History Recap / TheSimpsonsS12E2ATaleOfTwoSpringfields

17th Apr '18 4:09:41 PM bernardthebeanpole
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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The Who's bodyguard that confronts Homer and Bart when they try to sneak in angrily replies that if he wants to see The Who when Bart asks to meet them, grabs them and goes "well, he's your Who!" after shoving them through a door (in a way that makes it look like he had kicked them out)... then Daltrey and the others get angry because the guard dumped the Simpsons on their green room and it's made clear that he's done that repeatedly. The guard's response is sarcastically reply that "sure, 'who' is getting angry at me?" and walk out of the room doing the typical "that guy is cuckoo" finger-near-ear motion (so he's essentially calling the whole band crazy).

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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The Who's bodyguard that confronts Homer and Bart when they try to sneak in angrily replies that if he wants to see The Who when Bart asks to meet them, grabs them and goes "well, he's your Who!" after shoving them through a door (in a way that makes it look like he had kicked them out)... then Daltrey and the others get angry because the guard dumped the Simpsons on their green room and it's made clear that he's done that repeatedly. The guard's response is sarcastically reply that "sure, 'who' is getting angry at me?" I got fired by The Who" and walk out of the room doing the typical "that guy is cuckoo" finger-near-ear motion (so he's essentially calling the whole band crazy).
4th Mar '18 3:37:09 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Marge laments how the people in Olde Springfield are their neighbors and that they see each other every day. Homer's solution? Build a wall to block them from their sight. Later, Homer brings a bottle of chloroform with him when he tries to sneak into The Who's hotel room... and offers it to the security guard in exchange for him letting them in.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: ComicallyMissingThePoint:
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Marge laments how the people in Olde Springfield are their neighbors and that they see each other every day. Homer's solution? Build a wall to block them from their sight. Later, Homer brings a bottle of chloroform with him when he tries to sneak into The Who's hotel room... and offers it to the security guard in exchange for him letting them in.in.
** Homer keeps insisting that the area code change was just dumped onto the citizenry all of a sudden even after Carl and Lenny mention that the city did everything to warn them in advance for the last few months, including dropping leaflets from a balloon and a training camp.
4th Mar '18 3:23:11 PM marcoasalazarm
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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The Who's bodyguard that confronts Homer and Bart when they try to sneak in angrily replies that if he wants to see The Who when Bart asks to meet them, grabs them and goes "well, he's your Who!" after shoving them through a door (in a way that makes it look like he had kicked them out)... then Daltrey and the others get angry because the guard dumped the Simpsons on their green room and it's made clear that he's done that repeatedly. The guard's response is sarcastically reply that "sure, 'who' is getting angry at me?" and walk out of the room doing the typical "that guy is cuckoo" finger-near-ear motion (so he's essentially calling the whole band crazy).
4th Mar '18 3:08:48 PM MarshalGrover
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** Or more simply, if Homer bothered to memorize an extra three phone digits.
1st Mar '18 9:57:29 AM TnAdct1
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: When Springfield gets a new area code, half of the town is forced to switch to the new one. In real life, when a new area code is introduced in a city or particular location (i.e. a certain area of a state), customers retain their original number, but are now required to dial the area code as well when making a phone call.


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** For that matter, the area code problem could have also been avoided from the get go if Springfield had simply made dialing the area code a requirement when making a phone call.
28th Dec '17 8:37:03 AM Theriocephalus
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* BadOlBadger: Homer is attacked by a badger who has taken over Santa's Little Helper's doghouse. At the end of the episode, a horde of badgers descend on an unsuspecting Springfield.
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.
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