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* ItsPronouncedTropay:
--> '''Mr. Burns''': According to company policy, it is now customary to give you the plague.
--> '''Smithers''': Uh, actually sir, it's pronounced "plaque".


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--> '''Smithers''': Uh, actually sir, it's pronounced "plaque". /

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* ItsPronouncedTropay:
--> '''Mr. Burns''': According to company policy, it is now customary to give you the plague.
--> '''Smithers''': Uh, actually sir, it's pronounced "plaque". /

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* CouchGag: The living room is seen through the barrel of a gun like the intro to ''Film/JamesBond''. Homer walks in and fires at the screen, which “bleeds” red and falls.


* ItsPronouncedTroPay:
-> '''Mr. Burns''': According to company policy, it's now customary to give you the plague.
-> '''Smithers''': Uh, sir, it's pronounced "plaque".

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* SexyDiscretionShot: Subverted in this scene after Homer and Marge spent a romantic evening celebrating their new life:
--->'''Homer:''' ''[sighs]'' I love you, Marge.\\
'''Marge:''' I love you too, Homey.\\
'''Homer:''' Everything in our lives is finally perfectly balanced. I hope things stay exactly like this forever.\\
'''Marge:''' Mm-hmm.\\
''[cut to several sperm with Homer's head racing to an egg, then to Homer demonstrating how they swim]''\\
'''Marge:''' Did you have to be so graphic?\\
'''Homer:''' It's OK, Marge: they pave the way for this kind of filth in school.

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* GossipyHens: Aaronson and Zukowski, the two biggest gossips in Springfield.


* NarrativeBackpedaling:

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* NarrativeBackpedaling:NarrativeBackpedaling: Marge does not let Homer get away with a single embellishment on the story:


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** When Homer insists his breakdown over Marge's pregnancy was a one-time thing, Marge halts the story to instigate flashbacks, showing he went nuts for ''all three pregnancies''.


* PresentDayPast: The character designs don't change for the flashback (Homer's extra hair and Dr. Hibbert's high-top fade aside). Apparently Bart and Lisa's appearance didn't change at all between the ages of eight/six and ten/eight respectively.


* RealityEnsues: Homer can't support his growing family on a minimum-wage job, even though he loves it, and can't get a raise, so he's forced to go back to his lucrative and stable (but crappy) job at the plant.

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* EurekaMoment: Several people congratulate Homer because Marge had become pregnant with Maggie. Homer, himself unaware of the pregnancy, misinterprets these comments (even the ridiculously direct ones) as regarding his new job.[[note]]That's "ridiculously direct", as in "Hey, Homer, way to get Marge pregnant!" "This is getting increasingly abstract, but yes, I do enjoy working at the bowling alley"[[/note]] Then Maude congratulates him on the new job, prompting Homer to respond, "New job? MARGE IS PREGNANT!?"


* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Marge's third pregnancy ruined Homer's plans for a dream job and future happiness, forcing him to take up work at the power plant again, and he made it no secret that he was miserable about the whole thing. What brought him out of his depression? Maggie's birth. The episode kicks off with Bart and Lisa noticing that Maggie has no baby pictures. At the end, Homer explains that they are where he needs them the most. Cut to his station at the power plant, decorated with pictures of Maggie. Mr. Burns put up a plaque reading "Don't Forget - You're Here Forever" when Homer was re-hired. The photos block out bits and pieces of this sign so it reads, "Do It For Her." This trope was also averted in the same episode when it depicted how Homer lost his hair: whenever Marge announced that she was pregnant, Homer would rip out a handful of hair from his scalp and run upstairs screaming.

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* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Marge's third pregnancy ruined Homer's plans for a dream job and future happiness, forcing him to take up work at the power plant again, and he made it no secret that he was miserable about the whole thing. What brought him out of his depression? Maggie's birth. The episode kicks off with Bart and Lisa noticing that Maggie has no baby pictures. At the end, Homer explains that they are where he needs them the most. Cut to his station at the power plant, decorated with pictures of Maggie. Mr. Burns put up a plaque reading "Don't Forget - You're Here Forever" when Homer was re-hired. The photos block out bits and pieces of this sign so it reads, "Do It For Her." This trope was also averted in the same episode when it depicted we see how Homer lost his hair: whenever Marge announced that she was pregnant, Homer would rip out a handful of hair from his scalp and run upstairs screaming.



* NewBabyEpisode: When Bart asks why there are no pictures of Maggie Homer tells the story of Maggie's birth. After paying off his debts, Homer quits his well paying job at the power plant and [[HappinessInMinimumWage gets his dream job as a pin-monkey]], but after Marge reveals she's pregnant with Maggie, Homer tries, and fails, to ramp up business at the bowling alley to get a raise, and is devastated when he has to beg Mr. Burns for his old job to make ends meet. At the very end, Homer reveals that Maggie's pictures are in his work station, to serve as inspiration as to why he still works at the plant.

