History Recap / TheSimpsonsS12E9HOMR

24th May '18 7:21:44 PM RAraya
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* ShoutOut:
** The old ''Itchy & Scratchy'' cartoon parodies ''From Here to Eternity''. It also features a commercial for Laramie cigarettes, a nod to the fact many TV shows made before 1971 were sponsored by tobacco products (even ''The Flinstones'' early on). The black butler could be a spoof of Rochester, from ''The Jack Benny Program'', sponsored for much of its run by Lucky Strike.
** Homer's daydream is a juxtaposition between two influential films made in 1933: ''King Kong'' and ''Gold Diggers of 1933''.



** 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.

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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 compete with ''The Simpsons'', specifically Groening's own ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' and ''WesternAnimaton/FamilyGuy'', both of which suffered through ExecutiveMeddling and were initially canceled because of low ratings and shifting timeslots on FOX.
11th Mar '18 8:12:04 PM marcoasalazarm
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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]].

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* PersecutedIntellectuals: This episode showcases that even ''slightly'' 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]].
11th Mar '18 8:10:54 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: God's existence is disproven--in a way that even Flanders immediately understands and believes--by a mathematical proof contained on one piece of paper.

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* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: God's existence is disproven--in a way that even Flanders immediately understands and believes--by a mathematical proof contained on one piece of paper.paper (that Homer calculated while filing his taxes).
11th Mar '18 7:33:22 PM thatother1dude
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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Savagely invoked. Homer uses his new found high I.Q., 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: Savagely invoked. Homer uses his new found high I.Q., 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.
11th Mar '18 7:05:35 PM thatother1dude
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* ArtisticLicense: Homer's so-called proof that God doesn't exist dips into ArtisticLicensePhysics and ArtisticLicenseReligion. Ignoring the possible 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.



* 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.



* ImprobablyHighIQ: Inverted; Homer states his post-surgery IQ is only 105 (100 being average). One could just take his apparent intelligence as being compared to the rest of his town, but he still does things which would require objectively high intelligence, like [[TakeOurWordForIt somehow]] mathematically disproving the existence of God.

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* ImprobablyHighIQ: Inverted; Homer states his post-surgery IQ is only 105 (100 being average). One could just take his apparent intelligence as being compared to the rest of his town, but he still does things which would require objectively high intelligence, like [[TakeOurWordForIt somehow]] somehow mathematically disproving the existence of God.



* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: God's existence is disproven--in a way that even Flanders immediately understands and believes--by a mathematical proof contained on one piece of paper.



* TakeThat and ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:

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* TakeThat and ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: TakeThat:



** Also a harsh one against religious people, particularly Christians and Jews as it's about God, see above.
11th Mar '18 6:53:17 PM thatother1dude
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* 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.
* 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.

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* 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.
* BitingTheHandHumor: When Homer checks his stock numbers for Animotion, he shouts, "Yahoo!" which a voice-controlled programs 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.



* 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 [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, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter making him, despite the lack of acknowledgement, the smartest person in Springfield]] ]).


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* ImprobablyHighIQ: Inverted; Homer states his post-surgery IQ is only 105 (100 being average). One could just take his apparent intelligence as being compared to the rest of his town, but he still does things which would require objectively high intelligence, like [[TakeOurWordForIt somehow]] mathematically disproving the existence of God.
3rd Jan '18 3:05:01 PM luiz4200
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* HypocriticalHumor: Homer is amazed by the burning effigy at Moe's until he realizes it represents him.
3rd Jan '18 2:40:01 PM luiz4200
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* FiveFiveFive: Moe's surgeon card has the phone number 800-555-1000.
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]].
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