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* GodIsLoveSongs: Discussed in-universe, in regards to "You Light Up My Life"

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* GodIsLoveSongs: Discussed in-universe, in regards to "You Light Up My Life"Life":



* HappinessInMinimumWage: Homer liked working at the mini-golf course, as his boss was so lenient he clearly didn't notice or care that Homer's incompetence was ruining the customer's games. His view is also tinted by nostalgia, as a promise to someday ''hand out putters'' is followed by present Homer saying it was "a job with a future".
* HonorableMarriageProposal: After Marge gets pregnant, Homer asks Abe what to do, and he suggests that Homer marry her, Homer asks if its because its the right thing to do, and Abe responds that he should do it because he "will never do any better."



* HappinessInMinimumWage: Homer liked working at the mini-golf course, as his boss was so lenient he clearly didn't notice or care that Homer's incompetence was ruining the customer's games. His view is also tinted by nostalgia, as a promise to someday ''hand out putters'' is followed by present Homer saying it was "a job with a future".
* HonorableMarriageProposal: After Marge gets pregnant, Homer asks Abe what to do, and he suggests that Homer marry her, Homer asks if its because its the right thing to do, and Abe responds that he should do it because he "will never do any better."



** Parodied; the chapel Homer and Marge go to get married is called "Shotgun Pete's"

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** Parodied; the chapel where Homer and Marge go to get married is called "Shotgun Pete's"Pete's".



** {{Series/Dallas}}: Homer wears an "I Shot J.R."-shirt.

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** {{Series/Dallas}}: ''{{Series/Dallas}}'': Homer wears an "I Shot J.R."-shirt." shirt.

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* EnfantTerrible: Bart grabs Homer's lighter and sets his tie on fire within ten minutes of being born.

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* JustFollowingOrders: The chipper and apologetic repo man that takes away Homer and Marge's belongings definitely comes across as this.
-->'''Repo Man:''' Repossessing is the hardest part of my job.

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* DriveThruAntics: Marge reunites with Homer, who is trying to earn money for her and her coming child by working at the Gulp 'n' Blow.
-->'''Homer:''' Yeah, what do you want?\\
'''Marge:''' My husband by my side?\\
'''Homer:''' Would you like fries with that?

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* WorstWeddingEver: Downplayed: while their hearts were in the right place, the fact that Homer and Marge got married in a cheap, run-down chapel with a insensitive Justice of the Peace to marry them qualifies as this. "A Milhouse Divided" several seasons later elaborates on this further with Marge being bummed out that no family or friends were there and Homer guys her a wedding cake in the form of a Carvel whale.

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* HonorableMarriageProposal: After Marge gets pregnant, Homer asks Abe what to do, and he suggests that Homer marry her, Homer asks if its because its the right thing to do, and Abe responds that he should do it because he "will never do any better."


-->'''Marge''': Tenth notice... 90 days over due... we break thumbs?

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-->'''Marge''': Tenth notice... 90 days over due...overdue... we break thumbs?



* DisappearedDad: Marge's father, Clancy Bouvier doesn't appear in any of the flashbacks, despite being seen in "The Way We Was". And unlike the situation around Homer's mother in that episode -- she wasn't mentioned, but Homer's and Abe's home was only fleetingly seen, allowing for the implication that she just happened to be out of the house -- we see the Bouvier family home enough times to establish that he really isn't around any more. This implies that he either died or left Jacqueline (later established as the former) at some point after Marge graduated from high school.

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* DisappearedDad: Marge's father, Clancy Bouvier doesn't appear in any of the flashbacks, despite being seen in "The Way We Was". And unlike the situation around Homer's mother in that episode -- she wasn't mentioned, but Homer's and Abe's home was only fleetingly seen, allowing for the implication that she just happened to be out of the house -- we see the Bouvier family home enough times to establish that he really isn't around any more.anymore. This implies that he either died or left Jacqueline (later established as the former) at some point after Marge graduated from high school.



* ExactWords: When Homer says the first thing Bart will see upon being born is a man with a good job. His sisters-in-law says it'll be the doctor.

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* ExactWords: When Homer says the first thing Bart will see upon being born is a man with a good job. His sisters-in-law says say it'll be the doctor.



* {{Retcon}}: Back in "Homer Defined" it was said that Homer had been hired to work to the nuclear power plant under a fictitious UsefulNotes/GeraldFord-era employment programme called "Project Bootstrap". Yet here, we find out that he started working at the power plant in 1980, near the end of UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter's administration.

