History Recap / TheSimpsonsS7E23MuchApuAboutNothing

14th Nov '17 4:11:33 PM fruitstripegum
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* FantasticRacism: Everyone in Springfield has this toward bears.


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* FantasticRacism: Everyone in Springfield has this toward bears.
7th Jul '17 9:29:28 AM Premonition45
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* HalfwayPlotSwitch: Panic over bears (actually ''a'' bear) leads to backlashing against immigrants.
18th May '17 7:01:11 PM kquinn0830
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* HiddenDepths: Apu is revealed to have a master's degree in computer science as well as an extensive knowledge of U.S. history.


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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Let's just say its a good thing Homer was born in America and never has to take a citizenship test.
26th Mar '17 10:50:54 AM Asue
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* KickTheDog: The horrible treatment that immigrants suffer at the hands of Springfieldites. Special mention goes to the elementary school students (and principal) picking on Uter, a foreign exchange student who came to America legally. Even [[NiceGuy NED]] [[TookALevelInJerkass FLANDERS]] joins in!

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* KickTheDog: The horrible treatment that immigrants suffer at the hands of Springfieldites. Special mention goes to the elementary school students (and principal) ''Skinner'') picking on Uter, a foreign exchange student who came to America legally.''legally''. Even [[NiceGuy NED]] [[TookALevelInJerkass FLANDERS]] joins in!



-->'''Homer:''' Most of us here were born in America. We take this country for granted. But not immigrants like Apu. While the rest of us are drinking ourselves stupid, they're driving the cabs that get us home safely. They're writing the operas that entertain us every day. They're training our tigers and kicking our extra points. [[MixedMetaphor These people are the glue that holds together the gears of our society]]. If we pass Proposition 24, we'll be losing some of the truest Americans of all. When you go to the polls tomorrow, please vote no on Proposition 24."

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-->'''Homer:''' Most of us here were born in America. We take this country for granted. But not immigrants like Apu. While the rest of us are drinking ourselves stupid, they're driving the cabs that get us home safely. They're writing the operas that entertain us every day. They're training our tigers and kicking our extra points. [[MixedMetaphor These people are the glue that holds together the gears of our society]]. If we pass Proposition 24, we'll be losing some of the truest Americans of all. When you go to the polls tomorrow, please vote no on Proposition 24."



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: The Bear epically. It doesn't do anything to harm people it comes across and just walks around and sits down curiously. Yet people go into a mass panic. The incident is what spearheads the Bear Patrol and later on starts Proposition 24 when the citizens refuse to pay taxes for it.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: The Bear bear, epically. It doesn't do anything to harm people people, it comes across and just walks around and sits down curiously. Yet Yet, people go into a mass panic. The incident is what spearheads the Bear Patrol and later on starts Proposition 24 when the citizens refuse to pay taxes for it.



* WindmillCrusader: The people of Springfield form an angry mob and demand the town government do something to protect them from "constant bear attacks." All because a total of ''one'' bear wandered into town, destroyed ''one'' mailbox, and was swiftly and painlessly taken down by Animal Control. Naturally the mayor forms a "Bear Patrol" and passes the cost onto the taxpayers.

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* WindmillCrusader: The people of Springfield form an angry mob and demand the town government do something to protect them from "constant bear attacks." attacks". All because a total of ''one'' bear wandered into town, destroyed ''one'' mailbox, and was swiftly and painlessly taken down by Animal Control. Naturally Naturally, the mayor forms a "Bear Patrol" and passes the cost onto the taxpayers.
1st Feb '17 7:09:25 PM Aquillion
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* JerkassHasAPoint: When the angry mob descends on Quimby a second time due to the raised taxes necessary to pay for the Bear Patrol ''that they demanded'' (and which they refuse to give up). It's hard not to sympathize with him when he says "Are these morons getting dumber, or just louder?"
23rd Jan '17 11:29:57 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* DemocracyIsBad: Stated by by Homer after a proposition is passed that requires all illegal immigrants to be deported.

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* DemocracyIsBad: Stated by by Homer after a proposition is passed that requires all illegal immigrants to be deported.
9th Dec '16 10:53:00 AM Demetrios
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* GuiltByAssociationGag: A rather dark one. The people of Springfield originally said they just wanted to get rid of ''illegal'' immigrants. Instead, [[AggressiveCategorism they tried to get rid of immigrants period]].

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* GuiltByAssociationGag: A rather dark one. The people of Springfield originally said they were just wanted going to get rid of ''illegal'' immigrants. Instead, [[AggressiveCategorism they tried to get rid of immigrants period]].
15th Nov '16 5:28:13 PM Cheapsunglasses
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* KickTheDog: The horrible treatment that immigrants suffer at the hands of Springfieldites. Special mention goes to the elementary school students (and principal) picking on Uter, a foreign exchange student who came to America legally. Even [[NiceGuy NED]] [[TookALevelInJerkass FLANDERS]] joins in!


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* PetTheDog: Groundskeeper Willie leaps to Uter's defense when the rest of the school starts picking on him for being an immigrant.
-->'''Willie''': "Ya want to pick on immigrants? Then pick on Willie!"
8th Oct '16 12:28:25 PM Demetrios
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* GuiltByAssociationGag: A rather dark one. The people of Springfield originally said they just wanted to get rid of ''illegal'' immigrants. Instead, [[AggressiveCategorism they tried to get rid of immigrants period]].
31st Aug '16 7:15:34 AM speedyboris
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* BaitAndSwitch: After Apu reveals that he, too, is an illegal immigrant, Homer (one of the major proponents of the anti-immigration bill) has an empathetic expression and admits, "I got so swept up in the scapegoating and fun of Proposition 24 I never stopped to think it might affect someone I cared about. You know what, Apu?.... I'm really, really gonna miss you." And proceeds to staple an "I want you OUT" poster next to him. ** Later, during the party held to celebrate Apu's recently-gained American citizenship, Homer makes a speech that convinces the attendees to vote against Proposition 24. It still passes with a landslide.

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* BaitAndSwitch: After Apu reveals that he, too, is an illegal immigrant, Homer (one of the major proponents of the anti-immigration bill) has an empathetic expression and admits, "I got so swept up in the scapegoating and fun of Proposition 24 I never stopped to think it might affect someone I cared about. You know what, Apu?.... I'm really, really gonna miss you." And proceeds to staple an "I want you OUT" poster next to him. him.
** Later, during the party held to celebrate Apu's recently-gained American citizenship, Homer makes a speech that convinces the attendees to vote against Proposition 24. It still passes with a landslide.
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