History Recap / TheSimpsonsS2E7BartVsThanksgiving

17th Sep '17 12:06:22 PM eggplant
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* FreezeFrameBonus: Bart tossing Lisa's centerpiece into the fire was no accident. If one pauses the scene at the right moment, he is seen [[SlasherSmile smiling evilly]] as it gets thrown into the fire.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: Bart tossing Lisa's centerpiece into the fire was no accident. If one pauses the scene at the right moment, [[https://ibb.co/ctGG3k he is seen seen]] [[SlasherSmile smiling evilly]] as it gets thrown into the fire.
31st Aug '17 3:51:55 PM BobSaget9
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* PlotHole: If the homeless shelter is in town, why didn't Homer and Marge just go and get Bart?
26th Aug '17 7:38:11 PM Hedging
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The definitive Thanksgiving episode and the only true one in Simpsons' history is '''Bart vs. Thanksgiving''', where Bart learns the meaning of the holiday, remorse and forgiveness after getting into a fight with his family and running away from home.

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The definitive
It is
Thanksgiving episode Day, and Homer is watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on TV. Lisa is meticulously assembling a centerpiece to place on the family dinner table, while Marge is busy cooking and preparing for the guests Patty, Selma, Jacqueline and Grampa. Bart is basically getting in everyone's way. Later, as the guests assemble at the table, Lisa brings in the centerpiece and proudly shows it off, just as Bart brings in the turkey. When Bart tries to jockey for position in placing the turkey platter, he gets into an argument with Lisa about where her centerpiece should be set, resulting in a fight and, in the middle of the ruckus, the centerpiece lands inside the fireplace and instantly is destroyed in the flames. Lisa is devastated and runs to her room in tears, while Bart refuses to accept responsibility. An angry Marge with Homer (in a rare move) backing her up sends Bart to his room without dinner, and declares that because of him, "you ruined Thanksgiving!"

Bart is told that if he can legitimately apologize and mean it, he will be allowed to dinner, but a stubborn Bart insists that he did nothing wrong and that Lisa was to blame. Bart continues to sulk and decides he's going to show his parents a thing or two by running away. Santa's Little Helper, who had been thrown out of the house, decides to join Bart as they wander through town. Bart first stops at a house that happens to be Mr. Burns' mansion, where he tries to swipe a freshly baked pie but is run off by Burns' bloodthirsty hounds. Later, after donating plasma at a local paid-donor blood bank (that happened to be open on Thanksgiving Day) for $12 cash, Bart passes out on the streets in a run-down part of Springfield. When he awakens is greeted by two street bums who bring him to a community Thanksgiving dinner for the less fortunate. There, Kent Brockman is preparing to do an insincere, self-serving commentary about the holiday and how society treats the poor and needy; during his live commentary, he interviews Bart, who claims he's homeless and "didn't apologize." Homer and Marge see the report and call the police, admitting to officers their fear that they may have been too harsh with Bart.

Meanwhile, Bart
and the only true one in Simpsons' history is '''Bart vs. Thanksgiving''', two homeless urchins begin to have a conversation, where Bart learns seeing that his two new friends have no family or anything else admits he has a family that loves and cares for him, and that he has plenty to be thankful for. He begins to feel remorseful and, after giving his $12 to the bums, decides to go home dejected and realizing he may have learned something about the meaning of the holiday, remorse and forgiveness holiday Thanksgiving.

Upon returning home, he hesitates going inside
after getting into a fight with envisioning his family blaming him for everything. But when he hears Lisa crying in her room and running away from home.conceding defeat, Bart calls her outside and after some initial struggles apologizes. Homer and Marge are relieved that all is okay between the two, and the Thanksgiving holiday at the Simpsons is saved. The episode ends with the family enjoying leftovers in the kitchen, with Homer thanking God for giving them "one more crack at togetherness".
4th Aug '17 1:53:53 PM N8han11
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First Aired - 11/22/1990

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First Aired - 11/22/1990
11/22/1990\\




It is Thanksgiving Day, and Homer is watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on TV. Lisa is meticulously assembling a centerpiece to place on the family dinner table, while Marge is busy cooking and preparing for the guests Patty, Selma, Jacqueline and Grampa. Bart is basically getting in everyone's way. Later, as the guests assemble at the table, Lisa brings in the centerpiece and proudly shows it off, just as Bart brings in the turkey. When Bart tries to jockey for position in placing the turkey platter, he gets into an argument with Lisa about where her centerpiece should be set, resulting in a fight and, in the middle of the ruckus, the centerpiece lands inside the fireplace and instantly is destroyed in the flames. Lisa is devastated and runs to her room in tears, while Bart refuses to accept responsibility. An angry Marge with Homer (in a rare move) backing her up sends Bart to his room without dinner, and declares that because of him, "you ruined Thanksgiving!"

