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30th May '16 12:13:28 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Babs Seed from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E4OneBadApple "One Bad Apple"]] had a FreudianExcuse for bullying the Cutie Mark Crusaders which ''should'' have made you feel sorry for her... except her characterization bordered the realms of TheSociopath, who gleefully tormented the CMC [[ItAmusedMe far beyond what]] [[BecomingTheMask Diamond Tiara's peer pressure demanded]]. Thankfully [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E9AppleFamilyReunion "Apple Family Reunion"]] and the comic series have painted her in a far more positive light and gained her quite a bit of popularity.

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** Babs Seed from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E4OneBadApple "One Bad Apple"]] had a FreudianExcuse for bullying the Cutie Mark Crusaders which ''should'' have made you feel sorry for her... except her characterization bordered the realms of TheSociopath, who gleefully tormented the CMC [[ItAmusedMe far beyond what]] [[BecomingTheMask Diamond Tiara's peer pressure demanded]]. Thankfully [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E9AppleFamilyReunion "Apple Family Reunion"]] and the comic series (where she felt she still had to prove she was reformed) have painted her in a far more positive light and gained her quite a bit of popularity.



** Starlight Glimmer was hit with this badly in the Season 5 finale. Her FreudianExcuse was poor at best (losing a ''single'' friend in her childhood, and not even shown trying to keep in touch with him) while her actions were downright abominable in comparison.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E6NoSecondPrances No Second Prances]] has Twilight Sparkle be fine with Starlight Glimmer making friends, except with Trixie. [[DesignatedVillain Trixie was never all]] ''[[DesignatedVillain that]]'' [[DesignatedVillain bad]], although she doesn't seem particularly grateful for having been [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel freed of an evil amulet]] as of her last appearance. A Trixie-Starlight friendship could have gone very badly, but it seemed to be going along just fine, and Twilight saw as much. Yet, constantly butting in between the two of them for slights that Trixie or Starlight only might do made Twilight come across as a busybody who should mind her own business, earning herself no favors by MovingTheGoalposts on Starlight. This could have led to Trixie being injured or even killed when she attempted a very dangerous magic trick that relied on Starlight's assistance to make work, which Trixie had to do alone by Twilight inadvertently ruining their budding friendship. While Trixie does say too much when she reveals that her friendship with Starlight was to get back at Twilight, and Twilight does cop to her behavior at the end of the episode to both of them, a lot of the conflict was her fault.

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** Starlight Glimmer was hit with this badly in the Season 5 finale. Her FreudianExcuse was poor at best (losing a ''single'' friend in her childhood, and not even shown trying to keep in touch with him) while her actions were downright abominable in comparison.
comparison. Telling is that her immediate next appearance has her [[LampshadeHanging questioning why get off so easily and if she deserved it]].
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E6NoSecondPrances No Second Prances]] has Twilight Sparkle be fine with Starlight Glimmer making friends, except with Trixie. [[DesignatedVillain Trixie was never all]] ''[[DesignatedVillain that]]'' [[DesignatedVillain bad]], although she doesn't seem particularly grateful for having been [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel freed of an evil amulet]] as of her last appearance. A Trixie-Starlight friendship could have gone very badly, but it seemed to be going along just fine, and Twilight saw as much. Yet, constantly butting in between the two of them for slights that Trixie or Starlight only might do made Twilight come across as a busybody who should mind her own business, earning herself no favors by MovingTheGoalposts on Starlight. This could have led to Trixie being injured or even killed when she attempted a very dangerous magic trick that relied on Starlight's assistance to make work, which Trixie had to do alone by Twilight inadvertently ruining their budding friendship. While Trixie does say too much when she reveals that her friendship with Starlight was to get back at Twilight, and Twilight does cop to her behavior at the end of the episode to both of them, Twilight [[{{Hypocrite}} distrusting Trixie over a lot fraction of the conflict was what she forgave Starlight for]] made her fault.come off bad.
29th May '16 4:22:21 AM KingLyger
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* While ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' tries very hard to make you feel sorry for Dr. Alphys, she came across more as a BitchInSheepsClothing to a few fans. [[spoiler:Not only does she run a MonsterProtectionRacket with Mettaton so she can insert herself into the player's adventure as a hero, but her experiments with determination and monster souls lead to the creation of both the Amalgamates and Flowey.]] Those still leave a bitter taste in a few fans mouths, especially since she never apologies or even confesses to the former, despite it being entirely her fault. It's hard to blame her entirely for the latter, since it was an experiment ordered by King Asgore that had GoneHorriblyWrong, and she had no idea what would happen. Either way, she suffers no consequences for either of these behaviors in the game's GoldenEnding, while one of the more sympathetic characters ends up [[AndIMustScream suffers a terrible fate]], making a BittersweetEnding.

