The Simpsons: Season 23, Episode 17

Them, Robot (18 Mar. 2012)

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Mr. Burns replaces all of the nuclear plant employees with robots--except for Homer, who stays along to supervise the robots and serve as a human scapegoat.

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Mr. Burns replaces all of Springfield Power Plant's employees with robots but decides to keep Homer as the sole human worker. With unemployment at an all-time high and mechanical arms operating the workplace, Springfield becomes a dismal and humorless place. But when Homer's machine-programmed peers start to turn on the community and his former real-life employees come to the rescue, they all realize that robots can't replace human friends. Written by ABC Publicity

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While waiting in line to have his blood test at work, Homer prays for good results and then begins to "...mumble in a religious fashion. Dear God. Oh Lord. ...Oh Lord Almighty." and when he reaches "...abba-dabba-dabba-dabba" nonsense, you can hear someone in the recording booth let out a wheezing laugh. This may have been ad-lib material from the actor, Dan Castellaneta, not originally intended for the final cut. See more »

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Mr. Burns: This is the last time I pay for the mortality of the average worker. Smithers, it's time to deploy those kangaroos we've been training.
Smithers: Sir, all they did was use their pouches to steal office supplies.
Mr. Burns: Even the joeys?
Smithers: Sir, there is a more high-tech solution.
Mr. Burns: More high-tech than kangaroos?
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Very Funny Episode With Some Enjoyable Robots,
17 September 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Them Robot is a great Simpsons episode with a good storyline,plenty of funny jokes and a great guest appearance from Star Trek:The Next Generations Brent Spiner voicing all the robots.I found the episode to be very entertaining with a very different storyline compared to what you would usually be use to from The Simpsons,but a good kind of different.

Mr Burns replaces all of his Nuclear Power Plant employees with robots,except for Homer,you messes with the robots settings for his own fun.

-DILLON HARRIS


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