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Recap / The Simpsons S 26 E 15 "The Princess Guide"

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Homer is escorting the daughter of a visiting African king, while Moe thinks she is related to the "Nigerian prince" who scammed him online.

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  • Call-Back: Mr. Burns needs the Nigerian King's cheap plutonium supply to save his plant from the financial troubles caused by Elon Musk.
  • Chain of Deals: Homer makes a meal for Lisa by trading various food items, something he claims to be an expert in.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Even after realizing he's been scammed, Moe doesn't entertain the possibility that the "Nigerian prince" who scammed him wasn't an actual member of Nigerian royalty.
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  • Continuity Nod: This isn't the first time Smithers uses Homer to sabotage things for his own selfish desires.
  • Foreign Queasine: As he greets the Nigerian king, Mr. Burns has a plate of monkey brains set in its own head brought to the desk. The king is insulted that Burns thinks this his what his people eat, but Burns responds, "Oh, this is for me."
  • 419 Scam: Moe falls for one and assumes the Nigerian prince who scammed him is the brother of the princess.
  • Funny Background Event: While Homer shows Lisa around the nuclear plant, a man behind them is clearing a pipe of kittens, one of which has three eyes.
  • Gilligan Cut: Carl vehemently declares he’s not, NOT dressing up as an African princess as part of Lenny's Zany Scheme. One flip later... and absolutely nothing has happened.
  • Police are Useless: Three people approach Chief Wiggum to ask for his help and he reacts by arresting them under the belief they drank too much.
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  • Rebellious Princess: Princess Kemi just wants to go out and see the town instead of being cooped up in her hotel room.
  • Shout-Out: Some women who kissed Moe compared it to kissing one of Snow White's dwarves.
  • Special Guest: Richard Branson, the Flanders to Mr. Burns' Homer
    Richard Branson: Hey dibbily do, neighborony!
    Mr. Burns: Stupid Branson.
  • Springtime for Hitler: Mr. Burns explains that, if the negotiations between him and the visiting Nigerian King fail, he'll have to sell his plant and move to the Southern seas with Smithers. Liking the idea, Smithers gets Homer involved. Homer ends up saving the day.
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  • Take That!: One of the websites that spreads the word of the princess kissing Moe is a Jezebel article that says "Woman Kisses Man YUCK!"
  • Time Skip: The final scene shows an aged Moe tending his cobweb-covered bar. Turns out it’s been a rough three years.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Moe wouldn't have been scammed if he heeded the warnings he received.
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