History Recap / TheSimpsonsS1E1SimpsonsRoastingOnAnOpenFire

3rd Jan '16 6:05:06 PM toongrrl1990
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* AccidentalAesop: Many animal advocacy groups praised this episode for bringing attention to the plight of abandoned racing dogs. The writers had no idea at the time that it was such a big issue but were glad to raise awareness of it.
30th Jun '15 1:30:10 PM megajake
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* AccidentalAesop: Many animal advocacy groups praised this episode for bringing attention to the plight of abandoned racing dogs. The writers had no idea at the time that it was such a big issue but were glad to raise awareness of it.
15th May '15 6:11:09 AM luiz4200
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** Bart's version of "Jingle Bells" includes ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
* TemptingFate: Right after Marge comments that Bart "sings like an angel", he sings a Batman-themed version of "Jingle Bells".
9th Nov '14 8:20:44 PM TitoMosquito
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** When talking about Christmas miracles, Bart mentions [[{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]], TheSmurfs, and [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Tiny Tim]].

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** When talking about Christmas miracles, Bart mentions [[{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]], TheSmurfs, and [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Tiny Tim]].Tim]], [[{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]], and TheSmurfs.
26th Oct '14 2:52:07 PM Brandon
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** PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Homer has to ask, "Who's Tiny Tim?"

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** *** PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Homer has to ask, "Who's Tiny Tim?"
26th Oct '14 2:51:52 PM Brandon
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** PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Homer has to ask, "Who's Tiny Tim?"
17th Sep '14 9:45:52 AM KoopaKid17
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Lisa's letter to Santa.
--> A Pony \\
A Pony \\
A Pony \\
* Marge groans*

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Lisa's letter to Santa.
--> A Pony \\
A Pony \\
A Pony \\
* Marge groans*
Santa. She requests a pony six times on her list.
4th Feb '14 10:13:58 AM Krendall
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** When talking about Christmas miracles, Bart mentions [[{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]], TheSmurfs, and [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Tiny Tim]].
9th Jun '13 12:46:09 AM TitoMosquito
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** However, it's only the first '''full length''' episode. Shorts had been running on The Tracey Ullman Show for the previous three years.

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** However, it's only the first '''full length''' episode. Shorts had been running on The ''The Tracey Ullman Show Show'' for the previous three years.


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** And again, when Marge suggests using Homer's Christmas bonus.
4th Jun '13 12:55:49 AM SpideyTerry
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* MallSanta: Homer becomes one half-way through the episode in order to help pay for Christmas after he doesn't get his Christmas bonus.


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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Homer does everything he can to make sure the family has a merry Christmas.
* LickedByTheDog: After losing a race, Santa's Little Helper is chased off by his angry owner and jumps into the arms of Homer (who lost all his money betting on him).
-->'''Bart:''' Aw, can we keep him, Dad? Please!\\
'''Homer:''' But he's a loser! He's pathetic! He's... ''(the dog licks him and Homer smiles)'' a Simpson.
* MallSanta: Homer becomes one half-way through the episode in order to help pay for Christmas after he doesn't get his Christmas bonus. Barney is also one, though we never see him in action.
* ObnoxiousInLaws: Patty and Selma make their first appearance.
-->'''Bart and Lisa:''' Dad, we're so glad to see you!\\
'''Homer:''' Why? ''(sees Patty and Selma)'' Oh.
* OhCrap: Having already lost out on his bonus, Homer when he sees that Marge's savings jar is empty.
-->"We're ruined. Chrismas is cancelled. No presents for anyone!"
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