History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E24BrotherCanYouSpareTwoDimes

6th May '17 1:38:47 PM maxwellsilver
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** Herb presenting the family with gifts is reminiscent of ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', when The Wizard gives gifts to Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion.
6th May '17 1:00:25 PM maxwellsilver
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* BeyondTheImpossible: Homer somehow has over 100% body fat. [[SubvertedTrope The extra 4% are implied to come from the chicken drumstick he's eating while suspended in the buoyancy tank]].
* {{Bookworm}}: Lisa really wishes to get a subscription for the greatest books of Western canon. [[GeniusBookClub Herb obliges]].

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* BeyondTheImpossible: Homer somehow has over 100% body fat. [[SubvertedTrope The extra 4% are implied to come from the chicken drumstick he's eating while suspended in the buoyancy tank]].
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* {{Bookworm}}: Lisa really wishes to get a subscription for the greatest books of Western canon. [[GeniusBookClub Herb obliges]].obliges.



* [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct Shoddy Knockoff Award]]: The award Mr. Burns gives Homer is literally an Emmy Award with Mr. Burns's head replacing the head of the woman on the statuette; and Mr. Burns is holding up a lithium atom, instead of the generic vector model of the atom that the Emmy holds.
* ShoutOut

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* [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct Shoddy Knockoff Award]]: ShoddyKnockoffProduct: The award Mr. Burns gives Homer is literally an Emmy Award with Mr. Burns's head replacing the head of the woman on the statuette; and Mr. Burns is holding up a lithium atom, instead of the generic vector model of the atom that the Emmy holds.
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* TemptingFate: Played with. At the power plant, Lenny and Carl try to comfort Homer after the loss of his couch. He says his life can't get any worse, [[LampshadeHanging then waits a few moments and nothing happens... he repeats himself]], and Smithers finally calls him to Mr. Burns' office. [[InvertedTrope Turns out it's good news actually. He is getting a cash settlement for an infliction that the plant caused. He doesn't know what it is and even if he did, since he didn't want any more kids he wouldn't care.]].

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* TemptingFate: Played with. At the power plant, Lenny and Carl try to comfort Homer after the loss of his couch. He says his life can't get any worse, [[LampshadeHanging then waits a few moments and nothing happens... he repeats himself]], himself, and Smithers finally calls him to Mr. Burns' office. [[InvertedTrope Turns out it's good news actually. He is getting a cash settlement for an infliction that the plant caused. He doesn't know what it is and even if he did, since he didn't want any more kids he wouldn't care.]].care..
6th May '17 12:59:25 PM maxwellsilver
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In this sequel to "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou," Herbert Powell, Homer's once-wealthy half-brother, is now homeless and searching for the next new idea to take him back to the top -- and all he needs is Homer's $2,000 prize money he got at a (rigged) award show and a place to stay (the Simpsons' house).

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In this sequel to "Oh "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E15OhBrotherWhereArtThou Oh Brother, Where Art Thou," Thou]]", Herbert Powell, Homer's once-wealthy half-brother, is now homeless and searching for the next new idea to take him back to the top -- and all he needs is Homer's $2,000 prize money he got at a (rigged) award show and a place to stay (the Simpsons' house).



* CurbstompBattle: The fight between Joe Frazier and Barney Gumple. We don't see it happen as they go outside, but the ''fight'' ends with Barney pummeled and hanging upside down in a trashcan.

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* CurbstompBattle: The fight between Joe Frazier and Barney Gumple.Gumble. We don't see it happen as they go outside, but the ''fight'' ends with Barney pummeled and hanging upside down in a trashcan.



--> '''Mr. Burns:''' Before you begin, let me make one thing clear to you. I want your legal advice, I even pay for it. [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech But to me, you're all vipers! You live on personal injury, you live on divorces, you live on pain and misery...!]] ''(friendly)'' But I'm rambling. Anybody want any coffee?

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--> '''Mr. Burns:''' Before you begin, let me make one thing clear to you. I want your legal advice, I even pay for it. [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech But to me, you're all vipers! You live on personal injury, you live on divorces, you live on pain and misery...!]] ! ''(friendly)'' But I'm rambling. Anybody want any coffee?


