History EpicFail / WesternAnimation

8th Jul '17 9:14:56 AM TheGreenHerring
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** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E12MyFairLaddy My Fair Laddy]]", after Willie has become a proper gentleman thanks to Lisa, Principal Skinner hires Mr. Largo to be the school's new groundskeeper. When Mr. Largo attempts to drive Willie's tractor, he ends up on the school's roof. Even he doesn't know how he got there.

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** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E12MyFairLaddy My Fair Laddy]]", after Willie has become a proper gentleman thanks to Lisa, Principal Skinner hires Mr. Largo to be the school's new groundskeeper. When Mr. Largo attempts tries to drive Willie's tractor, he ends up on the school's roof. Even he doesn't know how he got there.roof.
--> '''Mr. Largo:''' [[LampshadeHanging How did I get up here?!]]
8th Jul '17 9:08:50 AM TheGreenHerring
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** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E12MyFairLaddy My Fair Laddy]]", after Willie has become a proper gentleman thanks to Lisa, Principal Skinner hires Mr. Largo to be the school's new groundskeeper. When Mr. Largo attempts to drive Willie's tractor, he ends up on the school's roof.

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** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E12MyFairLaddy My Fair Laddy]]", after Willie has become a proper gentleman thanks to Lisa, Principal Skinner hires Mr. Largo to be the school's new groundskeeper. When Mr. Largo attempts to drive Willie's tractor, he ends up on the school's roof. Even he doesn't know how he got there.
6th Jul '17 10:12:10 PM TheGreenHerring
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** In "Homer the Smithers", Homer has to cook breakfast for Mr. Burns at 4:30 in the morning and is out to make sure it's the best damn breakfast he can provide. He starts off with a shish kebab on a burner, which he doesn't know how to use, and it catches fire. Then he goes to a simple microwave, smashes the window open and sticks in the kebab, and (rather unsurprisingly) it also catches fire. Like a drunken student on a night out in Manchester, he has failed in his kebab quest, and settles for a bowl of cereal, which, as the page image shows, is not only a disaster, but also [[BeyondTheImpossible breaks several scientific laws]].
** In "Homer Goes to College," he's put in a truck containing a simulator of his work station and [[WalkingTechbane somehow]] causes a meltdown. He later, somehow, does the same with a model proton accelerator in a classroom.

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** In "Homer "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E17HomerTheSmithers Homer the Smithers", Smithers]]", Homer has to cook breakfast for Mr. Burns at 4:30 in the morning and is out to make sure it's the best damn breakfast he can provide. He starts off with a shish kebab on a burner, which he doesn't know how to use, and it catches fire. Then he goes to a simple microwave, smashes the window open and sticks in the kebab, and (rather unsurprisingly) it also catches fire. Like a drunken student on a night out in Manchester, he has failed in his kebab quest, and settles for a bowl of cereal, which, as the page image shows, is not only a disaster, but also [[BeyondTheImpossible breaks several scientific laws]].
** In "Homer "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E3HomerGoesToCollege Homer Goes to College," College]]," he's put in a truck containing a simulator of his work station and [[WalkingTechbane somehow]] causes a meltdown. He later, somehow, does the same with a model proton accelerator in a classroom.



** In "Moaning Lisa," Bart beats Homer so badly in the boxing video game that it shows Homer's boxer being lowered into a grave. Bart's boxer [[CrossTheLineTwice dances on his opponent's grave]].
** In "Mom and Pop Art," when Homer attempts to build a barbecue, he has several epic failures in short succession. All he manages to build is a chaotic pile of the grill's components (including, somehow, his wristwatch) embedded in a slab of concrete. Angrier than usual, Homer charges the debris with an umbrella like Literature/DonQuixote after beating it with a pipe, with about the same measure of success.

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** In "Moaning Lisa," "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E6MoaningLisa Moaning Lisa]]," Bart beats Homer so badly in the boxing video game that it shows Homer's boxer being lowered into a grave. Bart's boxer [[CrossTheLineTwice dances on his opponent's grave]].
** In "Mom "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E19MomAndPopArt Mom and Pop Art," Art]]," when Homer attempts to build a barbecue, he has several epic failures in short succession. All he manages to build is a chaotic pile of the grill's components (including, somehow, his wristwatch) embedded in a slab of concrete. Angrier than usual, Homer charges the debris with an umbrella like Literature/DonQuixote after beating it with a pipe, with about the same measure of success.



** A similar incident happens in "Marge Be Not Proud". After Marge doesn't put marshmallows in Bart's hot cocoa because she thought it would make him feel like more of an adult, she then suggests that he do it himself. His attempt results in the marshmallow absorbing every drop of the liquid to form a sort of gelatin, which Bart gloomily eats with a knife and fork. Of course Grandpa views it differently and even asks if he can have a slice of the marshmallow.
** In "Days of Wine and D'ohses", Homer crudely creates an alternate gas main in order to allow him to do pyrotechnics with a tiki idol that he got as a result of rummaging through garbage, resulting in a massive gas leak in the kitchen. While ranting to Marge as the tiki idol, he accidentally drops it, causing it to combust, and it is also implied that the house was going to end up destroyed shortly thereafter.

