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***This is also a relic of early 90s American politics. Such a position is only conservative by modern standards. During the 80s and 90s, due to the Cold War, much lower income inequality, America's interventionist foreign policy, and the political success of Reagan-Thatcher conservatism, most mainstream American liberals would have agreed with Lisa, as many of them had the basic message of American exceptionalism and were staunchly anti-Communist. It was not until the fall of the USSR, the Bush administration's actions in the Middle East, the 2008 financial crisis, and the skyrocketing of American wealth inequality that transitioned them to a far more confrontational ideology with more sympathies towards socialism and communism.

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* SmoochOfVictory: After getting the winemakers arrested, Bart attends a ceremony during which he is honored by France. During this ceremony, the young boy receives a kiss from a pretty woman.


* RippedFromTheHeadlines: A somewhat belated example in the bit regarding tainting wine with antifreeze. The plot point is based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985_diethylene_glycol_wine_scandal a real scandal]] from 1985 in which numerous Austrian wine brands were discovered to have been diluting their products with diethylene glycol as far back as 1976, resulting in numerous Austrian and West German consumers suffering liver, kidney, and neuron damage as a result of either long-term exposure from constant drinking or short-term exposure from drinking wine that had been additionally laced with sugar (which prevents the ethanol in wine from counteracting the toxicity of diethylene glycol). The show's staff discuss the incident's effects on the episode in the DVDCommentary, but falsely claim that the wine tainting in the real-life scandal was accidental-- it wasn't.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: A somewhat belated example in the bit regarding tainting wine with antifreeze. The plot point is based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985_diethylene_glycol_wine_scandal a real scandal]] from 1985 in which numerous Austrian wine brands were discovered to have been diluting their products with diethylene glycol as far back as 1976, resulting in numerous Austrian and West German consumers suffering liver, kidney, and neuron damage as a result of either long-term exposure from constant drinking or short-term exposure from drinking wine that had been additionally laced with sugar (which prevents the ethanol in wine from counteracting the toxicity of diethylene glycol). The show's staff discuss the incident's effects on the episode in the DVDCommentary, but falsely claim that the wine tainting in the real-life scandal was accidental-- it wasn't.DVDCommentary.


* RippedFromTheHeadlines: A somewhat belated example in the bit regarding tainting wine with antifreeze. The plot point is based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985_diethylene_glycol_wine_scandal a real scandal]] from 1985 in which numerous Austrian wine brands were discovered to have been diluting their products with diethylene glycol as far back as 1976, resulting in numerous Austrian and West German consumers suffering liver, kidney, and neuron damage as a result of either long-term exposure from constant drinking or short-term exposure from drinking wine that had been additionally laced with sugar (which prevents the ethanol in wine from counteracting the toxicity of diethylene glycol).

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: A somewhat belated example in the bit regarding tainting wine with antifreeze. The plot point is based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985_diethylene_glycol_wine_scandal a real scandal]] from 1985 in which numerous Austrian wine brands were discovered to have been diluting their products with diethylene glycol as far back as 1976, resulting in numerous Austrian and West German consumers suffering liver, kidney, and neuron damage as a result of either long-term exposure from constant drinking or short-term exposure from drinking wine that had been additionally laced with sugar (which prevents the ethanol in wine from counteracting the toxicity of diethylene glycol). The show's staff discuss the incident's effects on the episode in the DVDCommentary, but falsely claim that the wine tainting in the real-life scandal was accidental-- it wasn't.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: A somewhat belated example in the bit regarding tainting wine with antifreeze. The plot point is based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985_diethylene_glycol_wine_scandal a real scandal]] from 1985 in which numerous Austrian wine brands were discovered to have been diluting their products with diethylene glycol as far back as 1976, resulting in numerous Austrian and West German consumers suffering liver, kidney, and neuron damage as a result of either long-term exposure from constant drinking or short-term exposure from drinking wine that had been additionally laced with sugar (which prevents the ethanol in wine from counteracting the toxicity of diethylene glycol).

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* ColdWar: ''The Simpsons'' premiered just before it unexpectedly ended, and so the subplot involving Adil as an Albanian Communist spy marks one of the last times this era could be dealt with as concurrent instead of something in the past.


