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Recap / The Simpsons S25 E18 "Days of Future Future"

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A sequel to "Future-Drama" and a somewhat continuation of "Holidays Of Future Passed," set 30 years from now. In this futuristic installment, Bart goes to a clinic to rid himself of his feelings for his ex-wife Jenda, Lisa must choose whether or not to cure her zombie husband Milhouse after he gets bitten by a homeless zombie, and Marge (after putting up with years of Homer dying and being cloned back to life by Professor Frink) loads Homer onto a flatscreen monitor and throws him out of the house.

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  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: As with the other animals in the series, the dinosaurs at the zoo display this. T. rex even sleeps with a teddy bear while wearing a nightcap and a blindfold, as well as shedding a Single Tear from not being able to juggle.
  • Body Backup Drive: For over thirty years, Homer continously dies from hilarious comedic injuries and Professor Frink keeps making more clones of Homer as a backup. When he eventually runs out of clones, Frink inserts Homer's soul in a small drive and connects it to a screen.
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  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Despite playing a large role in Holidays of Future Passed, Zia is nowhere to be seen in this episode, and is not even mentioned. However, we do see her in a picture in the Simpson house.
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    • Maggie is seen in a cameo with Gerald, and in the Death Montage, but her baby is nowhere to be seen.
  • Death Montage: One showing Homer dying and being recloned for thirty years.
  • Domesticated Dinosaurs: The dinosaurs in the zoo Bart works at. They even do tricks!
  • Driven to Suicide: Both having fun being together in the same monitor, Homer gobbles up Marge's head in the candy game, before a GAME OVER screen flashes. Moe thinks it's probably suicide, love, or a really boring video game.
  • Dumb Dinos: Averted with the dinosaurs and pterosaurs at the zoo, which are intelligent enough to be trained and make use of human-made material.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Dinosaurs and other Mesozoic reptiles have been resurrected in the future and are now kept in zoos.
  • Gave Up Too Soon: Every time Homer or one of his clones died, Moe attempted to court Marge only to learn there's a new cloned Homer. During the last funeral, Moe is about to try again but instead decides to rant about how his hopes were crushed every previous time so he'll never try again. Right after that, Professor Frink shows up and explains there are no more clones. Moe is upset for being himself during such a crucial moment.
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  • Fluffy the Terrible: One of the raptors at the dinosaur zoo is named "Jolly".
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Most of the episode is revealed to be an illusion to make Bart get over his flashy divorce.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Lisa turns into one after Milhouse gets zombified, as he's more interesting than he was before.
    Lisa: I even prefer the way he smells now! The meat went bad in our freezer, and my heart skipped a beat.
  • Ptero Soarer: At the dinosaur zoo, one person in the audience gets her dollar snatched by a relatively-accurate Pteranodon. Notably, the Pteranodon snatches the dollar using its beak instead of its feet.
  • Pull the I.V.: Played humourously during Homer's death montage. One of these deaths has Homer pull his I.V when informed that he won't be able to eat solid food for two weeks.
  • Raptor Attack: The dromaeosaurid trio performing in the stadium of the dinosaur zoo have some feathers, but not nearly enough.
  • Sequel Episode: Of Holidays of Future Passed but with many changes such as the deaths of Agnes Skinner and Groundskeeper Willie, both whom are still alive in Holidays of Future Passed.
  • Stock Dinosaurs: The paleo-fauna on display at the dinosaur zoo include Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, Pteranodon, raptors, Ankylosaurus, and Iguanodon. Appropriate too, as the zoo is named "Cretaceous Park".
  • Take That!!: Even as far as 2044, the Republicans still dominate the American government.
    Nelson: With Social Security a thing of the past, she (mom) can't afford to retire.
    Bart: I dunno how that happened in a Senate with 99 Democrats.
    Nelson: That one Republican is great at getting his way.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Taken to eleven and them some. Instead of using his clones to realize how precious life is, Homer sees it as meaning he's immortal and thus can be as reckless and lazy as he wants without any consequences since he has more clones on standby, and proceeds to waste dozens if not hundreds of new chances at life because of thoughtlessness, laziness and his usual brand of stupidity.
  • Tyrannosaurus rex: Naturally, one of the attractions at the dinosaur zoo. It's worth mentioning that tyrannosaurs cannot juggle.

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