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* While ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' tries very hard to make you feel sorry for Dr. Alphys, she came across more as a BitchInSheepsClothing to a few fans. [[spoiler:Not only does she run a MonsterProtectionRacket with Mettaton so she can insert herself into the player's adventure as a hero, but her experiments with determination and monster souls lead to the creation of both the Amalgamates and Flowey.]] Those still leave a bitter taste in a few fans mouths, especially since she never apologies or even confesses to the former, despite it being entirely her fault. It's hard to blame her entirely for the latter, since it was an experiment ordered by King Asgore that had GoneHorriblyWrong, and she had no idea what would happen. Either way, she suffers no consequences for either of these behaviors in the game's GoldenEnding, while one of the more sympathetic characters ends up [[AndIMustScream suffers suffering a terrible fate]], making a BittersweetEnding.



* This trope is the reason why Nix from ''VideoGame/Infamous2'' is so [[TheScrappy disliked]] among the fandom. She's meant to be portrayed as a JerkassWoobie with a tragic past involving [[spoiler: the deaths of her parents at the hands of [[BigBad Bertrand]]]], but this FreudianExcuse is flimsy at best and does little to justify her violent streak as the Evil choices she advocates for Cole are outlandishly evil and stupid and make her come off as a borderline sociopath. This is especially in contrast with Kuo and Zeke, who are far more sympathetic and have more character depth in general. [[note]]Zeke in particular managed to be RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap for his CharacterDevelopment over the course of the game.[[/note]]

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* This trope is the reason why Nix from ''VideoGame/Infamous2'' is so [[TheScrappy disliked]] among the fandom. She's meant to be portrayed as a JerkassWoobie with a tragic past involving [[spoiler: the deaths of her parents at the hands of [[BigBad Bertrand]]]], but this FreudianExcuse is flimsy at best and does little to justify her violent streak as the streak. The Evil choices she advocates for Cole are outlandishly evil and stupid [[ForTheEvulz outlandishly, stupidly evil]], and make her come off as a borderline sociopath. This is especially in contrast with Kuo and Zeke, who are far more sympathetic and have more character depth in general. [[note]]Zeke in particular managed to be RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap for his CharacterDevelopment over the course of the game.game, and Kuo's JerkassWoobie behavior came across as far more justified after she was turned into AnIcePerson against her will.[[/note]]



** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E6NoSecondPrances No Second Prances]] is a circular firing squad of this. Twilight Sparkle is fine with Starlight Glimmer making friends, but not with Trixie. [[DesignatedVillain Trixie was never all]] ''[[DesignatedVillain that]]'' [[DesignatedVillain bad]], although she doesn't seem particularly grateful for having been [[spoiler:[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel freed of an evil amulet]]]] as of her last appearance. Starlight Glimmer doesn't seem to feel particularly guilty about what she did in her Season 5 appearances. Twilight is the least sympathetic of the three, though: a Trixie-Starlight friendship could have gone very badly, but this time around it was going very right, and Twilight saw as much... and whatever the right thing to do in this situation was, it almost certainly wasn't [[spoiler:something that would drive Trixie to a seeming suicide attempt]].

