History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E7TreehouseOfHorrorII

22nd Mar '18 12:47:08 PM Geoduck
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* ExactWords: Homer uses the paw to wish for a turkey sandwich, and specifies that he wants no "weird surprises". It turns out the turkey in the sandwich is a little dry.



* PunyEarthlings: Subverted for laugh. Kang and Kodos only invade Earth after humanity has voluntarily dissolved its militaries and destroyed all its weapons, leaving them helpless against the aliens' arsenal of wooden clubs and slingshots. The aliens even boast, "Your superior intellect is no match for our puny weapons!" They flee the planet when one human thinks to attack them with a wooden board that has a nail sticking out of it.

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* PunyEarthlings: Subverted for laugh. Kang and Kodos only invade Earth after humanity has voluntarily dissolved its militaries and destroyed all its weapons, leaving them helpless against the aliens' arsenal of wooden clubs and slingshots. The aliens even boast, "Your superior intellect is no match for our puny weapons!" They flee the planet when one human Moe thinks to attack them with a wooden board that has a nail sticking out of it.
23rd Feb '18 9:50:23 PM JessyS
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** Given that the subject of the next episode had Lisa get a pony and Homer needing a 2nd job just to make ends meet, it would be very hard for both to co-exist
17th Dec '17 6:50:09 AM cwickham
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Lisa's nightmare begins with a dream-like crossfade, and Bart's nightmare as he closes his eyes (seen from the viewer's POV). Homer's "nightmare" just has a straight cut to the beginning of the story, foreshadowing the twist ending.
30th Oct '17 9:32:14 AM Gravidef
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: "Lisa's Dream". Everything the family wishes for gets twisted around by the Monkey's Paw. Subverted when Ned gets it and everything goes right for him (at least on an immediate basis--look below).
** Maggie's wish - A limo arrives, but only brings her a new pacifier, then drives away.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: "Lisa's Dream". Everything the family wishes for gets twisted around by the Monkey's Paw.Paw, except for Maggie. Subverted when Ned gets it and everything goes right for him (at least on an immediate basis--look below).
** Maggie's wish - A limo arrives, At first, it seems she's requested a gigantic, fancy limo...but it turns out it's only brings there to deliver her real wish: a new pacifier, then drives away.pacifier. Nothing goes wrong with that one.



* FauxHorrific: In "Bart's Dream," Dr. Monroe suggests that Bart is using his omnipotent powers as a way to earn Homer's affection. He encourages the Simpson men to spend quality time together. They do so, become much closer, and say that they love each other. Homer then gently kisses Bart on the head...which cause the ''real'' Bart to wake up screaming in terror.



* OnlySaneWoman: Marge (as usual) takes this role throughout the episode. In the framing device, she warns everyone not to eat too much candy; in "Lisa's Dream," she's the only person who suggests that the wishing might go wrong; and in "Bart's Dream," she demands that the family attend therapy to sort out their problems.



* PsychicStatic: Homer attempts this when he tries to kill Bart in "Bart's Dream," using the traditional "think other thoughts" method. The problem? His "other thoughts" are thoughts about ''not'' thinking about killing Bart ("OK, don't think about how you're going to kill him"). Needless to say, it doesn't work.



*** Mr. Burns scolds the robot he created with the insult: "Clinking, clattering cacophony of collagenous cogs and camshafts", similar to [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Wizard of Oz's]] line to the Tin Man: "You clinking, clanking, clattering collection of callousness junk!"

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*** Mr. Burns scolds the robot he created with the insult: "Clinking, clattering cacophony of collagenous cogs and camshafts", similar to [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Wizard of Oz's]] line to the Tin Man: "You clinking, clanking, clattering collection of callousness caliginous junk!"
4th Sep '17 7:06:18 AM ClintEastwood
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* EverybodyLives: To date, this is the only Halloween special where no-one dies (unless one counts Mr. Burns's head being separated and placed onto Homer's head as a death)..
4th Sep '17 6:17:50 AM ClintEastwood
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* GoneHorriblyWrong

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* GoneHorriblyWrong GoneHorriblyWrong:



* GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks: In full force in Mr. Burns' MadScientistLaboratory.

