History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E3WhenFlandersFailed

17th Nov '17 11:20:59 PM TitoMosquito
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** Homer rallying the townspeople to save Ned's store echoes the ending of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''. Maude is also wearing the dress that Donna Reed's character wore.

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** Homer rallying the townspeople to save Ned's store echoes the ending of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''. Maude is also wearing the dress that Donna Reed's character wore. She even makes the same expression in one close-up.
16th Sep '17 4:57:48 PM valhallaerikson
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* KarmaHoudini: The bullies received no comeuppance for trying to steal Lisa's saxophone.
1st Sep '17 8:42:57 AM ClintEastwood
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* FictionalVideoGame: After playing ''Touch of Death'' at the arcade, Bart claims to know the "Touch of Death" technique, trying it on his sister and some bullies. There is also a ''Nurse and Music/MichaelJackson arcade game.



* OffModel: ''Like you wouldn't believe.'' (though compared to the disaster that was "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E13SomeEnchantedEvening Some Enchanted Evening]]", this one wasn't too bad). This happened because the episode was farmed out to a "company that no one had ever heard of; it was people that had just recently gotten opposable thumbs" (that said, the credits still list {{Creator/AKOM}} as the animators). Mike Reiss had said he will always remember the episode "that came back animated with a thousand mistakes in it and was just a complete and utter mess". They had attempted to clean up as much as possible, but errors still made it through.

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* OffModel: ''Like you wouldn't believe.'' (though Though compared to the disaster that was "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E13SomeEnchantedEvening Some Enchanted Evening]]", this one wasn't too bad).bad. This happened because the episode was farmed out to a "company that no one had ever heard of; it was people that had just recently gotten opposable thumbs" (that said, the credits still list {{Creator/AKOM}} as the animators). Mike Reiss had said he will always remember the episode "that came back animated with a thousand mistakes in it and was just a complete and utter mess". They had attempted to clean up as much as possible, but errors still made it through.
1st Sep '17 8:40:05 AM ClintEastwood
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* ADayInTheLimelight: This was the first episode to focus on Ned Flanders.
12th Jul '17 3:21:40 PM Pallo
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Upon finding out that the karate lessons weren't as much fun as he expected, Bart walks out within ''seconds'' of the first class.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Upon finding out that the karate lessons weren't as much fun as he expected, Bart walks out quits within ''seconds'' of the first class.
6th May '17 1:47:11 PM maxwellsilver
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* EveryoneHasStandards: Homer thinks that outright wishing for Ned to die would be going too far,[[note]](which [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness is odd, because these days, Homer wishing Flanders was dead wouldn't be considered "too much"]])[[/note]] but not wishing he'd go broke and lose his store (until it actually happened).
* EvilLaugh: Homer at the end of the barbecue scene. Unfortunately for him, he had a mouthful of burger at the time, causing him to choke partway through the laugh and for Ned to have to perform the Heimlich manouevre on him.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Homer thinks that outright wishing for Ned to die would be going too far,[[note]](which [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness is odd, because these days, Homer wishing Flanders was dead wouldn't be considered "too much"]])[[/note]] far, but not wishing he'd go broke and lose his store (until it actually happened).
* EvilLaugh: Homer at the end of the barbecue scene. Unfortunately for him, he had a mouthful of burger at the time, causing him to choke partway through the laugh and for Ned to have to perform the Heimlich manouevre maneuver on him.



* KickTheDog: When Ned has a garage sale out of desperation, Homer takes advantage of it and buys a lot of his stuff for next to nothing. [[SubvertedTrope He feels bad later on and decides to give his stuff back]].

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* KickTheDog: When Ned has a garage sale out of desperation, Homer takes advantage of it and buys a lot of his stuff for next to nothing. [[SubvertedTrope He feels bad later on and decides to give his stuff back]].back.
23rd Mar '17 5:01:32 PM Asue
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* NationalStereotypes: The karate teacher is of course a Japanese man. However, as a bit of a ContinutyNod, it's Akira, the Happy Sumo waiter from [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E11OneFishTwoFishBlowfishBlueFish One Fish Two Fish Blowfish Blue Fish]].

