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* BuriedAlive: Implied to have happened to some poor soul when [[http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/content/lists/floorboards/underground2-coffin.jpg the camera pans through the Earth]]. They were able to break out of the coffin but didn't get much farther.

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* BuriedAlive: Implied to have happened to some poor soul when [[http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/content/lists/floorboards/underground2-coffin.jpg the camera pans through the Earth]]. They were able to break out of the coffin but didn't get much farther.farther; plus they were digging in the wrong direction.


* TemptingFate: A man stuck on the roof of his house during a volcanic eruption (though natural disasters like that call for an evacuation, so how would that man still be there?) risks and loses his life just to grab for a telephone that happens to ring while he floats by.

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* TemptingFate: TemptingFate:
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A man stuck on the roof of his house during a volcanic eruption (though natural disasters like that call for an evacuation, so how would that man still be there?) risks and loses his life just to grab for a telephone that happens to ring while he floats by.



* TheEndOrIsIt: Upon seeing that the offspring of Bart's frog are eating all of Australia's crops, Lisa notes "That's what happens when you introduce a species to an ecosystem that can't handle them". The camera then pans to a koala hanging on the helicopter's skid, and [[StaggeredZoom zooms ominously]] on its face.
* ThoseWackyNazis: "Buenas noches, mein Fuehrer!"

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* TheEndOrIsIt: Upon seeing that the offspring of Bart's frog are eating all of Australia's crops, Lisa notes "That's what happens when you introduce a species to an ecosystem that can't handle them". The camera then pans to a koala hanging on the helicopter's skid, and [[StaggeredZoom zooms ominously]] in on its face.
* %%* ThoseWackyNazis: "Buenas noches, mein Fuehrer!"


* NoodleIncident: We never see Bart make the call to Burkina Faso, but there it is on the phone bill.

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* NoodleIncident: NoodleIncident:
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We never see Bart make the call to Burkina Faso, but there it is on the phone bill.


* VacationEpisode: The Simpsons travel to Australia.

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* VacationEpisode: The Simpsons travel to Australia. Something of a TropeCodifier for future ''Simpsons'' vacation episodes.


* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Ironically, the "fact" that kicked off the entire episode was wrong: while the Coriolis effect is real, it's too weak to affect the direction of your average draining vortex, which is far more affected by stuff like the shape of the receptacle, meaning the entire plot is just an excuse for the Simpsons to wreak havoc in another country and the writers to cram as many Australian stereotypes as they can within the span of 22 minutes.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Ironically, the "fact" that kicked off the entire episode was wrong: while the Coriolis effect is real, it's too weak to affect the direction of your average draining vortex, which is far more affected by stuff like the shape of the receptacle, meaning the entire plot is just an excuse for the Simpsons to wreak havoc in another country and the writers to cram as many Australian stereotypes as they can within the span of 22 minutes.receptacle.


* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Ironically, the "fact" that kicked off the entire episode was wrong: while the Coriolis effect is real, it's too weak to affect the direction of your average draining vortex, which is far more affected by stuff like the shape of the recipient, meaning the entire plot is just an excuse for the Simpsons to wreak havoc in another country and the writers to cram as many Australian stereotypes as they can within the span of 22 minutes.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Ironically, the "fact" that kicked off the entire episode was wrong: while the Coriolis effect is real, it's too weak to affect the direction of your average draining vortex, which is far more affected by stuff like the shape of the recipient, receptacle, meaning the entire plot is just an excuse for the Simpsons to wreak havoc in another country and the writers to cram as many Australian stereotypes as they can within the span of 22 minutes.

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Episode - 2F13\\
First Aired - 2/19/1995


* ArgentinaIsNaziLand: Bart unknowingly phones an old-age UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in an unknown South-American country (implied to be a Spanish-speaking one [[note]]the only South American countries that don't have Spanish as a language are Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, The Falkland Islands, and Suriname[[/note]] -- and possibly Argentina -- as a man on a bike passes by and says, "Buenas noches, mein Fuehrer").

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* ArgentinaIsNaziLand: Bart unknowingly phones an old-age UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in an unknown South-American country (implied to be a Spanish-speaking one [[note]]the only South American countries that don't have Spanish as a language are Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, The Falkland Islands, Islands and Suriname[[/note]] -- and possibly Argentina -- as a man on a bike bicyclist passes by and says, "Buenas noches, mein Fuehrer").



-->'''Homer:''' Hey! Are you like one of those English guards who can't laugh or smile or anything? (''makes noises and faces at him, and gets punched in the face'') Ow!
-->'''Marine:''' No, sir! U.S. Marine Corps, sir!

