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[1F07] The Last Temptation of Homer The Last Temptation of Homer Written by Frank Mula Directed by Carlos Baeza ============================================================================= == Production code: 1F07 Original airdate in N.A.: 9-Dec-93 Capsule revision J, 21-Jul-96 Title sequence Blackboard :- Bart writes a long punishment: All work and no play makes Bart a dull boy. All work and no play makes Bart a dull boy. All work and no play makes Bart a dull boy. All work and no play makes Bart a dull boy. All work and no play makes Bart a dull boy. All work and no play makes Bart a dull boy. All work and no play makes Bart a dull boy. All work and no play makes Bart a dull boy. All Lisa's Solo:- Unusual, random atonal bursts Couch :- The family runs in and sit down, but then they notice the living room looks different. The camera pans slightly right, and we see David Letterman sitting at his desk with his back to us. He turns around and smiles. Did you notice... ... Stuart the duck in the power plant sounds a lot like Donald Duck? ... after Bart receives the spray for his throat, his voice sounds like Jerry Lewis'? ... Barney is singing the "I Dream of Jeanie" theme in Homer's vision? ... Mindy refers to Capital City as "The Windy Apple"? ... the "Capital City" theme music? ... Homer's hotel room number is 61? ... regarding "Madam Chao's", the pun on the word "chaos"? Dave Hall: ... Maggie wasn't shown in this episode? ... Zutroy wears suspenders and his tie is tucked inside his pants? ... Burns' magic-coin trick? ... the dermatologist wears thick rubber gloves when applying the medicated salve to Bart's hair? ... the eyeglasses don't actually rest on Bart's ears? ... the weight of the eyeglasses makes Bart lean slightly forward? ... Homer stirs his "hot" coffee with his finger? ... Homer's tongue sticking of his mouth while he's unconscious? ... Homer gives his private area a double douse of spray? ... we only hear one crow call during this episode? Elson Trinidad: ... Marge's hair brushes audibly against Bart's doorway? ... the sign at the National Energy Convention burns out? ... Hans Moleman works for the solar power industry? Ron Carter: ... Homer refers to Roger Ebert of "Siskel and Ebert, At the Movies"? ... Homer mangles Barry Manilow's "Oh Mandy" -- twice? ... one of the kids in the Refuge of the Damned builds a model of the Enterprise from Star Trek, the original series? ... at the "What About Wind?" booth, there's an electric fan blowing on the windmill? Don Del Grande: ... Homer stiffs the bellhop? ... Clinton had a SECRET affair? You mean besides the one everybody knows about? :-) Thomas Baker: ... the stolen pens leak on Homer's back seat? ... Homer thinks _trout_ are making fun of him? ... Homer likes Nazis? Ricardo Lafaurie: ... Charlie is a dangerous emissions supervisor? ... the book that falls on Bart's head is Advanced Calculus? ... Homer's hair flying while he and Col. Klink fly? ... one of the nerds was writing out the quadratic formula? ... Mindy eats and eats and doesn't gain an ounce? (It must be her metababolism.) ... Homer hurls his brick in similar fashion to Ignatz Mouse? ... the ming vase in the Madame Chao's? Voice credits - Starring - Dan Castellaneta (Homer, Zutroy, optometrist, Barney, Abe, large palm man, Hans Moleman) - Julie Kavner (Marge) - Nancy Cartwright (Bart, Nelson, Kearney, Rod Flanders) - Yeardley Smith (Lisa) - Hank Azaria (Carl, orthopedic doctor, "female" doctor, Jerry Lewis, Moe, Joey Jo-Jo, "Burmese Melon Fly" man, Sir Isaac Newton, Jeeves, presidential adviser, hick kid, Bellhop, fossil fuel bully, Man 1 who hates nuclear power, Waiter 2 at Madam Chao's) - Harry Shearer (Skinner, Lenny, Charlie, Burns, Smithers, Agent Wesson, Dr. Hibbert, Brockman, Flanders, Man 2 who hates nuclear power, Energy King & Queen announcer, Waiter 1 at Madam Chao's) - Special Guest Voice - Phil Hartman (Lionel Hutz) - Werner Klemperer (Colonel Klink) - Michelle Pfeiffer (Mindy) - Marcia Wallace (Mrs. Krabappel) - Also Starring - Pamela Hayden (Milhouse, Jimbo, Nerd 2) - Maggie Roswell (Miss Hoover, Department of Labor agent, dermatologist, NRA woman, Nerd 1) - Russi Taylor (Martin, Sherri, Terri, chanting trout) Movie (and other) references + "The Last Temptation of Christ" - episode title + New Testament - Homer: "Colonel Klink, why have you forsaken me?" similar to Jesus' reputed words on the cross + "The Shining" - Bart's blackboard punishment similar to Jack Nicholson's "book" "My