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** A similar incident happens in "Marge "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E11MargeBeNotProud Marge Be Not Proud".Proud]]". After Marge doesn't put marshmallows in Bart's hot cocoa because she thought it would make him feel like more of an adult, she then suggests that he do it himself. His attempt results in the marshmallow absorbing every drop of the liquid to form a sort of gelatin, which Bart gloomily eats with a knife and fork. Of course Grandpa views it differently and even asks if he can have a slice of the marshmallow.
** In "Days "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E18DaysOfWineAndDohses Days of Wine and D'ohses", D'ohses]]", Homer crudely creates an alternate gas main in order to allow him to do pyrotechnics with a tiki idol that he got as a result of rummaging through garbage, resulting in a massive gas leak in the kitchen. While ranting to Marge as the tiki idol, he accidentally drops it, causing it to combust, and it is also implied that the house was going to end up destroyed shortly thereafter.



** In "Homer's Triple Bypass," the ''COPS'' parody has Chief Wiggum trying to locate a cattle rustler. He ends up mistaking Reverend Lovejoy's location with the cattle rustler's location next door, despite the obvious hints that they got the wrong house (the next door neighbors had an odd amount of cattle especially for a suburban neighborhood, whereas the house they raided, Lovejoy's, was normal). He also fails to identify the car or even the driver--beyond being "[[SuspectIsHatless hatless]]"--despite the driver poking his head out to taunt the cops long enough to have even a ten year old give the specific details.
** In "Bart's Comet", the plan to get rid of the eponymous comet is to blow it up with a missile. It lasts ten seconds in the air and then blows up the [[GeographicFlexibility only bridge out of Springfield]].
** In the subplot to "Bart the Lover," Homer strives to develop a doghouse for Santa's Little Helper. He manages to complete it, only for this exchange to occur (and it is implied afterwards that he has to contribute to the SwearJar):

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** In "Homer's "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E11HomersTripleBypass Homer's Triple Bypass," Bypass]]," the ''COPS'' ''Series/{{COPS}}'' parody has Chief Wiggum trying to locate a cattle rustler. He ends up mistaking Reverend Lovejoy's location with the cattle rustler's location next door, despite the obvious hints that they got the wrong house (the next door neighbors had an odd amount of cattle especially for a suburban neighborhood, whereas the house they raided, Lovejoy's, was normal). He also fails to identify the car or even the driver--beyond being "[[SuspectIsHatless hatless]]"--despite the driver poking his head out to taunt the cops long enough to have even a ten year old give the specific details.
** In "Bart's Comet", "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E14BartsComet Bart's Comet]]", the plan to get rid of the eponymous comet is to blow it up with a missile. It lasts ten seconds in the air and then blows up the [[GeographicFlexibility only bridge out of Springfield]].
** In the subplot to "Bart "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E16BartTheLover Bart the Lover," Lover]]," Homer strives to develop a doghouse for Santa's Little Helper. He manages to complete it, only for this exchange to occur (and it is implied afterwards that he has to contribute to the SwearJar):



** Frank Grimes attempted to invoke this trope on Homer in "Homer's Enemy" by having him join a nuclear power plant model-creating contest (intended for ''children'') with the intention of having him lose, thus exposing him as a fraud. [[SpringtimeForHitler Homer actually won]]. But for "Grimey" (as Homer refers to him throughout the episode), the trope is played straight. When his contest scheme fails, Grimes snaps and runs amok through the plant, eventually touching live high-voltage wires that electrocute him on contact.
** In "Eight Misbehavin'", Homer's forced to perform in a circus-like show at the zoo. When the show's trained cobras start attacking him, the zookeepers bring out a mongoose to kill the cobras... but the mongoose gets scared by the many number of cobras so it instead ''joins the cobras in attacking Homer''!

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** Frank Grimes attempted to invoke this trope on Homer in "Homer's Enemy" "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E23HomersEnemy Homer's Enemy]]" by having him join a nuclear power plant model-creating contest (intended for ''children'') with the intention of having him lose, thus exposing him as a fraud. [[SpringtimeForHitler Homer actually won]]. But for "Grimey" (as Homer refers to him throughout the episode), the trope is played straight. When his contest scheme fails, Grimes snaps and runs amok through the plant, eventually touching live high-voltage wires that electrocute him on contact.
** In "Eight Misbehavin'", "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E7EightMisbehavin Eight Misbehavin']]", Homer's forced to perform in a circus-like show at the zoo. When the show's trained cobras start attacking him, the zookeepers bring out a mongoose to kill the cobras... but the mongoose gets scared by the many number of cobras so it instead ''joins the cobras in attacking Homer''!



