History Recap / TheSimpsonsS2E4TwoCarsInEveryGarageAndThreeEyesOnEveryFish

23rd Aug '17 8:38:10 PM Mattdaw
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* NoPartyGiven: The political parties to which Mr. Burns and Mary Bailey belong are never mentioned. However, given Burns's platform of low taxes and lax business oversight, as well as his prominent position in the Springfield Republican Party in future episodes, it is very heavily implied that Burns is running as a Republican, and Mary Bailey is a Democrat.
22nd Mar '17 8:43:40 PM Asue
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** Then again, he is also usually known to be greedy, so he ''has'' the money but he didn't probably ''want'' to pay.



-->'''Burns:''' Ironic, isn't it, Smithers. This anonymous clan of slack-jawed troglodytes has cost me the election, and yet if I were to have them killed, I would be the one to go to jail. That's democracy for you.

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-->'''Burns:''' Ironic, isn't it, Smithers. Smithers? This anonymous clan of slack-jawed troglodytes has cost me the election, and yet if I were to have them killed, I would be the one to go to jail. That's democracy for you.



* SpannerInTheWorks: Marge single-handily torpedos Mr. Burns' campaign with one serving.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: Marge single-handily torpedos torpedoes Mr. Burns' campaign with one serving.



** {{Irony}}: Apparently the state motto is "Not just another state."

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** {{Irony}}: Apparently Apparently, the state state's motto is "Not just another state."
13th Feb '17 10:31:41 AM Cheapsunglasses
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* AscendedExtra: Blinky was just a throwaway gag in his previous appearance (see ContinuityNod). Here, his existence is a major plot point.


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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Mr. Burns is outraged that it will cost approximately $56 million to bring the power plant up to code. Sure, that ''is'' a lot of money, but he behaves as though he can't afford it (even getting drunk and crying over it) despite later episodes confirming his net worth is roughly $16.8 ''billion''.


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* StatusQuoIsGod: Twofold.
** Mr. Burns forgets all about the Simpsons by the time of his next appearance, even though Smithers remembers the incident.
** Since Mr. Burns lost the election, the safety regulations he violated are still in effect, thus he'd have to pay the $56 million clean-up fee to keep the plant from shutting down. He doesn't, and the plant remains hazardous and poorly run, yet it isn't shut down.
5th Nov '16 8:53:44 PM Cheapsunglasses
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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Did Marge really expect Mr. Burns to ''not'' throw a fit after she destroyed his campaign? StatusQuoIsGod was the only thing that saved her and her family from the old man's wrath.