Fair Lady" {tab} - Bart saying "loverly" + Terry Gilliam's "Brazil" - Department of Labor coming in through the roof - woman mentions the Brazilian soccer team shortly afterwards + Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" - Mindy, naked, in clam shell just like the painting - Carl and Lenny as the "putti", or little angels + "Hogan's Heroes" - Colonel Klink from HH is Homer's guardian angel + "A Christmas Carol"/"It's a Wonderful Life" - Klink showing Homer how it could have been + P. G. Wodehouse {tc} - Homer's butler is named "Jeeves" "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" {rc} - Homer's head: "Bravo!" followed by one person clapping is how "Laugh-In" always ended. "Real Genius"/"Parker Lewis" - Bart being led by Martin through the tunnels + "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" - Indian boy saying, "the refuge of the damned" + "Wizard of Oz" - Burns to monkeys: "Fly, my pretties!" + Katz v. United States (1967) {rl} - see below Krazy Kat {rl} - Homer hurls the brick similar to how Ignatz Mouse does it + "Lady and the Tramp" - Homer and Mindy share a chili dog just like Lady and Tramp share a strand of spaghetti Previous episode references - [7F18] Burns: "Ah, Ziggy! Will you ever win?" (cf. Homer saying Ziggy's too preachy) {pt} - [8F08] Patty and Selma shaving {rl} - [8F18], [9F12], [9F18], [9F22] Bart the cockney boy - [8F19] Homer has a near-affair {rl} - [9F06] Mindy: "Can't talk, eating" (cf. Homer at the Frying Dutchman in 9F06) - [9F09] Homer imagines Barney in the jumbo thong bikini he got {rl} - [9F14] The drunk with X'd out eyes from 1F07 is on the "Is Your Spouse a Souse?" pamphlet in 9F14 {jd} - [9F18] Barry White, "Can't Get Enough of Your Love" - [9F21] Animals working at the plant {rl} - [1F04] Homer: "But I'm so sweet and tasty!" (cf. "But they're so sweet!" in 1F07) {ra} - [1F06] Mrs. Krabappel's mocking "Hah!" Freeze frame fun - Miscellaneous signs: - "Hibbert Moneymaking Organization" - "Trout Hatchery" - "Capital City Plaza Hotel, Legionnaires' Disease-Free since 1990" - The books that fall out of the locker: {rc} - Early American History - Geography - Math - Science - Advanced Calculus - The bar napkin has a little drunk with X'd out eyes, and it reads, "Your infatuation is based on a physical attraction. Talk to the woman and you'll realize you have nothing in common." - The TV ad is for the National Ringworm Association "(The Other N.R.A.)" - "Marital Stress Hotline": {rc} - phone number is KL5-1680 - picture shows a woman holding a rolling pin, and a man with a lump on his head talking on the phone - In the nerds' hideaway: {rc} - Algebraic notations - one of them is the quadratic formula: {rl} + _ _____ -b - \/ 4AC [sic] ---------------- 2a - nerd writes final "a" when Bart comes in {rl} - Model of the "Enterprise" from "Star Trek" - Diagrams of chemical compounds - Model of our solar system - Multiplication problem (10972 x 360, done incorrectly) - On various hands: {rc} - "Mindy because of our uncontrollable attraction I think we should avoid each other from now on." - "Max, what I did, I did because of alcohol and anger." - "I'm tired of these jokes about my giant hand. The first such incident occurred in 1956 when..." - At the Energy Convention: {rc} - Capital City Convention Center - Welcome National Energy Convention - Cold Fusion - Oil Power - What About Wind? - Coal - Solar Energy - Cheap, Clean Hope For Tomorrow - replaced by Fossil Fuel - Use us and no one gets hurt - Springfield Nuclear Power Plant - As seen on 60 minutes - picture of Burns with the atom logo sitting on his shoulder - At Madam Chao's: {rc} - "Valet Parking" sign - Fortune cookies: - "You will find happiness with a new love" - "Stick with your wife" Animation, continuity, and other goofs In the opening scene, Milhouse faces the parking lot; when the camera changes angles, he is facing Bart. When Bart repaints the lines, how does he get rid of the existing lines without leaving a trace? {ddg} The car where Mrs. Krabappel should be has a Krabappel-colored person that looks very similar to Miss Hoover in one shot. {rl} When Mr. Largo is parking, the front part of the passenger side of his car is drawn over part of the car next to it; there's no way he could have parked it without a much wider turn radius. {ddg} Bart's paintbrush and paint disappear. {dh} Miss Hoover's car ends up slightly more purple than it started. {ddg} Doesn't it seem so peculiar for all the teachers to arrive at school at the same time? {dh} In order for