** In "Natural Born Kissers", we learn that when he served in the US Army during World War II, Grandpa Simpson was so terrible at clearing minefields that he was awarded the [[MedalOfDishonor Iron Cross]].
** In "Miracle On Evergreen Terrace", [[GameShowAppearance Marge goes on]] ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' to try to repay Springfield, but ends up with -$5200, which she owes host Alex Trebek.
** In "My Fair Laddie", after Willie has become a proper gentleman thanks to Lisa, Principal Skinner hires Mr. Largo to be the school's new groundskeeper. When Mr. Largo attempts to drive Willie's tractor, he ends up on the school's roof.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E17BartToTheFuture Bart To The Future]]", one of the dilemmas President Lisa Simpson's administration has to deal with is that the previous administration's attempts at helping children and keeping them off crime not only ''didn't'' turn them off crime, but instead transformed them into [[ImplacableMan implacable supermen]] capable of doing crime literally all day long.

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** In "Natural "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E25NaturalBornKissers Natural Born Kissers", Kissers]]", we learn that when he served in the US Army during World War II, Grandpa Simpson was so terrible at clearing minefields that he was awarded the [[MedalOfDishonor Iron Cross]].
** In "Miracle On "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E10MiracleOnEvergreenTerrace Miracle on Evergreen Terrace", Terrace]]", [[GameShowAppearance Marge goes on]] ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' to try to repay Springfield, but ends up with -$5200, which she owes host Alex Trebek.
** In "My "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E12MyFairLaddy My Fair Laddie", Laddy]]", after Willie has become a proper gentleman thanks to Lisa, Principal Skinner hires Mr. Largo to be the school's new groundskeeper. When Mr. Largo attempts to drive Willie's tractor, he ends up on the school's roof.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E17BartToTheFuture Bart To The to the Future]]", one of the dilemmas President Lisa Simpson's administration has to deal with is that the previous administration's attempts at helping children and keeping them off crime not only ''didn't'' turn them off crime, but instead transformed them into [[ImplacableMan implacable supermen]] capable of doing crime literally all day long.long.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E15HomersPhobia Homer's Phobia]]", after Bart accidentally breaks the family's gas line, Homer tries to pay the $900 repair bill with money from his retirement fund. Translation: [[PayingInCoins a water cooler tank full of pennies]], which he is struggling to carry. Homer barely makes it through his front door before he drops the tank--which promptly buries itself deep in the Earth, leaving a neat hole in the ground.
--> '''Homer:''' Aw, nuts! ''[looks in the hole]'' Helloooooo! [[DiggingToChina China]]? A little help?
30th Jun '17 4:25:58 PM TheGreenHerring
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* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'': In "Cobra's Candidate", a candidate for mayor is exposed by the Joes as working for the evil organization [[NebulousEvilOrganization Cobra]]. As a result, he loses in a {{landslide|Election}} with only ''two votes out of 2.1 million'', both of them from Cobra operatives. Not even ''his own family'' was willing to vote for him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'': In "Cobra's Candidate", a candidate for mayor is exposed by the Joes as working for a puppet of the evil organization [[NebulousEvilOrganization Cobra]]. Cobra]], who were planning to put their goals into law. As a result, he loses goes from a commanding lead to losing in a {{landslide|Election}} with only ''two votes out of 2.1 million'', both of them which turn out to be from Cobra operatives. Not even ''his own family'' was willing to vote for him.
30th Jun '17 9:33:33 AM TheGreenHerring
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* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'': In "Cobra's Candidate", a candidate for mayor is exposed by the Joes as working for the evil organization [[NebulousEvilOrganization Cobra]]. As a result, he loses in a {{landslide|Election}} with only ''two votes out of 2.1 million'', both of them from Cobra operatives. Not even ''his own family'' was willing to vote for him.
25th Jun '17 10:00:01 PM Eddy1215
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* In one ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode, Jimmy attempts to remove a quarter from the ground with an eyelash curler. [[NoodleIncident We don't see]] just ''what'' happens, but moments later he's driven away in an ambulance.
-->'''Kevin''': ''(laughing)'' Eyelashes ain't the only thing that thing curls!



* In one ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode, Jimmy attempts to remove a quarter from the ground with an eyelash curler. [[NoodleIncident We don't see]] just ''what'' happens, but moments later he's driven away in an ambulance.

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* In one ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode, Jimmy attempts to remove a quarter from the ground with an eyelash curler. [[NoodleIncident We don't see]] just ''what'' happens, but moments later he's driven away in an ambulance.
25th Jun '17 8:15:21 PM Exusia
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* In one ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode, Jimmy attempts to remove a quarter from the ground with an eyelash curler. [[NoodleIncident We don't see]] just ''what'' happens, but moments later he's driven away in an ambulance.
4th Jun '17 1:03:32 AM waters20
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* '' Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' where the title character imagines himself failing the English test with a negative 60, making him "The Stupidest Boy in the World".

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* '' Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' where the title character imagines himself failing the English test with a negative 60, making him "The Stupidest Boy in the World".
4th Jun '17 1:02:16 AM waters20
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'' Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' where the title character imagines himself failing the English test with a negative 60, making him "The Stupidest Boy in the World".

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* '' Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' where the title character imagines himself failing the English test with a negative 60, making him "The Stupidest Boy in the World".
4th Jun '17 1:01:45 AM waters20
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'' Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' where the title character imagines himself failing the English test with a negative 60, making him "The Stupidest Boy in the World".
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