History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E11BurnsVerkaufenDerKraftwerk

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.
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.
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