History Recap / TheSimpsonsS8E16BrotherFromAnotherSeries

19th Feb '17 3:06:08 PM Scorntex
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* CaptainObvious: Cecil, after revealing he's framed Bob, tells him he's leaving Bob and the kids inside the dam to kill them when he destroys it. Bob dryly points out how obvious that is.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: On revealing he's the embezzeler, Cecil says he'll never be suspected thanks to that criminal with the grudge against Springfield working at the dam. Bob thinks he's talking about Cousin Merle, who "ain't quite right" and has been having cash problems lately.


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* FanDisservice: Cover-alls that don't ''quite'' "cover all". Cue hillbilly butt-shot.


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-->'''Bob:''' Oh, I see. When it's one of ''my'' plans you can't foil it fast enough, but when ''Cecil'' tries to kill you, it's "hopeless, utterly utterly hopeless".


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* HumiliationConga: It looks like Bob might snap back to villainy thanks to having to work with at the dam with Cecil's gang of incompetent workers, which is clearly straining his nerves.


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* ShoutOut:
** Krusty's prison performance is based on that of Johnny Cash's. He's even dressed all in black and playing on a guitar.
** The title card immediately after the first act break pretty much tells the viewer, yeah, they're ripping off Bob and Cecil's dynamic from ''Fraiser''.
** In their discussion, Cecil and Bob agree that the only civilization in history that would consider chief hydrological and hydrodynamical engineer a calling were the Capadocians (they were big on underground cities, and water-works).
** When Bart obscures Cecil's vision and asks "guess who", he thinks it's Maris (Niles Crane's never-seen wife. Once again, we remind you that David Hyde Pierce played Cecil and Niles.)
10th Feb '17 10:57:23 AM Mdumas43073
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* ReformedButRejected: Big time. Bob has truly reformed and the Simpsons kids totally believe him after all they've been through... [[MiscarriageOfJustice but he's still put back in prison]]. Ouchies!

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* ReformedButRejected: Big time. Bob Double-subverted. Bart and Lisa naturally assume Bob's up to no good, but after he foils Cecil's scheme they accept that he has truly reformed and the Simpsons kids totally believe are even willing to vouch for him after all they've been through... to Chief Wiggum. [[MiscarriageOfJustice but But he's still put back in prison]]. Ouchies!
10th Feb '17 10:50:32 AM Mdumas43073
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'''Bob''': I've been in prison, Cecil. I'll be happy just as long as it doesn't taste like orange drink fermented under a radiator.\\
'''Cecil''': That would be the Latour then.

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'''Bob''': I've been in prison, Cecil. I'll be happy just as long as it doesn't ''doesn't'' taste like orange drink fermented under a radiator.\\
'''Cecil''': That would be the Latour Latour, then.
10th Feb '17 10:49:36 AM Mdumas43073
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* ReformedButRejected: Big time. Bob has truly reformed and the Simpsons kids totally believe him after all they've been through...but he's still taken to jail. Ouchies!

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* ReformedButRejected: Big time. Bob has truly reformed and the Simpsons kids totally believe him after all they've been through... [[MiscarriageOfJustice but he's still taken to jail.put back in prison]]. Ouchies!
9th Feb '17 9:40:40 AM Mdumas43073
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* BittersweetEnding: Cecil's plot is exposed and he's carted off to prison for it. But Bob's HeelFaceTurn is rejected and he's sent back as well, despite being innocent and saving Lisa and Bart, and is doomed to revert to his evil ways. Oh, and the dam breaks anyway, flooding Springfield.

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* BittersweetEnding: Cecil's plot is exposed and he's carted off to prison for it. But Bob's HeelFaceTurn is rejected and he's sent back as well, despite being innocent and saving Lisa and Bart, and is thereby doomed to revert to his evil ways. Oh, and the dam breaks anyway, flooding Springfield.
9th Feb '17 9:39:46 AM Mdumas43073
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* BittersweetEnding: Cecil's plot is exposed and he's carted off to prison for it. But Bob's HeelFaceTurn is rejected and he's sent back as well, despite being innocent and saving Lisa and Bart, and is doomed to revert to his evil ways. Oh, and the dam breaks, flooding Springfield.

