History Recap / TheSimpsonsS11E9GriftOfTheMagi

31st Jan '16 3:28:39 PM fruitstripegum
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* IgnoredExpert: Flanders comes up with a great idea about selling [[ContuinityNod the old motorhome of his he doesn't use]] to help pay to keep Springfield Elementary open, which Homer shoots down immediately. Even Marge and Skinner agree about this, calling it a terrible idea.

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* IgnoredExpert: Flanders comes up with a great idea about selling [[ContuinityNod [[ContinuityNod the old motorhome of his he doesn't use]] to help pay to keep Springfield Elementary open, which Homer shoots down immediately. Even Marge and Skinner agree about this, calling it a terrible idea.
18th Jan '16 6:17:32 AM Erin582
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* AsHimself: Gary Coleman [[ActorSharedBackground as a security guard.]]


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* EpicFail[=/=]BlatantLies: Moe suggests to quell the money woes of the school that they sell liquor and says he's doing great by it, yet he wears Wonder bread bags for shoes.


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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: While Bart and Lisa go caroling at various homes, Homer dressed as Santa goes into their homes to steal the Funzos, but run into trouble when the Hibberts' dog attacks him.
* IgnoredExpert: Flanders comes up with a great idea about selling [[ContuinityNod the old motorhome of his he doesn't use]] to help pay to keep Springfield Elementary open, which Homer shoots down immediately. Even Marge and Skinner agree about this, calling it a terrible idea.


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* NoodleIncident: As explained by Homer, who is trying to determine the number of past Christmases:
-->''"Let's see, this will be three Christmases [[SavingChristmas I saved]], versus eight I ruined...two were kind of a draw..."''


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* SpecialGuest: Tim Robbins as Jim Hope, Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony and Clarence Clemons as the narrator.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Gary Coleman after being conned and mocked throughout the episode ends up spending Christmas with the Simpson family.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The two executives from Kid First Industries just disappear after the third act.
14th Dec '15 8:57:57 PM windyshadow32
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14th Apr '15 10:46:16 PM Premonition45
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* AndImTheQueenOfSheba: When Lisa leads Chief Wiggum to the broom closet where she found the Kid First surveillance room and prototype Funzo, she discovers that it has been converted back into an ordinary broom closet. Lisa continues to insist the room was there, but Wiggum sarcastically replies, "And I'm Ed Sullivan." He then does a good impression of him (after a false start, that is).


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* ItWasHereISwear: When Lisa leads Chief Wiggum to the broom closet where she found the Kid First surveillance room and prototype Funzo, she discovers that it has been converted back into an ordinary broom closet. Lisa continues to insist the room was there, [[AndImTheQueenOfSheba but Wiggum sarcastically replies, "And I'm Ed Sullivan."]] He then does a good impression of him (after a false start, that is).
26th Mar '15 3:26:19 AM mangamanic
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* NoSympathy: What's Skinner's reaction to seeing Bart falling to the ground after trying to get into the school on a wheelchair? Scold him for fooling around.
8th Dec '14 9:06:58 PM maxwellsilver
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* ShoutOut: Mr. Burns decided to donate money to save Springfield Elementary School after receiving a visit from [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol three spirits of Christmas]] and Moe gave up his suicide attempt after [[Film/ItsAWonderfulLife an angel showed him what the world would be like if he never existed]]. Both events happened offscreen and were just mentioned by a narrator. The title is named after ''Literature/TheGiftOfTheMagi'', but does not include any elements from the story ([[NonIndictiveName or grifting, for that matter]]).

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* ShoutOut: Mr. Burns decided to donate money to save Springfield Elementary School after receiving a visit from [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol three spirits of Christmas]] and Moe gave up his suicide attempt after [[Film/ItsAWonderfulLife an angel showed him what the world would be like if he never existed]]. Both events happened offscreen and were just mentioned by a narrator. The title is named after ''Literature/TheGiftOfTheMagi'', but does not include any elements from the story ([[NonIndictiveName ([[NonIndicativeName or grifting, for that matter]]).
8th Dec '14 9:06:11 PM maxwellsilver
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* ShoutOut: Mr. Burns decided to donate money to save Springfield Elementary School after receiving a visit from [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol three spirits of Christmas]] and Moe gave up his suicide attempt after [[Film/ItsAWonderfulLife an angel showed him what the world would be like if he never existed]]. Both events happened offscreen and were just mentioned by a narrator. The title is named after ''Literature/TheGiftOfTheMagi'', but does not include any elements from the story ([[NonIndictiveTitle or grifting, for that matter]]).
* VillainHasAPoint: Kid First Industries actually had the right idea in getting kids to design a toy. What better way to know what the consumer wants than asking them directly? However, their method of doing so, taking over a school and substituting a proper education and tricking the kids into doing the work, ''was'' wrong.

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* ShoutOut: Mr. Burns decided to donate money to save Springfield Elementary School after receiving a visit from [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol three spirits of Christmas]] and Moe gave up his suicide attempt after [[Film/ItsAWonderfulLife an angel showed him what the world would be like if he never existed]]. Both events happened offscreen and were just mentioned by a narrator. The title is named after ''Literature/TheGiftOfTheMagi'', but does not include any elements from the story ([[NonIndictiveTitle ([[NonIndictiveName or grifting, for that matter]]).
* VillainHasAPoint: Kid First Industries actually had the right idea in getting kids to design a toy. What better way to know what the consumer wants than asking them directly? However, their method of doing so, taking over a school and substituting a proper education and tricking the kids into doing the work, ''was'' wrong.wrong.
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8th Dec '14 9:05:47 PM maxwellsilver
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* ShoutOut: Mr. Burns decided to donate money to save Springfield Elementary School after receiving a visit from [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol three spirits of Christmas]] and Moe gave up his suicide attempt after [[Film/ItsAWonderfulLife an angel showed him what the world would be like if he never existed]]. Both events happened offscreen and were just mentioned by a narrator.

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* ShoutOut: Mr. Burns decided to donate money to save Springfield Elementary School after receiving a visit from [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol three spirits of Christmas]] and Moe gave up his suicide attempt after [[Film/ItsAWonderfulLife an angel showed him what the world would be like if he never existed]]. Both events happened offscreen and were just mentioned by a narrator. The title is named after ''Literature/TheGiftOfTheMagi'', but does not include any elements from the story ([[NonIndictiveTitle or grifting, for that matter]]).
12th Nov '14 12:48:00 AM NESBoy
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* AndImTheQueenOfSheba: When Lisa leads Chief Wiggum to the broom closet where she found the Kid First surveillance room and prototype Funzo, she discovers that it has been converted back into an ordinary broom closet. Lisa continues to insist the room was there, but Wiggum sarcastically replies, "And I'm Ed Sullivan." He then does a good impression of him (after a false start, that is).
15th Mar '14 4:42:26 PM RhoEpsilon
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* ShoutOut: Mr. Burns decided to donate money to save Springfield Elementary School after receiving a visit from [[Yet AnotherChristmasCarol three spirits of Christmas]] and Moe gave up his suicide attempt after [[Film/ItsAWonderfulLife an angel showed him what the world would be like if he never existed]]. Both events happened offscreen and were just mentioned by a narrator.

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* ShoutOut: Mr. Burns decided to donate money to save Springfield Elementary School after receiving a visit from [[Yet AnotherChristmasCarol [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol three spirits of Christmas]] and Moe gave up his suicide attempt after [[Film/ItsAWonderfulLife an angel showed him what the world would be like if he never existed]]. Both events happened offscreen and were just mentioned by a narrator.
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