History Recap / TheSimpsonsS8E11TheTwistedWorldOfMargeSimpson

25th May '16 7:43:14 AM rafi
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* TookALevelInJerkass: The Investorettes, especially [[{{AlphaBitch}} Helen Lovejoy]].
** [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Jerks With Hearts of Jerks]]: The Investorettes hate Marge to the point of hiring the Yakuza to kill her, [[WouldHurtAChild her family]], and the Springfield Mafia after the latter destroys their business (which was Homer's fault).

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* TookALevelInJerkass: The Investorettes, especially [[{{AlphaBitch}} Helen Lovejoy]].
** [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Jerks With Hearts of Jerks]]: The Investorettes
Lovejoy]]. They hate Marge to the point of hiring the Yakuza to kill her, [[WouldHurtAChild her family]], and the Springfield Mafia after the latter destroys their business (which was Homer's fault).
25th May '16 5:53:56 AM speedyboris
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Marge leaves the Investorettes:
--> '''Helen''': You'll get your pancakes in the mail.\\
''(later)''\\
'''Marge''': And then they gave me back my $500 investment and kicked me out of the club.\\
'''Homer''': Wait, wait, wait. Back up a bit now. ''When'' are the pancakes coming in the mail?
25th May '16 5:49:04 AM speedyboris
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* DespairSpeech: When Marge gets depressed that nobody's buying her pretzels near the end of act two.
--> '''Marge''': I was wrong to have a dream, as usual. I mean, if you're nothing special, why kid yourself?\\
'''Lisa''': ''(concerned)'' Oh, mom, no!\\
'''Marge''': Listen to your mother, kids: Aim low. Aim ''so'' low, no one will care if you succeed. Dinner's in the oven. If you want some butter, it's under my face.
25th May '16 5:45:58 AM speedyboris
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* {{Pun}}: When Marge first meets Frank Ormand:
--> '''Marge''': ''(tasting Frank's pretzel)'' Mmm! That's not bad!\\
'''Frank''': It's not only not bad, it's not bread. "Knot" bread. You get it?
25th May '16 5:32:42 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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Marges falls out with the Springfield Investorettes over their risky practices, and she invests in a fledging pretzel franchise out of spite, However, she struggles to stay in business, and Homer resorts to desperate measures to help her.

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Marges falls out with the [[FiveBadBand Springfield Investorettes Investorettes]] over their risky practices, and she invests in a fledging pretzel franchise out of spite, However, she struggles to stay in business, and Homer resorts to desperate measures to help her.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Maude Flanders. She's a huge bitch when she's not around her family.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Maude Flanders. She's a huge bitch when she's not around her family.family, and an outright villain around Marge.



* StartMyOwn: Marge takes Lisa's advice to join a franchise to beat her former friends at their own game.

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* StartMyOwn: Marge takes Lisa's advice to join a franchise to beat her former friends enemies at their own game.



* VillainyFreeVillain: the Investorettes weren't really doing anything wrong by kicking Marge out of their investment group (Marge herself admitted she didn't like "the whole idea of 'investing'"), and they were well within their rights to compete with her when they both started up mobile snack businesses. But they're such ''jerks'' about it that you're not sad at all when Marge's Mafia goons [[LaserGuidedKarma blow up their truck]].
** Keep in mind, Marge ''didn't'' know about Homer getting the Mafia involved at first, but didn't have much choice to go along with it to save both their necks when they wanted their cut. The Investorettes on the other hand, ''[[MoralEventHorizon knowingly]]'' hired the Yakuza to compete and take down Marge.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the beginning of the episode, Marge is kicked out of her friends' group and becomes their [[ArchEnemies arch enemy]], but in the next episode that features her with them, they are all friends once more. Do they even resolve their differences in the end or what? And who won against the Springfield Mafia and Yakuza?

