History Recap / TheSimpsonsS1E11TheCrepesOfWrath

24th Sep '17 11:45:31 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** This is the first foreign voyage episode of the series, yet Bart travels alone, rather than with his entire family (since Bart going to France is part of a student exchange program/punishment for what he did to Skinner's mom, rather than a family vacation). [[note]] The first actual Simpsons travel episode as we recognize them today would be Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E16BartVsAustralia. This because Bart visited France alone, rather than with the entire family, and because "Crepes Of Wrath" is not as full with numerous specific references to things the country travelled to is famous for. "Bart vs. Australia" does feature these traditions and thus paved the way for The Simpsons' later visits to Japan ("30 Minutes Over Tokyo"), Brazil ("Blame It On Lisa"), Africa ("Simpsons Safari"), China ("Goo Gai Pan"), Italy ("The Italian Bob"), The United Kingdom ("The Regina Monologues"), India ("Kiss, Kiss Bangalore"), Ireland ("In The Name Of The Grandfather"), Israel ("The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed") and Iceland ("The Saga Of Carl")[[/note]]

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** This is the first foreign voyage episode of the series, yet Bart travels alone, rather than with his entire family (since Bart going to France is part of a student exchange program/punishment for what he did to Skinner's mom, rather than a family vacation). vacation) and there is not as many jokes referencing things the foreign country is known for as there would be in later such episodes. [[note]] The first actual Simpsons travel episode as we recognize them today would be Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E16BartVsAustralia. This because "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E16BartVsAustralia Bart visited France alone, rather than with the entire family, and because "Crepes Of Wrath" is not as full with numerous specific references to things the country travelled to is famous for. "Bart vs. Australia" does feature these traditions and thus Australia]]", which paved the way for The Simpsons' later visits to Japan ("30 ("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E23ThirtyMinutesOverTokyo Thrity Minutes Over Tokyo"), over Tokyo]]"), Africa ("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E17SimpsonSafari Simpsons Safari]]"), Brazil ("Blame ("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E15BlameItOnLisa Blame It On Lisa"), Africa ("Simpsons Safari"), China ("Goo Gai Pan"), Italy ("The Italian Bob"), The on Lisa]]"), the United Kingdom ("The ("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E4TheReginaMonologues The Regina Monologues"), Monologues]]"), China ("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E12GooGooGaiPan Goo Goo Gai Pan]]"), Italy ("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E8TheItalianBob The Italian Bob]]"), India ("Kiss, ("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E17KissKissBangBangalore Kiss, Kiss Bangalore"), Bangalore]]"), Ireland ("In The ("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS20E14InTheNameOfTheGrandfather In the Name Of The Grandfather"), of the Grandfather]]"), Israel ("The ("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS21E16TheGreatestStoryEverDohed The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed") D'ohed]]") and Iceland ("The ("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS24E21TheSagaOfCarl The Saga Of Carl")[[/note]]of Carl]]").[[/note]]
3rd Feb '17 9:27:50 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FrenchJerk: The winemakers. Oh, so very much.


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* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: Bart's abuse by the winemakers puts the episode in this territory.
21st Jan '17 7:16:28 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* PunbasedTitle: The title is a pun on ''Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath'' and the French word for pancakes ("crêpes"), which is odd, considering that the plot is more about grapes and wine.

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* PunbasedTitle: PunBasedTitle: The title is a pun on ''Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath'' and the French word for pancakes ("crêpes"), which is odd, considering that the plot is more about grapes and wine.
23rd Oct '16 3:56:50 AM ElegantVamp
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Principal Skinner's mother in this episode is actually a nice, old lady who embarrasses her son by calling him "Spanky," which is a far cry from the emotional abuse and ''Film/{{Psycho}}''-esque jokes about Principal Skinner and his mom years later (and the infamous "Principal and the Pauper" episode where it's revealed that Principal Skinner is really a street punk named Armin Tamzarian and that he became Agnes' son because the real Skinner went missing during the Vietnam War, though that has since been dismissed as NegativeContinuity). The DVD commentary justifies this change by stating that [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom, Bart's cherry-bomb prank]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero is what turned Agnes Skinner cruel and bitter]] (though the episode where The Simpsons go to Canada for the Winter Olympics revealed that Agnes hated Principal Skinner because his kicking when he was in her womb cost her the chance to be an Olympic high-jumper).

