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* JustTrainWrong: In the scenes where Herb and the other hobos are squatting at the train yard, diesel locomotives are seen going by but they make whistle and chuffing sounds like steam engines.

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* CouchGag: The family cartwheels to the couch and lands with a "ta-da" pose.


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

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* SkewedPriorities: When Herb wants to do a demo of his product for the family, he says it will only take twenty minutes but will change the world. Homer's reaction:
--> '''Homer''': ''(whiny)'' Twenty minutes?! Ohhh...


* RealityEnsues: Herb is determined to rebuild his fortune. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done:

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* RealityEnsues: SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome: Herb is determined to rebuild his fortune. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done:

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* PyrrhicVillainy: Mr. Burns tries to bribe Homer with 2000$ to keep him from potentially suing the plant for millions for sterilizing him. The glitzy award ceremony he has to cook up to validate the scheme probably cost as much. Furthermore, Homer does not have the means to take up a long, drawn out court proceeding against Springfield's most competent and ruthless lawyers.

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** Lisa was a little upset that Herb didnít write to her. Herb pointed out that he couldnít because he didnít want to tell her how his life is now that heís a hobo. Lisa then understood Herbís point.


* {{Jerkass}}: The one time Homer has a chance to make Herb accept his forgiveness (getting comments for Herb's baby translator), Homer complains that it's a stupid idea that will never work.

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* {{Jerkass}}: JerkassBall: The one time Homer has a chance to make Herb accept his forgiveness (getting comments for Herb's baby translator), Homer complains that it's a stupid idea that will never work.


* ThemeTuneCameo: The show's theme plays when Homer wins the award.


* ItsAllAboutMe: Homer insults the look of 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 could've been relaxing on the vibrating chair he had planned to buy with it instead. Herb calls him out on it.

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


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


* BeyondTheImpossible: Homer somehow has over 100% body fat. The extra 4% are implied to come from the chicken drumstick he's eating while suspended in the buoyancy tank.

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* BeyondTheImpossible: Homer somehow has over 100% 104% body fat. The extra 4% are is implied to come from the chicken drumstick he's eating while suspended in the buoyancy tank.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Mr. Burns despises his own lawyers for essentially making a living on people's misery.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Mr. Burns despises his own lawyers for essentially making a living on off of people's misery.


* 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''.

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