History Recap / TheSimpsonsS4E18SoItsComeToThisASimpsonsClipShow

21st Jun '16 10:56:21 PM mizorefan
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* DisproportionateRetribution: The flashback explaining the origin of April Fool's Day shows pagans burning Christians at the stake over a harmless prank.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution:
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The flashback explaining the origin of April Fool's Day shows pagans burning Christians at the stake over a harmless prank.prank.
** The Bart's prank was way disproportional too, sending Homer to hospital due the beer can explosion.



* MoralMyopia: Bart, in retaliation for a series of mean spirited April Fools pranks pulled by Homer, [[AprilFoolsPlot finally pulls one over on him]], only to accidentally send him into a coma. After Bart confesses to the prank, Homer wakes up and strangles him. This is just plain wrong, because Homer pulled some harmful if not potentially deadly pranks, including duct-taping Bart's eyes shut and putting milk in the fridge that had been next to a furnace for six weeks yet never apologized. Father of the year material he ain't, that's for sure.

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* MoralMyopia: Bart, in retaliation for a series of mean spirited April Fools pranks pulled by Homer, [[AprilFoolsPlot finally pulls one over on him]], only to accidentally send him into a coma.hospital (and getting in Coma afterwards). After Bart confesses to the prank, Homer wakes up and strangles him. This is just plain wrong, because Homer pulled some harmful if not potentially deadly pranks, including duct-taping Bart's eyes shut and putting milk in the fridge that had been next to a furnace for six weeks yet never apologized. Father of the year material he ain't, that's for sure.



* ShoutOut: A reference is made to ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', when Barney smothers Homer with a pillow, then escapes through the window and Music/DonMcLean's song "Vincent".

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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A reference is made to ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', when Barney smothers Homer with a pillow, then escapes through the window and Music/DonMcLean's song "Vincent"."Vincent".
** The Bumblebee Man episode which Homer is watching in his TV is a reference to episode "Lavadora nueva" (new washer) from ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho''. In this episode, the main character (El Chavo) tries to use the washer but makes it to overflow.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: FOX wanted ''four'' clip shows per season to add more to the episode count and for cheaper the cost. Writers and producers refused, fearing that would alienate fans. The next clip show (the one where Marge wants to talk to the family about romance) wouldn't be until season six.
16th Apr '16 3:07:10 AM NESBoy
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* MindScrew: While Homer and the family are reminiscing about Homer's past survival, Marge brings up Homer's coping skills, cueing a clip of the alien abuduction scene from [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E3TreehouseOfHorror Treehouse of Horror]], which is usually non-canon.
12th Nov '15 2:01:31 PM windyshadow32
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2nd Oct '15 9:27:59 AM luiz4200
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* ShoutOut: A reference is made to ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', when [[spoiler: Barney smothers Homer with a pillow, then escapes through the window]] and Music/DonMcLean's song "Vincent".

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* ShoutOut: A reference is made to ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', when [[spoiler: Barney smothers Homer with a pillow, then escapes through the window]] window and Music/DonMcLean's song "Vincent".
17th Jun '15 8:51:00 AM luiz4200
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* BigEater: Homer temporarily recovers from his coma to reach the candy machine, prompting a repeat of his "Land of Chocolate" fantasy sequence.


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* DisproportionateRetribution: The flashback explaining the origin of April Fool's Day shows pagans burning Christians at the stake over a harmless prank.
9th Jun '15 12:19:34 AM Patachou
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* AprilFoolsPlot

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* AprilFoolsPlotAprilFoolsPlot: Bart's prank for April 1 lands Homer in the hospital.



* MoralMyopia: Bart, in retaliation for a series of mean spirited April Fools pranks pulled by Homer, [[AprilFoolsPlot finally pulls one over on him]], only to accidentally send him into a coma. After Bart confesses to the prank, Homer wakes up and strangles him. This is just plain wrong, because Homer pulled some harmful if not potentially deadly pranks, including duct-taping Bart's eyes shut and putting milk in the fridge that had been next to a furnace for six weeks yet never apologized. Father of the year material he ain't, that's for sure.



* ShoutOut: A reference is made to ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and Don [=McLean's=] song "Vincent".

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* ShoutOut: A reference is made to ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', when [[spoiler: Barney smothers Homer with a pillow, then escapes through the window]] and Don [=McLean's=] Music/DonMcLean's song "Vincent"."Vincent".
* StockFootage: The episode is a clip show, thus uses a lot of clips from previous episodes.



-->[[CrowdChant "Now who's laughing? Now who's laughing?"]]

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-->[[CrowdChant --> ''[[CrowdChant "Now who's laughing? Now who's laughing?"]]laughing?"]]''
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3rd May '14 3:04:30 AM Wingedelephants
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* ClipShow: The first one, and, as the title suggests, one that the writers had not choice but to do. On the DVDCommentary, they admitted to feeling overworked as Season 4 went on, so Creator/JamesLBrooks suggested a clip show to take the edge off.

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* ClipShow: The first one, and, as the title suggests, one that the writers had not no choice but to do. On the DVDCommentary, they admitted to feeling overworked as Season 4 went on, so Creator/JamesLBrooks suggested a clip show to take the edge off.
25th Sep '13 3:17:24 PM PeachPerfect
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: FOX wanted ''four'' clip shows per season to add more to the episode count and for cheaper the cost. Writers and producers refused, fearing that would alienate fans.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: FOX wanted ''four'' clip shows per season to add more to the episode count and for cheaper the cost. Writers and producers refused, fearing that would alienate fans. The next clip show (the one where Marge wants to talk to the family about romance) wouldn't be until season six.
2nd Aug '13 5:21:26 PM SpideyTerry
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* ClipShow: The first one, and, as the title suggests, one that the writers had not choice but to do, as they couldn't come up with any good story ideas after the previous episode (the "Homer tries to save the union dental plan" episode).
* ShoutOut: A reference is made to ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and Don [=McLean's=] song "Vincent".

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* AchillesHeel: Homer's is beer, according to him.
* AprilFoolsPlot
* ClipShow: The first one, and, as the title suggests, one that the writers had not choice but to do, as do. On the DVDCommentary, they couldn't come up with any good story ideas after admitted to feeling overworked as Season 4 went on, so Creator/JamesLBrooks suggested a clip show to take the previous episode (the "Homer tries to save edge off.
* EstablishingShot: Lampshaded when Lisa's memory of playing
the union dental plan" episode).
saxophone for Homer in "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" cuts to outside the house.
-->'''Mike Reiss:''' Lisa's memory cut to an establishing shot.
* PoliceAreUseless: Wiggum is content to blow off the explosion at the Simpsons' house... until he learns beer is coming out of the chimney.
* ShoutOut: A reference is made to ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and Don [=McLean's=] song "Vincent"."Vincent".
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: FOX wanted ''four'' clip shows per season to add more to the episode count and for cheaper the cost. Writers and producers refused, fearing that would alienate fans.
* WhosLaughingNow: During the flashback explaining the origins of April Fools' Day. The Christians (played by the Flanders) prank the pagans (played by the Simpsons). One angry growl later and the Christians are being burned at the stake.
-->[[CrowdChant "Now who's laughing? Now who's laughing?"]]
22nd Jul '13 9:02:10 AM bunchacrunch
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* ClipShow

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* ClipShowClipShow: The first one, and, as the title suggests, one that the writers had not choice but to do, as they couldn't come up with any good story ideas after the previous episode (the "Homer tries to save the union dental plan" episode).
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