History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E11BurnsVerkaufenDerKraftwerk

11th Feb '18 10:31:44 AM thatother1dude
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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, some sinister music starts playing.
** The Mexican Spanish dub [[{{Woolseyism}} changes]] the "We Germans aren't all smiles ''und'' sunshine" line with "Los alemanes no perdonamos nada" (We Germans do not ''forgive anything''), turning them into outright jerkasses and making the Nazi undertones more prominent.


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* BewareTheNiceOnes: 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, some sinister music starts playing. The Mexican Spanish dub [[{{Woolseyism}} changes]] the "We Germans aren't all smiles ''und'' sunshine" line with "Los alemanes no perdonamos nada" (We Germans do not ''forgive anything''), turning them into outright jerkasses.
11th Feb '18 10:29:28 AM thatother1dude
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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 the DVDCommentary, the writers simply give up and refer to it as [[TheOneWith "The German Episode."]]
** Mr. Burns' German during the dinner with the German businessmen is correct, even if it has a few grammatical errors. On the other hand, the Mexican Spanish dub replaced Burns and the other Germans' speech with German-sounding gibberish, as neither one of the voice actors spoke German.



* GratuitousGerman: Naturally a lot, since German industrials buy the power plant. Even Smithers tries to learn German.

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* GratuitousGerman: Naturally a lot, since German industrials buy the power plant. Even Smithers tries to learn German. The title is a horribly mangled translation of "Burns Sells the Power Plant." For one thing, "Kraftwerk" ("power 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 the DVDCommentary, the writers simply give up and refer to it as [[TheOneWith "The German Episode."]]


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* SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage: Mr. Burns' German during the dinner with the German businessmen is correct, even if it has a few grammatical errors. On the other hand, the Mexican Spanish dub replaced Burns and the other Germans' speech with German-sounding gibberish, as neither one of the voice actors spoke German.
6th Feb '18 8:04:54 PM NESBoy
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* ScareChord: When Marge enters the kitchen with a bunny-eared version of her usual BeehiveHairdo.
20th Jan '18 8:47:27 AM N8han11
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** The Mexican Spanish dub [[{{Woolseyism}} changes]] the "We Germans aren't all smiles ''und'' sunshine" line with ''Los alemanes no perdonamos nada'' (We Germans do not ''forgive anything''), turning them into outright jerkasses and making the Nazi undertones more prominent.

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** The Mexican Spanish dub [[{{Woolseyism}} changes]] the "We Germans aren't all smiles ''und'' sunshine" line with ''Los "Los alemanes no perdonamos nada'' nada" (We Germans do not ''forgive anything''), turning them into outright jerkasses and making the Nazi undertones more prominent.



* 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 the DVDCommentary, the writers simply give up and refer to it as [[TheOneWith "The German Episode."]]

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* BilingualBonus: BilingualBonus:
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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 the DVDCommentary, the writers simply give up and refer to it as [[TheOneWith "The German Episode."]]
12th Jan '18 11:23:19 PM TitoMosquito
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: One of the Germans asked Homer if they could talk, Homer said no. But the German thought maybe Homer didn't understand him, so he tries to make himself clearer until Homer screams [[BigNo "NOOO!!"]].

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: One of the Germans The German who looks like Sgt Shultz asked Homer if they could talk, Homer said no. But the German thought maybe Homer didn't understand him, so he tries to make himself clearer until Homer screams [[BigNo "NOOO!!"]]. Since asking didn't work, the German likely ''demanded'' he comes with him.
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).
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