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* WhatAnIdiot: The bum who thought it'd be a good idea to run unlicensed, Disney-themed ''massage parlors''.

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* HopeSpot: For Homer when he sees Herb at his door. The way that his face lights up shows how much he still cares about his older half-brother...[[TalkToTheFist and then he gets punched in the face]].


* AttackHello: When Herb first arrives at the Simpsons house, he has no idea how to greet Homer, since on one hand, it's his fault Herb was ruined, but on the other hand, they're still family. He ends up punching Homer in the face before saying a single word.



-->'''Homer''': *shamefully* I want to but I can't...



* RagsToRiches: Herb

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* RagsToRiches: HerbHerb, who ends up making his fortune back virtually overnight after the baby translator is a huge hit at a convention.


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** One of the bums Herb hangs out with at the start had been operating ''Disney massage parlors'', which were obviously unlicensed. Once Disney found out, they sued him for every penny, both for the copyright infringement and the PR damage his wildly inappropriate use of their characters caused. Even now, he still thinks they were being unreasonable.


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* WhatAnIdiot: The bum who thought it'd be a good idea to run unlicensed, Disney-themed ''massage parlors''.


--> '''Joe Frazier''': Webster's Dictionary defines "excellence" as "the quality or condition of being excellent."

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--> '''Joe Frazier''': Frazier:''' Webster's Dictionary defines "excellence" as "the quality or condition of being excellent."



* ItsAllAboutMe: Homer insults the look of Herbís baby translator prototype, saying it a stupid idea that will never work and a waste of the $2000 he had given him, then complains about how he couldíve been relaxing on the vibrating chair he had planned to buy with it instead. Herb calls him out on it.
-->'''Herb:''' Homer will you stop thinking about your ass!?

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Homer insults the look of Herbís Herb's baby translator prototype, saying it a stupid idea that will never work and a waste of the $2000 he had given him, then complains about how he couldíve could've been relaxing on the vibrating chair he had planned to buy with it instead. Herb calls him out on it.
-->'''Herb:''' Homer Homer, will you stop thinking about your ass!?



* TalkToTheFist: Herbís first greeting to Homer in a long while.
--->'''Herb:''' ''(standing at the door)'' What am I gonna say? This is the guy who ruined me! But on the other hand, heís family. So many conflicting emotions, how to express them?
--->'''Homer:''' ''(opens door)'' ...Herb? ''(Herb punches him out cold)''

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* TalkToTheFist: Herbís Herb's first greeting to Homer in a long while.
--->'''Herb:''' ''(standing at the door)'' What am I gonna say? This is the guy who ruined me! But on the other hand, heís he's family. So many conflicting emotions, how to express them?
--->'''Homer:'''
them?\\
'''Homer:'''
''(opens door)'' ...Herb? ''(Herb punches him out cold)'' cold)''


* ItsAllAboutMe: Homer insults the look of Herbís baby translator prototype, saying it a stupid idea that will never work and a waste of the $2000 he had given him, then complains about how he couldíve been relaxing on the vibrating chair he had planned to buy with it instead. Her. Calls him out on it.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Homer insults the look of Herbís baby translator prototype, saying it a stupid idea that will never work and a waste of the $2000 he had given him, then complains about how he couldíve been relaxing on the vibrating chair he had planned to buy with it instead. Her. Calls Herb calls him out on it.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Homer insults the look of Herbís baby translator prototype, saying it a stupid idea that will never work and a waste of the $2000 he had given him, then complains about how he couldíve been relaxing on the vibrating chair he had planned to buy with it instead. Her. Calls him out on it.
-->'''Herb:''' Homer will you stop thinking about your ass!?


'''Joe Frazier:''' Let's do it. ''(They leave Moes...followed by the sounds of Barney on the receiving end of a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown)''

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'''Joe Frazier:''' Let's do it. ''(They leave Moes...Moe's... followed by the sounds of Barney on the receiving end of a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown)''



--->'''Homer:''' ''(opens door)'' ... Herb? ''(Herb punches him out cold)''
* TemptingFate: Played with. At the power plant, Lenny and Carl try to comfort Homer after the loss of his couch. He says his life can't get any worse, then waits a few moments and nothing happens... he repeats himself, and Smithers finally calls him to Mr. Burns' office. Turns out it's good news actually. He is getting a cash settlement for an infliction that the plant caused. He doesn't know what it is and even if he did, since he didn't want any more kids he wouldn't care..