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Mr. Burns gives one to his team of lawyers for profiting off the misery of others.
17th Mar '17 2:11:49 PM Darkmage7280
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Mr. Burns despises his own lawyers for essentially making a living on people's misery.
15th Feb '17 10:00:40 AM speedyboris
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* MoodWhiplash: An epic display from Mr. Burns as he flips back and forth between anger and courtesy when talking to his team of lawyers.

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* MoodWhiplash: MoodSwinger: An epic display from Mr. Burns as he flips back and forth between anger and courtesy when talking to his team of lawyers.
23rd Jan '17 11:02:15 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* TemptingFate: Played with. At the power plant, Lenny and Carl try to comfort Homer after the loss of his couch. He says his life can't get any worse, [[LampshadeHanging then waits a few moments and nothing happens... he repeats himself]], and Smithers finally calls him to Mr. Burns' office. [[InvertedTrope Turns out it's good news actually. He is getting a cash settlement for an infliction that the plant caused. He doesn't know what it is and even if he did, since he didn't want anymore kids he wouldn't care.]].

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* TemptingFate: Played with. At the power plant, Lenny and Carl try to comfort Homer after the loss of his couch. He says his life can't get any worse, [[LampshadeHanging then waits a few moments and nothing happens... he repeats himself]], and Smithers finally calls him to Mr. Burns' office. [[InvertedTrope Turns out it's good news actually. He is getting a cash settlement for an infliction that the plant caused. He doesn't know what it is and even if he did, since he didn't want anymore any more kids he wouldn't care.]].
16th Dec '16 2:05:46 AM SpideyTerry
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* CharlieChaplinShoutOut: The Little Tramp appears among the hobos sitting around the fire with Herb.
25th Nov '16 2:30:57 PM BoyNinja
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* {{Jerkass}}: The one time Homer has a chance to make Herb accept his forgiveness (getting comments for Herb's baby translator), Homer complains that it's a stupid idea that will never work.
27th Aug '16 4:51:38 AM Pallo
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--> '''Mr. Burns:''' Before you begin, let me make one thing clear to you. I want your legal advice, I even pay for it. But to me, you're all vipers! You live on personal injury, you live on divorces, you live on pain and misery...! ''(friendly)'' But I'm rambling. Anybody want any coffee?

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--> '''Mr. Burns:''' Before you begin, let me make one thing clear to you. I want your legal advice, I even pay for it. [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech But to me, you're all vipers! You live on personal injury, you live on divorces, you live on pain and misery...! !]] ''(friendly)'' But I'm rambling. Anybody want any coffee?



--> '''Blue-Haired Lawyer:''' If you offer Mr. Simpson a tokensome, say a couple thou, he'll be so dazzled he'll sign anything you shove under his nose.

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--> '''Blue-Haired Lawyer:''' If you offer Mr. Simpson a tokensome, token sum, say a couple thou, he'll be so dazzled he'll sign anything you shove under his nose.
25th Aug '16 5:23:53 AM Pallo
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--> '''Mr. Burns:''' Want it ''black'', don't you? '''BLACK LIKE YOUR HEART'''?! It's so hard for me to listen to you, I HATE YOU ALL SO MUCH!! I'm sorry, it's my problem, I'll deal with it. Please continue.

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--> '''Mr. Burns:''' Want it ''black'', don't you? '''BLACK LIKE YOUR HEART'''?! It's so hard for me to listen to you, you. I HATE YOU ALL SO MUCH!! I'm sorry, it's my problem, I'll deal with it. Please continue.



--> '''Mr. Burns:''' ''(sarcastic)'' Oh, brilliant. A cash settlement. I COULD HAVE FIGURED THAT OUT, YOU BUTTONED DOWN MAGGOT!!

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--> '''Mr. Burns:''' ''(sarcastic)'' Oh, brilliant. A cash settlement. I COULD HAVE FIGURED THAT OUT, YOU BUTTONED DOWN BUTTONED-DOWN MAGGOT!!
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