Bart is told that if he can legitimately apologize and mean it, he will be allowed to dinner, but a stubborn Bart insists that he did nothing wrong and that Lisa was to blame. Bart continues to sulk and decides he's going to show his parents a thing or two by running away. Santa's Little Helper, who had been thrown out of the house, decides to join Bart as they wander through town. Bart first stops at a house that happens to be Mr. Burns' mansion, where he tries to swipe a freshly baked pie but is run off by Burns' bloodthirsty hounds. Later, after donating plasma at a local paid-donor blood bank (that happened to be open on Thanksgiving Day) for $12 cash, Bart passes out on the streets in a run-down part of Springfield. When he awakens is greeted by two street bums who bring him to a community Thanksgiving dinner for the less fortunate. There, Kent Brockman is preparing to do an insincere, self-serving commentary about the holiday and how society treats the poor and needy; during his live commentary, he interviews Bart, who claims he's homeless and "didn't apologize." Homer and Marge see the report and call the police, admitting to officers their fear that they may have been too harsh with Bart.

Meanwhile, Bart and the two homeless urchins begin to have a conversation, where Bart seeing that his two new friends have no family or anything else  admits he has a family that loves and cares for him, and that he has plenty to be thankful for. He begins to feel remorseful and, after giving his $12 to the bums, decides to go home dejected and realizing he may have learned something about the meaning of the holiday Thanksgiving.

Upon returning home, he hesitates going inside after envisioning his family blaming him for everything. But when he hears Lisa crying in her room and conceding defeat, Bart calls her outside and after some initial struggles apologizes. Homer and Marge are relieved that all is okay between the two, and the Thanksgiving holiday at the Simpsons is saved. The episode ends with the family enjoying leftovers in the kitchen, with Homer thanking God for giving them "one more crack at togetherness".
31st May '17 8:17:51 AM Hedging
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* ChekhovsGun: At first, Lisa's centerpiece doesn't seem to serve any purpose other than to just show that Lisa's a history geek...or fond of crafts....but it ends up driving the plot....

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* ChekhovsGun: At first, Lisa's centerpiece doesn't seem just appears to serve any purpose other be part of the montage illustrating the Simpson family's dynamics of preparing for a Thanksgiving dinner with no more importance to the story than to just show that Lisa's a history geek...Marge cooking the food or fond of crafts....Homer watching Macy's parade....but it ends up driving the plot....entire plot of the episode.
20th Apr '17 3:15:19 PM Briguy52748
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* RejectedApology: Bart's ImagineSpot where he begs and grovels for forgiveness but everyone mocks him as they blame him "for everything."

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* RejectedApology: Bart's ImagineSpot where he begs and grovels for forgiveness but everyone mocks him instead as they blame him "for everything."
20th Apr '17 3:13:30 PM Briguy52748
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* RejectedApology: Bart's ImagineSpot where he begs and grovels for forgiveness but everyone mocks him as they blame him "for everything."
8th Apr '17 9:42:55 PM WoozyJack
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Bart is told that if he can legitimately apologize and mean it, he will be allowed to dinner, but a stubborn Bart insists that he did nothing wrong and that Lisa was to blame. Bart continues to sulk and decides he's going to show his parents a thing or two by running away. Santa's Little Helper, who had been thrown out of the house, decides to join Bart as they wander through town. Bart first stops at a house that happens to be Mr. Burns' mansion, where he tries to swipe a freshly baked pie but is run off by Burns' bloodthirsty hounds. Later, after giving blood at a local blood bank (that happened to be open on Thanksgiving Day) for $12 cash, Bart passes out on the streets in a run-down part of Springfield. When he awakens is greeted by two street bums who bring him to a community Thanksgiving dinner for the less fortunate. There, Kent Brockman is preparing to do an insincere, self-serving commentary about the holiday and how society treats the poor and needy; during his live commentary, he interviews Bart, who claims he's homeless and "didn't apologize." Homer and Marge see the report and call the police, admitting to officers their fear that they may have been too harsh with Bart.

