History Recap / TheSimpsonsS4E21MargeInChains

15th May '18 9:23:06 PM marcoasalazarm
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* TheLopsidedArmOfTheLaw: The ringing of the Kwik-E-Mart's silent alarm to deal with an accidental shoplifter merits multiple patrol cars that arrive within ''seconds'' of the button being pressed and officers pointing their guns at Marge like she was armed and dangerous. But Snake '''stealing the whole damn building''' with a flat-bed truck later in the episode? Nothing happens.
13th Apr '18 2:23:59 PM maxwellsilver
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* BlatantLies: When Dr. Nick turns on the juicer, it makes a ''very'' loud grinding noise and Nick shouts to Troy, "IT'S WHISPER QUIET!"

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* BlatantLies: When Dr. Nick turns on the juicer, it makes a ''very'' loud grinding noise and noise. Troy shouts, "ARE YOU SURE IT'S ON? I CAN HARDLY HEAR IT!" Nick shouts to Troy, back, "IT'S WHISPER QUIET!"



* InsaneTrollLogic: After Marge is accused of shoplifting, Professor Frink, testifying for the prosecution, pretty much accuses her of being the second gunman of the Grassy Knoll. His evidence is nothing but a blue bush that looks similar to Marge's trademark blue hair. Even though it's unlikely, the jury buys it.
** Apu thinking that Marge being in jail will mean the store is safe. Even without the scene with the store being high jacked, one of the recurring gags about Apu is how often his store is robbed by people who aren't Marge. Though he would assume Snake and Marge were in on it together.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: InsaneTrollLogic:
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After Marge is accused of shoplifting, Professor Frink, testifying for the prosecution, pretty much accuses her of being the second gunman of the Grassy Knoll. His evidence is nothing but a blue bush that looks similar to Marge's trademark blue hair. Even though it's unlikely, the jury buys it.
** Apu thinking that Marge being in jail will mean the store is safe. Even without the scene with the store being high jacked, hijacked, one of the recurring gags about Apu is how often his store is robbed by people who aren't Marge. Though he would assume might have assumed Snake and Marge were in on it together.



* LaserGuidedKarma: The majority of Springfield treating Marge like a pariah comes back to bite them big time when riots break out after the city purchases a statue of Jimmy Carter instead of Abraham Lincoln, all because they couldn't raise enough money to buy Lincoln. The reason behind this is because, had Marge been able to help out with the bake sale used to fund the statue's purchase, they would've made just enough to buy Lincoln.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: LaserGuidedKarma:
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The majority of Springfield treating Marge like a pariah comes back to bite them big time when riots break out after the city purchases a statue of Jimmy Carter instead of Abraham Lincoln, all because they couldn't raise enough money to buy Lincoln. The reason behind this is because, had Marge been able to help out with the bake sale used to fund the statue's purchase, they would've made just enough to buy Lincoln.



** Flanders remembers watching Series/MarriedWithChildren on FOX and thinks he's been damned for it.

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** Flanders remembers watching Series/MarriedWithChildren ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' on FOX and thinks he's been damned for it.



-->'''Random Townsperson''': He's history's greatest monster!

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-->'''Random --->'''Random Townsperson''': He's history's greatest monster!



* WorkingThroughTheCold: One of the employees at the juice loosener factory causes Springfield's Asian flu epidemic.

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* WorkingThroughTheCold: One of the employees at the juice loosener factory causes Springfield's Asian flu epidemic. His coworker claims to have a shattered pelvis.
15th Feb '18 2:12:38 AM AmuckCricetine
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* ShoutOut: Annie's tattoo on her back is one to ''Magazine/MadMagazine''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Annie's tattoo on her back is one to ''Magazine/MadMagazine''.



* ShownTheirWork:
** Apu testifies in a courtroom scene in the episode that he is able to recite 40,000 decimal places of the number pi. He correctly notes that the 40,000th digit is the number one. The writers prepared for this scene by asking David H. Bailey of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (now at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) for the number of the 40,000th decimal place of pi. Bailey sent them back a printout of the first 40,000 digits.
** For Apu and Sanjay's brief lines of Indian dialogue, the writers called the Embassy of India in Washington to get them to translate. The Embassy was not "interested or happy" but still did it.



