History Recap / TheSimpsonsS12E9HOMR

9th Oct '17 10:32:28 PM vexer
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* BittersweetEnding: Homer goes back to his old self and is happy again, but it comes at the cost of being unable to bond with Lisa like they used to.



* DownerEnding: Homer takes the coward's way out and becomes an idiot again, leaving Lisa incredibly lonely again amongst an endless crowd of marching morons. At least she will have some fond memories of the few days he was her equal.
4th Oct '17 4:36:21 PM marcoasalazarm
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* DownerEnding: Homer takes the coward's way out and becomes an idiot again, leaving Lisa incredibly lonely again amongst an endless crowd of marching morons. At least she will have some fond memories of the few days he was her equal.


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* PersecutedIntellectuals: This episode showcases that even above-average intelligence is not accepted in Springfield--all entertainment in town aims for the LowestCommonDenominator and is proud to advertise itself as such and [[TallPoppySyndrome people hate Homer because they think he's lording his intelligence over them]].
4th Aug '17 10:03:37 PM SkidTroper
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* ContinuitySnarl: The idea that Homer proved God doesn't exist clashes with previous episodes (such as "Homer the Heretic") and subsequent episodes (such as "Thank God It's Doomsday") that acknowledge God's existence and depict Him, including The Simpsons Movie.
4th Aug '17 9:51:06 PM SkidTroper
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* BeliefMakesYouStupid[=/=]TakeThat: Savagely invoked. Homer uses his new found high I.Q. (which is actually 105, only slightly above average), among other things, to scientifically prove why God couldn't possibly exist. Flanders is, of course, angry, but after reading Homer's text through he quickly concludes he's absolutely correct. Instead of just accepting the other viewpoint Flanders then decides that he must prevent the others from ever seeing the document, though Homer is already putting it underneath every car's windshield wiper.

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* BeliefMakesYouStupid[=/=]TakeThat: BeliefMakesYouStupid: Savagely invoked. Homer uses his new found high I.Q. (which is actually 105, only slightly above average), among other things, to scientifically prove why God couldn't possibly exist. Flanders is, of course, angry, but after reading Homer's text through he quickly concludes he's absolutely correct. Instead of just accepting the other viewpoint Flanders then decides that he must prevent the others from ever seeing the document, though Homer is already putting it underneath every car's windshield wiper.



* CrapsackWorld: Homer seems like a super-genius with the crayon removed from his brain. However, he later states his new IQ is 105, which is only slightly above average. The people of Springfield are ''just that stupid'' (including the ones said to be smart, like Lisa, Martin Prince [whose I.Q. is 216], and the members of MENSA on "They Saved Lisa's Brain" who's IQ's range from 150 - 190 before Lisa joins [[note]]The Comic Book Guy, Lindsay Naegle, Professor Frink, and Principal Skinner[[/note]]).

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* CrapsackWorld: Homer seems like a super-genius with the crayon removed from his brain. However, he later states his new IQ is 105, which is only slightly above average. The people of Springfield are ''just that stupid'' (including the ones said to be smart, like Lisa, Lisa [whose I.Q is 150], the members of MENSA on "They Saved Lisa's Brain" who's IQ's range from 150 - 190 before Lisa joins [[note]]The Comic Book Guy, Lindsay Naegle, Professor Frink, and Principal Skinner[[/note]] and Martin Prince [whose I.Q. is 216], and 216, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter making him, despite the members lack of MENSA on "They Saved Lisa's Brain" who's IQ's range from 150 - 190 before Lisa joins [[note]]The Comic Book Guy, Lindsay Naegle, Professor Frink, and Principal Skinner[[/note]]).acknowledgement, the smartest person in Springfield]] ]).



** Also a harsh one against religious people, particularly Christians and Jews as it's about God, as Homer with an IQ of 105, which is a slightly above average IQ, claims he's proved God doesn't exist.

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** Also a harsh one against religious people, particularly Christians and Jews as it's about God, as Homer with an IQ of 105, which is a slightly above average IQ, claims he's proved God doesn't exist.see above.
5th Mar '17 11:17:02 PM Loremasta1
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* BeliefMakesYouStupid[=/=]TakeThat: Savagely invoked Homer uses his new found high I.Q. (which is actually 105, only slightly above average), among other things, to scientifically prove why God couldn't possibly exist. Flanders is, of course, angry, but after reading Homer's text through he quickly concludes he's absolutely correct. Instead of just accepting the other viewpoint Flanders then decides that he must prevent the others from ever seeing the document, though Homer is already putting it underneath every car's windshield wiper.

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* BeliefMakesYouStupid[=/=]TakeThat: Savagely invoked invoked. Homer uses his new found high I.Q. (which is actually 105, only slightly above average), among other things, to scientifically prove why God couldn't possibly exist. Flanders is, of course, angry, but after reading Homer's text through he quickly concludes he's absolutely correct. Instead of just accepting the other viewpoint Flanders then decides that he must prevent the others from ever seeing the document, though Homer is already putting it underneath every car's windshield wiper.
5th Mar '17 11:11:34 PM Loremasta1
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** Also a harsh one against religious people as Homer with an IQ of 105, which is a slightly above average IQ, claims he's proved God doesn't exist.

