History Recap / TheSimpsonsS12E10PokeyMom

24th Dec '16 12:41:23 PM MisterCPC
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* MythologyGag: Homer asks Bart what happened to his blue shirt, to which Bart replies that he's never worn one. While Bart hasn't worn one on the show, several pieces of merchandise including posters, cards, comics, and toys have featured him wearing one.
29th Oct '16 7:45:17 AM rwe1138
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* BlatantLies: Jack lies to Marge about not burning the mural. She believes him, but moments later he sets Skinner's car and Marge sees it. When Marge confronts him, he admits to having burnt the mural, but denies having set the car on fire.

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* BlatantLies: Jack lies to Marge about not burning the mural. She believes him, but moments later he sets Skinner's car on fire and Marge sees it. When Marge confronts him, he admits to having burnt the mural, but denies having set the car on fire.
15th Jun '16 10:18:09 AM luiz4200
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* ShownTheirWork: When Dr. Hibbert, unable to do anything about Homer's back injury, gives him a chiropractor's phone number, Homer brings up the fact that medical doctors oppose chiropractors. Dr. Hibbert admits that's their official position but he actually believes chiropractors do a good work.
28th May '16 7:33:38 PM RighteousFury
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* BrickJoke: When Marge is baking a cake for the warden in an attempt to help Jack get parole, she agrees to let Bart have a piece, but only if he finishes his ice cream, which he struggles to do. Later, when she's making cupcakes for Skinner in order to bribe him into letting Jack paint the mural, she gives one to Jack, but only if he finishes his ice cream, which he struggles to do.
* TheCameo: Sideshow Bob is seen in the prison infirmary with his face and hair all wrapped up in bandages.


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: After her first day working at the prison, Marge tells Bart that Sideshow Bob sends his regards and that [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E13DayOfTheJackanapes he's looking forward to seeing Bart real soon]].
10th Apr '16 9:14:35 AM BoyNinja
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** The title, while not having any material from the source, it's referring to Franchise/Pokemon.

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** The title, while not having any material from the source, it's referring to Franchise/Pokemon.''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''.
10th Apr '16 9:14:09 AM BoyNinja
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** The title, while not having any material from the source, it's referring to Franchise/Pokemon.
10th Feb '16 4:36:39 PM windyshadow32
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24th Oct '15 8:37:41 PM LtFedora
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* CantYouReadTheSign=/=NotHyperbole: After Homer's accident in the rodeo, Marge asks how he's doing. He replies that he can't complain...before pointing to a sign that says "No Complaining". When the doctor points out it only applies to the prisoners, Homer begins complaining about his back and his life.

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* CantYouReadTheSign=/=NotHyperbole: CantYouReadTheSign[=/=]NotHyperbole: After Homer's accident in the rodeo, Marge asks how he's doing. He replies that he can't complain...before pointing to a sign that says "No Complaining". When the doctor points out it only applies to the prisoners, Homer begins complaining about his back and his life.
24th Sep '15 12:03:21 AM DivineDeath
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* NeverMyFault: When the overly cutesy school mural is met with a overwhelming negative reception, Skinner pins the blame entirely on Jack , even though he was the one who forced Jack to paint it in the first place (and over the more heroic-looking mural he made first).

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* NeverMyFault: When the overly cutesy school mural is met with a overwhelming an overwhelmingly negative reception, Skinner pins the blame entirely on Jack , Jack, even though he was the one who forced Jack to paint it in the first place (and over the more heroic-looking mural he made first).
24th Sep '15 12:00:00 AM DivineDeath
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* AffablyEvil: Jack's a convict with a history of violence and fierce temper. He's also very friendly when he's mellow, appreciates all that Marge does for him, and Apu even claims he was polite after Jack shot him.



* DownerEnding: For all of Marge's efforts to help reform Jack, he still goes back to prison after betraying her trust.
** It also applies to Homer's lucrative chiropractor business being sabotaged by rival doctors with him unable to do a thing about it.

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* DownerEnding: DownerEnding:
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For all of Marge's efforts to help reform Jack, he still goes back to prison after betraying her trust.
** It also applies to Homer's lucrative chiropractor business being sabotaged by rival doctors with him unable to do a thing about it. His plot even references the downer ending of ''Film/{{Chinatown}}''.


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* NeverMyFault: When the overly cutesy school mural is met with a overwhelming negative reception, Skinner pins the blame entirely on Jack , even though he was the one who forced Jack to paint it in the first place (and over the more heroic-looking mural he made first).


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** After the chiropractors destroy Homer's back-fixing garbage can, Moe sadly tells him: "[[Film/{{Chinatown}} Forget it, Homer. It's Chiro-town.]]"
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