History Recap / TheSimpsonsS2E15OhBrotherWhereArtThou

27th May '17 7:57:30 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ImprobablyCoolCar: Averted. "The Homer" is a car only [[FatIdiot Homer Simpson]] would deem "cool" in any way, shape or form, [[EpicFail and it (and its absurd price tag) become the laughing stock of the motor industry]] and sinks Herb's company.



* NoKillLikeOverkill: In the [=McBain=] movie, [=McBain=] throws the villain out a window, landing on an oil tanker that ''[[MadeOfExplodium explodes]]''

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* NoKillLikeOverkill: In the [=McBain=] movie, [=McBain=] throws the villain out a window, landing on an oil tanker that ''[[MadeOfExplodium explodes]]''explodes]]''.
6th May '17 1:08:44 PM maxwellsilver
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* InsufferableGenius: Herb's design team. They might have been taken seriously if they hadn't been so pompous or explained everything in a demeaning, "we-know-what's-good-for-you" attitude. The lead designer quickly calling Herb to complain and (from the context) making personal insults towards Homer didn't help.

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* InsufferableGenius: Herb's design team. They might have been taken seriously if they hadn't been so pompous or explained everything in a demeaning, "we-know-what's-good-for-you" attitude.attitude, such telling Homer "Americans don't want [X]" whenever he asked for something. The lead designer quickly calling Herb to complain and (from the context) making personal insults towards Homer didn't help.
6th May '17 1:06:54 PM maxwellsilver
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* EpicFail: The '''$82,000''' [[note]](equivalent to over $140,000 today)[[/note]] monstrosity Homer designed, intended as a car for the average consumer.

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* EpicFail: The '''$82,000''' [[note]](equivalent to over $140,000 today)[[/note]] monstrosity Homer designed, intended as a car for the average consumer.consumer (a contemporary Honda Civic cost $15,000, for reference).


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* JerkassHasAPoint: The design team makes some valid points about fuel efficiency and automobile designs, but how they express them ultimately demeans everything.
6th May '17 12:41:24 PM maxwellsilver
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* InsufferableGenius: Herb's design team. They might have been taken seriously if they hadn't been so pompous or explained everything in a demeaning, "we-know-what's-good-for-you" attitude. The lead designer quickly calling Herb to complain and (from the context) repeatedly insulting Homer didn't help.

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* InsufferableGenius: Herb's design team. They might have been taken seriously if they hadn't been so pompous or explained everything in a demeaning, "we-know-what's-good-for-you" attitude. The lead designer quickly calling Herb to complain and (from the context) repeatedly insulting making personal insults towards Homer didn't help.
6th May '17 12:39:36 PM maxwellsilver
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* EpicFail: The '''$82,000''' [[note]](equivalent to over $140,000 today)[[/note]] monstrosity Homer designed.

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* EpicFail: The '''$82,000''' [[note]](equivalent to over $140,000 today)[[/note]] monstrosity Homer designed.designed, intended as a car for the average consumer.



* InsufferableGenius: Herb's design team. They might have been taken seriously if they hadn't been so pompous or explained everything in a demeaning, "we-know-what's-good-for-you" attitude. The lead designer quickly calling Herb to complain and (from the context) repeatedly insulting Homer didn't help.



* MeanBoss: Herb is extremely dismissive and temperamental to his employees, viewing them as privileged idiots (in stark contrast to [[SelfMadeMan his own upbringing]]). [[HoistByHisOwnPetard This ends up being his own undoing]], as he refuses to take their warnings of Homer's incompetence seriously, and forces them to continue with his doomed project until it's too late. They apparently know not to give what people want.

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* MeanBoss: Herb is extremely dismissive and temperamental to his employees, viewing them as privileged idiots (in stark contrast to [[SelfMadeMan his own upbringing]]). [[HoistByHisOwnPetard upbringing). This ends up being his own undoing]], undoing, as he refuses to take their warnings of Homer's incompetence seriously, and forces them to continue with his doomed project until it's too late. They apparently know not to give what people want.



* RightHandVersusLeftHand: The failure of Homer's project, what isn't caused by Homer's horrible conceptions, is exacerbated by this. Any attempts to halt the project or warn Herb of the damage Homer is causing [[PoorCommunicationKills fall on deaf ears]], either due to [[NotNowKiddo Herb's dismissive attitude towards his employees]], or [[InsufferableGenius their pompous and demeaning method of explanation]].
* SelfMadeMan: Herb.

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* RightHandVersusLeftHand: The failure of Homer's project, what project. What isn't caused by Homer's horrible conceptions, conceptions is exacerbated by this. Any attempts to halt the project or warn Herb of the damage Homer is causing [[PoorCommunicationKills fall on deaf ears]], ears, either due to [[NotNowKiddo Herb's dismissive attitude towards his employees]], or [[InsufferableGenius their pompous and demeaning method of explanation]].
* SelfMadeMan: Herb. It's established he put himself through business school and built his company from the ground up.
26th Mar '17 12:24:14 PM fruitstripegum
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23rd Mar '17 12:17:21 PM Asue
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* MeanBoss: Herb is extremely dismissive and temperamental to his employees, viewing them as privileged idiots (in stark contrast to [[SelfMadeMan his own upbringing]]). [[HoistByHisOwnPetard This ends up his own undoing]], as he refuses to take their warnings of Homer's incompetence seriously, and forces them to continue with his doomed project until it's too late. They apparently know not to give what people want.

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* MeanBoss: Herb is extremely dismissive and temperamental to his employees, viewing them as privileged idiots (in stark contrast to [[SelfMadeMan his own upbringing]]). [[HoistByHisOwnPetard This ends up being his own undoing]], as he refuses to take their warnings of Homer's incompetence seriously, and forces them to continue with his doomed project until it's too late. They apparently know not to give what people want.
16th Jul '16 4:53:52 PM Psi001
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* LeftHandVsRightHand: The failure of Homer's project, what isn't caused by Homer's horrible conceptions, is exacerbated by this. Any attempts to halt the project or warn Herb of the damage Homer is causing [[PoorCommunicationKills fall on deaf ears]], either due to [[ConvectionInterruption Herb's dismissive attitude towards his employees]], or [[InsufferableGenius their pompous and demeaning method of explanation]].


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* RightHandVersusLeftHand: The failure of Homer's project, what isn't caused by Homer's horrible conceptions, is exacerbated by this. Any attempts to halt the project or warn Herb of the damage Homer is causing [[PoorCommunicationKills fall on deaf ears]], either due to [[NotNowKiddo Herb's dismissive attitude towards his employees]], or [[InsufferableGenius their pompous and demeaning method of explanation]].
16th Jul '16 4:52:58 PM Psi001
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* LeftHandVsRightHand: The failure of Homer's project, what isn't caused by Homer's horrible conceptions, is exacerbated by this. Any attempts to halt the project or warn Herb of the damage Homer is causing [[PoorCommunicationKills fall on deaf ears]], either due to [[ConvectionInterruption Herb's dismissive attitude towards his employees]], or [[InsufferableGenius their pompous and demeaning method of explanation]].
9th Jul '16 7:33:05 PM luiz4200
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* JapanTakesOverTheWorld: Powell Motors is losing ground to the Japanese. [[spoiler:When Herb loses his fortune, his company is bought by a Japanese company]].

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* JapanTakesOverTheWorld: Powell Motors is losing ground to the Japanese. [[spoiler:When When Herb loses his fortune, his company is bought by a Japanese company]].company.
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