History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E11BurnsVerkaufenDerKraftwerk

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.
12th May '16 1:41:47 AM NESBoy
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-->'''Bart:''' Excuse me. I'm looking for-
-->'''Moe:''' (ominously) Wait a minute. I know that voice.
-->'''Bart:''' [[OhCrap (Gulp)]]
-->'''Moe:''' (cheerfully) If it isn't little Bart Simpson! I haven't seen you in years!

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-->'''Bart:''' Excuse me. I'm looking for-
-->'''Moe:''' (ominously)
for--\\
'''Moe:''' ''(ominously)''
Wait a minute. I know that voice.
-->'''Bart:''' [[OhCrap (Gulp)]]
-->'''Moe:''' (cheerfully)
voice.\\
''([[OhCrap Bart gulps]])''\\
'''Moe:''' ''(cheerfully)''
If it isn't little Bart Simpson! I haven't seen you in years!



-->'''Homer''': Let me ask you something, does your money make you happy?
-->'''Mr. Burns''': Yes.
-->'''Homer''': Okay, bad example.

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-->'''Homer''': -->'''Homer:''' Let me ask you something, does your money make you happy?
-->'''Mr. Burns''': Yes.
-->'''Homer''':
happy?\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' Yes.\\
'''Homer:'''
Okay, bad example.



--> '''Horst''': Then you must have some plans for the future as well?\\
'''Homer''': I sure do!\\
(really long pause)\\
'''Hans''': ...Such as?

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--> '''Horst''': '''Horst:''' Then you must have some plans for the future as well?\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' I sure do!\\
(really ''(really long pause)\\
'''Hans''': ...
{{beat}})''\\
'''Hans:''' ...
Such as?


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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.
5th May '16 10:22:49 AM NESBoy
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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''.
7th Apr '16 10:14:23 AM speedyboris
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* KeepingTheEnemyClose: The reason Burns re-hires Homer.
--> '''Burns''': I keep my enemies close, and my enemies even closer. He'll slowly regain his confidence as the months and years drift by, blissfully unaware that the sword of Damocles is dangling just above his head. And then one day, when he least expects it...
6th Dec '15 6:56:48 PM SpideyTerry
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* AintTooProudToBeg: Burns begs the Germans to buy the plant back. When he hears they're eager to sell, though, he puts the screws in them.


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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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* OhCrap: Mr. Burns when he realizes the people of Springfield aren't afraid of him anymore.


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* SarcasmMode: Mr. Burns's response to the Germans swearing revenge is full of this.
12th Oct '15 7:10:08 PM windyshadow32
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7th Jun '15 5:36:29 PM Patachou
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* HiddenDepths: Mr. Burns is revealed to be fluent in German (though some of what he says wouldn't be considered correct if you're a native German speaker). This becomes FridgeHorror when, in a later episode, he reveals that he's a lot like Oskar Schindler (of ''Schindler's List'' fame) in that he made artillery shells for the Nazis (with the only difference being that Burns' shells actually worked, damnit!).

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* GratuitousGerman: Naturally a lot, since German industrials buy the power plant. Even Smithers tries to learn German.
* HiddenDepths: Mr. Burns is revealed to be fluent in German (though some of what he says wouldn't be considered correct if you're a native German speaker). This becomes FridgeHorror when, in a later episode, "A Star Is Burns", he reveals that he's a lot like Oskar Schindler (of ''Schindler's List'' ''Film/SchindlersList'' fame) in that he made artillery shells for the Nazis (with the only difference being that Burns' shells actually worked, damnit!).



** Mayor Quimby welcomes the new German bosses with the phrase: "Ich bin ein Springfielder", which is a reference to UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's famous quote: "Ich bin ein Berliner".

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** Mayor Quimby welcomes the new German bosses with the phrase: "Ich bin ein Springfielder", which is a reference to UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's famous quote: 1961 quote during his visit to Berlin: "Ich bin ein Berliner".
26th May '15 6:10:05 PM Psi001
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Homer repeatedly screws him and his family out of fortune and eventually ends up jobless and bankrupt.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Homer repeatedly screws him and his family out of fortune and eventually ends up jobless and bankrupt. He sells all his company stocks just before they shoot up tremendously, he obliviously gives the Germans a price to buy out Burns' position, and then gets himself fired when they discover his incompetence.
26th May '15 6:04:47 PM Psi001
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* NeverMyFault: Homer grumbles about losing his job, insisting the Germans have no right to declare him unsafe....while rummaging a fork inside a toaster...connected to an overloaded mains.

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* NeverMyFault: Homer grumbles about losing his job, insisting the Germans have no right to declare him unsafe....[[HypocriticalHumor while rummaging a fork inside a toaster...connected to an overloaded mains.]]
26th May '15 6:04:11 PM Psi001
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* NeverMyFault: Homer grumbles about losing his job, insisting the Germans have no right to declare him unsafe....while rummaging a fork inside a toaster...connected to an overloaded mains.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Homer repeatedly screws him and his family out of fortune and eventually ends up jobless and bankrupt.
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