Bart to set up the "parking space" gag, both Milhouse and he would have arrive early (and miss the school bus). {dh} After the canister drops, the robot-arm disappears. {dh} If there's no way out of the room with the door painted on the wall, how did everybody get in? {ddg} [Dave Hall says, "Through the normal way -- by a door. I assume in cases of emergencies, normal doors are probably locked, to prevent contamination. (So the gang would look for an emergency exit.)"] On Burns' desk, the quill pen changes ink-wells. {dh} The notepad only appears when Burns needed it. {dh} The notepad Smithers throws turns into book on floor. {dh} Charlie's hard hat disappears before he gets sucked up. {dh} In one scene, the quill pen turns black. {dh} Burns is asked to "hire at least one woman," but in previous episodes, women employees have been clearly visible at the plant: 1F02, 9F05, 8F04 come to mind. Should an optometrist have a stethoscope? {dh} Did you notice how convenient it was for the optometrist to pull from his coat pocket, the correct pair of eyeglasses for Bart? {dh} If Bart wears big shoes then technically, he should be at least a good five inches taller than most other kids. {dh} Carl & Lenny are to Homer's left, but the viewpoint from Smithers & Mindy depicts C&L as standing directly in front of Homer. {dh} The pipe over Homer, as he runs out of his workstation, appears to enter his workstation, but stops short of the wall. {dh} SNPP's parking lot seems pretty full at the end of Homer's shift. {dh} There really isn't much of a point in stealing pens if you're only going to store them on the back seat of your car. {dh} At Moe's Tavern, Barney's and Homer's mugs change places. {dh} Mindy's purse only appears when she needed it. {dh} Perhaps seeing Homer sliding down a cooling tower is funny, but it's stupid to place an elevator inside (or around) a cooling tower and to show Homer & Mindy descending several floors before showing Homer sliding down from the top of the cooling tower. {dh} When Marge greets Homer, the front door should open to the right, not the left. {dh} The TV remote in Homer's hand vanishes. {dh} Homer shoves the phone book into the telephone. {dh} Slow-mo on Homer, inside the telephone booth, shows him hitting the ground, face down, but after the bounce Homer's head faces sideways. {dh} When Klink shows Spirit Homer how his life would be, we see Homer playing tennis right-handed. When Homer says "I, as well", he is still holding his racket in his right hand. Then Homer asks Jeeves "are you happy?" and the "camera" cuts to a different angle, and Homer's racket has changed hands; he then proceeds to serve left-handed. {md} Returning from the dream, Homer's head faces the other direction. {dh} In the dark, Bart isn't drawn with his eyeglasses. {ddg} Martin's pens are missing from his pocket during the lighting of the candle. {dh} In the "refuge of the damned", the kid writing the binomial equation uses both a capital "A" and a small "a" for the same variable. {ddg} Lisa's position seen in the mirror is incorrect. {dh} The hotel is the "Capital City Plaza Hotel" - but isn't the city spelled "CAPITOL City"? {ddg} [Dave Hall suggests the misspelling could be to get around any ordinances or trademarks.] The door to Homer's hotel suite opens to the left, but opens to the right when Homer enters the room with Mindy. {dh} Homer leaves his suit jacket back at the restaurant. {dh} With Homer & Marge laying on the hotel bed, whose hand is that turning off the lamp? Could the hand belong to Homer? (Even with him lying on his back with Marge on top of him?) {dh} Reviews Cameron Campbell: A most triumphant episode! Better than 'Rosebud,' it was made excellent by the presence of a clear, coherent theme. I was also happy to see Homer acting like his bumbling, confused old self again instead of the mean, vicious Homer that we have seen so much of this season. Brendan Dunn: This one has put to rest the idea that the show is going downhill. It may have hit a dry spell, but they seem to be back on track now. Mike Loux: Definitely one of the (if not *THE*) best episodes of the season! It had all the classic ideosyncrasies (damn your feeble brain!) of the "Homer's job" type episodes, including: Burns' tightfistedness -- "Someone is charging room service to our company!" The general quality of the workers - "We can't pee in the drinking fountain!" among other things. Joey Berner: Well, "The Last Temptation of Homer" just didn't quite work to me. [...] It was just there. Average. So