History Recap / TheSimpsonsS11E1BeyondBlunderdome

24th Aug '16 2:11:59 PM speedyboris
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** Also this episode marks the first time in the entire series that someone actually farts, which some fans chalked up as yet another attempt of the show to be crass and in-your-face like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' (and later, ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'').
23rd Aug '16 7:19:38 AM speedyboris
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* SkewedPriorities: When Mr. Smith is shooting up Congress, one of the senators chides him, "Mr. Smith, this is highly unorthodox!"

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* SkewedPriorities: When Mr. Smith is shooting up Congress, one of the senators congressmen chides him, "Mr. Smith, this is highly unorthodox!"
23rd Aug '16 7:18:58 AM speedyboris
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* SkewedPriorities: When Mr. Smith is shooting up Congress, one of the senators chides him, "Mr. Smith, this is highly unorthodox!"
8th Jun '16 10:26:20 AM luiz4200
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: The executives behind Mel Gibson's version of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" already bought awards and this is their main reason to oppose Homer's remake of the movie.
24th May '16 6:33:09 AM Psi001
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Senator Paine in Homer's revision of ''Mr Smith Goes To Washington''. While Mr Smith's HeroicRROD set his epiphany in the original movie, here he just laughs and makes cruel one liner. This provokes Mr Smith to ''massacre everyone inside the Capitol Building''.
28th Feb '16 2:19:57 PM maxwellsilver
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* CallBack: Mel Gibson is not the first man to [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E15OhBrotherWhereArtThou do the mistake of assuming that Homer Simpson knows what people really wants just because his tastes are simple]].



** HilariousInHindsight: Given everything that happened to Mel Gibson years after this episode aired makes this episode funnier than it was when it first came on, ''especially'' the plot point of Gibson making an overly violent movie that shocks and disgusts his fans (''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'').



** CallBack: Mel Gibson is not the first man to [[{{Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E15OhBrotherWhereArtThou}} do the mistake of assuming that Homer Simpson knows what people really wants just because his tastes are simple]].
16th Jan '16 4:54:35 PM crl85
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* ViewersAreMorons: When the President of the United States walks into the Senate Chamber after the Capitol's dome has been blown off, he introduces himself, even though a few notes of "Hail to the Chief" played before he did so.
15th Jan '16 11:48:54 PM crl85
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* BloodlessCarnage: Mr. Smith impales a fellow senator with the American flag, machine guns a bunch more, causes the Vice President to inadvertently trigger a massive explosion that pretty much kills everyone else in the Senate Chamber (except Smith, and perhaps, Homer's member of the press character), and then, as the topper, decapitates the ''President of the United States'' using the Senate's seal, yet not one drop of blood is spilled in all of this. Granted, the producers may have ordered this to prevent this particular episode from getting a TV-MA rating.

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* BloodlessCarnage: Mr. Smith impales a fellow senator with the American flag, machine guns a bunch more, causes the Vice President to inadvertently trigger a massive explosion that pretty much kills everyone else in the Senate Chamber (except Smith, and perhaps, presumably, Homer's member of the press character), and then, as the topper, decapitates the ''President of the United States'' using the Senate's seal, yet not one drop of blood is spilled in all of this. Granted, the producers may have ordered this to prevent this particular episode from getting a TV-MA rating.
15th Jan '16 10:18:56 PM crl85
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* BloodlessCarnage: Mr. Smith impales a fellow senator with the American flag, machine guns a bunch more, causes the Vice President to inadvertently trigger a massive explosion that pretty much kills everyone else in the Senate Chamber (except Smith, and perhaps, Homer's member of the press character), and then, as the topper, decapitates the ''President of the United States'' using the Senate's seal, yet not one drop of blood is spilled in all of this. Granted, the producers may have ordered this to prevent this particular episode from getting a TV-MA rating.
27th Dec '15 11:15:50 PM crl85
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* TooDumbToLive: In Homer's ending, none of the senators attempt to escape before Mr. Smith starts firing the machine gun. Neither does anyone sitting in the gallery above the Senate floor.
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