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Old 12-29-2000, 10:23 PM
Freudian Slit is offline
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So I was watching The Simpsons tonight, like I do every night. Tonight was "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" (Spoiler here for those who haven't seen it. Though if you HAVEN'T seen it, you deserve to have it spoiled! )

Now, we all know Maggie Simpson shot Mr. Burns, when his gun fell out of the holster, and she grabbed it and shot him. We also know that Maggie witnessed a lot of horrible things happening to her family members because of Mr. Burns' selfishness. At the end, Marge says it was an accident and she didn't mean it...but then we see this spooky close up on Maggie.

It sure did LOOK like an accident. Maggie couldn't have known Mr. Burns had a gun on him. It wasn't as though she planned to kill him, and she is just a baby, albeit a smart one. My question is: WAS it an accident?

Did Margaret Simpson wound C. Montgomery Burns with malicious intent? That is up to the dopers to debate.

NB* Mods, if you think this is unimportant enough to be a Great Debate, you have my gracious approval to move it to IMHO.
Frasier: "Look, frankly, I wish you'd start seeing someone about this bug phobia of yours."
Niles: "It is not a phobia. I have a healthy fear of our natural predators. It's us versus them and frankly I'm starting to wonder just whose side you're on."