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* ObnoxiousInLaws: Patty decides to allow Otto to pass the driving test because he wants to rub his license at Homer's face.

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** Before the second attempt at the driver's licence exam, Bart reminds Otto that Homer called him "a sponge". Enranged, Otto pounds on a brick wall hard enough to crumble some of it and yells "Does this look like something a sponge would do?" This parodies a dramatic confrontation in ''Film/TheFly1986'' -- when the slowly transforming scientist, unaware of what's truly happening to him yet, is told by his anxious lover that he must be sick he demonstrates his SuperStrength by punching a wooden support beam and splintering it. "Does this look like a sick man to you?"


* BlindingBangs: Many people at the Spinal Tap concert have their hair covering their eyes.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Homer waits in the car for Bart and Milhouse while they're at the concert. We see him munching on chips and singing along to the radio, blissfully unaware of the riot police storming the arena outside his car window.

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Homer waits in the car for Bart and Milhouse while they're at the concert. We see him munching on chips pork rinds and singing along to the radio, blissfully unaware of the riot police storming the arena outside his car window.


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* OffModel: Comic Book Guy appears selling Spinal Tap t-shirts at the concert, but his color scheme is incorrect.

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* InkSuitActor: Spinal Tap appear, just as other bands have, except Spinal Tap are played by actors including Creator/HarryShearer whose cartoon face gets so dominated by the facial hair and wig that he ends up looking nothing like himself.


* TakThatAudience: An in-universe example appears when Bart daydreams about being a jaded, bitter rock star. During a concert he informs the audience that he's going to play a new song entitled "Me Fans Are Stupid Pigs". Cue an outburst of squealing and fawning from said fans.

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* TakThatAudience: TakeThatAudience: An in-universe example appears when Bart daydreams about being a jaded, bitter rock star. During a concert he informs the audience that he's going to play a new song entitled "Me Fans Are Stupid Pigs". Cue an outburst of squealing and fawning from said fans.


!!This episode contains examples of (YMMV tropes [[YMMV/TheSimpsonsS3E22TheOttoShow here]]):

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!!This episode contains examples of (YMMV tropes [[YMMV/TheSimpsonsS3E22TheOttoShow here]]):of:


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* TakThatAudience: An in-universe example appears when Bart daydreams about being a jaded, bitter rock star. During a concert he informs the audience that he's going to play a new song entitled "Me Fans Are Stupid Pigs". Cue an outburst of squealing and fawning from said fans.


-->'''Otto''': Hey, I was [[JustJokingJustification just kidding]]!

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-->'''Otto''': -->'''Otto:''' Hey, I was [[JustJokingJustification just kidding]]!



-->'''Ralph''' ''[singing]'' He steps on the clutch and the toilet goes flush, hail to the--
-->'''Skinner''': SHUT UP!

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-->'''Ralph''' ''[singing]'' -->'''Ralph:''' ''(singing)'' He steps on the clutch and the toilet goes flush, hail to the--
-->'''Skinner''':
the--\\
'''Skinner:'''
SHUT UP!


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* InstantExpert: Bart assumed he would be like this upon playing a guitar. He soon finds out he is wrong, so he eventually stopped.

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** In later seasons, the show would sometimes do a PlotSwitch following the first act.

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* AdultFear: When Marge and Lisa watch the news report about the riot that broke out at the Spinal Tap concert, Marge comments that she hopes Bart is OK. Lisa says, "See for yourself,", just as onscreen, a screaming Bart swings around on something and then drops to the floor. The first thing Marge does when Bart arrives home is to hug him in relief.


* EyeScream: One of the Spinal Tap members is hit in the eye with one of the stage show lasers.

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* EyeScream: One of the Spinal Tap Nugel Tufnel members is hit in the eye with one of the stage show lasers.lasers.
* {{Facepalm}}: Skinner does this upon learning that Otto doesn't have a driver's license.


* {{Bowdlerize}}: In British broadcasts, Bart's fantasy has his declaration of "slag off" excised.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Otto thinks he's supposed to run down the cardboard cutouts of pedestrians on the driving test course.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: ComicallyMissingThePoint:
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Otto thinks he's supposed to run down the cardboard cutouts of pedestrians on the driving test course.


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** In their interview, Spinal Tap say they can't think of anyone who benefitted from the fall of the Iron Curtain than them... until they think about all those countries ''behind'' the Curtain.


-->'''Otto''': Hey, I was just kidding!

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-->'''Otto''': Hey, I was [[JustJokingJustification just kidding!kidding]]!

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* FiveFiveFive: The School bus bumper has a sticker with the "How's my driving?" question and the phone number 555-8221.


* WhatHappenedToTheMouse and PlotHole: The writers never did resolve how Principal Skinner got out of the traffic jam (and how Bart got off the bus to go to the Kwik-E-Mart).

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse and PlotHole: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The writers never did resolve how Principal Skinner got out of the traffic jam (and ([[PlotHole and how Bart got off the bus to go to the Kwik-E-Mart).Kwik-E-Mart]]).


* EmptyFridgeEmptyLife: The misery of Otto's life is hammered home by his landlord listing his meager few possessions after he evicts him.



* EmptyFridgeEmptyLife: The misery of Otto's life is hammered home by his landlord listing his meager few possessions after he evicts him.

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