History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E17HomerAtTheBat

27th Feb '18 8:35:10 PM JessyS
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* AsHimself: Wade Boggs, José Canseco, Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr., Don Mattingly, Steve Sax, Mike Scoscia, Ozzie Smith, and Darryl Strawberry are the ringers Mr. Burns hires, basically most of the big name baseball players of the early '90s. Musician Terry Cashman sings a version of his song "Talkin' Baseball" based on the events of the episode during the credits.

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* AsHimself: Wade Boggs, José Canseco, Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr., Don Mattingly, Steve Sax, Mike Scoscia, Ozzie Smith, and Darryl Strawberry are the ringers Mr. Burns hires, basically most of the big name baseball players of the early '90s. '90s.
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Musician Terry Cashman sings a version of his song "Talkin' Baseball" based on the events of the episode during the credits.


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** Wade Boggs, Ken Griffey Jr., and Ozzie Smith are also in the same hall as Homer while Mike Scioscia (Anaheim Angels) and Don Mattingly (Miami Marlins) are currently managers as of the 2018 baseball season.


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** In a way Lisa is right because the play goes down as a hit batsman in the boxscore.
10th Feb '18 6:55:50 PM KLS2097
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Ralph Wiggum has a surprising amount of knowledge with baseball stars, including Jose Canseco.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Ralph Wiggum has a surprising amount of knowledge with baseball stars, including Jose Canseco. This aids him in a baseball game against Bart's ([[CurbStompBattle most likely boned]]) team.
10th Feb '18 6:54:46 PM KLS2097
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Ralph Wiggum has a surprising amount of knowledge with baseball stars, including Jose Canseco.
2nd Feb '18 6:34:30 PM nombretomado
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* {{Mockumentary}}: In 2017, to mark the episode's 20th anniversary, receives one called "Springfield of Dreams" featuring new animation, and contributions from Bob Uecker, Bob Costas, Joe Buck, Mehmet Oz, UsefulNotes/NeildeGrasseTyson, and Russell Brand. Its format parodies Ken Burns's ''Baseball''. Of the original episode's guest stars, only Strawberry is absent.

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* {{Mockumentary}}: In 2017, to mark the episode's 20th anniversary, receives one called "Springfield of Dreams" featuring new animation, and contributions from Bob Uecker, Bob Costas, Joe Buck, Mehmet Oz, UsefulNotes/NeildeGrasseTyson, UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson, and Russell Brand. Its format parodies Ken Burns's ''Baseball''. Of the original episode's guest stars, only Strawberry is absent.
2nd Feb '18 6:34:05 PM nombretomado
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* {{Mockumentary}}: In 2017, to mark the episode's 20th anniversary, receives one called "Springfield of Dreams" featuring new animation, and contributions from Bob Uecker, Bob Costas, Joe Buck, Mehmet Oz, Creator/NeildeGrasseTyson, and Russell Brand. Its format parodies Ken Burns's ''Baseball''. Of the original episode's guest stars, only Strawberry is absent.

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* {{Mockumentary}}: In 2017, to mark the episode's 20th anniversary, receives one called "Springfield of Dreams" featuring new animation, and contributions from Bob Uecker, Bob Costas, Joe Buck, Mehmet Oz, Creator/NeildeGrasseTyson, UsefulNotes/NeildeGrasseTyson, and Russell Brand. Its format parodies Ken Burns's ''Baseball''. Of the original episode's guest stars, only Strawberry is absent.
24th Jan '18 12:29:39 PM fatescanner
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* CaptainObvious: After Mr. Burns introduces the major league ringers to the plant workers and announces his intent to have them play for him, Lenny worriedly points out to him that if he plans to use the major leaguers, he'll have no further need of the plant workers, to which Burns responds with a glorious "Well, ''duh!''"
20th Jan '18 10:10:08 AM N8han11
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** In a case of HilariousInHindsight a running gag in the episode has Burns getting mad at Mattingly for failing to cut his sideburns (even after he shaves off most of his hair). After getting cut from the team Don is heard saying "I still like him better than Steinbrenner." A few weeks after the episode was produced, but before it was aired, Mattingly would be suspended from the Yankees for failing to cut his long hair as per team owner George Steinbrenner's policy.
4th Jan '18 9:28:10 AM N8han11
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* HypnoFool: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagged]]: Burns hires a hypnotist/motivational speaker for the team, only for his attempt to make the team give more than they had already ("110%") be defeated by the entire team, while hypnotized, point out that it's impossible for someone to give more than 100%. Then one of the SuperRinger members turns out to have reacted badly to the hypnotic therapy and ends the episode thinking he's a chicken. And when Burns gets on the hypnotist's face about that faux pas, the hypnotist hypnotizes Burns into forgiving him.

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* HypnoFool: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagged]]: Burns hires a hypnotist/motivational speaker for the team, only for his attempt to make the team give more than they had already ("110%") be defeated by the entire team, while hypnotized, point pointing out that it's impossible for someone to give more than 100%. Then one of the SuperRinger members Roger Clemens turns out to have reacted badly to the hypnotic therapy and ends the episode thinking he's a chicken. And when Burns gets on the hypnotist's face about that faux pas, the hypnotist hypnotizes Burns into forgiving him.



** FridgeBrilliance: Which is why he says it so matter-of-factly. The only thing he knows about Homer is that he's an overweight out of shape guy who is not one of the professional baseball ringers.
* KarmaHoudini: The hypnotist. Read above on HypnoFool.

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* KarmaHoudini:
** FridgeBrilliance: Which is why he says it so matter-of-factly. The only thing he knows about Homer is that he's an overweight out of shape guy who is not one of the professional baseball ringers.
* KarmaHoudini: The hypnotist. Read above on HypnoFool.
hypnotist.
4th Jan '18 8:48:44 AM Asue
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* WholePlotReference: To ''Film/TheNatural'', particularly the film version starring Creator/RobertRedford as a baseball player using a a bat of [[ThunderboltIron Thunderbolt Wood]] from a lightning-struck tree.

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* WholePlotReference: To ''Film/TheNatural'', particularly the film version starring Creator/RobertRedford as a baseball player using a a bat of [[ThunderboltIron Thunderbolt Wood]] from a lightning-struck tree.
4th Jan '18 8:44:43 AM Asue
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* Cut to Ozzie Smith in a red void* "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH- *Sees a floating E=MC2* Cool! *Takes picture* AHHHHHHHHHH-"

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* ** Cut to Ozzie Smith in a red void* "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH- *Sees *sees a floating E=MC2* Cool! *Takes picture* AHHHHHHHHHH-"
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