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--->'''Homer:''' I am so smart! I am so smart! S-M-R-T! I mean S-M-A-R-T![[note]]The word was spelled correctly in the script; Creator/DanCastellaneta flubbed it, but it was decided to ThrowItIn.[[/note]]

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--->'''Homer:''' -->'''Homer:''' I am so smart! I am so smart! S-M-R-T! I mean S-M-A-R-T![[note]]The word was spelled correctly in the script; Creator/DanCastellaneta flubbed it, but it was decided to ThrowItIn.[[/note]]


** Mr. Burns' escape pod launch is a direct shout out to tbe launch of the escape pod 3-CPO and R2-D2 used in ''Film/ANewHope''

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** Mr. Burns' escape pod launch is a direct shout out to tbe launch of the escape pod 3-CPO C-3PO and R2-D2 used in ''Film/ANewHope''


* IgnoredAesop: Homer spends his second semester pulling off WackyFratboyHijinks with some apparent success, after the events of this episode should have told him they're not cool.



* KarmaHoudini: {{Defied}} by Homer, who feels guilty that his hijinks got the nerds expelled from college, and steps forward to accept blame, but Bart, who originally brainstormed the prank, has nothing happen to him.

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* KarmaHoudini: {{Defied}} by Homer, who feels guilty that his hijinks got the nerds expelled from college, and steps forward to accept blame, but Bart, who originally brainstormed the prank, has nothing happen to him. The credits montage shows Homer pulling off six months of chaos that should have gotten him expelled even without a politician like Nixon influencing the dean's decision, but he still manages to graduate (heck, the time he pranks Nixon the dean is ''celebrating'' with Homer).


'''Burns:''' ''(reopening the door)'' I like to put my feet up!

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'''Burns:''' ''(reopening the door)'' [[ItsAllAboutMe I like to put my feet up!up.]]


* HowIsThatEvenPossible: The nuclear inspectors are baffled by Homer causing a nuclear meltdown in a ''simulator''.

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* HowIsThatEvenPossible: The nuclear inspectors are baffled by Homer causing a an actual nuclear meltdown in a ''simulator''.


* TooDumbToLive: The needs have absolutely no knowledge of how to function outside of the campus. They buy Snake's "wallet inspector" hook, line and sinker and end up poor about ten seconds after being expelled and Homer defends bringing them to their home by telling Marge that they probably would get killed if he didn't.

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* TooDumbToLive: The needs nerds have absolutely no knowledge of how to function outside of the campus. They buy Snake's "wallet inspector" hook, line and sinker and end up poor about ten seconds after being expelled and Homer defends bringing them to their home by telling Marge that they probably would get killed if he didn't.


* BlatantLies: When the Nuclear Regulatory Comission arrives, Mr. Burns tries to claim the plant is just a cookie factory. The NRC don't buy it for an instant.

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* BlatantLies: BlatantLies:
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When the Nuclear Regulatory Comission arrives, Mr. Burns tries to claim the plant is just a cookie factory. The NRC don't buy it for an instant.


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** Snake steals the nerds' wallets by just walking up to them and saying he's a wallet inspector. He does absolutely nothing to conceal he's a crook otherwise and even mutters that they are idiots before running off while they are within earshot.


* AesopAmnesia: Homer pointedly refuses to learn that college in reality is not a place for WackyFratboyHijinks and the closing credits show that he went on to pull a more successful (and wackier) barrage of them throughout his second semester.



** Throughout the rest of the episode, Homer learns that college is not at all ''Animal House''-style fratboy pranks and antics, although he never does get taken aside and asked to knock off the immature behavior.

