History Recap / TheSimpsonsS2E15OhBrotherWhereArtThou

1st Dec '17 12:32:52 AM SpideyTerry
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* BrickJoke: Herb tells the family that his personal cook will make anything they want any time of day, leading Homer to ask hypothetical questions about making pork chops even at 4 a.m. After some family bonding scenes, we cut to Homer in the middle of the night and calling the cook.


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* CoolUncle: Herb consistently spoils his nephew and nieces. He'd even rather be called "Unky Herb" since "Uncle Herb" sounds so formal.


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* HereditaryCurse: Lisa observes that Herb was a big success, until he learned he was a Simpson.


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* LoopholeAbuse: Bart delights in being able to use the word "bastard" since that's technically the correct way to describe Herb.


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* PetTheDog: Bart telling Homer that he actually thought his car was cool.


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* SkywardScream: Homer during the TitleDrop.


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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: The only differences between the two brothers are that Homer's fatter and Herb still has his hair; otherwise, exactly alike. They lampshade it when they first meet.
19th Nov '17 12:37:52 AM marcoasalazarm
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* HummerDinger: The "Homer". Everything about its design flies past AwesomeButImpractical and straight into the ridiculous, and the price makes it only available to rich people.
8th Nov '17 11:36:29 AM Nakayama90
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* WhatAnIdiot: You're Herb Powell, auto tycoon, and your company is on thin ice. What do you do to turn things around? Update your market research on what consumers want? Shut down money-losing product lines and focus on profitable winners? Replace underperforming board members with fresh talent? Or do you turn to your brother, an unassuming guy with zero knowledge of the auto industry, expect him to design a car that will magically fix all your company's problems, put all your company's eggs in this one basket, hang out with your brother's family instead of actually doing your job as CEO and supervise your brother's project, blow off your staff's warnings about your brother's absurd designs, approve his designs '''sight unseen''', all while hyping the project as the auto industry's second coming of Christ? And then, when your brother's project destroys your reputation and reduces you to a laughingstock (and rightfully so), and your company is bought up by the Japanese, do you actually accept some kind of responsibility for your gong show, or do you just make your brother a convenient scapegoat?
27th Oct '17 3:58:18 PM TitoMosquito
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* AreWeThereYet: Bart and Lisa annoy Homer with that question during the car ride to Detroit.

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* AreWeThereYet: Bart and Lisa annoy Homer with that question during the car ride to Detroit. Marge tells them they'll turn around if they don't stop, Homer complains that he wants to see his brother, an annoyed Marge tells him it was an idle threat.



* {{Flashback}}: A quick one explaining how Abe had Herb. Quickly followed by Abe marrying Mona and the birth of Homer. (Incidentally, this is the first time Mona ever appeared.)

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* {{Flashback}}: A quick one explaining how Abe had Herb. Quickly followed by Abe marrying Mona and the birth of Homer. Also, Mona makes Abe swore to never mention anything about Herb so Homer would grow up respecting his father, which Abe has forgotten about. (Incidentally, this is the first time Mona ever appeared.))
* {{Foreshadowing}}: A cop who pulled them over was suddenly nice to Homer. Then, a guy in the bathroom is confused by his appearance. It turns out because Herb looks like Homer.
18th Oct '17 5:37:12 PM JM1982
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* WhatAnIdiot: You're Herb Powell, auto tycoon, and your company is on thin ice. What do you do to turn things around? Update your market research on what consumers want? Shut down money-losing product lines and focus on profitable winners? Replace underperforming board members with fresh talent? Or do you turn to your brother, an unassuming guy with zero knowledge of the auto industry, expect him to design a car that will magically fix all your company's problems, put all your company's eggs in this one basket, hang out with your brother's family instead of actually doing your job as CEO and supervise your brother's project, blow off your staff's warnings about your brother's absurd designs, approve his designs '''sight unseen''', all while hyping the project as the auto industry's second coming of Christ? And then, when your brother's project destroys your reputation and reduces you to a laughingstock (and rightfully so), and your company is bought up by the Japanese, do you actually accept some kind of responsibility for your gong show, or do you just make your brother a convenient scapegoat?
31st Aug '17 8:03:45 PM Demetrios
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* {{Irony}}: The Car Built for Homer, which was supposed to appeal to the average consumer, came with an absurdly high price tag.
30th Aug '17 12:38:54 AM WolfMattGrey
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See the [[YMMV/TheSimpsonsS2E15OhBrotherWhereArtThou YMMV]] page for details.

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See the [[YMMV/TheSimpsonsS2E15OhBrotherWhereArtThou YMMV]] page for details.


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* BlatantLies: When Herb disowns Homer at the end, Marge tries to comfort him by saying "I'm sure he said it to make conversation".
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.
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