History Recap / TheSimpsonsS8E6AMilhouseDivided

7th Nov '17 11:13:46 PM NedZeppelin
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: At one point in the episode, the Simpsons enter a pottery store called "Stoner's Pot Palace". A moment later, [[TheStoner Otto]] is shown angrily leaving the store.
--> '''Otto''': Man, that is ''flagrant'' false advertising!
12th Sep '17 4:44:20 PM ClintEastwood
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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 [[ItsPersonal his employer was]] [[ObnoxiousInLaws 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).
* CallBack: The flashback of Homer and Marge's quickie wedding at Shotgun Pete's from season three's "I Married Marge," along with a new scene where Homer buys Marge a Carvel ice cream cake shaped like a whale.

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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 [[ItsPersonal his employer was]] [[ObnoxiousInLaws her father]], and his car was stolen by a woman he met on the rebound who claims to be on in 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).
* CallBack: The flashback of Homer and Marge's quickie wedding at Shotgun Pete's from season three's "I "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E12IMarriedMarge I Married Marge," Marge]]", along with a new scene where Homer buys Marge a Carvel ice cream cake shaped like a whale.



* StatusQuoIsGod: Averted. The Van Houten's don't get back together. At least till season 19's "Little Orphan Millie".

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* StatusQuoIsGod: Averted. The Van Houten's don't get back together. At least till season 19's "Little "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS19E6LittleOrphanMillie Little Orphan Millie".Millie]]".
26th Jun '17 6:24:20 PM luiz4200
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* TemptingFate: Kirk tells Homer about his high position at the cracker factory. The next scene shows him being fired.
3rd Mar '17 1:13:49 PM speedyboris
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* MoodDissonance: Homer cheerfully says goodbye to everyone leaving the party, who are all downbeat due to Kirk and Luann splitting up in front of everyone.
--> '''Homer''': Well, I think that went pretty well.\\
'''Marge''': What? I feel terrible. The Van Houtens split up at our party.\\
'''Homer''': Marge, please. That was twenty minutes ago.
3rd Mar '17 1:10:42 PM speedyboris
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: "Did anyone see that new [[Creator/WoodyAllen Woodsy Allen]] movie? You know, I like his films, except for that nervous fella's always in 'em."
3rd Mar '17 1:08:06 PM speedyboris
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* NoSympathy:
--> '''Homer''': I'd like to file for... divorce.\\
'''Clerk''': These things happen. Eight dollars.


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* {{Sting}}: One plays after Homer files for divorce.
3rd Mar '17 1:06:49 PM speedyboris
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* {{Metaphorgotten}}: When Reverend Lovejoy reads Homer's vows:
--> '''Lovejoy''': "Do you, Marge, take Homer in richness and in poorness..." Poorness is underlined... "...in impotence ''and'' in potence, in quiet solitude or blasting across the alkali flats in a jet-powered, monkey navigated..." ...And it goes ''on'' like this.
3rd Mar '17 1:04:42 PM speedyboris
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* ExactWords: When Kirk is fired:
--> '''Kirk''': So that's it? After twenty years, "so long, good luck"?\\
'''Boss''': I don't recall saying "good luck".
3rd Mar '17 1:02:26 PM speedyboris
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* TalkingToThemself: Marge does this when she goes into the other room for an adult conversation and says that anyone is welcome to join her.
--> '''Marge''': "Hi, Marge, how's the family?" I don't wanna talk about it. Mind your own business.\\
'''Homer''': Keep it down in there, everybody!
5th Feb '17 8:09:37 AM Phred
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* LiteralMinded: Homer decides to redo their wedding to give Marge the wedding she deserves instead of the one she had. Rather than a simple vow renewal, it is important to Homer that the second wedding be real, so he files for divorce first.
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