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** Maggie when she sees she's about to be handed over to Patty and Selma. She grabs onto the side of the doorway, and Homer has trouble prying her off.

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** Maggie when she sees she's about to be handed over to Patty and Selma. She grabs onto the side of the doorway, and Homer has trouble prying her off. Bart's and Lisa's mutual reaction on seeing it is a shared WhyDidntIThinkOfThat



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Maggie fiddling with her bottle and spilling the milk all over the car is what finally pushes Marge over the edge, resulting in her snapping on the bridge.



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Maggie fiddling with her bottle and spilling the milk all over the car is what finally pushes Marge over the edge, resulting in her snapping on the bridge.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Marge is overworked with various errands and demands, and she finally snaps. She goes on a vacation to get a break, leaving Homer struggling to keep order at home, Bart and Lisa left in the care of Patty and Selma, and Maggie wandering the city looking for her. By the time Marge returns, they're all a wreck and plead with her to never leave home again. On her first night back, the kids refuse to sleep in a separate bed, and they all agree to help her out more often.
* DumbassHasAPoint: Wiggum successfully coaches Homer on what to say to Marge on the bridge. He also quite correctly points out the ways both Marge and Homer broke the law during the episode.


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* JerkassHasAPoint: Though his reasons are entirely selfish, Quimby is actually right that Marge being sent to jail would play badly with women voters. A female cop had told Marge in the preceding scene that all the women on the force sympathized with her and understood where she was coming from.


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* PragmaticVillainy: The reason Quimby pulls strings for Marge is too keep women voters happy.


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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Maggie fiddling with her bottle and spilling the milk all over the car is what finally pushes Marge over the edge, resulting in her snapping on the bridge.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Wiggum's smug tone of voice when saying Marge will be sent away "for a long time" indicates she would've been jailed for much longer than she deserved had Mayor Quimby not ordered her to be released.


* StrayingBaby: After Homer tries to put Maggie to bed, Maggie runs away from the house to find Marge. He is horrified to find her missing the next morning and does everything he can to find her before Marge returns. When Chief Wiggum returns Maggie to him, he duct-tapes her to her car seat so she can't run away again.

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* StrayingBaby: After Homer tries to put Maggie to bed, Maggie runs away from the house to find Marge. He is horrified to find her missing the next morning and does everything he can to find her before Marge returns. When Chief Wiggum returns Maggie to him, he Homer duct-tapes her to her car seat so she can't run away again.


* BinomiumRidiculus: At the beginning of this episode, as a ShoutOut to ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', Bart and Homer are respectively introduced as ''Brat'us Don'thaveacow'ous'' and ''Homo Neanderthal'us''.



* TheDiaperChange: Early in this episode, Marge changes Maggie's diaper. In a later scene, when Homer is tasked with looking after Maggie, he changes her diaper, and uses a stapler gun to staple it shut.



* MugshotMontage: Marge gets arrested after having a nervous breakdown and causing a pileup on the highway, and mugshots are taken of both her and her BeehiveHairdo.



* OhCrap: Maggie when she sees she's about to be handed over to Patty and Selma. She grabs onto the side of the doorway, and Homer has trouble prying her off.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
** Homer, Lenny and Carl are watching the traffic report on TV during their break. Homer laughs at first, then when he sees that Marge is the cause of the traffic jam, he says "D'oh!".
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Maggie when she sees she's about to be handed over to Patty and Selma. She grabs onto the side of the doorway, and Homer has trouble prying her off.


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* StrayingBaby: After Homer tries to put Maggie to bed, Maggie runs away from the house to find Marge. He is horrified to find her missing the next morning and does everything he can to find her before Marge returns. When Chief Wiggum returns Maggie to him, he duct-tapes her to her car seat so she can't run away again.


* IHaveThisFriend: A variant. Whilst Marge is away on vacation, Maggie runs away. Marge calls home, and Homer takes the opportunity to find out what her reaction would be if the dog ran away. Marge is upset. Homer finds this discouraging.



