History Recap / TheSimpsonsS11E15MissionaryImpossible

13th Jun '16 5:08:15 PM luiz4200
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* SpitTake: UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch does one when he receives $10,000 in pledge money from [[spoiler:Bart Simpson]] in the Creator/{{Fox}} pledge drive at the end.

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* SpitTake: UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch does one when he receives $10,000 in pledge money from [[spoiler:Bart Simpson]] Bart Simpson in the Creator/{{Fox}} pledge drive at the end.
25th May '16 9:30:27 PM NESBoy
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* AnonymousBenefactor: Homer attempts to {{invoke|dTrope}} this by donating all of the money the pledge drive required and not having to worry about actually paying, just so PBS can get back to showing their usual TV shows as soon as possible. He is thwarted by Insta-Trace.
15th Dec '15 3:14:36 PM windyshadow32
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21st Nov '15 10:44:56 AM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: [[Series/TheXFiles Fox Mulder and Dana Scully]], [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Hank Hill]], [[WesternAnimation/ThePJs Thurgood Stubbs]], [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Dylan McKay]], and yes, even [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Bender Bending Rodriguez]] are all taking pledges alongside RupertMurdoch in the Creator/{{Fox}} pledge drive.

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* TheCameo: [[Series/TheXFiles Fox Mulder and Dana Scully]], [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Hank Hill]], [[WesternAnimation/ThePJs Thurgood Stubbs]], [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Dylan McKay]], and yes, even [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Bender Bending Rodriguez]] are all taking pledges alongside RupertMurdoch UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch in the Creator/{{Fox}} pledge drive.



* SpitTake: RupertMurdoch does one when he recieves $10,000 in pledge money from [[spoiler:Bart Simpson]] in the Creator/{{Fox}} pledge drive at the end.

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* SpitTake: RupertMurdoch UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch does one when he recieves receives $10,000 in pledge money from [[spoiler:Bart Simpson]] in the Creator/{{Fox}} pledge drive at the end.
25th Jun '15 9:41:50 PM Premonition45
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: When Bart donates to the Fox pledge drive towards the end, Rupert Murdoch says "You've saved my network!", to which Bart says "Wouldn't be the first time...", referring to how The Simpsons helped popularize the Fox network.



** Homer cites ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' as his inspiration for his idea to use a pelican as a cement mixer. He attempts to urge it into making a typical AsideComment about the situation just like the animals that have been in similar situations in the show, but it just falls over dead.

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** Homer cites ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' as his inspiration for his idea to use a pelican as a cement mixer. He attempts to urge it into making a typical AsideComment about the situation just like the animals that have been in similar situations in the show, [[RealityEnsues but it just falls over dead.dead]].
24th May '15 9:08:25 PM NESBoy
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When Bart fills in for Homer at the nuclear power plant, Burns berates him for causing seventeen meltdowns, selling weapons grade plutonium to the Iraqis (without markup) and taking the Hamburglar's birthday of the previous Monday ''and'' Wednesday.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When Bart fills in for Homer at the nuclear power plant, Burns berates him for causing seventeen meltdowns, selling weapons grade plutonium to the Iraqis (without markup) and worst of all, taking the Hamburglar's birthday of off the previous Monday ''and'' Wednesday.Wednesday ("Which is it?").



-->'''Oscar:''' Give us the money, Homer!
-->'''Elmo:''' Elmo knows where you live!

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-->'''Oscar:''' Give us the money, Homer!
-->'''Elmo:'''
Homer!\\
'''Elmo:'''
Elmo knows where you live!



* RecognitionFailure: In a variation of one of the show's {{Running Gag}}s, Mr. Burns mistakes Bart for Homer when he reports his ten-year performance record.
-->'''Bart:''' But I'm not Homer Simpson.\\
'''Burns:''' I think I know who Homer Simpson is.



* ShoutOut: When Marge first calls Homer on the radio, she asks [[Music/PinkFloyd "Is there anybody in there?"]]

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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When Marge first calls Homer on the radio, she asks [[Music/PinkFloyd "Is there anybody in there?"]]there?"]]
** Homer cites ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' as his inspiration for his idea to use a pelican as a cement mixer. He attempts to urge it into making a typical AsideComment about the situation just like the animals that have been in similar situations in the show, but it just falls over dead.
14th May '15 8:01:12 AM beack7
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* NoEnding: The plot of the episode is interrupted by a PBS-style plea from Betty White which pretty much ends the episode.

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* NoEnding: The plot of the episode is interrupted by a PBS-style plea from Betty White which pretty much ends the episode.
14th May '15 7:45:57 AM luiz4200
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* BlatantLies: Homer still tries to convince the PBS crew that the Bank of Springfield is closed even after all of them see people entering and conducting their businesses in there.
28th Mar '15 8:48:40 PM nombretomado
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** At ''FamilyGuy'' ("So, if you don't want lowbrow programming to disappear from the airwaves..." followed by BettyWhite turning off the TV showing the ''FG'' logo on it "...please, call now."), even though, these days, that joke would either be HilariousInHindsight and/or a FunnyAneurysmMoment, as ''FamilyGuy'' has since come back from cancellation and, despite critics and fans stating that the post-cancellation episodes aren't as good as the pre-cancellation ones, is slowly becoming more popular than ''TheSimpsons'' in terms of ratings.

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** At ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' ("So, if you don't want lowbrow programming to disappear from the airwaves..." followed by BettyWhite turning off the TV showing the ''FG'' logo on it "...please, call now."), even though, these days, that joke would either be HilariousInHindsight and/or a FunnyAneurysmMoment, as ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has since come back from cancellation and, despite critics and fans stating that the post-cancellation episodes aren't as good as the pre-cancellation ones, is slowly becoming more popular than ''TheSimpsons'' in terms of ratings.
11th Feb '15 8:07:00 PM HeroOfCanton
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When Bart fills in for Homer at the nuclear power plant, Burns berates him for causing seventeen meltdowns, selling weapons grade plutonium to the Iraqis (without markup) and taking the Hamburglar's birthday of the previous Monday ''and'' Wednesday.
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