History WesternAnimation / TheSimpsonsMovie

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* BigYes: Bart does one when Homer manages to successfully ride the motorcycle around the cage.


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* BlueIsHeroic: Inverted with the EPA, who wear blue uniforms but are responsible for sealing off Springfield and essentially trying to wipe it off the map.
** Played straight with Maggie, who wears blue baby clothes as usual and scares off Mr Teeny with a DeathGlare and a broken bottle, comes up with the idea that saves the rest of the Simpsons (using the sinkhole to escape from the dome) [[spoiler:and saving Homer from Cargill at the end.]]


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* DeathGlare: Maggie scares off Mr Teeny with one, as well as her bottle after breaking it.


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* LightIsGood: Homer's usual white shirt, as he is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, as even though he's [[TheMillstone the one most responsible for dooming Springfield]], he's also the one responsible for saving it.


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** Marge in the gas station scene when she sees the Wanted poster with the family on it behind the clerk. Luckily Bart doctors it before the clerk can see it.


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** [[spoiler:Homer and Bart have one after the bomb explodes and it starts to crack the dome while they're still riding down the side of it. Also when they see they're heading for Springfield Gorge moments later.]]


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** After the dome is destroyed, Chief Wiggum remarks that it's a miracle no one was hurt. Cue a large shard dropping with a thud and impaling Dr. Nick.


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* TheVoiceless: Subverted with Maggie, who is silent for almost all of the movie, but speaks one word during the credits, her first word to be heard by the rest of the family: "Sequel?"
13th Feb '17 6:19:07 AM axle-k89
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* BigDamnHeroes: An unconscious Homer is lying on the riverbank after washing ashore, and a polar bear is about to drag him away when the Medicine Woman appears and drives it away with arm gestures and grunting.
** [[spoiler:Maggie saves Homer from being shot at point blank range by Cargill by dropping a boulder on his head.]]


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* MustMakeAmends: Homer after his epiphany, [[spoiler:realising that without other people, he's nothing, and has to save Springfield in order to save himself.]]


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* SharpDressedMan: Russ Cargill and President Schwarzenegger are always seen dressed in suits/ Only one scene where Cargill doesn't is after the Simpsons escape from the dome, where he is dressed in a blue EPA uniform.
11th Feb '17 1:49:00 PM LampUnderTheTable
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*** Before that, Homer was walking into the church saying "These pious morons are too busy talking to their phony-baloney God." At first this might seem like a standard jab at the religious, but in the episode "HOMR", after [[ItMakesSenseInContext having a crayon removed from his brain and vastly increasing his intelligence,]] Homer, while working on a flat tax proposal, [[AchievementsInIgnorance accidentally proved God did not exist.]] Since the discovery was airtight, and put Flanders in a terrible mood, it would make sense that Homer would still remember it several years later. However this is undermined by the fact that the movie practically outright shows God giving Abe Simpson the prophecy about Springfield's impending fate (in addition to the fact that the episode "HOMR" is undermined by the later episode "Thank God It's Doomsday" which shows God and has the Rapture occur).

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*** Before that, Homer was walking into the church saying "These pious morons are too busy talking to their phony-baloney God." At first this might seem like a standard jab at the religious, but in the episode "HOMR", after [[ItMakesSenseInContext having a crayon removed from his brain and vastly increasing his intelligence,]] Homer, while working on a flat tax proposal, [[AchievementsInIgnorance accidentally proved God did not exist.]] Since the discovery was treated as airtight, and put Flanders in a terrible mood, it would make sense that Homer would still remember it several years later. later. However this is undermined by the fact that the movie practically outright shows God giving Abe Simpson the prophecy about Springfield's impending fate fate, making it look like that moment in "HOMR" was just another jab at the religious (in addition to the fact that the episode "HOMR" is undermined by the later episode "Thank God It's Doomsday" which shows God and has the Rapture occur).
11th Feb '17 1:46:04 PM LampUnderTheTable
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*** Before that, Homer was walking into the church saying "These pious morons are too busy talking to their phony-baloney God." At first this might seem like a standard jab at the religious, but in the episode "HOMR", after [[ItMakesSenseInContext having a crayon removed from his brain and vastly increasing his intelligence,]] Homer, while working on a flat tax proposal, [[AchievementsInIgnorance accidentally proved God did not exist.]] Since the discovery was airtight, and put Flanders in a terrible mood, it would make sense that Homer would still remember it several years later.

