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Recap / The Simpsons S 22 E 18 The Great Simpsina

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Lisa befriends a widowed magician who entrusts her the secret to the "milk barrel" trick, but she unwittingly gives the secret to a crass TV magician.

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  • As Himself: Penn & Teller, Ricky Jay and David Copperfield show up to stop Lisa, Homer and Raymondo during the climax.
  • Always Identical Twins: Raymondo lost several of his tricks when his twin died.
  • Asshole Victim: Cregg Demon the Magicfreek. He survived.
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  • Bait-and-Switch: Bart was taking peaches to the dump when he noticed the bullies upset they didn't have anything to throw at an event taking place at the park. Bart offered the peaches for them to throw. They threw Bart and stole the peaches.
  • Exact Words: When Lisa asked Raymondo if he'd just stand around and watch Cregg die, he said he wouldn't because of his column so he sat down. He later said he couldn't bear to see her staring at him so he used a trick to block his sight of her.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The little magicians' room was full of vertically-challenged magicians.
  • Honey Trap: Cregg uses his son to have Lisa reveal the secret behind Houdini's trick.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Raymondo, while generally affable, can get quite cranky.
  • Murder by Mistake: People wanting to kill Raymondo killed his twin.
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  • Special Guest: Martin Landau as Raymondo
  • Take That!: Cregg Demon is a jab at Criss Angel.
  • Twin Switch: Implied to be the secret behind the tricks that Raymondo, because of his twin's death, can no longer perform.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The other magicians try to kill Lisa after she attempts to save Cregg Demon from the milk barrel.
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