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  • Acceptable Targets: Bald people. Homer gets promoted through the roof immediately after his hair starts growing back after he discovers a wondrous hair growth product. Once it fell out again, he ends up back in his old position.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: When Homer tells Bart "baldness is hereditary", is he really oblivious to the fact baldness is something people inherit from their mothers or is he counting on Bart not knowing that detail?
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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Karl, whose dedication, savviness and Straight Gay qualities made him a very memorable one-off character.
  • Values Resonance: Of all of the episodes of The Simpsons to feature any display of homosexuality, this first one is the only one where it's depicted as a complete non-issue, which is still rare today but was unheard of in 1990. Each subsequent episode about the subject ("Homer's Phobia" "Three Gays of the Condo") would have broader and broader gay stereotypes, inversely proportionate to homosexuality becoming less taboo the United States
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