History Recap / TheSimpsonsS6E18AStarIsBurns

8th Feb '18 7:10:27 AM Cryoclaste
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* {{Homage}}: ''Moe Better Booze'' is this to ''{{Cabaret}}'''s "The Money Song", while ''A Burns for All Seasons'' shamelessly recasts Mr. Burns as such characters as E.T. and Jesus Christ (!) as portrayed in ''Film/BenHur''.

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* {{Homage}}: ''Moe Better Booze'' is this to ''{{Cabaret}}'''s ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}'''s "The Money Song", while ''A Burns for All Seasons'' shamelessly recasts Mr. Burns as such characters as E.T. and Jesus Christ (!) as portrayed in ''Film/BenHur''.
31st Jan '18 12:17:28 PM Mattdaw
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* CharacterOverlap: Averted. ONLY Jay Sherman crosses over from his show to visit the Simpsons. All other characters in the show, such as Doris, Jeremy Hawke, Duke Philips, Alice, or any members of Jay's family, do not appear, nor are they even mentioned. This was likely done not to overcomplicate the plot and keep the crossover as unobtrusive as possible. Also, unlike the future FamilyGuy and {{Futurama}} crossovers, the Critic was not a long-beloved show whose Simpsons crossover was ever really desired.

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* CharacterOverlap: Averted. ONLY Jay Sherman crosses over from his show to visit the Simpsons. All other characters in the show, such as Doris, Jeremy Hawke, Duke Philips, Alice, or any members of Jay's family, do not appear, nor are they even mentioned. This was likely done not to overcomplicate the plot and keep the crossover as unobtrusive as possible.possible, as well as to prevent the need to come up with new, Simpsonized character designs for them. Also, unlike the future FamilyGuy and {{Futurama}} crossovers, the Critic was not a long-beloved show whose Simpsons crossover was ever really desired.



** Rainer tries to kill Jay for making himself look bad in the interview.

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** Rainer Rainier tries to kill Jay for making himself look bad in the interview.
12th Jan '18 8:40:04 AM case
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* CrazyPrepared: When Barney receives his truckful of Duff Beer and tells the men presenting the prize to hook it up to his veins, they do so without missing a beat.
8th Jan '18 2:29:55 AM outlander2012
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* TooDumbToLive: In ''McBain: Let's Get Silly'', the second heckler in the crowd even after McBain already opened fire on one heckler.
5th Jan '18 2:57:07 PM Mattdaw
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* AdaptationDeviation: A somewhat unusual crossover-related example for Jay Sherman. In [[TheCritic his show]], while he is highly accomplished (he has a PhD in film and two Pulitzer Prizes), he is often very disrepected and ignored. He is seen as extremely gross, pathetic, and unliked, and with a few exceptions, most women find him hideous, and his relationship with his ex-wife is...frosty, to say the least. In this crossover, however, he is considered even more talented and successful (with five Golden Globes, a People's Choice Award, and an Emmy), but is highly lauded and embraced. Also, Marge, Patty, and Selma are extremely drawn to him and want to hear all of what he has to say. Homer feels so threatened by Jay's charm and intelligence he defeatedly allows Marge to sleep with him because he could never compete. This is something that would have NEVER happened in the Critic.

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* AdaptationDeviation: A somewhat unusual crossover-related example for Jay Sherman. In [[TheCritic his show]], while he is highly accomplished (he has a PhD doctorate in film and two Pulitzer Prizes), he is often very disrepected and ignored. He is seen as extremely gross, pathetic, and unliked, and with a few exceptions, most women find him hideous, and his relationship with his ex-wife is...frosty, to say the least. In this crossover, however, he is considered even more talented and successful (with five Golden Globes, a People's Choice Award, and an Emmy), but is highly lauded and embraced. Also, Marge, Patty, and Selma are extremely drawn to him and want to hear all of what he has to say. Homer feels so threatened by Jay's charm and intelligence he defeatedly allows Marge to sleep with him because he could never compete. This is something that would have NEVER happened in the Critic.
5th Jan '18 2:56:39 PM Mattdaw
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* AdaptationDeviation: A somewhat unusual crossover-related example for Jay Sherman. In [his show TheCritic], while he is highly accomplished (he has a PhD in film and two Pulitzer Prizes), he is often very disrepected and ignored. He is seen as extremely gross, pathetic, and unliked, and with a few exceptions, most women find him hideous, and his relationship with his ex-wife is...frosty, to say the least. In this crossover, however, he is considered even more talented and successful (with five Golden Globes, a People's Choice Award, and an Emmy), but is highly lauded and embraced. Also, Marge, Patty, and Selma are extremely drawn to him and want to hear all of what he has to say. Homer feels so threatened by Jay's charm and intelligence he defeatedly allows Marge to sleep with him because he could never compete. This is something that would have NEVER happened in the Critic.

