History Recap / TheSimpsonsS4E6ItchyAndScratchyTheMovie

13th Jan '18 5:34:23 PM ClintEastwood
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* AdolfHitlarious: A cartoon from the 1940s is shown where Itchy and Scratchy beat, kick and decapitate Hitler. Then Itchy chops off Scratchy's head and Franklin D. Roosevelt appears, kicking both Hitler and Scratchy in the butt.


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* GilliganCut: Marge reassures Edna that Bart doesn't mean to be bad. Cut to him at home with a sleeping Grampa saying "It's time to be bad".


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* {{Retraux}}: The early Itchy and Sratchy cartoons we see are clear homages to cartoons from the 1920s.
4th Jan '18 10:16:35 PM Asue
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* BloodyHilarious: A billboard for The Itchy And Scratchy Movie is designed to shoot blood over anyone passing by. A newly-wed couple are soaked in blood by it, and are horrified... until they see the billboard, and laugh.

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* BloodyHilarious: A billboard for The the Itchy And and Scratchy Movie is designed to shoot blood over anyone passing by. A newly-wed couple are soaked in blood by it, and are horrified... until they see the billboard, and laugh.



* BrickJoke: A billboard for The Itchy And Scratchy Movie is designed to shoot blood over anyone passing by. After the last time the movie is shown at theaters, the billboard is changed into one for a barber college. It still shoots blood.
* CardCarryingVillain: When Maggie smashes the prison wall, Snake is one of the escapees, and happily declares "all right! Time for a crime spree!"

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* BrickJoke: A billboard for The the Itchy And and Scratchy Movie is designed to shoot blood over anyone passing by. After the last time the movie is shown at theaters, the billboard is changed into one for a barber college. It still shoots blood.
* CardCarryingVillain: When Maggie smashes the prison wall, Snake is one of the escapees, and happily declares "all "All right! Time for a crime spree!"



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: If you notice, in this episode Ralph's father wasn't Chief Wiggum, but rather someone who looks like a bigger version of himself wearing near-identical clothing. In addition, the Flanderses are among the first people waiting to see the movie.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: If you notice, in this episode episode, Ralph's father wasn't Chief Wiggum, but rather someone who looks like a bigger version of himself wearing near-identical clothing. In addition, the Flanderses are among the first people waiting to see the movie.



* HilarityEnsues: Mrs. Krabappel mentions a series of increasingly serious incidents that Bart has been involved with (synthesizing peas and carrots into laxatives, replacing birth control pills with Tic Tacs, sneaking a knife into school and stuffing a lighted firecracker down a classmate's pants) ... and merely recommends to his parents that they show tough love. In the real world, while the first two incidents were troubling and would have been cause for counseling, the last two incidents would in the real world have gotten Bart expelled from school ... and most certainly in the last case, resulted in a huge lawsuit and him being sent to juvenile hall.

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* HilarityEnsues: Mrs. Krabappel mentions a series of increasingly serious incidents that Bart has been involved with (synthesizing peas and carrots into laxatives, replacing birth control pills with Tic Tacs, sneaking a knife into school and stuffing a lighted firecracker down a classmate's pants) ... and And merely recommends to his parents that they show tough love. In the real world, while the first two incidents were troubling and would have been cause for counseling, the last two incidents would in the real world have gotten Bart expelled from school ... school, and most certainly in the last case, resulted in a huge lawsuit and him being sent to juvenile hall.



* PoliceAreUseless: Per usual, the police don't do anything about Maggie driving The Simpson family car, the dog driving a bus, or the criminals escaping after Maggie crashes the car into the prison wall.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Per usual, the police don't do anything about Maggie driving The the Simpson family car, the dog driving a bus, or the criminals escaping after Maggie crashes the car into the prison wall.



* SmartBall: Homer is surprisingly thorough in ensuring Bart can't see the movie, ripping up the ticket and keeping watchful eye on him throughout, even being savvy enough to request theatre staff not to let him in. He even sticks to his approach long after even Marge, who chastised him for his lax parenting earlier, starts to crack.

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* SmartBall: Homer is surprisingly thorough in ensuring Bart can't see the movie, ripping up the ticket and keeping watchful eye on him throughout, even being savvy enough to request the theatre staff not to let him in. He even sticks to his approach long after even Marge, who chastised him for his lax parenting earlier, starts to crack.



*** Hell even when this episode first aired the notion that Homer would be able to prevent Bart from watching the movie was quite farfetched, as Bart could've easily found ways to see it, like sneaking into the theater (or just going to another theater that Homer hadn't been to yet), watching it on video or on cable at a friends house(or at his home own home when Homer wasn't around), etc.

