History Recap / TheSimpsonsS8E23HomersEnemy

13th Jan '17 9:23:18 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* FailedASpotCheck: The kid's contest ad is a very visible part of the background in every scene that happens in 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.

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* FailedASpotCheck: The kid's contest ad is a very visible part of the background in every scene that happens in 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 notice that it says the plant is having a contest (meant ''for kids'') until he reads it because it's on said chair.
13th Jan '17 9:20:33 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* BystanderSyndrome: Everyone just stands there staring when any of them could have stopped Grimes from touching the wires. Although, considering how completely unhinged he had gotten by that point, it's possible that he was passed the point of being reasoned with (not that there was anything stopping someone from physically restraining him, of course).

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* BystanderSyndrome: Everyone just stands there staring when any of them could have stopped Grimes from touching the wires. Although, considering how completely unhinged he had gotten by that point, it's possible that he was passed past the point of being reasoned with (not that there was anything stopping someone from physically restraining him, of course).
19th Nov '16 3:48:53 AM outlander2012
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* WhosLaughingNow: Frank Grimes's EvilLaugh at Homer falling for the power plant contest abruptly stops when Homer rams Frank's car while leaving the plant.
23rd Oct '16 10:47:07 AM annette12
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* BorrowedCatchphrase: When Grimes goes crazy at the end and starts imitating Homer, he says "D'oh! D'oh! D'oh!" at some point. Made funnier by the fact that Homer never said this catch phrase in his presence (or in this episode).



* HeroicDog: Mr. Burns makes a dog his executive vice president, due to the dog pushing a baby from in front of a moving vehicle and pushing a criminal in front of it



** 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.

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** There's also another 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.
19th Oct '16 2:22:39 PM Peteman
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* SelfServingMemory: Burns decides he's going to make Grimes the Executive Vice President because this hard-working, self-made man with a lifetime of adversity reminded Burns of himself, a spoiled brat who inherited his grandfather's plant.
19th Oct '16 2:02:30 PM bt8257
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* {{Expy}}: Frank Grimes is based on Creator/MichaelDouglas' character, Bill Foster, from ''Film/FallingDown''. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Douglas was initially planned to voice Grimes]], though the role ultimately went to series regular Hank Azaria.[[note]] The main reason why it went to Azaria instead of Douglas is that the role required extensive knowledge of the series, something Douglas obviously did not have.[[/note]]

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* {{Expy}}: Frank Grimes is based on Creator/MichaelDouglas' character, Bill Foster, from ''Film/FallingDown''. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Douglas was initially planned to voice Grimes]], though the role ultimately went to series regular Hank Azaria.[[note]] The [[note]]The main reason why it went to Azaria got the role instead of Douglas is that the role it required extensive knowledge of the series, something Douglas obviously did not didn't have.[[/note]]
18th Oct '16 11:08:07 PM bt8257
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** Grimes' mental breakdown ends up making him ''dumber'' than Homer. Even if Homer is a total idiot, not even someone as stupid as him would unhesitatingly touch something marked "high voltage" without safety gloves on.

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** Grimes' mental breakdown ends up making him ''dumber'' than Homer. Even if Homer is ''is'' a total idiot, not even someone as stupid as him would unhesitatingly touch something marked "high voltage" without safety gloves on.
18th Oct '16 11:06:50 PM bt8257
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* FailedASpotCheck: 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.

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* FailedASpotCheck: The kid's contest ad is a very visible part of the background on in every scene that happens on in 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.



** Grimes' mental breakdown ends up making him ''dumber'' than Homer. Even if Homer is a total idiot, not even someone as stupid as he is would unhesitatingly touch something marked "high voltage".

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** Grimes' mental breakdown ends up making him ''dumber'' than Homer. Even if Homer is a total idiot, not even someone as stupid as he is him would unhesitatingly touch something marked "high voltage".voltage" without safety gloves on.
18th Oct '16 11:02:57 PM bt8257
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** Grimes' mental breakdown ends up making hims ''dumber'' than Homer. For as much of a dullard as he is, Homer's not stupid enough to unhesitatingly touch something marked "high voltage".
* JerkassHasAPoint: When Grimes says that if Homer lived in any other country in the world he'd have starved to death a long time ago. To which Bart says, "He's got you there dad."
* JustIgnoreIt: Carl and Lenny explicitly tell Grimes to do this when he starts getting angry at Homer's incompetence. Grimes ends up ignoring this advice to this eventual peril.
* 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 told to "lighten up," [[VillainousBreakdown Grimes goes berserk]] -- [[DrivenToSuicide and it kills him.]]

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** Grimes' mental breakdown ends up making hims him ''dumber'' than Homer. For as much of Even if Homer is a dullard as he is, Homer's total idiot, not even someone as stupid enough to as he is would unhesitatingly touch something marked "high voltage".
* JerkassHasAPoint: When Grimes says that if Homer lived in any other country in the world he'd have starved to death a long time ago. To which Bart says, "He's got you there dad.there, Dad."
* JustIgnoreIt: Carl and Lenny explicitly tell Grimes to do this when he starts getting angry at Homer's incompetence. Grimes Frank ends up ignoring this advice to this eventual peril.
* KafkaKomedy: Grimes tries his hardest to expose Homer as a fraud, liar, cheat, and incompetent employee -- only for fate to foil Grimes him 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 its 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 told to "lighten up," up", [[VillainousBreakdown Grimes Frank goes berserk]] -- [[DrivenToSuicide and it kills him.]]
18th Oct '16 3:55:06 PM bt8257
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* {{Expy}}: Frank Grimes is based on Creator/MichaelDouglas' character, Bill Foster, from ''Film/FallingDown''. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Douglas was initially planned to voice Grimes]], though the role ultimately went to series regular Hank Azaria.[[note]] The main reason why it went to Azaria in stead of Douglas is that the role required extensive knowledge of the series, something Douglas obviously did not have.[[/note]]

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* {{Expy}}: Frank Grimes is based on Creator/MichaelDouglas' character, Bill Foster, from ''Film/FallingDown''. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Douglas was initially planned to voice Grimes]], though the role ultimately went to series regular Hank Azaria.[[note]] The main reason why it went to Azaria in stead instead of Douglas is that the role required extensive knowledge of the series, something Douglas obviously did not have.[[/note]]
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