History WhatAnIdiot / TheSimpsons

14th Aug '16 8:42:30 AM hello86
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* In "The Old Man and the C Student," Lisa's letter to the International Olympic Committee gets Springfield the next Olympics. The town greets them at a ceremony in Springfield Elementary, which includes a comedy show by Bart. Principal Skinner got a preview of the act during rehearsals ... and it's an un-pc routine with jabs at the IOC reps' countries.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Principal Skinner to get Bart to rewrite the act with good, clean material. Or to not let him perform at all.\\
'''Instead:''' He allows the act to proceed unaltered. This naturally offends the IOC, who promptly strip Springfield of the Games and award them to Shelbyville. Skinner promptly assigns ''the entire student body'' 20 hours of community service just to save face.
10th Aug '16 1:29:35 AM Technomaru
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Much of the humor from the animated series '''''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''''' comes from the characters failipng 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''''' comes from the characters failipng 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.TropesAreNotBad.
Note: There seems to be a reoccuring theme where the characters' stupidity is increased in the Non-canon Treehouse of Horror episodes to the point where it does themselves in as the plot requires it so.



'''However:''' One of the running gags in the show is that Burns doesn't recognise or remember Homer no matter how many times they cross each other's paths. Either due to senility or because he just doesn't care. It's not as if Burns would be above child labour either.

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'''However:''' One of the running gags in the show is that Burns doesn't recognise recognize or remember Homer no matter how many times they cross each other's paths. Either due to senility or because he just doesn't care. It's not as if Burns would be above child labour labor either.
7th Aug '16 10:21:29 PM Wingnut
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* Season 18's "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times" has Homer seeking revenge on the Rich Texan for cutting him off. His wife and kids try to stop him by telling him stories that discourage revenge, starting with Marge's story of the Count of Monte Cristo. Turns out Homer was jamming to Jamacan beats and misses out on the whole story.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Marge to hold her tongue. At least this way, he's too distracted to think about revenge.\\
'''Instead:''' "Weren't you listening? I just told you a whole story about revenge!" [[HereWeGoAgain This reminds Homer that he has revenge to carry out]].
12th Jul '16 11:23:06 AM Kahran042
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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''''' comes from the characters failing failipng to recognize their own stupidity, being clueless when others harshly criticize them and so forth, so take this with a heavy dose of TropesAreNotBad.



'''Instead:''' Bob arrogantly asks Bart if he has any last requests, giving Bart the opening he needs. Bart requests that Bob sing to him the ''entire score'' of ''[[Theatre/HMSPinafore]]''. Bob complies… and the score is long enough to give the pilotless, drifting houseboat to run aground, knock Bob of the boat and stun him long enough for the authorities to arrest him.

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'''Instead:''' Bob arrogantly asks Bart if he has any last requests, giving Bart the opening he needs. Bart requests that Bob sing to him the ''entire score'' of ''[[Theatre/HMSPinafore]]''.''Theatre/HMSPinafore''. Bob complies… and the score is long enough to give the pilotless, drifting houseboat to run aground, knock Bob of the boat and stun him long enough for the authorities to arrest him.
12th Jul '16 11:20:23 AM Kahran042
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'''Instead:''' Bob arrogantly asks Bart if he has any last requests, giving Bart the opening he needs. Bart requests that Bob sing to him the ''entire score'' of the ''H.M.S. Pinafore''. Bob complies… and the score is long enough to give the pilotless, drifting houseboat to run aground, knock Bob of the boat and stun him long enough for the authorities to arrest him.

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'''Instead:''' Bob arrogantly asks Bart if he has any last requests, giving Bart the opening he needs. Bart requests that Bob sing to him the ''entire score'' of the ''H.M.S. Pinafore''.''[[Theatre/HMSPinafore]]''. Bob complies… and the score is long enough to give the pilotless, drifting houseboat to run aground, knock Bob of the boat and stun him long enough for the authorities to arrest him.
10th Jul '16 2:52:53 AM DDRnut15
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'''Instead:''' [[TooDumbToLive He presses the “Delete” button, terminating the call.]] \\

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'''Instead:''' [[TooDumbToLive He presses the “Delete” “Disconnect” button, terminating the call.]] \\
9th Jul '16 2:17:48 AM DDRnut15
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* In the Season 7 episode “Homer the Smithers” Smithers has made a plan to win back his job. It involves calling Mr. Burns’ mother (whom Mr. Burns hates) and transferring the call to Mr. Burns, so Smithers can stop it. \\

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* In the Season 7 episode 7's “Homer the Smithers” Smithers”: Smithers has made a plan to win back his job. It involves calling Mr. Burns’ mother (whom Mr. Burns hates) and transferring the call to Mr. Burns, so Smithers can stop it. \\
9th Jul '16 1:25:29 AM DDRnut15
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* In the Season 7 episode “Homer the Smithers” Smithers has made a plan to win back his job. It involves calling Mr. Burns’ mother (whom Mr. Burns hates) and transferring the call to Mr. Burns, so Smithers can stop it. \\
'''You’d Expect:''' Smithers to do it himself because he is capable. \\
'''Instead:''' He gets [[TooDumbToLive Homer]] to do it. \\
'''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 “Delete” 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.”]]



'''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.
* In the Season 7 episode “Homer the Smithers” Smithers has made a plan to win back his job. It involves calling Mr. Burns’ mother (whom Mr. Burns hates) and transferring the call to Mr. Burns, so Smithers can stop it. \\
'''You’d Expect:''' Smithers to do it himself because he is capable. \\
'''Instead:''' He gets [[TooDumbToLive Homer]] to do it. \\
'''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 “Delete” 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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'''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.
* In the Season 7 episode “Homer the Smithers” Smithers has made a plan to win back his job. It involves calling Mr. Burns’ mother (whom Mr. Burns hates) and transferring the call to Mr. Burns, so Smithers can stop it. \\
'''You’d Expect:''' Smithers to do it himself because he is capable. \\
'''Instead:''' He gets [[TooDumbToLive Homer]] to do it. \\
'''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 “Delete” 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.”]] \\
again.
9th Jul '16 1:22:31 AM DDRnut15
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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.
* In the Season 7 episode “Homer the Smithers” Smithers has made a plan to win back his job. It involves calling Mr. Burns’ mother (whom Mr. Burns hates) and transferring the call to Mr. Burns, so Smithers can stop it. \\
'''You’d Expect:''' Smithers to do it himself because he is capable. \\
'''Instead:''' He gets [[TooDumbToLive Homer]] to do it. \\
'''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 “Delete” 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.”]] \\
7th Jul '16 4:15:57 PM Milarqui
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* In "Lost Verizon" from Season 20, Bart gets a mobile phone, and Marge (under advice of Denis Leary, the phone's owner) activates its GPS tracker, allowing her to keep track of Bart and [[MyBelovedSmother stopping him from doing anything she doesn't like]]. Lisa tells Bart what has been going on, and Bart manages to take the tracker out and tie it to a bird. Suddenly, Marge begins to see Bart moving at high speeds.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Marge to figure out that Bart has found the tracker.\\
'''Instead:''' She thinks Bart is running away and proceeds to take Homer, Lisa and Maggie on a road trip... to Peru.
** Also, when they are mid-trip, Lisa sees the bird Bart tied the tracker to, and finds out that it is from a species that migrates to Machu Picchu, a place she wants to visit.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Her to warn her parents, given the high expense of traveling to Peru - [[BrickJoke which Marge had mentioned earlier in the episode]].\\
'''Instead:''' She waves the bird away.
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