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*** Before that, Homer was walking into the church saying "These pious morons are too busy talking to their phony-baloney God." At first this might seem like a standard jab at the religious, but in the episode "HOMR", after [[ItMakesSenseInContext having a crayon removed from his brain and vastly increasing his intelligence,]] Homer, while working on a flat tax proposal, [[AchievementsInIgnorance accidentally proved God did not exist.]] Since the discovery was airtight, and put Flanders in a terrible mood, it would make sense that Homer would still remember it several years later. However this is undermined by the fact that the movie practically outright shows God giving Abe Simpson the prophecy about Springfield's impending fate (in addition to the fact that the episode "HOMR" is undermined by the later episode "Thank God It's Doomsday" which shows God and has the Rapture occur).
1st Feb '17 7:00:39 PM Mdumas43073
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* WritingLines: In a variant of the usual opening gag from the show, Bart writes "I will not illegally download this movie" over and over on the blackboard.
17th Jan '17 3:58:19 AM axle-k89
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* ExplosiveDecompression: Scratchy's eye blowing up like a ballon when his [[BrokenFaceplate visor cracks]] in the opening moon landing scene.

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* ExplosiveDecompression: Scratchy's eye blowing up like a ballon balloon when his [[BrokenFaceplate visor cracks]] in the opening moon landing scene.
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* TheDogBitesBack:
** Literally. After Homer has his epiphany, he mercilessly whips the dogs pulling his sled, even when they're resting, and when they stop at the end of the day, they furiously maul him and leave him to make his own way back to Springfield.
** When it looks like [[spoiler:Springfield is about to be blown up]], Martin Prince angrily walks up to Jimbo, Dolph and Kearney and, fed up of them constantly bullying him, knocks them all out with a plank of wood, then does it again when they come round moments later.



* EpicFail: Cletus once played a game of ticktacktoe with a chicken. ''The chicken won''.

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* EpicFail: EpicFail:
** Homer's attempt at using a wrecking ball [[spoiler:to rescue the family from the EPA van]]. The wrecking ball makes the smallest contact with the side of the truck, swings back towards Homer and smashes him repeatedly between things until the chain snaps.
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Cletus once played a game of ticktacktoe with a chicken. ''The chicken won''.won''.
** [[spoiler:Homer thwarts the town's escape attempt by sliding down the rope they're escaping on, and when he sadly kicks the bomb over, ''it cuts the remaining countdown time in half''.]]
* EurekaMoment: Homer's epiphany, where he realises [[spoiler:in order to save himself, he has to save Springfield]].



* GetOut: Krusty yells "Get out of here!" at Homer [[spoiler:[[EpicFail when he kicks the bomb and it halves the remaining countdown time]].]]



* KidHasAPoint: Maggie comes up with the idea to use [[ChekhovsGun the sinkhole in the sandbox]] to escape from the dome. She only gets the others to realize her plan by jumping into it, and then she appears outside the dome. Marge, Bart and Lisa then jump, but when Homer tries to use the sinkhole too, he gets stuck in it. He manages to get out, but not before some of the crowd claw at his head.



** Most of the townspeople have one [[spoiler:when the bomb Homer just threw the hole at the top of the dome comes back down and shakes around the hole like it's going to fall through with seconds before detonation.]]

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** Homer as he realizes [[EpicFail he's about to be hit by his own wrecking ball]].
** Most of the townspeople have one [[spoiler:when the bomb is first lowered into the dome. They then get another one when the same bomb that Homer just threw through the hole at the top of the dome comes back down and shakes around the hole like it's going to fall through with seconds before detonation.]]
22nd Dec '16 9:29:45 PM MysteriousZorua1994
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* SinsOfOurFathers: Springfield opts to kill Bart, Lisa and Maggie because of the actions of their father.
15th Dec '16 4:24:31 PM JamesAustin
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** An early trailer pretended to be for ''Film/{{Superman}} Returns'', but it was just Homer wearing a ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' shirt.

