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* HonestJohnsDealership: Herman blatantly lies about his merchandise. First he claims that a Turkish-style fez is Napoleon's hat, and then he takes Grampa's abandoned fedora and sells it as the hat William McKinley was shot in.

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* HonestJohnsDealership: Herman blatantly lies about his merchandise. First he claims that a Turkish-style fez is Napoleon's hat, and then he takes Grampa's abandoned fedora and sells it as the hat William McKinley [=McKinley=] was shot in.


* NiceGirl: Bea, very much so. Her ghost tells Abe that he should forgive Homer.



* NowWhichOneWasThatVoice: This is the only episode of the show to avert this (except in the cases of Creator/MaggieRoswell and Creatpr/AudreyMeadows). It also caused even the most hardcore ''Simpsons'' fans to wonder, "Who the hell is this Smitty fellow that Creator/HankAzaria voiced?".

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* NowWhichOneWasThatVoice: This is the only episode of the show to avert this (except in the cases of Creator/MaggieRoswell and Creatpr/AudreyMeadows).Creator/AudreyMeadows). It also caused even the most hardcore ''Simpsons'' fans to wonder, "Who the hell is this Smitty fellow that Creator/HankAzaria voiced?".


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* WeHardlyKnewYe: Bea dies not long after we first see her. It's quite sad.


* KickThemWhenTheyAreDown: Homer is despondent after Abe disowns him. When he gets a call from Abe, [[HopeSpot he thinks that Abe has forgiven him]]...only for Abe to tell him about inheriting Bea's $106,000, and that Homer isn't getting a dime of it.

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* KickThemWhenTheyAreDown: KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Homer is despondent after Abe disowns him. When he gets a call from Abe, [[HopeSpot he thinks that Abe has forgiven him]]...only for Abe to tell him about inheriting Bea's $106,000, and that Homer isn't getting a dime of it.

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* HonestJohnsDealership: Herman blatantly lies about his merchandise. First he claims that a Turkish-style fez is Napoleon's hat, and then he takes Grampa's abandoned fedora and sells it as the hat William McKinley was shot in.


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* KickThemWhenTheyAreDown: Homer is despondent after Abe disowns him. When he gets a call from Abe, [[HopeSpot he thinks that Abe has forgiven him]]...only for Abe to tell him about inheriting Bea's $106,000, and that Homer isn't getting a dime of it.

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* ItAlwaysRainsAtFunerals: It rains at Bea's funeral.


* OffModel: "Old Money" looks and moves noticeably differently than any other season 2 episode, bearing a feel more akin to the style Akom (the studio that replaced Klasky-Csupo as the animation supplier) featured during the mid-90s episodes.

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"Old Money" looks and moves noticeably differently than any other season 2 episode, bearing a feel more akin to the style Akom (the studio that replaced Klasky-Csupo as the animation supplier) featured during the mid-90s episodes.episodes.
** When Marge admonishes Homer for making fun of the way his father smells, [[https://frinkiac.com/gif/S02E17/114331/114681/ her face briefly gets rubbery]].


* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Not only is this one of the more dramatic episodes (akin to "Like Father, Like Klown," "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish," and "Bart vs. Thanksgiving"), but this episode (as of 2014 and barring the feature film) is the only one to list the voice actors with their characters in the closing credits (meaning, you actually get to see who Creator/DanCastellaneta, Creator/JulieKavner, Creator/NancyCartwright, Creator/YeardleySmith, Creator/HankAzaria, and Creator/HarryShearer voice on the show).

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Not only is this one of the more dramatic episodes (akin to "Like Father, Like Klown," "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish," and "Bart vs. Thanksgiving"), but this episode (as of 2014 this date, and barring the feature film) is the only one to list the voice actors with their characters in the closing credits (meaning, you actually get to see who Creator/DanCastellaneta, Creator/JulieKavner, Creator/NancyCartwright, Creator/YeardleySmith, Creator/HankAzaria, and Creator/HarryShearer voice on the show).


* {{Jerkass}}: Homer behaves like a pig towards Grampa until he disowns him halfway through the episode, after which he realizes how much of a heel he had been, becoming more depressed after finding out he would not get a cent out of Bea's inheritance. He redeems himself, however when he stops Grampa from losing all the money at the casino.



* NowWhichOneWasThatVoice: This is the only episode of the show to avert this (except in the cases of Creator/MaggieRoswell and Creatpr/AudreyMeadows). It also caused even the most hardcore ''Simpsons'' fans to wonder, "Who the hell is this Smitty fellow that Creator/HankAzaria voiced?"
* OffModel: "Old Money" looks and moves noticeably differently than any other season 2 episode.

