History Recap / TheSimpsonsS8E12MountainOfMadness

22nd Mar '16 4:56:43 PM LtFedora
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* EpicFail: The power plant's fire drill, which kicks off the plot. No one gets it in at least ''fifteen minutes''. The first one out is Homer, who then blocks the exit.
-->'''Homer:''' I think I won, Mr. Burns!
13th Dec '15 3:38:06 PM windyshadow32
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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mountain_of_madness.png]]
14th Sep '15 8:28:37 PM Premonition45
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* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: Discussed.
-->'''Burns:''' If you can take advantage of a situation in some way, it's your duty as an American to do it. Why should the race always be to the swift or the jumble to the quick-witted? Should they be allowed to win merely because of the gifts God gave them? Well, I say cheating is the gift man gives himself!
-->'''Homer:''' Mr. Burns, I insist that we cheat.
-->'''Burns:''' Excellent.
24th May '15 8:14:31 PM maxwellsilver
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* YouAndWhatArmy: As Homer and Mr. Burns are slowly going mad, each thinking the other is planning on killing him. Eventually, Burns snaps and threatens to kill Homer. Homer responds with this... and then imagines an army of snowmen wearing [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI WWI-style]] army helmets supporting Mr. Burns. His response? Scream and claim he has special powers, ''Political'' powers. Then Burns imagines the ghosts of world leaders backing Homer up.

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* YouAndWhatArmy: As Homer and Mr. Burns are slowly going mad, each thinking the other is planning on killing him. Eventually, Burns snaps and threatens to kill Homer. Homer responds with this... and then imagines an army of snowmen wearing [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI WWI-style]] army German pickelhaube helmets supporting Mr. Burns. His response? Scream and claim he has special powers, ''Political'' powers. Then Burns imagines the ghosts of world leaders backing Homer up.
6th Feb '15 5:16:57 PM redandready45
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* CallingTheOldManOut: Smithers privately calls out Burns after being forced to hike the mountain alone.
15th Jan '15 9:14:48 PM speyeker
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* HilariousInHindsight: In his madness, Mr. Burns thinks that Homer will kill him and ride his carcass down the mountain for safety. In [[TheSimpsonsS9E23KingOfTheHill an episode]] the following season, Homer does exactly that to a man (although Homer didn't kill him; he had frozen to death beforehand).
15th Jan '15 9:14:24 PM speyeker
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* HilariousInHindsight: In his madness, Mr. Burns thinks that Homer will kill him and ride his carcass down the mountain for safety. In [[TheSimpsonsS9E23KingOfTheHill an episode]] the following season, Homer does exactly that to a man (although Homer didn't kill him; he had frozen to death beforehand).
7th Jan '15 4:57:34 PM NESBoy
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'''Burns:''' Let's go. *''AVALANCHE''*

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'''Burns:''' Let's go. *''AVALANCHE''*''(yet another avalanche occurs as they crawl out from under the table they're hiding under)''
7th Jan '15 4:54:37 PM NESBoy
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* TalkingToThemself: Due to a captioning error, the following dialogue appears in subtitles right after the scene where Mr. Burns believes the snowmen he and Homer built are conspiring against them:
-->'''Homer:''' Burns has lost his mind; it doesn't mean I will. I'm talking to myself. Normal people do that.
7th Jan '15 12:40:28 PM NESBoy
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-->'''Homer:''' I think when we yelled we caused another avalanche. ''another avalanche''
-->'''Burns:''' ''whispering'' We should... be... careful... not... to speak...unless... it's... absolutely... pos-i-tively... necessary. *''AVALANCHE''*
-->'''Homer:''' Shh. *''AVALANCHE''* You're... causing... more... avalanches. *''AVALANCHE''* I *''AVALANCHE''* think *''AVALANCHE''* they've *''AVALANCHE''* stopped. {{Beat}} *'''AVALANCHE'''*
-->'''Burns:''' Let's go. *''AVALANCHE''*

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-->'''Homer:''' I think when we yelled we caused another avalanche. ''another avalanche''
-->'''Burns:'''
*''AVALANCHE''*\\
'''Burns:'''
''whispering'' We should... be... careful... not... to speak...unless... it's... absolutely... pos-i-tively... necessary. *''AVALANCHE''*
-->'''Homer:'''
*''AVALANCHE''*\\
'''Homer:'''
Shh. *''AVALANCHE''* You're... causing... more... avalanches. *''AVALANCHE''* I *''AVALANCHE''* think *''AVALANCHE''* they've *''AVALANCHE''* stopped. {{Beat}} *'''AVALANCHE'''*
-->'''Burns:'''
*'''AVALANCHE'''*\\
'''Burns:'''
Let's go. *''AVALANCHE''*



-->'''Ranger:''' Hey, what is going on here? Who are you people? This is a lookout post. Where is Ranger Mc Fadden?
-->'''Drunk:''' I was just happy to see so many nice people!
-->'''Ranger:''' Quiet, you drunk. Where is Ranger [=McFadden=]?
-->(The camera then moves a step to the side, revealing a straight-laced ranger with glasses)
-->'''Ranger [=McFadden=]:''' Right here, sir, behind the drunk.

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-->'''Ranger:''' Hey, what is going on here? Who are you people? This is a lookout post. Where is Ranger Mc Fadden?
-->'''Drunk:'''
[=McFadden=]?\\
'''Drunk:'''
I was just happy to see so many nice people!
-->'''Ranger:'''
people!\\
'''Ranger:'''
Quiet, you drunk. Where is Ranger [=McFadden=]?
-->(The
[=McFadden=]?\\
(The
camera then moves a step to the side, revealing a straight-laced ranger with glasses)
-->'''Ranger
glasses)\\
'''Ranger
[=McFadden=]:''' Right here, sir, behind the drunk.



* MagicFeather: Lenny and Carl reach the spot where the cabin should be, but it had been buried under an avalanche by then. Carl brings up the possibility that this trope could be in play, but Lenny dismisses it, saying, "They said there would be sandwiches."
* NeverMyFault: Mr. Burns blames Homer for causing the last three avalanches, but one of them was caused by Mr. Burns himself.
* ShapedLikeItself: When Marge and the ranger decide to use a chair lift to search for Bart and Lisa, the ranger remarks, "It'll give us an eagle-eye view of the area directly beneath the chair lift."



-->'''Homer:''' Oh, these sure are comfortable chairs.
-->'''Burns:''' Oh, yes, sitting. The great leveler. From the mightiest Pharaoh to the lowliest peasant, who doesn't enjoy a good sit?

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-->'''Homer:''' Oh, these sure are comfortable chairs.
-->'''Burns:'''
chairs.\\
'''Burns:'''
Oh, yes, sitting. The great leveler. From the mightiest Pharaoh to the lowliest peasant, who doesn't enjoy a good sit?
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