History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E1StarkRavingDad

9th Jun '18 11:52:31 AM Eddy1215
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* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Homer has no idea who Michael Jackson is and so he doesn't question his cellmate claiming to be him


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* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Homer has no idea who Michael Jackson is and so he doesn't question his cellmate claiming to be him.
31st May '18 5:51:21 PM TonyG
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** Also "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E19LisasSubstitute Lisa's Substitute]]," guest starred Dustin Hoffman credited as Sam Etic.
31st May '18 5:24:38 PM RaineyH
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** The shot of the nuclear plant employees filing into work bears a strong resemblance to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksoq50iYzc8 the opening]] of ''Film/ModernTimes'', complete with one person ''not'' wearing white.
3rd May '18 9:57:31 AM broncos187
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* NeverMyFault: Bart pushes the blame for all his actions throughout the episode to someone else.

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* NeverMyFault: Bart pushes the blame for all his actions throughout the episode to someone else. The most egregious being that he blames "Michael" for him getting humiliated in front of the whole town despite Homer ordering Bart not to tell anyone Michael Jackson was coming over.
21st Apr '18 8:49:48 PM broncos187
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The fact that "Michael" was allowed to leave with Homer as well as his claim he was only there voluntarily make a lot more sense after it's revealed he's well aware he isn't Michael Jackson.
21st Apr '18 8:44:58 PM broncos187
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* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Homer has no idea who Michael Jackson is and so he doesn't question his cellmate claiming to be him
1st Apr '18 3:03:51 AM outlander2012
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-->'''Homer''': [[UnstoppableRage Boy, when I get home, I'm gonna wrap my hands around your neck- ''(Homer [[OhCrap notices]] [[DeathGlare the orderlies glowering at him]])''...and smother you with kisses.

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-->'''Homer''': [[UnstoppableRage Boy, when I get home, I'm gonna wrap my hands around your neck- neck]]- ''(Homer [[OhCrap notices]] [[DeathGlare the orderlies glowering at him]])''...and smother you with kisses.
1st Apr '18 3:03:00 AM outlander2012
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* LastSecondWordSwap: Homer does this when Bart answers the phone; angrily vowing threats of violence when he gets back to the house, Homer quickly changes tact when he notices the orderlies glaring at him.
-->'''Homer''': [[UnstoppableRage Boy, when I get home, I'm gonna wrap my hands around your neck- ''(Homer [[OhCrap notices]] [[DeathGlare the orderlies glowering at him]])''...and smother you with kisses.
22nd Mar '18 12:49:52 PM AmuckCricetine
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* RecognitionFailure: A twist on this allows the whole plot to unfold -- since Homer doesn't know who the real Music/MichaelJackson is and thus wouldn't recognize him if he saw him, he has no problem believing "Michael"'s story. He thought it was cute hearing that Bart knows who he is.

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* RecognitionFailure: Homer apparently never heard of Music/MichaelJackson, something that especially in 1991 during Michael's heyday was outrageously impossible. Even Jackson self says to Homer: "I can't believe you've never heard of me? I'm a very popular entertainer" and names several things that made him famous ("Motown", [[Music/{{Thriller}} "Thriller"]], MTV, "Beat It"), even singing "Billie Jean" while performing his MoonwalkDance, but none of these rings a bell with Homer. A twist on this allows is vital to the whole episode's plot to unfold -- since Homer doesn't know who the real Music/MichaelJackson is and thus wouldn't recognize him if he saw him, is, he has no problem believing "Michael"'s story. He thought it was cute hearing that Bart the story of an obese mental patient who claims to be him (and does have the moves and the voice). Everyone else in Springfield knows who Jackson is though, so when Bart is told over the phone that Michael Jackson is coming to his house for dinner, and he is.spreads the word, HilarityEnsues.
23rd Feb '18 1:12:36 PM JessyS
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** This is lampshaded in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E6Itchy&ScratchyTheMovie Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie]]" when Lisa mentions that Dustin Hoffman and Michael Jackson had cameos but didn't use their own names. At the time of that episode's airing, the speculation regarding both on the show was likely a mystery.

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** This is lampshaded in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E6Itchy&ScratchyTheMovie "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E6ItchyScratchyTheMovie Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie]]" when Lisa mentions that Dustin Hoffman and Michael Jackson had cameos but didn't use their own names. At the time of that episode's airing, the speculation regarding both on the show was likely a mystery.
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