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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25 February 1996 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

It is implied that Mr. Burns doesn't know how to drive, however we've seen Burns behind the wheel in the past, including earlier in the season in Ep. 3F11 "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield". See more »

Quotes

Homer Simpson: Here are your messages: "You have thirty minutes to move your car." "You have ten minutes." "Your car has been impounded." "Your car has been crushed into a cube." "You have thirty minutes to move your cube."
Homer Simpson: [Phone Rings] Y'ello, Mr. Burns Office?
Mr. Burns: Is it about my cube?
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Connections

References The Little Rascals (1955) See more »

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Relax
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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