History Recap / TheSimpsonsS5E20TheBoyWhoKnewTooMuch

18th Nov '17 8:16:13 AM fatescanner
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* MiscarriageOfJustice: Even with all of the blatant bribery and tampering Quimby is doing, the case against Freddy is pretty much a KangarooCourt and would have gotten him sentenced regardless if not for Bart's testimony (that Freddy ''threatened to kill everybody in the courtroom, jury included'' in a moment of HairTriggerTemper when he almost had it made didn't helped him any). Lisa lampshades it such:

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* MiscarriageOfJustice: Even with all of the blatant bribery and tampering Quimby is doing, the case against Freddy is pretty much a KangarooCourt and would have gotten him sentenced regardless if not for Bart's testimony (that Freddy ''threatened to kill everybody in the courtroom, jury included'' in a moment of HairTriggerTemper when he almost had it made didn't helped help him any). Lisa lampshades it such:


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* MoodWhiplash: Bart is having a nice, relaxing time down by the river when all of a sudden he sees two indistinct, but familiar-looking figures approaching on a raft. At first Bart gasps, thinking that his dream earlier in school is coming true. But then the figures come closer, revealing themselves not to be Abe Lincoln and Huckleberry Finn, but a pair of raggedy, scary-looking hobos.
-->'''Hobo''': Hey, kid! Ya wanna see a dead body?\\
'''Bart''': ''(screams and runs away)''
31st Aug '17 6:15:35 PM Clamanath
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-->'''Defense Attorney''': Wow, that didn’t go well. The defense rests.

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-->'''Defense Attorney''': [[{{Understatement}} Wow, that didn’t go well.well]]. The defense rests.
30th Aug '17 8:15:39 AM 64SuperNintendo
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** Freddie ''threatens to kill everybody in the courtroom'' because his own lawyer doesn't says "chowder" as "chow''dah''". This one backfires on him hard because he did it right after testifying that he ''didn't'' had such a HairTriggerTemper.

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** Freddie ''threatens to kill everybody in the courtroom'' because his own lawyer doesn't says say "chowder" as "chow''dah''". This one backfires on him hard because he did it right after testifying that he ''didn't'' had such a HairTriggerTemper.



** Skinner admits to be a petty man right before defying SavedByTheAwesome and give Bart three... no, ''four'' months' detention for skipping school just ''one day'' (he also went all "Hah! I '''knew''' you would slip up!" right when Bart testified (and thus confessed his skipping), unnerving the rest of the jury (and Apu telling him to stop acting like that)).

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** Skinner admits to be a petty man right before defying SavedByTheAwesome and give Bart three... no, ''four'' months' detention for skipping school just ''one day'' (he also went all "Hah! I '''knew''' you would slip up!" right when Bart testified (and thus confessed his skipping), unnerving the rest of the jury (and Apu telling him to stop acting like that)).that).
15th Aug '17 11:29:08 AM Scorntex
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* AdaptationalDyeJob: [[Characters/TheSimpsonsGovernmentJudgesLawyersPoliceCriminals The Blue-Haired Lawyer]] is blonde in this episode.



-->'''Defense Attorney''': You certainly would never lose your temper over something as trivial as the pronunciation of the word, “chowder.”

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-->'''Defense Attorney''': You certainly would never lose your temper over something as trivial as the pronunciation of the word, word “chowder.”



* FauxHorrific: Just to show how insulated and small the people of Springfield are, Quimby's lawyer has his opening statement being to defame the waiter's character by point out not only is he not from Springfield, he's not even from ''America''. Cue several people rushing to the phones, and Hutz angrily whispering that he be told everything.



* FisherKingdom: Otto snaps at Bart and Lisa, but quickly apologizes, blaming it on the prison bus he's been forced to drive ("This bus and I have sort of a ''[[Film/TheShining Shining]]'' thing going on.").

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* FisherKingdom: Otto snaps at Bart and Lisa, but quickly apologizes, blaming it on the prison bus he's been forced to drive ("This bus and I have sort of a ''[[Film/TheShining Shining]]'' thing going on."). Likewise, the other kids start acting like they're in prison (complete with banging a cup against the bars).



* FromBadToWorse: The events that motivate Bart to skip school. On a beautiful spring day, Bart has to take a dingy prison bus to school, where new and painful chairs have been installed to eliminate slouching, and everyone has to stay behind for an hour thanks to Bart's own tampering with the clocks.



* RuleOfFunny: The waiter's injuries are all shown in detail, save the broken limbs he has during the trial. Once he finally falls unconscious, the waiter's limbs spontaneously break without prompting.



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Mayor Quimby bribed witnesses to help his nephew's case. They were given money while on the stand.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Mayor Quimby bribed bribes witnesses to help his nephew's case. They were They're given money while on the stand.



* StopBeingStereotypical: The waiter objects to being seen as a "clumsy klutz waiter." He elaborately pratfalls and injures himself in a slapstick fashion twice over.

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* StopBeingStereotypical: The waiter objects to being seen as a "clumsy klutz "Clouseauesque waiter." He elaborately pratfalls and injures himself in a slapstick fashion twice over.



* TemptingFate: After the waiter falls out of the window into the truck full of rat traps, he remarks "at least there were no big ones". There's then a very loud snapping sound, and another groan of pain from the man.



