History WhatAnIdiot / TheSimpsons

13th Nov '17 11:34:00 AM costanton11
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* In Season Five's "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E17BartsGetsAnElephant Bart Gets an Elephant]]", Homer allows people to see Stampy for a price. But with $1 to see, and $2 to ride, he's not making enough to cover any of Stampy's bills. So, he jacks up the prices.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Homer to perhaps charge no more than $5 to see and $10 to ride.\\
'''Instead:''' "See the Elephant: $100, Ride the Elephant: $500". ScrewThisImOuttaHere.



* Season 7's "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E7KingSizeHomer King-Size Homer]]": Homer has deliberately become hyper-obese, to allow him to work from home and avoid the plant's new exercise program. One day he leaves his remote terminal to try and go to the movies, and by the time he gets back, a meltdown is imminent. Homer tries to warn the plant via phonecall, but discovers that his fingers are now too thick to allow him to use the phone.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Homer to grab an object with a small surface area on one side - such as a kitchen utensil - and use it to dial the plant's number, allowing him to warn the plant about the disaster with minimal effort.\\
'''Instead:''' Homer chooses to go to the plant and manually shut down the system. He only narrowly makes it, and his huge bulk - while [[ItMakesSenseInContext ultimately stopping the meltdown]] - gets in his way a number of times.



'''Now:''' Homer has the phone with Mrs. Burns on the line. \\
'''You’d Expect:''' Homer to press the “Transfer” button because of how obvious it is. \\
'''Instead:''' [[TooDumbToLive He presses the “Disconnect” button, terminating the call.]] \\
'''Now:''' Homer poorly impersonates Mrs. Burns, and Mr. Burns finds out about Smithers’ plan, so [[ButtMonkey Smithers is getting a grilling for it.]] \\
'''You’d Expect:''' Homer to stand up and admit his role in the plan, and that he did it wrong. \\
'''Instead:''' [[InnocentlyInsensitive “You really blew it this time, Smithers.”]]

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'''Now:''' Homer has the phone with Mrs. Burns on the line. \\
'''You’d Expect:''' Homer to press the “Transfer” button because of how obvious it is. \\
'''Instead:''' [[TooDumbToLive He presses the “Disconnect” button, terminating the call.]] \\
'''Now:'''
'''The Result:''' Homer poorly impersonates Mrs. Burns, and Mr. Burns finds out about Smithers’ plan, so [[ButtMonkey Smithers is getting a grilling for it.]] \\
'''You’d Expect:''' Homer to stand up and admit his role in the plan, and that he did it wrong. \\
'''Instead:''' [[InnocentlyInsensitive “You really blew it this time, Smithers.”]]
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'''Later:''' Grimes vents to Lenny and Carl.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For Lenny and Carl to concede that Homer, indeed, is a poor employee who has no business working at the facility.\\
'''Instead''': They tell Grimes to lighten up.\\
'''In response:''' Grimes schemes to publicly expose Homer as a fraud by having him enter a nuclear power plant design contest ... for children (doing so by giving him a flyer that has all of the references to it being a children's contest deleted).\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Homer to be suspicious, as he had seen the flyer at work and would be able to tell enough about the flyer he received to deduce that it is a contest he is ineligible for. Or, in the very least, for Burns or Mr. Smithers to catch Grimes in the act of his scheme and stop him.\\
'''Instead''': Homer takes the bait. (Note that Bart, who also is undoubtedly aware of the contest, also does not point this out to Homer.)\\

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'''Later:''' Grimes vents to Lenny and Carl.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For Lenny and Carl to concede that Homer, indeed, is a poor employee who has no business working at the facility.\\
'''Instead''': They tell Grimes to lighten up.\\
'''In response:'''
Grimes schemes to publicly expose Homer as a fraud by having him enter a nuclear power plant design contest ... for children (doing so by giving him a flyer that has all of the references to it being a children's contest deleted).\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Homer to be suspicious, as he had seen the flyer at work and would be able to tell enough about the flyer he received to deduce that it is a contest he is ineligible for. Or, in the very least, for Burns or Mr. Smithers to catch Grimes in the act of his scheme and stop him.\\
'''Instead''':
Homer takes the bait. (Note that Bart, who also is undoubtedly aware of the contest, also does not point this out to Homer.)\\bait.\\



* In the Season 11 episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E3GuessWhosComingToCriticizeDinner Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?]]", Homer prepares to eat an éclair laced with poison. Lisa shouts that Homer is about to ingest something highly toxic.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Homer to throw the éclair away.\\
'''Instead:''' Homer ''still'' [[TooDumbToLive tries to eat the éclair]], declaring that he's had a good life [[SkewedPriorities (only to toss it when Lisa tells him it's low-fat)]].



