History Recap / TheSimpsonsS1E8TheTelltaleHead

22nd Mar '17 12:41:59 PM Asue
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* InsultBackfire: Bart refers to Kearney and Jimbo as "the worst kids in school", prompting the latter to eagerly reply, "Thanks!"
* LastSecondWordSwap: In church, Homer's listening to the football game on headphones. Homer's football team scores, causing Homer to jump up and shout, "It's GOOD! It's GOOD!" The whole congregation stares at him, and he adds more, "It's... good to see you all in church." Nobody buys it.

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* InsultBackfire: Bart refers to Kearney and Jimbo as "the worst kids in school", prompting the latter to eagerly reply, "Thanks!"
"Thanks!".
* LastSecondWordSwap: In church, Homer's listening to the football game on headphones. Homer's football team scores, causing Homer to jump up and shout, "It's GOOD! It's GOOD!" The whole congregation stares at him, and he adds more, "It's... good to see you all in church." church". Nobody buys it.
23rd Jan '17 5:54:50 PM CumbersomeTercel
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This is one of four episodes series creator Matt Groening has a writing credit on.

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This is one of four episodes series creator Matt Groening Creator/MattGroening has a writing credit on.
30th Dec '16 9:14:29 PM Mdumas43073
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** Sideshow Bob is among those seen smiling in gratitude after Bart restores the head to the statue. (Granted, at this point he hasn't undergone his StartOfDarkness yet.)
30th Dec '16 8:54:35 PM Mdumas43073
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* FiveFingerDiscount: Dolph, Jimbo, and Kearney make off with a bunch of stuff from the Kwik-E-Mart while Bart is buying Squishees from Apu. Dolph even uses the trope-naming euphemism.
30th Dec '16 8:49:02 PM Mdumas43073
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* InsultBackfire: Bart refers to Kearney and Jimbo as "the worst kids in school", prompting the latter to eagerly reply, "Thanks!"
30th Dec '16 8:37:47 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheCameo: Sideshow Bob.



* HowWeGotHere: The use of this trope is parodied when, after Homer agress to come with Bart to put the head back on the statue, the opening sequence repeats until the mob interrupts the story, saying they already know that part.

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* HowWeGotHere: InMediasRes: The episode begins with Bart and Homer carrying the statue's head and being chased by the angry mob. After they're cornered, Bart convinces the townspeople to allow him to explain HowWeGotHere.
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The use of this the latter trope is parodied when, after Homer agress agrees to come with Bart to put the head back on the statue, the opening sequence repeats until the mob interrupts the story, saying they already know that part.
24th Nov '16 12:39:37 PM TitoMosquito
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* HeelRealization: Homer has one when his advice to Bart (being cool is the most important thing in the world) backfires on him after Bart reveals he was the one who cut off the statue head.

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* HeelRealization: Homer has one when his advice to Bart (being cool is the most important thing in the world) backfires on him after Bart reveals he was the one who cut off the statue head. Though in his defense, he had no idea why Bart wanted advice.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Marge holds Homer responsible for inspiring Bart of his popularity advice that caused him to commit the crime in the first place.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Marge holds Homer responsible for inspiring Bart of his popularity advice that caused him to commit the crime in the first place. She also called him out for setting a bad example earlier in the episode.
18th Nov '16 9:54:18 PM NESBoy
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The statue of Jebediah Springfield does not have his motto, "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man," engraved on it. The motto itself would not debut until Season 7.
10th Sep '16 8:52:24 PM NWolfman
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This is one of four episodes series creator Matt Groening has a writing credit on.
25th Jul '16 10:49:28 AM NESBoy
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* SpecialEditionTitle: {{Downplayed|Trope}} in that the TitleSequence had Bart fall past the screen during the "Created By/Developed By" part (due to the CouchGag having Homer force Bart out of the couch).[[note]]This particular opening is also used in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E8TheTelltaleHead The Telltale Head]]", which had the same Couch Gag.[[/note]]

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* SpecialEditionTitle: {{Downplayed|Trope}} in that the TitleSequence had Bart fall past the screen during the "Created By/Developed By" part (due to the CouchGag having Homer force Bart out of the couch).[[note]]This particular opening is also used in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E8TheTelltaleHead The Telltale Head]]", "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E2BartTheGenius Bart the Genius]]", which had the same Couch Gag.[[/note]]
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