--> '''Lisa''': I want to meet the first female stealth bomber pilot. During the Gulf War, she destroyed 70 mosques. And her name is Lisa too.

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--> ---> '''Lisa''': I want to meet the first female stealth bomber pilot. During the Gulf War, she destroyed 70 mosques. And her name is Lisa too.



--> '''Skinner''': You might find his accent peculiar. Certain aspects of his culture may seem absurd, perhaps even offensive. But I urge you all to give little Adil the benefit of the doubt. [[HypocriticalHumor This way, and only in this way, do we hope to better understand our backward neighbors throughout the world]].

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--> ---> '''Skinner''': You might find his accent peculiar. Certain aspects of his culture may seem absurd, perhaps even offensive. But I urge you all to give little Adil the benefit of the doubt. [[HypocriticalHumor This way, and only in this way, do we hope to better understand our backward neighbors throughout the world]].



* KarmaHoudini: Adil gets off Scott free for his crimes of espionage because The CIA And Albanian Intelligence do prisoner exchanges. Although, to be fair, he IS more of an [[{{AntiVillain}} Anti-Villain]] than anything else, so possibly {{Justified}}.

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* KarmaHoudini: Adil gets off Scott free scot-free for his crimes of espionage because The the CIA And and Albanian Intelligence intelligence do prisoner exchanges. Although, to be fair, he IS a child and more of an [[{{AntiVillain}} Anti-Villain]] AntiVillain than anything else, so possibly {{Justified}}.



--> '''Homer''': ''"Please, please, kids, stop fighting. [[BothSidesHaveAPoint Maybe Lisa's right about America being the land of opportunity, and maybe Adil's got a point about the machinery of capitalism being oiled with the blood of the workers.]]"''

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--> '''Homer''': ''"Please, Please, please, kids, stop fighting. [[BothSidesHaveAPoint Maybe Lisa's right about America being the land of opportunity, and maybe Adil's got a point about the machinery of capitalism being oiled with the blood of the workers.]]"'' ]]


* KarmaHoudini: Adil gets off Scott free for his crimes of espionage because The CIA And Albanian Intelligence do prisoner exchanges. Although, to be fair, he IS more of an [[{{AntiVillain}} Anti-Villian]] than anything else, so possibly {{Justified}}.

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* KarmaHoudini: Adil gets off Scott free for his crimes of espionage because The CIA And Albanian Intelligence do prisoner exchanges. Although, to be fair, he IS more of an [[{{AntiVillain}} Anti-Villian]] Anti-Villain]] than anything else, so possibly {{Justified}}.


* KarmaHoudini: Adil gets off Scott free for his crimes of espionage because The CIA And Albanian Intelligence do prisoner exchanges. Although, to be fair, he IS more of an [[{{AntiVillian}} Anti-Villian]] than anything else, so possibly {{Justified}}.

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* KarmaHoudini: Adil gets off Scott free for his crimes of espionage because The CIA And Albanian Intelligence do prisoner exchanges. Although, to be fair, he IS more of an [[{{AntiVillian}} [[{{AntiVillain}} Anti-Villian]] than anything else, so possibly {{Justified}}.


* KarmaHoudini: Adil gets off Scott free for his crimes of espionage because The CIA And Albanian Intelligence do prisoner exchanges. Although, to be fair, he IS more of an {{AntiVillian}} than anything else, so possibly {{Justified}}.

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* KarmaHoudini: Adil gets off Scott free for his crimes of espionage because The CIA And Albanian Intelligence do prisoner exchanges. Although, to be fair, he IS more of an {{AntiVillian}} [[{{AntiVillian}} Anti-Villian]] than anything else, so possibly {{Justified}}.


** Also, Lisa argues with Adil about the worthiness of America, and her behavior is incredibly odd by the standards of her later characterization. Here, she takes a rather conservative pro-American stance, insisting that it is a land of opportunity with promises of equality. Later episodes would emphasize her liberal political values, and one can't help but suspect that nowadays she would likely side with Adil's critiques of capitalism and of the realisticness of the American dream.