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*** Hell Hell, even when this episode first aired aired, the notion that Homer would be able to prevent Bart from watching the movie was quite farfetched, as Bart could've easily found ways to see it, like sneaking into the theater (or just going to another theater that Homer hadn't been to yet), watching it on video or on cable at a friends house(or house (or at his home own home when Homer wasn't around), etc.



* UpToEleven: Bart is the series' designated "bad boy" but most of his misbehavior is at worst harmless mischief that doesn't result in serious injury...except in this episode, where it is (like when he made a laxative out of peas and carrots, stole Mrs. Krabappel's birth control pills and replaced them with Tic-Tacs, and stuck fireworks down a kid's pants).
* WarTimeCartoon: Parodied with Kent Brockman showing an Itchy and Scratchy propaganda cartoon made during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, where the cat and mouse fight off UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. In the end Itchy kills off Scratchy too for the heck of it, while UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt appears to kick them both in the behind and Itchy holding up a sign with the text "Save Scrap Iron".
* WhatTheHellHero: Marge was initially supportive of the punishment of forbidding Bart from seeing the movie. However when the punishment gets to the point where Homer got the movie theater employees to actually Bart from the theaters, his wife and oldest daughter call him out on this, feeling that he's taken the punishment way too far at this point--unlike most examples, it doesn't unfetter Homer.

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* UpToEleven: Bart is the series' designated "bad boy" but most of his misbehavior is at worst harmless mischief that doesn't result in serious injury...except Except in this episode, where it is (like when he made a laxative out of peas and carrots, stole Mrs. Krabappel's birth control pills and replaced them with Tic-Tacs, and stuck fireworks down a kid's pants).
* WarTimeCartoon: Parodied with Kent Brockman showing an Itchy and Scratchy propaganda cartoon made during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, where the cat and mouse fight off UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. In the end end, Itchy kills off Scratchy too for the heck of it, while UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt appears to kick them both in the behind and Itchy holding up a sign with the text "Save Scrap Iron".
* WhatTheHellHero: Marge was initially supportive of the punishment of forbidding Bart from seeing the movie. However However, when the punishment gets to the point where Homer got the movie theater employees to actually ban Bart from the theaters, his wife and oldest daughter call him out on this, feeling that he's taken the punishment way too far at this point--unlike most examples, it doesn't unfetter Homer.
12th Dec '17 3:51:24 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* WhatTheHellHero: Marge was initially supportive of the punishment of forbidding Bart from seeing the movie. However when the punishment gets to the point where Homer got the ticket holders to ban Bart from the theaters, both Marge and Lisa call Homer out, claiming he's done enough. Unlike most examples, it doesn't unfetter Homer.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Marge was initially supportive of the punishment of forbidding Bart from seeing the movie. However when the punishment gets to the point where Homer got the ticket holders movie theater employees to ban actually Bart from the theaters, both Marge his wife and Lisa oldest daughter call Homer out, claiming him out on this, feeling that he's done enough. Unlike taken the punishment way too far at this point--unlike most examples, it doesn't unfetter Homer.
21st Nov '17 10:59:47 AM Killerikala
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: ''[[MoralGuardians Ned]]'' and his kids are the first ones in line for the movie!



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: If you notice, in this episode Ralph's father wasn't Chief Wiggum, but rather someone who looks like a bigger version of himself wearing near-identical clothing.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: If you notice, in this episode Ralph's father wasn't Chief Wiggum, but rather someone who looks like a bigger version of himself wearing near-identical clothing. In addition, the Flanderses are among the first people waiting to see the movie.
20th Nov '17 3:46:47 PM Erin582
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: If you notice, in this episode Ralph's father wasn't Chief Wiggum, but rather someone who looks like a bigger version of himself wearing near-identical clothing.
* FreezeFrameBonus: In Marge's BadFuture ImagineSpot for Bart, adult versions of Sherri and Terri are seen at the strip club.



** Prior to learning about ''The Itchy and Scratchy Movie'', Bart ([[RightHandCat while stroking Snowball II]]), has a Film/JamesBond action figure in the microwave and says, "Stick around, Mr. Bond, things are really starting to... [[{{Pun}} cook]]" as he melts him.



* TimeMarchesOn: Snake during his crime spree after breaking out of prison is disappointed that the [=VCR=] he stole plays only Beta (rather than the then prevalent VHS)); Beta-formatted [=VCR=]s had been retired from the United States' market in 1988(though movies were released on the Beta format until 1996).

