History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E2MrLisaGoesToWashington

18th Sep '17 4:21:56 PM BobSaget9
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** TakeThat: In an (imaginary) conversation, the statue rants about how the Lincoln Memorial is constantly crowded, and about how people care more about Lincoln than about him.
18th Sep '17 4:06:21 PM BobSaget9
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* CorruptPolitician: Bob Arnold. He takes a bribe to demolish the forest that ''inspired'' Lisa's essay, and is willing to allow oil drilling on Teddy Roosevelt's head. [[spoiler:Though that second one was a sting operation to have him arrested.]]

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* CorruptPolitician: Bob Arnold. He takes a bribe to demolish the forest that ''inspired'' Lisa's essay, and is willing to allow oil drilling on Teddy Roosevelt's head. [[spoiler:Though Though that second one was a sting operation to have him arrested.]]


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* GenreSavvy: After Marge suggests that Bart should also take part in the essay contest, Bart pointedly says that "[they] both know that [Lisa] the pony to bet on".
4th Sep '17 4:30:00 PM TomServo
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** The satirical pianist is a spoof of Music/TomLehrer.

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** The satirical pianist is a spoof of Music/TomLehrer.MarkRussell.
18th Jul '17 7:42:46 AM RockRaider
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* CorruptPolitician: Bob Arnold. He takes a bribe to demolish the forest that ''inspired'' Lisa's essay, and is willing to allow oil drilling on Teddy Roosevelt's head.

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* CorruptPolitician: Bob Arnold. He takes a bribe to demolish the forest that ''inspired'' Lisa's essay, and is willing to allow oil drilling on Teddy Roosevelt's head. [[spoiler:Though that second one was a sting operation to have him arrested.]]
17th May '17 7:30:33 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* NotSoAboveItAll: The GettingCrapPastTheRadar moment mentionned above.

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* NotSoAboveItAll: The GettingCrapPastTheRadar moment mentionned mentioned above.


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* SwampsAreEvil: Invoked metaphorically by Lisa in her essay "Cesspool on the Potomac", where -- after witnessing the corruption in the U.S. Senate -- she compares the stink of the swamp Washington D.C. was built on with the stink of corruption that fills it now.
-->"The city of Washington was built on a stagnant swamp some 200 years ago and very little has changed. It stank then and it stinks now."
30th Apr '17 10:38:05 AM nombretomado
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** The satirical pianist is a spoof of Creator/TomLehrer.

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** The satirical pianist is a spoof of Creator/TomLehrer.Music/TomLehrer.
23rd Mar '17 4:46:31 PM Asue
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* TooDumbToLive: After one of the judges suspects Homer of helping Lisa with her essay, she asks him if he's interested in politics or anything for that matter. After Homer shrugs it off with the words "I don't know", the judge asks him to touch his nose with his eyes closed, which Homer fails to do. ''Twice!''
Before speaking to Homer, the judge suspected he had been giving Lisa help. ''After'' speaking to Homer, she considered giving Lisa extra points for doing so well despite him.

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* TooDumbToLive: After one of the judges suspects Homer of helping Lisa with her essay, she asks him if he's interested in politics or anything for that matter. After Homer shrugs it off with the words "I don't know", the judge asks him to touch his nose with his eyes closed, which Homer fails to do. ''Twice!''
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''Twice!'' (Before speaking to Homer, the judge suspected he had been giving Lisa help. ''After'' speaking to Homer, she considered giving Lisa extra points for doing so well despite him.)
23rd Mar '17 4:46:01 PM Asue
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* TooDumbToLive: After one of the judges suspects Homer of helping Lisa with her essay, she asks him if he's interested in politics or anything for that matter. After Homer shrugs it off with the words "I don't know", the judge asks him to touch his nose with his eyes closed, which Homer fails to do. ''Twice!''\\
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* TooDumbToLive: After one of the judges suspects Homer of helping Lisa with her essay, she asks him if he's interested in politics or anything for that matter. After Homer shrugs it off with the words "I don't know", the judge asks him to touch his nose with his eyes closed, which Homer fails to do. ''Twice!''\\
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''Twice!''
23rd Mar '17 4:45:25 PM Asue
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* UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln: Lisa tries to talk to the Lincoln Monument for advice, but because too many people are there she goes to UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson 's Monument instead.