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Principal Skinner's mother in this episode is actually a nice, old lady who embarrasses her son by calling him "Spanky," which is a far cry from the emotional abuse and ''Film/{{Psycho}}''-esque jokes about Principal Skinner and his mom years later (and the infamous "Principal and the Pauper" episode where it's revealed that Principal Skinner is really a street punk named Armin Tamzarian and that he became Agnes' son because the real Skinner went missing during the Vietnam War, though that has since been dismissed as NegativeContinuity). The DVD commentary justifies this change by stating that [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom, [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Bart's cherry-bomb prank]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero is what turned Agnes Skinner cruel and bitter]] (though the episode where The Simpsons go to Canada for the Winter Olympics revealed that Agnes hated Principal Skinner because his kicking when he was in her womb cost her the chance to be an Olympic high-jumper).
23rd Oct '16 3:54:26 AM ElegantVamp
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Principal Skinner's mother in this episode is actually a nice, old lady who embarrasses her son by calling him "Spanky," which is a far cry from the emotional abuse and ''Film/{{Psycho}}''-esque jokes about Principal Skinner and his mom years later (and the infamous "Principal and the Pauper" episode where it's revealed that Principal Skinner is really a street punk named Armin Tamzarian and that he became Agnes' son because the real Skinner went missing during the Vietnam War, though that has since been dismissed as NegativeContinuity). The DVD commentary justifies this change by stating that [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoo, Bart's cherry-bomb prank]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero is what turned Agnes Skinner cruel and bitter]] (though the episode where The Simpsons go to Canada for the Winter Olympics revealed that Agnes hated Principal Skinner because his kicking when he was in her womb cost her the chance to be an Olympic high-jumper).

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Principal Skinner's mother in this episode is actually a nice, old lady who embarrasses her son by calling him "Spanky," which is a far cry from the emotional abuse and ''Film/{{Psycho}}''-esque jokes about Principal Skinner and his mom years later (and the infamous "Principal and the Pauper" episode where it's revealed that Principal Skinner is really a street punk named Armin Tamzarian and that he became Agnes' son because the real Skinner went missing during the Vietnam War, though that has since been dismissed as NegativeContinuity). The DVD commentary justifies this change by stating that [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoo, [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom, Bart's cherry-bomb prank]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero is what turned Agnes Skinner cruel and bitter]] (though the episode where The Simpsons go to Canada for the Winter Olympics revealed that Agnes hated Principal Skinner because his kicking when he was in her womb cost her the chance to be an Olympic high-jumper).
24th Sep '16 9:52:11 PM Premonition45
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Principal Skinner's mother in this episode is actually a nice, old lady who embarrasses her son by calling him "Spanky," which is a far cry from the emotional abuse and ''Film/{{Psycho}}''-esque jokes about Principal Skinner and his mom years later (and the infamous "Principal and the Pauper" episode where it's revealed that Principal Skinner is really a street punk named Armin Tamzarian and that he became Agnes' son because the real Skinner went missing during the Vietnam War, though that has since been dismissed as NegativeContinuity). The DVD commentary justifies this change by stating that Bart's cherry-bomb prank is what turned Agnes Skinner cruel and bitter (though the episode where The Simpsons go to Canada for the Winter Olympics revealed that Agnes hated Principal Skinner because his kicking when he was in her womb cost her the chance to be an Olympic high-jumper).

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Principal Skinner's mother in this episode is actually a nice, old lady who embarrasses her son by calling him "Spanky," which is a far cry from the emotional abuse and ''Film/{{Psycho}}''-esque jokes about Principal Skinner and his mom years later (and the infamous "Principal and the Pauper" episode where it's revealed that Principal Skinner is really a street punk named Armin Tamzarian and that he became Agnes' son because the real Skinner went missing during the Vietnam War, though that has since been dismissed as NegativeContinuity). The DVD commentary justifies this change by stating that [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoo, Bart's cherry-bomb prank prank]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero is what turned Agnes Skinner cruel and bitter bitter]] (though the episode where The Simpsons go to Canada for the Winter Olympics revealed that Agnes hated Principal Skinner because his kicking when he was in her womb cost her the chance to be an Olympic high-jumper).
4th Jun '16 4:29:55 PM Aspr3
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* {{Jerkass}}: The two winemakers. Treating Bart like a slave, stealing his stuff, force feeding him ant-freeze laced wine.

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* {{Jerkass}}: The two winemakers. Treating Bart like a slave, stealing his stuff, force feeding him ant-freeze anti-freeze laced wine.
22nd Feb '16 6:29:44 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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* VacationEpisode: Bart travels to France.

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* VacationEpisode: The first of many; The Simpsons enjoyed having such traveling adventures at least OnceASeason. In this one, Bart travels to France.
3rd Jan '16 6:19:53 PM toongrrl1990
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* ValuesDissonance: Were this episode made today (2015), you can be damn well sure there would be more legal ramifications for the two wine merchants; they mistreated Bart, stole his items from his suitcase (including giving his hat to their donkey), used him for slave labour, barely fed him and gave him anywhere to sleep, and they fore-fed him anti-freeze, which they believed at the time to be enough to kill a person. If the Simpsons didn't agree to the exchange in the first place, it could be mistaken for a kidnapping.
12th Dec '15 11:07:05 PM windyshadow32
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