while saying it like Burns does.

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* BorrowedCatchphrase: Bart quotes "Excellent" like Homer's boss, Mr. Burns, when he learns what herbicide is and that sodium tetra sulfate can be used in that manner, even tenting his fingers while saying it like Burns does. Homer does likewise after inviting Skinner over for dinner.


* DisproportionateRetribution: Principal Skinner threatens to suspend Bart, Milhouse, Wendell and Lewis for dropping their pencils at 2:15PM.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Principal Skinner threatens to suspend Bart, Milhouse, Wendell Wendell, and Lewis for dropping their pencils at 2:15PM.2:15 PM.



At the end of the episode, Skinner is dumped by Patty and retakes the school from Bart's control. Making him reseed the field. Guess whose helping Skinner oversee this?

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At the end of the episode, Skinner is dumped by Patty and retakes the school from Bart's control. Making him His first order of business is having the boy reseed the field. field as punishment. Guess whose who's helping Skinner oversee this?



* SpannerInTheWorks: Patty and Skinner meet after Marge gets Homer to try and find a man for Selma. Homer cons Principal Skinner into coming over to the Simpson house for dinner, as way to introduce him to Selma. Unfortunately, when Skinner is sitting with Homer in the living room, Selma is too nervous to go out to join them. Patty goes in her place, and Skinner is instantly smitten.
* SuddenlyShouting: '''"THERE ARE NO OTHER BARTS!"'''

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* SpannerInTheWorks: Patty and Skinner meet after Marge gets Homer to try and find a man for Selma. Homer cons Principal Skinner into coming over to the Simpson house for dinner, as a way to introduce him to Selma. Unfortunately, when Skinner is sitting with Homer in the living room, Selma is too nervous to go out to join them. Patty goes in her place, and Skinner is instantly smitten.
* SuddenlyShouting: When Bart tries to pass the blame to one of the other Barts in school, Skinner fires back with, '''"THERE ARE NO OTHER BARTS!"'''

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* BluntYes: Patty gives one to Selma when she asks if she's giving up her last chance of happiness for her.


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** Similarly Homer lists "Jerk" as the one and only reason not to set Selma up with Smithers.


** Homer's [[Film/TheTerminator Terminator]]-esque POV as he analyzes all of Patty's potential suitors.

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** Homer's [[Film/TheTerminator Terminator]]-esque POV as he analyzes all of Patty's Selma's potential suitors.


* DidntThinkThisThrough: Bart's vandalism plan. Skinner even calls him on it.
-->'''Skinner''': Bart, I'm flabbergasted. Surely you knew, as you were writing your name in 40ft high letters, that you would be caught?!

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Bart's vandalism plan. Skinner even calls him on it.
it, especially with regards to a particularly significant oversight:
-->'''Skinner''': Bart, I'm flabbergasted. Surely you knew, as you were writing your name in 40ft high letters, that you would be caught?!caught?!\\
'''Bart:''' Maybe it was one of the other Barts?\\
'''Skinner:''' '''''There ARE no other Barts!'''''\\
'''Bart:''' Uh-oh.

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