History Recap / TheSimpsonsS9E16DumbbellIndemnity

2nd Feb '17 8:19:36 AM axle-k89
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* YouExclamation: An angry Homer to Moe when Homer bursts through the door of Moe's as the bar catches fire.
22nd Dec '16 7:19:17 AM axle-k89
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: At the end, Bart comments that there's a "balloon machine" in the bathroom. It's implied to actually be a condom dispenser.
22nd Dec '16 7:18:29 AM axle-k89
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* BaitAndSwitch: While Homer is in jail, Hans Moleman shows up with some books Homer can choose from. He picks up a book called "How To Tunnel Out Of Prison", says it could come in useful, and bashes Moleman over the head with it, knocking him out and allowing Homer to make his escape.
* EasilyForgiven: Even though Moe broke the law by committing insurance fraud and landed Homer in jail as a result, Renee is forgiving because he is at least trying to set things right.


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* HeelRealization: Moe has one when he is seized with guilt about the insurance fraud scheme that got Homer sent to jail, because instead of bailing Homer out as he was supposed to, he instead planned to go to Hawaii with Renee. This inspires him to confess the whole thing to her.


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* OhCrap: Homer when he tries to bail out of Moe's car, and ends up rolling back into it, when it's about to drop into the sea.
14th Dec '16 2:37:27 AM SpideyTerry
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* BrokenAesop: Moe tries to help out Homer from getting out of prison by telling the police the truth, only for him to plan yet another scheme to get paid anyway, driving Renee to ditch him for good.

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* BrokenAesop: Moe tries to help out EpicFail: Homer from getting takes Moe out of prison by telling to a nightclub to meet women. Moe strikes out badly each time he approaches someone.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: The movie Homer sees is ''Hail to the Chimp''.
* FlatCharacter: Renee. The writers admitted on the audio commentary that she has no real personality.
* HopeSpot:
-->'''Wiggum''': We're sendin' you to the chair!\\
''[Homer gasps]''\\
'''Wiggum''': The interrogation chair.\\
''[Homer exhales]''\\
'''Wiggum:''' Plug it in, boys!
* IgnoredEpiphany: Moe realizes he has to tell
the police the truth, only for him to plan yet another scheme truth to get paid anyway, driving Homer out of jail and that that's the right thing to do. Then he gets the idea to try a ZanyScheme that involves digging up two corpses and setting fire to the bar, which causes Renee to ditch him for good.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Homer would have saved both he and Moe a lot of trouble if he just let Snake steal the latter's car.

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* MoodWhiplash: When Homer escapes from jail, he steals the book cart and rides it to the bar.
-->"Must kill Moe. Whee! Must kill Moe. Whee!"
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Homer would have saved both he and Moe a lot of trouble if he just let Snake steal the latter's car. He realizes this as he's driving away. Homer makes this worse when he takes time out to go to the drive-in theater instead of parking the car on the train tracks.
* PuffOfLogic: Homer's "ghost" appears to Moe to make him guilty. The trope is subverted during this exchange.
-->'''Ghost''': You killed me.\\
'''Moe''': You're not dead; you're just in jail.\\
'''Ghost''': Oh. ''[disappears, immediately comes back]'' Wait, I'm in jail because of you!
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In need of money, Moe announces that he's officially collecting all owed tabs. The barflies immediately run for the exit.
* ShoutOut: The title comes from ''Film/DoubleIndemnity''.


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* UngratefulBastard: Moe's reaction to the barflies not wanting to pay their tabs.
-->"Ya ungrateful ingrates!"


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* ZanyScheme:
** Moe wants Homer to wreck his car by parking it on train tracks. This fails due to reasons mentioned above.
** Moe tries to get out of trouble for this mess by wanting to fake his and Renee's deaths and torching the bar. She walks out on him upon hearing this.
29th Mar '16 7:28:25 PM BoyNinja
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* BrokenAesop: Moe tries to help out Homer from getting out of prison by telling the police the truth, only for him to plan yet another scheme to get paid anyway, driving Renee to ditch him for good.
12th Feb '16 1:16:41 PM DivineDeath
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Homer would have saved both he and Moe a lot of trouble if he just let Snake steal the latter's car

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Homer would have saved both he and Moe a lot of trouble if he just let Snake steal the latter's carcar.
12th Feb '16 1:15:04 PM DivineDeath
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Homer would have saved both he and Moe a lot of trouble if he just let Snake steal the latter's car
10th Feb '16 4:18:22 PM windyshadow32
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24th Oct '15 11:29:12 PM maxwellsilver
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* RomanceOnTheSet: Hank Azaria and Helen Hunt were dating at the time this episode was made, marrying in 1999, but ultimately divorcing in 2000.
9th Dec '14 2:51:36 PM maxwellsilver
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-->'''Moe''': Hawaii here we come! Ananakooli, Makawani, Ana-ona, Nanawula Wa, Hawai'i... ha.\\

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-->'''Moe''': Hawaii Hawai'i here we come! Ananakooli, Makawani, Ana-ona, Nanawula Wa, Hawai'i... ha.\\
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