History Recap / TheSimpsonsS5E20TheBoyWhoKnewTooMuch

17th Nov '16 2:02:45 PM Psi001
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* ASpannerInTheWorks: Bart would have likely evaded getting caught skipping school if not for the stubborn waiter's false allegations forcing him to confess what he witnessed. This itself was a Spanner In The Works to the waiter's lawsuit against Freddy Quimby.

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* ASpannerInTheWorks: SpannerInTheWorks: Bart would have likely evaded getting caught skipping school if not for the stubborn waiter's false allegations forcing him to confess what he witnessed. This itself was a Spanner In The Works to the waiter's lawsuit against Freddy Quimby.
17th Nov '16 2:02:20 PM Psi001
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* ASpannerInTheWorks: Bart would have likely evaded getting caught skipping school if not for the stubborn waiter's false allegations forcing him to confess what he witnessed. This itself was a Spanner In The Works to the waiter's lawsuit against Freddy Quimby.
18th Oct '16 1:32:12 PM eroock
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* HollywoodLaw:
** The entire jury was made of major cast members, such as Homer, Apu (who at the time was not yet a US citizen), and Principal Skinner (whose presence is a plot point, because it means that Bart can't admit that he witnessed what really happened without admitting that he was skipping school to a school official). Part of the process to ensure jury impartiality is to ensure that none of the jurors are personally connected to the defendant, the plaintiff, any witnesses, or ''each other''. No sane judge would impanel a jury where everybody knows everyone else. Plus witnesses are bribed right there in open court, and [[RuleOfFunny no one cares.]]
** {{Lampshaded}} on one point. The judge acknowledges that re-opening the case when she does is grossly unconstitutional, but she 'just can't say no to kids'.
** And it still might be an example, since re-opening the case due to new evidence which could have changed the original verdict is usually permitted, though it's only permissible in regards to ''exculpatory'' evidence, as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_jeopardy Double Jeopardy attaches in the event of an acquittal]].



* MiscarriageOfJustice:
** The entire jury was made of major cast members, such as Homer, Apu (who at the time was not yet a US citizen), and Principal Skinner (whose presence is a plot point, because it means that Bart can't admit that he witnessed what really happened without admitting that he was skipping school to a school official). Part of the process to ensure jury impartiality is to ensure that none of the jurors are personally connected to the defendant, the plaintiff, any witnesses, or ''each other''. No sane judge would impanel a jury where everybody knows everyone else. Plus witnesses are bribed right there in open court, and [[RuleOfFunny no one cares.]]
** {{Lampshaded}} on one point. The judge acknowledges that re-opening the case when she does is grossly unconstitutional, but she 'just can't say no to kids'.
** And it still might be an example, since re-opening the case due to new evidence which could have changed the original verdict is usually permitted, though it's only permissible in regards to ''exculpatory'' evidence, as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_jeopardy Double Jeopardy attaches in the event of an acquittal]].
18th Oct '16 1:30:31 PM eroock
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* HollywoodLaw:
** The entire jury was made of major cast members, such as Homer, Apu (who at the time was not yet a US citizen), and Principal Skinner (whose presence is a plot point, because it means that Bart can't admit that he witnessed what really happened without admitting that he was skipping school to a school official). Part of the process to ensure jury impartiality is to ensure that none of the jurors are personally connected to the defendant, the plaintiff, any witnesses, or ''each other''. No sane judge would impanel a jury where everybody knows everyone else. Plus witnesses are bribed right there in open court, and [[RuleOfFunny no one cares.]]
** {{Lampshaded}} on one point. The judge acknowledges that re-opening the case when she does is grossly unconstitutional, but she 'just can't say no to kids'.
** And it still might be an example, since re-opening the case due to new evidence which could have changed the original verdict is usually permitted, though it's only permissible in regards to ''exculpatory'' evidence, as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_jeopardy Double Jeopardy attaches in the event of an acquittal]].