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** An early trailer pretended to be for ''Film/{{Superman}} Returns'', ''Film/SupermanReturns'', but it was just Homer wearing a ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' shirt.
13th Dec '16 8:25:58 PM N.Harmonik
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** Bart says Homer's "big fat butt could shield us all." Homer's butt did once shield them from toxic gas in "King- Size Homer."

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** Bart says Homer's "big fat butt could shield us all." Homer's butt did once shield them from toxic gas in "King- Size "King-Size Homer."



* DarkestHour: [[spoiler: Homer's return to Springfield: the town is about to destroyed by a bomb, he has inadvertently sabotaged any means for the townspeople to escape, and he is completely alienated by his family]]. Thankfully, epipha-tree gave him another sign.

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* DarkestHour: [[spoiler: Homer's [[spoiler:Homer's return to Springfield: the town is about to destroyed by a bomb, he has inadvertently sabotaged any means for the townspeople to escape, and he is completely alienated by his family]]. Thankfully, epipha-tree gave him another sign.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Whether the citizens of Springfield wanting to murder the entire Simpson family for Homer dumping the pig silo in the lake is questionable, the police shooting out Bart's skateboard while he's skateboarding naked to stop him definitely counts.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Whether While the citizens of Springfield wanting to murder the entire Simpson family for Homer dumping the pig silo in the lake is questionable, the police shooting out Bart's skateboard while he's skateboarding naked to stop him definitely counts.



* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Implied. After the Simpsons win the truck in the motorcycle stunt, the barker remarks on how his wives are going to kill him, before worryingly looking over at a pair of Siamese twins wielding rolling pins.
** Lisa punching Bart in the face for mocking the fact that she'll never see Colin again.
* DreamTellsYouToWakeUp: A mild case. Marge says to Homer " I know it's easy for your mind to wander...", and yes, Homer was thinking in a dancing monkey while Marge was talking. She added "...but I want you to really concentrate on me": the monkey stopped his dance, saw Homer with disdain and pointed to Marge. Pay attention to what she says!

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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Implied. After the Simpsons win the truck in the motorcycle stunt, the barker remarks on how his wives are going to kill him, before worryingly looking over at a pair of Siamese conjoined twins wielding rolling pins.
pins.
** Lisa punching Bart in the face for mocking the fact that she'll never see Colin again.
again.
* DreamTellsYouToWakeUp: A mild case. Marge says to Homer " I "I know it's easy for your mind to wander...", and yes, Homer was thinking in a dancing monkey while Marge was talking. She added "...but I want you to really concentrate on me": the monkey stopped his dance, saw looked at Homer with disdain and pointed to Marge. Pay attention to what she says!



* FictionFiveHundred: The never-mentioned company to which Russ Cargill belonged, and still belongs, before being appointed head of the EPA. From what we've seen of its resources so far, they have enough funds to produce a dome to permanently seal in a giant metropolis like Springfield, set up extremely hi-tech security cameras all around said metropolis and produce a bomb powerful enough that, when detonated, can leave a crater the size of the Grand Canyon.



* FictionFiveHundred: The never-mentioned company to which Russ Cargill belonged, and still belongs, before being appointed head of the EPA. From what we've seen of its resources so far, they have enough funds to produce a dome to permanently seal in a giant metropolis like Springfield, set up extremely hi-tech security cameras all around said metropolis and produce a bomb powerful enough that, when detonated, can leave a crater the size of the Grand Canyon.



** Grampa warns the Simpsons and Springfield about the upcoming crisis and who are going to cause it.
** When Cargill first presents the five options to Schwarzenegger on what to do about Springfield, Schwarzenegger picks number three without reading them first, saying "I was elected to lead, not to read." [[spoiler:Cargill later uses this to his advantage the seocnd time when he tricks him into selecting the option of blowing up Springfield.]]

