History Recap / TheSimpsonsS7E10TheSimpsons138thEpisodeSpectacular

9th Feb '17 1:26:24 PM NESBoy
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The show promises "[[EditedForSyndication old favorites you can't see in syndication]]"... and fails to deliver.
9th Feb '17 1:21:16 PM NESBoy
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* FreezeFrameBonus / UnreadablyFastText: Troy takes time to acknowledge everyone who made ''The Simpsons'' popular... and shows a two second scroll of names that whizz up the screen. [[http://www.simpsonsarchive.com/episodes/3F31.html The names are actual staff members.]]

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* FreezeFrameBonus / UnreadablyFastText: Troy takes time Troy, under Matt Groening's supposed insistence, gives credit to acknowledge everyone who made the staff behind ''The Simpsons'' popular...Simpsons''... and shows a two second scroll of names that whizz up the screen. [[http://www.simpsonsarchive.com/episodes/3F31.html The names are actual staff members.]]


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* SpecialEditionTitle: This episode not only features a ColdOpen featuring Troy McClure setting up the episode's premise, but also an EpisodeTitleCard replacing the actual title screen. It also omits the transition through the "P" in "Simpsons" (since the title uses the marketing logo rather than the usual in-show logo).
9th Feb '17 12:47:07 PM NESBoy
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* BrickJoke: The deleted scenes feature one that didn't make it into "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E5TreehouseOfHorrorIV Treehouse of Horror IV]]", not even in OrphanedReference[[invoked]] form. In the scene where Bart wants to sell his soul to the devil for a Formula 1 racing car, Marge looks up Lionel Hutz in a phone book, and sees that he's guaranteeing "cases won in 30 minutes or your pizza's free." After Marge succeeds in winning Homer's soul back, Hutz returns after [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere abandoning the trial]] and defeatedly offers the promised free pizza to the Simpsons (only to reveal that that pizza box he's offering is empty when he learns the Simpsons won the trial after all).
5th Oct '16 6:11:00 AM speedyboris
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* FreezeFrameBonus / UnreadablyFastText: Troy takes time to acknowledge everyone who made ''The Simpsons'' popular... and shows a two second scroll of names that whizz up the screen. [[http://www.simpsonsarchive.com/episodes/3F31.html The names are actual staff members.]]
4th Oct '16 10:45:49 PM rwe1138
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* Actual deleted scenes from several episodes, including Krusty getting cancelled after his arrest for trying to sell a pornographic photo book to minors in "Krusty Gets Kancelled," Homer's head being used as a bowling ball in "The Devil and Homer Simpson," Homer eating food from his mom's undelivered care packages and talking about how he's taking the nuclear plant down from the inside in "Mother Simpson," Apu showing a Bollywood film to The Simpsons in "Homer and Apu," Mr. Burns using a robotic Richard Simmons to scare Homer away in "Burns' Heir," and a montage of alternate scenes made for "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)" to keep the real shooter's identity secret until broadcast, presenting everyone from Moe to Tito Puente to Santa's Little Helper as the culprit. This is followed by a complete alternate ending in which Smithers turned out to be the culprit all along (and, according to Troy, the ending was cut because it conflicted with the plot point about the attempted murderer being someone in the Simpson family DNA).

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* Actual deleted scenes from several episodes, including Krusty getting cancelled after his arrest for trying to sell a pornographic photo book to minors in "Krusty Gets Kancelled," Homer's head being used as a bowling ball in "The Devil and Homer Simpson," Homer eating food from his mom's undelivered care packages and talking about how he's taking the nuclear plant down from the inside in "Mother Simpson," Apu showing a Bollywood film to The Simpsons in "Homer and Apu," Mr. Burns using a robotic Richard Simmons to scare Homer away in "Burns' Heir," and a montage of alternate scenes made for "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)" to keep the real shooter's identity secret until broadcast, presenting everyone from Moe to Tito Puente to Santa's Little Helper as the culprit. This is followed by a complete alternate ending in which Smithers turned out to be the culprit all along (and, according to Troy, the ending was cut because it conflicted with the plot point about the attempted murderer being someone in the having Simpson family DNA).
5th Sep '16 4:01:26 PM alanh
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* MilestoneCelebration: Parodied InUniverse with the arbitrary 138.
11th Aug '16 3:17:41 PM Scorntex
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In response to a question about Smithers, Troy shows a montage of his AmbiguouslyGay moments... then states he's simply an unmarried white male, presently residing in Springfield.



* TakeThat: There's one to the O.J. Simpson criminal trial's jury, when it's noted that the Smithers-as-culprit ending to "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" could not work because it would require ignoring "all the Simpson [=DNA=] evidence", which was what the jury was accused of doing.

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* TakeThat: There's one to the O.J. Simpson criminal trial's jury, when it's noted that the Smithers-as-culprit ending to "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" could not work because it would require ignoring "all the Simpson [=DNA=] evidence", which was what the jury was accused of doing.doing.
-->''And that would be downright nutty.''
* TakeThatUs:
** Matt Groening is potrayed as an old, bald, gun-toting maniac who shoots at the camera crew who tries to interview him.
** Troy's reaction to the earliest Simpson's episode is stunned silence.
** At the end of the deleted scenes, Troy's shown having fallen asleep, and has to be prodded with a stick to wake up.
-->'''Troy:''' If that's what they cut out, what they leave in must be pure gold!
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8th May '16 2:18:10 PM MrChips2301
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** Notably, the producers tried to avoid the usual clip show tropes as much as possible, with the inclusion of previously-unreleased deleted scenes and the rare Tracey Ullman shorts (which, pilot short aside, aren't even available on DVD outside of this clip show). As Troy [=McClure=] points out, Act Two's DeletedScenes montage is arguably a DefiedTrope.
13th Dec '15 12:53:22 AM windyshadow32
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3rd Aug '15 12:06:02 PM Premonition45
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* MilestoneCelebration: Parodied in the episode title.
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