After moving to another town for a new job, Homer must decide whether or not to stay when the family have a hard time with the transfer.
Did You Know?
The original concept for the episode came from a story idea by Greg Daniels
, and the writing staff came up with three major concepts. The first involves the Simpson family moving out of Springfield, which the writers initially hoped would fool the audience into thinking it was a permanent move. As a result, they tried to work in as many characters as they could during the first act of the episode to make it seem that the family really was leaving. The second involved Homer getting a new job for an employee-friendly boss in contrast to the tyrannical Mr. Burns. The third was that Homer's new boss would be a supervillain resembling Ernst Stavro Blofeld. This element was meant to be in the background and Homer would be ignorant to it. See more
Lisa does not appear to attend Cyprus Creek Elementary or skips classes because any time Bart is seen in the school or the Leg-Up Program Lisa is out in the forest. However, if any of the Simpsons was going to skip school it would be Bart not Lisa. This is an unintentional mistake as the reason for her being in the forest is to provide an additional reason why the family wants to leave Cyprus Creek. The reason Lisa wants to leave is because she is allergic to everything in Cyprus Creek. See more
[Hank has just introduced Homer to the staff he will be managing
Give 'em the benefit of your years of experience.
Don't worry, that won't take long!
I Work for Monty Burns
Written by Johnny Mercer
and Richard A. Whiting
(tune: "Hooray for Hollywood")
Performed by Harry Shearer See more