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* ChairReveal: Played with in ''Chief Wiggum P.I.'', as we see Big Daddy run into his office and get into position so he could pull off this trope when Wiggum comes in shortly after.

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* ChairReveal: Played with in ''Chief Wiggum P.I.'', as we see Big Daddy run into his office and get into position so he could pull off this trope when Wiggum comes in shortly after.a moment later.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Beaver Bart taking advantage of the fact he lives in a dam to be able to say, "Hey, could you two close the damn door?".

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Beaver Bart taking advantage of the fact he lives in a dam [[note]]A common misconception: Beavers actually live lodges[[/note]] in order to be able to say, "Hey, could you two close the damn door?".


'''Chief Wiggum P.I.''' (Police action shows from the 1970s and 1980s) -- The corrupt, now-former sheriff of Springfield, Clancy Wiggum, has gone into business for himself in New Orleans with Seymour Skinner (aching to return to his Big Easy roots) along for the ride. In this episode, Chief Wiggum's son gets kidnapped by a Southern crime lord and Clancy and Skinner must find him.

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'''Chief Wiggum P.I.''' (Police action shows from the 1970s and 1980s) -- The corrupt, now-former sheriff Chief of Springfield, the Springfield Police Department, Clancy Wiggum, has gone into business for himself in New Orleans with Seymour "Skinny Boy" Skinner (aching to return to his Big Easy roots) along for the ride. In this episode, Chief Wiggum's son gets kidnapped by a Southern crime lord and Clancy and Skinner must find him.



-->'''Big Daddy:''' Lord have mercy, how I wish I weren't so fat.

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-->'''Big Daddy:''' Lord have mercy, how I wish I weren't so fat.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: For Chief Wiggum, Skinner and Ralph in ''Chief Wiggum P.I.'', plus Moe and Abe in ''The Love-Matic Grampa''.


Troy [=McClure=] reveals that Fox is desperately trying to create new shows for their Sunday night line-up. At the time, the only Sunday night fare on FOX was ''Series/MelrosePlace'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', ''Series/TheXFiles'', and whatever forgettable flavor-of-the-month sitcom/drama/TV special FOX was pushing. The live-action shows ''Series/{{Martin}}'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', and ''Series/LivingSingle'' were either on their way to being canceled or already gone, and this episode was made before the days of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Creator/SethMacFarlane's trio[[note]]''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', though, as of 2015, it's down to just ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', since ''The Cleveland Show'' got canceled and ''American Dad'' moved to TBS[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', and all the live-action shows that became critical darlings and/or the new standard of episodic comedy, such as ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/TheMindyProject'', ''Series/NewGirl'', ''Series/RaisingHope'', ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', the criminally [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed-over]] ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', and Creator/WillForte's ''Series/TheLastManOnEarth''.

Initially, FOX asked Creator/MattGroening and his crew from ''The Simpsons'' to come up with a brand-new show. They didn't come up with any[[note]]though they would later with ''Futurama''[[/note]], but they ''did'' supply three pilots for ''Simpsons'' spinoffs:

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Troy [=McClure=] reveals that Fox is desperately trying to create new shows for their Sunday night line-up. At line-up, believing the time, "only" popular shows on the only Sunday night fare on FOX was network were ''Series/MelrosePlace'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', ''Series/TheXFiles'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and whatever forgettable flavor-of-the-month sitcom/drama/TV special FOX was pushing. The live-action ''Series/TheXFiles''.[[note]]With the likes of fellow hit shows ''Series/{{Martin}}'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', and ''Series/LivingSingle'' were either on their way to being canceled or already gone, and gone.[[/note]]

Initially,
this episode was made before the days of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Creator/SethMacFarlane's trio[[note]]''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', though, as of 2015, it's down due to just ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', since ''The Cleveland Show'' got canceled and ''American Dad'' moved to TBS[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', and all the live-action shows that became critical darlings and/or the new standard of episodic comedy, such as ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/TheMindyProject'', ''Series/NewGirl'', ''Series/RaisingHope'', ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', the criminally [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed-over]] ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', and Creator/WillForte's ''Series/TheLastManOnEarth''.

Initially,
FOX asked asking Creator/MattGroening and his crew from ''The Simpsons'' to come up with a brand-new show. They didn't come up with any[[note]]though they would later with ''Futurama''[[/note]], but they ''did'' supply three pilots for ''Simpsons'' spinoffs:

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* BackdoorPilot: Parodied with all ThreeShorts being alleged pilots for spin-offs but everything about them screaming that they wouldn't last long even ''if'' they were approved.