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* MiscarriageOfJustice:
** The entire jury was made of major cast members, such as Homer, Apu (who at the time was not yet a US citizen), and Principal Skinner (whose presence is a plot point, because it means that Bart can't admit that he witnessed what really happened without admitting that he was skipping school to a school official). Part of the process to ensure jury impartiality is to ensure that none of the jurors are personally connected to the defendant, the plaintiff, any witnesses, or ''each other''. No sane judge would impanel a jury where everybody knows everyone else. Plus witnesses are bribed right there in open court, and [[RuleOfFunny no one cares.]]
** {{Lampshaded}} on one point. The judge acknowledges that re-opening the case when she does is grossly unconstitutional, but she 'just can't say no to kids'.
** And it still might be an example, since re-opening the case due to new evidence which could have changed the original verdict is usually permitted, though it's only permissible in regards to ''exculpatory'' evidence, as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_jeopardy Double Jeopardy attaches in the event of an acquittal]].
17th Oct '16 10:34:01 AM speedyboris
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* EditedForSyndication: Syndication removes a couple bits:
** Skinner remarking to Homer that they're a lot like ''Series/TheOddCouple'', followed by Homer telling Skinner to shut up.
** Homer trying to smuggle a table out of his hotel room.
17th Oct '16 10:33:42 AM speedyboris
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* EditedForSyndication: Syndication removes a couple bits:
** Skinner remarking to Homer that they're a lot like ''Series/TheOddCouple'', followed by Homer telling Skinner to shut up.
** Homer trying to smuggle a table out of his hotel room.
17th Oct '16 10:29:48 AM eroock
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* CrazyPrepared: Homer's fake glasses, which he brings to jury duty, only for them to be taken from him. They show up again at the end of the episode when Marge tries to tell him about what she's been doing. Marge instantly notices, and takes them from him, along with the two spares.
17th Oct '16 10:29:30 AM eroock
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* BookDumb: Homer didn't know the meaning of words like "deadlocked", "sequestered" or "if" until Principal Skinner explained them to him. When he writes his verdict, he asks "How many S's in "innocent"?"
17th Oct '16 10:29:09 AM eroock
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* ActorRoleConfusion: Bart and Chief Wiggum address Ranier Wolfcastle as [=McBain=].

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* ActingUnnatural:
-->'''Marge:''' ''(reading the paper)'' Mmm. It says Freddy Quimby beat a waiter half to death! Those Quimby children are so wild and rich, I hope he finally gets what's coming to him.\\
'''Bart:''' But Freddy Quimby's innocent!\\
'''Lisa:''' How do you know? There weren't any witnesses.\\
'''Bart:''' Heh, oh yeah, right.\\
'''Lisa:''' You'd think someone would have seen something at a crowded party like that.\\
'''Bart:''' Well they didn't, OK? They didn't. It says right here in black and white, "No witnesses." Case closed. ''(grabs paper)'' Now let's all read the funnies. ''(reads)'' Oh look: [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] said "good grief". Hah. I didn't see ''that'' coming. ''(forced laughter)''
* ActorRoleConfusion: Bart and Chief Wiggum address Ranier Rainer Wolfcastle as [=McBain=].



* BerserkButton: Don't pronounce "chowder" as "chowdah" in Freddy's presence.



* BrickJoke: During the trial, Homer wears fake glasses to trick people into thinking he's paying attention. At the end of the episode, he tries the same trick when Marge decides to tell him about her day.

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* BrickJoke: During CaptivityHarmonica: Played by one pupil at the trial, Homer wears fake glasses to trick people into thinking he's paying attention. At the end of the episode, he tries the same trick when Marge decides to tell him about her day.prison school bus.



* {{Determinator}}: Skinner will stop at nothing to get Bart back into the classroom. When Bart destroys a bridge, Skinner just ''walks through the river''.
--> '''Bart:''' Oh my god. He's like some sort of... [[BuffySpeak non... giving-up... school guy!]]
** {{Trope Namer|s}}: NonGivingUpSchoolGuy.



