History Recap / TheSimpsonsS2E9ItchyAndScratchyAndMarge

12th Apr '17 8:53:41 PM DustSnitch
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Marge leads a protest against ''The Itchy & Scratchy Show'' after Maggie whacks Homer on the head with a mallet, but viewer interest drops when the Itchy and Scratchy cartoons become LighterAndSofter and Marge gets branded a hypocrite when her anti-TV violence group wants to go after Michaelangelo's David for depicting male frontal nudity.

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Marge leads a protest against ''The Itchy & Scratchy Show'' after Maggie whacks Homer on the head with a mallet, but viewer interest drops when the Itchy and Scratchy cartoons become LighterAndSofter and Marge gets branded a hypocrite when her anti-TV violence group wants to go after Michaelangelo's David ''Art/{{David}}'' for depicting male frontal nudity.
23rd Mar '17 5:40:22 AM Asue
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Marge is accused of this when she refuses to support the campaign to get Michelangelo's ''David'' banned from Springfield. Her opponents point out that she can hardly demand the banning of one controversial and potentially offensive form of expression because she doesn't approve of it, while refusing to support a campaign to get another controversial and potentially offensive form of expression banned because she does approve of it. Thanks to that, [[StatusQuoIsGod ''Itchy & Scratchy'' change back to its violent ways the next time we see it.]]

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Marge is accused of this when she refuses to support the campaign to get Michelangelo's ''David'' banned from Springfield. Her opponents point out that she can hardly demand the banning of one controversial and potentially offensive form of expression because she doesn't approve of it, while refusing to support a campaign to get another controversial and potentially offensive form of expression banned because she does approve of it. Thanks to that, [[StatusQuoIsGod ''Itchy & Scratchy'' change back to its violent ways the next time we see it.]]
23rd Mar '17 5:37:55 AM Asue
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Despite the supposed abuse he suffered due to the show, Homer can't help tittering at Itchy and Scratchy himself.
* AmusingInjuries: Itchy & Scratchy are considered to be a funny, amusing cartoon by most viewers. Only when Marge actually sits down to watch the episodes she notices what most sane people in RealLife would immediately say: that these graphically violent cartoons are unsuitable for young children.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Despite the supposed abuse he suffered due to the show, Homer can't help tittering at Itchy and Scratchy ''Itchy & Scratchy'' himself.
* AmusingInjuries: Itchy ''Itchy & Scratchy are Scratchy'' is considered to be a funny, amusing cartoon by most viewers. Only when Marge actually sits down to watch the episodes she notices what most sane people in RealLife would immediately say: that these graphically violent cartoons are unsuitable for young children.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Marge bans ''Itchy and Scratchy'', Lisa objects and says, without the cartoons, they'll grow up to be humorless robots. Bart replies, "Really? What kind of robots?"

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Marge bans ''Itchy and & Scratchy'', Lisa objects and says, says that, without the cartoons, they'll grow up to be humorless robots. Bart replies, "Really? What kind of robots?"



* EnemyMine: Itchy and Scratchy break from their feud to brutalize a nagging blue haired squirrel, even happily shaking hands afterwards.

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* EnemyMine: Itchy and Scratchy break from their feud to brutalize a nagging blue haired squirrel, squirrel (meant to be a TakeThat towards Marge and her letter), even happily shaking hands afterwards.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Marge is accused of this when she refuses to support the campaign to get Michelangelo's ''David'' banned from Springfield. Her opponents point out that she can hardly demand the banning of one controversial and potentially offensive form of expression because she doesn't approve of it, while refusing to support a campaign to get another controversial and potentially offensive form of expression banned because she does approve of it.
* {{Jerkass}}: The chairman of the Itchy and Scratchy franchise, Roger Meyers Jr, pivots Marge's tirade against the show by responding to her letter with a blunt, vulgar insult.
** Marge can be seen as one as well. If she had just kept an eye on Maggie, then she would have stopped her sooner from hitting Homer (or better yet, kept her from watching ''Itchy and Scratchy'', since that show isn't appropriate for a baby). She also bans Bart and Lisa from watching the show (they do it anyway at their friends' houses) and forces them to participate in her protest rallies, despite the fact that, unlike Maggie, they know better than to imitate the show's antics.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Marge is accused of this when she refuses to support the campaign to get Michelangelo's ''David'' banned from Springfield. Her opponents point out that she can hardly demand the banning of one controversial and potentially offensive form of expression because she doesn't approve of it, while refusing to support a campaign to get another controversial and potentially offensive form of expression banned because she does approve of it. \n Thanks to that, [[StatusQuoIsGod ''Itchy & Scratchy'' change back to its violent ways the next time we see it.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: The chairman of the Itchy and Scratchy ''Itchy & Scratchy'' franchise, Roger Meyers Jr, pivots Marge's tirade against the show by responding to her letter with a blunt, vulgar insult.
** Marge can be seen as one as well. If she had just kept an eye on Maggie, then she would have stopped her sooner from hitting Homer (or better yet, kept her from watching ''Itchy and & Scratchy'', since that show isn't appropriate for a baby). She also bans Bart and Lisa from watching the show (they do it anyway at their friends' houses) and forces them to participate in her protest rallies, despite the fact that, unlike Maggie, they know better than to imitate the show's antics.



