Feeling that he has squandered his life,Homer becomes an inventor,inspired by Edison,though his inventions are rubbish. However the family like his reclining chair and,when he sees that Edison already made one but did not patent it,rushes to the museum to destroy the chair in their Edison display. He cannot go through with it,though,and leaves behind the tool with which he was going to break it up - an electric hammer,which is later claimed as an invention of Edison,thus depriving Homer of royalties from his genuine invention.
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Did You Know?
In this episode one of Homer inventions is a powered hammer. In the 1984 film, Gremlins, the character Randall Peltzer is an inventor & one of the items seen in the Peltzer household is a powered hammer. See more
Well, I quit my job just like you said to.
I didn't tell you to quit your job.
Yes, you did. I remember your exact words. You said I should quit my job and become an inventor, or you'd torch the house.
That doesn't sound like me.
References White Heat
Written by Boris Blank
and Dieter Meier
Performed by Yello See more