History Recap / TheSimpsonsS8E23HomersEnemy

24th Aug '16 12:00:21 PM Psi001
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* EpicFail: Ralph's model is not only ''not'' of a power plant (it is a Malibu Stacy dollhouse that had the word "nuclear" glued to it), but Ralph ''doesn't even knows what a power plant is''.

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* EpicFail: Ralph's model is not only ''not'' of a power plant (it is a Malibu Stacy dollhouse that had the word "nuclear" glued to it), but Ralph ''doesn't even knows what a power plant is''. [[TheCollector Smithers]] does take fondness to the design however.
17th Aug '16 11:32:35 PM marcoasalazarm
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* MissedASpotCheck: The kid's contest ad is a very visible part of the background on every scene that happens on the cafeteria (you can see it right above on the picture--Homer's face is even inches away from it on various scenes) until Grimes takes it for his scheme. Homer not only never notices it ''at all'' until Grimes places it on his station's chair (and is easy to notice that pieces of it were cut off), but doesn't notices that it says the plant is having a contest (meant ''for kids'') until he reads it because it's on said chair.
17th Aug '16 11:25:43 PM marcoasalazarm
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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, though the role ultimately went to series regular Hank Azaria.

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* EpicFail: Ralph's model is not only ''not'' of a power plant (it is a Malibu Stacy dollhouse that had the word "nuclear" glued to it), but Ralph ''doesn't even knows what a power plant is''.
* {{Expy}}: Frank Grimes is based on Creator/MichaelDouglas' character, Bill Foster, from ''Film/FallingDown''. [[WhatMightHaveBeen Douglas was initially planned to voice Grimes, Grimes]], though the role ultimately went to series regular Hank Azaria.


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* IdiotHoudini: The fact that Homer is able to evade severe reprimand (and even attain success) from his bone-headed (and, Grimes dares claim, ''[[LethallyStupid incredibly lethal]]'') stupidity is what drives him to develop hatred for Homer. That Homer manages to be acclaimed by everybody on the plant and wins a contest explicitly meant ''for kids'' (that Homer --even if being a plant employee-- didn't knew about, and because Burns just happened to like the minor and absurd modifications Homer did to a carbon copy model of the plant) is what [[VillainousBreakdown completely drives him over the edge.]]


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* TallPoppySyndrome: Why Martin's model (which was not only more advanced than the models of the rest of the competition, but was so fully functional ''it was providing power to the lights of the plant's auditorium'') lost: Burns flat-out hated being "out-shown" by it.
12th Aug '16 4:26:06 PM Pallo
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* GreenEyedMonster: Grimes has shades of this, though one could argue it is partly justified.

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* GreenEyedMonster: Grimes has shades of this, though turns into one could argue it is partly justified.after meeting Homer's family.
12th Aug '16 4:15:34 PM Pallo
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* GreenEyedMonster: Grimes has shades of this, though one could argue it is partly justified.
27th Jun '16 2:46:40 PM maxwellsilver
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* PlotHole: Kent Brockman's report at the beginning of the episode show Grimes living in a normal house, yet later in the episode the latter claims to live between two bowling alleys -- "above a bowling alley below another bowling alley." Then again, [[TheChewToy knowing his luck]], Frank probably [[FridgeBrilliance lost his house in some way]], forcing him to move into that one-room apartment.

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Kent Brockman's report at the beginning of the episode show Grimes living in a normal house, yet later in the episode the latter claims to live between two bowling alleys -- "above a bowling alley below another bowling alley." Then again, [[TheChewToy knowing his luck]], Frank probably [[FridgeBrilliance lost his house in some way]], way, forcing him to move into that one-room apartment.
27th Jun '16 2:45:28 PM maxwellsilver
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* ContinuityNod: Grimes sees photos of Homer as an astronaut (from "Deep Space Homer"), meeting President Ford (which happened at the end of "Two Bad Neighbors"), touring with Lollapalooza (from "Homerpalooza"), and winning a Grammy (from "Homer's Barbershop Quartet").
** At the Create-a-Nuclear-Plant contest, [[CampGay Smithers]] is impressed with [[TheDitz Ralph Wiggum's]] display, which is really just a Malibu Stacy dream house. Smithers was mentioned to possess the world's largest Malibu Stacy collection in "Lisa vs Malibu Stacy".

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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
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Grimes sees photos of Homer as an astronaut (from "Deep Space Homer"), meeting President Ford (which happened at the end of "Two Bad Neighbors"), touring with Lollapalooza (from "Homerpalooza"), and winning a Grammy (from "Homer's Barbershop Quartet").
** At the Create-a-Nuclear-Plant contest, [[CampGay Smithers]] Smithers is impressed with [[TheDitz Ralph Wiggum's]] Wiggum's display, which is really just a Malibu Stacy dream house. Smithers was mentioned to possess the world's largest Malibu Stacy collection in "Lisa vs Malibu Stacy".
25th Jun '16 5:35:52 PM RighteousFury
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** At the Create-a-Nuclear-Plant contest, [[CampGay Smithers]] is impressed with [[TheDitz Ralph Wiggum's]] display, which is really just a Malibu Stacy dream house. Smithers was mentioned to possess the world's largest Malibu Stacy collection in "Lisa vs Malibu Stacy".


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** There's also another minor one at the Create-a-Power-Plant Contest. After Burns disqualifies Ralph, Chief Wiggum can be heard telling him to get off the stage. Minutes later, when we see a shot of Grimes heckling Homer's entry in the audience, Mrs. Wiggum is shown sitting nearby with her husband nowhere in sight.
2nd Jun '16 8:01:52 AM speedyboris
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* BrokenRecord: When Frank Grimes rings the doorbell, Homer panics: "It's him! It'shimit'shimit'shimit'shimit'shimit'shim...", and Marge has to snap him out of it.
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.
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