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Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk 

Burns decides to retire and sells the power plant to a German consortium for an exorbitant price. Homer's laziness and inefficiency are quickly exposed by his new bosses, and he is laid off.

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Episode cast overview:
... Homer Simpson / Scott Christian / Charlie / Worker with Limousine / Mayor Quimby / Alcoholic #1 / Alcoholic #3 / Grampa Simpson / Barney Gumble / Falling Worker (voice)
... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier (voice)
... Bart Simpson / Snowball II / Kid (voice)
... Lisa Simpson (voice)
... Moe Szyslak / Hans / Carl / Alcoholic #2 / Sycophantic German Instructor / Boxer (voice)
... Waylon Smithers / Montgomery Burns / Scratchy / Fritz / Lenny / Kent Brockman / Jasper (voice)
... Stockbroker / Horst (voice)
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Burns decides to retire and sells the power plant to a German consortium for an exorbitant price. Homer's laziness and inefficiency are quickly exposed by his new bosses, and he is laid off.

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Animation | Comedy

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5 December 1991 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The sequence with the Frosty Chocolate Milkshakes in which Bart dreams what he would do with the money from the stocks is a reference to The Tracey Ullman Show (1987) shorts. See more »

Goofs

Lenny's "fixed smile" surgery disappears after the first act. See more »

Quotes

Moe Szyslak: Moe's Tavern. Moe speaking.
Bart Simpson: Uh, yes, I'm looking for a Mrs. O'Problem. First name Bea.
Moe Szyslak: Uh, yeah, just a minute. I'll check. Uh, Bea O'Problem? Bea O'Problem? Come on, guys, do I have a Bea O'Problem here?
Barney Gumble: You sure do!
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Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)
Written by Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer and Paul Leka
Performed by Dan Castellaneta and Cast
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Homer's free ride comes to an end
28 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Alas, 'Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk' is a literal translation, and not an appearance from the electropop band (Kraftwerk as Simpsons characters, now there's an image). It's also hilarious, and a sobering realization for both Monty and Homer. Burns sells the power plant to some polite Germans, and finds that blissful down-time is a life without fearful employees, devoid of meaning. Meanwhile, the new owners take plant safety very seriously, which means Homer's also finding unemployment disagreeable. Homer sulking at Moe's is typical, but Burns' languishing in retirement is oddly amusing. And it makes for a touching episode. Really, the Germans are just there to be the butt of jokes, but the standout is Homer's chocolate land fantasy (the animation on his skipping is a riot).

8/10


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