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Recap / The Simpsons S 22 E 2 Loan A Lisa

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Lisa accepts a money loan for Nelson's fledgling business, only for it to become so good that it convinces Nelson to drop out from school. Meanwhile, Homer and Marge get addicted to buying and returning items for bogus reasons to get store credit.

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  • 555: Julio's phone number starts with 555 but the way he holds his card prevents people from seeing the rest of the number.
  • Blatant Lies: The list of "unused" items Homer tries to get a refund for includes a suitcase with an airport tag, ping pong balls no longer inside their container, and a still warm hot plate.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
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    • Chief Wiggum doesn't understand the point of undercover operations.
    • Lisa's webname is LSimpsonJazzGirl and yet Nelson fails to realize it's her until she tells him.
  • Epic Fail:
  • Frivolous Lawsuit: Discussed. Upon seeing the stuff Homer bought, Lenny asks if he found a mouse in a can of soup. Homer didn't but he wishes he did.
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  • Never Win the Lottery: Discussed in the Brazilian dub. Lenny's line where he asks if Homer found a mouse in a can of soup is changed to Lenny asking if Homer won the lottery.
  • Shout-Out: Nelson named his business "Snot Wheels". If the name alone isn't enough, his sign's decoration resembles the logo for said toys.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: When Principal Skinner learned how much Nelson was paying, he ripped his sleeves in order to increase his chances of entering Nelson's payroll. Then a sleeveless Superintendent Chalmers showed up and realized Skinneralso learned about the wage.
  • Tempting Fate:
    • After Marge manages to return the five-hundred-dollar-purse and get a refund, Homer decides to push his luck and buy several things. He ends up getting caught.
    • Milhouse declares there's no way he'll look nerd at his cool-looking bicycle. He then starts singing a lame song.
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