History Fridge / TheSimpsons

14th Feb '17 9:33:16 PM Bebop
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* In "Team Homer" during the encouraging "You can do it Otto chant" Homer starts chanting [[Music/{{Styx}} "Domo Arigato, Mr. Robot."]] While it looks like Homer stupidity and forcing a word that rhymes with Otto, keep in mind that Otto likes heavy metal and classic rock as well. Hearing a classic rock song probably helped encourage him.

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* In "Team Homer" during the encouraging "You can do it Otto chant" Homer starts chanting [[Music/{{Styx}} "Domo Arigato, Mr. Robot.Roboto."]] While it looks like Homer stupidity and forcing a word that rhymes with Otto, keep in mind that Otto likes heavy metal and classic rock as well. Hearing a classic rock song probably helped encourage him.
10th Feb '17 2:29:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* In "Lisa The Vegetarian" Apu pronounces Beatle" as "be-A-tle" (rhyming with "Seattle"). Apu is Indian and has an accent, but it's a subtle ShoutOut to {{Help}} where Clang does the same thing.

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* In "Lisa The Vegetarian" Apu pronounces Beatle" as "be-A-tle" (rhyming with "Seattle"). Apu is Indian and has an accent, but it's a subtle ShoutOut to {{Help}} Film/{{Help}} where Clang does the same thing.
30th Jan '17 8:36:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** The gag lampshading that Homer never told his kids about his fame prior to this episode seems a jab at NegativeContinuity, however John Lennon had stated he actually tried to keep his Beatles fame unknown from his son so he could raise him normally, until he came across ''YellowSubmarine'', just as the Simpson kids were sheltered from Homer's fame until they came across a copy of his record.

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** The gag lampshading that Homer never told his kids about his fame prior to this episode seems a jab at NegativeContinuity, however John Lennon had stated he actually tried to keep his Beatles fame unknown from his son so he could raise him normally, until he came across ''YellowSubmarine'', ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'', just as the Simpson kids were sheltered from Homer's fame until they came across a copy of his record.
16th Jan '17 4:34:06 AM ergeis
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* In the episode where Lisa competes in the Spelling Bee, Homer is hopelessly addicted to ribwiches which gives him "the shakes". Shakes are a symptom of consuming human meat. [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies Just what the hell are in those sandwiches]]?!
8th Jan '17 11:57:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Sure, the ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS27E5TreehouseOfHorrorXXVI Treehouse of Horror XXVI]]'' segment "Wanted: Dead, then Alive" features some ([[FoeRomanceSubtext possibly romantic]]) FoeYay subtext between Sideshow Bob and Bart (Bob even goes further when he decides to revive his ArchEnemy because it brought him some excitement in his life); but on the other hand, Music/ElvisCostello's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU_zMvaX05Q "Accidents Will Happen"]],[[note]]a song about "the gamesmanship of romance" and "a kiss-off to a lover given her walking papers for crimes both real and imagined"[[/note]] played in the background of Bart's DeathMontage, may be this, since the song implies Bob to be a pedophile or a MemeticMolester [[RapeAndRevenge taking revenge]] [[{{Lolicon}} toward Bart]]. Perhaps the song is a bit too... [[FreudWasRight unsettling]]. Well, that... and the "I ♥ Bart" tattoo on Bob's back and the [[ILoveTheDead necrophilia between both of them]].

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** Sure, the ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS27E5TreehouseOfHorrorXXVI Treehouse of Horror XXVI]]'' segment "Wanted: Dead, then Alive" features some ([[FoeRomanceSubtext possibly romantic]]) FoeYay subtext between Sideshow Bob and Bart (Bob even goes further when he decides to revive his ArchEnemy because it brought him some excitement in his life); but on the other hand, Music/ElvisCostello's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU_zMvaX05Q "Accidents Will Happen"]],[[note]]a song about "the gamesmanship of romance" and "a kiss-off to a lover given her walking papers for crimes both real and imagined"[[/note]] played in the background of Bart's DeathMontage, may be this, since the song implies Bob to be a pedophile or a MemeticMolester [[RapeAndRevenge taking revenge]] [[{{Lolicon}} toward Bart]]. Perhaps the song is a bit too... [[FreudWasRight unsettling]].unsettling. Well, that... and the "I ♥ Bart" tattoo on Bob's back and the [[ILoveTheDead necrophilia between both of them]].
4th Jan '17 9:25:03 PM JM1982
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* Homer's UltimateJobSecurity and his having his job back by next week's episode when he is actually fired make perfect sense when you realize that Mr. Burns probably ''wants'' a lazy, incompetent dope like Homer as the plant's safety inspector. That way, Burns is technically complying with state safety laws, but never has to spend any money on safety or upkeep at the plant. In "C.E.D'Oh", Homer actually starts doing his job responsibly. He compiles a list of changes that the plant needs to make, and presents it to Mr. Burns. How does Burns reward Homer for showing competence and working hard? He...[[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished dumps Homer into a pool filled with electric eels.]] One can't help but wonder if Frank Grimes would have gone insane from the general stupidity and incompetence of ''everyone'' at the plant even if he'd never met Homer.
31st Dec '16 3:54:57 AM ergeis
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** Pre-Flanderized Flanders probably didn't think it was a huge deal and just harmless fun. Kind of like what [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Hank Hill]] thinks Halloween is despite being so uptight all the time.
16th Dec '16 7:56:49 PM JamesAustin
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* In ''TheSimpsonsMovie'', there's an early scene where, as the Simpsons family is piling out of the car to go to church, Homer is audibly arguing as to why he'd should be there. One of the last lines he says is "Those pious morons worshiping their phony-baloney God" as they walk through the front door with predictable results. One might argue that this is a standard Jerkass Homer's forced TakeThat against Christianity, but, in the Season 12 episode "HOMR", while after having a crayon removed from his brain that drastically increased his I.Q., [[ItMakesSenseInContext he was working on a flat tax proposal when he accidentally discovered airtight evidence against the existence of God and casually rubbed it in the face of Flanders.]] Granted, at the end of the episode, [[StatusQuoIsGod he had an operation to shove another crayon up his nose to restore his intelligence to its previous level]], barely remembering that he wrote [[spoiler:an apology letter to Lisa immediately afterward,]] but wouldn't it make sense that he'd remember what he thought was probably the greatest "Screw You, Flanders!" moment in his life that he had printed evidence to back up with when he wanted to use it as an excuse?

