History Recap / TheSimpsonsWhoShotMrBurns

18th Aug '17 12:06:03 PM Gregzilla
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* CartoonishSupervillainy: TropeNamer.
18th Aug '17 12:04:57 PM Gregzilla
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* CartoonishSupervillainy: TropeNamer.
23rd Jul '17 1:08:32 PM Pallo
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** Chief Wiggum mistaking Mr. Burns' face for a mask parodies WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou.
17th Jul '17 11:12:06 AM Premonition45
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* {{Irony}}: At Marge's suggestion, Homer sends Mr. Burns a box of chocolates with a photo of the entire Simpson family so he'll know who he is. Instead, Burns and Smithers eat everything ''except'' the piece covering Homer's face.
12th Jul '17 7:23:01 PM dpisel01
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The police are once again, and as usual, baffled, as their only clue is the bullet pulled from Burns' body. Lisa, wanting to help, names some suspects and their motives; Skinner, Willie, Moe, and Barney, whose livelihoods were endangered by Burns' oil drilling. Wiggum realizes that Music/TitoPuente is also a suspect by that logic, and the police go out to investigate.

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The With the prime suspect being the first one cleared, police are once again, and as usual, baffled, as their only clue is the bullet pulled from Burns' body. Lisa, wanting to help, names some suspects and their motives; Skinner, Willie, Moe, and Barney, whose livelihoods were endangered by Burns' oil drilling. Wiggum realizes that Music/TitoPuente is also a suspect by that logic, and the police go out to investigate.



** The first thing that clues Sideshow Mel in on Smither's innocence is when he mentioned watching Comedy Central, which Mel took note of because it was unusual (this show having been made back when Comedy Central wasn't as popular as it was now).

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** The first thing that clues Sideshow Mel in on Smither's innocence is when he mentioned watching Comedy Central, which Mel took note of because it was unusual (this show episode having been made back when Comedy Central wasn't as popular as it was now).
12th Jul '17 7:16:36 PM dpisel01
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Burns creates his own slant-drilling operation to tap the school's well, much to Smithers' displeasure. As a result, Springfield Elementary has no oil, and from the cost of building and dismantling their drill, they have to fire both Willie and Tito, who swear vengeance. Burns' oil drilling causes the Springfield retirement home and Moe's Tavern to close down. A gusher from the well hits Bart's treehouse, destroying it and injuring Santa's Little Helper, causing Bart to also swear revenge. But the worst is yet to come; Burns reveals that he plans on building a sun-blocker to keep Springfield in eternal darkness, forcing them to rely on his powerplant-powered lights 24/7. This is too much for Smithers, and he asks that Burns stop. Burns fires him instead.

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Burns creates his own slant-drilling operation to tap the school's well, much to Smithers' displeasure. As a result, Springfield Elementary has no oil, and from the cost of building and dismantling their drill, they have to fire both Willie and Tito, who swear vengeance. Burns' oil drilling causes the Springfield retirement home and Moe's Tavern to close down. A gusher from the well hits Bart's treehouse, destroying it and injuring Santa's Little Helper, causing Bart to also swear revenge. But the worst is yet to come; Burns reveals that he plans on building a sun-blocker to keep Springfield in eternal darkness, forcing them to rely on his powerplant-powered lights 24/7. This is finally too much for Smithers, Smithers and he asks that Burns stop. stop but Burns fires him instead.



''The residents of Springfield all look around, expecting someone else to step forward; except for the shooter, who simply glares at Burns.''

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''The residents of Springfield all look around, expecting someone else to step forward; except for the shooter, who simply glares at Burns.''forward



* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** As Mr. Burns is threatened at the town meeting, Burns asks "You all talk big, [[ArmorPiercingQuestion but who here has the guts to stop me?]]" Everybody except Maggie lowers their face or looks away.
** [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/46/Who_Shot_Mr_Burns_promo.jpg The promo card]] for the episode is an interesting case from this: while it only shows a handful of potential suspects, it also contains every member of the Simpsons family... except Maggie.
*** Granted, Marge isn't on it either... [[RedHerring except]] Marge was out ''in front of'' Town Hall when Burns got shot ''behind'' town hall...



* LateArrivalSpoiler: The DVD box art for Season 6 features Maggie penned up in a miniature jail cell. However, the commentators' lips are sealed.



* TranquilFury: Homer, when he asks Bart and Lisa to leave for a second, not wanting them to hear his AtomicFBomb presumably since it isn't their fault Mr. Burns keeps forgetting his name and to keep them from learning a bad word.

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* TranquilFury: Homer, when he asks Bart and Lisa to leave for a second, not wanting them to hear his AtomicFBomb presumably since it isn't their fault Mr. Burns keeps forgetting his name and to keep them from learning a bad word. Regardless, seeing how dangerously pissed off their father is, Bart and Lisa do as they're told and run away scared.
29th Jun '17 8:44:58 PM Delphi
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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: During Tito's song, a group of clams in the kitchen starts dancing to it. The chef looks on in astonishment, smiles and then [[BlackComedy dumps them in a boiling pot anyway.]]
17th Jun '17 2:03:07 AM outlander2012
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-->'''Burns:''' Take that, Bowlerama! Take that, convenience mart! Take that, Nuclear Power Plan-- Oh, fiddlesticks.

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-->'''Burns:''' Take that, Bowlerama! Take that, convenience mart! Take that, Nuclear Power Plan-- [[IMadeMyselfSad Oh, fiddlesticks.fiddlesticks]].
15th May '17 6:12:22 PM kquinn0830
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* NotSoAboveItAll: Lisa's investigating is a big help to the police, but she completely dismisses the idea of Tito Puente being the shooter, despite the fact he has just as much motive as the other suspects, solely because she admires his music. He does turn out to be innocent but the police were right to investigate him.
5th May '17 3:53:08 PM Demetrios
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* NobleProfession: Spoofed. Lisa says that Tito Puente can't be a suspect in the case because he's a celebrity. Chief Wiggum doesn't think so.
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