History Recap / TheSimpsonsS21E14PostcardsFromTheWedge

5th Aug '17 7:48:26 AM luiz4200
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* BaitAndSwitch: What seems to be a thought baloon with Nelson is actually Nelson burning some books.


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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: After squeezing his way in an abandoned subway station, Homer finds a nickel and squeezes himself out. He then pays the fare and enters again.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: At the end of the "Springfield of Tomorrow" film, it's stated couples can freeze their kids for when they need privacy.


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* HarmlessFreezing: Happens to a boy in "Springfield of Tomorrow" when his parents want privacy.
2nd Aug '17 4:24:51 PM luiz4200
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* BookEnds: The episode starts with "Springfield of Tomorrow" and ends with more of that story being shown.


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* IdeaBulb: Itchy breaks one and stabs Scratchy with it.


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* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: Lisa figures out it was Bart who wrote the letter their parents think she wrote because only Bart would misspell "Elementary".


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** The Itchy and Scratchy cartoon featured in this episode is a parody of ''Series/{{House}}''.
3rd May '16 6:59:25 PM BoyNinja
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** While Bart does his big load of homework, he watches a parody of ''Anime/Pokemon'' on TV and comments [[LongRunner how it hasn't run out of]] [[SeasonalRot ideas yet]], [[{{Irony}} which is ironic]].

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** While Bart does his big load of homework, he watches a parody of ''Anime/Pokemon'' ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' on TV and comments [[LongRunner how it hasn't run out of]] [[SeasonalRot ideas yet]], [[{{Irony}} which is ironic]].
3rd May '16 6:59:02 PM BoyNinja
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* ShoutOut:
** While Bart does his big load of homework, he watches a parody of ''Anime/Pokemon'' on TV and comments [[LongRunner how it hasn't run out of]] [[SeasonalRot ideas yet]], [[{{Irony}} which is ironic]].
2nd Feb '16 6:33:56 PM RAVasquez1967
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* ChekhovsGun: The long-abandoned subway is mentioned in the "Springfield of Tomorrow" film.



* TookALevelInJerkass: Bartís plan on destroying the school with the abandon subway

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Bartís plan on destroying the school with the abandon subway abandoned subway.


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* {{Zeerust}}: "Springfield of Tomorrow" (Copyright MCMLVI) is chock-full of it.
17th Nov '14 12:34:55 AM mangamanic
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** This is of course after he finds out he doesn't have to help him do it.


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** Homer wanting Bart to do more work than he is supposed to.
17th Nov '14 12:32:35 AM mangamanic
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* OutOfCharacter: Homer is unusually strict in this episode towards Bart. He almost sadistically wants Bart to do more homework than is required of him, and refuses to let him take even a short break despite him actually doing it.
** This is of course after he finds out he doesn't have to help him do it.
31st Oct '13 6:26:12 PM AlphaDog13
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* HandsOffParenting: When Homer and Marge grew tired of Bart manipulating them, they opted for this until they learned of his plan to destroy Springfield with the abandoned subway.

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* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Homer checks out of the empty womenís restroom at the subway for a moment to find a sofaÖ after getting a nickel.
* HandsOffParenting: When Homer and Marge grew tired of Bart manipulating them, they opted for this until they learned of his plan to destroy Springfield with the abandoned subway.subway.
* NoodleIncident: Bart was able to cheat on a rectal thermometer. If he doesnít want to talk about it, then one rather not asks.
* KidHasAPoint: Nelson explains to Bart why he isnít getting his fix and Lisa at the end.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Bartís plan on destroying the school with the abandon subway
15th Jun '13 11:09:52 AM luiz4200
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Bart manipulates Homer's and Marge's different ways of disciplining him ó and ends up nearly driving them to divorce.

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* HandsOffParenting: When Homer and Marge grew tired of Bart manipulating them, they opted for this until they learned of his plan to destroy Springfield with the abandoned subway.
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