* In Season 12's "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E13DayOfTheJackanapes Day of the Jackanapes]]", Sideshow Bob brainwashes Bart to help him kill Krusty by rigging himself with plastic explosives. In order to train him for this task, he has Bart destroy a statue of Krusty outside the Krusty Burger. Incidentally, Chief Wiggum is right outside and notices what Bart and Sideshow Bob are doing.
** '''You'd Expect:''' Chief Wiggum to notice that something is up (Bart is Krusty's biggest fan ever) and get suspicious of Sideshow Bob.
** '''You'd Also Expect:''' Chief Wiggum to apprehend Sideshow Bob and Bart for vandalism.
** '''Instead''': Chief Wiggum notes that that he's glad that Bart is having fun.
* In Season 13's "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E3HomerTheMoe Homer the Moe]]", Bart calls Moe's when Homer is substitute bartending.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Homer to play along with the joke.\\
'''Instead:''' Homer totally screws things up, not knowing what he's supposed to do. (Although one interpretation is that Homer was [[ObfuscatingStupidity cleverly thwarting Bart through his playing dumb]]).
* Season 14's [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E1TreehouseOfHorrorXIII Treehouse of Horror XIII]] Lisa makes a plan: lure the Homer clones away with giant donuts hooked up by US helicopters. This makes the clones fall down Springfield Gorge.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The real Homer to resist this out of his love for his family, or at least to find giant donuts over a gorge somewhat suspicious.\\
'''Instead:''' The real Homer is the first one over the cliff, and Marge is left with a clone.
* In the Season 16 episode, "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E11OnAClearDayICantSeeMySister On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister]]", Lisa files a 20-foot [[HollywoodRestrainingOrder restraining order]] against Bart, which she quickly abuses as payback for all the stuff Bart did to her. Him and Marge go to Judge Constance Harm to try and get the order repealed.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Have the two calmly discuss with Harm what's going on and maybe she'll have the order repealed or Bart can tell Judge Harm that Lisa (the one who put the restraining order out on him in the first place) is harassing him, which, if you know anything about how restraining orders work, is grounds for having it repealed.\\
'''Instead:''' Bart makes wisecracks at Harm's marriage life (apparently forgetting that he had to put up with [[HangingJudge her attitude]] in a previous episode), which causes her to extend the order to 200 feet.



* In Season 20's "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS20E6HomerAndLisaExchangeCrossWords Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words]]", Homer makes a bet against Lisa, his ''own daughter'', in a crossword puzzle tournament. Homer ends up winning the bet, gaining a huge load of money.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That Homer keeps the whole thing hidden (like keep most of the winnings in a bank or something) so no one would suspect a thing.\\
'''Instead:''' He buys and shows off a lot of new expensive things that make it clear to everyone that something's up. This allows Lisa to get Homer to confess that he bet against her, then Lisa ends up disowning Homer as her father.
** Lisa confronts Homer about those expensive showy things and where Homer got the money.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Homer to attempt to throw a convincing lie at Lisa. Hell, he could simply say that he did bet in favor of Lisa during most of the tournament (which he actually did, by the way - he only made a bet against Lisa in the finals, and just because Lisa told him about her tendencies to [[EveryYearTheyFizzleOut fail in finals]]) but then realized how idiotic it was to bet in a crossword tournament, or something like this.\\
'''Instead:''' Not only he makes no efforts trying to hide that he made a bet against Lisa, he didn't even mention that he did bet in favor of her on the other games of the tournament. Granted, it's not enough to make up for what he did, but it could at least gain some points back for him.



