History Recap / TheSimpsonsS8E6AMilhouseDivided

21st Apr '16 3:18:11 PM luiz4200
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* MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting: While Homer and Marge are buying items for the dinner party, Marge learns the nations each item came from and refuses to buy the one made in America.
13th Apr '16 1:42:34 AM NESBoy
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* UnusualEyebrows: In a one-off gag, when the Van Houtens first arrive at the party, [[http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/File:A_Milhouse_Divided_22.JPG Luanne is glancing away]] as Kirk explains that they were late because she was busy with her makeup, saying she didn't want anyone to know that she had no eyebrows. Luanne turns to glare at him, revealing [[http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/File:A_Milhouse_Divided_23.JPG a bizarre quizical look]].
-->'''Kirk:''' [[DefensiveWhat What? You don't!]]
10th Feb '16 3:27:26 PM Nakayama90
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Even after Kirk's heartfelt song, Luann still rejects him and has her boyfriend kick him out of the Simpson house.]] In this case, the downer ending was invoked by the writers because they didn't want to do the hokey, cliched ending where the divorced couple get back together.

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Even Even after Kirk's heartfelt song, Luann still rejects him and has her boyfriend kick him out of the Simpson house.]] house. In this case, the downer ending was invoked by the writers because they didn't want to do the hokey, cliched ending where the divorced couple get back together.
9th Feb '16 3:53:33 PM windyshadow32
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9th Feb '16 3:53:13 PM windyshadow32
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27th Jan '16 1:44:46 PM Nakayama90
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* {{Irony}}: Kirk apparently can't draw well. He can't draw "dignity", and gets angry at Luanne who couldn't tell, which sets off the argument (see Toilet Seat Divorce). Later:
-->'''Kirk:''' ''[surprised]'' I... I... a divorce? Sure. Divorce. Hey, you got it, toots! And here's a picture even you can figure out! ''[draws a circle in a rectangle]'' It's a door! Use it!\\
'''Homer:''' That's a Door!?



* StatusQuoIsGod: [[spoiler: Averted. The Van Houten's don't get back together.]]

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* StatusQuoIsGod: [[spoiler: Averted. The Van Houten's don't get back together.]]
8th Jan '16 10:27:31 PM SarcasmKid
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* NeverMyFault: Luanne is more than happy to act like Kirk is the only reason why their marriage was a miserable one despite some complaints Kirk himself had when they finally split up.
24th Sep '15 9:11:18 PM DamascaRamza
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* PetTheDog: Nelson and Kearney both try to cheer up Milhouse and comfort him and tell him he'll be alright.
14th Jan '15 4:15:52 PM Psi001
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* BrokenAesop: Kirk and Luann Van Houten's divorce in was all just one big Aesop about Homer needing to respect his wife, which is what Kirk tells Homer after losing his home, his job, and his car. But the way losing Luann caused those was [[DeusAngstMachina utterly contrived]]: he lost his home because he apparently got absolutely nothing in the divorce settlement, he was fired ''[[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity for being single]]'' ([[ArtisticLicenseLaw which is actually discrimination and grounds for Kirk to sue]], an earlier comment from Luann also heavily implies his employer was [[ItsPersonal her father]]), and his car was stolen by a woman he met on the rebound who claims to be on the music business (which ''was'' his fault, but was more general incompetence as he was dumb enough to hand over his keys to someone he just met while waiting in a bar).

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* BrokenAesop: Kirk and Luann Van Houten's divorce in was all just one big Aesop about Homer needing to respect his wife, which is what Kirk tells Homer after losing his home, his job, and his car. But the way losing Luann caused those was [[DeusAngstMachina utterly contrived]]: he lost his home because he apparently got absolutely nothing in the divorce settlement, he was fired ''[[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity for being single]]'' ([[ArtisticLicenseLaw which is actually discrimination and grounds for Kirk to sue]], sue]]), an earlier comment from Luann also heavily implies his employer was [[ItsPersonal his employer was]] [[ObnoxiousInLaws her father]]), father]], and his car was stolen by a woman he met on the rebound who claims to be on the music business (which ''was'' his fault, but was more general incompetence as he was dumb enough to hand over his keys to someone he just met while waiting in a bar).
14th Jan '15 4:14:58 PM Psi001
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* BrokenAesop: Kirk and Luann Van Houten's divorce in was all just one big Aesop about Homer needing to respect his wife, which is what Kirk tells Homer after losing his home, his job, and his car. But the way losing Luann caused those was [[DeusAngstMachina utterly contrived]]: he lost his home because he apparently got absolutely nothing in the divorce settlement, he was fired ''[[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity for being single]]'' ([[ArtisticLicenseLaw which is actually discrimination and grounds for Kirk to sue]]), and his car was stolen by a woman he met on the rebound who claims to be on the music business (which ''was'' his fault, but was more general incompetence as he was dumb enough to hand over his keys to someone he just met while waiting in a bar).

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* BrokenAesop: Kirk and Luann Van Houten's divorce in was all just one big Aesop about Homer needing to respect his wife, which is what Kirk tells Homer after losing his home, his job, and his car. But the way losing Luann caused those was [[DeusAngstMachina utterly contrived]]: he lost his home because he apparently got absolutely nothing in the divorce settlement, he was fired ''[[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity for being single]]'' ([[ArtisticLicenseLaw which is actually discrimination and grounds for Kirk to sue]]), sue]], an earlier comment from Luann also heavily implies his employer was [[ItsPersonal her father]]), and his car was stolen by a woman he met on the rebound who claims to be on the music business (which ''was'' his fault, but was more general incompetence as he was dumb enough to hand over his keys to someone he just met while waiting in a bar).
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