what. A little dull in fact. Once again they've gone back to the two stories per episode, neither seeming to fit with the other. I really can't think of any memorable quotes from this one so I guess my review would be a "C". Don Frega: Last night's episode certainly used all the standard devices well, but it was fairly predictable. The unexpected (such as Burns' teddy bear's journey) is what really sets The Simpsons apart from other shows; "Last Temptation" simply didn't deliver this. The ghost of Colonel Klink was a fine touch, although that too seemed a bit predictable. Don Del Grande: I give it a B-; they got their act together concerning keeping both the main story and the subplot going throughout the show, but the story didn't seem to have any "snap" to it, and I for one saw that ending coming the second Homer invited Mindy into his room. I was expecting Mindy to mention that she had a husband and three kids... Tom Collins: I thought everyone would love this. It's got a coherent story not based on a parody of anything specific, has a great new character, great lines, great situations, funny lines, and takes on corporate greed by high-tech firms (Zutroy), the energy industry's assault on solar power, HMOs, and lots of other stuph in typical OFF fashion. Now people are calling the show predictable. Ha! Marlon Shows: A+. Funniest episode of the year. Should win an emmy! Hugh Brown: Last night's episode, "The Last Temptation of Homer," was the funniest episode ever. I thought everything, thats everything, was hysterical. The writing was just perfect, the voices, tripped- out Bart voice, insane underground nerd farm. I was screaming like there was no tomorrow. Ron Carter: "A" - A solid "A" with no doubts. Good clean refs that were in context; Homer pulls through in the end. Highlights were Homer having the Botticelli hallucination, Barney does "Jeannie". Carl Frank: Another winner. Not quite as good as the season's best (Rosebud), but a compact and logical story. Only flaw: Mindy's attraction to Homer was never explained and was a tad unbelievable. But nothing can top Colonel Klink (Verner Klemperer) as Homer's conscience. [...] Overall rating B/B+. Keith Lim: The second storyline (or subplot) involving Bart was uninspired and didn't seem related to the main story at all. The main plot was implausible, and ended abruptly, leaving loose threads (i.e., not a tidy resolution). [...] This episode I consider to be one of the poorer ones of this season. C+, salvaged only by its "moments". Yours truly: Good episode. I was laughing very hard for much of it. Too many choice moments to recount in a short space. And lots of great references, too! Michelle Pfeiffer was a fine casting choice. [...] I give it a B, not an A because Mindy being attracted to Homer was, well, a little far-fetched. Comments and other observations Bart's cockney accent Bart talks briefly in a Cockney accent in this episode, just as he did in 8F18 ("...pain in me gulliver"), 9F12 ("What a revoltin' development"), 9F18 ("Shine yer boots, guv'ner?"), and 9F22 ("... best in all Westminster!") The "gulliver" line is a "Clockwork Orange" reference, says Ricardo Lafaurie. Bart's other lines refer, respectively, to "My Fair Lady", "A Christmas Carol", and "Mary Poppins". Michael Neylon disagrees, however. "I've actually seen CO, and Alex's accent is NEVER that obnoxious during the whole movie (Its more of a monotone-like thing...it was done well in 9F04). Nor does Alex ever say lines similar to the few in question." He says that Bart's accent reminds him of "the accent that Dick van Dyke uses in `Mary Poppins'." Zutroy, as American as apple pie Tom Collins notes, "60 Minutes recently did a story on Hewlett-Packard hiring Eastern Bloc people as programmers, then dramatically underpaying them and keeping them as virtual slaves. Shortly afterwards, H-P abandoned the program." Political neutrality department Elson Trinidad says, "When Kent Brockman discusses profiles of unfaithful presidents (Kennedy, Eisenhower, Bush, Clinton), that equals two Democrats and two Republicans." "The Other NRA" Tony Hill says, "This is a reference to the National Rifle Association, America's pro-gun lobby which has been known to oppose measures like putting `keep out of reach of children' on boxes of bullets. They were a powerful and feared force in Washington until their clout suffered a massive stroke in 1993." This stroke was the Brady Bill, a law which requires a seven-day wait between buying a gun and receiving it. Homer's gibberish