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* AsHimself: Creator/NeilPatrickHarris (playing "Bart"); Joe Mantegna (playing Fat Tony) [both on the show and in the made-for-TV [[ShowWithinAShow movie within a sitcom]] ''Blood on the Blackboard: The Bart Simpson Story''.

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* AsHimself: Creator/NeilPatrickHarris (playing "Bart"); Joe Mantegna (playing Fat Tony) [both on the show and in the made-for-TV [[ShowWithinAShow movie within a sitcom]] ''Blood on the Blackboard: The Bart Simpson Story''.Story''].



** After the Itchy and Scratchy cartoon (where a line-up of cats gets mowed down by a minigun-wielding Itchy, Fat Tony remarks "It's funny because it's true", a phrase normally attributed to Homer.

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** After the Itchy and Scratchy cartoon (where a line-up of cats gets mowed down by a minigun-wielding Itchy, Itchy), Fat Tony remarks "It's funny because it's true", a phrase normally attributed to Homer.


* SpyShip: A pizza truck's been parked outside of the Simpson house for two weeks. When Marge asks, "How long does it take to deliver a pizza?", the agents inside remark that their cover's blown and pull away, only to be immediately replaced by a "'''F'''lowers '''B'''y '''I'''rene" truck.



* VanInBlack: Marge notices a pizza van that had been parked outside the Simpsons's house for days, which a government agency surveillance team was hiding out in. After Marge asks 'How long does it take to deliver a Pizza?' it zooms off to be replaced immediately with a "florist" van. The florist's name: Flowers By Irene.

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* VanInBlack: Marge notices a pizza van that had been parked outside the Simpsons's house for days, which a government agency surveillance team was hiding out in. After Marge asks 'How "How long does it take to deliver a Pizza?' it zooms off pizza?", the agents inside remark that their cover's blown and pull away, only to be replaced immediately with replaced by a "florist" van. The florist's name: Flowers By Irene.van reading "'''F'''lowers '''B'''y '''I'''rene".


* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Skinner wouldn't accept bribes.

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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Bart, while emulating Fat Tony, tries to bribe Principal Skinner wouldn't accept bribes.into looking the other way at his mischief. Cue Bart in detention being forced to write "I will not bribe the principal" on the blackboard.


* AsHimself: Creator/NeilPatrickHarris (playing "Bart"); Joe Mantegna (playing Fat Tony) [both on the show and in the made-for-TV [[ShowWithinAShow movie within a sitcom]] ''Blood on the Blackboard: The Bart Simpson Story''].

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* AsHimself: Creator/NeilPatrickHarris (playing "Bart"); Joe Mantegna (playing Fat Tony) [both on the show and in the made-for-TV [[ShowWithinAShow movie within a sitcom]] ''Blood on the Blackboard: The Bart Simpson Story''].Story''.



** Wiggum is drawn with black hair, rather than the blue hair that he has, later in the series.



* HeadDesk: Bart miserably does this after the second OhCrap example below (he screams when he realises he left his permission slip at home).

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* HeadDesk: Bart miserably does this after the second OhCrap example below (he screams when he realises realizes he left his permission slip at home).



** Bart lets out a horrified scream when he realises he left his permission slip for the field trip at home.

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** Bart lets out a horrified scream when he realises realizes he left his permission slip for the field trip at home.



** When the authorities finally catch up with the mafia, Bart is thrown under the bus since he's considered dispossable for just being a bartender. The only way he escapes is by Skinner reappearing in trial and explaining what happened. Afterwards, Bart burns bridges with the mob and quits.

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** When the authorities finally catch up with the mafia, Bart is thrown under the bus since he's considered dispossable disposable for just being a bartender. The only way he escapes is by Skinner reappearing in trial and explaining what happened. Afterwards, Bart burns bridges with the mob and quits.



* SelfDeprecation: When Marge mentions that the ''Blood On The Blackboard: The Bart Simpson Story'' changed just enough of the events to avoid paying the family royalties, Homer bemoans: "You know who the ]''real'' crooks are? Those sleazy Hollywood producers!" This is immediately followed by the credits of the executive producers Creator/MattGroening, Creator/JamesLBrooks, and Sam Simon.

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* SelfDeprecation: When Marge mentions that the ''Blood On The Blackboard: The Bart Simpson Story'' changed just enough of the events to avoid paying the family royalties, Homer bemoans: "You know who the ]''real'' ''real'' crooks are? Those sleazy Hollywood producers!" This is immediately followed by the credits of the executive producers Creator/MattGroening, Creator/JamesLBrooks, and Sam Simon.



* SpecialGuest: Creator/PhilHartman as Lionel Hutz and Troy [=McClure=]; Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony.

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* SpecialGuest: Creator/PhilHartman as Lionel Hutz and Troy [=McClure=]; Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony.Tony and Neil Patrick Harris as himself as Bart Simpson.



