History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E11BurnsVerkaufenDerKraftwerk

29th Aug '17 9:29:30 AM Mullon
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: It's weird to see Burns hoot and holler for joy at the price the Germans give him for his plant, given that his wealth has reached Scrooge [=McDuck=] levels of ridiculousness over the years.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: It's weird to see Seeing Burns hoot and holler for joy at the price the Germans give him for his plant, given that his wealth has reached Scrooge [=McDuck=] levels of ridiculousness over the years.
18th May '17 2:00:44 PM kquinn0830
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* HypocriticalHumor: Moe is infuriated by the prank calls he receives and always vows revenge, but he finds the idea of Bart doing that to others hilarious.

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* HypocriticalHumor: Moe is infuriated by the prank calls he receives and always vows revenge, but he finds the idea of Bart doing that to others people (not knowing he's Bart's victim) hilarious.
24th Mar '17 11:06:03 AM Asue
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The music that plays during Homer's Land of Chocolate fantasy sounds nearly like "Captain of Industry" from ''Film/TuckerTheManAndHisDream''.
24th Mar '17 11:05:35 AM Asue
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* AllGermansAreNazis / BewareTheNiceOnes: Partly subverted. For most of the episode the German businessmen are depicted as honest, friendly, workaholic people who want nothing but the best for their employees and the power plant. Even Lenny puts aside his initial prejudices. Only near the end the Germans get frightened when the safety levels of the power plant become dangerous and let Mr. Burns buy it back from them. When Burns pays them a low price, they naturally feel angry and warn Burns that "We Germans aren't all smiles ''und'' sunshine". As they say this sinister music starts playing.

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* AllGermansAreNazis / BewareTheNiceOnes: Partly subverted. For most of the episode the German businessmen are depicted as honest, friendly, workaholic people who want nothing but the best for their employees and the power plant. Even Lenny puts aside his initial prejudices. Only near the end the Germans get frightened when the safety levels of the power plant become dangerous and let Mr. Burns buy it back from them. When Burns pays them a low price, they naturally feel angry and warn Burns that "We Germans aren't all smiles ''und'' sunshine". As they say this this, some sinister music starts playing.
11th Jan '17 3:46:57 PM TitoMosquito
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-->'''Burns:''' Advantage: Burns.



* PerpetualPoverty: The state of the Simpsons' life gets worse once Homer loses his job, leading to compromises like Lisa having to do Marge's BeehiveHairdo (making it look more like a pair of bunny ears in the process) and Bart refusing to take baths and reading comics without actually buying them.

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* PerpetualPoverty: The state of the Simpsons' life gets worse once Homer loses his job, leading to compromises like Lisa having to do Marge's BeehiveHairdo (making it look more like a pair of bunny ears in the process) and Bart refusing to take baths and reading comics without actually buying them.them (which Marge scolds him for).
6th Oct '16 1:41:38 PM NWolfman
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* BilingualBonus: The title is (horribly mangled) German for "Burns Sells the Plant." For one thing, "Kraftwerk" ("factory," or in this sense, "plant") is a neuter noun, so it would need "das" (which is a neuter definite article) instead of "der" (which is used for masculine nouns). For another, "verkaufen" (the infinitive) is used instead of "verkauft" (which is the third-person conjugation). The correct German title of this episode would be "Burns verkauft das Kraftwerk." On TheDVDCommentary, the writers simply give up and refer to it as [[TheOneWith "The German Episode."]]

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* BilingualBonus: The title is (horribly mangled) German for "Burns Sells the Plant." For one thing, "Kraftwerk" ("factory," or in this sense, "plant") is a neuter noun, so it would need "das" (which is a neuter definite article) instead of "der" (which is used for masculine nouns). For another, "verkaufen" (the infinitive) is used instead of "verkauft" (which is the third-person conjugation). The correct German title of this episode would be "Burns verkauft das Kraftwerk." On TheDVDCommentary, the DVDCommentary, the writers simply give up and refer to it as [[TheOneWith "The German Episode."]]
6th Oct '16 1:41:25 PM NWolfman
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* BilingualBonus: The title is (horribly mangled) German for "Burns Sells the Plant." For one thing, "Kraftwerk" ("factory," or in this sense, "plant") is a neuter noun, so it would need "das" (which is a neuter definite article) instead of "der" (which is used for masculine nouns). For another, "verkaufen" (the infinitive) is used instead of "verkauft" (which is the third-person conjugation). The correct German title of this episode would be "Burns verkauft das Kraftwerk."

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* BilingualBonus: The title is (horribly mangled) German for "Burns Sells the Plant." For one thing, "Kraftwerk" ("factory," or in this sense, "plant") is a neuter noun, so it would need "das" (which is a neuter definite article) instead of "der" (which is used for masculine nouns). For another, "verkaufen" (the infinitive) is used instead of "verkauft" (which is the third-person conjugation). The correct German title of this episode would be "Burns verkauft das Kraftwerk." On TheDVDCommentary, the writers simply give up and refer to it as [[TheOneWith "The German Episode."]]
19th Sep '16 4:18:29 PM BobSaget9
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* TakeThat: When Homer originally leaks Burns' asking price ([[spoiler: $100 million]]) to the German businessmen, they observe that "[they]'ll still have enough left to buy the UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} Browns."

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* TakeThat: When Homer originally leaks Burns' asking price ([[spoiler: $100 million]]) ($100 million) to the German businessmen, they observe that "[they]'ll still have enough left to buy the UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} Browns."
31st May '16 6:56:01 AM case
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* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: All it takes is a mention of "the land of chocolate" for Homer to get lost in thought imagining a literal land of chocolate for ten minutes while he's interviewing to keep his job.
20th May '16 8:25:12 PM JM1982
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* StatusQuoIsGod: DoubleSubverted at the end of the episode, when it seems like Mr. Burns is planning to get revenge on Homer at some point. In later episodes, Burns has completely forgotten who Homer is and Smithers has to remind Burns of his past interactions with Homer.
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