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* AdaptationDeviation: A somewhat unusual crossover-related example for Jay Sherman. In [his show TheCritic], [[TheCritic his show]], while he is highly accomplished (he has a PhD in film and two Pulitzer Prizes), he is often very disrepected and ignored. He is seen as extremely gross, pathetic, and unliked, and with a few exceptions, most women find him hideous, and his relationship with his ex-wife is...frosty, to say the least. In this crossover, however, he is considered even more talented and successful (with five Golden Globes, a People's Choice Award, and an Emmy), but is highly lauded and embraced. Also, Marge, Patty, and Selma are extremely drawn to him and want to hear all of what he has to say. Homer feels so threatened by Jay's charm and intelligence he defeatedly allows Marge to sleep with him because he could never compete. This is something that would have NEVER happened in the Critic.
5th Jan '18 11:49:34 AM Mattdaw
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* CharacterOverlap: Averted. ONLY Jay Sherman crosses over from his show to visit the Simpsons. All other characters in the show, such as Doris, Jeremy Hawke, Duke Philips, Alice, or any members of Jay's family, do not appear, nor are they even mentioned. This was likely done not to overcomplicate the plot and keep the crossover as unobtrusive as possible. Also, unlike the future FamilyGuy and [[Futurama]] crossovers, the Critic was not a long-beloved show whose Simpsons crossover was ever really desired.

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* CharacterOverlap: Averted. ONLY Jay Sherman crosses over from his show to visit the Simpsons. All other characters in the show, such as Doris, Jeremy Hawke, Duke Philips, Alice, or any members of Jay's family, do not appear, nor are they even mentioned. This was likely done not to overcomplicate the plot and keep the crossover as unobtrusive as possible. Also, unlike the future FamilyGuy and [[Futurama]] {{Futurama}} crossovers, the Critic was not a long-beloved show whose Simpsons crossover was ever really desired.
5th Jan '18 11:35:47 AM Mattdaw
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* AdaptationDeviation: A somewhat unusual crossover-related example for Jay Sherman. In [his show TheCritic], while he is highly accomplished (he has a PhD in film and two Pulitzer Prizes), he is often very disrepected and ignored. He is seen as extremely gross, pathetic, and unliked, and with a few exceptions, most women find him hideous, and his relationship with his ex-wife is...frosty, to say the least. In this crossover, however, he is considered even more talented and successful (with five Golden Globes, a People's Choice Award, and an Emmy), but is highly lauded and embraced. Also, Marge, Patty, and Selma are extremely drawn to him and want to hear all of what he has to say. Homer feels so threatened by Jay's charm and intelligence he defeatedly allows Marge to sleep with him because he could never compete. This is something that would have NEVER happened in the Critic.
** Seeing as this episode was mostly done as an advertisement for the Critic, it is likely this was done to sell the character to an audience who knew little about him. Trying to sell a character who is pathetic and ugly would have most likely been a hard sell.


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* CharacterOverlap: Averted. ONLY Jay Sherman crosses over from his show to visit the Simpsons. All other characters in the show, such as Doris, Jeremy Hawke, Duke Philips, Alice, or any members of Jay's family, do not appear, nor are they even mentioned. This was likely done not to overcomplicate the plot and keep the crossover as unobtrusive as possible. Also, unlike the future FamilyGuy and [[Futurama]] crossovers, the Critic was not a long-beloved show whose Simpsons crossover was ever really desired.
24th Dec '17 2:05:54 PM TitoMosquito
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* DelayedReaction: Rainer Wolfcastle accosts Jay on the street long after their interview is over, having just realized he's been insulted. Jay distracts Wolfcastle by telling him his shoes are untied and grabs a taxi. Hours later, Wolfcastle realizes he's wearing loafers (which are basically like slippers).

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* DelayedReaction: Rainer Wolfcastle accosts Jay on the street long after their interview is over, having just realized he's been insulted. Jay distracts Wolfcastle by telling him his shoes are untied and grabs a taxi. Hours later, Wolfcastle realizes he's wearing loafers (which are basically like slippers). It could take many more hours for him to realize Jay distracted him to get away.
11th Dec '17 5:49:55 AM cwickham
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* SpecialEditionTitle: As a result of Groening taking his name off the episode, the shot of the TV at the end of the opening titles is a unique one that only credits James L. Brooks and Sam Simon as developers.
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