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* NewBabyEpisode: When Bart asks why there are no pictures of Maggie Homer tells the story of Maggie's birth. After paying off his debts, Homer quits his well paying job at the power plant and [[HappinessInMinimumWage gets his dream job as a pin-monkey]], pin-monkey, but after Marge reveals she's pregnant with Maggie, Homer tries, and fails, to ramp up business at the bowling alley to get a raise, and is devastated when he has to beg Mr. Burns for his old job to make ends meet. At the very end, Homer reveals that Maggie's pictures are in his work station, to serve as inspiration as to why he still works at the plant.



* TranquilFury: Jokingly turned UpToEleven when Homer plays Mr. Burns' head like a bongo drum:
-->'''Burns:''' ''(Calmly)'' Oh, I should be resisting this but I'm paralysed with rage!



** Lisa accuses Homer of this when he tells them about his [[SarcasmMode brilliant]] marketing strategy involving ''randomly firing a shotgun into the air''. [[SubvertedTrope Marge laments]] [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer that's what really happened]].

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** Lisa accuses Homer of this when he tells them about his [[SarcasmMode brilliant]] marketing strategy involving ''randomly firing a shotgun into the air''. [[SubvertedTrope Marge laments]] [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer that's what really happened]].happened.


* BittersweetEnding: Homer ends the story with having to quit his dream job and go back to working at the plant with Burns putting up a plaque stating "Don't Forget, You're Here Forever" to crush what's left of his spirit. But when inquired why there's no baby pictures of Maggie, he states there are, just where he needs them most. And we see that that they're in his office, covering the plaque that the words now read "Do it for her".



* CaptainOblivious: Homer towards Marge's pregnancy. First, while Homer is returning home from the bowling alley, Chief Wiggum drives by and compliments him for his "nice work", which is vague enough for Homer to think he is talking about his new job. Then Apu congratulates Homer for the "little bundle of joy", which Homer surmises to be his salary. Next, Moe tells Homer in no uncertain terms that he got Marge pregnant, but Homer believes this is an abstract way of talking about his enjoyment of his job. When he reaches his home, he notices the neighbors have gathered there with presents. He infers that they're ''showering'' Marge with "little, tiny, baby-sized gifts", yet he still blows it all off. It isn't until Maude Flanders congratulates Homer on his new job when he ''finally'' realises that Marge is pregnant with a third child.

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* CaptainOblivious: Homer towards Marge's pregnancy. First, while Homer is returning home from the bowling alley, Chief Wiggum drives by and compliments him for his "nice work", which is vague enough for Homer to think he is talking about his new job. Then Apu congratulates Homer for the "little bundle of joy", which Homer surmises to be his salary. Next, Moe tells Homer in no uncertain terms that he got Marge pregnant, but Homer believes this is an abstract way of talking about his enjoyment of his job. When he reaches his home, he notices the neighbors have gathered there with presents. He infers that they're ''showering'' Marge with "little, tiny, baby-sized gifts", yet he still blows it all off. It isn't until Maude Flanders congratulates Homer on his new job when he ''finally'' realises realizes that Marge is pregnant with a third child.



* FreakOut: Homer has one after realizing Marge is pregnant with Maggie, giving out a BigNo, yelling hysterically and running upstairs. Marge reveals this isn't the first time this happened. When Bart was coming, he nearly tore off all his hair. When Lisa was on the way, he tore off the rest, both time ending with running upstairs while screaming.



* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: Homer trying to attract customers by ''firing a shotgun into the air'' while yelling "Bowling! Get your bowling here!" actually happened, despite being outlandish enough for Lisa to consider it an embellishment of the story.

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* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: Homer trying to attract customers by ''firing a shotgun into the air'' while yelling "Bowling! Get your bowling here!" actually happened, despite being outlandish enough for Lisa to consider it an embellishment of the story. Considering he tried to do it earlier, you can't blame her for thinking that.
--> '''Lisa''': ''(After hearing the part about the shotgun)'' Mom make dad tell the story right!
--> '''Marge''': ''(Resigned tone)'' That's what really happened.
--> '''Lisa''': Oh...


** When Patty and Selma decide to call people to tell them about Marge's pregnancy, they open a phone book and start making calls to someone named "A. Aaronson"; the scene fades to the phone book now on its last page, and the sisters saying goodbye to "Mr. Zowkowski," which implies that they've called everyone from A to Z. Patty then remarks that "Aaronson and Zowkowski are the biggest gossips in town," meaning that they only contacted two people.

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** When Patty and Selma decide to call people to tell them about Marge's pregnancy, they open a phone book and start making calls to someone named "A. Aaronson"; the scene fades to the phone book now on its last page, and the sisters saying goodbye to "Mr. Zowkowski," which implies that they've called everyone from A to Z. Patty then remarks that "Aaronson and Zowkowski are the biggest gossips in town," [[BaitAndSwitchTimeSkip meaning that they only contacted two people.people]].

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