* FlashbackEffects: When Bart recalls the fateful event, it is preceded by a fuzzy visual transition and the typical xylophone sound effect.



** [[RefugeInAudacity Hilariously]] averted in the [=McGarnagle=] clip.

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** [[RefugeInAudacity Hilariously]] averted in the [=McGarnagle=] [=McGarnigal=] clip.



* InstantlyProvenWrong: Lisa. When Bart compares going to school to being in prison, Lisa scoffs at the comparison. Then Otto drives up on a prison bus because the regular school bus is being repaired.



* LittleStowAway: Bart in the backseat of Freddy's car.



--> '''DaChief''': Well [=McGarnagle=], Billy is ''dead''! They slit his throat from ear to ear!\\
'''[=McGarnagle=]''': Hey! I'm trying to eat lunch here!

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--> '''DaChief''': Well [=McGarnagle=], [=McGarnigal=], Billy is ''dead''! They slit his throat from ear to ear!\\
'''[=McGarnagle=]''': '''[=McGarnigal=]''': Hey! I'm trying to eat lunch here!here!
* MouseTrap: When the waiter tries to tell everybody that he's not clumsy, he slips and falls out the window into a truck full of mousetraps.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Hilariously subverted.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Hilariously subverted.subverted with the tortured waiter.
* NonGivingUpSchoolGuy: Skinner will stop at nothing to get Bart back into the classroom. When Bart destroys a bridge, Skinner just ''walks through the river''.
--> '''Bart:''' Oh my god. He's like some sort of... [[BuffySpeak non... giving-up... school guy!]]



* OddCouple: Skinner and Homer at the hotel.



* PerpSweating: Lisa is grilled by Skinner about Bart's whereabouts under a lamp.



* RopeBridge: Bart destroys one to stop Skinner from following him. It doesn't work.



* RunningGag: During the trial, Homer wears fake glasses to trick people into thinking he's paying attention. At the end of the episode, he tries the same trick when Marge decides to tell him about her day.



* SkippingSchool: Bart ditches school and is pursued by [[NonGivingUpSchoolGuy Principle Skinner]].



* SoapWithinAShow: Bart watches a TV show episode of [=McGarnigal=] that bears a striking similarity to his situation.



* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
-->'''Marge:''' ''(reading the paper)'' Mmm. It says Freddy Quimby beat a waiter half to death! Those Quimby children are so wild and rich, I hope he finally gets what's coming to him.\\
'''Bart:''' But Freddy Quimby's innocent!\\
'''Lisa:''' How do you know? There weren't any witnesses.\\
'''Bart:''' Heh, oh yeah, right.\\
'''Lisa:''' You'd think someone would have seen something at a crowded party like that.\\
'''Bart:''' Well they didn't, OK? They didn't. It says right here in black and white, "No witnesses." Case closed. ''(grabs paper)'' Now let's all read the funnies. ''(reads)'' Oh look: [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] said "good grief". Hah. I didn't see ''that'' coming. ''(forced laughter)''



** Bart and Chief Wiggum criticize Ranier Wolfcastle for his latest movie, which is obviously meant to be ''Film/LastActionHero''. "Magic ticket, my ass."

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** Bart and Chief Wiggum criticize Ranier Rainer Wolfcastle for his latest movie, which is obviously meant to be ''Film/LastActionHero''. "Magic ticket, my ass."



* TemptingFate:
** When Bart compares going to school to being in prison, Lisa scoffs at the comparison. Then Otto drives up on a prison bus because the regular school bus is being repaired.
** Lisa talks about Freddy Quimby being judged by a fair, impartial jury, just as Homer gets his jury summons and plans to convict Freddy just for having to serve.
-->'''Lisa:''' I knew it was a bad idea to watch him open the mail.

