History Recap / TheSimpsonsS2E4TwoCarsInEveryGarageAndThreeEyesOnEveryFish

7th Jul '16 12:48:19 PM Cheapsunglasses
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* PragmaticHero: Homer knows that Mr. Burns does not deserve to win the election, but still votes for him because Mr. Burns is his boss and would likely fire him out of spite if Homer voted for Mary Bailey.



* 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. Frankly, she should thank her lucky stars that [[StatusQuoIsGod Burns has a tendency to forget who Homer is]], or the Simpsons would have been in ''very'' hot water because of her actions, and given her behavior throughout the episode, she likely would have [[NeverMyFault refused to take responsibility for them]].

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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. Frankly, she should thank her lucky stars that [[StatusQuoIsGod Burns has a tendency to forget who Homer is]], or the Simpsons would have been in ''very'' hot water because of her actions, and given her behavior throughout the episode, she likely would have [[NeverMyFault refused to take responsibility for them]].
30th May '16 1:06:34 PM case
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* AppealToFlattery: The flip side is invoked in Burns' campaign jingle: "Only a moron wouldn't cast his vote for Monty Burns!"


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* ViewersAreGoldfish: Burns is caught on camera saying the viewers of his political ad will be eating out the palm of his hand, and they still fall for his obviously politically-motivated plea to accept Blinky as a natural product of evolution.
27th Apr '16 2:56:01 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 doing so because Mr. Burns is his boss and would likely fire him if he voted for Mary 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. Frankly, she should thank her lucky stars that [[StatusQuoIsGod Burns has a tendency to forget who Homer is]], or the Simpsons would have been in ''very'' hot water because of her actions, and given her behavior throughout the episode, she likely would have [[NeverMyFault refused to take responsibility for them]].

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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 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 only doing so because 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 he Homer voted for Mary 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. Frankly, she should thank her lucky stars that [[StatusQuoIsGod Burns has a tendency to forget who Homer is]], or the Simpsons would have been in ''very'' hot water because of her actions, and given her behavior throughout the episode, she likely would have [[NeverMyFault refused to take responsibility for them]].
24th Jan '16 4:53:07 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 doing so because Mr. Burns is his boss and would likely fire him if he voted for Mary Bailey. She openly sabotages the campaign anyway (and seemingly ''kills'' Blinky to do so), setting Burns' anger onto Homer instead of her. 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. Frankly, she should thank her lucky stars that [[StatusQuoIsGod Burns has a tendency to forget who Homer is]], or the Simpsons would have been in ''very'' hot water because of her actions, and given her behavior throughout the episode, she likely would have [[NeverMyFault refused to take responsibility for them]].

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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 doing so because Mr. Burns is his boss and would likely fire him if he voted for Mary Bailey. She openly sabotages the campaign anyway (and seemingly ''kills'' Blinky to do so), setting Burns' anger onto then has the nerve to expect Homer instead of her.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. Frankly, she should thank her lucky stars that [[StatusQuoIsGod Burns has a tendency to forget who Homer is]], or the Simpsons would have been in ''very'' hot water because of her actions, and given her behavior throughout the episode, she likely would have [[NeverMyFault refused to take responsibility for them]].
23rd Jan '16 3:50:00 AM Cheapsunglasses
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* DirtyCoward: Marge. After single-handedly destroying Mr. Burns's campaign, she cowers behind Homer when Burns throws a temper tantrum and lets him take the fall for her.
17th Jan '16 7:53:45 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 doing so because Mr. Burns is his boss and would likely fire him if he voted for Mary Bailey. She openly sabotages the campaign anyway (and seemingly ''kills'' Blinky to do so), setting Burns' anger onto Homer instead of her. 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.

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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 doing so because Mr. Burns is his boss and would likely fire him if he voted for Mary Bailey. She openly sabotages the campaign anyway (and seemingly ''kills'' Blinky to do so), setting Burns' anger onto Homer instead of her. 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. Frankly, she should thank her lucky stars that [[StatusQuoIsGod Burns has a tendency to forget who Homer is]], or the Simpsons would have been in ''very'' hot water because of her actions, and given her behavior throughout the episode, she likely would have [[NeverMyFault refused to take responsibility for them]].
19th Nov '15 2:07:16 PM Psi001
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* PlotHole: How Marge actually got hold of Blinky to cook it is never explained, especially since it seemed to be in Burns' possession to begin with.
12th Nov '15 1:24:06 PM windyshadow32
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10th Nov '15 5:38:00 PM Psi001
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* HiddenContemptReveal: In a discussion with another member, Burns' advisor admits pleasant surprise that their "cornball stunt" is actually pulling off, making it no surprise when he abandons the old guy the moment his popularity is left in tatters.

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* HiddenContemptReveal: HiddenDisdainReveal: In a discussion with another member, Burns' advisor admits pleasant surprise that their "cornball stunt" is actually pulling off, making it no surprise when he abandons the old guy the moment his popularity is left in tatters.
10th Nov '15 5:37:30 PM Psi001
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* HiddenContemptReveal: In a discussion with another member, Burns' advisor admits pleasant surprise that their "cornball stunt" is actually pulling off, making it no surprise when he abandons the old guy the moment his popularity is left in tatters.
* {{Irony}}: Mocked. After losing the campaign, Burns gives an analogy to the situation that he believes is this. [[EvilCannotComprehendGood He doesn't quite grasp the trope however]]:
-->'''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.
-->'''Smithers:''' You are noble and poetic in defeat, sir.
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