* TookALevelInJerkass: Marge. Throughout the episode, she keeps acting as though Homer is oppressing the family by making them support Mr. Burns out of a genuine political belief, despite Homer's blunt declaration that he is only supporting Burns because the old man is his boss and, therefore, would likely fire him out of spite if Homer voted for Mary Bailey. It is true that Homer abruptly announced Burns' plan to come to the Simpsons' house for dinner without consulting her, but it must once again be pointed out that Mr. Burns is Homer's boss ''and'' the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney richest]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections most powerful man in Springfield]] (to the point of being called an outright ''autocrat'' by Kent Brockman), so Homer was in no position to refuse. Despite this, she openly and directly sabotages the campaign anyway (and seemingly kills Blinky in the process), and when Mr. Burns predictably throws a temper tantrum, she cowers behind Homer and lets him take the fall for her actions. While Mr. Burns was a tyrannical scumbag who did not deserve to win the election, Marge had no right to [[NeverMyFault foist the consequences of her actions]] onto her husband and should have tried to stop Burns' tantrum herself, or at least stand up to him when Burns vowed revenge on Homer and insist that the old man target her instead. Even her attempt to comfort Homer afterwards rings hollow for two reasons: she still refuses to take responsibility for what she did; and Mr. Burns could ''easily'' destroy the "biggest dreams" she listed off if he ever put his mind to it.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Marge. Throughout the episode, she keeps acting as though She treats Homer is oppressing the family by making them support like a pariah for supporting Mr. Burns out of a genuine political belief, Burns, despite Homer's blunt declaration that he is only supporting Burns doing so because the old man is his boss and, therefore, and would likely fire him out of spite if Homer voted for Mary Bailey. It is true that Admittedly, Homer did abruptly announced reveal Burns' plan to come to the Simpsons' house for dinner without consulting her, but it must once again be pointed out that Mr. Burns is Homer's boss ''and'' the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney richest]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections most powerful man in Springfield]] (to the point of being called an outright ''autocrat'' by Kent Brockman), so it wasn't like Homer was in could have said no position to refuse.Mr. Burns. Despite this, she openly and directly sabotages the campaign anyway (and seemingly kills Blinky in the process), and when Mr. Burns predictably throws a temper tantrum, turns nasty, she cowers behind Homer and lets him take the fall for her actions.fall. While Mr. Burns was a tyrannical scumbag who did not deserve to win the election, Marge had no right to [[NeverMyFault foist the consequences of her actions]] onto her husband and should have tried to stop Burns' tantrum herself, or at least stand up to him when Burns vowed revenge on Homer and insist that the old man target her instead. Even her attempt to comfort Homer afterwards rings hollow for two reasons: she still refuses to take responsibility for what she did; and Mr. Burns could ''easily'' destroy the "biggest dreams" she listed off if he ever put his mind to it.
2nd Nov '16 7:47:38 AM Cheapsunglasses
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Marge. Throughout the episode, she keeps acting as though Homer is oppressing the family by making them support Mr. Burns out of a genuine political belief, despite Homer's blunt declaration that he is only supporting Burns because the old man is his boss and, therefore, would likely fire him out of spite if Homer voted for Mary Bailey. It is true that Homer abruptly announced Burns' plan to come to the Simpsons' house for dinner without consulting her, but it must once again be pointed out that Mr. Burns is Homer's boss ''and'' the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney richest]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections most powerful man in Springfield]] (to the point of being called an outright ''autocrat'' by Kent Brockman), so Homer was in no position to refuse. Despite this, she openly and directly sabotages the campaign anyway (and seemingly kills Blinky in the process), and when Mr. Burns predictably throws a temper tantrum, she cowers behind Homer and lets him take the fall for her actions. While Mr. Burns was a tyrannical scumbag who did not deserve to win the election, Marge had no right to [[NeverMyFault foist the consequences of her actions]] onto her husband and should have tried to stop Burns' tantrum herself, or at least stand up to him when Burns vowed revenge on Homer and insist that the old man target her instead. Even her attempt to comfort Homer afterwards rings hollow for two reasons: she still refuses to take responsibility for what she did; and Mr. Burns could ''easily'' destroy the "biggest dreams" she listed off if he put his mind to it.