After being attacked by crows who peck at his eyes Homer briefly becomes addicted to medical marijuana but manages to kick the habit before Mr. Burns asks for his help in preparing a speech for an important meeting. When Mr. Burns appears to have drowned in his bath Homer works the 'corpse' like a marionette to convince the gathering that Burns is fit and well. The jerking movements revive Burns and disaster is avoided. Written by
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On American TV, this episode was originally rated TV-PG for violence (V). The rating was later changed to TV-14 due to the heavy references to marijuana smoking, along with the violence (Homer getting pecked by crows, a teenage Homer getting bitten in the crotch by a drug dog, Homer bleeding "rainbows" as he shaves himself under the influence, and Mr. Burns bleeding while being used as a marionette). See more
After Mr. Burns comes back to life he makes Smithers slap Homer, then Smithers, then himself. When he slaps himself, he uses his left hand, however Smithers tugs his right hand. See more
As long as you're doing things for me, will you tie up your bathrobe when you walk around the house?
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Gallop from Orpheus in the Underworld
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