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** Grampa Abe warns the Simpsons and Springfield about the upcoming crisis and who are going to cause it.
** When Cargill first presents the five options to Schwarzenegger on what to do about Springfield, Schwarzenegger picks number three without reading them first, saying "I was elected to lead, not to read." [[spoiler:Cargill later uses this to his advantage the seocnd second time when he tricks him into selecting the option of blowing up Springfield.]]



* FugitiveArc: After the authorities are after the family for escaping from the dome.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Homer climbing the dome as everyone is trying to flee it.



* FugitiveArc: After the authorities are after the family for escaping from the dome.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Homer climbing the dome as everyone is trying to flee it.



* IdiotBall: The barker has a moment of this when he gives Homer an extra try to win the truck because he likes seeing Homer hurt himself. [[TemptingFate Guess what happens.]] Homer wins the truck. Now the barker has to expect a bit of anger from his wives (Siamese twins).

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* IdiotBall: The barker has a moment of this when he gives Homer an extra try to win the truck because he likes seeing Homer hurt himself. [[TemptingFate Guess what happens.]] Homer wins the truck. Now the barker has to expect a bit of anger from his wives (Siamese (conjoined twins).



** When Russ Cargill presentes the ideas, he expected the President to carefully read them before making a choice but President Schwarzenegger randomly picks one of them and says he was elected to lead, not to read. Later, when Cargill presents five other ideas, he does want the President to pick a specific one and has to talk him out of reading.

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** When Russ Cargill presentes presented the ideas, he expected the President to carefully read them before making a choice but President Schwarzenegger randomly picks one of them and says he was elected to lead, not to read. Later, when Cargill presents five other ideas, he does want the President to pick a specific one and has to talk him out of reading.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Homer actually starts out in more of his Mike Scully-era persona. However, this time, his jerkish behavior winds up causing his family to abandon him in Alaska, makes him the target of the town, and turns him into a federal criminal. Once he realizes that Marge and the family are leaving him, Homer quickly realizes that his family kept him going, and he tries his hardest to repent.
** Bart too. While he does come across as an asshole a lot (like when he mocks Lisa about the likelihood of not seeing Colin again), he's still a good guy deep down, and wants Homer to be a good father to him, which is why he turns to Ned as a potential replacement father figure. [[spoiler:When Homer lets him hold the bomb when rescuing the town, Bart gladly accepts and apologises to Homer for wishing Homer wasn't his father.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Double subverted with Russ Cargill. The only reason he was ever trying to [[spoiler: blow up Springfield]] was to prevent the pollution from spreading, but he went out of his way to [[spoiler: try and nuke the townspeople as well]], tricked the president into approving of this plan, didn't even attempt to find another solution, and is clearly DrunkWithPower.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Homer actually starts out in more of his Mike Scully-era persona. However, this time, his jerkish behavior winds up causing his family to abandon him in Alaska, makes making him the target of the town, and turns turning him into a federal criminal. Once he realizes finds out that Marge and the family are leaving him, Homer quickly realizes that his family kept him going, and he tries his hardest to repent.
** Bart too. While he does come across as an asshole a lot (like when he mocks Lisa about the likelihood of not seeing Colin again), he's still a good guy deep down, and wants Homer to be a good father to him, which is why he turns to Ned as a potential replacement father figure. [[spoiler:When Homer lets him hold the bomb when rescuing the town, Bart gladly accepts and apologises apologizes to Homer for wishing Homer wasn't his father.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Double subverted with Russ Cargill. The only reason he was ever trying to [[spoiler: blow [[spoiler:blow up Springfield]] was to prevent the pollution from spreading, but he went out of his way to [[spoiler: try [[spoiler:try and nuke the townspeople as well]], tricked the president into approving of this plan, didn't even attempt to find another solution, and is clearly DrunkWithPower.DrunkWithPower.
* JugglingLoadedGuns: Provides the page image, Chief Wiggum can't carry enough donuts, so he stacks them on the barrel of his gun, and eats them straight off it. The gun goes off while he's between bites, blowing a hole through his hat. He says "Whoa, that was close!" [[RefugeInAudacity and continues eating]].