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** Also, Lisa argues with Adil about the worthiness of America, and her behavior is incredibly odd by the standards of her later characterization. Here, she takes a rather conservative pro-American stance, insisting that it is a land of opportunity with promises of equality. Later episodes would emphasize her liberal political values, and one can't help but suspect that nowadays she would likely side with Adil's critiques of capitalism and of the realisticness of the American dream. Possibly {{Downplayed}}, since Lisa is still portrayed as a rather basic ‘moderate Liberal’ at times. For example, this line from the later (Season 7) episode [[Recap/{{TheSimpsonsS7E9SideshowBobsLastGleaming}} Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming]]
--> '''Lisa''': I want to meet the first female stealth bomber pilot. During the Gulf War, she destroyed 70 mosques. And her name is Lisa too.



-->You might find his accent peculiar. Certain aspects of his culture may seem absurd, perhaps even offensive. But I urge you all to give little Adil the benefit of the doubt. [[HypocriticalHumor This way, and only in this way, do we hope to better understand our backward neighbors throughout the world]].

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-->You --> '''Skinner''': You might find his accent peculiar. Certain aspects of his culture may seem absurd, perhaps even offensive. But I urge you all to give little Adil the benefit of the doubt. [[HypocriticalHumor This way, and only in this way, do we hope to better understand our backward neighbors throughout the world]].



* KarmaHoudini: Adil gets off Scott free for his crimes of espionage because The CIA And Albanian Intelligence do prisoner exchanges

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* KarmaHoudini: Adil gets off Scott free for his crimes of espionage because The CIA And Albanian Intelligence do prisoner exchangesexchanges. Although, to be fair, he IS more of an {{AntiVillian}} than anything else, so possibly {{Justified}}.



--> ''"Please, please, kids, stop fighting. [[BothSidesHaveAPoint Maybe Lisa's right about America being the land of opportunity, and maybe Adil's got a point about the machinery of capitalism being oiled with the blood of the workers.]]"'' - Homer Simpson.

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--> '''Homer''': ''"Please, please, kids, stop fighting. [[BothSidesHaveAPoint Maybe Lisa's right about America being the land of opportunity, and maybe Adil's got a point about the machinery of capitalism being oiled with the blood of the workers.]]"'' - Homer Simpson.



* ParrotExposition:
--> '''Skinner''': Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, we have transcended incorrigible. I don't think suspension or expulsion will do the trick. I think it behooves us all to consider... deportation.\\
'''Marge''': Deportation!? You mean, kick Bart out of the country?



* VacationEpisode: The first of many; The Simpsons enjoyed having such traveling adventures at least OnceASeason. In this one, Bart travels to France.

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* VacationEpisode: The first of many; The Simpsons enjoyed having such traveling adventures at least about OnceASeason. In this one, Bart travels to France.


* BadBoss: Cesar and Ugolin treat Bart like a slave by forcing him to do most of the work while they sit around and yell at him.



* TheCastShowOff: Nancy Cartwright (Bart) is fluent in French.


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* WouldHurtAChild: The winemakers treat Bart like a horse and risk his well being by testing antifreeze laced wine on him during their duration in the foreign exchange program. In a follow up appearance in the comics, they return from prison to try and ''kill'' him.

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** Also, Lisa argues with Adil about the worthiness of America, and her behavior is incredibly odd by the standards of her later characterization. Here, she takes a rather conservative pro-American stance, insisting that it is a land of opportunity with promises of equality. Later episodes would emphasize her liberal political values, and one can't help but suspect that nowadays she would likely side with Adil's critiques of capitalism and of the realisticness of the American dream.





* CompletelyMissingThePoint: The French policeman only claims outrage at the fact that César and Ugolin put anti-freeze in their wine.

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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: The French policeman only claims outrage at the fact that César and Ugolin put anti-freeze in their wine. Possibly {{Justified}} as it could kill large numbers of people.


* Karma Houdini: Adil gets off Scott free for his crimes of espionage because The CIA And Albanian Intelligence do prisoner exchanges

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* Karma Houdini: KarmaHoudini: Adil gets off Scott free for his crimes of espionage because The CIA And Albanian Intelligence do prisoner exchanges

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