History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E17HomerAtTheBat

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.
20th Aug '16 3:27:58 PM kquinn0830
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The episode basically tells you in the third act that they are going to destroy the ringers which they do in the most bizarre and interesting ways possible

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The episode basically tells you in the third act that they are going to destroy the ringers which they do in the most bizarre and interesting ways possiblepossible.
* 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.
15th Aug '16 3:29:05 PM kquinn0830
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* BlackComedy: "Mike Scioscia's tragic illness made us smile." Said illness being radiation poisoning from working at the Springfield nuclear plant.

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* BlackComedy: "Mike Scioscia's tragic illness made us smile." Said illness being radiation poisoning from working at the Springfield nuclear plant. [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS22E3MoneyBART But he does get better]].
15th Aug '16 10:28:51 AM kquinn0830
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* CallBack: When Ken Griffey Jr. tries the nerve tonic for the first time, he claims that [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E10FlamingMoes it's like there's a party in my mouth and everyone's invited!"]] Behind the scenes, Griffey hadn't seen the episode, so the line confused him.

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* CallBack: When Ken Griffey Jr. tries the nerve tonic for the first time, he claims that [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E10FlamingMoes it's "it's like there's a party in my mouth and everyone's invited!"]] Behind the scenes, Griffey hadn't seen the episode, so the line confused him.


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** Mr. Burns wins his bet after nearly wrecking the team for the employees who worked hard to get the championship and inadvertently causing several MLB stars to suffer horrible calamities.
15th Aug '16 10:23:52 AM kquinn0830
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Inverted Mr Burns getting involved is what allows Homer to win the game he steps in demolishes the story and Homer gets to come in and clean up the mess. However Homer doesnít succeed because heís talented even though heís proven to be good at that sport he only won because Burnís distracted him.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Inverted Inverted. Mr Burns getting involved is what allows Homer to win the game he steps in demolishes the story and Homer gets to come in and clean up the mess. However Homer doesnít succeed because heís talented even though heís proven to be good at that sport he only won because Burnís distracted him.game.
3rd Aug '16 5:39:14 PM kquinn0830
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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.
21st Jul '16 3:04:39 AM Pallo
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* PoliceBrutality: Steve Sax is arrested for just about every unsolved crime in New York City by the Springfield Police for no particular reason. Also DisproportionateRetribution.
** Perhaps the boys were still bitter about losing to the Power Plant.

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* PoliceBrutality: Steve Sax is arrested for just about every unsolved crime in New York City by the Springfield Police for no particular reason. Also DisproportionateRetribution.
** Perhaps
DisproportionateRetribution (perhaps the boys were still bitter about losing to the Power Plant.Plant).
21st Jul '16 3:02:36 AM Pallo
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* Foreshadowing: The episode basically tells you in the third act that they are going to destroy the ringers which they do in the most bizarre and interesting ways possible

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: The episode basically tells you in the third act that they are going to destroy the ringers which they do in the most bizarre and interesting ways possible


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** Perhaps the boys were still bitter about losing to the Power Plant.
12th Jul '16 5:37:54 PM kquinn0830
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* CallBack: When Ken Griffey Jr. tries the nerve tonic for the first time, he claims that [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E10FlamingMoes it's like there's a party in my mouth and everyone's invited!"]] Behind the scenes, Griffey hadn't seen the episode, so the line confused him.
19th Jun '16 10:07:48 AM jessicaotiesha
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Inverted Mr Burns getting involved is what allows Homer to win the game he steps in demolishes the story and Homer gets to come in and clean up the mess. However Homer doesnít succeed because heís talented even though heís proven to be good at that sport he only won because Burnís distracted him.
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