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YMMV / The Simpsons S1 E4 "There's No Disgrace Like Home"

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  • Base-Breaking Character: Dr. Marvin Monroe. A lot of fans really hate his voice (Harry Shearer hated voicing him because it strained his vocal cords) and how condescending he is. Others doesn't find him any better or worse than any of the other characters.
  • Signature Scene: The family shocking each other in Dr. Monroe’s office.
  • Values Dissonance: Having the father be the Only Sane Man in a sitcom family is something that was already starting to become a Discredited Trope when the episode first aired, and nowadays would just be seen as patronising sexism. Today, either the mother would be the only sane person, the father would share the role of sanity with one of their children (usually a daughter for gender balance), or all the members of the family would be equally dysfunctional, just in different ways. Of course the first of those options has become played out enough to become an infamous trope and has had many subversions.

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