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Marge. Throughout the episode, she keeps acting as though Homer is oppressing the family by making them support Mr. Burns out of a genuine political belief, despite Homer's blunt declaration that he is only supporting Burns because the old man is his boss and, therefore, would likely fire him out of spite if Homer voted for Mary Bailey. It is true that Homer abruptly announced Burns' plan to come to the Simpsons' house for dinner without consulting her, but it must once again be pointed out that Mr. Burns is Homer's boss ''and'' the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney richest]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections most powerful man in Springfield]] (to the point of being called an outright ''autocrat'' by Kent Brockman), so Homer was in no position to refuse. Despite this, she openly and directly sabotages the campaign anyway (and seemingly kills Blinky in the process), and when Mr. Burns predictably throws a temper tantrum, she cowers behind Homer and lets him take the fall for her actions. While Mr. Burns was a tyrannical scumbag who did not deserve to win the election, Marge had no right to [[NeverMyFault foist the consequences of her actions]] onto her husband and should have tried to stop Burns' tantrum herself, or at least stand up to him when Burns vowed revenge on Homer and insist that the old man target her instead. Even her attempt to comfort Homer afterwards rings hollow for two reasons: she still refuses to take responsibility for what she did; and Mr. Burns could ''easily'' destroy the "biggest dreams" she listed off if he ever put his mind to it.
2nd Nov '16 7:46:43 AM Cheapsunglasses
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Marge. Throughout the episode, she keeps acting as though Homer is oppressing the family by making them support Mr. Burns out of a genuine political belief, despite Homer's blunt declaration that he is only supporting Burns because the old man is his boss and, therefore, would likely fire him out of spite if Homer voted for Mary Bailey. It is true that Homer abruptly announced Burns' plan to come to the Simpsons' house for dinner without consulting her, but it must once again be pointed out that Mr. Burns is Homer's boss ''and'' the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney richest]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections most powerful man in Springfield]] (to the point of being called an outright ''autocrat'' by Kent Brockman), so Homer was in no position to refuse. Despite this, she openly and directly sabotages the campaign anyway (and seemingly kills Blinky in the process), and when Mr. Burns predictably throws a temper tantrum, she cowers behind Homer and lets him take the fall for her actions. While Mr. Burns was a tyrannical scumbag who did not deserve to win the election, Marge had no right to [[NeverMyFault foist the consequences of her actions]] onto her husband and should have tried to stop Burns' tantrum herself, or at least stand up to him when Burns vowed revenge on Homer and insist that the old man target her instead.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Marge. Throughout the episode, she keeps acting as though Homer is oppressing the family by making them support Mr. Burns out of a genuine political belief, despite Homer's blunt declaration that he is only supporting Burns because the old man is his boss and, therefore, would likely fire him out of spite if Homer voted for Mary Bailey. It is true that Homer abruptly announced Burns' plan to come to the Simpsons' house for dinner without consulting her, but it must once again be pointed out that Mr. Burns is Homer's boss ''and'' the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney richest]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections most powerful man in Springfield]] (to the point of being called an outright ''autocrat'' by Kent Brockman), so Homer was in no position to refuse. Despite this, she openly and directly sabotages the campaign anyway (and seemingly kills Blinky in the process), and when Mr. Burns predictably throws a temper tantrum, she cowers behind Homer and lets him take the fall for her actions. While Mr. Burns was a tyrannical scumbag who did not deserve to win the election, Marge had no right to [[NeverMyFault foist the consequences of her actions]] onto her husband and should have tried to stop Burns' tantrum herself, or at least stand up to him when Burns vowed revenge on Homer and insist that the old man target her instead. Even her attempt to comfort Homer afterwards rings hollow for two reasons: she still refuses to take responsibility for what she did; and Mr. Burns could ''easily'' destroy the "biggest dreams" she listed off if he put his mind to it.
1st Nov '16 9:37:12 PM Cheapsunglasses
