History Recap / TheSimpsonsS1E1SimpsonsRoastingOnAnOpenFire

3rd Feb '17 9:39:52 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When we're introduced to Bart in the series proper, he sings the "Batman smells" variant of "Jingle Bells".

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When we're introduced to Bart in the series proper, he sings the "Batman smells" variant of "Jingle Bells".Bells".
** Lisa's intelligence and precociousness are demonstrated by her eloquently telling off her Aunt Patty for badmouthing Homer.
-->'''Lisa:''' What, Aunt Patty?\\
'''Patty:''' Oh, nothing, dear. I'm just trashing your father.\\
'''Lisa:''' Well, I wish you wouldn't because, aside from the fact that he has the same frailties as all human beings, he's the only father I have. Therefore, he is my model of manhood, and my estimation of him will govern the prospects of my adult relationships. So I hope you bear in mind that any knock at him is a knock at me, and I am far too young to defend myself against such onslaughts.\\
'''Patty:''' Mm hm. Go watch your cartoon show, dear.
21st Jan '17 7:19:06 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Rodd Flanders acts more like a regular boy here instead of the sissy caricature of christian upbringing he would later become.

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** Rodd Flanders acts more like a regular boy here instead of the sissy caricature of christian Christian upbringing he would later become.
24th Dec '16 7:46:16 PM MapleSyrup
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** Homer is actually relatively competent at his job, at least compared with later episodes. He also tries to teach Bart about the satisfaction of getting paid for a job well done.
** Rodd Flanders acts more like a regular boy here instead of the sissy caricature of christian upbringing he would later become.
** Moe has black hear instead of grey, and his tavern has a different interior too.
16th Dec '16 9:35:07 AM KoopaKid17
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When we're introduced to Bart in the series proper, he sings the "Batman smells" variant of "Jingle Bells".
12th Dec '16 2:56:38 PM Brandon
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* {{Irony}}: When Bart sits on Homer's lap, Homer announces himself as "Jolly Old St. Nick" in an angry tone of voice.

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* {{Irony}}: When Bart sits on Homer's lap, Homer announces himself as "Jolly Old St. Nick" in an angry tone of voice. For context though, it's because he's getting frustrated with Bart trolling him (unaware that's his father dressed as Santa).
19th Jun '16 9:45:28 AM jessicaotiesha
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: This episode has all of the Christmas tropes tangled up Christmas lights, the next door neighbor who puts your lights to shame, crowded malls with over worked Santa’s and bored elves, taking your son to a dog racing track
18th May '16 2:14:37 PM speedyboris
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* {{Irony}}: When Bart sits on Homer's lap, Homer announces himself as "Jolly Old St. Nick" in an angry tone of voice.
18th May '16 2:13:39 PM speedyboris
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* WiseBeyondTheirYears:
--> '''Patty''': Where's Homer anyway? It's so typical of the big doof us to spoil it all.\\
'''Lisa''': What, Aunt Patty?\\
'''Patty''': Oh, nothing, dear. I'm just trashing your father.\\
'''Lisa''': Well, I wish you wouldn't, because aside from the fact he has the same frailties as all human beings, he's the only father I have. Therefore, he is my model of manhood, and my estimation of him will govern the prospects of my adult relationships. So I hope you bear in mind that any knock at him is a knock at me, and I'm far too young to defend myself against such onslaughts.\\
'''Patty''': ...Mm-hmm. Go watch your cartoon show, dear.
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.
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