-->“This is an outrage! I am not a clumsy, [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Clouseau]]-esque waiter! I will …” ''<<trips and falls out the window into a truck full of rat traps>>''

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-->“This -->"This is an outrage! I am not a clumsy, [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Clouseau]]-esque waiter! I will …” ''<<trips …" ''(trips and falls out the window into a truck full of rat traps>>''
traps)''
14th Jun '17 8:51:32 AM mkmckoy
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* AdaptationalDyeJob: [[Characters/TheSimpsonsGovernmentJudgesLawyersPoliceCriminals The Blue-Haired Lawyer]] is blonde in this episode.



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

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* BerserkButton: Don't pronounce "chowder" Freddy really doesn’t like it when people mispronounce “chowdah.”
-->'''Defense Attorney''': You certainly would never lose your temper over something
as "chowdah" in Freddy's presence.trivial as the pronunciation of the word, “chowder.”
-->'''Freddy''': That’s “chowdah!” “Chowdah!” I’ll kill you! I’ll kill all of you! [[NoKillLikeOverkill Especially those of you on the jury!]]
-->'''Defense Attorney''': Wow, that didn’t go well. The defense rests.


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* MauriceChevalierAccent: The French waiter’s accent becomes the object of Freddy’s ridicule.


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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed
** The Quimbys are parodies of the Kennedys, with the family scandals and [[HollywoodNewEngland Boston accents]]. When Mayor Quimby says he does not recognize Bart, Bart says he’s a nephew he doesn’t see often named “Bart Bart.” This is a play on the nickname of [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy President Kennedy’s]] son, John Jr., who was known as “John John.” John’s mother, Jackie, kept him away from Kennedy family events, so he wouldn’t get caught up in their scandals.
** Rainier Wolfcastle moves from being a generic TheAhnold to having more specific character traits of the actual Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger. His wife is named Maria, like Arnold’s (now ex-)wife and Kennedy family member, Maria Shriver. And there is a [[TakeThat joke about a movie]] that sounds suspiciously like ''Film/LastActionHero''.
-->'''Bart''': Hey, [=McBain=], I’m a big fan, but your last movie really sucked.
-->'''Wolfcastle''': I know. [[TroubledProduction There were script problems from day one]].
-->'''Chief Wiggum''': Yeah, I’ll say. Magic ticket, my ass, [=McBain=].
-->'''Wolfcastle''': Maria, my mighty heart is breaking.


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* OnceMoreWithClarity: When the confrontation happens between Freddy and the waiter, the audience hears the dialogue but [[InstantMysteryJustDeleteScene only sees Bart watching the scene]]. When Bart testifies later, he reveals that after Freddie says, “I’m gonna enjoy this!” he picks up a bottle of champagne, chugs it, and leaves the kitchen. The waiter [[TheKlutz then slips and causes his own injuries]].


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* [[TheButlerDidIt The Waiter Did It]]: To himself!
-->“This is an outrage! I am not a clumsy, [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Clouseau]]-esque waiter! I will …” ''<<trips and falls out the window into a truck full of rat traps>>''
9th Jun '17 8:56:49 PM Eddy1215
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* IResembleThatRemark: spoiler:"This is an outrage! I am not some clumsy Clouseauesque waiter! I will..." [''falls out of the court window into an open truck fall of rat traps''].

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* IResembleThatRemark: spoiler:"This "This is an outrage! I am not some clumsy Clouseauesque waiter! I will..." [''falls out of the court window into an open truck fall of rat traps''].
12th May '17 6:57:59 PM kquinn0830
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* CreatorBacklash: In-Universe, Rainer Wolfcastle agrees with Bart's assessment of his last film and says there were a ton of script problems.
28th Mar '17 1:18:26 PM Pallo
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** Mr. Lacoste, the waiter, undergoes a series of kitchen accidents in a [[EpicFail ridiculously short time]] after arguing with Freddy Quimby (and tries to get some money out of it by suing him in court).

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** Mr. Lacoste, the waiter, undergoes a series of kitchen accidents in a [[EpicFail in a ridiculously short time]] after arguing with Freddy Quimby (and tries to get some money out of it by suing him in court).



** As well as in ''Film/FreeWilly'' new Director's Cut (check ReCut down below).

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** As well as in ''Film/FreeWilly'' new Director's Cut (check (see ReCut down below).further down).



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Hilariously subverted with the tortured waiter.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Hilariously subverted with the tortured injured waiter.
25th Mar '17 7:39:28 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ClockTampering: Mrs. Krabappel says that, thanks to a clock-tampering incident, class will be extended for two hours. Bart groans and begrudgingly looks at the Lil' Bastard Clock Tampering Kit hidden in his desk.

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* ClockTampering: Mrs. Krabappel says that, thanks to a clock-tampering incident, class will be extended for two hours.hours to make up for lost time. Bart groans and begrudgingly looks at the Lil' Bastard Clock Tampering Kit hidden in his desk.
25th Mar '17 7:38:54 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ClockTampering: Mrs. Krabappel says that, thanks to a clock-tampering incident, class will be extended for two hours. Bart groans and begrudgingly looks at the Lil' Bastard Clock Tampering Kit hidden in his desk.
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