History Recap / TheSimpsonsS2E15OhBrotherWhereArtThou

22nd May '18 11:06:49 AM SPBurke
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17th Apr '18 4:40:12 PM NESBoy
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* RememberedTooLate: During the flashback, after Homer was born, Abe promises his wife not to tell Homer about the carnival incident. We then transition back to reality, where Abe, having just told everything to Homer, exclaims, "Whoops! Forget what I just told you."
1st Apr '18 1:15:54 PM N8han11
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: The man in charge of the orphanage who Homer meets looks like Dr. Hibbert and tells Homer about his own lost twin brother. Homer fails to notice a connection. He also fails to get the enormous repeated hints at where his brother is and has to be directly told he is in Detroit.
** After Homer told Herb that they're brothers, he's in shock. But Homer thought he lost the connection.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: ComicallyMissingThePoint:
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The man in charge of the orphanage who Homer meets looks like Dr. Hibbert and tells Homer about his own lost twin brother. Homer fails to notice a connection. He also fails to get the enormous repeated hints at where his brother is and has to be directly told he is in Detroit.
** After Homer told Herb that they're brothers, he's in shock. But Homer thought he lost the connection.



** It is quite possible that Herb's baby monitor idea was not that good of one.
** Though the commentary also reveals the original ending had Herb coming up with another idea as the bus pulled away.
* EpicFail: Herb asks Homer to help his company design a car for the "average American man". Homer instead designs an '''$82,000''' HummerDinger that gets Herb laughed straight into bankruptcy. Herb didn't really made things easy on himself by 1) believing '''Homer''', with his immense stupidity, actually could represent an "average American" and 2) Herb decided not to listen when the rest of the research team tried to warn him.
** For context, we need to know that Herb only knew Homer for a short time. As a result, Herb doesn't know that Homer is an idiot and got where he is by being lucky in life.

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** It is quite possible that Herb's baby monitor idea was not that good of one.
** Though the commentary also reveals the original ending had Herb coming up with another idea as the bus pulled away.
* EpicFail: Herb asks Homer to help his company design a car for the "average American man". Homer instead designs an '''$82,000''' HummerDinger that gets Herb laughed straight into bankruptcy. Herb didn't really made make things easy on himself by 1) believing '''Homer''', with his immense stupidity, could actually could represent an "average American" and 2) Herb decided not to listen when the rest of the research team tried to warn him.
** For context, we need to know that Herb only knew Homer for a short time. As a result, Herb doesn't know that Homer is an idiot and got where he is by being lucky in life.
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* {{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.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: A cop who pulled them the family car over was suddenly nice to Homer. Then, Later, a guy in the bathroom is confused by his appearance. It turns out to be because Herb looks like Homer.
22nd Feb '18 6:16:11 PM JessyS
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** It is quite possible that Herb's baby monitor idea was not that good of one.


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** For context, we need to know that Herb only knew Homer for a short time. As a result, Herb doesn't know that Homer is an idiot and got where he is by being lucky in life.
22nd Feb '18 7:30:58 AM IvanovTroping97
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* EpicFail: Herb asks Homer to help his company design a car for the "average American man". Homer instead designs an '''$80,000''' HummerDinger that gets Herb laughed straight into bankruptcy. Herb didn't really made things easy on himself by 1) believing '''Homer''', with his immense stupidity, actually could represent an "average American" and 2) Herb decided not to listen when the rest of the research team tried to warn him.

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* EpicFail: Herb asks Homer to help his company design a car for the "average American man". Homer instead designs an '''$80,000''' '''$82,000''' HummerDinger that gets Herb laughed straight into bankruptcy. Herb didn't really made things easy on himself by 1) believing '''Homer''', with his immense stupidity, actually could represent an "average American" and 2) Herb decided not to listen when the rest of the research team tried to warn him.
17th Feb '18 4:49:26 PM AmuckCricetine
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* CharlieChaplinShoutOut: One of the beggars in Herb's vicinity is Creator/CharlieChaplin.



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

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* EpicFail: The '''$82,000''' [[note]](equivalent to over $140,000 today)[[/note]] monstrosity Herb asks Homer designed, intended as to help his company design a car for the average consumer (a contemporary Honda Civic cost $15,000, for reference)."average American man". Homer instead designs an '''$80,000''' HummerDinger that gets Herb laughed straight into bankruptcy. Herb didn't really made things easy on himself by 1) believing '''Homer''', with his immense stupidity, actually could represent an "average American" and 2) Herb decided not to listen when the rest of the research team tried to warn him.
11th Feb '18 4:55:33 PM plcthecd
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* IHaveNoSon: Or in Herb's case, "I Have No Brother" It took the next season for Herb to forgive Homer.
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?
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