The Simpsons: Season 7, Episode 17

Homer the Smithers (25 Feb. 1996)

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When Smithers is forced to take a vacation, he appoints Homer as his temporary replacement.

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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Racetrack Announcer / Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum / Beer Shipment Deliverer (voice)
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Mrs. Burns (voice)
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Burns's personal assistant Smithers goes on holiday and Homer is chosen to be his stand-in. However he is so useless that Burns learns to cope for himself,making Smithers redundant when he returns to Springfield. Smithers and Homer get into a fight,during which Burns is thrown through a window. This means that he will now be very reliant on Smithers after all. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Trivia

The number for Moe's Tavern is 76484377 (S-M-I-T-H-E-R-S). See more »

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The mace in Mr. Burns' limo appears and disappears between shots. Additionally, the "stand" where it is resting can still be seen on the shots in which it does not appear. See more »

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Moe Szyslak: [Mr. Burns has sent Smithers on vacation. Deciding he needs him back, he tries to call him, but, not knowing how to use a telephone, he simply dials the name S-M-I-T-H-E-R-S. It turns out he has dialed Moe's Tavern] Moe's Tavern.
Montgomery Burns: Hello, I'm looking for a Mr. Smithers, first name Waylon?
Moe Szyslak: [Thinking it is a crank call] Oh, Waylon Smithers, huh? Listen to me, you! When I catch you I'm gonna pull out your eyes and shove'em down your pants! So you can watch me kick the crap of out you! Okay? Then I'm ...
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Clever, funny, one of the best of season seven
5 April 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I really thought this episode was great. The episode focuses mainly on Mr. Burns, and the way he is portrayed in the episode is hilarious as it is brilliant. Personally, I can't think of anything in this episode I did not like. This episode is one of the more softer episodes and it's easier to watch with a younger audience.

In this episode, Smithers takes a small vacation which leaves Homer to do his job. But Smithers comes to quite a shock when he returns as he soon finds a new and more changed Mr. Burns, thanks to Homer.

If you ever get the chance to watch this episode, do so. It remains as one of my personal faves.


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