History Recap / TheSimpsonsS12E18TrilogyOfError

11th Jun '18 12:53:17 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ScrewThisIAmOuttaHere: The moment Dr. Hibbert offers to cut off Homer's other thumb for symmetry (because their health insurance, for some reason, [[ExactWords explicitly doesn't covers thumbs on their finger protection clause]]), we cut immediately to Marge driving off with Homer, saying that Hibbert's gone crazy and that they're driving to Shelbyville.

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* ScrewThisIAmOuttaHere: ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The moment Dr. Hibbert offers to cut off Homer's other thumb for symmetry (because their health insurance, for some reason, [[ExactWords explicitly doesn't covers thumbs on their finger protection clause]]), we cut immediately to Marge driving off with Homer, saying that Hibbert's gone crazy and that they're driving to Shelbyville.
11th Jun '18 12:52:56 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ScrewThisIAmOuttaHere: The moment Dr. Hibbert offers to cut off Homer's other thumb for symmetry (because their health insurance, for some reason, [[ExactWords explicitly doesn't covers thumbs on their finger protection clause]]), we cut immediately to Marge driving off with Homer, saying that Hibbert's gone crazy and that they're driving to Shelbyville.
11th Jun '18 12:46:44 PM marcoasalazarm
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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Turns out that whatever kind of medical insurance the Simpsons have with Dr. Hibbert covers finger reattachment, but [[ExactWords it doesn't considers a thumb a "finger"]]. Hibbert even offers to ''cut off Homer's other thumb'', for "symmetry".
11th Jun '18 12:38:35 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ExplosiveOverclocking: As a result of the LogicBomb induced from all the grammatically atrocious English he hears from the gangsters, Linguo starts throwing out sparks which set off the fireworks Bart got from the raid, blowing the robot to smithereens.



* HiddenWire: Wiggum hooks Bart to one to capture the firework smugglers.

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* HiddenWire: Wiggum hooks Bart to one to capture the firework smugglers. For some reason, it has the capacity for two-way broadcast, which Wiggum ends up using to ask Fat Tony if he's Fat Tony ''while Bart and Milhouse are surrounded by armed, trigger-happy gangsters''.
5th Jun '18 4:31:53 PM marcoasalazarm
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* BadCopIncompetentCop: Chief Wiggum all over. The list of stupid thinge he does throughout the episode includes:
** Instantly jump to the conclusion that Marge attacked Homer (rather than the severing of his thumb being an accident) and say he will arrest her -- and then ask for her address so he will go do so. Marge obviously gives him (what she thinks is) a fake address, that being 123 Fake Street, and he buys it whole-heartedly.
** Allow Carl to wield his gun GangstaStyle when they raid the actual 123 Fake Street, because it's Carl's birthday.
** Use Bart and Milhouse to try to infiltrate the local illegal fireworks circle (which would be bad on its own with them being kids and all, but it becomes a hell of a lot worse with the fact that it's manned by Fat Tony and his gags -- members of TheMafia, and people who have ''no'' problem killing kids).
** Use the two-way feature of the listening bug he taped onto Milhouse to ask Fat Tony if he's Fat Tony (because he can't recognize the man's voice) -- which blows the kids' cover wide open and nearly gets them killed (all he can think of when he hears what he assumes is gunfire (but are really firecrackers going off as a distraction so the kids can run for it) is to say "my bad").
** Let Fat Tony and his goons to go free (or at least it looks that way) in exchange for them sewing Homer's thumb back on and acting as Lisa's science fair show.
15th May '18 7:16:44 PM BobSaget9
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* YearInsideHourOutside: Downplayed: "Homer's Day" implied that Homer spent quite a while at Moe's Tavern before going off on the Blue Man Group. "Lisa's Day" revealed that it took almost a ''minute''.
15th May '18 7:12:34 PM BobSaget9
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* NoodleIncident: Apparently Homer has ''repeatedly'' gone off on the Blue Man Group when drunk.
15th May '18 7:10:00 PM BobSaget9
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* ForWantOfANail: All Homer had to do was wait for Marge to finish cutting the brownies.
15th May '18 7:08:44 PM BobSaget9
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* CommercialBreakCliffhanger: "Lisa's Day" ends with Marge hitting the brakes as Bart (who was last seen running off to answer the door during breakfast) suddenly emerges from a manhole. Not only do we have to wait through the commercials, we also had to watch "Bart's Day" to see what led to this situation before it's resolved. Bart turns away from the truck anticipating impact, only to be lightly hit by it as comes to a complete stop. "Ow. Mom...!"

