History Recap / TheSimpsonsS14E8TheDadWhoKnewTooLittle

28th Nov '16 8:20:37 PM trixus
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* BaitAndSwitch: The sign Bridge Out...standing

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* BaitAndSwitch: The sign Bridge Out...standingstanding. Also Colt's newspaper with the headline "Police involved in a shoot-out" he is at the bottom of a page on the "local P.I wins pie making contest."



** Homer is shocked that Dexter Cole, a man who will spy on her daughter for money, could be such so greedy.

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** Homer is shocked that Dexter Cole, a man who will spy on her daughter for money, could be such be so greedy.
16th Nov '16 4:55:54 PM Erin582
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* EpicFail: Homer knows ''nothing'' about Lisa, according to the western video storybook he made for her. He believes that her favorite food is Chicken [=McNuggets=] knowing full well that she's a vegetarian and has been for some time, her favorite "book" is magazines and her best friend is Maggie, a voiceless baby. Moreso, his other gift for her is a turkey, he ''falls asleep while recording the video'' and had to be woken up by Bart and [[UpToEleven even the picture he chose for Lisa isn't a good one]] (she looks like she's going to throw up.)


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* RealityEnsues: While disguising himself, Homer uses shoe polish to give himself a full head of hair in a bouffant, Elvis-esque style...which, of course, is supported by ''nothing'' and slides right off of his head.
7th Sep '16 1:14:34 AM trixus
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* HypocriticalHumor: Bart complains that Lisa makes him come off as a {{Jerk|Ass}}... while reading her diary.

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* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:
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Bart complains that Lisa makes him come off as a {{Jerk|Ass}}... while reading her diary.diary.
** Homer is shocked that Dexter Cole, a man who will spy on her daughter for money, could be such so greedy.


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* SilverBullet: The P.I bought some because he assumed Lisa was a werewolf, it's not clear if it's just to pad the bill or he really did it.
21st Aug '16 12:08:35 PM MattP5557
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* BaitAndSwitch: The sign Bridge Out...standing



* HypocriticalHumor: Bart complains that Lisa makes him come off as a {{Jerk|Ass}}... while reading her diary.



* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Not a physical injury but Carl casually mentions he has severe schizophrenia.



* ShoutOut: When Lisa dyes her hair with shoe polish, she comments that she looks just like [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls a Powerpuff Girl]]. [[http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/File:The_Dad_Who_Knew_Too_Little_81.JPG She even has Buttercup's hairline.]]

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* NoodleIncident: Homer chopping up Bart's skateboard with an axe for the insurance money.
* RunningGag: Homer covering himself with shoe polish.
* ShoutOut: When Lisa dyes her hair with shoe polish, she comments that she looks just like [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls a Powerpuff Girl]]. [[http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/File:The_Dad_Who_Knew_Too_Little_81.JPG She even has Buttercup's hairline.]]]]
* TakingTheBullet: Or more accurately taking the human cannonball.
13th Apr '16 2:07:28 AM NESBoy
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* ShoutOut: Lisa comments on her disguise, saying she looks just like [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls a Powerpuff Girl]].

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* ShoutOut: When Lisa dyes her hair with shoe polish, she comments on her disguise, saying that she looks just like [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls a Powerpuff Girl]].Girl]]. [[http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/File:The_Dad_Who_Knew_Too_Little_81.JPG She even has Buttercup's hairline.]]
22nd Jan '16 5:23:20 PM LarryGlasses
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* ChekhovsGun: To compensate for the inability to get a security diary for her, Bart gets Lisa a laser pointer for her birthday. At the climax of the episode, Lisa uses it against Dexter Colt.

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* ChekhovsGun: To compensate for the inability to get a security diary for her, Bart gets Lisa a laser pointer for her birthday. At the climax of the episode, Lisa uses it indirectly against Dexter Colt.


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* {{Irony}}: Invoked. Homer tries to make an ironic comment about Dexter Colt getting blinded by Lisa's laser pointer.
3rd Jan '16 12:45:57 PM notShemp
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* NobodysThatDumb: When Lisa is framed for a crime she didn't commit and the cops sees her and Homer flees when they arrive to arrest her, Chief Wiggum said something that even his own son, [[TheDitz Ralph]], knew the answer to:
-->'''Chief Wiggum''': ''(to Marge)'' Would an innocent person flee?\\
''(beat)''\\
'''Chief Wiggum''': No, really. Tell me. I honestly don't know.\\
'''Lou''': Chief, no.\\
'''Ralph''': Even ''I'' knew that.\\
'''Chief Wiggum''': Yeah, yeah, I'm not... I'm not good.
8th Dec '15 8:06:31 AM NESBoy
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* ChekhovsGun: To compensate for the inability to get a security diary for her, Bart gets Lisa a laser pointer for her birthday. At the climax of the episode, Lisa uses it against Dexter Colt.



* MegaMealChallenge: The P.I.'s bill includes 40 dollars for a steak. The detective explains that it'd be free if he managed to eat it all.

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* CreditsGag: Bart steals Lisa's new diary, which shocks unauthorized users who try to open it, and tricks Homer into an attempt to read it as a bedtime story.
* MegaMealChallenge: The P.I.'s bill includes 40 dollars for a steak. The detective explains that it'd be free if he managed to eat it all.all.
* ShoutOut: Lisa comments on her disguise, saying she looks just like [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls a Powerpuff Girl]].
2nd May '15 1:56:46 PM luiz4200
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Homer hires a private investigator to learn more about Lisa, until the P.I. frames dad and daughter for a crime they didn't commit.

!! Tropes:

* ClearMyName: Homer and Lisa have to clear their names when a detective steals animals from a lab and frames them.
* MegaMealChallenge: The P.I.'s bill includes 40 dollars for a steak. The detective explains that it'd be free if he managed to eat it all.
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