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* NationalStereotypes: The karate teacher is of course a Japanese man. However, as a bit of a ContinutyNod, ContinuityNod, it's Akira, the Happy Sumo waiter from [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E11OneFishTwoFishBlowfishBlueFish One Fish Two Fish Blowfish Blue Fish]].
23rd Mar '17 5:00:49 PM Asue
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* NationalStereotypes: The karate teacher is of course a Japanese man. However, it's Akira, the cook from [[Recap/The SimpsonsS2E11OneFishTwoFishBlowfishBlueFish One Fish Two Fish Blowfish Blue Fish]].

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* NationalStereotypes: The karate teacher is of course a Japanese man. However, as a bit of a ContinutyNod, it's Akira, the cook Happy Sumo waiter from [[Recap/The SimpsonsS2E11OneFishTwoFishBlowfishBlueFish [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E11OneFishTwoFishBlowfishBlueFish One Fish Two Fish Blowfish Blue Fish]].
23rd Mar '17 4:59:23 PM Asue
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* NationalStereotypes: The karate teacher is of course a Japanese man.

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* NationalStereotypes: The karate teacher is of course a Japanese man. However, it's Akira, the cook from [[Recap/The SimpsonsS2E11OneFishTwoFishBlowfishBlueFish One Fish Two Fish Blowfish Blue Fish]].
23rd Mar '17 4:55:59 PM Asue
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Homer wishes that Flanders' store goes bankrupt, but in the end he does feel guilty about it.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Homer wishes that Flanders' store goes bankrupt, but in the end end, he does feel guilty about it.



* GratuitousGerman: Lisa tells Homer about Schadenfreude, the German term for taking pleasure in the suffering of others. This leads Homer to ask what's the opposite of that; when she replies that would be "sour grapes," he believes that it's another German word, saying "Boy, those Germans have a word for everything."

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* GratuitousGerman: Lisa tells Homer about Schadenfreude, the German term for taking pleasure in the suffering of others. This leads Homer to ask what's the opposite of that; when she replies that would be "sour grapes," he believes that it's another German word, saying "Boy, those Germans have a word for everything."".



* HopeSpot: A bill collector comes to Homer's house, accidentally thinking it's the Flanders household. When Homer sets him straight, the man says, "You're Homer Simpson? See you Thursday."

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* HopeSpot: A bill collector comes to Homer's house, accidentally thinking it's the Flanders household. When Homer sets him straight, the man says, "You're Homer Simpson? See you Thursday."".



* {{Jerkass}}: For years the writers used this episode as the limit for how much of a jerk Homer could be. [[{{Flanderization}} Seems like it didn't stick]].

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* {{Jerkass}}: For years years, the writers used this episode as the limit for how much of a jerk Homer could be. [[{{Flanderization}} Seems like it didn't stick]].be.



* NationalStereotypes: The karate teacher is of course a Japanese man. His name "Akira" is also a StockForeignName for a Japanese person.
* OffModel: ''Like you wouldn't believe.'' (though compared to the disaster that was "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E13SomeEnchantedEvening Some Enchanted Evening]]", this one wasn't too bad). This happened because the episode was farmed out to a "company that no one had ever heard of; it was people that had just recently gotten opposable thumbs" (that said, the credits still list {{Creator/AKOM}} as the animators). Mike Reiss had said he will always remember the episode "that came back animated with a thousand mistakes in it and was just a complete and utter mess." They had attempted to clean up as much as possible, but errors still made it through.

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* NationalStereotypes: The karate teacher is of course a Japanese man. His name "Akira" is also a StockForeignName for a Japanese person.
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* OffModel: ''Like you wouldn't believe.'' (though compared to the disaster that was "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E13SomeEnchantedEvening Some Enchanted Evening]]", this one wasn't too bad). This happened because the episode was farmed out to a "company that no one had ever heard of; it was people that had just recently gotten opposable thumbs" (that said, the credits still list {{Creator/AKOM}} as the animators). Mike Reiss had said he will always remember the episode "that came back animated with a thousand mistakes in it and was just a complete and utter mess." mess". They had attempted to clean up as much as possible, but errors still made it through.
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