History Recap / TheSimpsonsS1E11TheCrepesOfWrath

21st Apr '18 4:07:21 PM schoi30
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* BilingualBonus and ShownTheirWork: The French used in this episode is fairly accurate.

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* BilingualBonus and ShownTheirWork: BilingualBonus: The French used in this episode is [[ShownTheirWork fairly accurate.accurate]].



* 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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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).
24th Feb '18 8:33:02 PM C2
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* {{Woolseyism}}: The Quebec dub turns the plot into Quebecois French-accented Bart learning to understand Parisian-accented French.
24th Feb '18 8:32:33 PM C2
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* {{Woolseyism}}: The Quebec dub turns the plot into Quebecois French-accented Bart learning to understand Parisian-accented French.
22nd Feb '18 5:25:00 PM AmuckCricetine
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* TheMole: Adil is discovered to be a Communist spy.


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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Adil Hoxha was named after then-Prime Minister Adil Carcani and former dictator Enver Hoxha.
22nd Feb '18 5:21:28 PM AmuckCricetine
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* UsefulNotes/{{France}}: Specific references to things the country is famous for are made: The Eiffel Tower, berets, impressionism, Le Provence, wine and bonbons. The Rue Voltaire references philosopher Voltaire. Bart gives Marge some "haute couture" fashion and Maggie a red balloon, in reference to the film ''Film/TheRedBalloon''. For completion's sake we can also add that César and Ugolin are references to the French films ''Film/JeanDeFlorette'' and ''Film/ManonDesSources''.


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* KnightOfCerebus: The winemakers, who treat Bart like a slave and could have killed him by giving him antifreeze-laced wine.
20th Feb '18 4:10:10 PM marcoasalazarm
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* TeenSuperspy: Adil and his spying activities. Taken UpToEleven with the revelation at the end that the CIA had his own pre-teen spy of his own on Eastern Europe (that is exchanged for Adil... and the two kids ''know each other'').

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* TeenSuperspy: Adil and his spying activities. Taken UpToEleven with the revelation at the end that the CIA had his own a pre-teen spy of his its own operating on Eastern Europe (that is exchanged for Adil... and the two kids ''know each other'').
20th Feb '18 4:09:01 PM marcoasalazarm
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* TeenSuperspy: Adil and his spying activities. Taken UpToEleven with the revelation at the end that the CIA had his own pre-teen spy of his own on Eastern Europe (that is exchanged for Adil... and the two kids ''know each other'').
20th Feb '18 3:32:51 PM AmuckCricetine
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* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: Adil and his spying activities.



** Principal Skinner's speech: "You might find his accent peculiar. Certain aspects of his culture may seem absurd, perhaps even offensive. But I urge you all to give little Adil the benefit of the doubt. [[HypocriticalHumor This way, and only in this way, do we hope to better understand our backward neighbors throughout the world]]."

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** Principal Skinner's speech: "You speech:
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might find his accent peculiar. Certain aspects of his culture may seem absurd, perhaps even offensive. But I urge you all to give little Adil the benefit of the doubt. [[HypocriticalHumor This way, and only in this way, do we hope to better understand our backward neighbors throughout the world]]."



* JustAStupidAccent: While the trope was averted, it was played ''awfully'' straight in the Latin American dub, with all the French substituted with French-accented Spanish. The gendarme couldn't understand Bart because of his accent rather than his speaking a different language. The Quebec French dub, obviously, kept the French and also had the gendarme unable to understand Bart's accent, but there it made more sense, with the gendarme's trouble with Bart's Quebec accent being more realistic.



* ShoutOut: While driving to the French farm Bart and his chauffeur pass through landscapes which are all references to famous paintings made in France, including works by Claude Monet, Creator/VincentVanGogh, Henri Rousseau and Édouard Manet.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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While driving to the French farm Bart and his chauffeur pass through landscapes which are all references to famous paintings made in France, including works by Claude Monet, Creator/VincentVanGogh, Henri Rousseau and Édouard Manet.
17th Feb '18 10:20:37 PM TitoMosquito
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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: the French policeman only claims outrage at the fact that César and Ugolin put anti-freeze in their wine.

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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: the The French policeman only claims outrage at the fact that César and Ugolin put anti-freeze in their wine.



--> ''"Please, please, kids, stop fighting. Maybe Lisa's right about America being the land of opportunity, and maybe Adil's got a point about the machinery of capitalism being oiled with the blood of the workers."'' - Homer Simpson.

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--> ''"Please, please, kids, stop fighting. [[BothSidesHaveAPoint Maybe Lisa's right about America being the land of opportunity, and maybe Adil's got a point about the machinery of capitalism being oiled with the blood of the workers."'' ]]"'' - Homer Simpson.
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]]
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