History Recap / TheSimpsonsS4E16Duffless

5th Jul '17 8:37:50 AM Demetrios
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* EveryCarIsAPinto: This even applies to mascot costumes, as Police Chief Wiggum finds out the hard way.
26th Mar '17 1:01:24 PM fruitstripegum
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* ActorAllusion: Lisa says she was chuckling over a joke from ''Series/HermansHead''. Yeardley Smith was an actress on that show as well (even though she and fellow ''Simpsons'' voice actor Creator/HankAzaria don't like to acknowledge that they were on ''Herman's Head'').
14th Jan '17 3:35:19 PM Xtifr
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* ActorAllusion: Lisa says she was chuckling over a joke from ''HermansHead''. Yeardley Smith was an actress on that show as well (even though she and fellow ''Simpsons'' voice actor HankAzaria don't like to acknowledge that they were on ''Herman's Head'').

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* ActorAllusion: Lisa says she was chuckling over a joke from ''HermansHead''. ''Series/HermansHead''. Yeardley Smith was an actress on that show as well (even though she and fellow ''Simpsons'' voice actor HankAzaria Creator/HankAzaria don't like to acknowledge that they were on ''Herman's Head'').
29th Sep '16 5:53:38 AM luiz4200
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* ImagineSpot: Lisa has one where, thanks to her initial project, she's so famous that a family in Africa has a picture of her.
29th Sep '16 5:51:15 AM luiz4200
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: A woman shows up at the Police Station and tells Chief Wiggum she's there because someone called and said her husband was found DWI. Realizing it's another of his usual DOA / DWI mixups, Wiggum directs her to other cops and leaves.
19th Sep '16 6:42:13 PM RAVasquez1967
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* CutenessProximity: Bart exploits this with his "Can hamster's fly planes" project. No one questions how relevant or scientific the project is because of the endearing diorama of a hamster in a toy plane.

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* CutenessProximity: Bart exploits this with his "Can hamster's hamsters fly planes" project. No one questions how relevant or scientific the project is because of the endearing diorama of a hamster in a toy plane.


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* MadeOfExplodium: Chief Wiggum's beer-stein costume. (He's OK after the commercial break.)


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* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: Bart hides Lisa's report and dares her to find it by deciphering a fiendish series of clues...only for Lisa to find it before he's finished gloating.
26th Aug '16 8:32:20 PM Erin582
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* TakeOurWordForIt: Obviously, we do not see the multitude of car crashes in the film that Homer and his AA class watch. We can still imagine the horror of it all, given the sounds of the crashes (the offensive SoundtrackDissonance aside) and the reactions of the class (which range from shock, disgust and fear, save for [[JerkAss Homer]], who finds it funny since [[NoSympathy he doesn't know any of the victims.]])
22nd Aug '16 1:54:55 PM Psi001
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* IronicEcho: Skinner places Bart's project for "First Prize" as a result of a dream induced by Lisa. In reality, he ends up giving it to Bart as well, for an entry Bart made in reply to Lisa's humiliating project.
22nd Aug '16 1:49:39 PM Psi001
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* BrokenAesop: Invoked in-universe. An ad outside the Duff brewery says: "Friends don't let friends drive drunk" before it switches to a Duff ad depicting two friends drinking beer on the hood of a car.

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* BrokenAesop: Invoked in-universe. An ad outside the Duff brewery says: "Friends don't let friends drive drunk" before it switches to a Duff ad depicting two friends drinking beer on the hood of a car. Homer putting this message into action also [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished causes the episode's dilemma]].
22nd Aug '16 1:48:03 PM Psi001
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* CutenessProximity: Bart exploits this with his "Can hamster's fly planes" project. No one questions how relevant or scientific is because hamsters flying planes.

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* CutenessProximity: Bart exploits this with his "Can hamster's fly planes" project. No one questions how relevant or scientific the project is because hamsters flying planes.of the endearing diorama of a hamster in a toy plane.



** Bart suffers no punishment for destroying Lisa's science fair project. When Lisa actually attempts to make him suffer some form of retribution, he responds by ''winning the science fair!''
** YMMV. What Bart did was bad but Lisa's retribution was pretty mean spirited (it basically boils down to her embarrassing him in front of the entire school). Neither kid comes off as the clear "good guy" in the episode.

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** Bart suffers no punishment for zigzags this after destroying Lisa's science fair project. When Lisa actually attempts to make him suffer some form of retribution, retribution (and gets him to repeatedly [[TooDumbToLive self inflict pain and humiliation onto himself]] in the process), he responds by ''winning the science fair!''
** YMMV. What Bart did was bad but Lisa's retribution was pretty mean spirited (it basically boils down to her embarrassing him in front of the entire school). Neither kid comes off as the clear "good guy" in the episode.
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