History Recap / TheSimpsonsS9E20TheTroubleWithTrillions

30th Nov '16 3:35:12 PM BobSaget9
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* BadLiar: Want an idea of how poorly Homer did his taxes?
-->'''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]]!
30th Nov '16 3:31:37 PM BobSaget9
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* InsaneTrollLogic: After Marge points out how Homer is lying on his taxes (as he rushes to complete them last minute), he immediately covers his ears.
-->'''Homer''': Shut up, shut up! If I don't hear you, it's not illegal!
26th Nov '16 2:17:53 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, has no idea [[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, has no idea 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."
3rd Oct '16 1:45:19 PM Premonition45
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* RidiculousProcrastinator: Inverted. Ned Flanders begins preparing his taxes ''after midnight on New Year's Day''.
12th Sep '16 6:26:18 PM Premonition45
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* CallBack: When Kent Brockman asks Krusty the Clown why he waited till the last minute to file his taxes, he says [[SarcasmMode "Because I'm an idiot. Happy?"]] Evidently, he hasn't gotten over his brush with the IRS in "Bart the Fink".



--> 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!
8th Sep '16 3:09:46 PM Premonition45
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* MixedMetaphor: While reporting the midnight rush for mailing taxes, Kent Brockman says "It's literally the eleventh hour: 10 PM!".
30th Mar '16 7:47:21 PM BoyNinja
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** Mr. Burns simply gives the dollar bill to the president of Cuba, who is an extremely corrupt man. When Mr. Burns asks him to give it back, the president just asks what, taking the money away and putting Mr. Burns, Smithers, and Homer on a meager rack in the middle of the ocean.
28th Jan '16 9:37:26 AM luiz4200
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* TaxmanTaxesTheWinnings: There's one scene with the Sea Captain taking a necklace from a treasure chest and placing it inside an envelope while waiting for his turn to mail his tax forms. He's wondering why he bothered to pillage that treasure.

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* TaxmanTaxesTheWinnings: TaxmanTakesTheWinnings: There's one scene with the Sea Captain taking a necklace from a treasure chest and placing it inside an envelope while waiting for his turn to mail his tax forms. He's wondering why he bothered to pillage that treasure.
28th Jan '16 9:36:09 AM luiz4200
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Homer (like most of us in RealLife) 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) 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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* 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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* SkewedPriorities: Homer has just a few minutes to file his tax return and won't stop for anything... other than a [[BigEater hot dog]].


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* TaxmanTaxesTheWinnings: There's one scene with the Sea Captain taking a necklace from a treasure chest and placing it inside an envelope while waiting for his turn to mail his tax forms. He's wondering why he bothered to pillage that treasure.
* TemptingFate: While showing the big lines of people who waited until the last day to file their tax returns, Kent Brockman isn't worried because he'd previously sent his tax data to an accountant. Said accountant then shows up and is just as worried as everybody else.


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* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: The post office closes at midnight and everyone who waited until the last day to file their tax return must do so until then.
14th Dec '15 6:03:55 PM windyshadow32
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