History Recap / TheSimpsonsS9E4TreehouseOfHorrorVIII

19th Nov '16 10:24:56 PM WanderingBrowser
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* NotMeThisTime: In "Easy-Bake Coven", Marge the witch insists that Lenny's turnip crop was destroyed by gophers and she had nothing to do with it, after having boasted about the things that she did do.
19th Nov '16 10:22:05 PM WanderingBrowser
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When revealed as a witch in "Easy-Bake Coven", Marge proudly declares she withered the village's livestock, soured their sheeps' milk, and made their shirts itchy.



* EatsBabies: Zigzagged in "Easy-Bake Coven". Played straight when, after eavesdropping on Maude Flanders fears about what witches do, Marge, Patty and Selma decide that eating kids sounds like a great way to get back at the villagers. Subverted when, upon reaching the Flanders' house, the witches are quite happy to accept a bribe of candy, cakes and other treats instead of eating Rod & Tod. Then double-subverted when, after finishing collecting their bribes from the Wiggums, Marge complains that she wishes they hadn't filled up on children before snagging all these goodies, belching before leading her sisters off into the sky.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Maude Flanders talking to her husband about how witches steal and eat children in "Easy-Bake Coven" gives Marge and her sisters the idea to do just that, as originally they were just going to [[PokeThePoodle steal peoples' shoes]].



* TheUnfavourite: Lisa in "Easy-Bake Coven"; Homer even goes so far as to [[OffingTheOffspring accuse her of witchcraft]] just because [[DisproportionateRetribution she told him he was egging their own house]].

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* TheUnfavourite: Lisa in "Easy-Bake Coven"; Homer even goes so far as to [[OffingTheOffspring accuse her of witchcraft]] just because [[DisproportionateRetribution she told him he was egging their own house]].house, causing the other villages to laugh at him]].



* WouldHurtAChild: In the second and third shorts, Homer attempts to kill one of his children: Bart for messing with his transporter in "Fly vs. Fly"; Lisa for witchcraft in "Easy-Bake Coven".

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* WouldHurtAChild: In the second and third shorts, shorts; Homer attempts to kill one of his children: Bart for messing with his transporter in "Fly vs. Fly"; Fly", and then accuses Lisa for of witchcraft to cover up for his own stupidity in "Easy-Bake Coven".
31st Oct '16 2:25:04 AM OlfinBedwere
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: In "Easy Bake Coven," Wiggum's statement that Marge will "fall to an honorable Christian death" if she isn't a witch is presented as a bit of InsaneTrollLogic, but this attitude actually ''is'' consistent with how real-life witch hunters reasoned on both sides of the Atlantic. As they saw it, it was safer to just kill anyone suspected of being a witch, since you'd be ridding the world of a demon if the accusation was true, and if they were innocent then they'd be sent to heaven as a martyr.
30th Oct '16 6:47:50 PM Premonition45
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* TakeThat: In "The Homega Man", the "Withstandinator" bomb shelter includes a Gary Larson calendar. Homer flips through each page, saying "I don't get it."
30th Oct '16 2:42:42 PM Pallo
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* OhCrap: The mutants, right before Marge and the kids shoot them.
30th Oct '16 12:09:56 PM Premonition45
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He indulges in all the town's leftover pleasures (such as watching a David Spade/Chris Farley movie in an abandoned theater, sitting in his boss's office [DeletedScene only], and dancing naked in church) until a mob of Springfieldians mutated by the bomb (including Moe, Dr. Hibbert, Principal Skinner, Chief Wiggum, Krusty, and Sideshow Mel) and plot to kill him to get rid of the mistakes of the past for a better future. A car chase through town ensues, and Homer winds up back at his own house to discover his family alive and well -- the house's multiple coats of lead paint created "the perfect bomb shelter." The mutants are touched by the reunion and Marge suggests the two groups can be friends -- but it's a ruse to ensure the mutants' guards are down, as she and the kids promptly kill the mutants with shotguns. "Now ''that's'' the Marge I married!" exclaims the impressed Homer and the family decides to steal some Ferraris.

