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* RunningGag: This episode continues the gag of Homer misunderstanding Mel Brooks's movies.


* TheDreaded: Bart spends the entire episode scared of returning to the Try-N-Save store because of Detective Brodka.



* InspectorJavert: Detective Brodka catches Bart immediately, but doesn't see Jimbo and Nelson shoplifting. And it's probably not the first time.



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* {{Jerkass}}: Detective Don Brodka. He has [[JerkassHasAPoint every right to be pissed about Bart's shoplifting]], (attempt to) notify his parents, and ban him from the store...but when Bart and his family come back to get their picture taken, Brodka could have at least waited until their picture was done before he chastises the boy again. But he doesn't, and the picture shows a husky arm grabbing Bart.

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* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
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Detective Don Brodka. He has [[JerkassHasAPoint every right to be pissed about Bart's shoplifting]], (attempt to) notify his parents, and ban him from the store...but when Bart and his family come back to get their picture taken, Brodka could have at least waited until their picture was done before he chastises the boy again. But he doesn't, and the picture shows a husky arm grabbing Bart.



*** Gavin, for being a horrible SpoiledBrat.

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*** ** Gavin, for being a horrible SpoiledBrat.


* AnalogyBackfire: When Bart demands ''Bonestorm'' for Christmas, Homer crosses from SidetrackedByTheAnalogy right into this. He recalls how, when he was ten, he "wanted an electric football game" (it's not entirely clear if he means a video game by this)--and his parents bought it for him.



* BadassSanta: In the video game commercial: Two children are bored playing a bloodless knock-off of ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'', when Santa's sleigh (pulled by two snarling reindeer) bursts through their living room wall. Santa is bulging with muscles and is heavily armed. ''"YOU WANT EXCITEMENT?!?! STICK '''THIS''' UP YOUR STOCKING!!!"'' He fires a video game cartridge via RPG into their port. It is an incredibly bloody BeatEmUp and the children (and Bart) are instantly enthralled. He closes the commercial saying ''"TELL YOUR PARENTS TO BUY YOU '''BONESTORM''', OR GO TO HELL!!!"''

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* BadassSanta: In the video game commercial: Two commercial, two children are bored playing a bloodless knock-off of ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'', when Santa's sleigh (pulled by two snarling reindeer) bursts through their living room wall. Santa is bulging with muscles and is heavily armed. ''"YOU WANT EXCITEMENT?!?! STICK '''THIS''' UP YOUR STOCKING!!!"'' He fires a video game cartridge via RPG into their port. It is an incredibly bloody BeatEmUp and the children (and Bart) are instantly enthralled. He closes the commercial saying ''"TELL YOUR PARENTS TO BUY YOU '''BONESTORM''', '''''BONESTORM''''', OR GO TO HELL!!!"''



* {{Bowdlerization}}: The original FOX broadcast cut out the store detective's line, "If I wanted smoke blown up my ass, I'd stay at home with a pack of cigarettes and a short length of hose." This line is also cut on the UK's Sky One channel. (Unusually, the original US broadcast was the ''only'' time this line wasn't heard apart from that. The syndicated version and the DVD have the line intact)

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: The original FOX broadcast cut out the store detective's line, "If I wanted smoke blown up my ass, I'd stay at home with a pack of cigarettes and a short length of hose." This line is also cut on the UK's Sky One channel. (Unusually, [[note]]Unusually, the original US broadcast was the ''only'' time this line wasn't heard apart from that. The syndicated version and the DVD have the line intact)is intact in syndication and on DVD.[[/note]]



* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: PlayedStraight. Bart is goaded into shoplifting by Nelson and Jimbo. He is immediately grabbed by the store detective, banned from the Try N' Save, and later publicly outed and shamed, with Nelson being one of the shamers!

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* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: PlayedStraight. Bart is goaded into shoplifting by Played straight. Jimbo and Nelson and Jimbo.goad Bart into shoplifting. He is immediately grabbed by the store detective, banned from the Try N' Save, and later publicly outed and shamed, with Nelson being one of the shamers!



