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* DecoyProtagonist / HalfwayPlotSwitch: The episode starts with Homer trying to find a new bar, but then suddenly switches to Marge dealing with her acrophobia.

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* DecoyProtagonist / HalfwayPlotSwitch: DecoyProtagonist: The episode starts with Homer trying to find a new bar, but then suddenly switches to Marge dealing with her acrophobia.


* YourCheatingHeart: During the ''Cheers'' scene.
--> '''Carla''': Sammy, you're too old to go on a date with two twins on the same night you're supposed to marry Diane without Rebecca knowing.\\
'''Sam''': Alright, Carla, I'll make you a bet. If this affects my major-league comeback, I'll sell the bar.

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* AwesomeMcCoolName: You have to admit it, Guy Incognito is a pretty cool-sounding name. Too bad it sounds like the kind of hastily-made fake name Homer would adopt to hide his true identity, and only made the poor guy look all the more suspicious.


* BlackComedyCannibalism: When Marge's fear of flying resurfaces, Homer tries buying movies of planes to help calm her. [[WhatAnIdiot Of course]] he chooses ''Film/{{Alive}}'' on the basis of its title.

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* BlackComedyCannibalism: When Marge's fear of flying resurfaces, Homer tries buying movies of planes to help calm her. [[WhatAnIdiot [[DidntThinkThisThrough Of course]] he chooses ''Film/{{Alive}}'' on the basis of its title.


* DudeNotFunny: InUniverse, and exaggerated for laughs. Homerís prank of unscrewing the salt shaker is the most harmless of the three pranks Moe suffers, but itís the only one that pisses off everybody, because of the mess it leaves behind, no less.

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* DudeNotFunny: InUniverse, and exaggerated Exaggerated for laughs. Homerís prank of unscrewing the salt shaker is the most harmless of the three pranks Moe suffers, but itís the only one that pisses off everybody, because of the mess it leaves behind, no less.


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* HalfwayPlotSwitch: The first half of the episode has Homer trying to find a new bar after being banned from Moe's. Then the second half forgets about that story-line as it focuses on Marge's fear of flying.


** Right after Marge's panic attack on the airplane before it's supposed to take off ("Let me off, let me off, let me off, let me off!") the next shot shows the plane taking off, accompanied by a triumphant variation of ''The Simpsons'' theme, making you think the family is still on board the plane and Marge is feeling better... but then the camera pans to show the Simpsons family standing nearby with their luggage watching the plane leave, to which the music takes a downbeat note.



* DecoyProtagonist: The episode starts with Homer trying to find a new bar, but then suddenly switches to Marge dealing with her acrophobia.

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* DecoyProtagonist: DecoyProtagonist / HalfwayPlotSwitch: The episode starts with Homer trying to find a new bar, but then suddenly switches to Marge dealing with her acrophobia.

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* VisualPun: When Marge watches ''Alive'', she becomes so traumatized that she literally is "sitting" by squatting over near the TV. Apparently, the movie really did put her over the edge of her seat.


* DisproportionateRetribution: Life-long banning (enforced by brutal beatdown) for unscrewing a sugar shaker. Bear in mind it's probably TheLastStraw for Moe, but it is nevertheless the ''only'' gag which has everybody reacting in a "DudeNotFunny" fashion.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Life-long banning (enforced by brutal beatdown) for unscrewing a sugar shaker. Bear in mind it's probably TheLastStraw for Moe, but it is nevertheless the ''only'' gag prank which has everybody reacting in a "DudeNotFunny" fashion.fashion, when the others had Moe bitten by a snake and set his clothes alight though he saw the funny side to those gags.


-->'''Homer:''' Wait a minute... there's something bothering me about this place... I know! This lesbian bar doesn't have a fire exit! Enjoy your death trap, ladies!

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-->'''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' Wait a minute... there's something bothering me about this place... I know! This lesbian bar doesn't have a fire exit! Enjoy your death trap, ladies!



--->'''Homer:''' There's something bothering me about this place...I know! [[BaitAndSwitchComment This lesbian bar doesn't have a fire exit!]] Enjoy your deathtrap, ladies!\\

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--->'''Homer:''' -->'''Homer:''' There's something bothering me about this place...I know! [[BaitAndSwitchComment This lesbian bar doesn't have a fire exit!]] Enjoy your deathtrap, ladies!\\


* IdenticalStranger: Homer is temporarily banned from Moe's due to rampant douchebaggery ([[SelectiveEnforcement for Moe, at least]]). Soon after, a man [[PaperThinDisguise who looks exactly like Homer with a mustache, in a top hat and suit]] goes to Moe's. He introduces himself as "Guy Incognito" and is promptly beaten up and thrown out. The real Homer, passing by, is shocked to find his exact double unconscious but is suddenly [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny distracted by a dog with a puffy tail]].

