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Recap / The Simpsons S 27 E 22 Orange Is The New Yellow

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Marge is arrested (again) for letting Bart play unsupervised in the park and comes to realize that prison is a welcome break from her household duties.

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  • Deliberately Monochrome: Homer's imagine spot is in black and white.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Chief Wiggum admits that arresting Marge over letting a child go unsupervised to the park is an overreaction. During Marge's trial, she mentions her own childhood as an example of why it's ludicrous to arrest her for letting her son go unsurpervised and the judge reacts by having Marge's mother arrested.
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  • Epic Fail: Homer's Imagine Spot featuring him as a housewife has him drinking.
  • Karma Houdini: On his way to arrest Marge, Chief Wiggum runs over Ned Flanders and never suffers any commeupance.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: Averted with Homer's imagine spot of him as the family's housewife. The kids are older in "Season 6".
  • Off on a Technicality: Marge's lawyer gets her conviction overturned because Homer forgot to issue Bart's birth certificate, meaning Marge isn't Bart's legal mother.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Bart fless the couch gag when Homer tries to make him assemble the couch for one dollar.
  • Should Have Thought of That Before X: When Marge asks who's going to watch the kids while she's under arrest, Chief Wiggum says she should have thought about that before he and other cops showed up without warning.
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  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Marge accidentally starts a prison riot by speaking of it.
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