History Recap / TheSimpsonsS6E9HomerBadman

11th Aug '17 10:25:14 AM Premonition45
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** Homer gets chewed out over supposedly groping Ashley by protestors... who subsequently spend the entire day ''literally'' pushing Homer around, even at his job at the Power Plant.
24th Jun '17 5:03:38 PM Pallo
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
-->'''Homer:''' What's that?
-->'''Conventioneer:''' That is the rarest gummi of them all, the gummi Venus de Milo. Carved by gummi artisans who work exclusively in the medium of gummi.
-->'''Marge:''' Will you two stop saying "gummi" so much?
19th May '17 7:09:02 PM philipnova798
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* AnimationBump: Homer's SeeyouInHell moment with its dramatic camera rotations.

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* AnimationBump: Homer's SeeyouInHell SeeYouInHell moment with its dramatic camera rotations.
19th May '17 7:08:54 PM philipnova798
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* AccidentalPervert: The plot is kicked off when Ashley Grant mistakenly assumes Homer was groping her when he was pulling the gummi Venus de Milo off her rear end.



* AnimationBump: Homer's SeeyouInHell moment with its dramatic camera rotations.
* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: Mixing cola and Pop Rocks will not cause an explosion, but mixing cola with Mentos, famously, will.



* AccidentalPervert: The plot is kicked off when Ashley Grant mistakenly assumes Homer was groping her when he was pulling the gummi Venus de Milo off her rear end.
* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: Mixing cola and Pop Rocks will not cause an explosion, but mixing cola with Mentos, famously, will.
17th Apr '17 1:46:40 PM Briguy52748
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* MemeticMolester: Homer drooling lustfully at the Venus gummy candy on Ashley's crotch area, before making a grab for it ... even though that is exactly what Homer is clearly wanting (the candy), not to satisfy a sexual desire.
17th Apr '17 1:45:09 PM Briguy52748
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* MemeticMolester: Homer drooling lustfully at the Venus gummy candy on Ashley's crotch area, before making a grab for it ... even though that is exactly what Homer is clearly wanting (the candy), not to satisfy a sexual desire.
3rd Apr '17 6:03:41 PM Erin582
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* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: Mixing cola and Pop Rocks will not cause an explosion, but mixing cola with Mentos, famously, will.



* EasilyForgiven: Homer seems to hold no grudges for all the crap he's been through and quickly accepts Ashley's {albeit sincere) apology.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Some of the protesters signs suggest this towards Homer, like "Touch a Butt, Go to Jail" and "You Pinch, We Lynch".
* EasilyForgiven: Homer seems to hold no grudges for all the crap he's been through and quickly accepts Ashley's {albeit (albeit sincere) apology.



* InsaneTrollLogic: "It's okay; your tears say more than real evidence ever could."



** The title of the TV movie ''Homer S: Portrait of an Ass Grabber'' is a direct parody of ''Film/HenryPortraitOfASerialKiller''.

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** The title of the TV movie ''Homer S: Portrait of an Ass Grabber'' is a direct parody of ''Film/HenryPortraitOfASerialKiller''.''Film/HenryPortraitOfASerialKiller'' and 1970s TV movie ''Sarah T.: Portrait of a Teenaged Alcoholic''.
** When ''Rock Bottom'' does a news piece on [[HereWeGoAgain Willie]], they call him [[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "Rowdy Roddy Peeper".]]
26th Mar '17 4:40:53 PM Fireblood
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-->(''Marge and the rest of the family groans in frustration, and walk off'')

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-->(''Marge and the rest of the family groans groan in frustration, and walk off'')



** Homer mentions Grampa sending a postcard from Florida of an alligator biting a woman's bottom. [[https://www.pinterest.com/pin/62768988532971511/ They]] [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_luck99kl7o1qbyf2jo1_1280.jpg actually]] [[http://cardboardamerica.org/post/22221469078/wow-we-alligators-do-have-fun-in-florida exist]]. [[note]] The specific image on the last link was later parodied in [[TheSimpsonsS10E17MaximumHomerdrive Maximum Homerdrive]] with the caption "Wish you were her".[[/note]]

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** Homer mentions Grampa sending a postcard from Florida of an alligator biting a woman's bottom. [[https://www.pinterest.com/pin/62768988532971511/ They]] [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_luck99kl7o1qbyf2jo1_1280.jpg actually]] [[http://cardboardamerica.org/post/22221469078/wow-we-alligators-do-have-fun-in-florida exist]]. [[note]] The [[note]]The specific image on the last link was later parodied in [[TheSimpsonsS10E17MaximumHomerdrive Maximum Homerdrive]] with the caption "Wish you were her".[[/note]]
24th Mar '17 5:27:49 PM Asue
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** Played straight with ''Rock Bottom'' who did {{Demonized}} Homer by ManipulativeEditing his honest talk with them. All ''Rock Bottom'' does is a very grudgingly and obscurely confession to many of their sham reports (but does not actually confess to their ManipulativeEditing or any dishonesty regarding their coverage of Homer or many others). They even continue to demonize in the end. At least, the reporters and women's rights protesters admitted they were wrong.

