Against Al's objection, Peggy buys a home computer for the kids to help them in their schoolwork. But it gets more use of as a hat rack when no one wants to use it, while Al begins to hear the computer talking to him and taunting him about his inferior life, while at the same time, Al tries to train the not-so-bright Buck to fetch his bedroom slippers. Written by
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Peggy tells Al the computer was $2,100 and with the $200 rebate would lower the price to $1,900. The computer talks only to Al. Al later smashes the computer, but not before the computer says it is worth $2,500. The computer alone was $1,900 and since they had it, they added to it (printer, phone and desk) which could bring the total up to $2,500. See more
Call 'who' Ishmael?
Ah, me. Look, Kelly, we have a million dollar computer sitting over here, why don't you do your report on it?
I tried. I turned it on and I typed in "Ishmael". You know what it said to me, Dad? Ishmael. It even spelled it wrong.
Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey