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* IncrediblyLamePun: As Lisa is doing a SexyWalk past some boys in the school cafeteria, she coyly says:
-->'''Lisa:''' Hi fellas.
-->'''Chuck:''' Love that chewing gum walk.
-->'''[[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Ralph]] [[CloudCuckooLander Wiggum]]:''' Verrry Wrigley!


* NoodleIncident:

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* NoodleIncident:NoodleIncident:Possibly referring to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanessa_Williams_and_Miss_America Vanessa Williams]] resigning over nude photos of her and another woman in suggestive poses being published in Penthouse.


Upset over a caricature artist's picture of her, Lisa sinks into a depression about her appearance. To cheer her up, Homer sells his ride on the Duff Blimp (which he won in a school raffle) to pay for Lisa's entry fee in an upcoming child pageant for little girls aged seven to nine, but when Lisa wins the title of Little Miss Springfield[[note]]after the real winner gets struck by lightning[[/note]], she discovers that the title is a scam to get a child spokesperson for Laramie Cigarettes.

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Upset over a caricature artist's picture of her, Lisa sinks into a depression about her appearance. To cheer her up, Homer sells his ride on the Duff Blimp (which he won in a school raffle) to pay for Lisa's entry fee in an upcoming child pageant for little girls aged seven to nine, but when Lisa wins the title of Little Miss Springfield[[note]]after the Springfield,[[note]]The real winner gets was struck by lightning[[/note]], lightning.[[/note]] she discovers that the title is a scam to get a child spokesperson for Laramie Cigarettes.



* BadassTeacher: The Blue Haired Lawyer makes the mistake of making a former Green Beret, a.k.a. Skinner, ''angry.''

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* BadassTeacher: The Blue Haired Blue-Haired Lawyer makes the mistake of making Skinner, a former Green Beret, a.k.a. Skinner, ''angry.''''angry''.



* BeautyContest: A full pageant example with a talent competition, Q&A, etc. No swimsuit competition, as they are little girls and that would just be creepy (though Bart did mention "taping your swimsuit to your butt" and "padding" as beauty contest tricks of the trade)
* BigSisterInstinct: Upon seeing her baby sister smoking, Lisa refuses to continue being Laramie Cigarettes' puppet.

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* BeautyContest: A full pageant example with a talent competition, Q&A, etc. No swimsuit competition, as they are little girls and that would just be creepy (though Bart did does mention "taping your swimsuit to your butt" and "padding" as beauty contest tricks of the trade)
trade).
* BigSisterInstinct: BigBrotherInstinct: Upon seeing her baby sister smoking, Lisa refuses to continue being Laramie Cigarettes' puppet.



* CelebrityEndorsement: Lisa, to her horror, finds herself being forced into this for Laramie Cigarettes. Earlier, when the ad for the pageant notes that Krusty the Klown will be hosting it, it cuts to black-and-white footage of Krusty blankly stating "I heartily endorse this event or product!"

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* CelebrityEndorsement: Lisa, to her horror, finds herself being forced into this for Laramie Cigarettes. Earlier, when the ad for the pageant notes that Krusty the Klown Clown will be hosting it, it cuts to black-and-white footage of Krusty blankly stating "I heartily endorse this event or product!"



-->'''Blue-Haired Lawyer:''' Principal Skinner, "The Happiest Place on Earth" is a registered Disneyland copyright.\\
'''Principal Skinner:''' Oh now, gentlemen, it's just a small school carnival.\\
'''Blue-Haired Lawyer:''' And it's heading for a great big lawsuit! You made a big mistake, Skinner.\\
'''Principal Skinner:''' ''(chuckles)'' Well, so did you. ''(darkly)'' You got an ex-Green Beret mad. ''(Skinner kicks the crap out of the lawyer and his goons)'' Copyright expired.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The Blue-Haired Lawyer brings along the threat of a lawsuit and a pair of really big goons to force Skinner to change the slogan of his school carnival (the slogan is a Disney copyright, but it's overkill no matter how you see it). The goons he had used on a few previous appearance of the gag to vandalize whatever the Lawyer says is copyright-protected.
* DisqualificationInducedVictory: Lisa is crowned Little Miss Springfield after Amber is hit by lightning, making her unable to "fulfill her duties" as Little Miss Springfield. The pageant's sponsor (Laramie Cigarettes) doesn't like her speaking out against smoking so they find a [[LoopholeAbuse loophole]]: on the entry form where it says "Do not write in this space" Homer wrote "O.K." Lisa is [[ExactWords disqualified]] and the title goes back to the original winner.
* {{Expy}}: Menthol Moose for Joe Camel, the RealLife mascot for Camel Cigarettes. At the time this episode was made, the company was accused of using the mascot to subtly market cigarettes to children. Some analysts believe that Joe Camel was just as recognizable as WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse to six year old kids.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Homer eating the entire tub of petroleum jelly that Lisa was using on her teeth for that frictionless smile. According to the writers and producers on the DVD commentary, this was the grossest thing Homer has ever eaten (so far, anyway).

