History Recap / TheSimpsonsS8E18HomerVsTheEighteenthAmendment

26th Jun '16 4:17:37 PM SarcasmKid
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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just because it's not like really loses validity points when it's revealed [[spoiler: the Prohibition law was actually repealed a year after it was made official, meaning Homer and everyone else who disobeyed the law were punished for nothing.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because it's not like liked really loses validity points when it's revealed [[spoiler: the Prohibition law was actually repealed a year after it was made official, meaning Homer and everyone else who disobeyed the law were punished for nothing.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.]]
26th Jun '16 4:16:25 PM SarcasmKid
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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just because it's not like really loses validity points when it's revealed [[spoiler: the Prohibition law was actually repealed a year after it was made official, meaning Homer and everyone else who disobeyed the law were punished for nothing.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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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: The clerk who unveiled the old Prohibition law [[spoiler: especially because he never bothered to read the whole parchment and learn the law was no longer in effect.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.]]
20th May '16 7:23:27 AM RighteousFury
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Springfield anti-alcohol women's group that forced the application of the outdated prohibition law in the first place disappears after Rex Banner is hired to head the police force.
17th May '16 11:22:30 AM luiz4200
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Rex Banner, who gets launched by the catapult after testing it by launching a cat.]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Rex Rex Banner, who gets launched by the catapult after testing it by launching a cat.]]



* JerkassHasAPoint: Banner might have just cemented the {{Jerkass}} part by [[spoiler: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.
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Rex Banner gets flung by the same catapult he'd just tested by flinging a cat.]]

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Banner might have just cemented the {{Jerkass}} part by [[spoiler:using using a cat to test the catapult]] catapult but he rose a quite valid point with his speech against ignoring a law just because it's not liked.
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: KarmicDeath: Rex Banner gets flung by the same catapult he'd just tested by flinging a cat.]]


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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Rex Banner doesn't accept bribes.
13th Apr '16 11:53:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* [[spoiler:CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot / ShaggyDogStory: The 200-year old law banning alcohol in Springfield had been repealed the following year.]]


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* ShaggyDogStory: The 200-year old law banning alcohol in Springfield had been repealed the following year.
17th Mar '16 3:48:30 AM morenohijazo
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* StoppedReadingTooSoon: A 200-year-old law banning alcohol is discovered in the Springfield Charter. It took until the very end of the episode to discover that it was repealed 199 years ago.
6th Mar '16 9:30:28 AM Sivartis
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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The News line "Beer Baron Beats Banner"

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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The News line newspaper headlines "Beer Baron Beats Banner"Banner" and [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "Banner Bars Booze (Booze Barred By Banner)"]].
9th Feb '16 4:17:25 PM windyshadow32
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[[caption-width-right:350: [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy To alcohol! The cause of... and solution to... all of life's problems]]]]
18th Nov '15 9:16:43 AM Premonition45
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* WrongGenreSavvy: Rex Banner acts like he's in the Chicago from ''The Untouchables'' rather than [[SurroundedByIdiots Springfield]].

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Rex Banner acts like he's in the 1920s Chicago from ''The Untouchables'' rather than [[SurroundedByIdiots Springfield]].
20th Oct '15 4:07:33 AM LentilSandEater
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* DudeNotFunny: For anyone growing up during the height of IRA bombings and terrorism in London, everyone in the parade cheering when the British fish and chip shop gets bombed comes across as this.
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