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YMMV / The Simpsons S 12 E 6 The Computer Wore Menace Shoes

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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: When Homer shows off his website and Lisa tells him that he can't used copyrighted images for his site, Bart tries to tell Homer that he got suspended from school because he had a knife in his locker and that he feels mad all the time. Bart's side story is never brought up again.
  • Bizarro Episode: Even by post-millenium episode standards, this episode was screwed up.
  • Broken Base: Is this episode a really good spoof of The Prisoner (1967) or yet another sign that The Simpsons has descended into madness?
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • Given the growing concerns about "fake news" and their negative effects in society during the 2010s, Homer's scheme would make him much less sympathetic these days.
    • His fake news story that turns out to be real involves vaccinations being used for a sinister purpose, echoing real life conspiracy theories that contribute to the anti-vaccination movement, which has grown to the point of causing significant medical crises.
    • The increase of school shootings makes the quick "joke" of Bart talking about how he's mad all of the time and brought a weapon to school a whole lot more inappropriate than it was before.


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