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* GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks: In full force in When Mr. Burns and Smithers descend into Burns' MadScientistLaboratory.laboratory, they pass a worktable in the foreground featuring loads of glassware and a human brain in a dish. As they pass behind them, the audience's views of their bodies become distorted, stretched and squashed when viewed through the liquids.



* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: Parodied:
-->'''Marge:''' Eugh! Homer, where did you get that ugly thing?
-->'''Homer:''' From that little shop right over there--''(Points to an empty lot, where sand devils whirl. He gasps in disbelief, then corrects himself.)'' Oh, no, wait, it was right over there.
-->'''Shop Vendor:''' ''(waving)'' You'll be sorrrrrrry!



* PunyEarthlings: Subverted for laugh. Kang and Kodos only invade Earth after humanity has voluntarily dissolved its militaries and destroyed all its weapons, leaving them helpless against the aliens' arsenal of wooden clubs and slingshots. The aliens even boast, "Your superior intellect is no match for our puny weapons!" They flee the planet when one human thinks to attack them with a wooden board that has a nail sticking out of it.



* RockBeatsLaser: Parodied. The primary weapon for the human uprising against their alien overlords is Moe wielding a board with a nail in it. This makes sense considering the aliens invaded when the entire earth was unarmed after Lisa wished for world peace, and had things like slingshots. After being driven off, the aliens muse that one day the humans will "create bigger boards and bigger nails" until one day "they will create a board with a nail so big it will destroy them all!"
-->'''Kang''': Your superior intellect is no match for our puny weapons!



** The footage of Lisa saying, "Don't forget, dad: tonight, my class is having an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner." is recycled from "Homer Defined".

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** The footage of Lisa saying, "Don't forget, dad: tonight, my class is having an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner." is recycled from "Homer Defined"."[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E5HomerDefined Homer Defined]]".
15th Aug '17 1:55:29 PM Scorntex
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* BodyHorror: What happens to anyone who doesn't think happy thoughts in Bart's dream.
* BrickJoke: Early on in Bart's dream, American history is rewritten because of Bart, so that America is called "Bonerland". Later on, Bart and Homer go to visit Dr. Marvin Munroe, part of the Bonerland Medical Association.



--> *cut to the Homer robot loudly snoring while asleep at its post*

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--> *cut -->''(cut to the Homer robot loudly snoring while asleep at its post*post)''


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* StepfordSmiler: Everyone in Bart's dream, because if they don't think happy thoughts, Bart turns them into something horrific. And it's a good thing that Bart does that, it's a real good thing.
3rd Jun '17 6:59:52 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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-->'''Mr. Burns:''' Dammit, Smithers! This isn't rocket science, it's brain surgery!

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-->'''Mr. Burns:''' Dammit, Smithers! This isn't rocket science, it's brain surgery!surgery!
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Maggie ate just as much candy as her family at the beginning, so it is possible she had a nightmare as well, but we just don't see it.
21st Apr '17 5:57:27 AM philipnova798
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This was also the first episode (in production order) to be animated by a company outside {{Creator/AKOM}}, specifically [[Creator/SunwooEntertainment Anivision]]]. Who would go on to be a regular contributor for the series until season 10.

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This was also the first episode (in production order) to be animated by a company outside {{Creator/AKOM}}, specifically [[Creator/SunwooEntertainment Anivision]]].Anivision]]. Who would go on to be a regular contributor for the series until season 10.
21st Apr '17 5:57:18 AM philipnova798
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This was also the first episode (in production order) to be animated by a company outside {{Creator/AKOM}}, specifically [[Creator/SunwooEntertainment Anivision]]]. Who would go on to be a regular contributor for the series until season 10.
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