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Homer takes over the power plant after tricking Mr. Burns into making him the official owner of the power plant.


Mike B. Anderson (as Mikel B. Anderson)


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Itchy / Hans Moleman / Mouse Paramedic / Worker / Lego Land Capitol Dome / Lego Land Tourist (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Professor Frink / Snake / Cletus Spuckler / Stark Richdale / Carl / Moe Szyslak / Marrakesh Vendor (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Scratchy / Dr. Hibbert / Lenny / Mr. Burns / Waylon Smithers / Ned Flanders / The Big Bopper / Terrence / Nuclear Inspector (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Lady Android / Accountant (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... (voice)


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. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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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 »


Homer Simpson: Mr. Burns, I've compiled list of safety recommendations for the plant.
Mr. Burns: Well, let me throw back my legs and pollute my britches with delight.
Homer Simpson: But the book said you'd applaud my initiative...
Mr. Burns: 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!
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References Midnight Express (1978) See more »


People Let Me Tell You About My Best Friend
(Theme song to The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969))
Written by Harry Nilsson
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Fun Episode with a Clever Set Up,
13 January 2015 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

C.E. D'oh is a great Simpsons episode with a well written storyline and loads of very funny scenes.Its certainly not the finest episode of the mostly great fourteenth season,but it's definitely not the worst either.I loved the premise of Homer taking over the Nuclear Power Plant and am surprised they haven't touched on this subject sooner,it's was very fun to see and also at the beginning,seeing Homer being surprisingly smart to trick Mr. Burns in to making him CEO,was very clever and enjoyable,and seeing Burns live a life without his precious Power Plant was hilarious.Not the finest episode of season 14,but definitely not the weakest either,C.E. D'oh is a very enjoyable Simpsons episode.

After gaining serious interest in becoming the head of the company,Homer manages to trick Mr. Burns in to making him the new owner of the Nuclear Power Plant.

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16 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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