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** Throughout the rest of the episode, Homer learns that college is not at all ''Animal House''-style fratboy pranks and antics, although he never does get taken aside and asked to knock off the immature behavior. behavior [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and while he makes amends for the nerds' unjust expulsion]], [[AesopAmnesia he never truly learns his lesson]] and spends his second semester pulling a variety of insane pranks, including a tank rampage and flashing the audience when he graduates.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Not necessarily even intentional but at the very end there is an uncensored (if very heavily muffled) F-bomb. It comes from the use of the recording of the song "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen (which was famously studied by the FBI to check for the supposed profanity-laden lyrics). Whilst the former rumour was untrue the FBI, and presumably the censors, missed the drummer shouting the word after making an error (later confirmed by the drummer himself). For those curious it can be heard at the very end of the credits during the 'Executive Creative Consultant' credit.


* WrongGenreSavvy: Homer goes into college convinced it's nonstop WackyFratboyHijinx, and is amazed it's not.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Homer goes into college convinced it's nonstop WackyFratboyHijinx, and is amazed it's not. He never truly learns his lesson, though, and the closing credits montage shows that he performed crazier stunts throughout his second semester.

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* TooDumbToLive: The needs have absolutely no knowledge of how to function outside of the campus. They buy Snake's "wallet inspector" hook, line and sinker and end up poor about ten seconds after being expelled and Homer defends bringing them to their home by telling Marge that they probably would get killed if he didn't.


* BerserkButton:
** Sir Oinks-a-lot apparently hates it when someone plays with his tail.
** UsefulNotes/RichardNixon is apparently very protective of the pig, too.

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* BerserkButton:
** Sir Oinks-a-lot apparently hates it when someone plays with his tail.
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BerserkButton: UsefulNotes/RichardNixon is apparently very protective of Sir Oinks-a-lot. He gets very angry and has the pig, too.guys expelled.



* BlackAndNerdy: Gary.

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* BlackAndNerdy: Gary.Gary, one of the geeks who are supposed to tutor Homer, is black.



* EvenEvilHasStandards / PetTheDog: UsefulNotes/RichardNixon takes the mistreatment of Sir Oinks-a-lot very seriously.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards / PetTheDog: EvenEvilHasStandards: UsefulNotes/RichardNixon takes the mistreatment of Sir Oinks-a-lot very seriously.



* TooDumbToLive:
** Benjamin, Doug and Gary, who immediately hand over their wallets to Snake when he claims to be the "wallet inspector." Even Snake is surprised that actually worked. And this is followed by Homer simply saying, "That's not the wallet inspector."
** During the inspection, Smithers sends Homer and two other dimwitted employees to the basement--tasking them with the "important" job of watching a bee in a bottle. The two guys actually do question why they're doing this, but Homer buys it completely.
--->'''Homer''': You guys are pathetic. No wonder Smithers made me head bee guy.

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* BillBillJunkBill:
-->'''Marge:''' Homey, here the responses from the colleges you applied to.\\
'''Homer:''' D'oh! D'oh! D'oh! Woo-hoo! A flyer for a hardware store! D'oh!


* GilliganCut: When Homer glues a picture of him gorging on a cake like a madman on his admittance form, Lisa points out that it's a picture which will cause a bad first impression and Homer tells her that the admittance group will see past that. Instant cut to them looking at the picture and rejecting him, saying that it's the longest ''seconds'' that they have ever wasted denying someone's admittance.

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* GilliganCut: GilliganCut:
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When Homer glues a picture of him gorging on a cake like a madman on his admittance form, Lisa points out that it's a picture which will cause a bad first impression and Homer tells her that the admittance group will see past that. Instant cut to them looking at the picture and rejecting him, saying that it's the longest ''seconds'' that they have ever wasted denying someone's admittance.admittance.
** In a later scene, the nuclear physician was about to demonstrate how a proton accelerator works. But Homer interrupts him by stating that he knows how to operate the machine, with the physician allowing Homer to test it. The next scene shows several students running out of a glowing building with Homer calmly walking out, and telling the hazmat men where to go.


[[quotebox-float-right:350:"The important thing is that we all learned a lesson."]]

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[[quotebox-float-right:350:"The [[caption-width-right:350:"The important thing is that we all learned a lesson."]]

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