History Recap / TheSimpsonsS9E20TheTroubleWithTrillions

7th Apr '18 7:47:54 AM Psyclone
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* Hypocrite: Burns was chosen to deliver the dollar bill because he was one of the most trusted men in America to do the job. Not only does he ''not'' do that, believing it's his patriotic duty to perform said theft, but other episodes (NegativeContinuity aside) have mentioned that he was a '''Nazi collaborator'''.


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* {{Irony}}: Burns was chosen to deliver the dollar bill because he was one of the most trusted men in America to do the job. Not only does he ''not'' do that, believing it's his patriotic duty to perform said theft, but other episodes (NegativeContinuity aside) have mentioned that he was a '''Nazi collaborator'''.
7th Apr '18 7:39:14 AM Psyclone
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* DiscoDan: Mr. Burns' out-of-touch-with-the-times tendencies are in full display here. He thinks Homer is a reporter for ''Collier's'', which had ceased publication in 1957 (although it was briefly revived in 2012), and while in Cuba, was shocked to learn that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista Batista]] was no longer in power. He also identifies a taxi as "the new Packard they've been talking about."

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* DiscoDan: Mr. Burns' out-of-touch-with-the-times tendencies are in full display here. He thinks Homer is a reporter for ''Collier's'', which had ceased publication in 1957 (although it was briefly revived in 2012), and while in Cuba, was shocked to learn that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista [[UsefulNotes/FulgencioBatista Batista]] was no longer in power.charge. He also identifies a taxi as "the new Packard they've been talking about."
6th Apr '18 2:04:15 AM marcoasalazarm
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* AbusiveAdvertisement: The Duff ad in Cuba with Che Guevara has the slogan "El Duff-o o muerte (or death)". Considering that it's on a communist nation that executes prisoners...

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* AbusiveAdvertisement: AbusiveAdvertising: The Duff ad in Cuba with Che Guevara has the slogan "El Duff-o o muerte (or death)". Considering that it's on a communist nation that executes prisoners...
6th Apr '18 2:03:44 AM marcoasalazarm
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* AbusiveAdvertisement: The Duff ad in Cuba with Che Guevara has the slogan "El Duff-o o muerte (or death)". Considering that it's on a communist nation that executes prisoners...



* ChekhovsGun: The plane Burns is seen using to "take" the dollar bill to France turns out to still be in his possession on the third act, and it's used to go to Cuba.



* Hypocrite: Burns was chosen to deliver the dollar bill because he was one of the most trusted men in America to do the job. Not only does he ''not'' do that, believing it's his patriotic duty to perform said theft, but other episodes (NegativeContinuity aside) have mentioned that he was a '''Nazi collaborator'''.



%%* IntimidatingRevenueService

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%%* IntimidatingRevenueService* IntimidatingRevenueService: Homer is forced by the IRS to become a spy for them or face criminal charges for his badly-made tax forms (ironically he may have prevented this by just not bundling all of the forms together into the shape of a football).



* OhCrap[=/=]ThisIsGonnaSuck: The [[http://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/view_image.php?tv-show=simpsons&image=s09e20_196 look on Homer and Smithers' faces]] after they remind Mr. Burns that he's flying the plane...and he's about to attempt a landing.

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* OhCrap[=/=]ThisIsGonnaSuck: The [[http://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/view_image.php?tv-show=simpsons&image=s09e20_196 look on Homer and Smithers' faces]] after they remind Mr. Burns that he's flying the plane... and he's about to attempt a landing.



* RidiculousProcrastinator: Inverted. Ned Flanders begins preparing his taxes ''after midnight on New Year's Day''. Played straight with just about everyone else in Springfield, who only start filing their taxes at the last minute.

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* RidiculousProcrastinator: Inverted. Ned Flanders begins preparing his taxes ''after midnight on New Year's Day''. Played straight with just about everyone else in Springfield, who only start filing their taxes at the last minute.minute, and the reason Homer's whole dilemma occurs is because he was the one who waited the most out of the whole city (rushingly bundling all of his badly-filled forms into a bundle shaped like a football (which made it roll into the audit bin at the IRS) and actually having to toss it into the outgoing mail pile through the closing office's doors).
25th Jan '18 3:21:17 PM DivineDeath
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* RidiculousProcrastinator: Inverted. Ned Flanders begins preparing his taxes ''after midnight on New Year's Day''.

