The Simpsons: Season 3, Episode 11

Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk (5 Dec. 1991)

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Burns decides to retire and sells the power plant to a German consortium for an exorbitant price. Homer's laziness and inefficiency are quickly exposed by his new bosses, and he is laid off.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Scott Christian / Charlie / Worker with Limousine / Mayor Quimby / Alcoholic #1 / Alcoholic #3 / Grampa Simpson / Barney Gumble / Falling Worker (voice)
Bart Simpson / Snowball II / Kid (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Moe Szyslak / Hans / Carl / Alcoholic #2 / Sycophantic German Instructor / Boxer (voice)
Stockbroker / Horst (voice)


Burns decides to retire and sells the power plant to a German consortium for an exorbitant price. Homer's laziness and inefficiency are quickly exposed by his new bosses, and he is laid off.

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The title is German and is, apparently intentionally, grammatically wrong. The correct phrase would be: "Burns verkauft das Kraftwerk" (or in English "Burns sells the power plant"). See more »


Lenny's "fixed smile" surgery disappears after the first act. See more »


[practicing from a language tape title "Sycophantic German"]
Smithers: You looken sharpen todayen, Mein Herr.
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The land of chocolate!
8 August 2010 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk is a brilliant Simpsons episode,which shows the amazing scene in the land of chocolate,you'll see it when the German mentions that he is from the land of chocolate which causes Homer to imagine a real land of chocolate.

MR Burns is tired of his stressful life at the Nuclear Power Plant and decides to start a new life,then gives it away to German people,who then lower Homers job down because he isn't a good safety inspector,so Homer has to find a new job.



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