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* ShoutOut: Captain Tennille is named after the 70's music duo Music/CaptainAndTennille.


* BaitAndSwitch As the sub sails out of port, Captain Tenille leads the crew in singing a traditional sea shanty- no, it's not [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchors_Aweigh "Anchor's Aweigh"]], it's [[Music/VillagePeople "In the Navy"]].

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* BaitAndSwitch As the sub sails out of port, Captain Tenille leads the crew in singing a traditional sea shanty- no, it's not [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchors_Aweigh "Anchor's "Anchors Aweigh"]], it's [[Music/VillagePeople "In the Navy"]].



'''Milhouse''': No, I think she's ''hot!!'' Sorry, it just slipped out.

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'''Milhouse''': No, I think she's ''hot!!'' ''[[StacysMom hot!!]]'' Sorry, it just slipped out.


* AbnormalAmmo: Homer accidentally fires an admiral at another submarine.

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* AbnormalAmmo: Homer accidentally fires an admiral his captain at another submarine.

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* StatusQuoIsGod: It's no surprise that Homer has been dishonourably discharged from the Naval Reserve by the end of the episode, but by the next one he's also back to working at the power plant, despite having actually been fired for causing a minor disaster there at the start.

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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Barney Gumble's mother looks very much like Barney in drag. She even has the same belch!


--> '''Admiral 1''': Seaman Simpson, your actions have given the Navy a black eye from which it may never recover. I would throw the book at you, but I've been indicted in the Tailhook scandal. Goodbye!\\

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--> '''Admiral 1''': Seaman Simpson, your actions have given the Navy a black eye from which it may never recover. I would throw the book at you, but I've been indicted in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tailhook_scandal Tailhook scandal.scandal]]. Goodbye!\\

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* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: After the Soviet Union makes its triumphant return, Lenin comes back as a zombie, complete with a [[ZombieGait shuffling, walking motion]] and ghastly moans.

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** There's definitely ''some'' kind of crazy story going on with how Krusty and Skinner got mixed up with the {{Yakuza}}, who are forcing them to play RussianRoulette against each other in the back of Moe's tavern. But we'll never know what it is.


* IdiotHoudini: Homer avoided punishment for his actions while in charge of the submarine because each member of the committee judging him had his own legal trouble.



* KarmaHoudini: Homer avoided punishment for his actions while in charge of the submarine because each member of the committee judging him had his own legal trouble.


* AbortedArc: As of the end of the episode, Homer is unemployed, having been fired by Mr Burns. We never learn how he came to get his old job at the power plant back.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Barney has a pin-up of a cross-dressed Homer. Homer is understandably confused.

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* AbortedArc: As of the end of the episode, Homer is unemployed, having been fired by Mr Mr. Burns. We never learn how he came to get his old job at the power plant back.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Barney has a Betty Grable-style pin-up of a cross-dressed Homer. Homer is understandably confused.



* BackFromTheDead: When Soviet Union decided it was time to show it wasn't over, UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin rose from his grave.

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* BackFromTheDead: When the Soviet Union decided it was time to show it wasn't over, UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin rose from his grave.



* HypocrisyNod / ParentalHypocrisy:: When Homer is upset with Bart's earring:

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* HypocrisyNod / ParentalHypocrisy:: When Homer is gets upset with Bart's earring:earring, saying it doesn't fit with the family's long naval heritage (long as in having begun some weeks before):



'''Admiral 4''': (wearing a wig) Impersonating the First Lady!\\

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'''Admiral 4''': (wearing a "Hillary" wig) Impersonating the First Lady!\\



* PredatoryBusiness: When Bart goes to the mall to get an earring, every other store he passes is a Starbucks. When he makes it to the earring store, the clerk tells him, "Better make it quick, kiddo. In five minutes, this place is becoming a Starbucks." Bart leaves with an earring and coffee, and the camera pans out to reveal that virtually every store is now a Starbucks.

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* PredatoryBusiness: When Bart goes to the mall to get an earring, every other store he passes is either a Starbucks or... a store converting into a Starbucks. When he makes it to the earring store, the clerk tells him, "Better make it quick, kiddo. In five minutes, this place is becoming a Starbucks." Bart leaves with an earring and coffee, and the camera pans out to reveal that ''Starbucks has virtually every store is now a Starbucks.taken over the entire mall''.



* YouAreInCommandNow: Homer was placed in command of the submarine while Captain Tenille was cleaning out the torpedo tubes, which Homer later stupidly ordered to fire.

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* YouAreInCommandNow: Homer was placed in command of the submarine while Captain Tenille was cleaning out the torpedo tubes, which Homer stored snacks in, then closed it with Tenille inside and later stupidly ordered to fire.



-->"Must crush capitalism!"

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-->"Must crush -->"Must... crush... capitalism!"


** Barney has a Betty Grable-style pin-up of Homer.

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** Barney has a Betty Grable-style Creator/BettyGrable-style pin-up of Homer.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Bart sings "Do the Bartman" to get attention on the bus, Ralph tells him it's "So 1991".


'''Captain:''' If they're going to fire on us, we'll respond in kind. Fire. Fire!\\

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'''Captain:''' If they're going to fire on us, we'll respond in kind. Fire. Fire!\\


* AbnormalAmmo: Homer accidentally fires an admiral at another submarine.



'''Captain:''' Not me! A torpedo!

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'''Captain:''' Not me! A ''me'', a torpedo!

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* AbortedArc: As of the end of the episode, Homer is unemployed, having been fired by Mr Burns. We never learn how he came to get his old job at the power plant back.

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