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** Played straight with ''Rock Bottom'' who did {{Demonized}} demonized Homer by ManipulativeEditing his honest talk with them. All ''Rock Bottom'' does is a very grudgingly and obscurely confession to many of their sham reports (but does not actually confess to their ManipulativeEditing or any dishonesty regarding their coverage of Homer or many others). They even continue to demonize in the end. At least, the reporters and women's rights protesters admitted they were wrong.
24th Mar '17 5:27:11 PM Asue
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** As noted under TakeThat and mentioned in the DVD commentary for this episode, many tactics used by "Rock Bottom" were really used by ''Hard Copy'' and are not exaggerated jokes done by the ''Simpsons'' writers.

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** As noted under TakeThat and mentioned in the DVD commentary for this episode, many tactics used by "Rock Bottom" ''Rock Bottom'' were really used by ''Hard Copy'' and are not exaggerated jokes done by the ''Simpsons'' writers.



** "Rock Bottom" gets Springfield and all of America to condemn Homer based upon little more than hearsay and a blatantly-edited interview. Lisa and the family use public access TV to prove Homer's innocence, and Willie's amateur video is what saves the day.

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** "Rock Bottom" ''Rock Bottom'' gets Springfield and all of America to condemn Homer based upon little more than hearsay and a blatantly-edited interview. Lisa and the family use public access TV to prove Homer's innocence, and Willie's amateur video is what saves the day.



* EasilyForgiven: Homer seems to hold no grudges for all the crap he's been through and quickly accepts Ashley's {albeit sincere) apology
* HilarityEnsues: If the show followed reality, everyone associated with "Rock Bottom" who kept reporting that Homer was a pervert until they found evidence to the contrary would have been fired and/or blacklisted from journalism. Additionally, they might be fighting a losing battle to keep their production company in the aftermath of a billion-dollar libel lawsuit if The Simpsons were smart enough to sue them. In the world of Springfield, the main anchorman isn't punished and only offers an apology to Homer during a retraction section.
* HomeAloneAntics: A DiscussedTrope (and giving a ShoutOut to the TropeNamer), yet averted. Homer wants to leave the kids alone to go to a candy convention, only for an understandably horrified Marge to say no and call the babysitting service-which sets up the rest of the episode's plot.
* HopeSpot: As the media converge on the Simpsons' house, Homer feels he hasn't got a friend in the world. Marge looks out the window and sees Moe, Barney, Doctor Hibbert, Lenny and Carl shoving through the crowd. Moe condemns them for judging Homer without talking to the people who know him... after all, they've got the real dirt on Homer. They immediately start bidding for an interview.

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* EasilyForgiven: Homer seems to hold no grudges for all the crap he's been through and quickly accepts Ashley's {albeit sincere) apology
apology.
** He also seems to forgive ''Rock Bottom'', despite what they did to him (and, unlike Ashley, their apology wasn't that sincere).
* HilarityEnsues: If the show followed reality, everyone associated with "Rock Bottom" ''Rock Bottom'' who kept reporting that Homer was a pervert until they found evidence to the contrary would have been fired and/or blacklisted from journalism. Additionally, they might be would have been fighting a losing battle to keep their production company in the aftermath of a billion-dollar libel lawsuit if The the Simpsons were smart enough to sue them. In the world of Springfield, the main anchorman isn't punished and only offers an apology to Homer during a retraction section.
* HomeAloneAntics: A DiscussedTrope (and giving a ShoutOut to the TropeNamer), yet averted. Homer wants to leave the kids alone to go to a candy convention, only for an understandably horrified Marge to say no and call the babysitting service-which service - which sets up the rest of the episode's plot.
* HopeSpot: As the media converge on the Simpsons' house, Homer feels he hasn't got a friend in the world. Marge looks out the window and sees Moe, Barney, Doctor Hibbert, Lenny and Carl shoving through the crowd. Moe condemns them for judging Homer without talking to the people who know him... after After all, they've got the real dirt on Homer. They immediately start bidding for an interview.



* KafkaKomedy: The family's attempts at trying to vindicate Homer by presenting clear evidence where the public has no choice but to declare him innocent all backfire -- Homer's appearance on the TV tabloid show "Rock Bottom," where the crisis worsens as the interview is edited into a confession -- or are ignored (Homer giving his impassioned speech pleading for everyone to back off, which airs late at night on a little-viewed public-access channel).

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* KafkaKomedy: The family's attempts at trying to vindicate Homer by presenting clear evidence where the public has no choice but to declare him innocent all backfire -- Homer's appearance on the TV tabloid show "Rock Bottom," ''Rock Bottom'', where the crisis worsens as the interview is edited into a confession -- or are ignored (Homer giving his impassioned speech pleading for everyone to back off, which airs late at night on a little-viewed public-access channel).



