After moving to another town to begin a new job, Homer must decide whether or not he should stay when the rest of the family had a hard time with the transfer.


(as Mike Anderson)


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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Santa's Little Helper / Burns' Lawyer / Barney Gumble / Krusty / Sideshow Mel / Mayor Quimby / Worker #2 / Bont / Telegram Man (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Maggie Simpson / Gordy / Dot / Warren (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Announcer #1 / Moe Szyslak / Bumblebee Man / Sea Captain / Apu / Professor Frink / Comic Book Guy / Dr. Nick Riviera / Snake / Chief Wiggum / Chalmers / First UN Man / Globex Guard (voice)
Smithers / Man on Video / Announcer #2 / Otto / Ned Flanders / Reverend Lovejoy / Mr. Burns / Dr. Hibbert / Principal Skinner / Worker #1 / Regular Teacher / First UN Man (voice)
Hank Scorpio (voice) (as A. Brooks)
Globex Woman / Woman in Video / Milhouse Van Houten / Hank's Secretary (voice)
Agnes Skinner / Cool Kid / Milhouse's Double / Remedial Class Teacher / Countdown P.A. (voice)


After moving to another town to begin a new job, Homer must decide whether or not he should stay when the rest of the family had a hard time with the transfer.

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

3 November 1996 (USA)  »

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| (seasons 3-19)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Hank Scorpio was planned to return as the villain of The Simpsons Movie (2007), but the creators decided that he was too likable to turn into a full-blown villain. The movie's actual villain, Russ Cargill, is also voiced by Albert Brooks. See more »


The Simpsons move away to Cypruss Creek and abandon their old house, yet only take one car with them (the station wagon), while the other just disappears and is never seen until the next episode. See more »


Hank Scorpio: [It's Homer's first day at his new job and his Boss, Scorpio, is showing him around] You will notice, my new best friend, that we are very casual around here.
Homer: Yes Mr.Scorpion, very casual.
Hank Scorpio: Don't call me Mr.Scorpion. It's Mr.Scorpi*o*, but don't call me that either. Call me Hank!
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Bart Star (1997) See more »


I Work for Monty Burns
Written by Johnny Mercer and Richard A. Whiting (tune: "Hooray for Hollywood")
Performed by Harry Shearer
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"Aww, the Denver Broncos!"
23 August 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If there hadn't been any guest stars in this episode, it'd still be a terrific spoof of - well, I'm not gonna spoil things, but with an episode title like that, it's no government secret. Homer is poached (by default, no less) bu a power company and moves the family into an idyllic planned community. It's a well=-written episode that finds ever Simpson faced with a situation that's too good to be true. Especially Homer, settling into a job for which he is grossly unqualified.

But it's precisely the guest star that's the real push to greatness; the icing on the cake, the trump card if you will. Hank Scorpio (love that name) is one of my favorite Simpsons characters because of Albert Brooks, who dives into the role with unfettered zeal. The dialogue itself is funny enough, but the man just plays it like a master comic.


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