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* In ''TheSimpsonsMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', there's an early scene where, as the Simpsons family is piling out of the car to go to church, Homer is audibly arguing as to why he'd should be there. One of the last lines he says is "Those pious morons worshiping their phony-baloney God" as they walk through the front door with predictable results. One might argue that this is a standard Jerkass Homer's forced TakeThat against Christianity, but, in the Season 12 episode "HOMR", while after having a crayon removed from his brain that drastically increased his I.Q., [[ItMakesSenseInContext he was working on a flat tax proposal when he accidentally discovered airtight evidence against the existence of God and casually rubbed it in the face of Flanders.]] Granted, at the end of the episode, [[StatusQuoIsGod he had an operation to shove another crayon up his nose to restore his intelligence to its previous level]], barely remembering that he wrote [[spoiler:an apology letter to Lisa immediately afterward,]] but wouldn't it make sense that he'd remember what he thought was probably the greatest "Screw You, Flanders!" moment in his life that he had printed evidence to back up with when he wanted to use it as an excuse?



* Bart was right when he said "Lisa's got a boyfriend, that she'll never see again" in TheSimpsonsMovie. Other than the altered opening sequence in the 19th season premiere, Colin is never seen again onscreen after TheMovie.

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* Bart was right when he said "Lisa's got a boyfriend, that she'll never see again" in TheSimpsonsMovie.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''. Other than the altered opening sequence in the 19th season premiere, Colin is never seen again onscreen after TheMovie.



* The Simpsons's house is stated to be worth only $1000 in a recent episode. Keep in mind the house was rebuilt at the end of TheSimpsonsMovie, and in the season 19 premiere there was a sign that said "Burns Construction: Building Cheaply and Charging Dearly."
* Recently Barney Gumble has been an off again on again alcoholic. In TheSimpsonsMovie he is seen drunk a few times early on before the dome is placed over the town. When the dome is put over the town, the alcoholics at Moe's run to the church and the church goers flock to Moe's. Later in the movie Barney is seen at AA. Because he thought the end was coming, Barney probably temporarily tried to change his ways.

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* The Simpsons's house is stated to be worth only $1000 in a recent episode. Keep in mind the house was rebuilt at the end of TheSimpsonsMovie, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', and in the season 19 premiere there was a sign that said "Burns Construction: Building Cheaply and Charging Dearly."
* Recently Barney Gumble has been an off again on again alcoholic. In TheSimpsonsMovie ''The Simpsons Movie'' he is seen drunk a few times early on before the dome is placed over the town. When the dome is put over the town, the alcoholics at Moe's run to the church and the church goers flock to Moe's. Later in the movie Barney is seen at AA. Because he thought the end was coming, Barney probably temporarily tried to change his ways.



* In "Adventures in Baby-Getting" Marge has a sinkhole emergency kit to get out of one after the car falls into it. This may seem like a random forced gag, but keep in mind the house was destroyed by one in TheSimpsonsMovie. Because of the fiasco from those events, she's always prepared.

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* In "Adventures in Baby-Getting" Marge has a sinkhole emergency kit to get out of one after the car falls into it. This may seem like a random forced gag, but keep in mind the house was destroyed by one in TheSimpsonsMovie.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''. Because of the fiasco from those events, she's always prepared.



* Lisa's comment about the lake catching fire in "Lemon of Troy" makes sense after watching TheSimpsonsMovie. It was due to all the pollution.

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* Lisa's comment about the lake catching fire in "Lemon of Troy" makes sense after watching TheSimpsonsMovie.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''. It was due to all the pollution.
8th Dec '16 12:00:03 PM Drakkenmensch
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** With Don Mattingly getting sent home over his sideburns, that makes ''eight'' misfortunes. What's number nine? Homer getting beaned unconscious during his last turn at the bat. Granted that won them the game, but to Homer it definitely qualifies.
29th Nov '16 2:54:01 PM CJCroen1393
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* Why is the Loch Ness Monster so comfortable with being photographed in "Monty Can't Buy Me Love"? Because people flock to the lake every day to take pictures of her. She's used to it.
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