History Recap / TheSimpsonsS4E13SelmasChoice

9th Jun '18 7:54:19 AM luiz4200
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* TooDumbToLive: Even after getting sick from eating the rotten sandwich, Homer still wants to eat what's left of it.
26th Mar '18 6:26:36 AM outlander2012
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* InheritanceBacklash: Discussed: Jackie Bouvier is ''deeply'' unsatisfied with being left Glady's pet iguana, Jub-Jub, openly saying she'd rather have gotten the bowel obstruction that killed Gladys. At the end of the episode, Patty notes that when she went round to their mother's place, Jackie was trying to stab the lizard with a hat pin.
12th Feb '18 9:26:24 AM AmuckCricetine
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* TheFunInFuneral: The funeral home actually has a sign that reads, "The Lucky Stiff Funeral Home We Put the 'Fun' in Funeral". Bart also scares Lisa into thinking that Aunt Gladys' corpse is still talking.
27th Nov '17 11:31:10 AM fruitstripegum
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* TheUnSmile: Due to UncannyValley, the animatronic people in the "Little Land of Duff" ride. Bart whimpers that he wants to get off the ride, but Selma, Bart, and Lisa have to suffer through five more continents of those kid robots (at least until Lisa freaks out from drinking the toxic water and escapes with one of robots in hand).

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* TheUnSmile: Due to UncannyValley, the animatronic people in the "Little Land of Duff" ride. Bart whimpers that he wants to get off the ride, but Selma, Bart, and Lisa have to suffer through five more continents of those kid robots (at least until Lisa freaks out from drinking the toxic water and escapes with one of the robots in hand).
22nd Aug '17 2:08:09 PM N8han11
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* TooDumbToLive: Homer keeps eating the hoagie no matter how dark a shade of purple it gets. Even after he becomes deathly ill, and knows the hoagie is the cause, he still wants to eat it.
22nd Aug '17 2:07:33 PM N8han11
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!!This episode contains examples of (YMMV tropes can be found [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/YMMV/TheSimpsonsS4E13SelmasChoice here]]):

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!!This episode contains examples of (YMMV tropes can be found [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/YMMV/TheSimpsonsS4E13SelmasChoice here]]):of:



* BlackComedy: Bart tricking Lisa into thinking Great Aunt Gladys is alive.

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Bart tricking Lisa into thinking Great Aunt Gladys is alive.



* {{CallBack}}: One of the movies Marge rents for a sick Homer is ''The Erotic Adventures of Hercules'', starring Troy [=McClure=] as Hercules and Norman Fell[[note]]Mr. Roper from ''Series/ThreesCompany''[[/note]] as Zeus. ''The Erotic Adventures of Hercules'' was first mentioned in the episode [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E9MrPlow "Mr. Plow"]], during ''Carnival of the Stars''.

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One of the movies Marge rents for a sick Homer is ''The Erotic Adventures of Hercules'', starring Troy [=McClure=] as Hercules and Norman Fell[[note]]Mr. Roper from ''Series/ThreesCompany''[[/note]] as Zeus. ''The Erotic Adventures of Hercules'' was first mentioned in the episode [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E9MrPlow "Mr. Plow"]], during ''Carnival of the Stars''.



* EveryoneHasStandards: Even Groundskeeper Willie, a brash, slovenly school janitor who has seen his share of disgusting moments in school (mostly bathroom accidents and Wendell the pale kid puking), thinks Selma's dating video of her doing the cherry stem knot trick on a lit cigarette is revolting ("Back to the loch with you, Nessie!")

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* EveryoneHasStandards: EveryoneHasStandards:
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Even Groundskeeper Willie, a brash, slovenly school janitor who has seen his share of disgusting moments in school (mostly bathroom accidents and Wendell the pale kid puking), thinks Selma's dating video of her doing the cherry stem knot trick on a lit cigarette is revolting ("Back to the loch with you, Nessie!")



