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Homer the Smithers 

When Smithers is forced to take a vacation, he appoints Homer as his temporary replacement.

Director:

Steven Dean Moore

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Barney Gumble (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Racetrack Announcer / Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum / Beer Shipment Deliverer (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Waylon Smithers / Montgomery Burns / Lenny / Dr. Hibbert (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Mrs. Burns (voice)
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Storyline

Burns's personal assistant Smithers goes on holiday and Homer is chosen to be his stand-in. However he is so useless that Burns learns to cope for himself,making Smithers redundant when he returns to Springfield. Smithers and Homer get into a fight,during which Burns is thrown through a window. This means that he will now be very reliant on Smithers after all. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene where Smithers is feeding Mr. Burns Spanish peanuts is a spoof of a similar scene at the end of A Clockwork Orange (1971). See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of this episode we see a huge sound amplifier on Mr.Burns house. Later on in this episode it is gone. See more »

Quotes

Montgomery Burns: Pull yourself together, man! I dare say you're in need of a long vacation.
Smithers: No! Don't make me take a vacation! Without you, I'll wither and die!
Montgomery Burns: That's a risk I'm willing to take!
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Connections

References The Little Rascals (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Relax
Written by Peter Gill, Holly Johnson, Mark O'Toole, and Brian Nash
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
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Clever, funny, one of the best of season seven
5 April 2007 | by fightgingiSee all my reviews

I really thought this episode was great. The episode focuses mainly on Mr. Burns, and the way he is portrayed in the episode is hilarious as it is brilliant. Personally, I can't think of anything in this episode I did not like. This episode is one of the more softer episodes and it's easier to watch with a younger audience.

In this episode, Smithers takes a small vacation which leaves Homer to do his job. But Smithers comes to quite a shock when he returns as he soon finds a new and more changed Mr. Burns, thanks to Homer.

If you ever get the chance to watch this episode, do so. It remains as one of my personal faves.


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