History Recap / TheSimpsonsS7E23MuchApuAboutNothing

9th Mar '16 9:04:24 PM DivineDeath
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9th Mar '16 8:59:47 PM DivineDeath
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* BittersweetEnding: Apu gets his American citizenship, [[spoiler:but the anti-immigration proposition is still passed.]]



* EntitledBastard: The Springfielders want round-the-clock anti-bear security across the city, but don't want to actually pay for it.



** The town in general won't get rid of the bear patrol, but aren't prepared to pay taxes for it.

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** The town quickly accepts that immigrants are the reason why their taxes are so high, even though the reason for the increase in general won't get rid taxes was because of the bear patrol, but aren't prepared to pay taxes for it.patrol they wanted so much.
28th Feb '16 3:41:38 PM maxwellsilver
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* ValuesResonance: The episode's theme on illegal immigration and race issues is still relevant today (moreso now, considering Arizona's laws).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The working title for this episode was "The Anti-Immigrant Song", a play on Music/LedZeppelin's "Immigrant Song".
15th Feb '16 5:04:42 PM DivineDeath
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* BearsAreBadNews: Parodied. The appearance of a bear invokes a city-wide panic across Springfield that sets the plot into motion, but the actual bear did no harm by itself and never once showed aggression.
13th Dec '15 1:05:23 AM windyshadow32
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4th Apr '15 11:11:36 AM Premonition45
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* MajoredInWesternHypocrisy: Apu originally emigrated to the US to attend college.



-->"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."
* ShoutOut: The belief that picnic baskets have been stolen by a [[YogiBear smarter than average bear]].

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-->"Most -->'''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."
* ShoutOut: The belief that picnic baskets have been stolen by a [[YogiBear [[WesternAnimation/YogiBear smarter than average bear]].



---> '''Mayor's Aide''': Sir, an unruly mob is here to see you.\\

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---> '''Mayor's --->'''Mayor's Aide''': Sir, an unruly mob is here to see you.\\



---> '''Mayor Quimby''': Are these morons getting dumber, or just louder?\\

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---> '''Mayor --->'''Mayor Quimby''': Are these morons getting dumber, or just louder?\\
2nd Feb '15 12:43:17 AM NanoMoose
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* FalseCause / InsaneTrollLogic: an isolated bear attack leads the mayor to fund a massive Bear Patrol scheme. Homer claims that the lack of bears proves the Bear Patrol works, at which point Lisa points out that you might as well say that a rock keeps tigers away, since she's holding the rock, and she can't see any tigers. Homer's response? "[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Lisa, I want to buy your rock]]."

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* FalseCause / InsaneTrollLogic: FalseCause[=/=]InsaneTrollLogic: an isolated bear attack leads the mayor to fund a massive Bear Patrol scheme. Homer claims that the lack of bears proves the Bear Patrol works, at which point Lisa points out that you might as well say that a rock keeps tigers away, since she's holding the rock, and she can't see any tigers. Homer's response? "[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Lisa, I want to buy your rock]]."



* HeroicBSOD: Apu after he shamlessly rejects his heritage and buys a fake passport and fears deportation.

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* HeroicBSOD: Apu Apu, after he shamlessly shamelessly rejects his heritage and heritage, buys a fake passport and fears deportation.



-->"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. 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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-->"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.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."



'''Mayor's Aide''': (Checks his clipboard) Yes.\\
'''Principal Skinner''': (Pops his head in) I phoned ahead!
** Later, they march ''again'' against high taxes, which were the result of having to fund the "Bear Patrol" that ''they were campaigning to get during the first march,'' Which they apparently thought would be a free service. Quimby is not entirely without the audience's sympathy when he remarks:

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'''Mayor's Aide''': (Checks ''(checks his clipboard) clipboard)'' Yes.\\
'''Principal Skinner''': (Pops ''(pops his head in) in)'' I phoned ahead!
** Later, they march ''again'' against high taxes, which were the result of having to fund the "Bear Patrol" that ''they were campaigning to get during the first march,'' march.'' Which they apparently thought would be a free service. Quimby is not entirely without the audience's sympathy when he remarks:



* UncleSamWantsYou: An anti-immigrant sign reading "I want you...OUT"

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* UncleSamWantsYou: An anti-immigrant sign reading "I want you...OUT"'''OUT'''".
8th Jan '15 4:02:40 PM beack7
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* 'FantasticRacism: Everyone in Soringfield has this toward bears and illegal immigrants like Apu.

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* 'FantasticRacism: FantasticRacism: Everyone in Soringfield Springfield has this toward bears and illegal immigrants like Apu.bears.
8th Jan '15 3:56:23 PM Medictf2
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*'FantasticRacism: Everyone in Soringfield has this toward bears and illegal immigrants like Apu.
8th Jan '15 3:39:52 PM redandready45
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* JerkWithAHeartAGold: Homer was initially caught up in fever of Proposition 24, and wasn't very sympathetic when Apu told him he might be deported, but resolves to help him after his breakdown.

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* JerkWithAHeartAGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Homer was initially caught up in fever of Proposition 24, and wasn't very sympathetic when Apu told him he might be deported, but resolves to help him after his breakdown.
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