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* CouchGag: The living room is at the center of an Creator/MCEscher Relativity-style environment, with the family entering from various directions (and dimensions) and until they reach the couch.


* IncrediblyLameFun: Milhouse gets a recess during his tutoring, but with the assignment of reading two chapters of a book about the Teapot Dome Scandal. He cheers anyway.

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* IncrediblyLameFun: Milhouse gets a recess during his tutoring, but with the assignment of reading two five chapters of a book about the Teapot Dome Scandal. He cheers anyway.


* DisasterDominoes: Subverted. The tour guide explains that their cannon could go off if hit with the slightest touch, and is pointed to a lookout tower which is occupied by a friendly staff member. After the cannon is violently crashed into, she explains that it wasn't loaded for safety reasons ("It's just common sense").



* DisasterDominoes: Subverted. The tour guide explains that their cannon could go off if hit with the slightest touch, and is pointed to a lookout tower which is occupied by a friendly staff member. After the cannon is violently crashed into, she explains that it wasn't loaded for safety reasons ("It's just common sense").
* DissonantSerenity:

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* DisasterDominoes: Subverted. The tour guide explains that their cannon could go off if hit with the slightest touch, and is pointed to a lookout tower which is occupied by a friendly staff member. After the cannon is violently crashed into, she explains that it wasn't loaded for safety reasons ("It's just common sense").
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-->'''Tour Guide''': Of course for safety reasons, we don't keep the cannon ''loaded''. That's just common sense.

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-->'''Tour Guide''': Of course for safety reasons, we don't keep the cannon ''loaded''. That's It's just common sense.



* NoodleImplement: Exactly what Bart is ''doing'' flying his kite at night, and the motives behind it, are left to the imagination.



* NoodleImplement: Exactly what Bart is ''doing'' flying his kite at night, and the motives behind it, are left to the imagination.



-->'''Homer:''' In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!

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-->'''Homer:''' In this house house, we obey the laws of thermodynamics!


* AllCrimesAreEqual: Doing anything and everything gets you paddled by Jasper, including paddling the school canoe.
* TheAllegedCar: The Springfield Elementary school bus is in extremely poor repair, with a rusted out hole in the floor that keeps getting bigger and brakes so worn that students need to use their jackets as drag chutes to help slow the vehicle down. This is nothing next to the other bus the school owns, which is in such a bad shape that a CutawayGag shows, just as Skinner says this, the bus sitting on the school's parking lot on top of some bricks and '''[[MadeOfExplodium exploding]]''' when [[TheLastStraw a little leaf falls on its roof]].



* AllCrimesAreEqual: Doing anything and everything gets you paddled by Jasper, including paddling the school canoe.
* TheAllegedCar: The Springfield Elementary school bus is in extremely poor repair, with a rusted out hole in the floor that keeps getting bigger and brakes so worn that students need to use their jackets as drag chutes to help slow the vehicle down. This is nothing next to the other bus the school owns, which is in such a bad shape that a CutawayGag shows, just as Skinner says this, the bus sitting on the school's parking lot on top of some bricks and '''[[MadeOfExplodium exploding]]''' when [[TheLastStraw a little leaf falls on its roof]].


-->'''Mrs. Krabappel:''' Seymour, by doing this you're denying these children's future.
-->'''Seymour:''' Oh, come on, Edna. We both know that these children ''have'' no future!

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-->'''Mrs. Krabappel:''' Seymour, by doing this Our demands are very reasonable. By ignoring them, you're denying selling out these children's future.
futures.
-->'''Seymour:''' Oh, come on, Edna. Edna! We both know that these children ''have'' no future!



-->'''Seymour:''' Prove me wrong, children. Prove me wrong!

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-->'''Seymour:''' (''laughs'') Prove me wrong, children.kids. Prove me wrong!


** A tour guide in Fort Springfield is giving a lecture on a "fully restored and in ready to fire condition" Civil War cannon aimed directly at the base of a manned lookout tower. She mentions that these cannons are "''very'' sensitive and that the ''slightest'' jolt can set them off" as the Springfield Elementary bus starts swerving towards the cannon. The bus hits it, one of the cannon's wheels falls off, and... nothing. As the guide then points out, the cannon is not kept loaded, for safety reasons.


** A tour guide in Fort Springfield is giving a lecture on a "fully restored and in ready to fire condition" Civil War cannon aimed directly at the base of a manned lookout tower. She mentions that these cannons are "''very'' sensitive and that the ''slightest'' jolt can set them off" as the Springfield Elementary bus starts swerving towards the cannon. The bus hits it, one of the cannon's wheels falls off, and... nothing. As the guide then points out, the cannon is not kept loaded, for safety reasons.



-->'''Tour Guide''': Of course for safety reasons, we don't keep the cannon ''loaded''. [[RealityEnsues That's just common sense.]]

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-->'''Tour Guide''': Of course for safety reasons, we don't keep the cannon ''loaded''. [[RealityEnsues That's just common sense.]]



