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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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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The scene where Smithers is feeding Mr. Burns Spanish peanuts is a spoof of a similar scene at the end of A Clockwork Orange (1971). See more »

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In the beginning of this episode we see a huge sound amplifier on Mr.Burns house. Later on in this episode it is gone. See more »

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Montgomery Burns: Pull yourself together, man! I dare say you're in need of a long vacation.
Smithers: No! Don't make me take a vacation! Without you, I'll wither and die!
Montgomery Burns: That's a risk I'm willing to take!
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References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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Written by Peter Gill, Holly Johnson, Mark O'Toole, and Brian Nash
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
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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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