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-->'''Blue-Haired Lawyer:''' Principal Skinner, "The Happiest Place on Earth" is a registered Disneyland copyright.\\
'''Principal
copyright.
-->'''Principal
Skinner:''' Oh now, gentlemen, it's just a small school carnival.\\
'''Blue-Haired
carnival.
-->'''Blue-Haired
Lawyer:''' And it's heading for a great big lawsuit! You made a big mistake, Skinner.\\
'''Principal
Skinner.
-->'''Principal
Skinner:''' ''(chuckles)'' [''Chuckles''] Well, so did you. ''(darkly)'' [''Darkly''] [[PreAssKickingOneLiner You got made an ex-Green Beret mad. ''(Skinner mad.]] [''Skinner [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown kicks the crap crap]] out of the lawyer and his goons)'' goons.''] Copyright expired.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The Blue-Haired Lawyer brings along the threat of a lawsuit and a pair of really big goons to force Skinner to change the slogan of his school carnival (the slogan is a Disney Creator/{{Disney}} copyright, but it's overkill no matter how you see it). The goons he had used on a few previous appearance of the gag to vandalize whatever the Lawyer says is copyright-protected.
* DisqualificationInducedVictory: Lisa is crowned Little Miss Springfield after Amber is hit by lightning, making her unable to "fulfill her duties" as Little Miss Springfield. The pageant's sponsor (Laramie Cigarettes) doesn't like her speaking out against smoking so they find a [[LoopholeAbuse loophole]]: {{loophole|Abuse}}: on the entry form where it says "Do not write in this space" Homer wrote "O.K." Lisa is [[ExactWords disqualified]] and the title goes back returns to the original winner.
* {{Expy}}: Menthol Moose for Joe Camel, the RealLife mascot for Camel Cigarettes. At the time this episode was made, the company was accused of using the mascot to subtly market cigarettes to children. children subtly. Some analysts believe that Joe Camel was just as recognizable as WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse to six year old six-year-old kids.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Homer eating the entire tub of petroleum jelly that Lisa was using on her teeth for that frictionless smile. According to the writers and producers on the DVD commentary, DVDCommentary,[[invoked]] this was the grossest thing Homer has ever eaten (so far, anyway).had yet eaten.
* GreenEyedMonster: Homer for Flanders after the latter wins second prize at the carnival: a new shoe buffer. He even says he wants ''that'' shoe buffer when Marge points out that the Simpsons already own one.
* HaggisIsHorrible: Groundskeeper Willie loudly offers haggis to everyone who passes him at the Springfield Elementary carnival, but his BrutalHonesty about the ingredients can't have convinced them to want it.



* KarmaHoudini: Principal Skinner handles a legal trouble by beating up the other side's legal team and doesn't suffer any commeupance for it.

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* KarmaHoudini: Principal Skinner handles a legal trouble by beating up the other side's legal team and doesn't suffer any commeupance suffers no comeuppance for it.



** Amber has eyelash implants. When Lisa asks if they are illegal, someone tells her "Not in Paraguay".

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** Amber has eyelash implants. When Lisa asks another contestant if they are illegal, someone tells her she says, "Not in Paraguay".Paraguay."



--> '''Kent:''' OH, THE HUMANITY!!!.... Anyway, to turn on the store's "severe tire damage" spikes, here's Little Miss Springfield.
* NoodleIncident:
-->'''Krusty:''' And now it's time to name our runner up, who if the winner doesn't fulfill her duties, blah blah wasa wasa wasa... And don't say it'll never happen, because we all remember that thing with what's-her-name, ''(making camera gestures)'' click click, you know. ''(wobbles his hand)''-- Nudge nudge wink wink.