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** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E6NoSecondPrances No Second Prances]] is a circular firing squad of this. has Twilight Sparkle is be fine with Starlight Glimmer making friends, but not except with Trixie. [[DesignatedVillain Trixie was never all]] ''[[DesignatedVillain that]]'' [[DesignatedVillain bad]], although she doesn't seem particularly grateful for having been [[spoiler:[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel freed of an evil amulet]]]] amulet]] as of her last appearance. Starlight Glimmer doesn't seem to feel particularly guilty about what she did in her Season 5 appearances. Twilight is the least sympathetic of the three, though: a A Trixie-Starlight friendship could have gone very badly, but this time around it was seemed to be going very right, along just fine, and Twilight saw as much... and whatever much. Yet, constantly butting in between the right thing to do in this situation was, it almost certainly wasn't [[spoiler:something two of them for slights that would drive Trixie or Starlight only might do made Twilight come across as a busybody who should mind her own business, earning herself no favors by MovingTheGoalposts on Starlight. This could have led to Trixie being injured or even killed when she attempted a seeming suicide attempt]].very dangerous magic trick that relied on Starlight's assistance to make work, which Trixie had to do alone by Twilight inadvertently ruining their budding friendship. While Trixie does say too much when she reveals that her friendship with Starlight was to get back at Twilight, and Twilight does cop to her behavior at the end of the episode to both of them, a lot of the conflict was her fault.
28th May '16 8:19:01 PM KingLyger
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* While ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' tries very hard to make you feel sorry for Dr. Alphys, her MonsterProtectionRacket with Mettaton and [[spoiler:Involvement in the creation of the Amalgamates and Flowey]] still leaves a bitter taste in a few fans mouths, especially since she never apologies or even confesses to the former (Mettaton is the one who spills the beans), and doesn't face any consequences for either.

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* While ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' tries very hard to make you feel sorry for Dr. Alphys, her she came across more as a BitchInSheepsClothing to a few fans. [[spoiler:Not only does she run a MonsterProtectionRacket with Mettaton so she can insert herself into the player's adventure as a hero, but her experiments with determination and [[spoiler:Involvement in monster souls lead to the creation of both the Amalgamates and Flowey]] Flowey.]] Those still leaves leave a bitter taste in a few fans mouths, especially since she never apologies or even confesses to the former (Mettaton is former, despite it being entirely her fault. It's hard to blame her entirely for the one who spills the beans), latter, since it was an experiment ordered by King Asgore that had GoneHorriblyWrong, and doesn't face any she had no idea what would happen. Either way, she suffers no consequences for either.either of these behaviors in the game's GoldenEnding, while one of the more sympathetic characters ends up [[AndIMustScream suffers a terrible fate]], making a BittersweetEnding.
27th May '16 5:23:09 PM kquinn0830
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* Shelby and the Kappa Nu sisters in ''[[Film/Neighbors Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising]]''. The sequel takes a more sympathetic stance on them partying and disrupting the Radners' lives than it did with Teddy and his frat brothers in the original. However, the problems with it are a) they use StrawFeminist arguments to rationalize their actions and never get called out on it. b)the only things the Radners actually did to them was request they keep the partying down until they can officially sell their house in 30 days and call their parents when they refused and c) the things they do to the Radners are far more malicious (such as [[spoiler:intentionally trying to break up the Radners' marriage]] and stealing their possessions to sell to pay for house rent). It's somewhat made up for by them [[spoiler: buying the Radners' home from them ]] therefore being the solution to the problem they caused in the first place, however this still means that their a KarmaHoudini, without ever really acknowledging that what they were doing was wrong.

