On a whim, Homer takes a higher paying job with the Globex Corporation in the planned community of Cypress Creek. Reluctant to leave Springfield at first, his family soon warms to the idea. When they arrive in Cypress Creek, Hank Scorpio, Homer's easygoing boss (though he dislikes the term), shows him that his new job will be a breeze. While things seem utopian at first, they soon turn sour; Bart is put in a remedial classroom because he cannot read cursive writing, Lisa is allergic to nature, and Marge becomes bored when her household chores are all done by machines. The family wants to return to Springfield. Meanwhile, Homer never catches on to the truth about his new employer: Hank Scorpio is actually a supervillain bent on world domination.