* In Season 24's "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS24E2TreehouseOfHorrorXXIII Treehouse of Horror XXIII]]" story parodying ''Film/ParanormalActivity'', the family finds out that the house is being haunted by a winged demon who looks like Moe that was summoned years ago by Marge's sisters and is taking Maggie as part of Marge's deal to spare her sisters.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Homer to sic the demon on Patty and Selma, since they were the ones who summoned the demon who was tormenting the family (plus, they lied when they said that if Marge spared them from the demon that they would never make fun of any man Marge dated or married).\\
'''Instead:''' Homer is forced into three-way sex with two demons and Patty and Selma [[KarmaHoudini get away scot-free]].
6th Nov '17 9:37:38 PM infernape612
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Much of the humor from the animated series '''''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''''' comes from the characters failing to recognize their own stupidity, being clueless when others harshly criticize them and so forth, so take this with a heavy dose of TropesAreNotBad.

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Much of the humor from the animated series '''''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''''' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' comes from the characters failing to recognize their own stupidity, being clueless when others harshly criticize them and so forth, so take this with a heavy dose of TropesAreNotBad.
1st Nov '17 11:47:32 AM DDRnut15
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* Season 14's [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E1TreehouseOfHorrorXIII Treehouse of Horror XIII]] Lisa makes a plan: lure the Homer clones away with giant donuts hooked up by US helicopters. This makes the clones fall down Springfield Gorge.
'''You'd Expect:''' The real Homer to resist this out of his love for his family, or at least to find giant donuts over a gorge somewhat suspicious.

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* Season 14's [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E1TreehouseOfHorrorXIII Treehouse of Horror XIII]] Lisa makes a plan: lure the Homer clones away with giant donuts hooked up by US helicopters. This makes the clones fall down Springfield Gorge.
Gorge.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The real Homer to resist this out of his love for his family, or at least to find giant donuts over a gorge somewhat suspicious.\\
1st Nov '17 11:46:09 AM DDRnut15
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* Season 14's [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E1TreehouseOfHorrorXIII]] Lisa makes a plan: lure the Homer clones away with giant donuts hooked up by US helicopters. This makes the clones fall down Springfield Gorge.
** '''You'd Expect:''' The real Homer to resist this out of his love for his family, or at least to find giant donuts over a gorge somewhat suspicious.
** '''Instead:''' The real Homer is the first one over the cliff, and Marge is left with a clone.

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* Season 14's [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E1TreehouseOfHorrorXIII]] [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E1TreehouseOfHorrorXIII Treehouse of Horror XIII]] Lisa makes a plan: lure the Homer clones away with giant donuts hooked up by US helicopters. This makes the clones fall down Springfield Gorge.
** '''You'd Expect:''' The real Homer to resist this out of his love for his family, or at least to find giant donuts over a gorge somewhat suspicious.
** '''Instead:''' The real Homer is the first one over the cliff, and Marge is left with a clone.
1st Nov '17 11:44:18 AM DDRnut15
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* Season 14's [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E1TreehouseOfHorrorXIII]] Lisa makes a plan: lure the Homer clones away with giant donuts hooked up by US helicopters. This makes the clones fall down Springfield Gorge.
** '''You'd Expect:''' The real Homer to resist this out of his love for his family, or at least to find giant donuts over a gorge somewhat suspicious.
** '''Instead:''' The real Homer is the first one over the cliff, and Marge is left with a clone.
31st Oct '17 6:55:47 PM KoopaKid17
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'''Instead''': [[spoiler:"Well, I don't need safety gloves because I'm Homer [[KilledMidSentence Simp—]]" '''[[KilledMidSentence ZAP!]]''cut to Grimes' funeral'']]'''

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'''Instead''': [[spoiler:"Well, I don't need safety gloves because I'm Homer [[KilledMidSentence Simp—]]" '''[[KilledMidSentence ZAP!]]''cut ZAP!]]''[[SmashCut cut to Grimes' funeral'']]'''funeral]]'']]'''
30th Oct '17 7:02:06 PM Jayalaw
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'''Instead''': She says someone with a cultured mind and brain can't be evil. And she even said "He only tried to kill Bart." Ignoring the fact that in some episodes, Bob was trying to kill all of the Simpsons. Sure, Lisa does ask what his plan is and doesn't care until she sees her new "friend" lift an art piece that is supposed to be too heavy to lift alone. She later finds out what was his real plan, and surprise surprise, Bob tries to kill Bart and Lisa again.

