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Recap / The Simpsons S20 E1: "Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes"

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Homer and Ned become bounty hunters and Ned discovers he must go after his own partner. Meanwhile, Marge gets a job as an erotic baker.


  • Acrofatic: Homer and Ned's chase at the end has them both performing incredible feats of parkour. While Ned has been known to be in great shape beneath that sweater, Homer is Homer.
  • Bail Equals Freedom: After being arrested for his role in a riot, Homer was released on bail. Subverted because he's told a Bounty Hunter will be sent after him if he doesn't appear in court. Later on, the bail bondsman does send a bounty hunter after Homer for this.
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  • Bounty Hunter: One is sent after Homer when he doesn't appear in court after he gets bailed out of jail. Later he and Ned take up the profession.
  • The Cameo: Sideshow Bob.
  • Fighting Irish: Since this St. Patrick's Day is booze free, Springfield's Protestant and Catholic Irish populations remember how much they hate each other. Cue orgy of violence.
  • He Knows Too Much: Burns says this after Bart notices that the water is green, warning about a great danger to befall him. Before just walking off humming merrily.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Homer blames Flanders for not succumbing to this trope and be as dirty as the bounty they hunt.
  • Irony:
    • The bounty hunter sent after Homer for bail-jumping became a bounty hunter because Homer suggested it.
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    • Alcohol was banned at St. Patrick's Day to stop the townsfolk from going on a drunken riot. Without the alcohol Springfield's Protestant and Catholic Irish groups are sober enough to remember they hate each other and cause a 'sober' riot.
  • New Job Episode: For both Marge and Homer (with Flanders tagging along with the latter).
  • Shout-Out:
    • When Homer and Ned reconcile, there's a montage of the two of them beating up criminals the same way Batman and Robin do during the intro of Batman.
    • One of the bounty hunters assigned to hunt down Homer has a gun for a leg.
  • Turn in Your Badge: Ned Flanders tried this when he quits being a bounty hunter, but figured out he was never given anything.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Quimby banning alcohol at the parade, and later Lisa attempting to quell the two sides peacefully, lead to the riot between the Irish.


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