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Jeff35122 (talkcontribs)

Needs a page?

Matthew The Guy (talkcontribs)

Uhh, no. Read the Homer's Enemy page on Best TV Shows.

Jeff35122 (talkcontribs)

I read it to see if it was still there a few times, and I disagree with Frank being portrayed as a "realistic character". His way of working as hard as he can while letting no setbacks hold him back is noble in the beginning. But through the rest of the episode, he's so abrasive, has exaggerated jealousy towards Homer as he blows up in his face while in front of his family that he doesn't deserve the happiness he has, and he tries to humiliate Homer after Homer tries to reconcile with him. Thus, it makes Frank come off as an unsympathetic jerk.

Also, Frank is not a realistic character. His miserable life is just typical cartoon exaggeration that you see from miserable characters like Squidward from Spongebob.

Matthew The Guy (talkcontribs)

That seems like the more sensitive way to look at it. Your apparent concern for how Homer is treated cannot cover up the fact that in reality he's a lazy couch potato who got a successful job at the power plant purely out of luck and does exactly nothing, and gets away with all of it, while Frank has worked harder than any man in his life and is completely new to how things work in Springfield, which is how many people have described as a portrayal of a real-life person who got trapped in the Simpsons world, which also makes him very different to Squidward because with Frank there's a little more justice to how irritated he is with where he works. Plus, the way he seems to be completely normal when he starts working but then gets more and more angry by Homer's incompetence is actually pretty sympathetic.

Jeff35122 (talkcontribs)

Good point. Like I said, his hard work is noble. As for Homer's life in the episode, it's portrayed perfect, along with his luck and incompetence because the writers were trying to get audiences to root for Frank. In truth, Homer's life is almost as bad as Frank's, and his job being "successful" tends to change depending on the episode. Frank also may have the determination of a real person to keep working hard no matter the setbacks, but the thing he lacked that sets him apart from a realistic person is heart. Homer has had crucial situations in life, but at least he stayed positive and tried to what he could for other people's personal happiness. Frank just acted bitter and jealous towards Homer for things that were beyond his control, and he still wouldn't let it go despite Homer trying to reconcile with him.

Matthew The Guy (talkcontribs)

Well that's something that would work as a bad quality, not a whole Loathsome page.