History Recap / TheSimpsonsWhoShotMrBurns

3rd Jun '16 8:32:49 PM BobSaget9
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** [[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.


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* {{Irony}}: As it happens, Mr. Burns really ''can't'' steal candy from a baby.
8th May '16 6:51:45 PM manepony101
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* AppointmentTelevision: With the help of Sideshow Mel, this was the reason Smithers was proven to be innocent: He couldn't have been the one to shoot Mr. Burns, since his favorite television show was on at the time of the crime, and he never misses it.
24th Apr '16 7:31:51 AM NESBoy
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* DeletedScene: [[http://pic.twitter.com/TcTBam7K8v A scene that never made it beyond the script]] had Dr. Hibbert remove the bullet from Mr. Burns to help Chief Wiggum's investigation. In the actual episode, the episode skips straight to Wiggum already having collected the bullet.
17th Apr '16 4:11:27 AM nm3youtube
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* TranquilFury: Homer, when he asks Bart and Lisa to leave for a second, not wanting them to see his AtomicFBomb presumably since it isn't their fault Mr. Burns keeps forgetting his name.
13th Apr '16 3:42:30 PM RighteousFury
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* ChehkovsGun:

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* ChehkovsGun:ChekovsGun:
31st Mar '16 6:29:42 AM Scorntex
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* ChehkovsGun:
** Smithers mentions the town sundial.
** All the guns brought to the town meeting (meaning it's easy to work out who's not the shooter by the guns they're carrying, like Moe's shotgun).
** Grandpa Simpson's gun, which Marge buries and is later shown to have been dug up.
** In the background at Moe's tavern, a TV can be see advertising "Pardon My Zinger" at 3 o'clock.



* {{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.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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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.



* {{Jerkass}}: Mr. Burns might well be at his absolute worst in this episode, stealing oil from a school out of spite, destroying the retirement home, badly injuring Bart and Santa's Little Helper, and then planning to block out the sun entirely, travelling to the town meeting to gloat. And while there, he threatens to draw a gun on Bart, after taunting him about aforementioned injuries to SLH.



* RoomFullOfCrazy: Homer spray-painting "I am Homer Simpson" on the walls of Mr. Burns' office.

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* RoomFullOfCrazy: Homer spray-painting "I am Homer Simpson" on the walls of Mr. Burns' office. It ''still'' doesn't get Burns to remember him.



* ShoutOut: The image of [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel/Mike and the bots in the theatre]] can be seen on the TV in Moe's bar.

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The image of [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel/Mike and the bots in the theatre]] can be seen on the TV in Moe's bar.



** The music in the credits is done to match Oliver Stone's ''JFK''.



* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: The Springfielders who tore down Burns' sun blocker rejoiced once Principal Skinner stated the town it crushed was Shelbyville.

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* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: The Springfielders who tore tear down Burns' sun blocker rejoiced rejoice once Principal Skinner stated states the town it crushed was Shelbyville.


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* HumiliationConga: Moe, on the lie detector.
-->'''Moe:''' Now would you unhook me already? I don't deserve this kind of shabby treatment! (''buzz!'')


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* TakeThat: 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).
29th Mar '16 6:17:44 PM RighteousFury
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Chief Wiggum never investigates Barney (there's even a shot of Lisa's chart of suspects with everyone except him crossed out as Wiggum laments that he still hasn't got any leads).

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Chief Wiggum never investigates Barney (there's even a shot of Lisa's chart of suspects with everyone except him crossed out as Wiggum laments that he still hasn't got any leads).leads)[[note]]This may have to do with [[WhatCouldHaveBeen what was originally planned]] for the episode as stated on the [[WordOfGod DVD Director's Commentary]] in Part 2, in which Barney would have turned out to be the shooter[[/note]].
23rd Mar '16 4:56:53 PM nombretomado
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* DrowningHisSorrows: Smithers does not take being fired well, drinking cheap liquor and watching shows on ComedyCentral. (He also mentions that he never misses ''Pardon My Zinger'', which turns out later to be a clue that clears him.)

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* DrowningHisSorrows: Smithers does not take being fired well, drinking cheap liquor and watching shows on ComedyCentral.Creator/ComedyCentral. (He also mentions that he never misses ''Pardon My Zinger'', which turns out later to be a clue that clears him.)



* TakeThat: After losing his job, Smithers now spends all his days watching ComedyCentral, leading a disgusted Dr. Hibbert to utter "My God!"

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* TakeThat: After losing his job, Smithers now spends all his days watching ComedyCentral, Creator/ComedyCentral, leading a disgusted Dr. Hibbert to utter "My God!"
18th Mar '16 10:46:14 PM Hossmeister
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5th Mar '16 5:31:31 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* DrowningHisSorrows: Smithers does not take being fired well.

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* DrowningHisSorrows: Smithers does not take being fired well.well, drinking cheap liquor and watching shows on ComedyCentral. (He also mentions that he never misses ''Pardon My Zinger'', which turns out later to be a clue that clears him.)
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