* IAteWhat: The rotten hoagie that Homer took home from a nuclear plant picnic. Subverted in that Homer knew what he was eating, but he kept it for so long, it began to turn purple and grow fungus on it (and he ''still'' ate it despite that and his obvious illness). This was based on an actual sandwich that one of the writers ate that did go bad overtime, though it never turned purple in real life.

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* IAteWhat: The rotten hoagie that Homer took home from a nuclear plant picnic. Subverted picnic, though it's subverted in that Homer knew what he was eating, but he kept it for so long, it began to turn purple and grow fungus on it (and he ''still'' ate it despite that and his obvious illness). This was based on an actual sandwich that one of the writers ate that did go bad overtime, though it never turned purple in real life.



* ShoutOut: Duff Gardens is a double-pronged spoof. In real life, the Ride/BuschGardens theme parks (which contain a combination of wildlife exhibits and thrill rides) were still owned by a beer company when this episode was made and ran with the idea, resulting in a park where beer is the main theme. The other spoof target is obviously the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, such as ''Ride/ItsASmallWorld'' (Little Land of Duff), ''The Hall of Presidents'' (''Beer Hall of Presidents'') and the Main Street/Disneyland Electrical Parade (Duff Gardens Parade). Even the Seven Duffs are a shout out to ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''.

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Duff Gardens is a double-pronged spoof. In real life, the Ride/BuschGardens theme parks (which contain a combination of wildlife exhibits and thrill rides) were still owned by a beer company when this episode was made and ran with the idea, resulting in a park where beer is the main theme. The other spoof target is obviously the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, such as ''Ride/ItsASmallWorld'' (Little Land of Duff), ''The Hall of Presidents'' (''Beer Hall of Presidents'') and the Main Street/Disneyland Electrical Parade (Duff Gardens Parade). Even the Seven Duffs are a shout out to ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''.
16th Aug '17 12:54:31 PM Demetrios
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* RiddleForTheAges: What exactly ''was'' that liquid that Bart dared Lisa into drinking?
29th Mar '17 10:42:00 AM GunarmDyne
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** Homer, for all his hatred for Marge's sisters, is actually civil to them in this episode (barring the "Legend of the Dogfaced Woman" crack and fast-forwarding the video will). He doesn't snark back when Patty tells Selma to "close your eyes and think of [=MacGyver=]" when Homer hugs them and Homer feels bad for Selma not being able to handle the kids during the trip to Duff Gardens.

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** Homer, for all his hatred for Marge's sisters, is actually civil to them in this episode (barring the "Legend of the Dogfaced Woman" crack and fast-forwarding the video will). He doesn't snark back when Patty tells Selma to "close your eyes and think of [=MacGyver=]" when Homer hugs them and Homer feels bad for Selma not being able to handle the kids during the trip to Duff Gardens.Gardens, even taking her hand without her showing any negative reaction.
29th Mar '17 10:38:46 AM GunarmDyne
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* LampshadedTheObscureReference: While the Simpsons and Bouviers are eating at a diner on the way to the funeral, Marge reminisces the time she and her sisters dove into the water and made a skydiver formation as their Aunt Gladys watched on from a pier. "Oh, wait, that was ''Film/PrinceOfTides.''"

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* LampshadedTheObscureReference: While the Simpsons and Bouviers are eating at a diner on the way to the funeral, Marge reminisces the time she and her sisters dove into the water and made a skydiver formation as their Aunt Gladys watched on from a pier. "Oh, wait, that was ''Film/PrinceOfTides.''[[Film/ThePrinceOfTides Prince of Tides]].''"
21st Mar '17 11:29:17 AM Asue
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The man on the ham radio is actually speaking foreign-sounding gibberish. Usually, the GoldenAge writers of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[ShownTheirWork actually research a foreign language and teach it to the voice actors]], but, in this case, they decided not to do it as RuleOfFunny.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The man on the ham radio is actually speaking foreign-sounding gibberish. Usually, the GoldenAge writers of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[ShownTheirWork actually research a foreign language and teach it to the voice actors]], but, in this case, they decided not to do it as RuleOfFunny.
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