** Played straight with Rock Bottom who did {{Demonized}} Homer by ManipulativeEditing his honest talk with them. All Rockbottom does is a very grudgingly and obscurely confession to many of their sham reports (But does not actually confess to their ManipulativeEditing or any dishonesty regarding their coverage of Homer or many others). They even continue to do demonize in the end. At least the reporters and women's rights protesters admitted they were wrong.
* ManipulativeEditing: Homer's interview on "Rock Bottom" is blatantly edited to make it seem like Homer admitted to grabbing the babysitter's butt and enjoying it, as the clock behind Homer is jumping to different times, and at one point is clearly frozen in a VHS-style pause.

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** Played straight with Rock Bottom ''Rock Bottom'' who did {{Demonized}} Homer by ManipulativeEditing his honest talk with them. All Rockbottom ''Rock Bottom'' does is a very grudgingly and obscurely confession to many of their sham reports (But (but does not actually confess to their ManipulativeEditing or any dishonesty regarding their coverage of Homer or many others). They even continue to do demonize in the end. At least least, the reporters and women's rights protesters admitted they were wrong.
* ManipulativeEditing: Homer's interview on "Rock Bottom" ''Rock Bottom'' is blatantly edited to make it seem like Homer admitted to grabbing the babysitter's butt and enjoying it, as the clock behind Homer is jumping to different times, and at one point point, is clearly frozen in a VHS-style pause.



* OrderedApology: After Homer is revealed innocent, a discredited Rock Bottom is left to admit they "make mistakes", leading them to screen a very long list of previous inaccuracies and lies they've made for phoney investigations, which pan up the screen in a blur like speed (amusingly the Simpsons can still read them).

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* OrderedApology: After Homer is revealed innocent, a discredited Rock Bottom ''Rock Bottom'' is left to admit they "make mistakes", leading them to screen a very long list of previous inaccuracies and lies they've made for phoney investigations, which pan up the screen in a blur like speed (amusingly (amusingly, the Simpsons can still read them).



* RealityIsUnrealistic: Considering that the entire episode is a TakeThat against the news media resorting to sensationalizing their news stories in real life and reporters in real life aren't called out for their actions (unless they ''really'' did something wrong), the fact that the writers didn't have all the reporters punished actually works. Even Rock Bottom's ''very'' begrudged public admittance of all the lies they've told seems like a stretch in real life.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Considering that the entire episode is a TakeThat against the news media resorting to sensationalizing their news stories in real life and that reporters in real life aren't called out for their actions (unless they ''really'' did something wrong), the fact that the writers didn't have all the reporters punished actually works. Even Rock Bottom's ''Rock Bottom'''s ''very'' begrudged public admittance of all the lies they've told seems like a stretch in real life.



** The daytime talk show "Gentle Ben" is also the name of a series of novels and a television show about [[ABoyAndHisX A boy and his pet grizzle bear]].

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** The daytime talk show "Gentle Ben" is also the name of a series of novels and a television show about [[ABoyAndHisX A a boy and his pet grizzle bear]].



* SpoofAesop: Marge: "As long as everyone keeps filming one another justice will be done."

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* SpoofAesop: Marge: "As SpoofAesop:
-->'''Marge:''' As
long as everyone keeps filming one another another, justice will be done."



** Played straight with the protesters mob, that accused Homer without any proof of his supposed actions and never apologized.
* TakeThat: The whole episode is a scathing satire on what the writers called "the tabloidization of the media". "Rock Bottom" directly spoofs the investigative show ''Hard Copy'', with many of the tactics shown onscreen, such as setting up camps outside people's homes, things ''Hard Copy'' would do. The ShowWithinAShow "Ben" is the embodiment of the writers' feeling that all it takes to host such a show is a microphone and an audience.

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** Played straight with the protesters mob, that where it accused Homer without any proof of his supposed actions and never apologized.
* TakeThat: The whole episode is a scathing satire on what the writers called "the tabloidization of the media". "Rock Bottom" directly spoofs the investigative show ''Hard Copy'', with many of the tactics shown onscreen, such as setting up camps outside people's homes, things ''Hard Copy'' would ''actually'' do. The ShowWithinAShow "Ben" is the embodiment of the writers' feeling that all it takes to host such a show is a microphone and an audience.



* YourAnswerToEverything: Homer's plan to escape being slandered by the media: Start a new life UnderTheSea.
-->'''Marge:''' Homer that's your solution to everything, to move under the sea. It's not gonna happen!\\

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* YourAnswerToEverything: Homer's plan to escape being slandered by the media: Start start a new life UnderTheSea.
-->'''Marge:''' Homer Homer, that's your solution to everything, to move under the sea. It's not gonna happen!\\
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