History Recap / TheSimpsonsS6E21ThePTADisbands

27th May '18 5:11:43 PM Gabo2oo
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* NonIndicativeName: The episode is called "The PTA Disbands," yet it focuses on a teacher's strike. Lampshaded when a person horrifyingly yells [[TitleDrop "The PTA has disbanded!"]], and jumps out the nearby window, before Flanders explains that the PTA has ''not'' disbanded, prompting that man to jump back through the window, dusting himself off.[[note]](The writer's original pitch actually ''was'' about the PTA threatening to disband, but it was changed to the strike plot after the showrunners thought the original idea was too dull. The title remained as a [[TakeThat good-hearted jab]] at the original scriptwriter.)[[/note]]

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* NonIndicativeName: The episode is called "The PTA Disbands," yet it focuses on a teacher's strike. Lampshaded when a person horrifyingly yells [[TitleDrop "The PTA has disbanded!"]], and jumps out the nearby window, before Flanders explains that the PTA has ''not'' disbanded, prompting that man to jump back through the window, dusting himself off.[[note]](The writer's original pitch actually ''was'' about the PTA threatening to disband, but it was changed to writer who pitched the strike plot after thought the PTA disbanding could be the most exciting part of the story. One of the showrunners thought found her focusing on such a dull point amusing, so he chose the original idea was too dull. The title remained and wrote the scene as a [[TakeThat good-hearted jab]] at the original scriptwriter.her.)[[/note]]
8th May '18 3:40:47 PM BobSaget9
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** Marge took almost being killed by a swinging log (one that ''her own son'' set up) rather ''too'' well.
8th May '18 3:39:42 PM BobSaget9
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--> '''Skinner''': Well children, I don't know what you did to all those other substitutes, but it's going to stop ''now''. Leopold?\\

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--> ---> '''Skinner''': Well children, I don't know what you did to all those other substitutes, but it's going to stop ''now''. Leopold?\\


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*** Almost immediately after, Milhouse reminds Bart of the booby trap he had set for the new substitute, prompting Bart to rush up to the chair at the teacher's desk to knock off a tack (under the guise of pulling out the chair for Marge). When he sits back down:
---->'''Milhouse''': I meant the ''other'' booby trap!
---->'''Bart''': (gasps; gets up to knock Marge away from a ''swinging log'')
31st Mar '18 10:55:44 AM alnair20aug93
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* StrikeEpisode: A disastrous field tip and Principal Skinner [[CuttingCorners cutting the school's budget]] to the point that he's selling the kids' futures short leads Edna Krabappel and the other teachers to agree to a teacher's strike. While Bart revels in the strike by making mischief, Lisa suffers from not being in a classroom setting, Milhouse gets a tutor, and the PTA decides to hire neighborhood people as scab teachers.
21st Mar '18 3:28:36 PM marcoasalazarm
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* TeasingTheSubstituteTeacher: In Bart's case, it's almost more like "terrorizing", but no other teacher manages to last on Bart's class for more than a day tops before [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents Marge]] arrives.
12th Jan '18 10:40:05 AM case
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* CaptainObvious: The tour guide explains that cannon could go off if hit with the slightest touch. Considering that the cannon was pointing at a lookout tower, it wasn't loaded for safety reasons ("It's just common sense").


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* DisasterDominoes: Subverted. The tour guide explains that their cannon could go off if hit with the slightest touch, and is pointed to a lookout tower which is occupied by a friendly staff member. After the cannon is violently crashed into, she explains that it wasn't loaded for safety reasons ("It's just common sense").
8th Jan '18 2:35:02 PM marcoasalazarm
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* HiddenDepths: Homer, of all people, complains about Lisa's so-called perpetual motion machine...because it "just keeps getting faster and faster".

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* HiddenDepths: Homer, of all people, complains about Lisa's so-called perpetual motion machine... because it "just keeps getting faster and faster".faster".
-->'''Homer''': In this house ''we obey the laws of thermodynamics''!



** The bank scene includes a reference to ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''. It goes wrong.

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** The bank scene includes a reference to ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''. [[PowderKegCrowd It goes wrong.]]
8th Jan '18 1:56:35 PM PeruAlonso
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* JerkAssRealization: Bart regrets allowing the strike to continue when his own mother, Marge becomes his teacher.


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* TookALevelInJerkAss: Jasper does this in Lisa's class by threatening her and the students with "a paddlin'".
6th Oct '17 12:27:48 PM Adeon
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* GossipEvolution: Bart's plan to extend the strike involves starting a rumor at the back of a crowd of teachers that "Skinner said the teachers will crack any minute." By the time the rumor reaches the front of the group it's become "Skinner said the teachers will crack any minute, purple monkey dishwasher." Needless to say Edna takes [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne special exception]] to the "purple monkey dishwaser" comment.
5th Jul '17 2:42:00 PM Shamrock95
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** The school's previous bus, shown without tires, and its front wheels sitting on blocks, [[AllCarsArePintos explodes]] after ''one leaf'' falls off the tree the bus is sitting under, and lands on the bus's roof.

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** The school's previous bus, shown without tires, and its front wheels sitting on blocks, [[AllCarsArePintos [[EveryCarIsAPinto explodes]] after ''one leaf'' falls off the tree the bus is sitting under, and lands on the bus's roof.
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