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* IdenticalStranger: Homer is temporarily permanently banned from Moe's due to rampant douchebaggery ([[SelectiveEnforcement for Moe, at least]]). Soon after, a man [[PaperThinDisguise who looks exactly like Homer with a mustache, in a top hat and suit]] goes to Moe's. He introduces himself as "Guy Incognito" and is promptly beaten up and thrown out. The real Homer, passing by, is shocked to find his exact double unconscious but is suddenly [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny distracted by a dog with a puffy tail]].


* BaitAndSwitch: Marge visits a psychiatrist in the hopes of combating her fear. Bart then spots Principal Skinner in the office, who then tries to hide his face by lifting up a magazine as a disguise, only for him to be on the cover of the issue itself ([[EpicFail and making the exact same face, no less.]])

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* BaitAndSwitch: Marge visits a psychiatrist in the hopes of combating her fear. Bart then spots Principal Skinner in the office, who then tries to hide his face by lifting up a magazine as a disguise, only for him to be on the cover of the issue itself ([[EpicFail and making the exact same face, no less.]])BaitAndSwitch:



* FauxHorrific: The event which traumatized Marge in her childhood and rendered her unable to go on a plane? Finding out her father was a steward.



* GrievousBottleyHarm: Norm Peterson doesn't take to being cut off by Woody.
-->'''Norm:''' Just gimme a beer, you brain-dead hick! IllKillYou! I'll kill all of ya!
* HypocriticalHumor: Homer, in his paranoia about Marge's therapy.
-->'''Homer:''' Did you talk about me in therapy today?\\
'''Marge:''' I've just left my first session and I haven't even opened my mouth yet!\\
'''Homer:''' Y'see! "''I''" just left "''my''" first session and "''I''" haven't even opened "''my''" mouth yet!



* ItsAllAboutMe: Homer was completely against Marge going to therapy because he believed that he would be blamed for all of Marge's problems. Sure enough, Homer tries spying on Marge's sessions and makes demands that she tell him what they discussed. Of course, Homer is actually correct because Dr. Zweig truly believes Marge needs to talk about how Homer treats her.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Homer was is completely against Marge going to therapy because he believed believes that he would he'll be blamed for all of Marge's problems. Sure enough, Homer tries spying on Marge's sessions and makes demands that she tell him what they discussed. Of course, Homer is actually correct because Dr. Zweig truly believes Marge needs to talk about how Homer treats her.



-->'''Bart:''' I never thought I'd win ''this'' easy.\\
'''Skinner:''' Oh, this has nothing to do with you, Simpson. I have many issues with my beloved smother. ''(twitches)'' Mother!
* NoodleIncident: Citing his distrust of psychiatrists, Homer claims among other things it turns "neighbours against ''me''."



** Homer visits the bar from the TV sitcom ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', where the main cast (except Kelsey Grammer) voice their characters from the show.

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** Homer visits the bar from the TV sitcom ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', where the main cast (except Kelsey Grammer) voice their characters from the show.show (while the characters of Rebecca Howe and Diane Chambers are absent, they do get a mention).



'''Sam''': I'll make you a bet. If this affects my major-league comeback, I'll sell the bar.

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'''Sam''': Alright, Carla, I'll make you a bet. If this affects my major-league comeback, I'll sell the bar.

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* EpicFail: When Homer is on the plane and presses the button that retracts its landing gear ''even before starting take-off procedures'' wrecking it -funnier still since planes have sensors to prevent that.-

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* ForcedPerspective: When we first see Marge watching ''Alive'', the camera is positioned head on and we're led to believe she's just sitting on the couch. After Lisa notes how tense she looks, we then cut to a side view, and see that Marge is actually ''standing'' stooped over a few feet ''in front'' of the couch.


--->'''Passenger:''' (''eating sounds'') Pass another hunk of Copilot.

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--->'''Passenger:''' -->'''Passenger:''' (''eating sounds'') Pass another hunk of Copilot.co-pilot.

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** Earlier in the episode, when the guys at the bar are playing pranks on Moe, Barney's prank has him goading him to smell a flower on the lapel of his blazer, which he does. You think the flower was going to squirt him with water or even ink, but instead he ''lights his shirt on fire'' (which could have seriously harmed him, since, as he lampshades, his clothes are soaked with alcohol and therefore highly flammable).

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