History Recap / TheSimpsonsS10E23ThirtyMinutesOverTokyo

7th Jan '18 4:35:03 AM Erin582
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* TheAssInAmbassador: The United States Ambassador to Japan is unsympathetic to the plight of the family having no money to get home, coldly telling them to get jobs to pay their own way, snipes at them not to try and take ''his'' job and even has armed servicemen at the embassy chase them off of the premises.
* BaitAndSwitch: After Homer loses their last bit of the family's yen, the next scene is of the [[TheAssInAmbassador ambassador]] assuring him that the U.S. will not stand idly by while one of their citizens are stuck. Not in the country, mind you, but in the [[EpicFail the metal detector inside of the embassy]], which a guard then shoves him out of.

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* TheAssInAmbassador: AssInAmbassador: The United States Ambassador to Japan is unsympathetic to the plight of the family having no money to get home, coldly telling them to get jobs to pay their own way, snipes at them not to try and take ''his'' job and even has armed servicemen at the embassy chase them off of the premises.
* BaitAndSwitch: After Homer loses their last bit of the family's yen, the next scene is of the [[TheAssInAmbassador [[AssInAmbassador ambassador]] assuring him that the U.S. will not stand idly by while one of their citizens are stuck. Not in the country, mind you, but in the [[EpicFail the metal detector inside of the embassy]], which a guard then shoves him out of.
5th Jan '18 11:47:35 AM Erin582
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* TheAssInAmbassador: The United States Ambassador to Japan is unsympathetic to the plight of the family having no money to get home, coldly telling them to get jobs to pay their own way, snipes at them not to try and take ''his'' job and even has armed servicemen at the embassy chase them off of the premises.
* BaitAndSwitch: After Homer loses their last bit of the family's yen, the next scene is of the [[TheAssInAmbassador ambassador]] assuring him that the U.S. will not stand idly by while one of their citizens are stuck. Not in the country, mind you, but in the [[EpicFail the metal detector inside of the embassy]], which a guard then shoves him out of.
2nd Jan '18 11:18:42 AM JamesAustin
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* CallBack: One of the items being sold in the 33 cent store is "Skittlebrau", a supposedly fictional product that Homer had imagined in [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E6BartStar "Bart Star"]].

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* CallBack: CallBack:
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One of the items being sold in the 33 cent store is "Skittlebrau", a supposedly fictional product that Homer had imagined in [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E6BartStar "Bart Star"]].



* KarmaHoudini: Snake steals all of The Simpsons' vacation money and (as far as the episode is concerned) he doesn't get punished for it nor do The Simpsons get their money back.

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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Snake steals all of The Simpsons' vacation money and (as far as the episode is concerned) he doesn't get punished for it nor do The Simpsons get their money back.



* LuckyTranslation: The Spanish version of "Hasta la vista, baby!" is "Sayonara, baby!". Sayonara means "goodbye" in Japanese.

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* LuckyTranslation: The European Spanish version of ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' translated "Hasta la vista, baby!" is as "Sayonara, baby!". baby!" Sayonara means "goodbye" in Japanese.Japanese, so the phrase fits even better when Homer repeats it that way in the European Spanish dub of this episode.



-->'''Homer:''' [cackles] Oh, they got our number!

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-->'''Homer:''' [cackles] ''[cackles]'' Oh, they got our number!



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech / ShamingTheMob: After the Simpsons win their plane tickets on the Japanese game show:
-->'''Homer''': Before I go, I want to say something. Game shows aren't about cruelty, they're about greed and wonderful prizes like poorly-built catamarans, but somewhere along the line you lost your way. For shame.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech / ShamingTheMob: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
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After the Simpsons win their plane tickets on the Japanese game show:
-->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer''': Before I go, I want to say something. Game shows aren't about cruelty, they're about greed and wonderful prizes like poorly-built catamarans, but somewhere along the line you lost your way. For shame.



