History Recap / TheSimpsonsS7E8MotherSimpson

19th May '17 6:50:52 PM philipnova798
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* AnimationBump: All over the place, given it's a David Silverman helmed episode. The most obvious stand outs being Homer's faked death and the scenes immediately following it.
28th Apr '17 3:51:36 PM TitoMosquito
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* AllJustADream: Averted. Mona tearfully kissed young Homer while he was asleep before leaving. Homer thought he dreamt it.



* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Mona's reason for leaving Abe and Homer.



* ObnoxiousInLaws: Marge's first reaction upon learning she had a mother-in-law was commenting she couldn't live vicariously through her friends who do have in-laws, though this is averted, as Mona is actually nice to Marge and the kids.

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* ObnoxiousInLaws: Marge's first reaction upon learning she had a mother-in-law was commenting she couldn't live vicariously through her friends who do have in-laws, though this is averted, as Mona is actually nice to Marge and the kids. Though she was concern about Homer spending time with someone who walked out on him when he was a kid.
28th Apr '17 1:48:30 PM speedyboris
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* MoodSwinger:
--> '''Mr. Burns''': Smithers, who was that corpse?\\
'''Smithers''': ''(crying)'' Homer Simpson, sir. One of the finest, bravest men ever to grace Sector 7G. ''(normal)'' I'll cross him off the list.
* MoodWhiplash: The episode is full of this, with wacky scenes immediately followed by dramatic, emotional ones.



* MoodWhiplash: The episode is full of this, with wacky scenes immediately followed by dramatic, emotional ones.
28th Apr '17 1:45:58 PM speedyboris
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* SolemnEndingTheme: In place of the usual ''Simpsons'' credits theme is a sad orchestral piece as Homer stares at the stars.
26th Mar '17 7:28:58 AM Asue
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* BrickJoke: The cabby that's interrogated declares he'd seen Mona, only to correct himself to the more accurate "saw". Later on the man at the cemetery says he saw Mona, only to modify his statement to he "seen" her.

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* BrickJoke: The cabby that's interrogated declares he'd seen Mona, only to correct himself to the more accurate "saw". Later on on, the man at the cemetery says he saw Mona, only to modify his statement to he "seen" her.
20th Feb '17 11:48:22 AM Scorntex
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* BaitAndSwitch: As the FBI interrogate a cabby who saw Mona, Bill Gannon is tapping away at a computer, talking about an aging program it has... only when he switches it around all it does is show a large "25", rather than a digitally aged Mona.


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* BrickJoke: The cabby that's interrogated declares he'd seen Mona, only to correct himself to the more accurate "saw". Later on the man at the cemetery says he saw Mona, only to modify his statement to he "seen" her.
* ChekhovsGun: Wiggum's asthma, and the fact the anti-germ bomb cleared it up.


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* FridgeLogic: Invoked. It's what created the actual episode, when the writers realised they'd never actually mentioned Homer's mother before.


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* MomentKiller: Homer, by his own admission. Seconds after a tender reunion with his mother, a pelican comes out of nowhere and drops a fish down his pants.


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* NeverMyFault: Lenny complains about picking up bottles on the freeway because ''half'' of them aren't even his.


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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Mona took part in the destruction of Burns' germ lab, then when back to help him when he was knocked down by the fleeing hippies. He labelled her a fugitive, forcing her to spend the next several decades on the run.


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* ShoutOut:
** As Mona and her hippie associates plan to destroy Burn's germ-lab, a snippet of Jimmy Hendrix's "All Along The Watchtower" plays.
19th Sep '16 3:44:32 PM CJCroen1393
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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: While Abe was certainly justified in calling out Mona for abandoning Homer and leaving him as a single parent, Mona herself is equally justified in calling out Abe for lying to Homer about the reason for her absence.
2nd Sep '16 7:56:56 AM luiz4200
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** Abe is revealed to have done this to Mona after she is forced into hiding, believing Homer would be better thinking she had died than willingly abandoned him.

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** Abe is revealed to [[DeathFakedForYou have done this to Mona Mona]] after she is forced into hiding, believing Homer would be better thinking she had died than willingly abandoned him.



* ManlyTears: Smithers displays this when the Power Plant workers [[spoiler: think Homer died from being sucked into a power turbine]].

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* ManlyTears: Smithers displays this when the Power Plant workers [[spoiler: think Homer died from being sucked into a power turbine]].turbine.
2nd Aug '16 11:42:58 PM outlander2012
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* ManlyTears: Smithers displays this when the Power Plant workers [[spoiler: think Homer died from being sucked into a power turbine]].
25th Jun '16 12:07:25 AM SarcasmKid
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Abe was a pretty nasty father, but his anger toward Mona, for abandoning ''Homer'', is somewhat understandable. She just rolls her eyes; though he ''was'' a lousy husband as well.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Abe was a pretty nasty father, but his anger toward Mona, for abandoning ''Homer'', is somewhat understandable. She just rolls her eyes; though he ''was'' a lousy husband as well. Also, Mona reveals she tried to keep contact with Homer even while on the run, only her care packages were deliberately not being delivered due to the postal workers [[DisproportionateRetribution pissed at not getting tips during the holidays]].
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