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Recap / The Simpsons S 21 E 21 Moe Letter Blues

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While the men are with their children on a trip, Moe sends them a letter telling them he’ll be with one of their wives. As the men ponder, they wonder what went wrong in their relationship.

Tropes of this episode:

  • Continuity Nod: Apu doesn't really have to wonder what went wrong in his relationship the moment he remembers he cheated on his wife.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Moe's narration briefly becomes derailed when he spots Marge in a towel.
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  • Everyone Has Standards: Moe seeing the wives of other men not being respected got him upset.
  • First-Person Peripheral Narrator: Moe.
  • Gilligan Cut and Hypocritical Humor: Homer says he was at Moe's "being my usual, effervescent self." A Flashback Cut shows him passed out at the bar.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Moe had to do something to make Homer, Apu, and Reverend Lovejoy realize that they've been treating their wives like garbage.
  • Pet the Dog: Jacqueline tells Marge that Homer's outburst during her birthday party was provoked by Patty and Selma.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: When Bart inserted money inside a fortune-telling machine, he got a card saying "you'll lose all your money". He reacted by inserting more money inside the machine.
  • Smarter Than He Looks: For someone who hasn't able to score a date since season nine's "Dumbbell Indemnity," Moe sure knows his way on fixing a relationship.
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  • Whole Plot Reference: To A Letter to Three Wives.
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