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* TakeThat: Lisa's line about ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' recycling footage to make new cartoons, and Marge's line, "Yes, but when was the last time anyone talked about ''Ren and Stimpy''?" At the time this episode aired, ''Ren and Stimpy'' was run by Games Animation (after its original creator, Creator/JohnKricfalusi, was fired) and its popularity was on the wane, mostly because Nickelodeon was phasing out its more daring, experimental kids' cartoons for ones that were a bit safer and crowd-pleasing.

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* TakeThat: Lisa's line about ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' recycling footage to make new cartoons, and Marge's line, "Yes, but when was the last time anyone talked about ''Ren and Stimpy''?" At the time this episode aired, ''Ren and Stimpy'' was run by Games Animation (after its original creator, Creator/JohnKricfalusi, was fired) and its popularity was on the wane, mostly because Nickelodeon was phasing out its more daring, experimental kids' cartoons for ones that were a bit safer and crowd-pleasing.crowd-pleasing (though it wouldn't be until the late 1990s with ''The Fairly Oddparents'' and ''[=SpongeBob=] [=SquarePants=]'' that Nickelodeon would actually find it[[note]]and ''Invader Zim'' tried to break that, but sadly couldn't[[/note]]. The mid-1990s Nicktoons like ''Kablam'' and ''[=CatDog=]'' were in that strange middle ground of being clones of ''Ren and Stimpy'' and ''Animaniacs'' in terms of gross and suggestive humor, but feeling restrained or otherwise [[ExecutiveMeddling meddled with]]).


* CallBack: Homer tells Marge what happened to [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E9TheLastTemptationOfHomer Mindy Simmons]] after Homer told her that they can never be together: she [[TheAlcoholic hit the bottle pretty hard]] and lost her job at the plant, even though later episodes would have her clean and sober. She could have gone to rehab and become a recovering alcoholic, or the story could be a rumor that Homer heard through Lenny, Carl, and/or Charlie, or Homer was lying to keep Marge happy instead of saying "She still works there, it's super awkward."

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* CallBack: Homer tells Marge what happened to [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E9TheLastTemptationOfHomer Mindy Simmons]] after Homer told her that they can never be together: she [[TheAlcoholic hit the bottle pretty hard]] and lost her job at the plant, even though later episodes would have her clean and sober. She could have gone to rehab and become a recovering alcoholic, or the story could be a rumor that Homer heard through Lenny, Carl, and/or Charlie, or Homer was lying to keep Marge happy instead of saying "She still works there, it's super awkward."and Homer, being gullible, believes it.



** During Lisa's story, Lisa's explanation on why nobody was wearing jackets despite it being the middle of February: It was unusually warm for that time of year.

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** During Lisa's story, Lisa's explanation on of why nobody was wearing jackets despite it being the middle of February: It was unusually warm for that time of year.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The scene of the kids watching ''Itchy and Scratchy'' and Lisa explaining that this particular cartoon is using RecycledAnimation is clearly using animation from an early episode of the show itself (specifically "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E12KrustyGetsBusted Krusty Gets Busted]]").
* RecycledAnimation: Parodied when Bart and Lisa watch an ''Itchy and Scratchy'' cartoon that we as an audience have seen in a previous episode, causing Marge to ask them how many times they can watch that particular cartoon? They lampshade by answering that it's a new episode made from stock footage. This is also selfreferential comedy because the entire episode itself is made from stock footage from previous ''Simpsons'' episodes, only with occasional new dialogue spliced over them.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The scene of the kids watching ''Itchy and Scratchy'' (the one where Itchy ties Scratchy's tongue to the moon) and Lisa explaining that this particular cartoon is using RecycledAnimation is clearly using animation from an early episode of the show itself (specifically "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E12KrustyGetsBusted Krusty Gets Busted]]").
* RecycledAnimation: Parodied when Bart and Lisa watch an ''Itchy and Scratchy'' cartoon that we as an audience have seen in a previous episode, causing Marge to ask them how many times they can watch that particular cartoon? cartoon. They lampshade by answering that it's a new episode made from stock footage. This is also selfreferential self-referential comedy because the entire episode itself is made from stock footage from previous ''Simpsons'' episodes, only with occasional new dialogue spliced over them.



* TakeThat: Lisa's line about ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' recycling footage to make new cartoons, and Marge's line, "Yes, but when was the last time anyone talked about ''Ren and Stimpy''?" At the time this episode aired, ''Ren and Stimpy'' was run by Games Animation.