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--> '''Kent:''' -->'''Kent:''' OH, THE HUMANITY!!!....HUMANITY!!! ... Anyway, to turn on the store's "severe tire damage" spikes, here's Little Miss Springfield.
* NoodleIncident:
NoodleIncident:
-->'''Krusty:''' And now it's time to name our runner up, runner-up, who if the winner doesn't fulfill her duties, blah blah wasa wasa wasa... wasa ... And don't say it'll never happen, because we all remember that thing with what's-her-name, ''(making [''Making camera gestures)'' click gestures''] click, click, you know. ''(wobbles [''Wobbles his hand)''-- Nudge nudge wink hand''] -- Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.



** When Barney crashes the Duff Blimp Kent Brockman shouts, "OhTheHumanity" The same line was said when by a reporter in 1937 when the Hindenburg crashed.

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** When Barney crashes the Duff Blimp Blimp, Kent Brockman shouts, "OhTheHumanity" The same line was said when by a reporter in 1937 when the Hindenburg ''Hindenburg'' crashed.



* SmokingIsNotCool: Little Miss Springfield is sponsored by Laramie's, a cigarette multinational that bald-facedly admits it only sponsors events for the intent of advertising tobacco on TV[[note]]Prohibited in the U.S. since 1971[[/note]] aside from promoting smoking among children. When Lisa realizes she is being exploited by the company she immediately rebels against them and uses her influence to provide more socially admirable messages, such as making a stance that government money could be used for better education instead of spending it in sports[[note]]A touchy issue in the States, as sporting leagues there use the franchise system instead of the more common "promotion-relegation" system[[/note]] (which caused a football team to be chased out by angry nerds).

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* SmokingIsNotCool: Little Miss Springfield is sponsored by Laramie's, a cigarette multinational that bald-facedly admits it only sponsors events for the intent of advertising tobacco on TV[[note]]Prohibited TV[[note]]It was legally prohibited in the U.S. since 1971[[/note]] in 1971.[[/note]] aside from promoting smoking among children. When Lisa realizes she is being exploited by the company she immediately rebels against them and uses her influence to provide more socially admirable messages, such as making a stance that government money could be used for better education instead of spending it in sports[[note]]A touchy issue in the States, as sporting leagues there use the franchise system instead of the more common "promotion-relegation" system[[/note]] system.[[/note]] (which caused a football team to be chased out by angry nerds). nerds).



-->''L, the losers in her wake\\
I, the income she will make\\
T is for her tooth-filled mouth\\
T is for her tooth-filled mouth...''
* StrawHypocrite: Amber was Pork Princess ''and'' Little Miss Kosher in the same week. (Of course, the real hypocrite would likely be the one who represents her).
* TakeThat: Laramie's mascot Menthol Moose (who is crushed when Lisa kicks over the large cigarette box prop) parodies the now-discontinued Camel cigarette mascot Joe Camel, who became controversial at the time because of his recognition level among kids.

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-->''L, the losers in her wake\\
I,
wake''
-->''I,
the income she will make\\
T
make''
-->''T
is for her tooth-filled mouth\\
mouth''
-->''[[RhymingWithItself
T is for her tooth-filled mouth...''
]]''
* StrawHypocrite: Amber was Pork Princess ''and'' Little Miss Kosher in the same week. (Of course, the real hypocrite would likely be the one who represents her).
her.)
* TakeThat: Laramie's mascot Menthol Moose (who is crushed when Lisa kicks over the large cigarette box prop) parodies the now-discontinued Camel cigarette mascot Joe Camel, who became controversial at the time because of his recognition level among kids.


** When Barney crashes the Duff Blimp Kent Brockman shouts, "Oh, the humanity!" The same line was said when by a reporter in 1937 when the Hindenburg crashed.

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** When Barney crashes the Duff Blimp Kent Brockman shouts, "Oh, the humanity!" "OhTheHumanity" The same line was said when by a reporter in 1937 when the Hindenburg crashed.


* SmokingIsNotCool: Little Miss Springfield is sponsored by Laramie's, a cigarette multinational, who doesn't shy away from subliminally advertising tobacco on TV and promoting cigarette smoking among mothers and children. When Lisa realizes she is being exploited by the company she immediately rebels against them and uses her influence to provide more socially admirable messages, such as making a stance that government money could be used for better education instead of merely sponsoring sporting games (which caused a football team to be chased out by angry nerds).

