History Recap / TheSimpsonsS8E18HomerVsTheEighteenthAmendment

8th Apr '17 8:21:39 AM marcoasalazarm
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* {{Expy}}: Rex Banner is a clear spoof of Elliot Ness of ''Film/TheUntouchables.''

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* {{Expy}}: Rex Banner is a clear spoof of Elliot Ness of ''Film/TheUntouchables.''''Series/TheUntouchables'' (specifically the Robert Stack version, who was pretty much TheStoic).
7th Apr '17 11:37:58 PM marcoasalazarm
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* SoapboxSadie: Lisa, once again, gets a big moment when she points out that even if the prohibition law is dumb (so dumb that Marge praises Homer for becoming a booze baron) it still is the law nevertheless and it needs to be obeyed... and she is given a BigShutUp mid-speech by all three other Simpsons yelling at her to go to her room.
7th Apr '17 11:26:28 PM marcoasalazarm
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* {{Homage}}: Multiple details from the episode from the moment the law is enabled and Banner arrives (such as the Walter Winchell "newsreel"-style narrator) is an obvious aping of the TV series of ''Series/TheUntouchables''.


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* LoonyLaws: A prohibition law in and of itself isn't "loony". That the sentence for being caught breaking it is to be exiled from the town ''by way of being launched out of a catapult'' is.


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* OutsideGenreFoe: PlayedforLaughs with Rex Banner. He probably would fit better on a Depression-era or Hayes Code-era gangster film (where he would be allowed to triumph just because he's a lawman) that he does on the super-corrupt and highly incompetent CrapsackWorld that is Springfield.


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* PoliceBrutality:
** The Irish cop float was surrounded by Irish policemen that clubbed parade viewers while saying MoveALongNothingToSeeHere.
** Rex Banner makes it clear he's running on old-school police rules by violently shaking or slapping pretty much everybody he gets his hands on and his only complaint about the use of a catapult is that it has not been used in a hundred-plus years and thus needs to be tested to ensure it's still functional.
7th Apr '17 10:24:18 PM marcoasalazarm
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** The clerk who unveiled the old Prohibition law didn't noticed that there was a note on the manuscript that explicitly said it had been repealed one year after it was passed because the paper was rolled.



* JerkassHasAPoint: Banner might have just cemented the {{Jerkass}} part by using a cat to test the catapult but he rose a quite valid point with his speech against ignoring a law just because it's not liked.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Banner might have just cemented the {{Jerkass}} part by using a cat to test the catapult but he rose a quite valid point with his speech against ignoring a law just because it's not liked.liked (and then adds more Jerkass points to himself by saying that he would be killing anybody who was looking at him funny if there weren't laws in place to prevent that).
1st Apr '17 12:09:59 PM N8han11
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* ExactWords: When Marge confronts Homer about the bowling balls (which are hollowed to smuggle beer), Homer's response is "I'm not gonna lie to you, Marge.". He then proceeds to drive off without saying anything.



-->'''Homer:''' I'm not gonna lie to you, Marge. ''(proceeds to get in his car and drive off)''

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-->'''Homer:''' I'm not gonna lie to you, Marge. ''(proceeds to get in his car and drive off)''
1st Apr '17 12:07:04 PM N8han11
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--> '''Rex Banner:''' You're out there somewhere Beer Baron and [[IWillFindYou I'll find you!!]]
--> '''Homer:''' No you won't!!!

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--> '''Rex Banner:''' You're out there somewhere somewhere, Beer Baron Baron, and [[IWillFindYou I'll find you!!]]
you!]]
--> '''Homer:''' No you won't!!!won't!



--> '''Homer:''' Won't!!!

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--> '''Homer:''' Won't!!!Won't!
23rd Mar '17 5:48:21 PM Scorntex
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* FailedASpotCheck: Banner, and the police he's got with him, don't notice at all that the customers of Moe's are holding beer glasses filled with beer, even when they have them in full view.



* HiddenDepths: Homer manages to brew more than forty different beverages in the basement.



* PoliceAreUseless: Why Wiggum is tossed off the force. We also get a gag of an officer who keeps his badge in his mouth.

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* PoliceAreUseless: PoliceAreUseless:
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Why Wiggum is tossed off the force. We also get a gag of an officer who keeps his badge in his mouth.mouth.
** Not that Rex Banner is much better, just better than ''Wiggum''. He blatantly fails to notice all the obvious evidence that Homer is the Beer Baron, and does nothing to arrest Fat Tony when the man tries bribing him or mentions he's smuggling cocaine.
14th Jan '17 6:47:45 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* DesignatedDriver: Moe tells all of the arriving patrons that, since it's St. Patrick's Day, it's going to be the biggest drinking day of the year. Moe then asks for the Designated Drivers to identify themselves, then tells them, "Beat it. I got no time for cheapskates."

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* DesignatedDriver: Moe tells all of the arriving patrons that, since it's St. Patrick's Day, it's going to be the biggest drinking day of the year. Moe then asks for the Designated Drivers designated drivers to identify themselves, then tells them, "Beat it. I got no time for cheapskates."



* {{Expy}}: Rex Banner is a clear spoof of Elliot Ness of ''Film/TheUntouchables''.

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* {{Expy}}: Rex Banner is a clear spoof of Elliot Ness of ''Film/TheUntouchables''.''Film/TheUntouchables.''
23rd Dec '16 4:53:48 PM RAVasquez1967
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* BehindTheBlack: After returning from a Beer Baron run, Homer briefly considers checking to see if the coast is clear before taking his wheelbarrow inside...and running into Marge, who's standing right in front of him.
16th Dec '16 7:30:23 PM SpideyTerry
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* BlatantLies: After escaping Banner, Homer insists to Marge that nothing happened to the car, despite the obvious damage to it. Averted in the next scene when Marge asks why he has so many bowling balls.
-->'''Homer:''' I'm not gonna lie to you, Marge. So long. ''[leaves]''



** Obnoxious as they were, the anti-alcohol women's group were right. A 10-year-old got drunk during the parade because someone fired alcohol into the crowd, and Wiggum was brazenly not enforcing the prohibition law [[note]]a law everyone thought at the time was in effect[[/note]] by getting drunk at a speakeasy.



** Also, the anti-alcohol women's group who complained about Bart being drunk and forcing Prohibition on everybody never got punished.



-->'''Banner:''' What kind of pet shop is filled with rambunctious yahoos and hot jazz music at 1:00AM?\\
'''Moe:''' Um, the best damn pet shop in town.\\
''[Crowd cheers]''



* PoliceAreUseless

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* PoliceAreUselessPoliceAreUseless: Why Wiggum is tossed off the force. We also get a gag of an officer who keeps his badge in his mouth.



* SkewedPriorities: Banner shuts down Fat Tony's operation immediately.
-->'''Fat Tony:''' Okay, you win. From now on, we'll stick to smuggling heroin.\\
'''Banner:''' See that you do.



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: The clerk who unveiled the old Prohibition law especially because he never bothered to read the whole parchment and learn the law was no longer in effect. It would be a miracle if he managed to retain his job after making such a horrible blunder.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: The clerk who unveiled the old Prohibition law especially because he never bothered to read the whole parchment and learn the law was no longer in effect. It would be a miracle if he managed to retain his job after making such a horrible blunder. Of course, this is Springfield we're talking about.
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