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* MissingMom: Sarah, for some reason, is nowhere to be found in ''Chief Wiggum P.I.''
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Chief Wiggum gets menaced in his room by an alligator sent by Big Daddy, which gets taken out by Skinner.
-->'''Skinner''': Lucky for you this was just a warning gator. The next one won't be corked. ''(points to the gator's teeth, which have bottle corks stuck on them)''

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* PoesLaw: Some fans mistook the StylisticSuck throughout the episode for actual bad writing. Creator/MattGroening was worried that fans would react this way.


* PoesLaw: Some fans mistook the StylisticSuck throughout the episode for actual bad writing, even thinking the show was finally JumpingTheShark. Creator/MattGroening was worried that fans would react this way.


Troy [=McClure=] reveals that Fox is desperately trying to create new shows for their Sunday night line-up. At the time, the only Sunday night fare on FOX was ''Melrose Place'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''King of the Hill'', ''The X-Files'', and whatever forgettable flavor-of-the-month sitcom/drama/TV special FOX was pushing. The live-action shows ''Series/{{Martin}}'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', and ''Series/LivingSingle'' were either on their way to being canceled or already gone, and this episode was made before the days of ''Futurama'', Creator/SethMacFarlane's trio[[note]]''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', though, as of 2015, it's down to just ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', since ''The Cleveland Show'' got canceled and ''American Dad'' moved to TBS[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', and all the live-action shows that became critical darlings and/or the new standard of episodic comedy, such as ''Malcolm in the Middle'', ''The Mindy Project'', ''New Girl'', ''Raising Hope'', ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', the criminally [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed-over]] ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', and Will Forte's ''The Last Man on Earth''.

Initially, FOX asked Matt Groening and his crew from ''The Simpsons'' to come up with a brand-new show. They didn't come up with any[[note]]though they would later with ''Futurama''[[/note]], but they ''did'' supply three pilots for ''Simpsons'' spinoffs:

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Troy [=McClure=] reveals that Fox is desperately trying to create new shows for their Sunday night line-up. At the time, the only Sunday night fare on FOX was ''Melrose Place'', ''Series/MelrosePlace'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''King of the Hill'', ''The X-Files'', ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', ''Series/TheXFiles'', and whatever forgettable flavor-of-the-month sitcom/drama/TV special FOX was pushing. The live-action shows ''Series/{{Martin}}'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', and ''Series/LivingSingle'' were either on their way to being canceled or already gone, and this episode was made before the days of ''Futurama'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Creator/SethMacFarlane's trio[[note]]''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', though, as of 2015, it's down to just ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', since ''The Cleveland Show'' got canceled and ''American Dad'' moved to TBS[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', and all the live-action shows that became critical darlings and/or the new standard of episodic comedy, such as ''Malcolm in the Middle'', ''The Mindy Project'', ''New Girl'', ''Raising Hope'', ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/TheMindyProject'', ''Series/NewGirl'', ''Series/RaisingHope'', ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', the criminally [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed-over]] ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', and Will Forte's ''The Last Man on Earth''.

Creator/WillForte's ''Series/TheLastManOnEarth''.

Initially, FOX asked Matt Groening Creator/MattGroening and his crew from ''The Simpsons'' to come up with a brand-new show. They didn't come up with any[[note]]though they would later with ''Futurama''[[/note]], but they ''did'' supply three pilots for ''Simpsons'' spinoffs:


* StylisticSuck: All three segments are deliberately badly scripted bland and cheesy TV spin-off shows. The idea of "The Love-matic Grampa", for instance, is an obvious parody of the awful concept of ''MyMotherTheCar''.

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* StylisticSuck: All three segments are deliberately badly scripted bland and cheesy TV spin-off shows. The idea of "The Love-matic Grampa", for instance, is an obvious parody of the awful concept of ''MyMotherTheCar''.''Series/MyMotherTheCar''.


* MandatoryLine: Lisa only has one line in this episode, and it's during her appearance in ''Chief Wiggum P.I.''

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* MandatoryLine: The original Lisa only has one line in this episode, and it's during her appearance in ''Chief Wiggum P.I.''

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-->'''Skinner:''' Oh yeah? That makes two of us.

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* NonSequiturThud: Along with the below mentioned ShoutOut, after being beaten, the Love-Matic Grampa advised Moe to tell his date that "Her rump's as big as the Queen's, and twice as fragrant". Moe takes this situation seriously and ends up getting a bowl dumped on his head.


** However, it could be a reference to the fact that Lisa, like the other characters, never aged and that pretty sure means the replacement must've repeated classes multiple times as a result of this.

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