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* SmokingIsNotCool: Little Miss Springfield is sponsored by Laramie's, a cigarette multinational, who doesn't shy away from subliminally multinational that bald-facedly admits it only sponsors events for the intent of advertising tobacco on TV and TV[[note]]Prohibited in the U.S. since 1971[[/note]] aside from promoting cigarette smoking among mothers and children. When Lisa realizes she is being exploited by the company she immediately rebels against them and uses her influence to provide more socially admirable messages, such as making a stance that government money could be used for better education instead of merely sponsoring spending it in sports[[note]]A touchy issue in the States, as sporting games leagues there use the franchise system instead of the more common "promotion-relegation" system[[/note]] (which caused a football team to be chased out by angry nerds).



* StrawHypocrite: Amber was Pork Princess ''and'' Little Miss Kosher in the same week. (Of course, the real hypocrite would likely be her agent.)
* TakeThat: Laramie's mascot Menthol Moose - who is crushed when Lisa kicks over the large cigarette box prop - parodies Old Joe, the now discontinued mascot of Camel cigarettes.

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* StrawHypocrite: Amber was Pork Princess ''and'' Little Miss Kosher in the same week. (Of course, the real hypocrite would likely be her agent.)
the one who represents her).
* TakeThat: Laramie's mascot Menthol Moose - who (who is crushed when Lisa kicks over the large cigarette box prop - prop) parodies Old Joe, the now discontinued now-discontinued Camel cigarette mascot Joe Camel, who became controversial at the time because of Camel cigarettes. his recognition level among kids.
* TookALevelInKindness: Homer gives up his ticket for the Duff zep so Lisa could participate in the pageant. This was pretty much the first time in the series' history in which Homer doesn't have his crabby demeanor from the first three seasons (a trait that would disappear during this season).


-->'''Blue-Haired Lawyer''': Principal Skinner, "The Happiest Place on Earth" is a registered Disneyland copyright.
-->'''Principal Skinner''': Oh now, gentlemen, it's just a small school carnival.
-->'''Blue-Haired Lawyer''': And it's heading for a great big lawsuit! You made a big mistake, Skinner.
-->'''Principal Skinner''': ''(chuckles)'' Well, so did you. ''(darkly)'' You got an ex-Green Beret mad. ''(Skinner kicks the crap out of the lawyer and his goons)'' Copyright expired.

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-->'''Blue-Haired Lawyer''': Lawyer:''' Principal Skinner, "The Happiest Place on Earth" is a registered Disneyland copyright.
-->'''Principal Skinner''':
copyright.\\
'''Principal Skinner:'''
Oh now, gentlemen, it's just a small school carnival.
-->'''Blue-Haired Lawyer''':
carnival.\\
'''Blue-Haired Lawyer:'''
And it's heading for a great big lawsuit! You made a big mistake, Skinner.
-->'''Principal Skinner''':
Skinner.\\
'''Principal Skinner:'''
''(chuckles)'' Well, so did you. ''(darkly)'' You got an ex-Green Beret mad. ''(Skinner kicks the crap out of the lawyer and his goons)'' Copyright expired.



--> '''Kent''': OH THE HUMANITY!!!.... Anyway, to turn on the store's "severe tire damage" spikes, here's Little Miss Springfield.

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--> '''Kent''': OH '''Kent:''' OH, THE HUMANITY!!!.... Anyway, to turn on the store's "severe tire damage" spikes, here's Little Miss Springfield.



-->'''Krusty''': And now it's time to name our runner up, who if the winner doesn't fulfill her duties, blah blah wasa wasa wasa... And don't say it'll never happen, because we all remember that thing with what's-her-name, ''[making camera gestures]'' click click, you know. ''[wobbles his hand]''-- Nudge nudge wink wink.
* OffModel: Krusty's nose turns white when he sings the SpellingSong mentioned below.

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-->'''Krusty''': -->'''Krusty:''' And now it's time to name our runner up, who if the winner doesn't fulfill her duties, blah blah wasa wasa wasa... And don't say it'll never happen, because we all remember that thing with what's-her-name, ''[making ''(making camera gestures]'' gestures)'' click click, you know. ''[wobbles ''(wobbles his hand]''-- hand)''-- Nudge nudge wink wink.
* OffModel: [[https://frinkiac.com/gif/S04E04/941606/941806/ Krusty's nose turns white white]] when he sings the SpellingSong mentioned below.



* ShownTheirWork: Juliet's Creator/JohnGrisham-loving dad puts on the album of Music/JamesHorner's score for ''Literature/ThePelicanBrief'' - track 3 is indeed called "Researching The Brief."



