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"The Simpsons" Them, Robot (2012)

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The Simpsons: Season 23: Episode 17 -- To avoid litigation from radiation exposure, Mr. Burns replaces every worker in the nuclear plant except Homer with a robot.
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Original Air Date:
18 March 2012 (Season 23, Episode 17)
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Very Funny Episode With Some Enjoyable Robots, See more (1 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Michael Polcino 
 
Writing credits
Matt Groening (created by)

James L. Brooks (developed by) &
Matt Groening (developed by) &
Sam Simon (developed by)

Michael Price (written by)

Produced by
Larina Jean Adamson .... supervising producer
Dominique Braud .... post-production co-producer
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
J. Stewart Burns .... co-executive producer
Dan Castellaneta .... consulting producer
Richard K. Chung .... animation co-producer
Joel H. Cohen .... co-executive producer
Kevin Curran .... co-executive producer
Jaspreet Dhillon .... animation producer
Alexander Duke .... associate producer
John Frink .... executive producer
Tom Gammill .... producer
Valentina Garza .... producer (as Valentina L. Garza)
Dan Greaney .... producer
Matt Groening .... executive producer
Al Jean .... executive producer
Brian J. Kaufman .... associate producer
Brian Kelley .... co-executive producer
Tom Klein .... animation producer
Rob LaZebnik .... co-executive producer
Tim Long .... consulting producer
Ian Maxtone-Graham .... executive producer
David Mirkin .... producer
Felicia Nalivansky .... associate producer (as Felicia Nalivansky-Caplan)
Bill Odenkirk .... co-executive producer
Carolyn Omine .... consulting producer
Don Payne .... consulting producer
Bonita Pietila .... producer
Rick Polizzi .... animation post producer
Michael Price .... co-executive producer
Max Pross .... producer
Richard Raynis .... producer
Mike Reiss .... producer
Richard Sakai .... producer
Mike Scully .... producer
Matt Selman .... executive producer
David Silverman .... consulting producer
Sam Simon .... executive producer
Denise Sirkot .... producer
Matt Warburton .... co-executive producer
Jeff Westbrook .... co-executive producer
Marc Wilmore .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Alf Clausen 
 
Film Editing by
Don Barrozo 
Michael Bridge 
 
Production Management
Peter Gave .... animation production manager
Trista H. Navarro .... animation production manager
Rebecca Totman .... animation production supervisor
Eric Vesbit .... animation production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike B. Anderson .... supervising director
Oscar Cervantes .... assistant director
Drew McPhail .... retake director
Rob Oliver .... technical director
 
Art Department
Eli Balser .... color designer
Mike Battle .... assistant color designer
Karen Bauer .... color design supervisor
Darrel Bowen .... prop designer
Lisa S. Cervantes .... assistant color designer
John Krause .... prop designer
Anne Legge .... color designer
Dima Malanitchev .... color design director
Kevin Moore .... prop designer
Jefferson R. Weekley .... prop designer
 
Sound Department
David Betancourt .... production mixer
Terry Greene .... dialogue sound editor
Mark Linden .... re-recording mixer
Bobby Mackston .... dialogue sound editor
Norm MacLeod .... dialogue sound editor
Tara A. Paul .... re-recording mixer
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
Christine Sirois .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Al Holter .... effects layout artist
Brice Mallier .... effects layout artist
 