* RealityEnsues: A tour guide in Fort Springfield is giving a lecture on a "fully restored and in ready to fire condition" Civil War cannon aimed directly at the base of a manned lookout tower. She mentions that these cannons are "''very'' sensitive and that the ''slightest'' jolt can set them off" as the Springfield Elementary bus starts swerving towards the cannon. The bus hits it, one of the cannon's wheels falls off, and... nothing. As the guide then points out, the cannon is not kept loaded, for safety reasons.

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* GasSiphoning: Principal Skinner pulls Otto the bus driver aside and tells him to gas up the bus. He then hands Otto the "credit card," a length of hose and a breath mint for later. This serves to underscore just how destitute Springfield Elementary is. When they're forced to flee after Skinner tries to circumvent the admission fee, Otto is found siphoning gas from the more affluent schools' gas tanks.

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** The scene where the Springfield field trip gets chased by Civil War reenactors parodies the opening of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', with Skinner yelling "Start the bus, Otto!", much like how Indiana Jones yells "Start the plane, Jock!".

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* ShoddyKnockoffProduct: Springfield Elementary serves "malk" ("Now with Vitamin R!") instead of milk.


* NotNowKiddo: While the teachers are protesting, Lisa asks Miss Hoover what would they be learning if she were teaching class at that day. Her answer to Lisa's question? "[[GetOut get away]] [[ApatheticTeacher from me]]".

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* NotNowKiddo: While the teachers are protesting, Lisa asks Miss Hoover what would they be learning if she were teaching class at that day. Her answer to Lisa's question? "[[GetOut "[[ApatheticTeacher get away]] [[ApatheticTeacher away from me]]".



* RealityEnsues: A tour guide in Fort Springfield is giving a lecture on a "fully restored and in ready to fire condition" Civil War cannon aimed directly at the base of a manned lookout tower. She mentions that these cannons are "''very'' sensitive and that the ''slightest'' jolt can set them off" as the Springfield Elementary bus starts swerving towards the cannon. The bus hits it, one of the cannon's wheels falls off, and... nothing. As the guide then points out, there is no reason as to why the cannon would be kept ''loaded''.

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* RealityEnsues: A tour guide in Fort Springfield is giving a lecture on a "fully restored and in ready to fire condition" Civil War cannon aimed directly at the base of a manned lookout tower. She mentions that these cannons are "''very'' sensitive and that the ''slightest'' jolt can set them off" as the Springfield Elementary bus starts swerving towards the cannon. The bus hits it, one of the cannon's wheels falls off, and... nothing. As the guide then points out, there is no reason as to why the cannon would be is not kept ''loaded''.loaded, for safety reasons.

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-->Oooh, you'd better believe ''that's'' a paddlin'.


* NeverTrustATitle: The episode is called "The PTA Disbands," yet it focuses on a teacher's strike. Lampshaded when a person horrifyingly yells [[TitleDrop "The PTA has disbanded!"]], and jumps out the nearby window, before Flanders explains that the PTA has ''not'' disbanded, prompting that man to jump back through the window, dusting himself off.[[note]](The writer who pitched the strike plot thought the PTA disbanding could be the most exciting part of the story. One of the showrunners found her focusing on such a dull point amusing, so he chose the title and wrote the scene as a [[AffectionateParody light-hearted]] [[TakeThat jab]] at her.)[[/note]]

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* NeverTrustATitle: The episode is called "The PTA Disbands," yet it focuses on a teacher's strike. Lampshaded when a person horrifyingly yells [[TitleDrop "The PTA has disbanded!"]], and jumps out the nearby window, before Flanders explains that the PTA has ''not'' disbanded, prompting that man to jump back through the window, dusting himself off.[[note]](The writer who pitched the strike plot thought the PTA disbanding could be the most exciting part of the story. One of the showrunners found her focusing on such a dull point amusing, so he chose the title and wrote the scene as a [[AffectionateParody light-hearted]] [[TakeThat jab]] light-hearted jab at her.)[[/note]]



* NoodleIncident: Before Moe, the other substitute teachers humiliated by Bart included Chief Wiggum, Barney, Lionel Hutz and [[Series/WelcomeBackKotter Gabe Kaplan]].

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-->'''Homer:''' In this house, we respect the laws of thermodynamics!
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Before Moe, the other substitute teachers humiliated by Bart included Chief Wiggum, Barney, Lionel Hutz and [[Series/WelcomeBackKotter Gabe Kaplan]].


* AgreeToDisagree: Defied. When Flanders points out that Skinner and Krabappel have their respective good points on their discussion and says this, they refuse to agree even on ''that'' before storming off. Also provides the page quote.

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* AgreeToDisagree: Defied. When Flanders points out that Skinner and Krabappel have their respective good points on their discussion and says this, they refuse to agree even on ''that'' before storming off. Also provides the page quote.


Homer, of all people, complains about Lisa's so-called perpetual motion machine... because it "just keeps getting faster and faster".

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** Homer, of all people, complains about Lisa's so-called perpetual motion machine... because it "just keeps getting faster and faster".

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