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* Shelby and the Kappa Nu sisters in ''[[Film/Neighbors ''[[Film/{{Neighbors}} Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising]]''. The sequel takes a more sympathetic stance on them partying and disrupting the Radners' lives than it did with Teddy and his frat brothers in the original. However, the problems with it are a) they use StrawFeminist arguments to rationalize their actions and never get called out on it. b)the only things the Radners actually did to them was request they keep the partying down until they can officially sell their house in 30 days and call their parents when they refused and c) the things they do to the Radners are far more malicious (such as [[spoiler:intentionally trying to break up the Radners' marriage]] and stealing their possessions to sell to pay for house rent). It's somewhat made up for by them [[spoiler: buying the Radners' home from them ]] therefore being the solution to the problem they caused in the first place, however this still means that their a KarmaHoudini, without ever really acknowledging that what they were doing was wrong.
27th May '16 5:22:41 PM kquinn0830
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* Shelby and the Kappa Nu sisters in ''[[Film/Neighbors Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising]]''. The sequel takes a more sympathetic stance on them partying and disrupting the Radners' lives than it did with Teddy and his frat brothers in the original. However, the problems with it are a) they use StrawFeminist arguments to rationalize their actions and never get called out on it. b)the only things the Radners actually did to them was request they keep the partying down until they can officially sell their house in 30 days and call their parents when they refused and c) the things they do to the Radners are far more malicious (such as [[spoiler:intentionally trying to break up the Radners' marriage]] and stealing their possessions to sell to pay for house rent). It's somewhat made up for by them [[spoiler: buying the Radners' home from them ]] therefore being the solution to the problem they caused in the first place, however this still means that their a KarmaHoudini, without ever really acknowledging that what they were doing was wrong.
26th May '16 10:05:47 PM Julayla64
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** Marge, of all people, fills this role in "A Star is Burns." Springfield hosts a film festival with a panel of judges headed by Marge and [[WesternAmination/TheCritic visiting New York film critic Jay Sherman]] - and Homer, jealous of the affection Jay has been receiving from the Simpson family, insists that he be put on the panel too. At the festival, the films are all short and locally produced, and frankly not very good in either form or content. Despite this, Marge and Jay gush about an [[OscarBait obviously "serious" and "dramatic"]] documentary by Barney Gumble about his alcoholism, even though it makes Barney look a lot more self-pitying than socially conscious. Homer prefers a much more upbeat film called ''Man Getting Hit By Football'', which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Marge scolds him for picking the "wrong" movie, and the narrative indirectly lumps him in with most of the other judges, who eagerly take bribes from Mr. Burns in exchange for casting votes for his propaganda film - so Homer is made to look not only stupid, but also vaguely immoral. This is unfair: Homer is ''not'' insensitive to Barney's problem; and he does not want the football film to win because he'll be monetarily rewarded for it, but because he ''honestly'' thinks it is better. The fact that ''Man Getting Hit By Football'' is of poor quality and lowbrow in subject matter should be irrelevant, but ''so are all of the other films''! (Indeed, if one is to judge purely on production values, then Mr. Burns's film ''did'' deserve to win, his ethical failings notwithstanding, if only because he was able to afford a semi-mainstream director.) When Homer eventually changes his mind after watching Barney's film again, allowing it to break the judges' deadlock and win, Marge praises him...for not voting for the "wrong" movie, as if anyone's opinion is to be considered inferior in the context of a small-town festival that is getting almost no media attention. (Ironically, Homer is vindicated the next year, when a big-budget adaptation of ''Man Getting Hit By Football'' wins the Academy Award for Best Picture, beating out Burns's entry.)