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* CommercialBreakCliffhanger: "Lisa's Day" ends with Marge hitting the brakes as Bart (who was last seen running off to answer the door during breakfast) suddenly emerges from a manhole. Not only do we have to wait through the commercials, we commercials...
** CliffhangerCopout: We
also had to watch "Bart's Day" to see what led to this situation before it's resolved. resolved: Bart turns away from the truck anticipating impact, only to be lightly hit by it as comes to a complete stop. "Ow. Mom...!"



* DecoyProtagonist: While the episode depicts the events of Homer, Bart and Lisaís day it is actually a Marge episode as she is the one who holds everything together and makes everything happen. She kicks off everything with breakfast, cuts off Homer's thumb (by accident), starts up the 123 Fake Street which leads to Bart's undercover storyline, does all the driving for both Homer and Lisa, and itís her fault that Homer has to hitchhike and then walk. And itís ultimately her who saves the day by tossing Linguo into the fire.

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* DecoyProtagonist: While the episode depicts the events of Homer, Bart and Lisaís day it is actually a Marge episode as she is the one who holds everything together and makes everything happen. She kicks off everything with breakfast, cuts off Homer's thumb (by accident), starts up the 123 Fake Street which leads to Bart's undercover storyline, does all the driving for both Homer and Lisa, and itís it's her fault that Homer has to hitchhike and then walk. And itís ultimately her who saves the day by tossing Linguo into the fire.



** "Bart's Day" serves to explain why Lisa's bike went missing[[note]]Bart took it[[/note]] and why Bart popped out of a sewer manhole[[note]]he and Milhouse were escaping from the mobsters[[/note]] at the end of "Lisa's Day", and why Dr. Nick's clinic burned down[[note]]a failed attempt at making Milhouse's bike be firework powered[[/note]] and Linguo exploded at the end of "Homer's Day"[[note]]it was overloaded by the mobsters' dialect[[/note]].
*** Likewise, "Lisa's Day" serves to explain why Marge left Homer at Moe's[[note]]Lisa asked her to take her to school, and Marge overheard Homer [[NoodleIncident going off on the Blue Man Group again]][[/note]] and why Cletus' truck got stolen during "Homer's Day"[[note]]Lisa and Marge, having snuck into the back, stole it[[/note]].

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** "Lisa's Day" also serves to explain why Marge left Homer at Moe's[[note]]Lisa asked her to take her to school, and Marge overheard Homer [[NoodleIncident going off on the Blue Man Group again]][[/note]] and why Cletus' truck got stolen during "Homer's Day"[[note]]Lisa and Marge, having snuck into the back, stole it[[/note]].
** Meanwhile,
"Bart's Day" serves to explain why Lisa's bike went missing[[note]]Bart took it[[/note]] and why Bart popped out of a sewer manhole[[note]]he and Milhouse were escaping from the mobsters[[/note]] at the end of "Lisa's Day", and why Dr. Nick's clinic burned down[[note]]a failed attempt at making Milhouse's bike be firework powered[[/note]] and Linguo exploded at the end of "Homer's Day"[[note]]it was overloaded by the mobsters' dialect[[/note]].
*** Likewise, "Lisa's Day" serves to explain why Marge left Homer at Moe's[[note]]Lisa asked her to take her to school, and Marge overheard Homer [[NoodleIncident going off on the Blue Man Group again]][[/note]] and why Cletus' truck got stolen during "Homer's Day"[[note]]Lisa and Marge, having snuck into the back, stole it[[/note]].
dialect[[/note]].



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What happened to Maggie in the episode.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What happened to Maggie in the episode.episode?
15th May '18 7:06:26 PM BobSaget9
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* OnceMoreWithClarity: During "Lisa's Day", Chief Wiggum unwittingly lets Fat Tony know there's someone with a bug to record his conversation. Afterwards, Wiggum, Lisa and the viewers hear gunshots from Fat Tony's side. "Bart's Day" reveals to the viewers the noise to be some fireworks lit by Bart to use a distraction while he and Milhouse escape.

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* OnceMoreWithClarity: During "Lisa's Day", Chief Wiggum unwittingly lets Fat Tony know there's someone with a bug to record his conversation. Afterwards, Wiggum, Lisa and the viewers hear gunshots from Fat Tony's side. "Bart's Day" reveals to the viewers the noise to be some fireworks lit by Bart to use cause a distraction while he and Milhouse escape.
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