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'''Instead''': She says someone with a cultured mind and brain can't be evil. And she even said "He only tried to kill Bart." Ignoring the fact that in some episodes, Bob was trying to kill all of the Simpsons. Sure, Lisa does ask what his plan is and doesn't care until she sees her new "friend" lift an art piece that is supposed to be too heavy to lift alone. She later finds out what was his real plan, and surprise surprise, Bob tries to kill Bart and Lisa again.again.
* "Treehouse Of Horror XVI"
** "Bartificial Intelligence": Bart brags to Lisa that he's going to try to jump from the balcony to the pool. Lisa is reading but not too bothered.\\
'''You'd Expect''': She would pull her brother in and stop him from doing something so stupid.\\
'''Instead''': She tells him it would be TooDumbToLive and doesn't react when he attempts the jump backwards, which lands him in a coma.
** "Survival of the Fattest": Mr. Burns and Smithers invite Springfield's men on a hunt. They then reveal they're hunting the guests, as TheMostDangerousGame. Burns's lawyer, one of the guests, protests this, and Burns asks him if he can make it legal.\\
'''You'd Expect''': The lawyer to realize that he shouldn't be enabling his boss to murder him. He ought to stall for time so that the men can get out and get help, or lie and say that Burns can't kill them all without getting arrested or sued by their families.\\
'''Instead''': He doesn't. The lawyer draws up the legal papers that Mr. Burns needs to avoid litigation. Mr. Burns then kills him.
14th Sep '17 2:26:49 AM ClintEastwood
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** Possibly the most JustForFun/{{egregious}} lapse in Moe's intelligence comes in the Season 3 episode "Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk," when (1) Moe recognizes Bart's voice (Bart having been sent to Moe's by Marge to collect Homer) and (2) Bart even announces his presence with the ''very words'' he tended to call the bar with ("Excuse me, I'm looking for …"), but instead has him sing for the bar.
* In the very first episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", Bart wants a tattoo for Christmas despite Marge's objection. At the mall, Bart sees the tattoo parlor has one of a heart with the message "mother" underneath and thinks it will convince Marge otherwise. He walks inside where the artist suspects that he is underage. Upon being asked how old he is, Bart insists that he's 21.\\

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** Possibly the most JustForFun/{{egregious}} lapse in Moe's intelligence comes in the Season 3 episode "Burns "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E11BurnsVerkaufenDerKraftwerk Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk," der Kraftwerk]]", when (1) Moe recognizes Bart's voice (Bart having been sent to Moe's by Marge to collect Homer) and (2) Bart even announces his presence with the ''very words'' he tended to call the bar with ("Excuse me, I'm looking for …"), but instead has him sing for the bar.
* In the very first episode, "Simpsons "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E1SimpsonsRoastingOnAnOpenFire Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", Fire]]", Bart wants a tattoo for Christmas despite Marge's objection. At the mall, Bart sees the tattoo parlor has one of a heart with the message "mother" underneath and thinks it will convince Marge otherwise. He walks inside where the artist suspects that he is underage. Upon being asked how old he is, Bart insists that he's 21.\\
13th Sep '17 9:19:59 AM Johnny2071
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'''You'd Expect:''' The officers to respond to the correct address--742 Evergreen Terrace--even if by seeing the cattle in the yard of the suspect's address.\\

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'''You'd Expect:''' The officers to respond to the correct address--742 Evergreen Terrace--even Terrace (not the canon residence of the Simpson family)--even if by seeing the cattle in the yard of the suspect's address.\\
23rd Jul '17 10:46:35 PM Wingnut
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--> '''Marge:''' ''"You have to admit, "Bart Simpson Will Die" was kinda open to interpretation."''\\
'''Walt:''' ''"I'm not a writer."''

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--> '''Marge:''' ''"You You have to admit, "Bart Simpson Will Die" was kinda open to interpretation."''\\
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'''Walt:''' ''"I'm I'm not a writer."''
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