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 »


Several power plant employees sold the $5200 worth of stock they got for waiving constitutional rights, and bought luxury cars. You can't buy a luxury car for $5200. See more »


Hans: We Germans are not a warlike people.
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Spoofs Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) See more »


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Great Episode!
14 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the eleventh episode of the third season of the Simpsons and like most episodes this season, I'm liking them. Homer is lovingly idiotic as usual and that plays a key role in this episode. But my favorite scene is the land of chocolate and how Homer imagines it to be. I guess now that Homer is a big fan of the Germans!

In this episode, "Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk," Mr. Burns decides to sell his nuclear plant to the Germans as he plans to retire. Once the Germans buy the plant, they see how incompetent Homer is and they fire him.

Overall, this is a good episode that is entertaining and mostly funny. The major theme here money and incompetence in the workforce. But despite everything, Homer is still the man! I rate this episode 9/10.

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