History Recap / TheSimpsonsS5E1HomersBarbershopQuartet

15th Jun '18 4:14:13 PM AmuckCricetine
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* ThisIsGoingToBeHuge: Homer says of Music/DexysMidnightRunners, "We haven't seen the last of them!" ([[AmericansHateTingle While DMR had more success in the UK than the US]], Homer, as an American, is unlikely to have gone on to hear a single song of theirs besides "Come on Eileen"). The Italian dubbing for the episode substitutes Music/DuranDuran to DMR, making the joke pointless since the original line-up came back together in early '00s.
7th Apr '18 11:29:27 AM marcoasalazarm
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* PoliceBrutality: The final gag of the episode is Wiggum ordering his men to use tear gas on the Be-Sharps as they are singing on the rooftop of Moe's Bar.



* ReplacementScrappy: InUniverse: Inverted. Barney is initially hated by the quartet's fans for taking Wiggum's place...until everyone hears him sing.

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* ReplacementScrappy: InUniverse: Inverted. Barney is initially hated by the quartet's fans for taking Wiggum's place... until everyone hears him sing.sing.
* TheResenter: Even many years after the band split, Wiggum is still pretty upset about being kicked out, to the point that the final gag of the episode is ordering his men to use tear gas on their impromptu reunion concert (and he seems eagerly ready to beat them up with a baton as well).
22nd Mar '18 12:49:08 PM AmuckCricetine
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* RecognitionFailure: Homer meets Music/GeorgeHarrison. At first he appears to recognize him, but then he cries out, "Where did you get that brownie?!" It's not entirely clear whether Homer failed to recognise Harrison or knew exactly who he was but [[BigEater just thought the brownie was more important]].
1st Mar '18 8:42:26 AM AmuckCricetine
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* AuthorAppeal: Writer Jeff Martin and director Mark Kirkland were huge Beatles fans, so they had a blast with this episode.
17th Feb '18 3:47:31 PM AmuckCricetine
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!!This episode contains examples of (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/TheSimpsonsS5E1HomersBarbershopQuartet here]]):



* AsHimself: David Crosby and Music/GeorgeHarrison.

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* AsHimself: David Crosby Music/DavidCrosby and Music/GeorgeHarrison.



* NoodleIncident: Homer and The Be-Sharps sing a song about Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. Annoyed, Apu then gripes to him, "This is worse than your song about Creator/MrT!"
** The reasons why the Be-Sharps' meteoric success has been so utterly forgotten just eight years later, not to mention just how it happened in the first place ("Since when can you write a song?") are all brought up at the end of the episode, and Homer brushes them all off with a comment that yes, there is an explanation, but he'll tell them some other time.
** When Skinner says he can't remember the last time the band was all together, Apu reminds that the previous year they appeared on "that stupid Dame Edna special".



* ShootTheTelevision: After seeing Johnny Carson mock him on ''Series/TheTonightShow'' for being kicked out of the Be Sharps, a furious Wiggum shoots his TV four times. Subverted in that not only does he miss them all, but it turns out he thought he was holding the remote (which was in his gun holster) and wanted to change the channel. When it further becomes clear that [[YourTelevisionHatesYou his TV hates him]], he ''throws'' his gun at it and shatters the screen.

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* ShootTheTelevision: After seeing Johnny Carson Creator/JohnnyCarson mock him on ''Series/TheTonightShow'' for being kicked out of the Be Sharps, a furious Wiggum shoots his TV four times. Subverted in that not only does he miss them all, but it turns out he thought he was holding the remote (which was in his gun holster) and wanted to change the channel. When it further becomes clear that [[YourTelevisionHatesYou his TV hates him]], he ''throws'' his gun at it and shatters the screen.
17th Feb '18 3:47:51 AM KLS2097
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* RuleOfThree: The CouchGag, which had three different takes.
3rd Dec '17 1:38:18 AM jormis29
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** Barney's accidental audition by singing "Danny Boy" is one to Film/CantStoptheMusic. Ironic, since he was replacing Chief Wiggum, who was "too Village People".

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** Barney's accidental audition by singing "Danny Boy" is one to Film/CantStoptheMusic.''Film/CantStopTheMusic''. Ironic, since he was replacing Chief Wiggum, who was "too Village People".
3rd Oct '17 1:27:52 PM penguinist
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* ACappella: Like all barbershop quarters a lot is sung a cappella.

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* ACappella: Like all barbershop quarters quartets a lot is sung a cappella.


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** Barney's accidental audition by singing "Danny Boy" is one to Film/CantStoptheMusic. Ironic, since he was replacing Chief Wiggum, who was "too Village People".
22nd Sep '17 8:31:13 AM fruitstripegum
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* AbbeyRoadCrossing: The cover of ''Bigger Than Jesus'' is a direct parody.



* AbbeyRoadCrossing: The cover of ''Bigger Than Jesus'' is a direct parody.
15th Aug '17 9:41:48 PM TomSFox
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* ACappella: Like all barbershop quarters a lot is sang a cappella.

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* ACappella: Like all barbershop quarters a lot is sang sung a cappella.
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