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* TimeMarchesOn: Snake during his crime spree after breaking out of prison is disappointed that the [=VCR=] he stole plays only Beta (rather than the then prevalent VHS)); Beta-formatted [=VCR=]s had been retired from the United States' market in 1988(though 1988 (though movies were released on the Beta format until 1996).



*** Hell even when this episode first aired the notion that Homer would be able to prevent Bart from watching the movie was quite farfetched, as Bart could've easily found ways to see it, like sneaking into the theater(or just going to another theater that Homer hadn't been to yet), watching it on video or on cable at a friends house(or at his home own home when Homer wasn't around), etc.

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*** Hell even when this episode first aired the notion that Homer would be able to prevent Bart from watching the movie was quite farfetched, as Bart could've easily found ways to see it, like sneaking into the theater(or theater (or just going to another theater that Homer hadn't been to yet), watching it on video or on cable at a friends house(or at his home own home when Homer wasn't around), etc.
6th Oct '17 6:26:45 PM vexer
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* TimeMarchesOn: Snake during his crime spree after breaking out of prison is disappointed that the [=VCR=] he stole plays only Beta (rather than the then prevalent VHS)); Beta-formatted [=VCR=]s had been retired from the United States' market in 1988.

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* TimeMarchesOn: Snake during his crime spree after breaking out of prison is disappointed that the [=VCR=] he stole plays only Beta (rather than the then prevalent VHS)); Beta-formatted [=VCR=]s had been retired from the United States' market in 1988.1988(though movies were released on the Beta format until 1996).


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*** Hell even when this episode first aired the notion that Homer would be able to prevent Bart from watching the movie was quite farfetched, as Bart could've easily found ways to see it, like sneaking into the theater(or just going to another theater that Homer hadn't been to yet), watching it on video or on cable at a friends house(or at his home own home when Homer wasn't around), etc.
9th Sep '17 5:15:52 PM TomServo
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** The real life Korean animators who worked on the show did not find this joke funny, and didn't want to animate it.
9th Sep '17 10:56:08 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: You didn't think Homer would rely on you not sneaking out of the house to watch the movie, did you, Bart?
11th Aug '17 11:17:52 AM Psi001
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* BerserkButton: Homer gets very angry when Bart declares "TV sucks".

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* BerserkButton: Homer gets very angry [[TranquilFury visibly hides his fury]] when Bart declares "TV sucks".



* ForTheEvulz: Most of Bart's behaviour up until Homer takes his ticket is just... because. This includes tearing up the carpets, hitting mustard packets with a hammer, and stealing Abe's teeth.


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* IgnoredEpiphany: The first attempt to be firm with Bart almost works, just as he considers changing his behaviour however, Homer gives him a slice of pizza out of sympathy, so long as he promises to behave from now on.
-->'''Bart:''' ''cackles after Homer leaves*'' Sucker...
* ItAmusedMe: Most of Bart's behaviour up until Homer takes his ticket is just... because. This includes tearing up the carpets, hitting mustard packets with a hammer, and stealing Abe's teeth.
* ItsPersonal: Marge's parent's conference with Mrs. Krabappel slowly devolves into the latter giving Marge a thinly veiled comeuppance for birthing the bane of her existence, write down to outright giving her a detention:
-->''*Marge writes "I WILL TRY TO RAISE A BETTER CHILD." on the classroom chalkboard*''
-->'''Marge:''' I really don't see how this is helping Bart.
-->'''Mrs Krabappel:''' ''*firmly*'' Just do it.


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* SmartBall: Homer is surprisingly thorough in ensuring Bart can't see the movie, ripping up the ticket and keeping watchful eye on him throughout, even being savvy enough to request theatre staff not to let him in. He even sticks to his approach long after even Marge, who chastised him for his lax parenting earlier, starts to crack.
9th Jul '17 10:33:11 AM nombretomado
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* WarTimeCartoon: Parodied with Kent Brockman showing an Itchy and Scratchy propaganda cartoon made during WorldWarTwo, where the cat and mouse fight off UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. In the end Itchy kills off Scratchy too for the heck of it, while UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt appears to kick them both in the behind and Itchy holding up a sign with the text "Save Scrap Iron".

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* WarTimeCartoon: Parodied with Kent Brockman showing an Itchy and Scratchy propaganda cartoon made during WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, where the cat and mouse fight off UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. In the end Itchy kills off Scratchy too for the heck of it, while UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt appears to kick them both in the behind and Itchy holding up a sign with the text "Save Scrap Iron".
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