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* TemptingFate:
** When
TryAndFollow: Bart compares going shouts this to school to being in prison, Lisa scoffs at Skinner after destroying the comparison. Then Otto drives up on a prison bus because the regular school bus is being repaired.
** Lisa talks about Freddy Quimby being judged by a fair, impartial jury, just as Homer gets his jury summons and plans to convict Freddy just for having to serve.
-->'''Lisa:''' I knew it was a bad idea to watch him open the mail.
RopeBridge.
7th Oct '16 5:49:46 AM nighttrainfm
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* HollywoodLaw: The entire jury was made of major cast members, such as Homer, Apu (Who at the time was not yet a US citizen), and Principal Skinner (whose presence is a plot point, because it means that Bart can't admit that he witnessed what really happened without admitting that he was skipping school to a school official). Part of the process to ensure jury impartiality is to ensure that none of the jurors are personally connected to the defendant, the plaintiff, any witnesses, or ''each other''. No sane judge would impanel a jury where everybody knows everyone else. Plus witnesses are bribed right there in open court, and [[RuleOfFunny no one cares.]]

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* HollywoodLaw: HollywoodLaw:
**
The entire jury was made of major cast members, such as Homer, Apu (Who (who at the time was not yet a US citizen), and Principal Skinner (whose presence is a plot point, because it means that Bart can't admit that he witnessed what really happened without admitting that he was skipping school to a school official). Part of the process to ensure jury impartiality is to ensure that none of the jurors are personally connected to the defendant, the plaintiff, any witnesses, or ''each other''. No sane judge would impanel a jury where everybody knows everyone else. Plus witnesses are bribed right there in open court, and [[RuleOfFunny no one cares.]]



* NeverMyFault: Skinner looks for Bart in all the places he thinks a boy would go for fun, but when he can't find him at the museum or the 4-H club (which is long abandoned), he considers "Am I so out of touch? No, it's the children who are wrong."

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* NeverMyFault: NeverMyFault:
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Skinner looks for Bart in all the places he thinks a boy would go for fun, but when he can't find him at the museum or the 4-H club (which is long abandoned), he considers "Am I so out of touch? No, it's the children who are wrong."



'''Edna Krabappel''': Yeah yeah.
* NotHelpingYourCase: When Freddy's attorney says it's ludicrous that his client would attack someone for the way he says chowder, Freddy snaps back "That's 'chowdah'! ''Chowdah!'' '''''IllKillYou I'll kill all of you! Especially those of you in the jury!'''''"

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'''Edna Krabappel''': Yeah Yeah, yeah.
* NotHelpingYourCase: NotHelpingYourCase:
**
When Freddy's attorney says it's ludicrous that his client would attack someone for the way he says chowder, Freddy snaps back "That's 'chowdah'! ''Chowdah!'' '''''IllKillYou I'll kill all of you! Especially those of you in the jury!'''''"



* PaperThinDisguise: While skipping class, Bart found Homer and then hid before Homer saw him. To avoid getting caught for skipping class, Bart pushed his hair forward in hopes Homer wouldn't recognize him. Homer, on the other hand, actually saw and recognized Bart but was too afraid of getting caught for skipping work to care about the boy skipping classes so he put a hair comb on his face to pass it as a mustache. They pretended not to recognize each other.

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* PaperThinDisguise: PaperThinDisguise:
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While skipping class, Bart found Homer and then hid before Homer saw him. To avoid getting caught for skipping class, Bart pushed his hair forward in hopes Homer wouldn't recognize him. Homer, on the other hand, actually saw and recognized Bart but was too afraid of getting caught for skipping work to care about the boy skipping classes so he put a hair comb on his face to pass it as a mustache. They pretended not to recognize each other.



* TemptingFate: When Bart compares going to school to being in prison, Lisa scoffs at the comparison. Then Otto drives up on a prison bus because the regular school bus is being repaired.

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* TemptingFate: TemptingFate:
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When Bart compares going to school to being in prison, Lisa scoffs at the comparison. Then Otto drives up on a prison bus because the regular school bus is being repaired.


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-->'''Lisa:''' I knew it was a bad idea to watch him open the mail.
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