History Recap / TheSimpsonsS1E3HomersOdyssey

22nd Mar '17 11:57:35 AM Asue
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** In later episodes, Homer's supervisor [[DependingOnTheWriter is someone else completely.]]



* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: The Springfield Shopper repeatedly headlines Homer's safety advocating, culminating with, "Enough Already Homer Simpson!"
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: This is the one and only time when we see Sherri and Terri'S father.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: This is the one and only time when we see Sherri and Terri's father.
* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: The Springfield Shopper repeatedly headlines Homer's safety advocating, culminating with, "Enough Already Already, Homer Simpson!"
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: This is the one and only time when we see Sherri and Terri'S father.
Simpson!"
22nd Mar '17 11:51:33 AM Asue
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: This is the one and only time when we see Sherri and Terri'S father.
22nd Feb '17 12:58:46 PM Mdumas43073
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* MyDadCanBeatUpYourDad: Homer's immediate supervisor at the plant is Sherri and Terri's father, and they make a point of telling Bart how little he thinks of Homer's work ethic and abilities.
22nd Jan '17 1:49:59 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Homer gets fired from his job for crashing a forklift. He goes into such a deep depression at losing the identity of household breadwinner that he ''actually attempts suicide'' so he wouldn't feel like a failure around his wife and children. At the end of the episode, he becomes the power plant's safety inspector because he's very concerned that the plant isn't being run safely and wants to make a difference. In later episodes, [[UltimateJobSecurity his on-the-job negligence is legendary, with him personally committing safety violations that would not only get him canned]], but probably sent to prison for a long time, [[RuleOfFunny if the show cared about realism]]. He would regularly be sacked for gross incompetence and show little-to-no concern, or casually ditch work for the sake of whatever zany adventure he's going on in the episode. Also, even though his title of safety inspector continues to be mentioned, [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything his job rarely seems to involve any safety inspecting]]. Admittedly, the plant itself, even without Homer's incompetence, is terribly run and would be shut down in an instant if Burns ever ran into [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney someone he couldn't bribe]]. [[FridgeBrilliance Which is probably why Homer has his job security (outside of Burns saying he's here forever after Homer had to beg for the job back when Maggie was conceived); anyone competent would have gotten the place shut down.]]
* ClassTrip: Bart's class goes on a trip to the nuclear power plant, where Sherri and Terri simultaneously kiss Bart.


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* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: The Springfield Shopper repeatedly headlines Homer's safety advocating, culminating with, "Enough Already Homer Simpson!"
18th May '16 9:41:25 AM speedyboris
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* LimitedAnimation: Done deliberately for the Smilin'joe Fission cartoon shown at the power plant.

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* LimitedAnimation: Done deliberately for the Smilin'joe Smilin' Joe Fission cartoon shown at the power plant.
18th May '16 9:41:09 AM speedyboris
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* LimitedAnimation: Done deliberately for the Smilin'joe Fission cartoon shown at the power plant.
18th May '16 9:40:08 AM speedyboris
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-->'''Mrs. Krabappel:''' I hope we don't have a repeat of our trip to Springfield Prison, ''Bart''.
-->'''Bart:''' Mrs. Krabappel, I ''did not'' open that door.

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-->'''Mrs. Krabappel:''' Now class, I hope we don't have want this field trip to be a repeat of our trip infamous visit to the Springfield Prison, ''Bart''.
State Prison. So I want you all to be on your best behavior, especially you, Bart Simpson.
-->'''Bart:''' Mrs. Krabappel, I ''did not'' open ''didn't'' unlock that door.
18th May '16 9:39:17 AM speedyboris
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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Homer has inner conflict when he's offered the job of safety inspector and is told by Mr. Burns to tell his supporters that [[BlatantLies the nuclear plant is safe.]]
--> '''Mr. Burns''': You mean you're willing to give up a good job and a raise, just for your principles?\\
'''Homer''': ...When you put it like ''that'', it ''does'' seem a little far-fetched.
18th May '16 9:35:02 AM speedyboris
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* VomitDiscretionShot: Wendell, who makes it all the way to the power plant, but then vomits when Bart good-naturedly slaps his back.
18th May '16 9:33:03 AM speedyboris
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness and OffModel: Smithers is black in this episode due to a coloring mistake that couldn't be fixed. The animators wanted to keep him that way, but saw that a black man being hired as a servile assistant to his white boss wouldn't go over well with American audiences, so they made sure that Smithers was yellow (which is Caucasian in the Simpson world) so this mistake wouldn't happen again.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness and OffModel: Smithers is black in this episode due to a coloring mistake that couldn't be fixed. The animators wanted to keep him that way, but saw that a black man being hired as a servile assistant to his white boss wouldn't go over well with American audiences, so they made sure that Smithers was yellow (which is Caucasian in the Simpson world) so this mistake wouldn't happen again. Smithers' skin color was [[HandWave hand-waved]] by saying he was ''really'' tan from being on vacation.
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