History Recap / TheSimpsonsS5E11HomerTheVigilante

17th Oct '17 8:38:44 AM axle-k89
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* RealityEnsues: The town forgives Molloy at the end after he returns their possessions, but Chief Wiggum has a DumbassHasAPoint moment and arrests Molloy anyway because he still committed burglary.



* RealityEnsues: The town forgives Molloy at the end after he returns their possessions, but Chief Wiggum has a DumbassHasAPoint moment and arrests Molloy anyway because he still committed burglary.
17th Oct '17 8:37:06 AM axle-k89
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* RealityEnsues: The town forgives Molloy at the end after he returns their possessions, but Chief Wiggum has a DumbassHasAPoint moment and arrests Molloy anyway because he still committed burglary.
16th Sep '17 1:49:01 PM DeCarta
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* AffablyEvil: Molloy. If it weren't for his stealing and, at the end, tricking everyone into going on a wild goose chase so he can escape prison, he'd just be affable. If anything, Springfield's attempts to deal with the cat burglaries cause more damage than he does.

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* AffablyEvil: Molloy. If it weren't for his stealing and, at the end, tricking everyone into going on a wild goose chase so he can escape prison, he'd just be affable. affable (and even then, he left a politely worded letter to explain the purpose of the wild goose chase). If anything, Springfield's attempts to deal with the cat burglaries cause more damage than he does.does.
* BatmanGambit: Molloy convinces everyone to leave him unguarded so he can escape by sending them on a wild goose chase.



* DumbassHasAPoint: At the end after everyone forgives Molloy, Chief Wiggum reminds them that he broke the law and the appropriate punishment is him going to prison.

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* DrunkWithPower: It takes the neighbourhood watch all of a few minutes to start abusing their power.
* DumbassHasAPoint: At the end after everyone forgives Molloy, Chief Wiggum reminds them that he broke the law and the appropriate punishment is him going to prison.



* FoodAsBribe: That's how Molloy bribes the Simpsons' dog into letting him rob them. Homer takes a similar bribe that night.

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* FailedAttemptAtDrama: The cat burglar calls in to "Eye on Springfield" to taunt Homer about his next robbery. It might have worked better if Homer had realised who he was talking to.
-->'''Molloy''': Hello, Homer, my arch-nemesis.\\
'''Homer''': ''(cheerfully)'' Y'ello.\\
'''Molloy''': ''(nonplussed)'' Uh, you do realise who this is?\\
'''Homer''': ''(confused)'' ...[[EntertaininglyWrong Marge]]?
* FoodAsBribe: That's how Molloy bribes the Simpsons' dog into letting him rob them. A sleepwalking Homer takes a similar bribe that night.



* GracefulLoser: Molloy calmly returns everything he'd stolen after being caught.



-->'''Chief Wiggum:''' Oh, sorry folks. Gee, [[SarcasmMode I really hate to spoil this little love-in]], but Mr. Malloy broke the law. And when you break the law, you gotta go to jail.

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-->'''Chief Wiggum:''' Oh, sorry folks. Gee, [[SarcasmMode I really hate to spoil this little love-in]], but Mr. Malloy Molloy broke the law. And when you break the law, you gotta go to jail.



* OnlySaneMan: The Phil Silvers expy is the only one to realise that Molloy outwitted the entire town with a wild goose chase.



-->'''Lisa''': "World domination"?\\
'''Homer''': That's a typo. ''(thinking)'' Mental note: the girl knows too much.



* TooDumbToLive: Chief Wiggum has a handkerchief the cat burglar left behind during a robbery and is about to let a police dog smell it when he decides to use it to wipe some sweat from his face. Unsurprisingly, the dog attacks Wiggum.

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* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive:
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Chief Wiggum has a handkerchief the cat burglar left behind during a robbery and is about to let a police dog smell it when he decides to use it to wipe some sweat from his face. Unsurprisingly, the dog attacks Wiggum.Wiggum.
** The people of Springfield continue digging for the non-existent treasure because Homer can't make out Molloy's signature on the note explaining the wild goose chase he'd sent the town on. Several hours later, after digging themselves into a very deep pit, they decide to get out of the pit by continuing to dig.
6th Mar '17 8:34:12 PM Leliel
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* CoolOldGuy: The thief turns out to be a polite old man named Molloy, who gives up everything he stole once he realizes he's been caught.



* EvilOldFolks: Molloy.

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* EvilOldFolks: Molloy.Molloy, [[AffablyEvil kind of]].
23rd Feb '17 7:36:25 PM Mullon
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* EasyComeEasyGo: Thanks to a house's laser system, Jasper regained his eyesight but lost it seconds after. He even mentioned the trope when he accepted the loss.

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* EasyComeEasyGo: Thanks to a house's laser system, system Jasper regained regains his eyesight but lost loses it seconds after. He even mentioned mentions the trope when he accepted accepts the loss.



* RuleOfFunny: The only conceivable reason anyone could mistake Homer for MC Hammer.

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* RuleOfFunny: The only conceivable reason anyone could mistake Homer or Barney for MC Hammer.
23rd Feb '17 7:23:33 PM Mullon
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* EasilyForgiven: After Molloy was caught, he talked the citizens into forgiving him. [[SubvertedTrope The trope was subverted]] when, despite this, Chief Wiggum arrested him and he had to escape.

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* EasilyForgiven: After Molloy was caught, is caught he talked talks the citizens into forgiving him. [[SubvertedTrope The trope was is subverted]] when, despite this, Chief Wiggum arrested arrests him and he had has to escape.
5th Feb '17 3:58:33 PM Delphi
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* RuleOfFunny: The only conceivable reason anyone could mistake Homer for MC Hammer.
26th Jan '17 11:03:51 AM speedyboris
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* SeriousBusiness: "Lisa, never ''EVER'' stop in the middle of a hoedown!"
30th Jul '16 1:29:30 PM BatmanKalEl
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The cat burglar's musical theme is a copyright-friendly version of ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' theme music, and the final stretch of the episode features the trope applied to the music from ''It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World''.



* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: PlayedForLaughs. While the cat burglaries are worthy of above-the-flap placement, the secondary story -- "Man Marries Woman in Wedding Ceremony" -- is less so.

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* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: PlayedForLaughs. While the cat burglaries are worthy of above-the-flap placement, the secondary story -- "Man Marries Woman in Wedding Ceremony" -- is less so.so.

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17th Jul '16 10:27:46 AM Psyclone
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* HypocriticalHumor: After the moment mentioned in EasilyForgiven:
-->'''Wiggum''': Oh, sorry folks. [sarcastic] Gee, I really hate to spoil this little love-in, but Mr. Malloy broke the law. And when you break the law, you gotta go to jail.
-->'''Quimby''': Uh, that reminds me, er, here's your monthly kickback.
-->'''Wiggum''': ''[Utterly dumbfounded]'' [[LampshadeHanging You just...you couldn't have picked a worse time!]]



-->'''Wiggum:''' You just...you couldn't have picked a worse time.

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-->'''Wiggum:''' -->'''Wiggum''': ''[Utterly dumbfounded]'' [[LampshadeHanging You just...you couldn't have picked a worse time.time!]]
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