Homer accidentally attends a class on Successmanship, showing him how to be an assertive business man, as a result of which he tricks Burns into letting him take over the ownership of the power plant, in order to put right the many wrongs he sees in its running. However he is dismayed to learn that he must fire people, in addition to which he is forced to spend time away from the family. After Burns has unsuccessfully tried to kill him - by bricking him up in a wall - he happily returns the power plant to him.
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Bart and Milhouse make reference to Tomokazu Ohka of the Montreal Expos and Esteban Yan of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Both boys are referencing the relative obscurity of the two pitchers and franchises. A year later, the Expos relocated to Washington, D.C. and would rebrand as the Washington Nationals, while the Tampa Bay Devil Rays would rebrand as the Tampa Bay Rays four years later. Yan played in the majors until the 2006 season as a member of the Cincinnati Reds, while Ohka finished his career with the Cleveland Indians in 2009. See more
Mr. Burns, I've compiled list of safety recommendations for the plant.
Well, let me throw back my legs and pollute my britches with delight.
But the book said you'd applaud my initiative...
What book is that? "The Ape Who Wanted a Big Bonus"? Stop wasting my time and get out of my sight, you corn-fed man-cow!
References Midnight Express
People Let Me Tell You About My Best Friend
(Theme song to The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969)
Written by Harry Nilsson See more