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Bart is told that if he can legitimately apologize and mean it, he will be allowed to dinner, but a stubborn Bart insists that he did nothing wrong and that Lisa was to blame. Bart continues to sulk and decides he's going to show his parents a thing or two by running away. Santa's Little Helper, who had been thrown out of the house, decides to join Bart as they wander through town. Bart first stops at a house that happens to be Mr. Burns' mansion, where he tries to swipe a freshly baked pie but is run off by Burns' bloodthirsty hounds. Later, after giving blood donating plasma at a local paid-donor blood bank (that happened to be open on Thanksgiving Day) for $12 cash, Bart passes out on the streets in a run-down part of Springfield. When he awakens is greeted by two street bums who bring him to a community Thanksgiving dinner for the less fortunate. There, Kent Brockman is preparing to do an insincere, self-serving commentary about the holiday and how society treats the poor and needy; during his live commentary, he interviews Bart, who claims he's homeless and "didn't apologize." Homer and Marge see the report and call the police, admitting to officers their fear that they may have been too harsh with Bart.



** Marge, Patty and Selma's mother, Jacqueline. As soon as she arrives, she tells Marge she never does anything right. And when Bart gets sent to his room, she tells Marge that she's sorry she came at all.

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** Marge, Patty Marge's, Patty's and Selma's mother, Jacqueline. As soon as she arrives, she tells Marge she never does anything right. And when Bart gets sent to his room, she tells Marge that she's sorry she came at all.



* JerkassHasAPoint: While Homer and Marge went too far for punishing Bart and declaring that "he ruined Thanksgiving" [[WasTooHardOnHim regretful or not,]] Bart did threw the centerpiece to the fireplace on purpose and without remorse. Along with the fact that Marge has to deal with her sisters, her mother, and father-in-law, not to mention the preparation of the feast itself. One's patience can go so far, especially if one has Bart for a child.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: While Homer and Marge went too far for punishing Bart and declaring that "he ruined Thanksgiving" [[WasTooHardOnHim regretful or not,]] Bart did threw the centerpiece to in the fireplace on purpose and without remorse. Along with the fact that Marge has to deal with her sisters, her mother, and father-in-law, not to mention the preparation of the feast itself. One's patience can go so far, especially if one has Bart for a child.
22nd Mar '17 9:13:39 PM Asue
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** Marge, Patty and Selma's mother. As soon as she arrives, she tells Marge she never does anything right. And when Bart gets sent to his room, she tells Marge that she's sorry she came at all.

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** Marge, Patty and Selma's mother.mother, Jacqueline. As soon as she arrives, she tells Marge she never does anything right. And when Bart gets sent to his room, she tells Marge that she's sorry she came at all.



* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: At the end of the episode when Bart finally apologizes for wrecking Lisa's centerpiece and she happily accepts it. She kisses his cheek, and Marge and Homer listen through the vent and remark that they ''are'' good parents.

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: At the end of the episode episode, when Bart finally apologizes for wrecking Lisa's centerpiece and she happily accepts it. She kisses his cheek, and Marge and Homer listen through the vent and remark that they ''are'' good parents.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Marge & Homer both punished Bart for burning Lisa's centerpiece and "ruining Thanksgiving".

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Marge & and Homer both punished Bart for burning Lisa's centerpiece and "ruining Thanksgiving".
24th Feb '17 2:00:41 PM schoi30
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* OffModel: Kent Brockman, when leaving the homeless shelter. He looks more like Rainer Wolfcastle with white hair.
* RageBreakingPoint: While it was rather harsh for Marge for declaring Bart that he ruined Thanksgiving, Marge was at her wit's end from dealing with her sisters, her mother, and her father-in-law, and the preparation for the feast itself. One can't be too hard on her, especially when her son is Bart.



* OffModel: Kent Brockman, when leaving the homeless shelter. He looks more like Rainer Wolfcastle with white hair.
* RageBreakingPoint: While it was rather harsh for Marge for declaring Bart that he ruined Thanksgiving, Marge was at her wit's end from dealing with her sisters, her mother, and her father-in-law, and the preparation for the feast itself. One can't be too hard on her, especially when her son is Bart.
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