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Marge. Throughout the episode, she keeps acting as though Homer is oppressing the family by making them support Mr. Burns out of a genuine political belief, despite Homer's blunt declaration that he is only supporting Burns because the old man is his boss and, therefore, would likely fire him out of spite if Homer voted for Mary Bailey. It is true that Homer abruptly announced Burns' plan to come to the Simpsons' house for dinner without consulting her, but it must once again be pointed out that Mr. Burns is Homer's boss ''and'' the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney richest]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections most powerful man in Springfield]] (to the point of being called an outright ''autocrat'' by Kent Brockman), so Homer was in no position to refuse. Despite this, she openly and directly sabotages the campaign anyway (and seemingly kills Blinky in the process), and when Mr. Burns predictably throws a temper tantrum, she cowers behind Homer and lets him take the fall for her actions. While Mr. Burns was a tyrannical scumbag who did not deserve to win the election, Marge had no right to [[NeverMyFault foist the consequences of her actions]] onto her husband and should have tried to stop Burns' tantrum herself, or at least stand up for him when Burns vowed revenge on Homer and insist that the old man target her instead.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Marge. Throughout the episode, she keeps acting as though Homer is oppressing the family by making them support Mr. Burns out of a genuine political belief, despite Homer's blunt declaration that he is only supporting Burns because the old man is his boss and, therefore, would likely fire him out of spite if Homer voted for Mary Bailey. It is true that Homer abruptly announced Burns' plan to come to the Simpsons' house for dinner without consulting her, but it must once again be pointed out that Mr. Burns is Homer's boss ''and'' the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney richest]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections most powerful man in Springfield]] (to the point of being called an outright ''autocrat'' by Kent Brockman), so Homer was in no position to refuse. Despite this, she openly and directly sabotages the campaign anyway (and seemingly kills Blinky in the process), and when Mr. Burns predictably throws a temper tantrum, she cowers behind Homer and lets him take the fall for her actions. While Mr. Burns was a tyrannical scumbag who did not deserve to win the election, Marge had no right to [[NeverMyFault foist the consequences of her actions]] onto her husband and should have tried to stop Burns' tantrum herself, or at least stand up for to him when Burns vowed revenge on Homer and insist that the old man target her instead.
1st Nov '16 9:35:21 PM Cheapsunglasses
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Marge. Throughout the episode, she keeps acting as though Homer is oppressing the family by making them support Mr. Burns out of a genuine political belief, despite Homer's blunt declaration that he is only supporting Burns because the old man is his boss and, therefore, would likely fire him out of spite if Homer voted for Mary Bailey. It is true that Homer abruptly announced Burns' plan to come to the Simpsons' house for dinner without consulting her, it must once again be pointed out that Mr. Burns is Homer's boss ''and'' the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney richest]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections most powerful man in Springfield]] (to the point of being called an outright ''autocrat'' by Kent Brockman), so Homer was in no position to refuse. She openly and directly sabotages the campaign anyway (and seemingly kills Blinky in the process), and when Mr. Burns predictably throws a temper tantrum, she cowers behind Homer and lets him take the fall for her actions. While Mr. Burns was a tyrannical scumbag who did not deserve to win the election, Marge had no right to [[NeverMyFault foist the consequences of her actions]] onto her husband and should have tried to stop Burns' tantrum herself, or at least stand up for him when Burns vowed revenge on Homer and insist that the old man target her instead.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Marge. Throughout the episode, she keeps acting as though Homer is oppressing the family by making them support Mr. Burns out of a genuine political belief, despite Homer's blunt declaration that he is only supporting Burns because the old man is his boss and, therefore, would likely fire him out of spite if Homer voted for Mary Bailey. It is true that Homer abruptly announced Burns' plan to come to the Simpsons' house for dinner without consulting her, but it must once again be pointed out that Mr. Burns is Homer's boss ''and'' the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney richest]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections most powerful man in Springfield]] (to the point of being called an outright ''autocrat'' by Kent Brockman), so Homer was in no position to refuse. She Despite this, she openly and directly sabotages the campaign anyway (and seemingly kills Blinky in the process), and when Mr. Burns predictably throws a temper tantrum, she cowers behind Homer and lets him take the fall for her actions. While Mr. Burns was a tyrannical scumbag who did not deserve to win the election, Marge had no right to [[NeverMyFault foist the consequences of her actions]] onto her husband and should have tried to stop Burns' tantrum herself, or at least stand up for him when Burns vowed revenge on Homer and insist that the old man target her instead.
1st Nov '16 9:33:24 PM Cheapsunglasses