* JerkassRealization: Homer acts like a Jerkass, as usual, through Marge’s plight until she rolls down her window.

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* JerkassRealization: Homer acts like a Jerkass, {{Jerkass}}, as usual, through Marge’s plight until she rolls down her window.

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** The music that plays at the end of the hotel promotional video hosted by Troy [=McClure=] that Marge watches is taken from an old Disney Channel Feature Presentation station bumper.

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* HopeSpot: After getting out of the house, Maggie goes looking for Marge. She sees what looks like her BeehiveHairdo on the other side of the fence, happily rushes over, and is crushed to see it's just a bush.


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* OhCrap: Maggie when she sees she's about to be handed over to Patty and Selma. She grabs onto the side of the doorway, and Homer has trouble prying her off.

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* SlasherSmile: Patty and Selma gave Maggie a terrifying one, had the younger Simpson not grabbed onto the entrance door to stay with her dad.


* RecycledAnimation: The clip where Homer calls the Department of Missing Babies is the same clip from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E9SaturdaysOfThunder Saturdays of Thunder]]" when he calls the National Fatherhood Institute.



* StockFootage: The clip where Homer calls the Department of Missing Babies is the same clip from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E9SaturdaysOfThunder Saturdays of Thunder]]" when he calls the National Fatherhood Institute.
* VisualPun: As Marge relaxes in a hot bath with a sundae while watching TV, she blissfully lowers herself into the water and emerges with her hair straight and wet, meaning she's finally relaxed enough to "let her hair down".

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* StockFootage: The clip where Homer calls the Department of Missing Babies is the same clip from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E9SaturdaysOfThunder Saturdays of Thunder]]" when he calls the National Fatherhood Institute.
* VisualPun: As Marge relaxes in a hot bath with a sundae while watching TV, she blissfully lowers herself into the water and emerges with her hair straight and wet, meaning she's finally relaxed enough to "let her hair down".down".
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* DerangedAnimation: [[https://frinkiac.com/video/S03E15/TX1ahcYkr6BSpkPx867HY4Uwk_I=.gif Marge snapping while driving.]]


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* FanDisservice: Lampshaded, discussed in-universe when Bart laments sleeping over at Selma and Pattys' and Lisa replies "You think you know fear? Well I've seen them naked!"
* GagBoobs: All Bart has to say when he spots Selma's large bra (the cup can cover his head)

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* FanDisservice: Lampshaded, discussed in-universe when Bart laments sleeping over at Selma and Pattys' Patty's and Lisa replies "You think you know fear? Well I've seen them naked!"
* GagBoobs: All Bart has to say when he spots Selma's large bra (the cup can cover his head)head):



* PoliceAreUseless: Though he has grounds to have her in jail, Wiggum had to let Marge go due to pressure from Mayor Quimby and he doesn’t notice the mobster with a body in the car who’s held up.

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* PoliceAreUseless: PoliceAreUseless:
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Though he has grounds to have her in jail, Wiggum had to let Marge go due to pressure from Mayor Quimby and he doesn’t notice the mobster with a body in the car who’s held up.



** Marge watches ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' on tv.

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** Marge watches ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' on tv.TV.

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* SkewedPriorities: While Homer's fretting about losing Maggie, Barney is more concerned about making omelettes.


--> '''Quimby''': ...If I go down, you're breaking my fall!\\
'''Wiggum''': Quimby, don't write checks your butt can't cash.\\
'''Quimby''': Hear me, Wiggum, you bite me, I'll bite back.\\

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--> '''Quimby''': ...If I go down, you're breaking gonna break my fall!\\
'''Wiggum''': Quimby, Word to the wise, Quimby: don't write checks your butt can't cash.\\
'''Quimby''': Hear me, Wiggum, you me loud and clear, Wiggum! You bite me, I'll bite back.\\

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* StockFootage: The clip where Homer calls the Department of Missing Babies is the same clip from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E9SaturdaysOfThunder Saturdays of Thunder]]" when he calls the National Fatherhood Institute.

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