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* VillainyFreeVillain: the Investorettes weren't really doing anything wrong by kicking Marge out of their investment group (Marge herself admitted she didn't like "the whole idea of 'investing'"), and they were well within their rights to compete with her when they both started up mobile snack businesses. But they're such ''jerks'' ''[[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk jerks]]'' about it that you're not sad at all when Marge's Mafia goons [[LaserGuidedKarma blow up their truck]].
** Keep in mind, Marge ''didn't'' know about Homer getting the Mafia involved at first, but didn't have much choice to go along with it to save both their necks when they wanted their cut. The Investorettes on the other hand, ''[[MoralEventHorizon knowingly]]'' hired the Yakuza to compete and compete, take down down, and ''kill'' Marge.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the beginning of the episode, Marge is kicked out of her friends' group and becomes their [[ArchEnemies arch enemy]], but in the next episode that features her with them, they are all friends once more. Do they even resolve their differences in the end or what? And who won against the Springfield Mafia and Yakuza?
20th Feb '16 3:51:47 AM NESBoy
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* {{Bowdlerized}}: The gorier descriptions of the Yakuza and the end fight on the lawn have been edited on the UK's Sky One channel.

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* {{Bowdlerized}}: {{Bowdlerize}}: The gorier descriptions of the Yakuza and the end fight on the lawn have been edited on the UK's Sky One channel.


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* StylisticSuck: Frank Ormand's Pretzel Wagon orientation video, which opens with him setting up his camera, organizing his desk, and making a painfully forced FourthWallGreeting.
17th Feb '16 6:23:53 PM NESBoy
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Marge goes into business for herself with a soft pretzel franchise (with some help from the local Mafia), only to be challenged by her former small business colleagues (who hired the Yakuza[[note]]Japanese mafia[[/note]] to take her down).
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Marge goes into business for herself Marges falls out with the Springfield Investorettes over their risky practices, and she invests in a soft fledging pretzel franchise (with some out of spite, However, she struggles to stay in business, and Homer resorts to desperate measures to help from the local Mafia), only to be challenged by her former small business colleagues (who hired the Yakuza[[note]]Japanese mafia[[/note]] to take her down).
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: The gorier descriptions of the Yakuza and the end fight on the lawn have been edited on the UK's Sky One channel.

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: {{Bowdlerized}}: The gorier descriptions of the Yakuza and the end fight on the lawn have been edited on the UK's Sky One channel.channel.
* CaptainObvious: "I'm not wild about these high-risk ventures. They sound a little risky."
* ContrivedCoincidence: Homer initially seeks out the help of Frank Ormand, the man behind Marge's pretzel franchise, only to learn that he recently died. Homer decides to talk with the executor of Ornmand's estate, only to learn that ''he'' just died too. "They were in the same car."



* DiscoDan: Disco Stu as usual, convinced that disco record sales would continue to trend despite peaking in the '70s, and wearing a pair of fish aquarium platform shoes (he admits he has no idea how to get the dead fish out of them).



* NewJobEpisode: This episode sees Marge attempting to carry a pretzel franchise.



* NotSoInnocentWhistling: Bart does it after he short-circuits Investo, the franchise fair's robot mascot, with his drink.



''(RevealShot shows that he's actually talking to Fat Tony and the Mafia)''
* StartMyOwn: Marge takes Lisa's advice to join a franchise to beat her [[strike:former friends]] enemies, at their own game.

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''(RevealShot shows that he's actually talking to Fat Tony and the Mafia)''
Mafia)''\\
'''Tony:''' Okay.\\
'''Louie:''' See, boss? I told you that ads in the church bulletin would pay off.
* StartMyOwn: Marge takes Lisa's advice to join a franchise to beat her [[strike:former friends]] enemies, former friends at their own game.
11th Feb '16 12:43:00 PM speedyboris
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* ProveIAmNotBluffing: When Fat Tony orders Marge to pay him the profits from the pretzel sales:
--> '''Fat Tony''': You have twenty-four hours. And to show you I'm serious, you have ''twelve'' hours. See you at 6 AM.
11th Feb '16 12:41:41 PM speedyboris
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* ProveIAmNotBluffing: When Fat Tony orders Marge to pay him the profits from the pretzel sales:
--> '''Fat Tony''': You have twenty-four hours. And to show you I'm serious, you have ''twelve'' hours. See you at 6 AM.
9th Feb '16 4:01:02 PM windyshadow32
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