Animation Department
John Achenbach .... animatic layout artist
Scott Alberts .... storyboard artist
Jung A. Anderson .... animatic layout artist (as Jung A Anderson)
Robyn Anderson .... lip sync
Will Anderson .... animation production accountant
Norman Auble .... animatic layout artist (as Norman P. Auble)
Timothy Bailey .... additional timer
Carlton Batten .... additional timer
Sean Batton .... animation production assistant
William Bemiller .... animation checker
Lynna Blankenship .... background designer
Brent M. Bowen .... cg artist
Robert Brunette .... animation production coordinator
Amanda Byrnes .... animation production coordinator (as Amanda Byrnes-Higgs)
Greg Checketts .... character layout artist
Andy Chen .... background layout artist
Daniel Chiu .... background layout artist
Liz Climo .... animatic layout artist
Sean Coons .... background designer
Ashley B. Cooper .... animation digital production assistant (as Ashley Bamburg)
Desiree E. Craig .... animation production associate
Manny DeGuzman .... character layout artist
Ralph Delgado .... background layout artist
Lejon Douroux .... animation digital production assistant
Mark Ervin .... lead character layout artist
Luis Escobar .... storyboard revisionist
Richard Gasparian .... additional timer
Yelena Geodakyan .... lead character layout artist
Rachel Greenberg .... animation production assistant
Matt Groening .... character designer
Jabu Henderson .... background layout artist
Dale Hendrickson .... character designer
Derek Higgs .... animation production design manager
Sam Ho .... background layout artist
Roger Injarusorn .... animatic editor
Nikki Isordia .... animation production coordinator
Karen Carnegie Johnson .... character layout artist (as K. C. Johnson)
Eric S. Keyes .... character designer
Hee-jin Kim .... background layout artist (as Heejin Kim)
Soo An Kim .... character layout artist (as Sooan Kim)
T.J. Kim .... background designer (as TJ Kim)
Ben Lane .... storyboard revisionist
Davy Lauterbach .... character layout artist
Esther H. Lee .... animation checker
Grant Lee .... animatic layout artist
John Liu .... background layout artist
Hugh MacDonald .... background designer
Tom Madrid Jr. .... animatic layout artist
Debbie Mahan .... character layout artist
Michael G. Mahan .... animation post-production supervisor
Steve Mills .... digital retakes
Beth S. Morris .... digital retakes
Mike Morris .... animatic layout artist
Trista H. Navarro .... animation production manager
Kevin M. Newman .... character designer
Rob Oliver .... technical director
Anna Pagan .... animation production associate
Oscar Pangestu .... character layout artist
John Pattison .... background layout artist
Debbie Peterson .... background designer
Steve Pilapil .... background layout artist
Javier Pineda .... lead background layout artist
Charles Ragins .... background designer
Chance Raspberry .... lead character layout artist
Sean Patrick Rielly .... animation production coordinator
Ryan Rivette .... lead character layout artist
Rick Salonga .... lead character layout artist
Heliodoro Salvatierra .... animation design production coordinator
Dean Scammahorn .... background designer
Nelson Shin .... overseas animation director: Akom Production Co.
Kimball Shirley .... animation design production coordinator
Sam Simon .... character designer
Larry Smith .... lead animation timer
Ralph Sosa .... storyboard artist
Shane Sowell .... lead character layout artist
Brandon Michael Spear .... animation production assistant
Brooks Stonestreet .... animation production assistant
Tommy Tejeda .... character designer (as Andres Tommy Tejeda)
Matt Torres .... animation design production coordinator
Rebecca Totman .... animation production supervisor
Erika Isabel Vega .... scene planner
Eric Vesbit .... animation production manager
Joe Wack .... character designer
Jason D. Warnesky .... lead character layout artist
Laurie Wetzler .... track reader
Ian Wilcox .... background layout artist
Lance Wilder .... background designer
Angela Wixtrom .... animation production assistant
Glen Wuthrich .... storyboard artist
 
Casting Department
Bonita Pietila .... original casting
 
Editorial Department
Steven Fahey .... assistant editor
Larry Field .... digital intermediate colorist: Level 3 Post
Kurtis Kunsak .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Rick Riccio .... music scoring mixer
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Alf Clausen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Scott Clausen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Dell Hake .... conductor (uncredited)
Dell Hake .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation (uncredited)
Joe Zimmerman .... music librarian (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dana C. Booton .... general manager: Film Roman (as Dana Booton)
Josh Bornstein .... assistant: James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks .... executive creative consultant
Joe Clabby .... assistant: Al Jean
Colin Contreary .... assistant to the producers
Bradley Cooper .... director of it
N. Vyolet Diaz .... assistant: Matt Groening
Daniel Furlong .... assistant to the producers
Matt Groening .... creative consultant
Eliza Hooper .... assistant to the producers
Louise Jaffe .... script supervisor
Ivan Lawrence .... it support
Richard Lorenzana .... production accountant
Jesse D. Miller .... production coordinator
Caitlin Pickall .... assistant to the producers
Regina R. Robertson .... assistant to the producers
Kyle Stegina .... assistant to the producers
Lisa Walder .... assistant: James L. Brooks
Laurie Wetzler .... track reader
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James L. Brooks  developed by
Matt Groening  created by
Sam Simon  developed by

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Additional Details

Runtime:
30 min (with commercials) | Argentina:30 min
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Sound Mix:
Dolby (Dolby Surround)
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Homer Simpson:So you're my new co-workers, eh? Working hard or hardly working?
[Robots don't respond]
Homer Simpson:I said, working hard or hardly working?
[Angrier]
Homer Simpson:Working hard or hardly working? It's a simple question! Are you A: working hard, or B: hardly...
[Robot shocks Homer]
Homer Simpson:I think we found our office cut-up. I'd better stay away from you on April Fools Day, am I right?
[Angrily]
Homer Simpson:I said, am I...
[Robot shocks him again]
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Movie Connections:
References "The Transformers" (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Robot ParadeSee more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Very Funny Episode With Some Enjoyable Robots,, 17 September 2012
Author: Dillon Harris from Ireland

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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