* TakeThat: The crowd goes into a riot when, instead of an Abraham Lincoln statue, a Jimmy Carter statue is built (according to the DVD commentary, the writers do believe that Jimmy Carter was a bad U.S. President, but not as bad as George W. Bush):

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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The crowd goes into a riot when, instead of an Abraham Lincoln UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln statue, a Jimmy Carter UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter statue is built (according to the DVD commentary, the writers do believe that Jimmy Carter was a bad U.S. President, but not as bad as George W. Bush):UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush):
1st Dec '17 8:23:43 PM lilac
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27th Oct '17 3:37:35 PM TitoMosquito
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-->'''Bystander:''' ''(eats a bee)'' I'm cured! I mean, ouch!



** Apu thinking that Marge being in jail will mean the store is safe. Even without the scene with the store being high jacked, one of the recurring gags about Apu is how often his store is robbed by people who aren't Marge.

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** Apu thinking that Marge being in jail will mean the store is safe. Even without the scene with the store being high jacked, one of the recurring gags about Apu is how often his store is robbed by people who aren't Marge. Though he would assume Snake and Marge were in on it together.
11th Sep '17 12:19:39 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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* TheAlcoholic: Helen Lovejoy implies Marge drinks. Marge's incredibly tense reaction suggests it's true, although it's just as likely she's tense because Helen's gleefully digging Marge's grave.

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* TheAlcoholic: Helen Lovejoy implies Marge drinks. Marge's incredibly tense reaction suggests it's true, although it's just as likely she's tense because [[KickTheDog Helen's gleefully digging Marge's grave.grave]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Apu's LaserGuidedKarma in Snake stealing the Kwik-E-Mart and transferring it by truck to Mexico is the first sign that Springfield will enter chaos.



** Apu, Sanjay and the majority of on-screen characters who gossip about Marge because she forgot to pay for the bourbon even though it was clearly an accident due to how stressed out she was. Kudos to Helen Lovejoy, whose gossip mongering and testimony help get Marge thrown in prison.

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** Apu, Sanjay and the majority of on-screen characters who gossip about Marge because she forgot to pay for the bourbon even though it was clearly an accident due to how stressed out she was. Kudos to [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Helen Lovejoy, Lovejoy]], whose gossip mongering and testimony help get Marge thrown in prison.


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* KickTheDog: The main reason why Marge ended up in prison is because Helen Lovejoy is a bullying [[GossipyHens gossipy hen]].
29th Jul '17 10:27:00 PM Argon2
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While shopping for her family in the midst of an Asian flu epidemic, Marge gets arrested for shoplifting bourbon (though the whole thing was unintentional and the situation could have been fixed if Apu let her pay for it as she was clearly intending to pay for it), and her prison time (resulting from being railroaded in court and having Lionel Hutz as her attorney) has an adverse effect on the family and eventually the whole town, when the bake sale proceeds come up short and they have to buy a Jimmy Carter statue for their town instead of an Abraham Lincoln one.

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While shopping for her family in the midst of an Asian flu epidemic, Marge gets arrested for shoplifting bourbon (though the whole thing was unintentional and the situation could have been fixed if Apu let her pay for it as she was clearly intending to pay for it), and her prison time (resulting from being railroaded in court and having Lionel Hutz as her attorney) has an adverse effect on the family and eventually the whole town, when the bake sale proceeds come up short and they have to buy a Jimmy Carter statue for their town instead of an Abraham Lincoln one.
19th Jun '17 9:43:09 AM SarcasmKid
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* TheAlcoholic: Helen Lovejoy implies Marge drinks. Marge's incredibly tense reaction suggests it's true.

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* TheAlcoholic: Helen Lovejoy implies Marge drinks. Marge's incredibly tense reaction suggests it's true.true, although it's just as likely she's tense because Helen's gleefully digging Marge's grave.



** Apu, Sanjay and the majority of on-screen characters who gossip about Marge because she forgot to pay for the bourbon even though it was clearly an accident due to how stressed out she was.

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** Apu, Sanjay and the majority of on-screen characters who gossip about Marge because she forgot to pay for the bourbon even though it was clearly an accident due to how stressed out she was. Kudos to Helen Lovejoy, whose gossip mongering and testimony help get Marge thrown in prison.
19th Apr '17 11:21:15 AM speedyboris
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* POVCam: Of Arnie Pie's ''vomit''.

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* POVCam: Of Arnie Pie's Pye's ''vomit''.
19th Apr '17 11:20:52 AM speedyboris
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* POVCam: Of Arnie Pie's ''vomit''.
--> '''Otto''': ''(laying down to sunbathe)'' Okay, Mr. Sun, gimme what you got! ''(cut to POV of the vomit falling towards Otto)'' Aaaahhhh!!!
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