History Recap / TheSimpsonsS8E3TheHomerTheyFall

21st Jul '16 9:59:12 AM speedyboris
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* BaitAndSwitch: When Moe flies into the arena and rescues Homer from the finishing blow, the announcer warmly says, "Ladies and gentlemen...", indicating that he's pleased with these events. But then he finishes the sentence: "...Whatever dignity remained in boxing is ''literally'' flying out the window!"
16th Jul '16 3:35:03 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: As Homer is getting pounded by Tatum, Marge is yelling that he has to fight back because he's not going to tire down. So Homer takes a swing at Tatum... who simply steps of the way before hitting Homer on top of his head.

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: As Homer is getting pounded by Tatum, Marge is yelling that he has to fight back because he's not going to tire down. So Homer takes a swing at Tatum... who simply steps out of the way before hitting Homer on top of his head.
9th Jun '16 6:08:34 PM luiz4200
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* ImagineSpot: When Moe tells Homer to visualize his chances of winning the fight against Tatum, Homer imagines himself being declared the winner as a consequence of Tatum having a heart attack right before the beginning of the fight.
6th Jun '16 4:09:57 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Lampshaded. Homer notes that Lucius Sweet looks like and sounds like Don King. Paul Winfield, who plays Lucius, had previously played Don King in an HBO movie. And Drederick Tatum is an obvious parody of MikeTyson.
** The Fan Man is a parody of James Miller.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Lampshaded. Homer notes that Lucius Sweet looks like and sounds like Don King. Paul Winfield, who plays Lucius, had previously played Don King in an HBO movie. And Drederick Tatum is an obvious parody of MikeTyson.
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MikeTyson. Also, the Fan Man is a parody of James Miller.


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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: As the end credits show, Moe seems to have a lot of adventures which are never fully documented.
25th May '16 9:34:53 AM Nakayama90
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* RecycledScript: According to the writers on the DVD commentary admit that this episode is pretty much the season seven episode "Homerpalooza," only it's centered on boxing rather than popular music.
24th Apr '16 5:02:54 AM axle-k89
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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The montage of Homer as a boxer after his first fight, set to choral music.



* KarmaHoudini: As usual, Jimbo, Dolph and Kearney get off scot free for beating up Bart and stealing his utility belt, Homer contacting his parents only leads them to beat ''him'' up instead.

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* ImprovisedWeapon: In Moe's, Kearney's dad whacks Homer in the head with a pool cue and it snaps, before remarking that Homer won't fall down.
* KarmaHoudini: As usual, Jimbo, Dolph and Kearney get off scot free scot-free for beating up Bart and stealing his utility belt, Homer contacting his parents only leads them to beat ''him'' up instead.
21st Apr '16 3:26:57 PM luiz4200
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* AndThisIsFor: While beating up Homer, the Dads of the bullies who stole Bart's belt say it's for things like telling them how to raise their kids and wanting their kids to return the belt.
27th Dec '15 5:40:53 PM DivineDeath
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* TheDreaded: Tatum is so feared, that he's able to quell a prison riot just by telling everyone to quiet down in his soft voice.


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* RealityEnsues: Even with his ability to resist pain and take a beating, Homer stands absolutely no chance against a trained professional boxer like Tatum and is nearly knocked unconscious in the first round.
13th Dec '15 3:26:51 PM windyshadow32
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13th Dec '15 3:26:06 PM windyshadow32
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