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The scene where The Simpsons gets seizures from watching ''Battling Seizure Robots'' is a reference to the infamous ''Pokemon'' episode ("Electric Soldier Porygon") that gave hundreds of Japanese viewers (most of which were children) seizures due to the strobe effects.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: RippedFromTheHeadlines:
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The scene where The Simpsons gets seizures from watching ''Battling Seizure Robots'' is a reference to the infamous ''Pokemon'' ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode ("Electric ([[Recap/PokemonS1E38ElectricSoldierPorygon "Electric Soldier Porygon") Porygon"]]) that gave hundreds of Japanese viewers (most of which were children) seizures due to the strobe effects.



*** The Spanish version of that phrase is "Sayonara, baby!", which fits even better in the situation.

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*** The European Spanish version of that phrase is "Sayonara, baby!", which fits even better in the situation.
2nd Dec '17 6:14:02 PM nombretomado
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* UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}: Several NationalStereotypes references to things Japan is famous for are made: the gong, Creator/AkiraKurosawa, bowing, The Meij Shrine, The Imperial Gardens, HelloKitty, paper thin walls, floor mats, fusuma doors, musical toilets, anime, square melons, {{Japandering}}, sumo wrestling, The Emperor, wasabi, The47Ronin, origami, flower arranging, fish products, their notoriously sadistic game shows, the Tokyo Tower, whaling and Franchise/{{Godzilla}}.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}: Several NationalStereotypes references to things Japan is famous for are made: the gong, Creator/AkiraKurosawa, bowing, The Meij Shrine, The Imperial Gardens, HelloKitty, paper thin walls, floor mats, fusuma doors, musical toilets, anime, square melons, {{Japandering}}, sumo wrestling, The Emperor, wasabi, The47Ronin, UsefulNotes/The47Ronin, origami, flower arranging, fish products, their notoriously sadistic game shows, the Tokyo Tower, whaling and Franchise/{{Godzilla}}.



** Homer mentions he and Bart were in ''The47Ronin'' while in jail.

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** Homer mentions he and Bart were in ''The47Ronin'' ''Film/The47Ronin'' while in jail.
9th Nov '17 2:46:28 PM LtFedora
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* UnexpectedlyObscureAnswer: Subverted. At one point, Wink says the next question is about Japan. Homer asks if the answer is "Japan," causing Wink to look at the card and see that that is indeed the answer. He then yells at someone offstage ([[BilingualBonus in Japanese]]) "You morons! Who came up with that answer?"

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* UnexpectedlyObscureAnswer: Subverted. At one point, Wink says the next question is about Japan. Homer asks if the answer is "Japan," causing Wink to look at the card and see that that is indeed the answer. He then yells at someone offstage ([[BilingualBonus in Japanese]]) "You morons! Who came up with that answer?"
13th Oct '17 6:00:51 PM marcoasalazarm
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->'''Homer:''' If we wanted to see Japanese people, we could have gone to the zoo.\\

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->'''Homer:''' -->'''Homer:''' If we wanted to see Japanese people, we could have gone to the zoo.\\
13th Oct '17 5:58:18 PM marcoasalazarm
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* MistakenForRacist: After the family has arrived to Japan and have wandered around for a while, Homer is bored:
->'''Homer:''' If we wanted to see Japanese people, we could have gone to the zoo.\\
'''Marge:''' ''Homer!''\\
'''Homer:''' What? The guy who washes the elephants is Japanese! His name is Takashi. He's in my book club!
18th Jul '17 1:15:11 PM Premonition45
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* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: When the Simpson family first sees the Japanese game show.
-->'''Marge:''' "Family Wish Show"? Hmm, that gives me an idea...
-->'''Lisa:''' I think we ''all'' had that idea.
-->'''Homer:''' I didn't. What is it? Lunch?
16th Jul '17 6:46:59 PM Premonition45
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: A spoof of Creator/WoodyAllen is seen [[{{Japandering}} doing a Japanese commercial]].
3rd Jul '17 4:01:32 PM Premonition45
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* AmusingInjuries: The family participates with a Japanese game show, which are notorious for being sadistic (not on the scale the show has it, but pretty close), or as the host says, "[American] game shows reward knowledge. [Japanese game shows] punish ignorance."

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* AmusingInjuries: The family participates with a Japanese game show, which are notorious for being sadistic (not on the scale the show has it, but pretty close), or as the host says, "[American] game "Your shows reward knowledge. [Japanese game shows] We punish ignorance."
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