History Recap / TheSimpsonsS15E7TisTheFifteenthSeason

4th Feb '17 3:05:49 PM morenohijazo
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* TheAntiGrinch: Homer decides to change his ways and become the nicest person in town. When he gets told there's too much commercialism in Christmas and that everyone is better off without presents, Homer decides to to the "ultimate good deed" by stealing Christmas. Needless to say, this doesn't work.
14th Dec '16 5:05:04 AM axle-k89
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* BaitAndSwitch: Snake has this to say after being robbed by Homer: "Ho, I've been robbed! Man, so this is how it feels. I'd better see my shrink... and rob his ass."
* BigNo: Three in the same scene. McGrew does one on the TV when his name appears on the gravestone, Homer does one when he imagines his name appearing on it, then he does another one when he reads it correctly (""Unloved by ''all''"?! NO!").


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* DisappearedDad: Nelson's missing father is referred to again in this episode.


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* ForWantOfANail: Essentially most of the plot happens because Mr Burns gave Homer a Joe DiMaggio baseball card.
2nd Dec '16 3:04:36 AM axle-k89
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* CallingTheOldManOut: When the family find out Homer blew their money on the Astrolabe, he tries to say that if he's happy, he's "less abusive" to them. Lisa shoots him down with one sentence, without even needing to raise her voice: "No, Dad. This time, you were just plain selfish."
1st Dec '16 8:03:21 AM axle-k89
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* NiceGuy: Homer tries very hard to be one of these after his HeelRealization. He does this by donating his old clothes to hobos, giving Lenny a photo cube to make up for being a bad secret Santa to him earlier in the episode, offers Marge the last pork chop (causing her to break down in [[InelegantBlubbering tears of joy]]), orders Burns to donate to the church collection plate, and builds an ice rink in the back yard. Marge is very happy by Homer's newfound unselfishness, and Gil even calls him "the nicest man in town", right in front of Ned Flanders.
1st Dec '16 7:59:09 AM axle-k89
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* BlatantLies: When the Astrolabe makes a comment within earshot of the family, exposing Homer, Marge asks what that was, and Homer responds with, "Woohoo! [[TheQuietOne Maggie]]'s talking!"



* InstantSedation: While Homer is stealing Christmas, he is spotted by baby Gerald (a la Cindy Lou Who), so he knocks him (and his teddy bear) out with a chloroform rag.

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* InstantSedation: While Homer is stealing Christmas, he is spotted by baby Gerald one of Apu and Manjula's octopulets (a la Cindy Lou Who), so he knocks him her (and his a teddy bear) out with a chloroform rag.rag.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Homer before he decides to be a better person. He forgets he's Lenny's secret Santa, annoying both him and Carl. Carl in particularly calls Homer the most selfish man he knows. Homer says that Mr Burns is more selfish than him, leading straight into the RightBehindMe example below. Then, he buys ''keyrings'' for his family's presents and spends almost everything else on the Personalized Talking Astrolabe, meaning the only Christmas tree they can afford is so dry bursts into flames when Homer rubs it. Obviously, Marge and the kids are ''not'' happy when they find out.



--->'''Homer:''' Oh, [=McGrew=], once again you've mistaken something for something else.

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--->'''Homer:''' Oh, [=McGrew=], once again you've mistaken something for something else.something.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Homer tries to get rid of the excess commercialism of the holidays by stealing all the presents and decorations in town and burning them. Naturally, it just pisses everyone off.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Homer tries to get rid of the excess commercialism of the holidays by stealing all the presents and decorations in town and burning them. Naturally, it just pisses everyone off. He does, however, return them afterwards.
29th Nov '16 7:46:07 PM MarioAndSpongeBobFan
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**Homer himself also does this when the Personalized Talking Astrolabe tells him it can't be returned.
6th Dec '15 6:12:21 PM SpideyTerry
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even Mr. Burns gives a more thoughtful gift than Homer.



* LimitedWardrobe: Homer is shown donating his old clothes to the needy. Cut to hobos waring white shirts and blue pants.

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* LimitedWardrobe: Homer is shown donating his old clothes to the needy. Cut to hobos waring wearing white shirts and blue pants.



* ShoutOut
** Homer watches ''[[WesternAnimation/MrMagoo Mr. McGrew's Christmas Carol]]''
** Homer tries to [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas steal Christmas]]

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* ShoutOut
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** Homer watches ''[[WesternAnimation/MrMagoo Mr. McGrew's Christmas Carol]]''
Carol]]''.
--->'''Homer:''' Oh, [=McGrew=], once again you've mistaken something for something else.
** Homer tries to [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas steal Christmas]]Christmas and gets help from a cute dog]].



* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: Lisa shows Homer that many adaptations of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' exist, showing scenes from Christmas episodes of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' and ''FamilyMatters''

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* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: Lisa shows Homer that many adaptations of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' exist, showing scenes from Christmas episodes of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' and ''FamilyMatters''''Series/FamilyMatters''.
-->'''Bart:''' TV writers have been milking that goat for years.
9th Nov '15 1:44:10 PM SarcasmKid
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* InelegantBlubbering: After Homer decides to be nicer, he lets Marge have the last pork chop at dinner. Marge, who apparently has waited years for Homer to offer that, starts crying tears of joy and eats the chop with her bare hands. While she's doing this Marge gushes over how good Homer's thoughtfulness tastes. Homer, and the kids, are understandably creeped out by Marge's blubbering.
19th Jan '15 4:09:58 PM Mhoram
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When Carl gives Homer a DVD player and the first season of ''MagnumPI'', Homer forgets that he is Lenny’s “Secret Santa”, so he hastily gives him Certs. Also, Mr. Burns gives everyone a caferteria voucher as a Christmas bonus, except Homer, who gets a Joe [=DiMaggio=] baseball card (which, him being Burns, believes is worthless - Burns is so outdated he thinks [=DiMaggio=] is a rookie and Homer's surprise was about the fact they "started" to allow ethnics in the big leagues)). Homer trades it in to Comic Book Guy, who gives him everything in his register. With this small fortune, the Simpsons go Christmas shopping and Homer promoses to spend his money on a huge Christmas tree, but instead squanders it on a personalized talking astrolabe. When his family finds out, they call him out on his selfish act, with Marge saying that he doesn't care about anybody but himself. What’s worse is that Homer can’t return the astrolabe as the astrolabe itself reminded him after Homer was called out for his selfishness.

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When Carl gives Homer a DVD player and the first season of ''MagnumPI'', ''Series/MagnumPI'', Homer forgets that he is Lenny’s “Secret Santa”, so he hastily gives him Certs. Also, Mr. Burns gives everyone a caferteria voucher as a Christmas bonus, except Homer, who gets a Joe [=DiMaggio=] baseball card (which, him being Burns, believes is worthless - Burns is so outdated he thinks [=DiMaggio=] is a rookie and Homer's surprise was about the fact they "started" to allow ethnics in the big leagues)). Homer trades it in to Comic Book Guy, who gives him everything in his register. With this small fortune, the Simpsons go Christmas shopping and Homer promoses to spend his money on a huge Christmas tree, but instead squanders it on a personalized talking astrolabe. When his family finds out, they call him out on his selfish act, with Marge saying that he doesn't care about anybody but himself. What’s worse is that Homer can’t return the astrolabe as the astrolabe itself reminded him after Homer was called out for his selfishness.
24th Dec '13 3:42:19 PM luiz4200
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When Carl gives Homer a DVD player and the first season of ''MagnumPI'', Homer forgets that he is Lenny’s “Secret Santa”, so he hastily gives him Certs. Also, Mr. Burns gives everyone a caferteria voucher as a Christmas bonus, except Homer, who gets a Joe [=DiMaggio=] baseball card (which, him being Burns, believes is worthless). Homer trades it in to Comic Book Guy, who gives him everything in his register. With this small fortune, the Simpsons go Christmas shopping and Homer promoses to spend his money on a huge Christmas tree, but instead squanders it on a personalized talking astrolabe. When his family finds out, they call him out on his selfish act, with Marge saying that he doesn't care about anybody but himself. What’s worse is that Homer can’t return the astrolabe.

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When Carl gives Homer a DVD player and the first season of ''MagnumPI'', Homer forgets that he is Lenny’s “Secret Santa”, so he hastily gives him Certs. Also, Mr. Burns gives everyone a caferteria voucher as a Christmas bonus, except Homer, who gets a Joe [=DiMaggio=] baseball card (which, him being Burns, believes is worthless).worthless - Burns is so outdated he thinks [=DiMaggio=] is a rookie and Homer's surprise was about the fact they "started" to allow ethnics in the big leagues)). Homer trades it in to Comic Book Guy, who gives him everything in his register. With this small fortune, the Simpsons go Christmas shopping and Homer promoses to spend his money on a huge Christmas tree, but instead squanders it on a personalized talking astrolabe. When his family finds out, they call him out on his selfish act, with Marge saying that he doesn't care about anybody but himself. What’s worse is that Homer can’t return the astrolabe.
astrolabe as the astrolabe itself reminded him after Homer was called out for his selfishness.


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* RightBehindMe: To give an example of somebody more selfish than him, Homer started describing Mr. Burns, who overheard him. [[SubvertedTrope Fortunately]], Burns thought Homer was talking of a woman named Kathy, who ''does'' look like Burns except for the fact she's a woman.
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