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* CouchGag: Homer lies on the couch and is sat upon by the rest of the family.


* RealityEnsues: A horse is not cheap to buy, let alone care for. Homer is forced to take another job and work himself to exhaustion just for Lisa to keep Princess.


* NeverMyFault: That's what Principal Skinner thought of Lisa when she says her music was bad because of a faulty saxophone reed.

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%% * NeverMyFault: That's what Principal Skinner thought of Lisa when she says her music was bad because of a faulty saxophone reed.


* ArsonMurderAndLifesaving: Apu gives us this example when Homer resigns:
-->"He slept, he stole, he was rude to the customers. Still, there goes the best damned employee a convenience store ever had."



* DisproportionateRestitution: After a NoodleIncident where Moe saved the owner of the neighbouring music store and his wife from a burning car, said owner begrudgingly opens his store a few minutes longer for Homer to call it even.



* DisproportionateRestitution: After a NoodleIncident where Moe saved the owner of the neighbouring music store and his wife from a burning car, said owner begrudgingly opens his store a few minutes longer for Homer to call it even.


* SleeplessAlarmClock: Homer gets a secret night job and returns home moments before he has to get up for his day job.

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* SleeplessAlarmClock: Homer gets a secret night job at the Kwik-E-Mart and returns home moments before he has to get up for his day job.job at the power plant.

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* SleeplessAlarmClock: Homer gets a secret night job and returns home moments before he has to get up for his day job.

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* DeadManHonking: Non-fatal example. Homer falls asleep at the steering wheel, and the honking alerts the rest of the family.

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* BodyWipe: With Homer, as he chases down Bart and Milhouse after he notices them laughing at Homer as he plays tea party with Lisa.

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* TheDreadedPretendTeaParty: Homer sets one up for Lisa in the hopes of cheering her up, and is shown to be enjoying it. It doesn't lift Lisa's spirits, and Bart and Milhouse mock him for it.


* BreakTheHaughty: The lady who runs the pony farm, whose first 2 scenes were more or less her being snarky to Homer, is actually moved by Lisa's goodbye to Princess. Though she lampshades her lack of tone changing despite it.
--> '''Pony Farm Owner:''' Although there is no change in my patrician facade, I can assure you my heart is breaking.



* HiddenHeartOfGold: The lady who runs the pony farm, who was shown to be rather snarky and snooty towards Homer for buying a pony without much thought on how to care for it, is actually quite moved by Lisa's goodbye to Princess when she returns the pony for her father's sake. Though she lampshades her lack of tone changing despite it.
--> '''Pony Farm Owner:''' Although there is no change in my patrician facade, [[SincerityMode I can assure you my heart is breaking]].



** Not to mention Principal Skinner's condescending attitude towards Lisa.

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** Not to mention Principal Skinner's condescending cold attitude towards Lisa.Lisa for her terrible performance during the talent show, which was due to a faulty reed her father took too long to deliver to her.


** This is amplified when you realize that Bleeding Gums Murphy was a judge, and Lisa performed poorly in front of him.



* {{Jerkass}}: Mr. Burns turns up at the bank when Homer comes looking for a loan, telling him he openly enjoys the suffering of those who need it.

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* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
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Mr. Burns turns up at the bank when Homer comes looking for a loan, telling him he openly enjoys the suffering of those who need it.



** It was Homer's job to get the new reed to Lisa before the performance.


** Then again, Lisa had to get a saxophone reed replaced and it had yet to arrive. This means that her Dad embarrassed Lisa in front of her mentor. No wonder why Homer decided to buy the pony.


'''Marge:''' 33 years.\\

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'''Marge:''' 33 Thirty years.\\


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* YankTheDogsChain: Homer can't remember what instrument Lisa plays. When he finally remembers, the music shop owner asks a follow-up, "Alto or tenor?" Homer: "D'oh!"


--> '''Pony Farm Owner:''' Although there is no change in my patrician facade, my heart is breaking.

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--> '''Pony Farm Owner:''' Although there is no change in my patrician facade, I can assure you my heart is breaking.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
-->'''Kid:''' "My ding-a-ling! My ding-a-ling! I want to play with my ding-a-li--"\\
'''Principal Skinner:''' ''[pushes the kid off stage]'' THIS ACT IS OVER!!

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