* HighPressureEmotion: Parodied. When Bart hears the family will be going to the Try-N-Save for their Christmas photo (the family don't know about his shoplifting yet, and Bart was told he would go to juvenile hall if he was caught in the store again), steam appears to shoot out of his ears. It turns out to come from kettles on the stove behind Bart's head.

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* HighPressureEmotion: Parodied.{{Parodied|Trope}}. When Bart hears the family will be going to the Try-N-Save for their Christmas photo (the family don't know about his shoplifting yet, and Bart was told he would go to juvenile hall if he was caught in the store again), steam appears to shoot out of his ears. It turns out to come from kettles on the stove behind Bart's head.



-->'''Gavin's mother:''' That boy's parents must've made some big mistakes.\\
'''Gavin:''' [[LampshadeHanging Shut up, Mom!]]

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-->'''Gavin's --->'''Gavin's mother:''' That boy's parents must've made some big mistakes.\\
'''Gavin:'''
mistakes.
--->'''Gavin:'''
[[LampshadeHanging Shut up, Mom!]]



*** Gavin, for being a horrible [[SpoiledBrat]].

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*** Gavin, for being a horrible [[SpoiledBrat]].SpoiledBrat.



* LimitedWardrobe: Zigzagged, Nelson is shown wearing a turtleneck instead of his usual shirt.

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* LimitedWardrobe: Zigzagged, A ZigZaggingTrope, Nelson is shown wearing a turtleneck instead of his usual shirt.



--> '''Marge:''' [[DisappointedInYou Oh, Bart...]]

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--> '''Marge:''' -->'''Marge:''' [[DisappointedInYou Oh, Bart...]]



** Bart sees a TV commercial for a wildly popular and ultra-violent video game called ''Bonestorm'', and decides he wants it for Christmas. The musclebound Santa Claus who is the ad's pitchman demands in a "professional wrestler" voice, "Tell your parents: 'Buy me ''Bonestorm'' or GO TO HELL!" Bart walks into the kitchen and tries just that--and it doesn't work. Instead, Marge scolds him for using profanity... and Homer scolds him [[SkewedPriorities for not saying "please."]]

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** Bart sees a TV commercial for a wildly popular and ultra-violent video game called ''Bonestorm'', and decides he wants it for Christmas. The musclebound Santa Claus who is the ad's pitchman demands in a "professional wrestler" voice, "Tell your parents: 'Buy me ''Bonestorm'' or GO TO HELL!" HELL!'" Bart walks into the kitchen and tries just that--and it doesn't work. Instead, Marge scolds him for using profanity...profanity ... and Homer scolds him [[SkewedPriorities for not saying "please."]]



** Following Bart's arrest, Marge temporarily loses all respect for him. He decides to make amends by getting her a special Christmas gift of a framed photo of himself (which he ''does'' pay for, keeping the receipt to prove it), hoping that by doing this he'll earn his mother's forgiveness. And in fact, Marge does begin respecting him again, and to show her gratitude for the holiday photo gives Bart a video game wrapped in Christmas paper, saying that the store told her it was the game all the boys want. Bart eagerly opens it, expecting to see ''Bonestorm''--but instead it's a boring golf-putting game. If Comic-Book Guy is anything to go on, then the store was most likely sold out of ''Bonestorm'', and was just using a gullible mother as a way to move copies of a game they had no hope in selling.

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** Following Bart's arrest, Marge temporarily loses all respect for him. He decides to make amends by getting her a special Christmas gift of a framed photo of himself (which he ''does'' pay for, keeping the receipt to prove it), hoping that by doing this he'll earn his mother's forgiveness. And in {{forgiveness}}. In fact, Marge does begin respecting him again, and to show her gratitude for the holiday photo gives Bart his gift early: a video game wrapped in Christmas paper, saying that the store told her it was the game all the boys want. Bart eagerly opens it, expecting to see ''Bonestorm''--but instead it's a boring golf-putting game. If Comic-Book Comic Book Guy is anything to go on, then the store was most likely sold out of ''Bonestorm'', and was just using a gullible mother as a way to move copies of a game they had no hope in selling.