--> '''Kent''': That's it. I cannot work under these conditions. If anybody wants me, I'll be downstairs at [=McDougal=]'s. Call the weekend guy. I don't care.

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--> '''Kent''': '''Kent:''' That's it. I cannot work under these conditions. If anybody wants me, I'll be downstairs at [=McDougal=]'s. Call the weekend guy. I don't care.


* AsHimself: Creator/BobHope. He hosts a local [=USO=] show and presents Lisa to the crowd. They aren't happy because they were expecting an ''adult'' pageant queen, and proceed to riot in a spoof of ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.

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* AsHimself: Creator/BobHope. He hosts a local [=USO=] show and presents Lisa to the crowd. They aren't happy because they were expecting an ''adult'' pageant queen, queen (or to put it more simply, "tits and ass"), and proceed to riot in a spoof of ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.


* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Then again, considering that the Blue-Haired Lawyer brought along his goons, it's pretty heavily implied that he was going to force Skinner to change the slogan with a threat of brutality and hefty collateral damage if he had to (it's an occasional gag that the Lawyer asks someone to stop doing something trademarked and the goons destroy whatever items were being used), so we get to see one of the few instances in the show when someone made the Lawyer regret doing this schtick and the ''one'' time when someone made him TalkToTheFist.

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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Then again, considering that the Blue-Haired Lawyer brought along his goons, it's pretty heavily implied that he was going to force Skinner to change the slogan with a threat of brutality and hefty collateral damage if he had to (it's an occasional gag that the Lawyer asks someone to stop doing something trademarked and the goons destroy whatever items were being used), so we get to see one of the few instances in the show when someone made the Lawyer regret doing this his AmoralAttorney schtick and the ''one'' time when someone made him TalkToTheFist.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: The Blue-Haired Lawyer brings along the threat of a lawsuit and a pair of really big goons to force Skinner to change the slogan of his school carnival (the slogan is a Disney copyright, but it's overkill no matter how you see it). The goons he had used on a few previous appearance of the gag to vandalize whatever the Lawyer says is copyright-protected.

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* ShownTheirWork: Juliet's Creator/JohnGrisham-loving dad puts on the album of Music/JamesHorner's score for ''Literature/ThePelicanBrief'' - track 3 is indeed called "Researching The Brief."

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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Then again, considering that the Blue-Haired Lawyer brought along his goons, it's pretty heavily implied that he was going to force Skinner to change the slogan with a threat of brutality and hefty collateral damage if he had to (it's an occasional gag that the Lawyer asks someone to stop doing something trademarked and the goons destroy whatever items were being used), so we get to see one of the few instances in the show when someone made the Lawyer regret doing this schtick and the ''one'' time when someone made him TalkToTheFist.


* BaitAndSwitch: Homer tells Bart that giving a woman constant compliments will get him benefits he can only talk about when Bart is older. Cut to Homer's daydream about lounging in a hammock while Marge mows the lawn.

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* BaitAndSwitch: Homer tells Bart that giving a woman constant compliments will get him benefits he can only talk about when Bart is older. Cut to A ThoughtBubble then appears showing Homer's daydream about lounging in a hammock while Marge mows the lawn.

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* KarmaHoudini: Principal Skinner handles a legal trouble by beating up the other side's legal team and doesn't suffer any commeupance for it.


* ArtisticLicensePhysics: When Lisa is crowned Little Miss Springfield, the crown and sceptre handed to her are still giving off steam even though time has passed between Amber being struck by lightning and the crown passing to Lisa. If the crown was still hot enough to have steam coming off it, it would've burned Lisa's scalp but that didn't happen.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: When Lisa is crowned Little Miss Springfield, the crown and sceptre handed to her are still giving off steam even though time has passed between Amber being struck by lightning and the crown passing to Lisa. If the crown was still hot enough to have steam coming off it, it would've burned should have burnt Lisa's scalp but that didn't happen.scalp.



* BaitAndSwitch: Homer tells Bart that giving a woman constant compliments will get him benefits he can only talk about when Barat is older. Cut to Homer's daydream about lounging in a hammock while Marge mows the lawn.

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* BaitAndSwitch: Homer tells Bart that giving a woman constant compliments will get him benefits he can only talk about when Barat Bart is older. Cut to Homer's daydream about lounging in a hammock while Marge mows the lawn.

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* BaitAndSwitch: Homer tells Bart that giving a woman constant compliments will get him benefits he can only talk about when Barat is older. Cut to Homer's daydream about lounging in a hammock while Marge mows the lawn.

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