History Recap / TheSimpsonsWhoShotMrBurns

13th Feb '17 5:53:18 PM BobSaget9
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** The last thing Homer does before the scene at Town Hall is shake him while repeatedly saying "My name is Homer Simpson!".


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* WouldHurtAChild: To prevent Bart from attacking him at Town Hall, Mr. Burns flashes his pistol.
6th Feb '17 4:51:19 PM cybertoy0
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* DelegationRelay: Burns tries to send out a package through one of these. It ends up with Homer, who ComicallyMissesThePoint and brings the package ''back'' to Burns, who angrily tells him that his name is on the ''return address.''
29th Jan '17 10:31:31 AM gurkle2
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There's a gunshot, and Burns staggers out into the open and collapses onto the sundial, mortally wounded. As the townsfolk gather around his body, Marge realizes that since everyone hates Burns, any one of them could be the shooter.

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There's a gunshot, and Burns staggers out into the open and collapses onto the sundial, mortally badly wounded. As the townsfolk gather around his body, Marge realizes that since everyone hates Burns, any one of them could be the shooter.
13th Jan '17 10:12:05 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* GratuitousSpanish: Music/TitoPuente's TheVillainSucksSong includes the lines "Burns! / Con el corazón de perro[[note]]with the heart of a dog[[/note]] / Señor Burns! / El diablo con dinero![[note]]the Devil with money[[/note]]", and ends with "Adiós, viejo!"[[note]]Goodbye, old man![[/note]]

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* GratuitousSpanish: Music/TitoPuente's TheVillainSucksSong includes the lines "Burns! "¡Burns! / Con el corazón de perro[[note]]with the heart of a dog[[/note]] / Señor ¡Señor Burns! / El ¡El diablo con dinero![[note]]the Devil with money[[/note]]", money[[/note]]," and ends with "Adiós, "¡Adiós, viejo!"[[note]]Goodbye, old man![[/note]]
13th Jan '17 9:59:48 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* LampshadeHanging: The day after Willie strikes oil on the Springfield Elementary campus, the local newspaper's front page reads "[[SuckySchool AWFUL SCHOOL]] IS AWFUL RICH".

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* LampshadeHanging: The day after Willie strikes oil on the Springfield Elementary campus, the local newspaper's front page reads "[[SuckySchool AWFUL SCHOOL]] IS AWFUL RICH".RICH."



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: After Mr Burns collapses on the sun dial, Dr. Hibbert comments "Well, I couldn't possibly solve this mystery... Can you?" whilst looking and pointing directly at the viewer, [[FourthWallPsych before quickly cutting to a different shot to show he was talking to Chief Wiggum]]. This was done in reference to the contest that ran over the summer, in order for the viewers to figure out the culprit.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: After Mr Mr. Burns collapses on the sun dial, Dr. Hibbert comments "Well, I couldn't possibly solve this mystery... Can you?" whilst looking and pointing directly at the viewer, [[FourthWallPsych before quickly cutting to a different shot to show he was talking to Chief Wiggum]]. This was done in reference to the contest that ran over the summer, in order for the viewers to figure out the culprit.



* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Prinicapl Skinner describes Mr. Burns as "this town's most prominent 104-year-old man".

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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Prinicapl Principal Skinner describes Mr. Burns as "this town's most prominent 104-year-old man".man."
13th Jan '17 9:56:18 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* DrowningHisSorrows: Smithers does not take being fired well, drinking cheap liquor and watching shows on Creator/ComedyCentral. (He also mentions that he never misses ''Pardon My Zinger'', which turns out later to be a clue that clears him.)
* EveryoneIsASuspect: By the time Mr Burns is shot, everyone in Springfield has a motive to shoot him & Marge outright says the [[TropeNamer trope naming phrase]]. In reality, there was a handful of people who couldn't have done it. [[note]]Sideshow Mel had a knife, not a gun; Principal Skinner's gun had a silencer; Moe & Apu had guns which wouldn't wound Burns in the manner that he was; Marge Simpson & Jimbo Jones are both seen outside City Hall as a wounded Burns stumbles past; and Krusty the Clown had literally just returned to town minutes earlier.[[/note]]
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Corrupt Politicians Have Standards]]: Mayor Quimby may be a corrupt mayor [[note]]which has been showed in episodes like being an admitted a womanizer in "Bart's Inner Child"[[/note]], but he even thought the idea of Burns blocking out the sun to forced the people to pay for electricity was an outrage.

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* DrowningHisSorrows: Smithers does not take being fired well, drinking cheap liquor and watching shows on Creator/ComedyCentral. (He also mentions that he never misses ''Pardon My Zinger'', Zinger,'' which turns out later to be a clue that clears him.)
* EveryoneIsASuspect: By the time Mr Mr. Burns is shot, everyone in Springfield has a motive to shoot him & Marge outright says the [[TropeNamer trope naming phrase]]. In reality, there was a handful of people who couldn't have done it. [[note]]Sideshow Mel had a knife, not a gun; Principal Skinner's gun had a silencer; Moe & Apu had guns which wouldn't wound Burns in the manner that he was; Marge Simpson & Jimbo Jones are both seen outside City Hall as a wounded Burns stumbles past; and Krusty the Clown had literally just returned to town minutes earlier.[[/note]]
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Corrupt Politicians Have Standards]]: Mayor Quimby may be a corrupt mayor [[note]]which has been showed in episodes like being an admitted a womanizer in "Bart's Inner Child"[[/note]], but he even thought the idea of Burns blocking out the sun to forced force the people to pay for electricity was an outrage.
13th Jan '17 9:53:35 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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** In the background at Moe's tavern, a TV can be see advertising "Pardon My Zinger" at 3 o'clock.

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** In the background at Moe's tavern, a TV can be see seen advertising "Pardon My Zinger" at 3 o'clock.
13th Jan '17 9:50:13 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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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 dismanteling their drill 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 Elementary has no oil, and from the cost of building and dismanteling dismantling their drill 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.
21st Dec '16 2:31:03 PM NESBoy
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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Prinicapl Skinner describes Mr. Burns as "this town's most prominent 104-year-old man".
10th Dec '16 11:39:55 PM N.Harmonik
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* TakeOurWordForIt: When Mr. Burns sent Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie (but not Homer) a thank you card, Homer reacted by shouting something Flanders considered the foulest word he ever heard.

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* TakeOurWordForIt: When Mr. Burns sent Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie (but not Homer) a thank you card, Homer reacted by shouting something Flanders considered the foulest word loudest profanity he ever heard.



* 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.

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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.name and to keep them from learning a bad word.



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 livelyhoods 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 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 livelyhoods 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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