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
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Did You Know?
Burns' way of answering the phone, "Ahoy-hoy", is part of the running joke where his way of thinking is extremely dated. "Ahoy" was the original greeting Alexander Graham Bell encouraged people to use when answering the telephone. However, this was eventually outshone by Thomas Edison's suggested phone greeting, "Hello", which was up till then a relatively unused word. See more
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
Pull yourself together, man! I dare say you're in need of a long vacation.
No! Don't make me take a vacation! Without you, I'll wither and die!
That's a risk I'm willing to take!
References A Clockwork Orange