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Marge. Throughout the episode, she keeps acting as though Homer is oppressing the family by making them support Mr. Burns out of a genuine political belief. There are two problems with this: first, Homer never directly ''orders'' Marge to vote for Burns, and when Burns decides to come to the Simpson house for dinner, Homer resorts to begging--not force, ''begging''--on his hands and knees to get Marge to go along with it; second, he bluntly tells her that the only reason he is voting for Mr. Burns (again, just him--no attempts to coerce Marge into voting for Burns are made) is because the old man is his boss and would likely fire him if Homer voted for Bailey. She openly sabotages the campaign anyway (and seemingly ''kills'' Blinky to do so), then has the nerve to expect Homer to take the fall for her actions when Burns throws a temper tantrum as a result. Her attempts to comfort Homer at the end of the episode can be [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpreted]] as her saying that Homer is a loser who's never going to amount to much since his goals are so pathetic.
** How much of Marge's behavior is jerkass-ish is debatable. Early seasons Burns was an utter tyrant who would have been a truly monstrous Governor. So he had to be stopped. Moreover Homer resorted to begging Marge to allow Mr. Burns to come for dinner only after agreeing to it & the accompanying media circus without even consulting her. True, she was not brave enough to stand up to Burns & stop his tantrum. but the chances are that he would have made Homer his target in any case; since Homer, & not Marge work for him. Finally her consolation of Homer was probably intended to show him that no matter what Burns did, there were a few simple joys of life he couldn't take away.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Marge. Throughout the episode, she keeps acting as though Homer is oppressing the family by making them support Mr. Burns out of a genuine political belief. There are two problems with this: first, Homer never directly ''orders'' Marge to vote for Burns, and when belief, despite Homer's blunt declaration that he is only supporting Burns decides to come to the Simpson house for dinner, Homer resorts to begging--not force, ''begging''--on his hands and knees to get Marge to go along with it; second, he bluntly tells her that the only reason he is voting for Mr. Burns (again, just him--no attempts to coerce Marge into voting for Burns are made) is because the old man is his boss and and, therefore, would likely fire him out of spite if Homer voted for Mary Bailey. It is true that Homer abruptly announced Burns' plan to come to the Simpsons' house for dinner without consulting her, it must once again be pointed out that Mr. Burns is Homer's boss ''and'' the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney richest]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections most powerful man in Springfield]] (to the point of being called an outright ''autocrat'' by Kent Brockman), so Homer was in no position to refuse. She openly and directly sabotages the campaign anyway (and seemingly ''kills'' kills Blinky to do so), then has in the nerve to expect process), and when Mr. Burns predictably throws a temper tantrum, she cowers behind Homer to and lets him take the fall for her actions actions. While Mr. Burns was a tyrannical scumbag who did not deserve to win the election, Marge had no right to [[NeverMyFault foist the consequences of her actions]] onto her husband and should have tried to stop Burns' tantrum herself, or at least stand up for him when Burns throws a temper tantrum as a result. Her attempts to comfort vowed revenge on Homer at the end of the episode can be [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpreted]] as her saying and insist that Homer is a loser who's never going to amount to much since his goals are so pathetic.
** How much of Marge's behavior is jerkass-ish is debatable. Early seasons Burns was an utter tyrant who would have been a truly monstrous Governor. So he had to be stopped. Moreover Homer resorted to begging Marge to allow Mr. Burns to come for dinner only after agreeing to it &
the accompanying media circus without even consulting her. True, she was not brave enough to stand up to Burns & stop his tantrum. but the chances are that he would have made Homer his old man target in any case; since Homer, & not Marge work for him. Finally her consolation of Homer was probably intended to show him that no matter what Burns did, there were a few simple joys of life he couldn't take away.instead.
23rd Sep '16 8:30:01 AM ikoke
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** How much of Marge's behavior is jerkass-ish is debatable. Early seasons Burns was an utter tyrant who would have been a truly monstrous Governor. So he had to be stopped. Moreover Homer resorted to begging Marge to allow Mr. Burns to come for dinner only after agreeing to it & the accompanying media circus without even consulting her. True, she was not brave enough to stand up to Burns & stop his tantrum. but the chances are that he would have made Homer his target in any case; since Homer, & not Marge work for him. Finally her consolation of Homer was probably intended to show him that no matter what Burns did, there were a few simple joys of life he couldn't take away.
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