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* TakeThat: Lisa's line about ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' recycling footage to make new cartoons, and Marge's line, "Yes, but when was the last time anyone talked about ''Ren and Stimpy''?" At the time this episode aired, ''Ren and Stimpy'' was run by Games Animation.Animation (after its original creator, Creator/JohnKricfalusi, was fired) and its popularity was on the wane, mostly because Nickelodeon was phasing out its more daring, experimental kids' cartoons for ones that were a bit safer and crowd-pleasing.


* AlanSmithee: The episode is credited to "Penny Wise" as the real writer[[note]]Jon Vitti, a staff writer from seasons 1-4 who had left with most of the original writing crew at the end of that season but returned to write this episode and a couple of others, including the following season's clip show[[/note]] didn't want to be credited for writing a clip show. The following year's clip show ("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E10TheSimpsons138thEpisodeSpectacular The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular]]") went one better by also crediting the director as "Pound Foolish".


* CallBack: Homer tells Marge what happened to [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E9TheLastTemptationOfHomer Mindy Simmons]] after Homer told her that they can never be together: she [[TheAlcoholic hit the bottle pretty hard]] and lost her job at the plant, even though later episodes would have her clean and sober. She could have gone to rehab and become a recovering alcoholic, or the story could be a rumor that Homer heard through Lenny, Carl, and/or Charlie.
* HandWave: During Lisa's story, Lisa's explanation on why nobody was wearing jackets despite it being the middle of February: It was unusually warm for that time of year.

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* CallBack: Homer tells Marge what happened to [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E9TheLastTemptationOfHomer Mindy Simmons]] after Homer told her that they can never be together: she [[TheAlcoholic hit the bottle pretty hard]] and lost her job at the plant, even though later episodes would have her clean and sober. She could have gone to rehab and become a recovering alcoholic, or the story could be a rumor that Homer heard through Lenny, Carl, and/or Charlie.
Charlie, or Homer was lying to keep Marge happy instead of saying "She still works there, it's super awkward."
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During Lisa's story, Lisa's explanation on why nobody was wearing jackets despite it being the middle of February: It was unusually warm for that time of year.year.
** The RecycledAnimation of Homer throwing a book into the fireplace (despite their bedroom not having a fireplace) was hand-waved by Marge grumbling, "I knew we shouldn't have put a fireplace in the bedroom..."



* SeriesContinuityError: The RecycledAnimation of Homer throwing a book into the fireplace (despite their bedroom not having a fireplace) was hand-waved by Marge grumbling, "I knew we shouldn't have put a fireplace in the bedroom..."


* BottleEpisode[=/=]ClipShow: The episode intentionally takes this to its extreme and barely has any new animation (except for the beginning where Marge is reading ''The Bridges of Madison County''), meaning that even the framing scenes of The Simpsons in the kitchen are [[StockFootage recycled]] from past episodes (mostly from the season two episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E11OneFishTwoFishBlowfishBlueFish One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish]]".)

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* BottleEpisode[=/=]ClipShow: The episode intentionally takes this to its extreme and barely has any new animation (except for the beginning where Marge is reading ''The Bridges of Madison County''), meaning that even the framing scenes of The Simpsons in the kitchen are [[StockFootage recycled]] from past episodes (mostly from the season two episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E11OneFishTwoFishBlowfishBlueFish One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish]]".)) The episode was allegedly put together at extremely short notice after the start of the new season was shifted forwards a few weeks by Fox, which may account for the small amount of new animation (even by a clip show's standards) and the AlanSmithee writing credit.


* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The scene of the kids watching ''Itchy and Scratchy'' and Lisa explaining that this particular cartoon is using StockFootage is clearly using animation from an early episode of the show itself (specifically "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E12KrustyGetsBusted Krusty Gets Busted]]").

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The scene of the kids watching ''Itchy and Scratchy'' and Lisa explaining that this particular cartoon is using StockFootage RecycledAnimation is clearly using animation from an early episode of the show itself (specifically "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E12KrustyGetsBusted Krusty Gets Busted]]").


* SeriesContinuityError: The StockFootage of Homer throwing a book into the fireplace (despite their bedroom not having a fireplace) was hand-waved by Marge grumbling, "I knew we shouldn't have put a fireplace in the bedroom..."