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** Also a harsh one against religious people people, particularly Christians and Jews as it's about God, as Homer with an IQ of 105, which is a slightly above average IQ, claims he's proved God doesn't exist.
26th Feb '17 1:11:20 PM MagBas
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* ArtisticLicense: Homer's so-called proof that God doesn't exist dips into ArtisticLicensePhysics and ArtisticLicenseReligion. Ignoring the possible UnfortunateImplications[=/=]AuthorTract behind it, God is not a number or a quantifiable figure (since Homer was talking to Ned Flanders we can assume Homer's referring to God as understood by Christians), so equations cannot be evidence against Him.

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* ArtisticLicense: Homer's so-called proof that God doesn't exist dips into ArtisticLicensePhysics and ArtisticLicenseReligion. Ignoring the possible UnfortunateImplications[=/=]AuthorTract AuthorTract behind it, God is not a number or a quantifiable figure (since Homer was talking to Ned Flanders we can assume Homer's referring to God as understood by Christians), so equations cannot be evidence against Him.
28th Dec '16 6:48:56 PM NESBoy
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* CallBack: Ozmodiar, the space alien from [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E24TheSimpsonsSpinOffShowcase The Simpsons Spin Off Showcase]] briefly appears twice during this episode, once after Bart says cartoons do not have to make sense, and once more after all the employees are laid off from the plant.

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* CallBack: CallBack:
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Ozmodiar, the space alien from [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E24TheSimpsonsSpinOffShowcase The Simpsons Spin Off Showcase]] briefly appears twice during this episode, once after Bart says cartoons do not have to make sense, and once more after all the employees are laid off from the plant. plant.
** A more subtle example can be seen in the [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S12E09/214339.jpg Classic Cartoon Commercials booth]], which is adorned by the artwork of Flatulent Fox, Brown-Nose Bear, Dinner Dog, Rich Uncle Skeleton, and Disgruntled Goat as seen in the episode "The Day the Violence Died".



** Marge's line about how animated shows seem to be everywhere is yet another burn on the animated DuelingShows that tried to be better than ''The Simpsons'', specifically ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' and ''WesternAnimaton/FamilyGuy'', both of which suffered through ExecutiveMeddling and were initially canceled because of low ratings and shifting timeslots on FOX.

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** Marge's line about how animated shows seem to be everywhere (or ''were'' last year) is yet another burn on the animated DuelingShows that tried to be better than ''The Simpsons'', specifically ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' and ''WesternAnimaton/FamilyGuy'', both of which suffered through ExecutiveMeddling and were initially canceled because of low ratings and shifting timeslots on FOX.
29th Nov '16 5:14:08 PM DRCEQ
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* BitingTheHandHumor: When Homer checks his stock numbers for Animotion, he shouts, "Yahoo!" which translates to "Yahoo!" (the website), and then says, "Huh? What is this crap?" which translates to FOX Broadcasting.

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* BitingTheHandHumor: When Homer checks his stock numbers for Animotion, he shouts, "Yahoo!" which translates to "Yahoo!" (the website), and then says, "Huh? What is this crap?" which translates to FOX Broadcasting. Cue Homer smiling when he finds out their stocks are down by 8 points.



* TakeThat and ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When Smart Homer walks the streets looking for a place for smart people, he passes by places catering to idiots and morons, like Lunkheadz, The Dum-Dum Club, and The Disney Store.

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* TakeThat and ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
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When Smart Homer walks the streets looking for a place for smart people, he passes by places catering to idiots and morons, like Lunkheadz, The Dum-Dum Club, and The Disney Store.



** Marge's line about how animated shows seem to be everywhere -- or were, last year, is yet another burn on the animated DuelingShows that tried to be better than ''The Simpsons'', specifically ''Futurama'' and ''Family Guy'', both of which suffered through ExecutiveMeddling and were canceled because of low ratings and shifting timeslots ([[HilariousInHindsight Ironically, Family Guy was revived in 2005 and is still on FOX, with reruns airing on local stations, TBS, and Cartoon Network. Futurama, on the other hand, reran on Cartoon Network and was revived for Comedy Central, only to get canceled again, but it does live on in reruns and on DVD and Matt Groening is trying to revive the show again]]).

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** Marge's line about how animated shows seem to be everywhere -- or were, last year, is yet another burn on the animated DuelingShows that tried to be better than ''The Simpsons'', specifically ''Futurama'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' and ''Family Guy'', ''WesternAnimaton/FamilyGuy'', both of which suffered through ExecutiveMeddling and were initially canceled because of low ratings and shifting timeslots ([[HilariousInHindsight Ironically, Family Guy was revived in 2005 and is still on FOX, with reruns airing on local stations, TBS, and Cartoon Network. Futurama, on the other hand, reran on Cartoon Network and was revived for Comedy Central, only to get canceled again, but it does live on in reruns and on DVD and Matt Groening is trying to revive the show again]]).FOX.
29th Nov '16 5:08:28 PM DRCEQ
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* IsThisThingStillOn: After Homer demonstrates new animation techniques while wearing a MotionCapture suit, he goes into the men's room to relieve himself, while the audience can still hear and see everything he does. They cheer him on when he announces that the urinal cake has eroded away.
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