* JugglingLoadedGuns: Provides the page image, Chief Wiggum can't carry enough donuts, so he stacks them on the barrel of his gun, and eats them straight off it. The gun goes off while he's between bites, blowing a hole through his hat. He says "Whoa, that was close!" [[RefugeInAudacity and continues eating]].



* NegativeContinuity: Other than a few brief cameos by Plopper[=/=]Spider-Pig and the Inuit Boob Lady and the season 19 première after the movie's release having modified opening titles, and a still wrecked Springfield, the movie's impact has rarely been brought up on the show, though the ''The Simpsons'' episode "The Fool Monty" [[spoiler: Mr. Burns attempts to put a giant dome over the town; however, everyone complains that ItsBeenDone and decides not to do it.]]
* NeverTrustATrailer:

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* NegativeContinuity: Other than a few brief cameos by Plopper[=/=]Spider-Pig and the Inuit Boob Lady and the season 19 première after the movie's release having modified opening titles, and a still wrecked Springfield, the movie's impact has rarely been brought up on the show, though in the ''The Simpsons'' episode "The Fool Monty" [[spoiler: Mr.Monty", [[spoiler:Mr. Burns attempts to put a giant dome over the town; however, everyone complains that ItsBeenDone and decides not to do it.]]
* NeverTrustATrailer: NeverTrustATrailer:



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Homer near-immediately subverts Lisa's clean-up efforts, '''and''' gets the town a nice, big lockdown dome around it. [[spoiler: Near the end, he tries to break into the dome and foils the town's attempt to escape before they're nuked. He quickly makes up for that though with his motorcycle stunt.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Homer near-immediately subverts Lisa's clean-up efforts, '''and''' gets the town a nice, big lockdown dome around it. [[spoiler: Near [[spoiler:Near the end, he tries to break into the dome and foils the town's attempt to escape before they're nuked. He quickly makes up for that though with his motorcycle stunt.]]



--> '''Wiggum:''' Sorry, no dumping in the lake.
--> '''Fat Tony:''' Fine, I will dispose of my "yard trimmings" in a car compactor.
--> '''Lou:''' Gee, Chief, I thought he had a dead body in there.

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--> '''Wiggum:''' Sorry, Uh, sorry, sorry, no dumping in the lake.
--> '''Fat Tony:''' Fine, Fine. I will dispose of put my "yard trimmings" in a car compactor.
--> '''Lou:''' Gee, Uh, Chief, I thought he had think there was a dead body in there.



** The town of Springfield goes beserk and try to break out the dome when they find that [[AirplaneIITheSequel they are out of coffee]].

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** The town of Springfield goes beserk berserk and try to break out the dome when they find that [[AirplaneIITheSequel they are out of coffee]].



* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Russ Gargill says he's isolating Springfield for purely environmental reasons and it has nothing to do with the fact that he owns the company that made the dome.

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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Russ Gargill Cargill says he's isolating Springfield for purely environmental reasons and it has nothing to do with the fact that he owns the company that made the dome.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailers also spoil that [[spoiler: Springfield is going to get nuked if the Simpsons don't stop the EPA.]]

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailers also spoil that [[spoiler: Springfield [[spoiler:Springfield is going to get nuked if the Simpsons don't stop the EPA.]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Spiderpig. As soon as the family is chased out of town this plot thread is forgotten about. It's not the only one, either, just the most notable. Hell, he's only showed up in a couch gag and another minor plot in the main series.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Russ Cargill starts as this. Sure, sealing Springfield and its citizens in a dome was pretty over the top, but he did it to keep the town's pollution from spreading. This doesn't last though, as he quickly [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope goes off the deep end]] into considerably more power-hungry and sinister [[NukeEm territory.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Spiderpig.Spider-Pig. As soon as the family is chased out of town this plot thread is forgotten about. It's not the only one, either, just the most notable. Hell, he's only showed up in a couch gag and another minor plot in the main series.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Russ Cargill starts as this. Sure, sealing Springfield and its citizens in a dome was pretty over the top, but he did it to keep the town's pollution from spreading. This doesn't last though, as he quickly [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope goes off the deep end]] into considerably more power-hungry and sinister [[NukeEm territory.]]
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