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* CouchGag: Bart peeks from around the TV, and runs in and spray-paints the family onto the couch, tagging it with an "El Barto" signature before running off.

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* ChekhovsGun: Bart's rocket that Ralph touches turns out to be vital in saving Mayor Quimby.


* BrickJoke: Ralph mentions that he's friends with a leprechaun that tells him to burn things. In the end, when everyone is cheering for him, the leprechaun tells Ralph to burn down The Simpsons' house.

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Ralph mentions that he's friends with a leprechaun that tells him to burn things. In the end, when everyone is cheering for him, the leprechaun tells Ralph to burn down The Simpsons' house.



* ADayInTheLimelight: For Ralph and Bart mostly, meaning that Creator/NancyCartwright gets to [[TalkingToHimself talk to herself through 90% of the episode]], as she also voices Nelson Muntz and Kearney.


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* CluelessAesop: Referenced when Ralph was apparently taught to let authorities know when people are touching his "special area", with nobody defining what that actually is to him. Ralph then thinks this special area is one of his shoulders and becomes very upset if anyone ever comes in contact with it. Don't forget that Ralph's father is Springfield's police chief...
* ADayInTheLimelight: For Ralph and Bart mostly, meaning that Creator/NancyCartwright gets to [[TalkingToHimself talk to herself through 90% of the episode]], as she also voices Nelson Muntz and Kearney.


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* ExpositionAlreadyCovered: When Principal Skinner is about to surprise Bart's class by introducing a special visitor, Bart cuts him off telling him that the visitor is a robot and they already saw him before coming into class. Skinner thanks Bart in an irritated tone.
--->'''Skinner:''' We have a very special visitor today. But he's no ordinary visitor. In fact, uh, you might say- \\
'''Bart:''' He's a robot. We saw him on the way in. \\
'''Skinner:''' ''(irritated)'' Thank you, Bart. ''(to the robot)'' All right. Come in. They know.


* RidiculousFutureSequelisation: The Wiggums were watching "The Return Of Film/ThePinkPanther Returns" when Bart and Ralph sneak in and take the skeleton key.

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* RidiculousFutureSequelisation: The Wiggums were watching "The ''The Return Of Film/ThePinkPanther Returns" Returns'' when Bart and Ralph sneak in and take the skeleton key.


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** Among Ralph's toys is Binky the Rabbit from Creator/MattGroening's ''ComicStrip/LifeInHell''.


* ShoutOut: The guns in the "Let's Make a Baby" game resemble the ''Millennium Falcon'' guns in ''Franchise/StarWars''.

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The guns in the "Let's Make a Baby" game resemble the ''Millennium Falcon'' guns in ''Franchise/StarWars''.


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* ThreeStoogesShoutOut: Nelson has an ImagineSpot where he measures the Stooges' brains (with their hairdos attached on top for some reason) to see which of theirs is the heaviest and he then comically slaps all three of them.

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* CirclingSaw: Homer saws a hole into the floor of Bart's home for some reason. He pops his head up, sees Marge and Bart, then says, "Uh-oh" and departs.



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* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: Bart presses the keyboard buttons on the visible computer despite Frink telling him to stop. It's done to the point the computer crashes and [[ExplosiveInstrumentation catches fire]].

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* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: Bart presses the keyboard buttons on the visible computer despite Frink telling him to stop. It's done to the point the computer crashes and [[ExplosiveInstrumentation catches fire]].fire]].
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Soon as Bart regrets betraying Ralph to impress the bullies, they immediately turn on him and give him a taste of his own medicine.


* HatesBeingTouched: Ralph, when Marge empathizes with him about his loneliness and puts a hand on his shoulder. He turns away from her hand with an uncomfortable expression and says, "Help! She's touching my special area!"

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* HatesBeingTouched: Ralph, when Marge empathizes puts a hand on his shoulder while empathizing with him about his loneliness and puts a hand on his shoulder. loneliness. He turns away from her hand with an uncomfortable expression and says, "Help! She's touching my special area!"area!"
* ImaginaryFriend: Ralph has one he calls "Wiggle Puppy" who according to Chief Wiggum, is his only friend.

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* HatesBeingTouched: Ralph, when Marge empathizes with him about his loneliness and puts a hand on his shoulder. He turns away from her hand with an uncomfortable expression and says, "Help! She's touching my special area!"
* InsistentTerminology: Marge invites Ralph over without telling Bart and insists on calling it a "playdate," even when Bart keeps calling it "hanging out."

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* RidiculousFutureSequelisation: The Wiggums were watching "The Return Of Film/ThePinkPanther Returns" when Bart and Ralph sneak in and take the skeleton key.


* OutOfCharacterMoment: Wiggum has the foresight to tell Ralph that Bart is not allowed to go into the Forbidden Closet of Mystery.


* ExactWords: Bart tries to exploit this to trick Ralph into giving him access to Clancy Wiggum's secret closet that he forbids his son from entering. Turns out the chief had this covered just in case, but Bart goes in anyway.

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* ExactWords: Bart tries to exploit this to trick Ralph into giving him access to Clancy Wiggum's secret closet that he forbids his son from entering. Turns out because of Ralph's PronounTrouble, Bart assumes the chief had this covered just in case, but Bart case and he goes in anyway.


* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: Bart presses the keyboard buttons on the visible computer despite Frink telling him to stop. It's done to the point the computer crashes and [[ExplosiveInstrumentation catches fire]].
* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: When he sees that someone broke into his closet and assuming it's a burglar, Chief Wiggum arms himself and performs one. He ends up throwing his back out upon doing so.

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* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: Bart presses the keyboard buttons on the visible computer despite Frink telling him to stop. It's done to the point the computer crashes and [[ExplosiveInstrumentation catches fire]].
* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: When he sees that someone broke into his closet and assuming it's a burglar, Chief Wiggum arms himself and performs one. He ends up throwing his back out upon doing so.so.
* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: Bart presses the keyboard buttons on the visible computer despite Frink telling him to stop. It's done to the point the computer crashes and [[ExplosiveInstrumentation catches fire]].

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* ExactWords: Bart tries to exploit this to trick Ralph into giving him access to Clancy Wiggum's secret closet that he forbids his son from entering. Turns out the chief had this covered just in case, but Bart goes in anyway.
-->'''Bart''': C'mon, Ralph, your dad's a cop. There's gotta be some cool stuff around here. Bullets, dead body photos, what have you. \\
'''Ralph''': He keeps that stuff in his closet, but he says I'm not allowed in there. \\
'''Bart''': Did he say ''I'm'' not allowed in there? \\
'''Ralph''': Yes.

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