History Recap / TheSimpsonsS6E9HomerBadman

21st Apr '16 7:13:47 PM smalltime
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: The whole mess could have been avoided if Homer thought of just telling Ashley the candy was stuck to her butt and let her remove it herself.
17th Apr '16 6:05:21 PM Psi001
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** Played straight with the reporters and women's rights protesters who kept harassing Homer over what he allegedly did to Ashley. When they finally learn that the whole thing was a mistake, none of them get any comeuppance for what they've done.

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** Played straight with the reporters and women's rights protesters who kept harassing Homer over what he allegedly did to Ashley. When they finally learn that the whole thing was a mistake, none of them get any comeuppance for what they've done.done, par Rock Bottom which is left to very grudgingly and obscurely confess to many of their sham reports.
15th Apr '16 7:14:50 PM TitoMosquito
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--->'''Marge:''' Homer that's your solution to everything, to move under the sea. It's not gonna happen!\\

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--->'''Marge:''' -->'''Marge:''' Homer that's your solution to everything, to move under the sea. It's not gonna happen!\\
15th Apr '16 7:13:53 PM TitoMosquito
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** Homer has a ImagineSpot where he proposes to go in hiding under the sea, which is a parody of "Under The Sea" from WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid where Homer eats all the singing and dancing fishes and crabs.

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** Homer has a ImagineSpot where he proposes to go in hiding under the sea, which is a parody of "Under The Sea" from WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid'' where Homer eats all the singing and dancing fishes and crabs.


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* 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!\\
'''Homer:''' Not with ''that'' attitude!
15th Apr '16 3:11:30 AM Anicomicgeek
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* RuleOfDrama: As lampshaded by Lisa, the media and most of it's audience doesn't care if Homer is innocent, the idea he's a pervert is an entertaining scandal. When Homer gives evidence that forces his vindication, ''Rock Bottom'' is left admitting they made phoney footage based on this rule, for Homer and hundreds of other investigations.

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* RuleOfDrama: As lampshaded by Lisa, the media and most of it's its audience doesn't care if Homer is innocent, the idea he's a pervert is an entertaining scandal. When Homer gives evidence that forces his vindication, ''Rock Bottom'' is left admitting they made phoney phony footage based on this rule, for Homer and hundreds of other investigations.
14th Apr '16 5:18:38 AM Kinswaous
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* RightForTheWrongReasons: While Homer was right for thinking Willie is a pervert, he believed it because of what he saw on TV rather than from Willie openly admitting it.

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: While Homer was right for thinking Willie is a pervert, he believed it because of what he saw on TV rather than from Willie openly admitting it. The fact that he treats the dramatic use of music as proof, shows that he's as easily manipulated by media as the people who condemned him.
25th Mar '16 9:14:21 AM fruitstripegum
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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," 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.



** Zigzagged. Homer receives endless smite over the mistaken scandal, but isn't prosecuted whatsoever for his antics at the confection convention.

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** Zigzagged. Homer receives endless smite over the mistaken scandal, but isn't prosecuted whatsoever never gets any specific punishment for his antics at stealing the confection convention.Gummy Venus De Milo, or for apparently killing all those candy conventioneers.



* 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.
* KarmaHoudini: Homer never gets any specific punishment for stealing the Gummy Venus De Milo, or for apparently killing all those candy conventioneers.
11th Feb '16 10:32:21 AM Edgar81539
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** Played straight with the protesters mob, that accused Homer without any proof of his supposed actions and never apologized.
3rd Feb '16 2:25:02 PM maxwellsilver
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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 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.
* 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 [[WhatTheHellHero understandably]] [[RealityEnsues horrified]] Marge to say no and call the babysitting service-which sets up the [[AccidentalPervert rest of]] [[ConvictedByPublicOpinion the episode's]] [[StrawmanNewsMedia plot]].

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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 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.
* 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 [[WhatTheHellHero understandably]] [[RealityEnsues horrified]] understandably horrified Marge to say no and call the babysitting service-which sets up the [[AccidentalPervert rest of]] [[ConvictedByPublicOpinion of the episode's]] [[StrawmanNewsMedia plot]].episode's plot.


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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 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.
3rd Feb '16 2:23:24 PM maxwellsilver
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** The title of the TV movie ''Homer S: Portrait of an Ass Grabber'' is a direct parody of [[Film/HenryPortraitOfASerialKiller Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer]].

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



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, the episode was supposed to have Homer and Lisa fight over the DoubleStandard (how it's okay for one gender to do something, but not okay for the opposite gender to do the same thing), but the O.J. Simpson trial was becoming a big deal, so the writers decided to mine that for all it was worth by making fun of how the media sensationalizes their stories for the sake of entertainment over truth.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Homer's friends, instead of helping shield him from public scrutiny, tell the press more of his dirty secrets.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, the episode was supposed to have Homer and Lisa fight over the DoubleStandard (how it's okay for one gender to do something, but not okay for the opposite gender to do the same thing), but the O.J. Simpson trial was becoming a big deal, so the writers decided to mine that for all it was worth by making fun of how the media sensationalizes their stories for the sake of entertainment over truth.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Homer's friends, instead of helping shield him from public scrutiny, tell the press more of his dirty secrets.secrets.
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