History Recap / TheSimpsonsS17E17KissKissBangBangalore

14th May '16 9:13:04 PM nombretomado
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Patty and Selma kidnap ''MacGyver'' star Richard Dean Anderson while Homer goes to India to man the country's new nuclear plant (which has been outsourced from the one in America).

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Patty and Selma kidnap ''MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver'' star Richard Dean Anderson while Homer goes to India to man the country's new nuclear plant (which has been outsourced from the one in America).



* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Richard Dean Anderson's reason (as he claims in the episode) to have been MacGyver.

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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Richard Dean Anderson's reason (as he claims in the episode) to have been MacGyver.[=MacGyver=].
21st Apr '16 5:54:40 PM luiz4200
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* MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting: When one of Moe's patrons berates him for using imported electricity, he points out the beer and the seats are imported as well. When asked if he has anything made in America, he produces a weapon that backfires when he tries to shoot.
2nd Jun '15 10:57:52 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* GlobalIgnorance: When Homer arrives in India he asks: "This isn't India! Where's the university of Notre Dame, the indy 500, Wrigley Field, Dodger Dogs?" A woman corrects him: "You ignorant american, you have confused India with Indiana, Indiana with Illinois, and the Cubs with the Dodgers."

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* ClosestThingWeGot[=/=]ManInAKilt: The Stargate fans ogling Willie because they have no hopes of getting anything closer to a real girl than him.
* GlobalIgnorance: When Homer arrives in India he asks: "This isn't India! Where's the university of Notre Dame, the indy Indy 500, Wrigley Field, Dodger Dogs?" A woman corrects him: "You ignorant american, American! you have confused India with Indiana, Indiana with Illinois, and the Cubs with the Dodgers."



* ManInAKilt[=/=]ClosestThingWeGot: The Stargate fans ogling Willie because they have no hopes of getting anything closer to a real girl than him.
18th May '15 2:56:03 PM TMNTFanGirl
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** Mr. Burns has given Smithers an arranged marriage--which is kind of a TruthInTelevision, because most marriages in India are in fact arranged marries.

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** Mr. Burns has given Smithers an arranged marriage--which is kind of a TruthInTelevision, because most marriages in India are in fact arranged marries.marriage.
18th May '15 2:54:21 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* GlobalIgnorance: When Homer arrives in India he asks: "This isn't India! Where's the university of Notre Dame, the indy 500, Wrigley Field, Dodger Dogs?" A man corrects him: "You ignorant american, you have confused India with Indiana, Indiana with Illinois, and the Cubs with the Dodgers."

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* GlobalIgnorance: When Homer arrives in India he asks: "This isn't India! Where's the university of Notre Dame, the indy 500, Wrigley Field, Dodger Dogs?" A man woman corrects him: "You ignorant american, you have confused India with Indiana, Indiana with Illinois, and the Cubs with the Dodgers."



* ManInAKilt: The Stargate fans ogling Willie because they have no hopes of getting anything closer to a real girl than him.

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* ManInAKilt: ManInAKilt[=/=]ClosestThingWeGot: The Stargate fans ogling Willie because they have no hopes of getting anything closer to a real girl than him.



** Mr. Burns has given Smithers an arranged marriage.

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** Mr. Burns has given Smithers an arranged marriage.marriage--which is kind of a TruthInTelevision, because most marriages in India are in fact arranged marries.



** Mr. Burns spends time floating in the Ganges river with "his friends", which are actually corpses.

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** Mr. Burns spends time floating in the Ganges river with "his friends", friends," which are actually corpses.



* StockLateralThinkingPuzzle: Lenny and Carl travel to India to see Homer. While in a dungeon, they're told by a guard that one of the rooms contains a tiger, the other, Homer Simpson. They open both doors to find a tiger in each room; the guard elaborates: "One of those tigers is named "Homer Simpson"."

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* StockLateralThinkingPuzzle: Lenny and Carl travel to India to see Homer. While in a dungeon, they're told by a guard that one of the rooms contains a tiger, the other, Homer Simpson. They open both doors to find a tiger in each room; the guard elaborates: "One of those tigers is named "Homer Simpson".'Homer Simpson'."
21st Apr '15 2:51:51 AM Patachou
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* GlobalIgnorance: When Homer arrives in India he asks: "This isn't India! Where's the university of Notre Dame, the indy 500, Wrigley Field, Dodger Dogs?" A man corrects him: "You ignorant american, you have confused India with Indiana, Indiana with Illinois, and the Cubs with the Dodgers."


