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Recap / The Simpsons S29 E20 "Throw Grampa from the Dane"

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After receiving an insurance payout, the Simpson family decide to take Grampa to Denmark so that he can benefit from the country's free healthcare.


  • Bait-and-Switch: Homer and Abe are seen riding bicycles. They're tied on a car.
  • Bait-and-Switch Comment: When Homer reaches for his crotch and says he has Lisa's research right there, he actually means a printed research.
  • The Cameo: Bender casually floats around in the water when the house is flooded. This also counts as a Continuity Nod to "Simpsorama", showing that Bender's still waiting in their basement.
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  • Epic Fail: Gil can't figure out how cell phone batteries are recharged.
  • Imagine Spot: Lisa imagines herself romantically involved with a Prince. Bart imagines himself as a ninja saving their lives.
    (before fantasy)
    Lisa: Oh, no. Here it comes. The fantasy about becoming a princess that no girl can resist.
    (after fantasy)
    Lisa: Bart, get out of my fantasy!
    Bart: Ah, geez, I saved your life. How about a "you're welcome"?
  • The Reveal: The operation Grampa needs is to remove a tattoo of Mona.
  • Sarcasm Mode: Grampa's answer when Homer asks if the Nona the tattoo is about Homer's mother.
  • Shout-Out to Shakespeare: Homer gives a hilarious paraphrasing of the soliloquy from Hamlet.
    Homer: Tubby or not tubby? That is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to withstand the wings and nachos of outrageous portions, or just have fish and end it. Aye, there's the rub! Brisket rub, Memphis rub, all the rubs I'll miss when I shuffle off from Buffalo mozzarella…
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  • Something We Forgot: Homer feels like he and his family forgot something. They forgot Grampa.
  • Take That!: Bart claims that Sebastian the Crab was the only funny character in The Little Mermaid.
  • Technologically Blind Elders: Subverted and Inverted. Gil needs help with his computer and it's provided by someone older than him but he insists on speaking of her like she's younger than him.

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