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* BittersweetEnding: Cecil's plot is exposed and he's carted off to prison for it. But Bob's HeelFaceTurn is rejected and he's sent back as well, despite being innocent and saving Lisa and Bart, and is doomed to revert to his evil ways. Oh, and the dam breaks, breaks anyway, flooding Springfield.
9th Feb '17 9:39:06 AM Mdumas43073
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Some people may find it odd how Cecil later teams up with Bob to kill Bart in Funeral for a Fiend, but the finishing line here is Cecil calmly asking when they will bring the menus after the WimpFight they just had. Given that that episode came out ''eleven years'' later, it's quite likely that all that time in jail has given them time to sort out their differences. After all, since they're essentially an evil [[Series/{{Frasier}} Frasier and Niles Crane]], it's a pretty safe bet that they will have much to talk about together.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Some people may find it odd how Cecil later teams up with Bob to kill Bart in Funeral "Funeral for a Fiend, Fiend", but the finishing line here is Cecil calmly asking when they will bring the menus after the WimpFight they just had. Given that that episode came out ''eleven years'' later, it's quite likely that all that time in jail has given them time to sort out their differences. After all, since they're essentially an evil [[Series/{{Frasier}} Frasier and Niles Crane]], it's a pretty safe bet that they will have much to talk about together.
9th Feb '17 9:37:19 AM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Bob:''' ''[[Especially Zoidberg Especially]]'' Lisa! But ''especially'' Bart!

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-->'''Bob:''' ''[[Especially Zoidberg ''[[EspeciallyZoidberg Especially]]'' Lisa! But ''especially'' Bart!
9th Feb '17 9:37:04 AM Mdumas43073
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* BaitAndSwitch: When Sideshow Bob catches Bart and Lisa rummaging through his trash for evidence against him, he declares, "I'm going to do what I should have done a long time ago." We then cut to Bob at the front door of the Simpsons' house telling Marge that [[NoLongerWithUs her children are no more]]. The camera then quickly pans out to reveal he's holding Bart and Lisa by their collars (or necklace, rather, in Lisa's case) as he adds, "...than a pair of ill-bred troublemakers."

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* BaitAndSwitch: When Sideshow Bob catches Bart and Lisa rummaging through his trash for evidence against him, he menacingly declares, "I'm "That's it! Now I'm going to do what I should have done a long time ago." We then cut to Bob at the front door of the Simpsons' house house, telling Marge that [[NoLongerWithUs her children are no more]]. The camera then quickly pans out to reveal he's holding Bart and Lisa by their collars (or necklace, rather, in Lisa's case) as he adds, "...than a pair of ill-bred troublemakers.""
-->'''Homer:''' Lisa too?
-->'''Bob:''' ''[[Especially Zoidberg Especially]]'' Lisa! But ''especially'' Bart!



* EspeciallyZoidberg:
-->'''Bob:''' Madam, your children are no more! [[BaitAndSwitchComment ...than a pair of ill-bred troublemakers]]!
-->'''Marge:''' Even Lisa?
-->'''Bob:''' ''Especially'' Lisa! But ''especially'' Bart!



* NoLongerWithUs: "Madam, your children are no more - than a pair of ill-bred troublemakers."
-->'''Homer:''' Lisa too?
-->'''Bob:''' Especially Lisa! But especially Bart.
9th Feb '17 9:32:18 AM Mdumas43073
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* BaitAndSwitch: When Sideshow Bob catches Bart and Lisa rummaging through his trash for evidence against him, he declares, "I'm gonna do what I should have done a long time ago." We then cut to Bob at the front door of the Simpsons' house telling Marge that [[NoLongerWithUs her children are no more]]. The camera then quickly pans out to reveal he's holding Bart and Lisa by their collars (or necklace, rather, in Lisa's case) as he adds, "...than a pair of ill-bred troublemakers."

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* BaitAndSwitch: When Sideshow Bob catches Bart and Lisa rummaging through his trash for evidence against him, he declares, "I'm gonna going to do what I should have done a long time ago." We then cut to Bob at the front door of the Simpsons' house telling Marge that [[NoLongerWithUs her children are no more]]. The camera then quickly pans out to reveal he's holding Bart and Lisa by their collars (or necklace, rather, in Lisa's case) as he adds, "...than a pair of ill-bred troublemakers."



* [[EspeciallyZoidberg Especially Lisa]]: "But especially Bart."

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* [[EspeciallyZoidberg Especially Lisa]]: "But especially Bart."EspeciallyZoidberg:
-->'''Bob:''' Madam, your children are no more! [[BaitAndSwitchComment ...than a pair of ill-bred troublemakers]]!
-->'''Marge:''' Even Lisa?
-->'''Bob:''' ''Especially'' Lisa! But ''especially'' Bart!
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