When Homer tries to read his sweaty palm to Mindy, part of what he utters is "nom yo ho renge kyo." Joshua Love noticed that this is "a mantra that Akbar and/or Jeff chanted once in one of the Life in Hell comic strips." Jim Dyer says it's the title of the "Lotus Sutra", and Raymond J. Brennan recounts, "I remember meeting some [Buddhists] at a grocery store and they invited me over to chant. I remember THAT as being the one chanted most....when chanted in repetition several times, while thinking of something you want, it will come." Richard Oliver says that it is a Nichiren-Soshu Japanese chant, "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo", and that roughly translated, it means "Devotion to the mystical laws of cause and effect which govern all the sounds (activities) in the universe." He goes on, "Part of the effort [of `Shakabuku' missionaries] is to persuade prospective converts that whatever they chant for they will receive." Tom Collins correctly points out, "The chant also appears in `Revenge of the Nerds II' where the evil fraternity boys have the nerds in their underwear and facing crocodiles. The nerds burst into a group chant of `Nam myo-ho renge kyo' in a desperate effort to invoke a miracle." As well, the very last thing Homer says sounds like "Semper ex tyran --", which would make it awfully similar to what John Wilkes Booth said after shooting Lincoln: "Sic semper tyrannis," which means "Thus always with tyrants." Lionel Hutz: "Get out of my office!" Ricardo Lafaurie writes, "IMHO, this is a reference to the case of Katz v. United States (1967). In this case, the FBI had bugged a telephone booth without a warrant investigating Charles Katz. As a result of the evidence gained, Katz was arrested and convicted in California for using telephone lines to transmit betting information from L.A. to Miami and Boston. Katz took his case to the Supreme Court, which ruled in Katz' favor, and declared that this is illegal under the Fourth Amendment without a warrant. Thus, Lionel Hutz was probably using the telephone lines to do something illegal without risk of being wiretapped at his house." Barry Manilow's "Mandy" Ron Carter supplied me with the words to "Mandy": Oh Mandy, you came and you gave without taking, And I sent you away. Oh Mandy, you kissed me and stopped me from shaking, And I need you today... Contrast this to Homer's first version: Oh Mindy, you came and you gave without flaking, But I sent you Ben Gay. Oh Andy, you kissed me and stopped me from something, And I -- And Homer's second version: Oh Margie, you came and you found me a turkey, On my vacation away from worky. Legionnaire's Disease Tony Hill writes, "This often fatal malady was discovered at an American Legion convention at the Bellvue Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia in 1976. Some wags suggested the disease was caused by wearing blue, drinking lots of Scotch, and holding conservative views." Burns and monkeys Tim Connors lists the following running "Burns and simians" gags: - 8F02: Burns and the Monkey's Paw (Guy de Maupassant reference) - 9F04: Burns and King Homer - 9F15: Burns' roomful of near-Shakespeare-typing chimps - 1F01: the robo-Burns/"Planet of the Apes" thing {rl} - 1F02: Burns' reference to "the Jade Monkey" - 1F02: Planet of the Apes/Robo-Burns - 1F07: Flying monkeys Quotes and Scene Summary [Syndication cuts are marked in curly braces "{}" and are courtesy of Ricardo Lafaurie and Michael Hendren.] At school, Bart and Milhouse play a prank: they paint new dividing lines in the parking lot. Bart: The beauty of it is, each parking space is a mere one foot narrower -- indistinguishable to the naked eye! But therein lies the game. Milhouse: I fear to watch, yet I cannot turn away. -- Milhouse, Prince of Denmark, "The Last Temptation of Homer" Watch, he does. Principal Skinner pulls into an empty spot between two cars, parks, and tries to open his door. Skinner: Blast it, woman! You parked too close. Move your car! Edna: I'm in the lines! You got a problem, go tell your Mama. Skinner: Oh, don't worry: she'll hear about this. -- Sparkling repartie in the school parking lot, "The Last Temptation of Homer" Complete chaos ensues in the rest of the parking lot. "I can't get out!" one man yells. "I'm trapped," observes Miss Hoover. "I can't breathe!" says another. Bart laughs evilly at the success of his prank. Eventually, in the grade four class, Mrs. Krabappel lectures them. Edna: Class, I know there's no way to prove who actually did this, and in our