History Recap / TheSimpsonsS12E19ImGoinToPraiseland

8th Jan '18 4:42:04 PM DinoMaurus
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* BigNo: Homer and Ned yell out one simultaneously when they both see the orphan siblings lighting up a candle near the gas leak and throw themselves at them to protect them.
* BittersweetEnding: Praiseland is ultimately closed down due to poor reception, the gas leak and the Springfield citizens mistaking Homer and Ned saving Patches and Poor Violet from the gas leak as [[MistakenForPedophile them sexually harrassing the poor kids.]] However, at the end, Ned is ultimately more determined to let go of the tragedy that shook his life.



* CrappyCarnival: Praiseland isn't crappy due to a lack of effort on Ned's part, but rather due to his severly overestimating how entertaining most people would find his ideas of religious entertainment. King David's Wild Ride just locks the kids in the car while a giant statue of King David reads psalms, the whack-a-mole variant lacks a mallet to use, and the confections are unflavored, among other flaws.

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* CrappyCarnival: Praiseland isn't crappy due to a lack of effort on Ned's part, but rather due to his severly overestimating how entertaining most people would find his ideas of religious entertainment. King David's Wild Ride just locks the kids in the car while a giant statue animatronic of King David reads psalms, the whack-a-mole variant Whack-a-Satan lacks a mallet to use, and the confections are unflavored, among other flaws.


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* MistakenForPedophile: When Homer and Ned see Patches and Poor Violet about to light a candle near the gas leak, they both [[OhCrap scream]] [[BigNo "No"]] and hurl themselves at the kids to save them from the danger. Unfortunately, everyone present believes they were sexually harrasing the children, resulting in Praiseland's definite closure.
5th Oct '17 2:01:34 PM merotoker
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Airdate - May 6, 2001

Ned discovers that Maude had an unfulfilled dream building and opening a Christian theme park and decides to make it a reality to honor her memory.

!!Tropes featured:
* BalloonBelly: Bart and Milhouse after eating all of the ice cream toppings.
* TheBusCameBack: Ned's girlfriend Rachel Jordan from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E14AloneAgainNaturaDiddily Alone Again, Natura-Diddily]]" reappears.
* CrappyCarnival: Praiseland isn't crappy due to a lack of effort on Ned's part, but rather due to his severly overestimating how entertaining most people would find his ideas of religious entertainment. King David's Wild Ride just locks the kids in the car while a giant statue of King David reads psalms, the whack-a-mole variant lacks a mallet to use, and the confections are unflavored, among other flaws.
* FluffyCloudHeaven: Averted as this is not how heaven appears to anyone. Principal Skinner mentions that his vision "wasn't clouds and angels playing harps, like at the end of so many ''[[Film/TheThreeStooges Three Stooges]]'' shorts".
* HeartwarmingOrphan: Marge suggests that Ned donate the extra money to the orphanage, which she hears needs another wall. When Ned is about to expose the truth that the gas leakage is causing the hallucinations, the sight of Patches and Poor Violet make him reconsider.
* ManChild: Homer taunts Flanders that he has cooties and giggles like a schoolboy.
* MushroomSamba: People see their idea of heaven, while onlookers witness them writhing on the ground speaking in tongues. Everyone thinks it's something truly spiritual, until Ned discovers a gas leak near the statue and that people were just "getting goofy off the gas fumes."
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: Comic Book Guy squeezes his burrito so hard it squirts out of his hand when [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Uhura]] mentions she wants to make out with him, as do [[Series/{{Batman}} Catwoman]] and [[Series/GetSmart Agent 99]].
* WhoDares: On King David's Wild Ride the animatronic statue asks riders who dares to disturb him. No one answers, but he calls for silence before reading his psalms.
* WrongNameOutburst: Ned is not quite over the loss of his wife, even when he is with Rachel.
-->'''Ned''': Well, good night Maude. I mean, Maude. I mean, Rachel. I mean, Maude.
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