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* RecycledAnimation: Parodied when Bart and Lisa watch an ''Itchy and Scratchy'' cartoon that we as an audience have seen in a previous episode, causing Marge to ask them how many times they can watch that particular cartoon? They lampshade by answering that it's a new episode made from stock footage. This is also selfreferential comedy because the entire episode itself is made from stock footage from previous ''Simpsons'' episodes, only with occasional new dialogue spliced over them.
* SeriesContinuityError: The StockFootage RecycledAnimation of Homer throwing a book into the fireplace (despite their bedroom not having a fireplace) was hand-waved by Marge grumbling, "I knew we shouldn't have put a fireplace in the bedroom..."



* StockFootage: Parodied when Bart and Lisa watch an ''Itchy and Scratchy'' cartoon that we as an audience have seen in a previous episode, causing Marge to ask them how many times they can watch that particular cartoon? They lampshade by answering that it's a new episode made from stock footage. This is also selfreferential comedy because the entire episode itself is made from stock footage from previous ''Simpsons'' episodes, only with occasional new dialogue spliced over them.


* CallBack: Homer tells Marge what happened to [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E9TheLastTemptationOfHomer Mindy Simmons]] after Homer told her that they can never be together: she [[TheAlcoholic hit the bottle pretty hard]] and lost her job at the plant, even though later episodes would have her clean and sober. She could have went to rehab and become a recovering alcoholic, or the story could be a rumor that Homer heard through Lenny, Carl, and/or Charlie.

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* CallBack: Homer tells Marge what happened to [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E9TheLastTemptationOfHomer Mindy Simmons]] after Homer told her that they can never be together: she [[TheAlcoholic hit the bottle pretty hard]] and lost her job at the plant, even though later episodes would have her clean and sober. She could have went gone to rehab and become a recovering alcoholic, or the story could be a rumor that Homer heard through Lenny, Carl, and/or Charlie.

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[HalfTruth "It's a]] ''[[HalfTruth new]]'' [[HalfTruth episode."]]]]


* AlanSmithee: The episode is credited to "Penny Wise" as the real writer[[note]]Jon Vitti, a staff writer from seasons 1-4 who had left with most of the original writing crew at the end of that season but returned to write this episode and a couple of others, including the following season's clip show[[/note]] didn't want to be credited for writing a clip show. The following year's clip show (The 138th Episode Spectacular) went one better by also crediting the director as "Pound Foolish".
* BottleEpisode[=/=]ClipShow: The episode intentionally takes this to its extreme and barely has any new animation (except for the beginning where Marge is reading ''The Bridges of Madison County''), meaning that even the framing scenes of The Simpsons in the kitchen are [[StockFootage recycled]] from past episodes (mostly from the season two episode "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish.")
* CallBack: Homer tells Marge what happened to Mindy Simmons after Homer told her that they can never be together: she [[TheAlcoholic hit the bottle pretty hard]] and lost her job at the plant, even though later episodes would have her clean and sober. She could have went to rehab and become a recovering alcoholic, or the story could be a rumor that Homer heard through Lenny, Carl, and/or Charlie.

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* AlanSmithee: The episode is credited to "Penny Wise" as the real writer[[note]]Jon Vitti, a staff writer from seasons 1-4 who had left with most of the original writing crew at the end of that season but returned to write this episode and a couple of others, including the following season's clip show[[/note]] didn't want to be credited for writing a clip show. The following year's clip show (The ("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E10TheSimpsons138thEpisodeSpectacular The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular) Spectacular]]") went one better by also crediting the director as "Pound Foolish".
* BottleEpisode[=/=]ClipShow: The episode intentionally takes this to its extreme and barely has any new animation (except for the beginning where Marge is reading ''The Bridges of Madison County''), meaning that even the framing scenes of The Simpsons in the kitchen are [[StockFootage recycled]] from past episodes (mostly from the season two episode "One "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E11OneFishTwoFishBlowfishBlueFish One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish.")
Fish]]".)
* CallBack: Homer tells Marge what happened to [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E9TheLastTemptationOfHomer Mindy Simmons Simmons]] after Homer told her that they can never be together: she [[TheAlcoholic hit the bottle pretty hard]] and lost her job at the plant, even though later episodes would have her clean and sober. She could have went to rehab and become a recovering alcoholic, or the story could be a rumor that Homer heard through Lenny, Carl, and/or Charlie.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The scene of the kids watching ''Itchy and Scratchy'' and Lisa explaining that this particular cartoon is using StockFootage is clearly using animation from an early episode of the show itself (specifically "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E12KrustyGetsBusted Krusty Gets Busted]]")

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The scene of the kids watching ''Itchy and Scratchy'' and Lisa explaining that this particular cartoon is using StockFootage is clearly using animation from an early episode of the show itself (specifically "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E12KrustyGetsBusted Krusty Gets Busted]]")Busted]]").