* SarcasmBlind: Comic Book Guy [[DeadpanSnarker snarks]] that when Bart tries to buy ''Bonestorm'' from him for 99 cents, it is tantamount to him giving a customer 59 dollars back ("Oh, ''please'' take my fifty-nine dollars. I don't want it."). Bart plays to this trope by reaching for CBG's open cash register and CBG {{lampshade|Hanging}}s it.



** [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario, Luigi]], Franchise/DonkeyKong, and Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog all appear in Bart's fantasy and convince him to steal a copy of ''Bonestorm''.
*** This gets homaged in ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' when Sonic and Bart interact. "Remember, Bart: If you see a Gold Brick, just take it! Takeittakeittakeittakeit! TAKE IT!"
* SkewedPriorities: When Marge scolds Bart for saying "Buy me Bonestorm or go to hell", Homer seems more concerned with the fact that his son didn't say "please" than that his son told his mother to go to hell if she wouldn't buy him a video game.

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** [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario, Luigi]], Franchise/DonkeyKong, and Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog all appear in Bart's fantasy ImagineSpot and convince him to steal a copy of ''Bonestorm''.
*** This gets homaged {{homage}}d in ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' when Sonic and Bart interact. "Remember, Bart: If you see a Gold Brick, just take it! Takeittakeittakeittakeit! TAKE IT!"
* SkewedPriorities: When Marge scolds Bart for saying "Buy me Bonestorm ''Bonestorm'' or go to hell", Homer seems more concerned with the fact that his son didn't say "please" than that his son told his mother to go to hell if she wouldn't buy him a video game.



--> '''Don''': They weren't home, ''uh-huh''. But I left a message on their answering machine, ''that's right''.

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--> '''Don''': -->'''Don''': They weren't home, ''uh-huh''. But I left a message on their answering machine, ''that's right''.


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* {{Unishment}}: Marge figures out that Homer's proposed punishment for Bart's shoplifting (putting him under not just mere grounding but house arrest) would be this to Bart.


** The ''Bonestorm'' video game is a reference to ''VideoGame/Bloodstorm'', which competed with ''Franchise/MortalKombat''. The characters in the commercial even resemble Liu Kang and Goro. The former is even referenced by name.

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** The ''Bonestorm'' video game is a reference to ''VideoGame/Bloodstorm'', ''VideoGame/{{Bloodstorm}}'', which competed with ''Franchise/MortalKombat''. The characters in the commercial even resemble Liu Kang and Goro. The former is even referenced by name.


** The ''Bonestorm'' video game is a ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' parody. The characters in the commercial even resemble Goro.

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** The ''Bonestorm'' video game is a ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' parody. reference to ''VideoGame/Bloodstorm'', which competed with ''Franchise/MortalKombat''. The characters in the commercial even resemble Goro.Liu Kang and Goro. The former is even referenced by name.


*** Gavin, for being a horrible [[Spoiled Brat/SpoiledBrat]].

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*** Gavin, for being a horrible [[Spoiled Brat/SpoiledBrat]].[[SpoiledBrat]].


*** Gavin, for being a horrible [[SpoiledBrat]].

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*** Gavin, for being a horrible [[SpoiledBrat]].[[Spoiled Brat/SpoiledBrat]].


*** Gavin, for being a horrible [[SpoiltBrat]].

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*** Gavin, for being a horrible [[SpoiltBrat]].[[SpoiledBrat]].


* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: PlayedStraight. Bart is goaded into shoplifting by Nelson and Jimbo. He is immediately grabbed by the store detective, banned from the Try N' Save, and later publicly outed and shamed.

