History Recap / TheSimpsonsS8E18HomerVsTheEighteenthAmendment

2nd Aug '17 9:38:16 PM Cheapsunglasses
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* OnlySaneMan: Kent Brockman, [[EvenEvilHasStandards of all people]], is appalled by the excess drinking and violence that occurs during the St. Patrick's Day parade and distances himself from it.
23rd Jul '17 8:42:05 PM RighteousFury
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* BrokenAesop: Rex Banner's JerkassHasAPoint moment when he says you can't not follow a law just because it's not liked really loses validity points when it's revealed the Prohibition law was actually repealed a year after it was made official, meaning everyone who disobeyed the law were punished for nothing. Likewise, Banner and the policemen were the ones who should've been arrested for unlawfully imprisoning and punishing citizens who technically hadn't broken any laws.

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* BrokenAesop: Rex Banner's JerkassHasAPoint moment when he says you can't not follow a law just because it's not liked really loses validity points when it's revealed the Prohibition law was actually repealed a year after it was made official, meaning everyone who disobeyed the law were punished for nothing. Likewise, Banner and the policemen anti-alcohol women's group were the ones who should've been arrested for unlawfully imprisoning and punishing citizens who technically hadn't broken any laws.
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.''
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