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** Marge, of all people, fills this role in "A Star is Burns." Springfield hosts a film festival with a panel of judges headed by Marge and [[WesternAmination/TheCritic visiting New York film critic Jay Sherman]] - and Homer, jealous of the affection Jay has been receiving from the Simpson family, insists that he be put on the panel too. At the festival, the films are all short and locally produced, and frankly not very good in either form or content. Despite this, Marge and Jay gush about an [[OscarBait obviously "serious" and "dramatic"]] documentary by Barney Gumble about his alcoholism, even though it makes Barney look a lot more self-pitying than socially conscious. Homer prefers a much more upbeat film called ''Man Getting Hit By Football'', which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Marge scolds him for picking the "wrong" movie, and the narrative indirectly lumps him in with most of the other judges, who eagerly take bribes from Mr. Burns in exchange for casting votes for his propaganda film - so Homer is made to look not only stupid, but also vaguely immoral. This is unfair: Homer is ''not'' insensitive to Barney's problem; and he does not want the football film to win because he'll be monetarily rewarded for it, but because he ''honestly'' thinks it is better.better (That and the fact that he didn't even stick around to watch Barney's film due to getting snacks). The fact that ''Man Getting Hit By Football'' is of poor quality and lowbrow in subject matter should be irrelevant, but ''so are all of the other films''! (Indeed, if one is to judge purely on production values, then Mr. Burns's film ''did'' deserve to win, his ethical failings notwithstanding, if only because he was able to afford a semi-mainstream director.) When Homer eventually changes his mind after watching Barney's film again, allowing it to break the judges' deadlock and win, Marge praises him...for not voting for the "wrong" movie, as if anyone's opinion is to be considered inferior in the context of a small-town festival that is getting almost no media attention. (Ironically, Homer is vindicated the next year, when a big-budget adaptation of ''Man Getting Hit By Football'' wins the Academy Award for Best Picture, beating out Burns's entry.)
26th May '16 9:15:27 PM Julayla64
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** Homer's half-brother Herb, a wealthy car tycoon, hires Homer in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" to design a car that will save Powell Motors. The resulting car is such a disaster that it destroys Powell Motors overnight, and Herb blames Homer for the failure. This is continued in Herb's return in "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?" where we're expected to sympathize with Herb, who Homer supposedly owes a chance to rebuild his fortune. Unfortunately, the first episode clearly indicated that Powell Motors was in serious trouble long before Homer came along, Herb repeatedly blew off his engineers' warnings that Homer's ideas were unworkable, Herb never did his job as CEO in supervising the project that would make or break his company, and Homer himself wasn't sure he would be able to do it, until Herb badgered him into doing it. Homer only ever did anything Herb asked him to. As a result, Herb blaming Homer for Powell Motors' downfall makes him look like a self-centred asshole who [[NeverMyFault refuses to accept responsibility for his own incompetence]], and makes it questionable as to whether he even ''deserves'' a chance to rebuild his fortune. Possibly admitted in a later gag, where it's suggested Herb has made a habit out of losing and regaining his fortune, seemingly without Homer's involvement.

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** Homer's half-brother Herb, a wealthy car tycoon, hires Homer in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" to design a car that will save Powell Motors. The resulting car is such a disaster that it destroys Powell Motors overnight, and Herb blames Homer for the failure. This is continued in Herb's return in "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?" where we're expected to sympathize with Herb, who Homer supposedly owes a chance to rebuild his fortune. Unfortunately, the first episode clearly indicated that Powell Motors was in serious trouble long before Homer came along, Herb repeatedly blew off his engineers' warnings that Homer's ideas were unworkable, Herb never did his job as CEO in supervising the project that would make or break his company, and Homer himself wasn't sure he would be able to do it, until Herb badgered him into doing it. Homer only ever did anything Herb asked him to. As a result, Herb blaming Homer for Powell Motors' downfall makes him look like a self-centred asshole who [[NeverMyFault refuses to accept responsibility for his own incompetence]], and makes it questionable as to whether he even ''deserves'' a chance to rebuild his fortune. Possibly admitted in a later gag, where it's suggested Herb has made a habit out of losing and regaining his fortune, seemingly without Homer's involvement. Those who still hated him because of this and that heard years later that [[spoiler:Herb became broke again, this time without anything involving Homer, saw this as LaserGuidedKarma for his unsympathetic act.]]
26th May '16 6:59:27 PM Psi001
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** Homer's half-brother Herb, a wealthy car tycoon, hires Homer in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" to design a car that will save Powell Motors. The resulting car is such a disaster that it destroys Powell Motors overnight, and Herb blames Homer for the failure. This is continued in Herb's return in "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?" where we're expected to sympathize with Herb, who Homer supposedly owes a chance to rebuild his fortune. Unfortunately, the first episode clearly indicated that Powell Motors was in serious trouble long before Homer came along, Herb repeatedly blew off his engineers' warnings that Homer's ideas were unworkable, Herb never did his job as CEO in supervising the project that would make or break his company, and Homer himself wasn't sure he would be able to do it, until Herb badgered him into doing it. Homer only ever did anything Herb asked him to. As a result, Herb blaming Homer for Powell Motors' downfall makes him look like a self-centred asshole who [[NeverMyFault refuses to accept responsibility for his own incompetence]], and makes it questionable as to whether he even ''deserves'' a chance to rebuild his fortune.

