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Recap / The Simpsons S 31 E 3 The Fat Blue Line

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Chief Wiggum's on the spot when Homer becomes the latest victim of the Springfield Pickpocket.

This episode provides examples of:

  • Even Evil Has Standards: Pickpocketing is the one crime Fat Tony is not willing to commit. His grandfather was about to get a heart transplant when the donor heart was pickpocketed, causing him to die the way no mob boss should - of natural causes.
  • Frame-Up: Fat Tony is framed for the pickpocketing spree, and it's up to Chief Wiggum to clear his name.
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  • Inadvertent Entrance Cue: Chief Wiggum states that to trap the pickpocket they need a huge ass that would provide an irresistible target. Enter Homer with his butt stuck to a park bench.
  • Not Me This Time: Fat Tony is adamant that he wasn't the pickpocket.
  • Shout-Out: The scene of the Simpsons at the diner spoofs the infamous final scene of The Sopranos.
  • Tuckerisation: The Feast of Saint Castellaneta is named after Homer's VA Dan Castellaneta.

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