** Actually, Bart's line to Lisa about why he's so happy that morning. It's a lovely day, his homework is done and he's going on a field trip. Santa's Little Helper eats Bart's homework, he has to walk to school in the rain and realises too late that he left his permission slip at home, under his pillow.

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** Actually, Bart's line to Lisa about why he's so happy that morning. It's a lovely day, his homework is done and he's going on a field trip. Santa's Little Helper eats Bart's homework, he has to walk to school in the rain and realises realizes too late that he left his permission slip at home, under his pillow.



** Homer believes all the cigarettes in Bart's room are his and orders him to smoke them all. When the transport guy by Fat Tony shows up, Homer realises he was wrong and says he will never doubt Bart again. Come the trial, guess what happens.

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** Homer believes all the cigarettes in Bart's room are his and orders him to smoke them all. When the transport guy by Fat Tony shows up, Homer realises realizes he was wrong and says he will never doubt Bart again. Come the trial, guess what happens.

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* SelfDeprecation: When Marge mentions that the ''Blood On The Blackboard: The Bart Simpson Story'' changed just enough of the events to avoid paying the family royalties, Homer bemoans: "You know who the ]''real'' crooks are? Those sleazy Hollywood producers!" This is immediately followed by the credits of the executive producers Creator/MattGroening, Creator/JamesLBrooks, and Sam Simon.


** The mafia has the power to kill and they will do so if someone makes too much trouble for him. Fortunately for Skinner, his actions weren't proportionate enough for death and it would be too hard to explain how a predominant figure, like him, [[PragmaticVillainy could disappear overnight and have nobody question it]].
** When the authorities finally catch up with the mafia, Bart is thrown under the bus since he's considered dispossable for just being a bartender. The only way he escapes, is by Skinner reappearing in trial and explaining what happened. Afterwards, Bart burns bridges with the mob and quits.

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** The mafia has the power to kill and they will do so if someone makes too much trouble for him. them. Fortunately for Skinner, his actions weren't proportionate enough for death and it would be too hard to explain how a predominant figure, figure like him, him [[PragmaticVillainy could disappear overnight and have nobody question it]].
** When the authorities finally catch up with the mafia, Bart is thrown under the bus since he's considered dispossable for just being a bartender. The only way he escapes, escapes is by Skinner reappearing in trial and explaining what happened. Afterwards, Bart burns bridges with the mob and quits.

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* RealityEnsues: Bart only sees the benefits of associating with the mob, so when the reality of his actions hit him, it hits him '''hard'''.
** The mafia has the power to kill and they will do so if someone makes too much trouble for him. Fortunately for Skinner, his actions weren't proportionate enough for death and it would be too hard to explain how a predominant figure, like him, [[PragmaticVillainy could disappear overnight and have nobody question it]].
** When the authorities finally catch up with the mafia, Bart is thrown under the bus since he's considered dispossable for just being a bartender. The only way he escapes, is by Skinner reappearing in trial and explaining what happened. Afterwards, Bart burns bridges with the mob and quits.


* ImplausibleDeniability: Fat Tony is asked by Wiggum about a truckload of cigarettes being hijacked, and Fat Tony asks him, “What’s a truck?” Wiggum tells him not to play dumb. Later Wiggum bursts into the Mafia's hideout to arrest them for Skinner's murder, Fat Tony asks, "What's a murder?" Again, Wiggum doesn't buy it.

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* ImplausibleDeniability: ImplausibleDeniability:
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Fat Tony is asked by Wiggum about a truckload of cigarettes being hijacked, and Fat Tony asks him, “What’s a truck?” Wiggum tells him not to play dumb. Later Wiggum bursts into the Mafia's hideout to arrest them for Skinner's murder, Fat Tony asks, "What's a murder?" Again, Wiggum doesn't buy it.
** Fat Tony and his goons frame Bart, a ''ten-year-old boy'', as the "capo di tutti capi" of the Springfield Mafia on top of his alleged role as the mastermind of Skinner's (supposed) murder. The people of Springfield [[CommonNonsenseJury are absurdly gullible]] to buy that.


* JerkassBall: Lisa in the first act. She says that the HumiliationConga Bart suffers is something he deserves... for what, exactly? She also gives him a smug little wave as the bus leaves without him.

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* JerkassBall: Lisa in the first act. She says that the HumiliationConga Bart suffers is something he deserves... for what, exactly? apparently no reason. She also gives him a smug little wave as the bus leaves without him.


* DudeNotFunny: Bart has this reaction towards his classmates mocking Skinner's disappearance. Justified because he thinks the mafia has killed Skinner when Bart wished something would happen to Skinner for giving him detention. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Boy, did that one come back to bite him]].

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* DudeNotFunny: Bart has this reaction towards his classmates mocking Skinner's disappearance. Justified because he thinks the mafia has killed Skinner when Bart wished something would happen to Skinner for giving him detention. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Boy, did that one come back to bite him]].him.]]