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** Homer's half-brother Herb, a wealthy car tycoon, hires Homer in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" to design a car that will save Powell Motors. The resulting car is such a disaster that it destroys Powell Motors overnight, and Herb blames Homer for the failure. This is continued in Herb's return in "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?" where we're expected to sympathize with Herb, who Homer supposedly owes a chance to rebuild his fortune. Unfortunately, the first episode clearly indicated that Powell Motors was in serious trouble long before Homer came along, Herb repeatedly blew off his engineers' warnings that Homer's ideas were unworkable, Herb never did his job as CEO in supervising the project that would make or break his company, and Homer himself wasn't sure he would be able to do it, until Herb badgered him into doing it. Homer only ever did anything Herb asked him to. As a result, Herb blaming Homer for Powell Motors' downfall makes him look like a self-centred asshole who [[NeverMyFault refuses to accept responsibility for his own incompetence]], and makes it questionable as to whether he even ''deserves'' a chance to rebuild his fortune. Possibly admitted in a later gag, where it's suggested Herb has made a habit out of losing and regaining his fortune, seemingly without Homer's involvement.
26th May '16 6:55:56 PM Psi001
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*** Adding to the problem is that Homer actually invites Frank into his house and makes an attempt at being friendly, and Frank outright rejects this out of rage over seeing how much better Homer's living conditions are than his. Add to that only Mr Burns' treatment of Frank is all that callous (dooming him into a dead end job after losing interesting in him and blaming him for mistakes Homer makes), the other residents of Springfield are generally friendly to him, just his contempt for Homer goes over their heads. The coldest thing they do to him (laugh at Homer's antics during his funeral) is after he's been put out of his misery. Of course, since this episode is (somewhat) more realistic than the others, it could just be an [[ThisIsReality honest examination]] of [[InherentInTheSystem fundamental social injustices that people to not bother to correct or even realize are there]], and how these circumstances can lead to misanthropy and derangement on the part of the disadvantaged despite everyone's best intentions. In this light, perhaps Frank Grimes is best understood as a classically Greek tragic hero, [[CosmicPlaything doomed to fail by the cosmos itself]].

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*** Adding to the problem is that Homer actually invites Frank into his house and makes an attempt at being friendly, and Frank outright rejects this out of rage over seeing how much better Homer's living conditions are than his. Add to that only Mr Burns' treatment of Frank is all that callous (dooming him into a dead end job after losing interesting in him and blaming him for mistakes Homer makes), the other residents of Springfield are generally friendly to him, just his contempt for Homer goes over their heads. The coldest thing they do to him (laugh at Homer's antics during his funeral) is after he's been put out of his misery. Of course, since this episode is (somewhat) more realistic than the others, it could just be an [[ThisIsReality honest examination]] of [[InherentInTheSystem fundamental social injustices that people to not bother to correct or even realize are there]], and how these circumstances can lead to misanthropy and derangement on the part of the disadvantaged despite everyone's best intentions. In this light, perhaps Frank Grimes is best understood as a classically Greek tragic hero, [[CosmicPlaything doomed to fail by the cosmos itself]]. Indeed the DVD commentary labels it "a study in frustration" more than anything else.
26th May '16 6:54:39 PM Psi001
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*** Marge actually falls victim to this a fair bit in the earlier seasons. While she is constantly depicted as long suffering in her doting over Homer and the kids and their hijinks, she herself can often be very priggish, controlling and close minded. She has occasionally lashed out on Homer [[TheUnfairSex for hypocritical reasons]] (eg. ogling the opposite sex or revealing embarrassing secrets to the public, both of which she is guilty of in far more excess) and has shown zealot level lack of acceptance towards things remotely daunting or different. It reached the point that even the show itself lampshades that a world domineered by a wet blanket like Marge would be even more unbearable than one burned to the ground by Homer's incompetence.
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