History Recap / TheSimpsonsS8E23HomersEnemy

21st Apr '16 6:18:07 PM smalltime
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* BystanderSyndrome: Everyone just stands there staring when any of them could have stopped Grimes from touching the wires.
2nd Apr '16 6:12:57 AM Psi001
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** Most of Homer's brilliant achievements Grimes fumes over were extremely bittersweet and only cemented him as a NoRespectGuy.

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** Most of Homer's brilliant achievements Grimes fumes over were extremely bittersweet and only cemented him as a NoRespectGuy. The Grammy award, which acts as the RantInducingSlight for Grimes, was one he actually earned through hard work.
17th Mar '16 2:10:43 PM lorgskyegon
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* ContinuityNod: Grimes sees photos of Homer as an astronaut (from "Deep Space Homer") and meeting President Ford (which happened at the end of "Two Bad Neighbors").

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* ContinuityNod: Grimes sees photos of Homer as an astronaut (from "Deep Space Homer") and Homer"), meeting President Ford (which happened at the end of "Two Bad Neighbors").Neighbors"), touring with Lollapalooza (from "Homerpalooza"), and winning a Grammy (from "Homer's Barbershop Quartet").
17th Mar '16 2:09:21 PM lorgskyegon
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* BrickJoke: Early in the episode, Mr. Burns orders Smithers to find a dog he saw on the news and to make him his executive vice president. A few scenes later, when Grimes knocked acid out of Homer's hand and the acid burned a hole in the wall, Mr. Burns is walking by with the dog that Smithers was ordered to find.

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* BrickJoke: Early in the episode, Mr. Burns orders Smithers to find a dog he saw on the news and to make him his executive vice president. A few scenes later, when Grimes knocked acid out of Homer's hand and the acid burned a hole in the wall, Mr. Burns is walking by with the dog that Smithers was ordered to find. It's also next to Burns at Frank's funeral.
1st Mar '16 8:40:39 PM DivineDeath
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* RealityEnsues: Grimes touches some high-voltage wires without wearing safety gloves, and is electrocuted to death.


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* SanitySlippage: Frank gets progressively more unhinged as his anger and annoyance toward Homer grows, until he finally snaps and runs amok through the plant imitating Homer.
29th Feb '16 11:35:35 PM jedidarrick
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%%* BlackComedyBurst: A really unusual example for the show.

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%%* * BlackComedyBurst: A really unusual example for the show.



* ButtMonkey: Frank Grimes, and it ''isn't'' PlayedForLaughs, or at least it's not supposed to since it seems his entire purpose in life is to suffer.

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* ButtMonkey: Frank Grimes, and it ''isn't'' PlayedForLaughs, or at least it's not supposed to since it seems his entire purpose in life is to suffer.



%%* EmbarrassingNickname: Homer nicknames Frank Grimes "Grimey", which the latter hates.

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%%* * EmbarrassingNickname: Homer nicknames Frank Grimes "Grimey", which the latter hates.



* {{Expy}}: Frank Grimes is based on Creator/MichaelDouglas' character, Bill Foster, from ''Film/FallingDown''. Douglas was initially planned to voice Grimes in link with this, though the role ultimately went to series regular Hank Azaria.

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* {{Expy}}: Frank Grimes is based on Creator/MichaelDouglas' character, Bill Foster, from ''Film/FallingDown''. Douglas was initially planned to voice Grimes in link with this, Grimes, though the role ultimately went to series regular Hank Azaria.



%%* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Played very much straight.

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%%* * HardWorkHardlyWorks: Played very much straight.



* KafkaKomedy: Grimes tries his hardest to expose Homer as a fraud, liar, cheat, and incompetent employee -- only for fate to foil Grimes at every turn. The coup de grace comes when Grimes tricks Homer into thinking a "Design Your Own Power Plant" contest is open to anyone, when it's really for elementary school students only. When Homer wins and is praised and lauded for his efforts, Grimes reveals the truth. And when he is ignored and/or told to "lighten up," [[VillainousBreakdown Grimes goes berserk]] -- [[DrivenToSuicide and it winds up killing him.]]

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* KafkaKomedy: Grimes tries his hardest to expose Homer as a fraud, liar, cheat, and incompetent employee -- only for fate to foil Grimes at every turn. The coup de grace comes when Grimes tricks Homer into thinking a "Design Your Own Power Plant" contest is open to anyone, when it's really for elementary school students only. When Homer wins and is praised and lauded for his efforts, Grimes reveals the truth. And when he is ignored and/or and told to "lighten up," [[VillainousBreakdown Grimes goes berserk]] -- [[DrivenToSuicide and it winds up killing kills him.]]



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Grimes gives one to Homer.
29th Feb '16 11:33:36 PM jedidarrick
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!!This episode contains examples of (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/TheSimpsonsS8E23HomersEnemy here]]):

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!!This episode contains examples of (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/TheSimpsonsS8E23HomersEnemy here]]):of:



%%* DownerEnding: Played for incredibly dark laughs.

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%%* * DownerEnding: Played for incredibly dark laughs.
9th Feb '16 8:01:07 PM windyshadow32
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22nd Jan '16 7:08:27 PM maxwellsilver
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Frank Grimes asks Lenny and Carl how someone like Homer could be safety inspector Carl simply says, "It's best not to think about it."
22nd Jan '16 7:07:54 PM maxwellsilver
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* BerserkButton: Grimes doesn't like being called "Grimey" or "Stretch."
* BlackComedyBurst: A really unusual example for the show.

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* BerserkButton: Grimes doesn't like being called "Grimey" or "Stretch."
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%%* BlackComedyBurst: A really unusual example for the show.
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