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* RidiculousProcrastinator: Inverted. Ned Flanders begins preparing his taxes ''after midnight on New Year's Day''. Played straight with just about everyone else in Springfield, who only start filing their taxes at the last minute.
19th Jul '17 8:12:44 AM ClintEastwood
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* OutOfCharacter: Lisa has this line relating to the trillion dollar bill:
-->'''Lisa:''' Screw college, let's buy dune buggies!

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* OutOfCharacter: Lisa has this line relating OutOfCharacterMoment: When the family is being asked by government agents what would Homer do with the ZillionDollarBill he's been accused of stealing, Marge says that the money should go to the trillion dollar bill:
-->'''Lisa:''' Screw college, let's
kids' college fund... only for ''Lisa'' to reply "Who needs college? Let's buy dune buggies!buggies!" '''''Huh?''''' This coming from the girl who, after helping put Mr. Burns back on his feet, refused her rightful million dollar advisor fee out of moral disapprobation for how he did it.
15th Jul '17 2:49:38 PM nombretomado
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Homer (like practically every Springfielder who isn't a Flanders) waits until the last minute to file his tax return, and the IRS has jailtime in store for Homer -- unless Homer plays spy to retrieve a trillion-dollar bill that Mr. Burns was supposed to deliver to post-WorldWarII Europe to pay for reconstruction and stimulate the economy.

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Homer (like practically every Springfielder who isn't a Flanders) waits until the last minute to file his tax return, and the IRS has jailtime in store for Homer -- unless Homer plays spy to retrieve a trillion-dollar bill that Mr. Burns was supposed to deliver to post-WorldWarII post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Europe to pay for reconstruction and stimulate the economy.
16th Jun '17 12:06:41 PM JamesAustin
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Homer (like most of us in RealLife and practically every Springfielder who isn't a Flanders) waits until the last minute to file his tax return, and the IRS has jailtime in store for Homer -- unless Homer plays spy to retrieve a trillion-dollar bill that Mr. Burns was supposed to deliver to post-WorldWarII Europe to pay for reconstruction and stimulate the economy.

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Homer (like most of us in RealLife and practically every Springfielder who isn't a Flanders) waits until the last minute to file his tax return, and the IRS has jailtime in store for Homer -- unless Homer plays spy to retrieve a trillion-dollar bill that Mr. Burns was supposed to deliver to post-WorldWarII Europe to pay for reconstruction and stimulate the economy.



-->'''Homer''': Okay, Marge, if anyone asks you require 24-hour nursing care, Lisa's a clergyman, Maggie is seven people, and Bart was wounded in [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]]!

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-->'''Homer''': -->'''Homer:''' Okay, Marge, if anyone asks you require 24-hour nursing care, Lisa's a clergyman, Maggie is seven people, and Bart was wounded in [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]]!



-->'''Lisa:''': No, it makes you look like a tool of government oppression.\\
'''Homer:''': But not fat.

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-->'''Lisa:''': -->'''Lisa:''' No, it makes you look like a tool of government oppression.\\
'''Homer:''': '''Homer:''' But not fat.



* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Everyone who expected Mr. Burns to be the most reliable person to deliver the trillion-dollar-bill just because he's America's richest person.

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: HorribleJudgeOfCharacter:
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Everyone who expected Mr. Burns to be the most reliable person to deliver the trillion-dollar-bill just because he's America's richest person.



-->'''Lisa:''': Screw college, let's buy dune buggies!

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-->'''Lisa:''': -->'''Lisa:''' Screw college, let's buy dune buggies!
1st May '17 4:58:31 PM TitoMosquito
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* CrazyPrepared: Ned always files his tax returns ''every'' New Years.



-->'''Mr. Burns:''' And if it's a crime to bribe a jury, then so help me, I'll soon be guilty of that!

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-->'''Mr. Burns:''' And if it's a crime to bribe a jury, then so help me, I'll soon be guilty of that!that!\\
'''Homer:''' ''(stands up to salute)'' God bless America!
1st Apr '17 12:44:02 PM N8han11
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-->'''Lisa:''' No, it makes you look like a tool of government oppression.\\
'''Homer:''' But not fat.

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-->'''Lisa:''' -->'''Lisa:''': No, it makes you look like a tool of government oppression.\\
'''Homer:''' '''Homer:''': But not fat.


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* OutOfCharacter: Lisa has this line relating to the trillion dollar bill:
-->'''Lisa:''': Screw college, let's buy dune buggies!
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