** Principal Skinner is shown living by himself, instead of with his [[MyBelovedSmother Beloved Smother.]] His house is also shown to be a bungalow instead of two-storey (story).

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** Principal Skinner is shown living by himself, instead of with his [[MyBelovedSmother Beloved Smother.]] Smother]]. His house is also shown to be a bungalow instead of two-storey (story).



* GetAholdOfYourselfMan: Willie slaps Ms. Krabappel when she breaks down over the inauguration of a fire hose dedicated to Skinner's memory.

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* GetAholdOfYourselfMan: GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Willie slaps Ms. Krabappel when she breaks down over the inauguration of a fire hose dedicated to Skinner's memory.



* IncrediblyLameFun: Only Seymour Skinner would find fun spend hours licking envelopes.

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* IncrediblyLameFun: Only Seymour Skinner would find fun to spend hours licking envelopes.

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* DudeNotFunny: Bart has this reaction towards his classmates mocking Skinner's disappearance. Justified because he thinks the mafia has killed Skinner when Bart wished something would happen to Skinner for giving him detention. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Boy, did that one come back to bite him]].


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* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: Some of Bart's classmates dole this to Bart after Skinner's disappearance, such as Lewis pretending to be Skinner's corpse.


** At the chocolate factory, a couple of kids [[KickThemWhenTheyAreDown kick Cocoa Beanie when he falls over]].

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** At the chocolate factory, a couple of kids [[KickThemWhenTheyAreDown [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kick Cocoa Beanie when he falls over]].


* TheBore: Skinner strikes again. Bart being the only student in the building because everybody else is on a trip, he asks him to help lick envelopes closed and when Bart tells him he's getting bored, Skinner tells him to entertain himself by seeing how many envelopes he licks in an hour and then trying to beat that record. He later lets Bart go five minutes early (mostly because Bart's tongue is completely dry -- he even needs to write his question for Skinner) and makes it a "we'll make this our little secret" gesture. He later says in the courtroom that he attempted to pass the time while trapped under newspapers to bounce a basketball, seeing how many times he could bounce it in a day, then trying to beat that record. This prompts an eye-roll from Bart.

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* TheBore: Skinner strikes again. Bart being the only student in the building because everybody else is on a trip, he asks him to help lick envelopes closed and when Bart tells him he's getting bored, Skinner tells him to entertain himself by seeing how many envelopes he licks in an hour and then trying to beat that record. He later lets Bart go five minutes a minute early (mostly because Bart's tongue is completely dry -- he even needs to write his question for Skinner) and makes it a "we'll make this our little secret" gesture. He later says in the courtroom that he attempted to pass the time while trapped under newspapers to bounce a basketball, seeing how many times he could bounce it in a day, then trying to beat that record. This prompts an eye-roll from Bart.



** After the Itchy and Scratchy cartoon, Fat Tony remarks "It's funny because it's true", a phrase normally attributed to Homer.

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** After the Itchy and Scratchy cartoon, cartoon (where a line-up of cats gets mowed down by a minigun-wielding Itchy, Fat Tony remarks "It's funny because it's true", a phrase normally attributed to Homer.



** Principal Skinner is shown living by himself, instead of with his [[MyBelovedSmother Beloved Smother.]]

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** Principal Skinner is shown living by himself, instead of with his [[MyBelovedSmother Beloved Smother.]]]] His house is also shown to be a bungalow instead of two-storey (story).



* ForWantOfANail: Two nails. Bart would never have met the Springfield Mafia if he had remembered to bring his permission slip to school, or if his skateboard hadn't lost a wheel on his way home, causing him to fall down the stairs to their hideout.



* IdiotBall: The whole town holds onto it in the third act by condemning Bart for Skinner's murder with next-to-no evidence that he had done it or that Skinner was even dead, and then believing Fat Tony's lies that Bart was heading the mafia.



* IncrediblyLameFun: Only Seymour Skinner would find fun to spend a whole day licking envelopes.

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* IncrediblyLameFun: Only Seymour Skinner would find fun to spend a whole day hours licking envelopes.


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** In the Itchy and Scratchy cartoon, the line-up of cats all have one when they see Itchy about to mow them down with a minigun.


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** Actually, Bart's line to Lisa about why he's so happy that morning. It's a lovely day, his homework is done and he's going on a field trip. Santa's Little Helper eats Bart's homework, he has to walk to school in the rain and realises too late that he left his permission slip at home, under his pillow.


* WouldHurtAChild: The Springfield Mafia point several guns at Bart when he first falls down the steps to their club.They then do it again to threaten him when he protests he doesn't know how to make the Manhattan cocktail for Legs.

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* WouldHurtAChild: The Springfield Mafia point several guns at Bart when he first falls down the steps to their club. They then do it again to threaten him when he protests he doesn't know how to make the Manhattan cocktail for Legs.

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