Oversimplification is awesome. Good job ignoring the true meat of Gurren-Lagann. Examples of "cleverly written" moments in GL.
-Episode 9, Simon's line: "If we had the same face, it would be creepy". Picture related.
-When they destroyed the surface of Rossiu's village in episode 23.
-The fact that Nia's ring was what brought the downfall of the Anti-Spiral's Dark Tower.
-Episode's 1 "BREAKING THROUGH" scene getting mimicked in episodes 11 and 21.
-How Simon's "dream sequence" ended with him opening Nia's capsule.
-From the same "dream sequence", the jewel thief-Kamina gave to Simon was Nia's ring.
-The same ring was in Yoko's hand in her own dream sequence.
-"We have eyes on the front so we can look at the backs of those that came before us..."