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-->'''Homer:''' Hey! Are you like one of those English guards who can't laugh or smile or anything? (''makes noises and faces at him, and gets punched in the face'') Ow!
-->'''Marine:'''
Ow!\\
'''Marine:'''
No, sir! U.S. Marine Corps, sir!



* IntroducedSpeciesCalamity: Bart brings his pet bullfrog to Australia; this results in a population explosion later on in the episode. At the end of the episode, a koala is seen hanging onto the skid of the helicopter taking the Simpson family to a ship that will take them back to America, implying that America will soon have the same thing happen to it with koalas.

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* IntroducedSpeciesCalamity: Bart brings his pet bullfrog to Australia; this results in a population explosion later on in the episode. At In the end of the episode, final scene, a koala is seen hanging onto the skid of the helicopter taking the Simpson family to a ship that will take them back to America, implying that America will soon have the same thing happen to it with koalas.


** Bart's joke: "I hear a dingo eating your baby" references a real life even, the disappearance of baby Azaria Chamberlain at Uluru, Australia in 1980. The mother claimed she was snatched by a dingo but was convicted of murder, until 6 years later where new evidence was found that exonerated her. ''Film/EvilAngels'', also known as ''A Cry in the Dark'' is a widely known film regarding the incident.

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** Bart's joke: "I hear a dingo eating your baby" references a real life even, event, the disappearance of baby Azaria Chamberlain at Uluru, Australia in 1980. The mother claimed she was snatched by a dingo but was convicted of murder, until 6 years later where new evidence was found that exonerated her. ''Film/EvilAngels'', also known as ''A Cry in the Dark'' is a widely known film regarding the incident.


** Bart's joke: "I hear a dingo eating your baby" references a real life, the disappearance of baby Azaria Chamberlain at Uluru, Australia in 1980. The mother claimed she was snatched by a dingo but was convicted of murder, until 6 years later where new evidence was found that exonerated her. ''Film/EvilAngels'', also known as ''A Cry in the Dark'' is a widely known film regarding the incident.

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** Bart's joke: "I hear a dingo eating your baby" references a real life, life even, the disappearance of baby Azaria Chamberlain at Uluru, Australia in 1980. The mother claimed she was snatched by a dingo but was convicted of murder, until 6 years later where new evidence was found that exonerated her. ''Film/EvilAngels'', also known as ''A Cry in the Dark'' is a widely known film regarding the incident.


** Bart's joke: "I hear a dingo eating your baby" is a reference to ''Film/EvilAngels'' (better known as ''A Cry in the Dark''), based on the real life 1980 mysterious disappearance of baby Azaria Chamberlain. Her mother claimed she was snatched away by a dingo but fell under suspicion of having murdered the infant herself and was convicted of murder. However, new evidence found during her incarceration exonerated her- a dingo really did eat the baby.

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** Bart's joke: "I hear a dingo eating your baby" is references a reference to ''Film/EvilAngels'' (better real life, the disappearance of baby Azaria Chamberlain at Uluru, Australia in 1980. The mother claimed she was snatched by a dingo but was convicted of murder, until 6 years later where new evidence was found that exonerated her. ''Film/EvilAngels'', also known as ''A Cry in the Dark''), based on Dark'' is a widely known film regarding the real life 1980 mysterious disappearance of baby Azaria Chamberlain. Her mother claimed she was snatched away by a dingo but fell under suspicion of having murdered the infant herself and was convicted of murder. However, new evidence found during her incarceration exonerated her- a dingo really did eat the baby. incident.


** Australia doesn't allow the import of invasive species, but Bart just lets his bull frog jump away without anyone at the airport noticing them or prohibiting them from doing this[[note]]Granted, this was made before airport security was tightened because of the September 11th attacks, but Australia had ''extremely'' strict laws about imported flora and fauna long before that happened[[/note]]. In fact, the equestrian events for the 1956 Summer Olympics, which were held in Melbourne, took place in Stockholm, because Australia refused to relax its six-month quarantine laws for the horses competing in the Games. Not only were those equestrian events not held in the same hemisphere, much less the same country, they weren't even held in the same ''month'', with the equestrian events held in ''June'' (Northern summer), while the rest of the Games were took place in ''November'' (Southern summer).