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* {{Retcon}}: Back in "Homer Defined" it was said that Homer had been hired to work to the nuclear power plant under a fictitious UsefulNotes/GeraldFord-era employment programme program called "Project Bootstrap". Yet here, we find out that he started working at the power plant in 1980, near the end of UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter's administration.



* ShutUpHannibal: Homer delivers an ''epic'' one of these to the Bouvier family at the end in the delivery room before Marge goes into labour.

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* ShutUpHannibal: Homer delivers an ''epic'' one of these to the Bouvier family at the end in the delivery room before Marge goes into labour.labor.



-->'''Homer''': NO, ''YOU'' LISTEN! This is ''my'' wife, this is ''my'' kid and I'm paying for this delivery, so if you wanna stay, you'd better show me some respect!

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-->'''Homer''': NO, ''YOU'' LISTEN! This is ''my'' wife, this is ''my'' kid kid, and I'm paying for this delivery, so if you wanna stay, you'd better show me some respect!


* DisappearedDad: Marge's father, Clancy Bouvier doesn't appear in any of the flashbacks, despite being seen in "The Way We Was". And unlike the situation around Homer's mother in that episode -- she wasn't mentioned, but Homer's and Abe's home was only fleetingly seen, allowing for the implication that she just happened to be out of the house -- we see the Bouvier family home enough times to establish that he really isn't around any more, implying that he either died or left Jacqueline (later established as the former) at some point after Marge graduated from high school.

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* DisappearedDad: Marge's father, Clancy Bouvier doesn't appear in any of the flashbacks, despite being seen in "The Way We Was". And unlike the situation around Homer's mother in that episode -- she wasn't mentioned, but Homer's and Abe's home was only fleetingly seen, allowing for the implication that she just happened to be out of the house -- we see the Bouvier family home enough times to establish that he really isn't around any more, implying more. This implies that he either died or left Jacqueline (later established as the former) at some point after Marge graduated from high school.


* YouRemindMeOfX: When Smithers is protesting Burns' hiring of Homer, Burns comments that Homer's "feisty, yet spineless" attitude reminds him of "a young bootlick named Waylon Smithers."

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* YouRemindMeOfX: When Smithers is protesting Burns' hiring of Homer, Burns comments replies that Homer's "feisty, yet spineless" attitude reminds him of "a young bootlick named Waylon Smithers."


* WackyCravings: Marge craves pancake mix whenever she's pregnant.

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* WackyCravings: Marge craves pancake mix whenever she's pregnant.pregnant.
* YouRemindMeOfX: When Smithers is protesting Burns' hiring of Homer, Burns comments that Homer's "feisty, yet spineless" attitude reminds him of "a young bootlick named Waylon Smithers."

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* ForegoneConclusion: Played with; three people apply for two positions are open at the nuclear plant -- Homer and two people whom Smithers was at college with. While this would probably have doomed Homer from the word go, he ''still'' manages to screw up the interview completely by himself, when he mishears Smithers' asking him what he'd do in the event of a meltdown, and then runs out of the interview room screaming, thinking a meltdown actually ''is'' happening.

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* {{Retcon}}: Back in "Homer Defined" it was said that Homer had been hired to work to the nuclear power plant under a fictitious UsefulNotes/GeraldFord-era employment programme called "Project Bootstrap". Yet here, we find out that he started working at the power plant in 1980, near the end of UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter's administration.

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* DisappearedDad: Marge's father, Clancy Bouvier doesn't appear in any of the flashbacks, despite being seen in "The Way We Was". And unlike the situation around Homer's mother in that episode -- she wasn't mentioned, but Homer's and Abe's home was only fleetingly seen, allowing for the implication that she just happened to be out of the house -- we see the Bouvier family home enough times to establish that he really isn't around any more, implying that he either died or left Jacqueline (later established as the former) at some point after Marge graduated from high school.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Marge and Homer saw a ''Star Wars'' film. Most future episodes call it ''Cosmic Wars''.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Marge and Homer saw a ''Star Wars'' film.film (specifically, ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''). Most future episodes call it ''Cosmic Wars''.





* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Marge and Homer saw a ''Star Wars'' film. Most future episodes call it ''Cosmic Wars''.



* ShotgunWedding: Though no one forces Homer to marry Marge, he still does it because he loves her and he doesn't want to get in trouble for knocking her up.

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* ShotgunWedding: ShotgunWedding:
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Though no one forces Homer to marry Marge, he still does it because he loves her and he doesn't want to get in trouble for knocking her up.

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