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* NationalStereotypes: Several references to UsefulNotes/{{India}} are made:
** Mr. Burns has given Smithers an arranged marriage.
** Mr. Burns crawls out of a basket like a cobra enthranced by a snake charmer.
** Mr. Burns says: "I don't want my scooped out monkey head go get cold", a reference to monkey heads being a national dish in India, a stereotype popularized by ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.
** The Indian workers show Homer the Hindu gods Ganesha, Vishnu and Shiva, whom he confuses with Film/TheElephantMan, Johnny Sixarms and [[ComicBook/TheSmurfs Papa Smurf]].
** Mr. Burns spends time floating in the Ganges river with "his friends", which are actually corpses.
** Homer is told to choose one of two doors, one having a Bengal tiger.
** The sing and dance number near the end shows the Taj Mahal, Bart playing tablas and is a reference to {{Bollywood}} musicals.
* NoodleIncident: Before Mr. Burns started showing a movie about outsourcing, he asked for a minute of silence for the workers who died in some heroic, well, whatever it was, we never got to know because "heroic" was the last word Mr. Burns said before Homer chanted for the movie and the subject of the heroic deaths was never brought up again.


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* PunBasedTitle: The title is a pun on ''Film/KissKissBangBang''.
* ShoutOut:
** Comic Book Guy says: "What in the name of Creator/SteveDitko?"
** The bully who threatens Bart at home is shown in silhouette, but recognizable as Sluggo from ''ComicStrip/{{Nancy}}''.
** Homer says: "I'm not a god. God has a white beard and invented [[Literature/TheDaVinciCode the Da Vinci Code.]]"
** The Indian workers show Homer the Hindu gods Ganesha, Vishnu and Shiva, whom he confuses with Film/TheElephantMan, Johnny Sixarms and [[ComicBook/TheSmurfs Papa Smurf]].
** Homer having to choose a door which may contain a tiger is a reference to the short story ''Literature/TheTiger'', in which a young man must choose a door, knowing it will either house a beautiful lady who is NOT the woman he fell in love with, or a man-eating tiger
** Burns mentions being served dinner in a "scooped-out monkey's head", a reference to ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''. Homer is dressed as Mola Ram in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' when people think he went mad with power.
** When the Simpsons travel to look for Homer under the presumption that he went mad in the jungle and thinks he is a God they travel by boat, while "The End" by Music/TheDoors plays on the soundtrack. These are all references to ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', which takes place in Vietnam, by the way.
** The song sung at the end is "Pal bhar ke liye" from the {{Bollywood}} film ''Film/JohnyMeraNaam''.
20th Apr '15 11:55:58 PM Patachou
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* SuspectIsHatless: Homer tries to find Apu's cousin Kavi, who is "medium height, dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair". The trouble is, he's in India. Luckily he only has to ask two passers-by if they're Kavi. Even more fortunately, Kavi looks and sounds almost exactly like Apu.

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* SuspectIsHatless: Homer tries to find Apu's cousin Kavi, who is "medium height, dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair". The trouble is, he's in India. Luckily he only has to ask two passers-by if they're Kavi. Even more fortunately, Kavi looks and sounds almost exactly like Apu.Apu.
* VacationEpisode: The Simpsons travel to India.
16th Apr '15 8:46:58 AM Premonition45
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* GoneHorriblyRight: When Richard Dean Anderson refuses to talk about ''Series/MacGyver'' with Patty and Selma, they kidnap him. But he manages to [[MacGyvering MacGyver]] his way out, and with new love for the show, asks them to make it harder to escape.

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* GoneHorriblyRight: When Richard Dean Anderson refuses to talk about ''Series/MacGyver'' with Patty and Selma, they kidnap him. But he manages to [[MacGyvering MacGyver]] his way out, and with new love for the show, asks them to make it harder to escape.escape, [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave refusing to leave]].
20th Jan '15 2:22:23 PM speedyboris
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* StockLateralThinkingPuzzle: Lenny and Carl travel to India to see Homer. While in a dungeon, they're told by a guard that one of the rooms contains a tiger, the other, Homer Simpson. They open both doors to find a tiger in each room; the guard elaborates: "One of those tigers is named "Homer Simpson"."
3rd Sep '13 10:55:25 PM Premonition45
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* GoneHorriblyRight: When Richard Dean Anderson refuses to talk about ''Series/MacGyver'' with Patty and Selma, they kidnap him. But he manages to [[MacGyvering MacGyver]] his way out, and with new love for the show, asks them to make it harder to escape.
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