History Recap / TheSimpsonsS12E2ATaleOfTwoSpringfields

4th Oct '17 5:47:21 PM marcoasalazarm
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Homer doesn't like the new area code, so he attempts to blow up city hall. [[CrossesTheLineTwice During a town meeting]].

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Homer doesn't like the new area code, so he attempts to blow up city hall. [[CrossesTheLineTwice During a town meeting]]. He also is the one that orders the wall to be built. The rest of the Springfield citizens don't get away clean, either, treating their literal neighbors like invaders from a foreign country if they have a different area code.


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* MayorOfAGhostTown: Lisa deems Homer the TropeNamer on the third act, when everybody else on his side of Springfield has left.
12th May '17 10:06:28 PM MarshalGrover
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** The syndication version of the episode removes the ending with the badgers, essentially removing the subversion.
1st May '17 4:54:02 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Homer doesn't like the new area code, so he attempts to blow up city hall. [[CrossesTheLineTwice During a town meeting]].
30th Apr '17 3:58:23 PM Kartoonkid95
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* BrickJoke: The badger from the first act reappears at the very end, leading other badgers to attack Springfield.
* CallBack: The angel skeleton from "Lisa The Skeptic" is part of the recycled materials used for the dividing wall.

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* BrickJoke: The badger from the first act reappears at the very end, leading an army of other badgers to attack Springfield.
* CallBack: ContinuityNod The angel skeleton from "Lisa The Skeptic" "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E8LisaTheSkeptic Lisa the Skeptic]]" is part of the recycled materials used for the wall dividing wall.New and Olde Springfield.
28th Apr '17 9:11:57 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ReducedToRatburgers: After the wall is built, Homer tells the citizens of New Springfield that it has cut them off from necessary resources in Olde Springfield and begins to read a list saying "The following breeds of dog are edible." He doesn't get to say much though, as the citizens quickly bail on him and climb over the wall.


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** Homer's ImagineSpot of being the mayor of New Springfield spoofs the title sequence for ''Series/TheRifleman''.
26th Apr '17 9:45:17 AM speedyboris
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* NeverHeardThatOneBefore:
--> '''Krusty''': I opened for The Who at Woodstock. I came out in a Beatle wig with a ukulele. Hendrix said he almost plotzed. His exact words.\\
'''Sideshow Mel''': [[SarcasmMode Oh, I never tire of THAT story.]]
26th Apr '17 9:42:13 AM speedyboris
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--> '''Marge''': I don't know why, but I just didn't feel comfortable until I was back here in New Springfield with my own kind.

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--> '''Marge''': I don't know why, but I just didn't feel comfortable until I was back here in New Springfield with my own kind.\\
26th Apr '17 9:42:04 AM speedyboris
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* FantasticRacism: Some stuff in act two really drives this home, with Apu charging Marge an "out-of-towners tax".
--> '''Marge''': I don't know why, but I just didn't feel comfortable until I was back here in New Springfield with my own kind.
'''Lisa''': ''(aghast)'' Mom!\\
'''Marge''': They were looking at me, with their eyes.



-->'''Kent Brockman''' (on TV reporting about New Springfield): "And while ''we'' speak in a well-educated manner, they tend to use lowbrow expressions like "Oh yeah?" and "C'mere a minute."
--> '''Homer''': Oh yeah?? They think they're better than us, huh? (to Bart) Bart, c'mere a minute!
--> '''Bart''': ''You'' c'mere a minute!
--> '''Homer''' (shaking his fist): Oh yeah??

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-->'''Kent Brockman''' (on TV reporting about New Springfield): "And while ''we'' speak in a well-educated manner, they tend to use lowbrow expressions like "Oh yeah?" and "C'mere a minute."
-->
"\\
'''Homer''': Oh yeah?? They think they're better than us, huh? (to Bart) Bart, c'mere a minute!
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minute!\\
'''Bart''': ''You'' c'mere a minute!
--> '''Homer''' (shaking
minute!\\
'''Homer''': ''(shaking
his fist): fist)'' Oh yeah??
4th Apr '17 7:37:52 PM NWolfman
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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Badger?]]: The badger in Santa's Little Helper's dog house is immediately forgotten about once the issue of the areas codes comes into play... [[SubvertedTrope only to reappear at the very end.]]

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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Badger?]]: Parodied and subverted. The badger in Santa's Little Helper's dog house is immediately forgotten about once the issue of the areas codes comes into play... [[SubvertedTrope only play. Homer even shoos it away when it tried to reappear get his attention in the next scene, and it can later be seen scaling the wall between Ye Olde and New Springfield, then again at the very end.]]end, leaving more badgers to attack the town.
4th Apr '17 7:30:49 PM NWolfman
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* AccidentalInnuendo: InUniverse. After Homer accidentally leads Olde Springfield to gold, Kent Brockman thanks him, saying "Thanks to you, we're all taking ''golden'' showers now." His crew are heard chuckling from offscreen while he asks what's so funny.


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* InnocentInnuendo: After Homer accidentally leads Olde Springfield to gold, Kent Brockman thanks him, saying "Thanks to you, we're all taking ''golden'' showers now." His crew are heard chuckling from offscreen while he asks what's so funny.
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