* MoralGuardians: Parodied almost to the point of {{deconstruction}}; Marge protests against cartoon violence, wins her argument by organizing a huge protest rally which forces the animators to make some changes. The newer, nicer episodes of ''Itchy and Scratchy'' are so boring that the kids actually go and play outside more often. According to the audio commentary the makers intentionally made this appear ridiculously harmonic.

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* MoralGuardians: Parodied almost to the point of {{deconstruction}}; Marge protests against cartoon violence, wins her argument by organizing a huge protest rally which forces the animators to make some changes. The newer, nicer episodes of ''Itchy and & Scratchy'' are so boring that the kids actually go and play outside more often. According to the audio commentary commentary, the makers intentionally made this appear ridiculously harmonic.



* NeverMyFault: It never seems to occur to Marge that she could have prevented Maggie from injuring Homer by simply keeping a closer eye on her. Similarly, while Roger Myers' response to her letter was vulgar, her letter was condescending and insulting, calling them "Purveyors of Senseless Violence" and demanding that they tone down the violence in their cartoons without fully explaining the situation.

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* NeverMyFault: It never seems to occur to Marge that she could have prevented Maggie from injuring Homer by simply keeping a closer eye on her. Similarly, while Roger Myers' Meyers' response to her letter was vulgar, her letter was condescending and insulting, calling them "Purveyors of Senseless Violence" and demanding that they tone down the violence in their cartoons without fully explaining the situation.



** When Marge's group is WavingSignsAround while picketing Meyers's studio, Moe can be seen holding a sign that reads, "Bring Back ''Series/WagonTrain''".

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** When Marge's group is WavingSignsAround while picketing Meyers's Meyers' studio, Moe can be seen holding a sign that reads, "Bring Back ''Series/WagonTrain''".


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* StatusQuoIsGod: Come on, you really thought that the changes made to ''Itchy & Scratchy'' would stick? (Especially when [[LateArrivalSpoiler later episodes]] show, obviously, that Marge's manifestation didn't do squat in the long run.)
13th Jan '17 7:26:27 PM Mdumas43073
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** When Marge's group is WavingSignsAround while picketing Meyers's studio, Moe can be seen holding a sign that reads, "Bring Back ''Series/WagonTrain''".



* WavingSignsAround: Marge's group pickets Meyers's studio in this manner.
13th Jan '17 7:23:53 PM Mdumas43073
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* WavingSignsAround: Marge's group pickets Meyers's studio in this manner.
13th Jan '17 7:17:10 PM Mdumas43073
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* TakeThat: Marge is caricatured as a cranky squirrel that Itchy decapitates by a disgruntled animator.

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* TakeThat: In-universe. Marge is caricatured as a cranky squirrel that Itchy decapitates by a disgruntled animator.
19th Nov '16 7:35:16 PM maxwellsilver
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* FirstAppearance: Alongside Roger Meyers, Jr., this episode marks the first appearance of Sideshow Bob's replacement, the ClassicallyTrainedExtra Sideshow Mel.
28th Jun '16 8:35:22 AM Kartoonkid95
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion
-->'''Dr. Marvin Monroe:''' What do you have to say to all them Marge Simpson wannabes out there who wish to suppress David's doodle?
27th Jun '16 5:37:13 AM 123456789
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* FirstAppearance: Alongside Roger Meyers, Jr., this episode marks the first appearance of Sideshow Bob's replacement, the ClassicallyTrainedExtra Sideshow Mel.
24th Jun '16 10:15:50 PM Cheapsunglasses
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** Marge can be seen as one as well. If she had just kept an eye on Maggie, then she would have stopped her sooner from hitting Homer (or better yet, kept her from watching ''Itchy and Scratchy'', since that show isn't appropriate for a baby).

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** Marge can be seen as one as well. If she had just kept an eye on Maggie, then she would have stopped her sooner from hitting Homer (or better yet, kept her from watching ''Itchy and Scratchy'', since that show isn't appropriate for a baby). She also bans Bart and Lisa from watching the show (they do it anyway at their friends' houses) and forces them to participate in her protest rallies, despite the fact that, unlike Maggie, they know better than to imitate the show's antics.


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* NeverMyFault: It never seems to occur to Marge that she could have prevented Maggie from injuring Homer by simply keeping a closer eye on her. Similarly, while Roger Myers' response to her letter was vulgar, her letter was condescending and insulting, calling them "Purveyors of Senseless Violence" and demanding that they tone down the violence in their cartoons without fully explaining the situation.
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