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--->'''Homer:''' ''(opens door)'' ... Herb? ''(Herb punches him out cold)''
* TemptingFate: Played with. At the power plant, Lenny and Carl try to comfort Homer after the loss of his couch. He says his life can't get any worse, then waits a few moments and nothing happens... he repeats himself, and Smithers finally calls him to Mr. Burns' office. Turns out it's good news actually. He is getting a cash settlement for an infliction that the plant caused. He doesn't know what it is and even if he did, since he didn't want any more kids he wouldn't care..care.


* BoringButPractical: Marge's idea of what to do with the money that Homer won.

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* BoringButPractical: Marge's idea of what to do with the money that Homer won. While the rest of the family wanted to get more extravagant things like a vibrating chair (Homer), a machine gun (Bart), or classic literature (Lisa), Marge thought it best that they get a new washing machine and dryer.


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* DudeNotFunny: When Herb loses all his money in a game of Monopoly, Homer laughs at how he's just as broke in-game as he is in real life. Herb gives him a punch in the face for that.


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* {{Hobos}}: Ever since he automobile company folded, Herb's been living as and with a group of them out in the sticks, living in a CardboardBoxHome, subsisting off garbage, and stowing away on trains to travel.

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* GoingCommando: It's implied Lenny does this because he arrived to the plant physical naked while the rest of the staff were in their underwear. Homer asks Lenny if he forgot there was a physical that day and Lenny asks to borrow Homer's underwear which Homer refuses.

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* TalkToTheFist: Herbís first greeting to Homer in a long while.
--->'''Herb:''' ''(standing at the door)'' What am I gonna say? This is the guy who ruined me! But on the other hand, heís family. So many conflicting emotions, how to express them?
--->'''Homer:''' ''(opens door)'' ... Herb? ''(Herb punches him out cold)''


* CurbstompBattle: The fight between Joe Frazier and Barney Gumble. We don't see it happen as they go outside, but the ''fight'' ends with Barney pummeled and hanging upside down in a trashcan.

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* CurbstompBattle: The fight between Joe Frazier and Barney Gumble. We don't see it happen as they go outside, but the ''fight'' "fight" ends with Barney pummeled pummelled and hanging upside down in a trashcan.


* {{Bowdlerisation}}: On BBC Two in the UK, the chalkboard gag in the opening sequence "I will not fake seizures" is replaced with "Funny noises are not funny", so as not to offend epileptic viewers.
* BullyingADragon: Barney at Moe's has been apparently been heckling former Boxing Champion Joe Frazier all night since he got there, that ends with him, well see the next entry.

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* {{Bowdlerisation}}: {{Bowdlerise}}: On BBC Two in the UK, the chalkboard gag in the opening sequence "I will not fake seizures" is replaced with "Funny noises are not funny", so as not to offend epileptic viewers.
funny".
* BullyingADragon: Barney at Moe's has been apparently been heckling former Boxing Champion Joe Frazier all night since he got there, that ends with him, well see the next entry.there.



* SpermAsPeople: Homer and Smithers' sperm samples are seen with their owner's faces. Smithers' healthy sperm swim in organized swarms. Homer's swim randomly and knock into each other, demonstrating that the nuclear plant has rendered him infertile.



** In reality, "The Homer" trumps New Coke because the Coca-Cola Company is still independent while Herb had to sell Powell Motors and lost his entire fortune to boot.


* TakeThat: Done by Bart and Lisa during Homer's award ceremony. Note that the show had lost at the Emmys the previous year.
-->'''Lisa:''' This show is the biggest farce I ever saw.\\

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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Done by Bart and Lisa during Homer's award ceremony. Note that the show had lost at the Emmys the previous year.
-->'''Lisa:''' --->'''Lisa:''' This show is the biggest farce I ever saw.\\

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* RecycledAnimation: The scene where Homer bemoans Herb's treatment of him to Marge in bed was taken from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E9SaturdaysOfThunder Saturdays of Thunder]]" because they decided to explain the plot a bit more.

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* CaptainObvious: Joe Frazier's speech at the Excellence Awards:
--> '''Joe Frazier''': Webster's Dictionary defines "excellence" as "the quality or condition of being excellent."

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