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* UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln: Lisa tries to talk to the Lincoln Monument for advice, but because too many people are there there, she goes to UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson 's Monument instead.



** When Lisa wants to write an essay she says: "America, inspire me!", whereupon a bald eagle lands on a tree branch and spreads his wings. This pose is a reference to the Great Seal of the United States, complete with arrows in its left claw.
** After witnessing corruption Lisa watches a group of politicians near the Capitol and imagines them as cats scratching each other's backs and filthy pigs who are fed money by Uncle Sam and wipe their mouths with the American flag.

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** When Lisa wants to write an essay essay, she says: "America, inspire me!", whereupon a bald eagle lands on a tree branch and spreads his wings. This pose is a reference to the Great Seal of the United States, complete with arrows in its left claw.
** After witnessing corruption corruption, Lisa watches a group of politicians near the Capitol and imagines them as cats scratching each other's backs and filthy pigs who are fed money by Uncle Sam and wipe their mouths with the American flag.



* DudeWhereIsMyRespect: When Lisa tries to ask Thomas Jefferson's monument for advice Jefferson feels angry because, compared to Lincoln, nobody visits him. Then, in a SarcasmMode, he starts naming all the so-called "unimportant things" he did for the United States.

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* DudeWhereIsMyRespect: When Lisa tries to ask Thomas Jefferson's monument for advice advice, Jefferson feels angry because, compared to Lincoln, nobody visits him. Then, in a SarcasmMode, he starts naming all the so-called "unimportant things" he did for the United States.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Marge snickers at the phallic shape of the Washington Monument. Homer tells Marge to "grow up."

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Marge snickers at the phallic shape of the Washington Monument. Homer tells Marge to "grow up." up".



* NotSoAboveItAll: The GettingCrapPastTheRadar moment mentionned above.



** The title is this to ''Film/MrSmithGoesToWashington''. The plot is similar too, with Lisa being a patriotic idealist as she enters Washington, becoming disillusioned when she witnesses the corruption there. Just like Mr. Smith she goes to the Lincoln Memorial to ask him for advice and then uses her talents to criticize the system, which does result in the arrest of the corrupt people she witnessed.
** The Simpsons stay in the Watergate Hotel and visit the IRS Building, The National Air and Space Museum, The Washington Monument, The Jefferson Memorial, The Capitol and The Winifred Beecher Howe Memorial.

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** The title is this to ''Film/MrSmithGoesToWashington''. The plot is similar too, with Lisa being a patriotic idealist as she enters Washington, becoming disillusioned when she witnesses the corruption there. Just like Mr. Smith Smith, she goes to the Lincoln Memorial to ask him for advice and then uses her talents to criticize the system, which does result in the arrest of the corrupt people she witnessed.
** The Simpsons stay in the Watergate Hotel and visit the IRS Building, The the National Air and Space Museum, The the Washington Monument, The the Jefferson Memorial, The the Capitol and The the Winifred Beecher Howe Memorial.



* TooDumbToLive: After one of the judges suspects Homer of helping Lisa with her essay she asks him if he's interested in politics or anything for that matter. After Homer shrugs it off with the words: "I don't know" the judge asks him to touch his nose with his eyes closed, which Homer fails to do. ''Twice!''\\

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* TooDumbToLive: After one of the judges suspects Homer of helping Lisa with her essay essay, she asks him if he's interested in politics or anything for that matter. After Homer shrugs it off with the words: words "I don't know" know", the judge asks him to touch his nose with his eyes closed, which Homer fails to do. ''Twice!''\\



Before speaking to Homer, the judge suspected he had been giving Lisa help. ''After'' speaking to Homer she considered giving Lisa extra points for doing so well despite him.

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Before speaking to Homer, the judge suspected he had been giving Lisa help. ''After'' speaking to Homer Homer, she considered giving Lisa extra points for doing so well despite him.
8th Feb '16 11:41:47 PM amphiboly
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* ShatteringTheIllusion: Lisa arrives in Washington to show off her patriotic pride with an essay, but loses faith in the American way when she witnesses a senator taking a bribe.

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* ShatteringTheIllusion: Lisa arrives in Washington to show off her patriotic pride with an essay, but loses faith in the American way when she witnesses a senator taking a bribe. [[TheWoobie Poor girl]].
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