American democracy, everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Bart: God bless America. Edna: But _my_ classroom is not a democracy. Hah! For the rest of the year, Bart Simpson will be the first student called on for _every_ question. -- Life in Springfield Socialist Elementary, "The Last Temptation of Homer" "Well, let's get started," she finishes, turning to the board. "Can someone pronounce this word?" she queries, underlining "photosynthesis" on the blackboard. She looks around the class for a victim, ignoring Martin (whose hand is raised) to ask Bart. Bart hums and haws, and Martin starts to make little grunting noises in desperation. How he would love to be called on! "Oh, pick me, teacher: I'm ever so smart!" he strains, while Bart continues to be perplexed. Eventually Martin can no longer hold back. {Some of Bart's hesitations were cut in syndication.} Martin: It's "photosynthesis"! [angrily] Damn your feeble brain. Bart: [plaintive] Oh, I couldn't read it. The letters are all blurry. Edna: [mistrustful] Is it possible all your misbehavior and miserable grades have been caused by a simple vision disorder? Bart: [with a cockney accent] Ya mean it ain't me noggin, it's me peepers? Well, that's just loverly. -- Bart explained, "The Last Temptation of Homer" At the nuclear plant, a man wearing an anti-contamination suit in a sealed-off room handles nuclear waste. Homer, Lenny, Carl, and Charlie watch him. "Watch this, guys," says Homer, manipulating a mechanical arm so that it pinches the man's butt. The man is startled, and he drops the container of waste on the ground. A greenish gas begins to fill the room, and the man runs to the window, pleading with his eyes for the observers to do something. He pounds on the glass as he collapses. Lenny: Uh oh...he's done for! Carl: Ehh, don't worry. The safety glass will protect us. [Gas leaks through the glass] Lenny: Run! We'll hide at my house. [They run towards the door but crash into the wall] Charlie: Hey! This emergency exit is painted on! -- Proper safety measures, "The Last Temptation of Homer" "There's no way out," Carl says frantically. "We're doomed, we're doomed!" They huddle as the deadly green gas surrounds them. In the next scene, Charlie is in Mr. Burns' office. Charlie: Well, sir, I won't bore you with the details of our miraculous escape, but we desperately need a _real_ emergency exit! Burns: Why, that's a _fabulous_ idea! Anything else you'd like? How about real lead in the radiation shields? Urinal cakes, maybe? -- Is it an either/or?, "The Last Temptation of Homer" Mr. Burns hands Smithers a pad and contemptuously tells him to throw it at Charlie. It smacks Charlie in the face. Then, Mr. Burns pushes a red button behind his desk. A glass tube comes down from the ceiling and covers the hapless Charlie, sucking upwards and out of sight. "Smithers, where does that tube go?" Monty asks idly. Smithers doesn't know; it was there when they moved in. It would seem that the tube goes to India somewhere. Charlie is deposited, standing up, in the middle of a round table at which six men are seated. "Dance! Dance!" they chant, and Charlie does so, hesitantly. The men start to cheer and ululate over the slow drum beat. Back at the power plant, Smithers and Burns discuss what to do now. Smithers: Sir, we'll need a new dangerous emissions supervisor. Burns: Yes, well find someone cheap! It's been a very lean year for us...[glances at Smithers and smiles] Together: Money fight! [They throw stacks of cash at one another, grunting and giggling] -- Well, not _that_ lean, "The Last Temptation of Homer" Smithers finds just the man for the job. Mr. Burns stands over the new man's shoulder, watching him work. Zutroy: [reaches slowly for a button in front of him, then changes his mind at the last minute and pushes a different one] Burns: Excellent, Zutroy! Work hard, and each day you'll get a shiny penny. -- Hard work for fifty cents a year, "The Last Temptation of Homer" Just then, a number of figures clad in black body-suits plunge through the roof on ropes. Man: Agent Wesson, Department of Labor. This man is an illegal alien! Burns: That's preposterous. Zutroy here is as American as apple pie. Zutroy: Tocnikrabda, mistah Boons. -- English is his second language, "The Last Temptation of Homer" Woman: This plant violates every labor law in the book. We found a mi -- ---------------------------- VICTORY THROUGH SHEER VOLUME ---------------------------- Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Before you buy.