History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E17HomerAtTheBat

20th Apr '17 12:26:15 PM kquinn0830
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** Eddie and Lou. See PoliceBrutality below.



** Eddie and Lou. See PoliceBrutality below.
20th Apr '17 12:25:43 PM kquinn0830
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Would anyone actually disagree with the idea that Darryl Strawberry is a better player than Homer?
9th Mar '17 7:13:28 PM Mullon
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* SmartBall: Not only is Homer a baseball prodigy this episode, but he can make his own baseball bat.
8th Feb '17 3:17:54 PM Erin582
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** Barney for punching out Wade Boggs ''and'' Moe just for disagreeing with him over who was the best Prime Minister of England.
** [[spoiler: The bottomless pit purveyor, who not only tricked Ozzie Smith into going in, but also [[{{Jerkass}} laughed at him for falling for it.]]]]


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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight[=/=]NoodleIncident: At the beginning of the episode, as Homer chokes on doughnuts for eating them too fast, his coworkers are casual about the whole thing, as it has happened before, and Carl even suggests that they scare him (although Charlie rejected this, as that's what you do when someone has the hiccups).
5th Feb '17 2:50:04 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* TwoDecadesBehind: Mr. Burns original list of the ringers for Smithers to recruit includes early 20th century players like Honus Wagner and Shoeless Joe Jackson. Then when he tells Smithers to recruit current players, he tells him to scour the Negro Leagues in addition to the American and National Leagues.

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* TwoDecadesBehind: Mr. Burns Burns' original list of the ringers for Smithers to recruit includes early 20th century players like Honus Wagner and Shoeless Joe Jackson. Then when he tells Smithers to recruit current players, he tells him to scour the Negro Leagues in addition to the American and National Leagues.
5th Feb '17 2:49:11 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Inverted. Mr Burns getting involved is what allows Homer to win the game.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Inverted. Mr Mr. Burns getting involved is what allows Homer to win the game.
5th Feb '17 2:40:57 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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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 bad 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 out that it's impossible for someone to give more than 100%. Then one of the SuperRinger members turns out to have reacted bad 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.
11th Jan '17 3:04:33 AM axle-k89
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* AlliterativeName: Steve Sax.


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* GroupPictureEnding: The episode ends this way, with the whole team present, including an unconscious Homer, Ozzie Smith's ghost, Steve Sax handcuffed to Lou, José Canseco covered in ash, Roger Clemens standing with his arms positioned like wings, Wade Boggs with a black eye, Ken Griffey Jr. in a wheelchair, Mike Scoiscia covered in bandages and an angry-looking Daryl Strawberry.


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* KickTheDog: Even though he's right, Strawberry did this to Homer when he told him he was better at softball than Homer was, despite having never met Homer before.
6th Nov '16 7:27:09 AM Cheapsunglasses
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never do find out how (or if) Ozzie Smith escaped from the Springfield Mystery Spot.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never do find out how (or if) Ozzie Smith escaped from the Springfield Mystery Spot. He's even expressed a willingness to make another guest appearance for the specific purpose of doing so.
23rd Aug '16 1:09:34 PM kquinn0830
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* GeniusBonus: Quite a few for baseball fans. For instance, Darryl Strawberry being a kiss ass is a joke based on the fact the real man had trouble listening to managers during his career and Wade Boggs hanging out in Moe's is a reference to the UrbanMyths surrounding Boggs and the amount of beer he can drink.
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