History Recap / TheSimpsonsS5E20TheBoyWhoKnewTooMuch

21st Feb '17 6:04:31 PM Ebro801
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--> '''Bart:''' Oh my god. He's like some sort of... [[BuffySpeak non... giving-up... school guy!]]

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--> '''Bart:''' Oh my god. He's like some sort of... [[BuffySpeak non... giving-up... ]] [[TropeNamer school guy!]]
17th Jan '17 11:06:23 PM DivineDeath
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** 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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** The entire jury was made of major cast members, such as Homer, his sister-in-law Patty, his next-door neighbor Ned, 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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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Homer is the only juror to correctly declare Freddy not guilty. He doesn't do it because he honestly believes it, but just so he can deadlock the jury and enjoy a free night in a luxury hotel with HBO.
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"?"
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