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He indulges in all the town's leftover pleasures (such as watching a David Spade/Chris Farley movie in an abandoned theater, sitting in his boss's office [DeletedScene only], and dancing naked in church) until a mob of Springfieldians mutated by the bomb (including Moe, Dr. Hibbert, Principal Skinner, Chief Wiggum, Krusty, and Sideshow Mel) Mel, and Mr. Burns) and plot to kill him to get rid of the mistakes of the past for a better future. A car chase through town ensues, and Homer winds up back at his own house to discover his family alive and well -- the house's multiple coats of lead paint created "the perfect bomb shelter." The mutants are touched by the reunion and Marge suggests the two groups can be friends -- but it's a ruse to ensure the mutants' guards are down, as she and the kids promptly kill the mutants with shotguns. "Now ''that's'' the Marge I married!" married!", exclaims the impressed Homer and the family decides to steal some Ferraris.



* AndTheRest: When Homer believes he's the last man alive, he bemoans losing his family, saying "Little Bart... little Lisa... little Marge... And all the rest!" Tellingly, this includes not only Maggie, but also the pets ''and the TV''.

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* AndTheRest: When Homer believes he's the last man alive, he bemoans losing his family, saying "Little Bart... little Lisa... little Marge... And all the rest!" Tellingly, this not only includes not only Maggie, but also the pets ''and the TV''.



* ApocalypseHow: Type 0 in "The Homega Man". The nuclear warhead destroys only Springfield.



** Homer is watching a Creator/ChrisFarley[=/=]Creator/DavidSpade movie at church, most likely ''Film/TommyBoy'', as Homer gleefully says "Oh, Spade... why did you put Farley in charge of the bees?".

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** Homer is watching watches a Creator/ChrisFarley[=/=]Creator/DavidSpade movie at church, the theater, most likely ''Film/TommyBoy'', as Homer gleefully says "Oh, Spade... why did you put Farley in charge of the bees?".
16th Oct '16 11:27:13 PM rwe1138
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* AndTheRest: When Homer believes he's the last man alive, he bemoans losing his family, saying "Little Bart... little Lisa... little Marge... And all the rest!"

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* AndTheRest: When Homer believes he's the last man alive, he bemoans losing his family, saying "Little Bart... little Lisa... little Marge... And all the rest!"rest!" Tellingly, this includes not only Maggie, but also the pets ''and the TV''.
8th Oct '16 11:07:47 PM gjjones
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** Wearing a black hood and with paling skin, Mutant Burns says to Homer [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi "Now, Simpson, you will die."]]

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** Wearing a black hood and with paling skin, Mutant Burns says to Homer [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi "Now, Simpson, "And now, you will must die."]]
14th Jul '16 6:49:56 AM 123456789
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: The scene of Homer dancing naked in church was originally (as in, "as written in the script") going to be Homer dancing naked on the church's altar (though the church The Simpsons go to doesn't have an altar, as it's not a Catholic church), but the censors objected (they were already wary about Homer dancing naked in church, but they only allowed it if the altar scene was changed to Homer dancing naked in the front row).

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: The scene of Homer dancing naked in church was originally (as in, "as written in the script") going to be Homer dancing naked on the church's altar (though the church The Simpsons go to doesn't have an altar, as it's not a Catholic church), but the censors objected to the location (they were already wary about Homer dancing naked in church, but they only allowed it if the altar scene was changed to Homer dancing naked in the front row).
30th May '16 6:46:00 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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The annual ThreeShorts HalloweenEpisode starts with Fox Censor, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the FOX network censor,]] editing this year's Halloween special to a TV-G rating (removing all the [[Series/{{Friends}} NBC-style]] [[{{Seinfeld}} sexual]] [[Series/SaturdayNightLive innuendo]] and [[WalkerTexasRanger CBS-style action violence]]), but the TV rating bug fights back by stabbing Censor until it reaches TV-666. Afterwards, the Simpson family enters the living room where they get executed on the couch.

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The annual ThreeShorts HalloweenEpisode starts with Fox Censor, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the FOX network censor,]] editing this year's Halloween special to a TV-G rating (removing all the [[Series/{{Friends}} NBC-style]] [[{{Seinfeld}} [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} sexual]] [[Series/SaturdayNightLive innuendo]] and [[WalkerTexasRanger CBS-style action violence]]), but the TV rating bug fights back by stabbing Censor until it reaches TV-666. Afterwards, the Simpson family enters the living room where they get executed on the couch.
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