History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E15HomerAlone

27th Jul '16 7:33:38 AM Erin582
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* IsntItIronic: The ironic hold music that Homer listens to (and still cries over) when calling the police to report Maggie being missing is "Baby Come Back" by Player, which is a breakup song about a man begging his lover for another chance.



** ''The Erotic Awakening of S'' is a parody of ''The Story of O''.

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** ''The Erotic Awakening of S'' is a parody of ''The Story of O''.O''.
** The episode's title (and Homer's both-hands-on-cheeks-and-screaming while looking at the camera pose upon discovering Maggie's disappearance) are shout outs to ''Film/HomeAlone''.
14th Jul '16 9:23:52 AM speedyboris
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* IronicJuxtaposition: When Marge returns from her trip, she holds up a picture of Homer, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie where the four are smiling; when she lowers the photo, she sees the four in a morose, exhausted state due to her absence.
14th Jul '16 7:16:26 AM speedyboris
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* RevealShot: At the end of the episode, Homer and Marge are talking in bed. You think it's just those two, but then Bart starts talking, and it's revealed that the whole family is sharing the same bed.
14th Jul '16 7:12:38 AM speedyboris
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* NotHelpingYourCase: When Patty and Selma express doubts that Homer can take care of Maggie on his own ("He'll probably trade her for a beer and a nudie magazine"):
--> '''Homer''': For your information, I can take care of my- ''(Maggie slides to the ground'') AAAH!! ''(picks her up)'' See? Got her on the first bounce.
14th Jul '16 7:05:52 AM speedyboris
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* PrankCall: Bill and Marty call a man and tell him his wife is dead.
14th Jul '16 7:03:56 AM speedyboris
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* MissingTrailerScene: In a commercial promoting this episode, Homer lifts up Maggie after stapling her diaper, only to find that he accidentally stapled it to the changing board.
14th Jul '16 7:02:48 AM speedyboris
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* ClicheStorm:

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14th Jul '16 7:02:08 AM speedyboris
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* ClicheStorm:
--> '''Quimby''': ...If I go down, you're breaking my fall!\\
'''Wiggum''': Quimby, don't write checks your butt can't cash.\\
'''Quimby''': Hear me, Wiggum, you bite me, I'll bite back.\\
'''Wiggum''': You talk the talk, Quimby, but do you walk the walk?
14th Jul '16 6:59:14 AM speedyboris
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* FanDisservice: Lampshaded, discussed in-universe when Bart laments sleeping over at Selma and Pattys' and Lisa replies "You think you know fear? Well I saw them naked!"

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* FanDisservice: Lampshaded, discussed in-universe when Bart laments sleeping over at Selma and Pattys' and Lisa replies "You think you know fear? Well I saw I've seen them naked!"



* OddNameOut: The three movies available on Rancho Relaxo's pay-per-view service include ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'', ''The Happy Little Elves Meet Fuzzy Snuggleduck''... and ''The Erotic Awakening of S''.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: InUniverse; one of the "hottest R-rated movies Europe has to offer" at Rancho Relaxo is ''The Happy Little Elves Meet Fuzzy Snuggleduck''. For those who don't remember the early days of ''The Simpsons'' [[note]]("early" as in "back when it was a sketch on ''The Tracy Ullman Show'' and back during the first season when the animation was cruddy, the episodes focused on Bart and Lisa, and the pacing was slow)[[/note]], ''The Happy Little Elves'' was [[TastesLikeDiabetes an overly-cutesy kids' show]] (kind of like ''The Smurfs'') that Lisa and Maggie loved (but Bart hated, because he was into ''The Itchy and Scratchy Show''). The joke here is either a TakeThat to people who think cartoons are for kids (which was also something ''The Simpsons'' itself had to struggle with during its early years) or a reference to how most foreign movies and TV shows (particularly in Europe) are more lenient with risqué content than America is.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: InUniverse; one of the "hottest R-rated movies Europe has to offer" at Rancho Relaxo is ** ''The Happy Little Elves Meet Fuzzy Snuggleduck''. For those who don't remember the early days Erotic Awakening of S'' is a parody of ''The Simpsons'' [[note]]("early" as in "back when it was a sketch on ''The Tracy Ullman Show'' and back during the first season when the animation was cruddy, the episodes focused on Bart and Lisa, and the pacing was slow)[[/note]], ''The Happy Little Elves'' was [[TastesLikeDiabetes an overly-cutesy kids' show]] (kind Story of like ''The Smurfs'') that Lisa and Maggie loved (but Bart hated, because he was into ''The Itchy and Scratchy Show''). The joke here is either a TakeThat to people who think cartoons are for kids (which was also something ''The Simpsons'' itself had to struggle with during its early years) or a reference to how most foreign movies and TV shows (particularly in Europe) are more lenient with risqué content than America is.O''.
4th Jun '16 9:37:15 PM NESBoy
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* GetOut: Marge gets quite annoyed by Bart and Lisa's antics while driving to school, to the point of telling them to get out in a deep, echoing voice.
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