History Recap / TheSimpsonsS2E21ThreeMenAndAComicBook

7th Apr '17 6:16:23 PM NWolfman
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* TakeThatMe: According to Matt Groeaning, Comic Book Guy was originally designed and written to resemble all of his most negative traits.
23rd Mar '17 3:23:03 PM Asue
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* AdamWesting: ''Series/TheWonderYears'' moment is performed by that show's narrator, Daniel Stern.

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* AdamWesting: The ''Series/TheWonderYears'' moment is performed by that show's narrator, Daniel Stern.



** Martin says that the comic is [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon "the stuff dreams are made of]].

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** Martin says that the comic is [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon "the stuff dreams are made of]].of"]].



'''Homer:''' I win! In your face, boy! How do like them apples?\\

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'''Homer:''' I win! In your face, boy! How do you like them apples?\\



''(Homer gives Marge a "what-ever/spoiled sport" look)''

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''(Homer gives Marge a "what-ever/spoiled "whatever/spoiled sport" look)''
27th Jan '17 7:25:33 AM speedyboris
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* WildMassGuessing: Invoked; Bart and Lisa wonder if Casper the Friendly Ghost is a deceased Richie Rich. This leads to:
--> '''Bart''': How did Richie die?\\
'''Lisa''': Perhaps his materialism led him to take his life.\\
'''Marge''': Kids, could you lighten up?
22nd Jan '17 1:33:14 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ShoutOut: After Bart is told to earn the money to earn the comic, he begins to have an InnerMonologue like Kevin from ''Series/TheWonderYears'' until Homer tells him to stop it.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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After Bart is told to earn the money to earn the comic, he begins to have an InnerMonologue like Kevin from ''Series/TheWonderYears'' until Homer tells him to stop it. it.
** The scene where Bart begs Mrs Glick not to put iodine on him is a parody of the scene in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' where the soldier gets his leg amputated.
** Martin says that the comic is [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon "the stuff dreams are made of]].
** Bart trying to save Milhouse from falling from the treehouse is a reference to a scene in ''Film/{{Saboteur}}'', right down to the ripping sleeve.
21st Jan '17 9:11:33 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FirstAppearance: First episode featuring Comic Book Guy (back before [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E14TheItchyAndScratchyAndPoochieShow he was an]] AudienceSurrogate [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E14TheItchyAndScratchyAndPoochieShow for angry nerds]], before [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E8HomerAndNedsHailMaryPass his real name of Jeff Albertson was revealed]], and before [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS25E10MarriedToTheBlob he married a Japanese manga artist]], he was just a snooty comic book geek who talked down to his customers and often sold crappy and overpriced comics and toys to kids who were dumb enough to fork over the cash for them).



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to DVD commentary, the third act originally had Bart rally a union of kids who were sick of doing chores for minimum pay, but the writers thought this detracted from the original story and banged out a subtle ''Treasure of the Sierra Madre'' parody.
** In hindsight, later episodes would often detract from the first part of many episodes.
9th Aug '16 7:41:43 PM RAVasquez1967
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* BondOneLiner: One of Radioactive Man's super powers.
--> '''Radioactive Man:''' ''(after [[HurlItIntoTheSun punching a villain into the sun]])'' Hot enough for you?
23rd Jul '16 11:32:54 AM Eddy1215
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* ShoutOut: After Bart is told to earn the money to earn the comic, he begins to have an InnerlMonologue like Kevin from ''Series/TheWonderYears'' until Homer tells him to stop it.

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* ShoutOut: After Bart is told to earn the money to earn the comic, he begins to have an InnerlMonologue InnerMonologue like Kevin from ''Series/TheWonderYears'' until Homer tells him to stop it.
23rd Jul '16 11:31:24 AM Eddy1215
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* KarmaHoudini: The old woman, Mrs. Glick. She pays Bart a paltry fifty cents for a week's worth of chores, and mistakes his attempt to call her out on her BS as him thanking her.

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* KarmaHoudini: The old woman, Mrs. Glick. She continuously pours iodine on the scratches Bart endures while working for her despite his pleas and painful screams. Then she pays Bart him a paltry fifty cents for a week's worth of hazardous chores, and mistakes his attempt to call her out on her BS as him thanking her.



* SanitySlippage: Bart, in a ''TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'' homage, becomes incredibly paranoid and violent about sharing the comic with Martin and Milhouse. The others to a lesser degree get rather possessive about it.

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* SanitySlippage: Bart, in a ''TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'' ''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'' homage, becomes incredibly paranoid and violent about sharing the comic with Martin and Milhouse. The others to a lesser degree get rather possessive about it.it.
* ShoutOut: After Bart is told to earn the money to earn the comic, he begins to have an InnerlMonologue like Kevin from ''Series/TheWonderYears'' until Homer tells him to stop it.
12th May '16 2:42:54 PM TitoMosquito
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* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou
-->'''Bart:''' Listen lady, I can leave here without screaming! I can leave here without saying a bad word! But there's ''no way'' I'm saying thank you!\\
'''Mrs. Glick:''' You're welcome.
* ILoveNuclearPower: The origin of Radioactive Man's powers (via nuclear bomb testing).



* ILoveNuclearPower: The origin of Radioactive Man's powers (via nuclear bomb testing).



'''Marge:''' Homer, don't gloat!

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'''Marge:''' Homer, don't gloat!gloat!\\
''(Homer gives Marge a "what-ever/spoiled sport" look)''



* YoureInsane: Milhouse calls Bart crazy when he accuses him of planning to kill him in his sleep to get the comic.

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* YoureInsane: Milhouse calls Bart crazy when he accuses him of planning to kill him in his sleep to get the comic. But what really sets Bart off is when Milhouse threatens to tell his mom.
8th Apr '16 11:57:26 PM DivineDeath
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* KarmaHoudini: The old woman, Mrs. Glick. She pays Bart a paltry fifty cents for a week's worth of chores, and mistakes his attempt to call her out on her BS as him thanking her.
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