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** Australia doesn't allow the import of invasive species, but and takes importation of animals extremely serious. Bart just lets his bull frog jump away without anyone at the airport noticing them or prohibiting them from doing this[[note]]Granted, this was made before airport security was tightened because of the September 11th attacks, but Australia had ''extremely'' strict laws about imported flora and fauna long before that happened[[/note]]. In fact, the equestrian events for the 1956 Summer Olympics, which were held in Melbourne, took place in Stockholm, because Australia refused to relax its six-month quarantine laws for the horses competing in the Games. Not only were those equestrian events not held in the same hemisphere, much less the same country, they weren't even held in the same ''month'', with the equestrian events held in ''June'' (Northern summer), while the rest of the Games were took place in ''November'' (Southern summer).this.


* ArgentinaIsNaziLand: Bart unknowingly phones an old-age UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in an unknown South-American country (implied to be a Spanish-speaking one [[note]]the only South American countries that don't have Spanish as a language are Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, The Falkland Islands, and Suriname[[/note]] -- and possibly Argentina -- as a man on a bike passes by and says, "Buenas noches, mein Fuerher").

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* ArgentinaIsNaziLand: Bart unknowingly phones an old-age UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in an unknown South-American country (implied to be a Spanish-speaking one [[note]]the only South American countries that don't have Spanish as a language are Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, The Falkland Islands, and Suriname[[/note]] -- and possibly Argentina -- as a man on a bike passes by and says, "Buenas noches, mein Fuerher").Fuehrer").



* CallARabbitASmeerp: The squeaky-voiced Australian teen calls bullfrogs "chazwazers".



* DisproportionateRetribution: A conversed trope due to InUniverse ValuesDissonance. While Bart had committed an embarrassing crime, it was minor enough that just saying he was sorry (with a hefty amount of faked sincerity) was enough (and maybe pay the bills)... even Homer (with his strangling RunningGag) thinks that performing a LiteralAssKicking of Bart's rear with a jackboot so huge that it covers the wearer's knee is too much (and gets angry with Ambassador Conover because he decided not to inform the Simpsons of what the Australians wanted to do, because otherwise they would not have agreed to come... and this was the offer he gave after he mentioned that the U.S. government was willing to ''toss Bart in Federal Prison'' to appease the Australians).

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* DisproportionateRetribution: A conversed trope due to InUniverse ValuesDissonance. While Bart had committed an embarrassing crime, it was minor enough that just saying he was sorry (with a hefty amount of faked sincerity) was enough (and maybe pay the bills)... even Homer (with his strangling RunningGag) thinks that performing a LiteralAssKicking LiteralAsskicking of Bart's rear with a jackboot so huge that it covers the wearer's knee is too much (and gets angry with Ambassador Conover because he decided not to inform the Simpsons of what the Australians wanted to do, because otherwise they would not have agreed to come... and this was the offer he gave after he mentioned that the U.S. government was willing to ''toss Bart in Federal Prison'' to appease the Australians).



* LiteralAssKicking: Bart's punishment.

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* LiteralAssKicking: LiteralAsskicking: Bart's punishment.



* MamaBear: Marge is outraged upon finding out Bart was set up by the American government. Earlier, she also strongly opposed to the idea of having Bart incarcerated.

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* MamaBear: Marge is outraged upon finding out Bart was set up by the American government. Earlier, she is also strongly opposed to the idea of having Bart incarcerated.



* TheNotSoHarmlessPunishment: Punishment for phone bill fraud: go to Australia and apologize. The U.S. Government "helpfully" decided not to tell the Simpsons that it would also include a LiteralAssKicking with a jackboot ''bigger than Bart''.

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* TheNotSoHarmlessPunishment: Punishment for phone bill fraud: go to Australia and apologize. The U.S. Government "helpfully" decided not to tell the Simpsons that it would also include a LiteralAssKicking LiteralAsskicking with a jackboot ''bigger than Bart''.



* ThoseWackyNazis: "Buenas noches, mein Fuehrer!"



* VersusTitle: Used as episode's title.

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* VersusTitle: Used as episode's title.One of many for ''The Simpsons''.


** Kangaroos living that close to an airport? [[RealityIsUnrealistic If anything, it'd be wallabies.]]

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** Kangaroos living that close to an airport? [[RealityIsUnrealistic If anything, it'd be wallabies.]]

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* IntroducedSpeciesCalamity: Bart brings his pet bullfrog to Australia; this results in a population explosion later on in the episode. At the end of the episode, a koala is seen hanging onto the skid of the helicopter taking the Simpson family to a ship that will take them back to America, implying that America will soon have the same thing happen to it with koalas.

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