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* NowWhichOneWasThatVoice: This is the only episode of the show to avert this (except in the cases of Creator/MaggieRoswell and Creatpr/AudreyMeadows). It also caused even the most hardcore ''Simpsons'' fans to wonder, "Who the hell is this Smitty fellow that Creator/HankAzaria voiced?"
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* OffModel: "Old Money" looks and moves noticeably differently than any other season 2 episode.episode, bearing a feel more akin to the style Akom (the studio that replaced Klasky-Csupo as the animation supplier) featured during the mid-90s episodes.

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Episode - 7F17\\
First Aired - 3/28/1991

Grandpa falls in love with an old woman named Beatrice, but when his family forces him to miss her birthday (and returns to find that Bea died of a burst heart vessel[[note]]literally a broken heart[[/note]]), he angrily blames Homer and disowns him, but Grampa's attitude changes when he inherits Bea's money and must come up with a way to use the money for the benefit of his fellow man.
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!!Tropes in this episode:
* BaitAndSwitch: When Abe is looking at Bea's picture sadly, drops are falling on it, making it appear as if he's crying a lot. It turns out to be rain water from a leaky roof.
* CassandraTruth: Homer doesn't believe Abe when he says he's celebrating Bea's birthday; he thinks Abe's gone senile and is talking to imaginary people.
* DeathByDespair: Jasper and the others try to reassure Grampa that Bea's death was natural (she died when a ventricle in her heart burst and staff were unable to save her), but Grampa is convinced -- and makes sure Homer knows it -- that Bea died of "a broken heart" ([[ForgottenBirthday because he wasn't there to celebrate her birthday]]).
* TheDragAlong: Homer and the others take Abe on a safari against his will. Not only does the trip suck, but thanks to Homer, Bea dies from thinking Abe broke his promise.
* HauntedHouse: Lionel Hutz informs Abe that in order to get Bea's inheritance, he must spend one night in a haunted house.
--> '''Hutz''': ''(laughs)'' [[SubvertedTrope Just kidding.]]
* IHaveNoSon: Abe disowns Homer after the latter robs him of Bea's final moments. He makes up with him out of encouragement from her ghost.
* LiteralMetaphor:
** Bea's death due to a broken heart is made literal with a ventricle in her heart bursting.
** When Abe returns to the retirement home after the safari, he says he has a date with an angel. Jasper tells him he didn't know how right he was.
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: In hindsight, as Grampa tells Homer that he could have been with her when she suddenly fell ill and died, instead of trapped in their car overnight on the range of Discount Lion Safari and surrounded by hungry lions. Homer shows up with his father just in time to see the ambulance being loaded with what Abe will learn is a deceased Bea.
* NiceHat: Grampa purchases a fez hat for $400 with some of the inheritance money. Despite never wearing it again after this episode, many pieces of promotional artwork and character portraits continue to feature him with it.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Inverted: Abe chews out Homer for interrupting his roulette wheel bet, but as it happens, Homer managed to prevent Abe from losing all his money.
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: When Abe first told the Simpsons about Beatrice, Homer thought she was imaginary.
* NowWhichOneWasThatVoice: This is the only episode of the show to avert this (except in the cases of Creator/MaggieRoswell and Creatpr/AudreyMeadows). It also caused even the most hardcore ''Simpsons'' fans to wonder, "Who the hell is this Smitty fellow that Creator/HankAzaria voiced?"
* OffModel: "Old Money" looks and moves noticeably differently than any other season 2 episode.
* OnOneCondition: Hutz reading Beatrice's will told Grandpa he'd have to spend a night in a haunted house to inherit her money. [[SubvertedTrope He was kidding]].
* SayMyName: While still stuck in the car for the night, Abe looks at his watch:
-->'''Abe:''' ''OH BEEEAAAAAAAAAAA!!''
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Not only is this one of the more dramatic episodes (akin to "Like Father, Like Klown," "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish," and "Bart vs. Thanksgiving"), but this episode (as of 2014 and barring the feature film) is the only one to list the voice actors with their characters in the closing credits (meaning, you actually get to see who Creator/DanCastellaneta, Creator/JulieKavner, Creator/NancyCartwright, Creator/YeardleySmith, Creator/HankAzaria, and Creator/HarryShearer voice on the show).
* SpecialGuest: Creator/PhilHartman as Lionel Hutz and Plato; [[Series/TheHoneyMooners Audrey Meadows]] as Beatrice "Bea" Simmons
* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: The people lined up with suggestions for what to do with Grampa's inheritance, one of which is The Joker from the ''Batman'' franchise. Professor Frink (the Creator/JerryLewis-esque BunglingInventor) made his first appearance in this sequence.
* UnexpectedInheritance: Abe didn't expect to inherit anything from Beatrice.
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