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Recap / The Simpsons S 27 E 10 The Girl Code

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In this episode, Homer gets fired from the plant (again) after Marge posts a photo on social media. While Homer gets a dishwasher job at a Greek restaurant, Lisa is influenced to create an app that captures the real-life consequences of anything one posts online.

  • Bait-and-Switch Comment: At first, Quinn speaks like she's not going to favor Lisa.
  • Blackmail: Lisa's app finds blackmail material to force Mr. Burns to rehire Homer.
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  • Bullying a Dragon: Martin really shouldn't have made that crack to Quinn about signing up for coding class and not web design.
  • Description Cut: While rushing to Springfield Nuclear Power Plant to deliver Homer's lunch, Marge honks and tells people to make way because her husband needs his lunch. Cut to a scene with Homer eating a pizza.
  • Deus ex Machina: Invoked. Conrad hacks the power plant's computer to make sure Homer is back at work by the end of the episode.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: The female coder is blatantly allowed to get away with insulting and degrading men while blatantly favoring Lisa just for being a woman and is never called out on on it.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Mr. Burns fires Homer for a post joking about a meltdown in the plant, but when he makes a similar joke, he thinks it's okay.
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  • Imagine Spot: Upon realizing Homer forgot his lunch at home, Marge imagines Homer's hunger making him fall into a vat of acid that dissolves him except for his bones and his stomach.
  • Instant A.I.: Just Add Water!: Conrad is sentient before he's even out of beta.
  • Karma Houdini: Quinn and the other girl coders never receive any punishment for their gender-based discrimination.
    • Lisa likewise fails to receive comeuppance for getting Bart 5 weeks of detention solely to test if Conrad worked.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Conrad achieves sentience but only communicates with Lisa. When Lisa tries to show others, Conrad refuses to make itself known.
  • Straw Feminist: The female coders. They only have Comic Book Guy in their group solely for the "token" aspect and he admits they get offended by anything he says. The teacher even insults all of the male students in her coding class and favors Lisa just because she is the only girl there.
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