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* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: PlayedStraight. Bart is goaded into shoplifting by Nelson and Jimbo. He is immediately grabbed by the store detective, banned from the Try N' Save, and later publicly outed and shamed.shamed, with Nelson being one of the shamers!



* KarmaHoudini: Nelson and Jimbo don't get busted for stealing, [[SelectiveEnforcement but Bart does and suffers the consequences for it.]]

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** Nelson, for goading Bart to shoplift, and then having the nerve to mock him for it.
*** Gavin, for being a horrible [[SpoiltBrat]].
* KarmaHoudini: Nelson and Jimbo don't get busted for stealing, [[SelectiveEnforcement but Bart does and suffers the consequences for it.]]]] Nelson even acts like he has room to mock Bart about it.

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* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: PlayedStraight. Bart is goaded into shoplifting by Nelson and Jimbo. He is immediately grabbed by the store detective, banned from the Try N' Save, and later publicly outed and shamed.


* BadassSanta: In the video game commercial.

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* BadassSanta: In the video game commercial.commercial: Two children are bored playing a bloodless knock-off of ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'', when Santa's sleigh (pulled by two snarling reindeer) bursts through their living room wall. Santa is bulging with muscles and is heavily armed. ''"YOU WANT EXCITEMENT?!?! STICK '''THIS''' UP YOUR STOCKING!!!"'' He fires a video game cartridge via RPG into their port. It is an incredibly bloody BeatEmUp and the children (and Bart) are instantly enthralled. He closes the commercial saying ''"TELL YOUR PARENTS TO BUY YOU '''BONESTORM''', OR GO TO HELL!!!"''


* BaitAndSwitch: Bart gets caught shoplifting and the security guard threatened him with juvenile hall if he caught him in the store again. He hides the message so the family remain unaware but soon learns that they are going to have their picture taken at the same store. Suddenly steam appears to shoot out his ears accompanied by a loud whistle. Marge then announces her teapots are ready and reveals two hot kettles previously hidden behind Bart's head.



* BrickJoke: When Bart tries to rent a copy of "Bonestorm" from The Android's Dungeon, Comic Book Guy doesn't have any but tries to convince Bart to rent "Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge" since no one was buying it, which is what Bart ends up getting for Christmas.

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* BrickJoke: When Bart tries to rent a copy of "Bonestorm" ''Bonestorm'' from The the Android's Dungeon, Comic Book Guy doesn't have any but tries to convince Bart to rent "Lee ''Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge" Challenge'' since no one was buying it, which is what Bart ends up getting for Christmas.Christmas.
* CallingOutForNotCalling: At the end of the episode, Marge automatically concludes Bart was out to steal another game.



* EpicFail: After Marge doesn't put marshmallows in Bart's hot cocoa because she thought it would make him feel like more of an adult, she then suggests that he do it himself. His attempt results in the marshmallow absorbing every drop of the liquid to form a sort of gelatin, which Bart gloomily eats with a knife and fork. Of course Grandpa views it differently and even asks if he can have a slice of the marshmallow.



* FictionalVideoGame: Console games at the Try-N-Save include ''Angus Podgorny's Caber Toss'' (spelled ''Caper Toss''), ''A Streetcar Named Death'', ''Bonestorm'' (shoplifted by Bart), ''Canasta Master'', ''Celebrity Autopsy'' (spelled Tutopsy), ''Electronic Biathlon'', ''Operation: Rescue'', ''Robot Stampede'', ''Save Hitler's Brain'', ''Sim Reich'', and ''Swim Meet''. The Android's Dungeon and Baseball Card Shop has ''Bonestorm'' and ''Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge'' available for rent. For Christmas, Bart receives ''Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge''.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: "Lee Carvello's Putting Challenge" is a parody of "Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf".

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: "Lee ''Lee Carvello's Putting Challenge" Challenge'' is a parody of "Lee ''Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf".Golf''.

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