History Recap / TheSimpsonsS7E8MotherSimpson

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]].
5th Jun '16 11:48:19 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* IHaveManyNames: Mona's aliases include Mona Simpson, Mona Stevens, Martha Stewart, Penelope Olsen, Muddy Mae Suggins. WordOfGod says the first is her actual name, but see MythologyGag.


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* MythologyGag: "Penelope Olson" is the name of Homer's mother on the family tree in ''Bart Simpson's Guide to Life'', although much in this source is most likely non-canonical.


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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Wiggum is usually in Burns' pocket, but he turns against Burns this time and helps Mona escape, because he owes her.
5th Jun '16 9:19:04 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Defied. Homer ''thinks'' the bureaucrat will give him trouble, but the guy is actually quite helpful.
25th May '16 2:45:35 PM Brainiac0982
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* DeletedScene: "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E10TheSimpsons138thEpisodeSpectacular The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular]]" reveals there's one for this episode, where Homer eats the care packages while he and Mona discuss his job and [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E15DeepSpaceHomer him going into space]].
13th May '16 1:05:11 PM NESBoy
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* DeletedScene: "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E10TheSimpsons138thEpisodeSpectacular The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular]]" reveals there's one for this episode, where Homer eats the care packages while he and Mona discuss his job and [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E15DeepSpaceHomer him going into space]].
8th May '16 1:25:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* LoudOfWar: Mr. Burns plays an audio casette recording of ''Ride of the Valkyries'' as he storms the Simpsons' household...and the tape quickly cuts to {{Abba}}'s ''Waterloo'', which Smithers [[WeShouldGetAnotherTape admits]] he recorded over the original music.

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* LoudOfWar: Mr. Burns plays an audio casette recording of ''Ride of the Valkyries'' as he storms the Simpsons' household...and the tape quickly cuts to {{Abba}}'s Music/{{Abba}}'s ''Waterloo'', which Smithers [[WeShouldGetAnotherTape admits]] he recorded over the original music.
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