* StockFootage: The vast majority of the episode featured this.

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* StockFootage: The vast majority of the Parodied when Bart and Lisa watch an ''Itchy and Scratchy'' cartoon that we as an audience have seen in a previous episode, causing Marge to ask them how many times they can watch that particular cartoon? They lampshade by answering that it's a new episode featured this.made from stock footage. This is also selfreferential comedy because the entire episode itself is made from stock footage from previous ''Simpsons'' episodes, only with occasional new dialogue spliced over them.


* AlanSmithee: The episode is credited to "Penny Wise" as the real writer didn't want to be credited for writing a clip show. The following year's clip show (The 138th Episode Spectacular) went one better by also crediting the director as "Pound Foolish".
* BottleEpisode[=/=]ClipShow: The episode barely has any new material (except for dialogue for the framing scenes and the beginning where Marge is reading ''The Bridges of Madison County''), meaning that even the framing scenes of The Simpsons in the kitchen are [[StockFootage recycled]] from past episodes (mostly from the season two episode "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish.")

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* AlanSmithee: The episode is credited to "Penny Wise" as the real writer[[note]]Jon Vitti, a staff writer from seasons 1-4 who had left with most of the original writing crew at the end of that season but returned to write this episode and a couple of others, including the following season's clip show[[/note]] didn't want to be credited for writing a clip show. The following year's clip show (The 138th Episode Spectacular) went one better by also crediting the director as "Pound Foolish".
* BottleEpisode[=/=]ClipShow: The episode intentionally takes this to its extreme and barely has any new material animation (except for dialogue for the framing scenes and the beginning where Marge is reading ''The Bridges of Madison County''), meaning that even the framing scenes of The Simpsons in the kitchen are [[StockFootage recycled]] from past episodes (mostly from the season two episode "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish.")


In the second Simpsons clip show, Marge reads ''The Bridges of Madison County'' and calls for a family meeting to discuss romance, but every family members' encounters with love has either ended in heartbreak or near-infidelity.

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In the second Simpsons clip show, Marge reads ''The Bridges of Madison County'' ''Literature/TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty'' and calls for a family meeting to discuss romance, but every family members' encounters with love has either ended in heartbreak or near-infidelity.


* SpecialGuest: Creator/AlbertBrooks as Jacques (credited as A. Brooks); Sara Gilbert as Laura Powers; Creator/KelseyGrammer as Sideshow Bob; Creator/PhilHartman as Troy [=McClure=]; Jon Lovitz as Artie Ziff; Creator/MichellePfeiffer as Mindy Simmons; Marcia Wallace as Edna Krabappel [All voices are only within clips.]

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* SpecialGuest: Creator/AlbertBrooks as Jacques (credited as A. Brooks); Sara Gilbert Creator/SaraGilbert as Laura Powers; Creator/KelseyGrammer as Sideshow Bob; Creator/PhilHartman as Troy [=McClure=]; Jon Lovitz Creator/JonLovitz as Artie Ziff; Creator/MichellePfeiffer as Mindy Simmons; Marcia Wallace as Edna Krabappel [All voices are only within clips.]

Added DiffLines:

* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The scene of the kids watching ''Itchy and Scratchy'' and Lisa explaining that this particular cartoon is using StockFootage is clearly using animation from an early episode of the show itself (specifically "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E12KrustyGetsBusted Krusty Gets Busted]]")


* TakeThat: Lisa's line about ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' recycling footage to make new cartoons, and Marge's line, "Yes, but when was the last time anyone talked about ''Ren and Stimpy''?" At the time this episode aired, ''Ren and Stimpy'' was run by Games Animation, and a lot of fans consider those episodes to be bad (at least until ''Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon'' came along).

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* TakeThat: Lisa's line about ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' recycling footage to make new cartoons, and Marge's line, "Yes, but when was the last time anyone talked about ''Ren and Stimpy''?" At the time this episode aired, ''Ren and Stimpy'' was run by Games Animation, and a lot of fans consider those episodes to be bad (at least until ''Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon'' came along).Animation.

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