History Fridge / TheSimpsons

14th Jul '17 12:49:22 PM ArJayKay
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*** Also Kaiser Wilhelm being called the most evil German has some context: while he didn't start World War 1 he is a major scapegoat for the escalation of it for reasons that are legit and gross exaggeration alike. As World War 1 led to World War 2 he is, to some extent, responsible for the war that helped Hitler rise to power.

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*** Also Kaiser Wilhelm being called the most evil German has some context: while he didn't start World War 1 1, he is a major scapegoat for the escalation of it for reasons that are legit and gross exaggeration alike. As World War 1 led to World War 2 2, he is, to some extent, responsible for the war that helped Hitler contributed to Hitler's rise to power.
9th Jun '17 3:51:01 PM nombretomado
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* In "Mr. Spritz Goes To Washington," Krusty has an old sketch that makes fun of gay stereotypes, in addition to the Jamaicans and French. The episode aired in 2003, but Krusty claims it was a different time, 1998. The joke is that it happened not long ago, but in real life 1998 was a tipping point in the gay rights movement. That's when it was becoming more socially acceptable and shows like WillAndGrace became hits in the ratings. The sketch could've aired very early in the year when those jokes were still acceptable.

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* In "Mr. Spritz Goes To Washington," Krusty has an old sketch that makes fun of gay stereotypes, in addition to the Jamaicans and French. The episode aired in 2003, but Krusty claims it was a different time, 1998. The joke is that it happened not long ago, but in real life 1998 was a tipping point in the gay rights movement. That's when it was becoming more socially acceptable and shows like WillAndGrace ''Series/WillAndGrace'' became hits in the ratings. The sketch could've aired very early in the year when those jokes were still acceptable.
27th May '17 2:08:24 PM nombretomado
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* In "Team Homer" Principal Skinner recalls how some slogans from ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' caused him to lose a battle and get thrown in a POW camp in the VietnamWar. This could be why he had MAD magazines in the room of confiscated items in "Separate Vocations." He knew a student who had one in their possession might cause problems.

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* In "Team Homer" Principal Skinner recalls how some slogans from ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' caused him to lose a battle and get thrown in a POW camp in the VietnamWar.UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. This could be why he had MAD magazines in the room of confiscated items in "Separate Vocations." He knew a student who had one in their possession might cause problems.
29th Apr '17 10:35:13 AM nombretomado
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** Marge also seems rather apt at telling stories to young children. Ringo was also famous at this point for narrating ''ThomasTheTankEngine''.

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** Marge also seems rather apt at telling stories to young children. Ringo was also famous at this point for narrating ''ThomasTheTankEngine''.''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine''.
27th Apr '17 2:58:37 AM MisterVacan
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* "Das Bus" ends with the narrator stating that the children stranded on the island were rescued by "oh, let's say... Moe." While it was intended as a humorous cop-out of an ending, the credits of the earlier episode "The Homer They Fall" do show Moe saving people while flying with the Fan Man's fan, making his rescue of the children seem more in-character and believable.
16th Apr '17 4:12:43 PM MattP5557
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** Also remember in "Simpsons Bible Stories" Bart was King David, Jesus was a direct descendant of David.
13th Apr '17 9:48:25 AM dannylightninglightner
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* * Near the end of the flashback in "The Way We Was," it's ''heavily'' implied that Marge was almost sexually assaulted by her prom date. He tries to grope her, and ends up tearing her dress sleeve and bra strap.

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* * Near the end of the flashback in "The Way We Was," it's ''heavily'' implied that Marge was almost sexually assaulted by her prom date. He tries to grope her, and ends up tearing her dress sleeve and bra strap.
13th Apr '17 9:43:28 AM dannylightninglightner
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* * Near the end of the flashback in "The Way We Was," it's ''heavily'' implied that Marge was almost sexually assaulted by her prom date. He tries to grope her, and ends up tearing her dress sleeve and bra strap.
11th Apr '17 10:35:28 AM dannylightninglightner
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* In the third episode, "The Odyssey of Homer," Homer loses his job (due to circumstances that weren't entirely his fault,) repeatedly fails to find a new one, and slips into a deep depression. Unable to take any of his family's encouragement to heart and believing that they're better off without him, [[DrivenToSuicide he tries to commit suicide]]. The fridge horror kicks in when you realize that, if his family had showed up a second or two later than they did, all of them, '''including his children''', would have seen Homer ending his own life. Homer was only ''seconds'' away from killing himself right in front of his wife and kids, and only by a slim sliver of luck did they show up in time to talk him out of it.
4th Apr '17 8:29:07 AM tropower
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* In [[VideoGame/TheSimpsons the arcade game]], ever notice how Marge is player 1 while Homer is player 2? This actually reflects her position as the one who wears the pants in the family. As for Bart and Lisa, Bart is probably player 3 simply because he's older than Lisa (player 4).
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