History Recap / TheSimpsonsS7E17HomerTheSmithers

27th Aug '16 9:16:40 PM Premonition45
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* SpringtimeForHitler: Out of fear his place as Mr. Burns' assistant would be taken by someone who'd eclipse him, Smithers got Homer to do the job. Homer was so incompetent Mr. Burns decided to do things by himself. By the time Smithers returned from his vacation, Mr. Burns decided he no longer needed an assistant.

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* SpringtimeForHitler: Out of fear his place as Mr. Burns' assistant would be taken by someone who'd eclipse him, Smithers got Homer to do the job. Homer was so incompetent Mr. Burns decided to do things by himself. By the time Smithers returned from his vacation, Mr. Burns decided he no longer needed an assistant.assistant.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Smithers thinks about accepting Moe's "Barney Blocker" job when Homer intervenes.
-->'''Homer:''' You can't let yourself end up in a place like this. You can give up on yourself and take the Barney-guarding job, like so many of us have contemplated in our darkest moments, or you can admit to yourself there's only one person that can make you happy and do whatever it takes to get them back!
25th Aug '16 7:12:50 PM Premonition45
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* PsychoStrings: When Homer realizes he knocked out Mr. Burns.
22nd Aug '16 4:27:50 PM Premonition45
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* MoodWhiplash: Homer humorously struggles to keep up while substituting as Mr. Burns' personal assistant. Until he punches Burns in a fit of rage.
30th Jul '16 9:31:57 PM JM1982
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** This happens again between Homer and Smithers. After the fight between Smithers and Homer leads Homer to accidentally knock Burns out the window and put him in traction, Burns orders Smithers to make sure that Homer gets "exactly what he deserves". Smithers-who is now waiting on Burns hand and foot-does so by sending the Simpsons a large basket of fruit with the words "Thank You"
2nd Jul '16 2:53:27 PM NESBoy
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* BaitAndSwitch: After someone comments that Smithers would probably get a job anywhere, the scene cuts to a sign reading [=AT&T=]. A zoom out reveals that the full sign reads "Ne'''at & T'''idy Piano Movers".
* ContrivedCoincidence: Homer tries to ask Smithers about what he should do in case of fire in Mr. Burns' office, but Smithers can't hear him as he leaves. No sooner than that, a fire starts.
-->'''Homer:''' Aw, just my luck...

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* BaitAndSwitch: After someone Lisa comments that Smithers would probably get a job anywhere, the scene cuts to a sign reading [=AT&T=]. A zoom out reveals that the full sign reads "Ne'''at & T'''idy Piano Movers".
* ContrivedCoincidence: ContrivedCoincidence:
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Homer tries to ask Smithers about what he should do in case of fire in Mr. Burns' office, but Smithers can't hear him as he leaves. No sooner than that, a fire starts.
-->'''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' Aw, just my luck...



* EpicFail: Homer somehow setting fire to Mr. Burns' bowl of cereal -- after pouring milk and cereal into a bowl like any of us would normally do. It's the present image for its EpicFail/WesternAnimation page.
** Also Smithers' attempted suicide: dunking his head inside of the reservoir of a water cooler to drown himself. All Burns needs to do to stop it is press the water dispenser button until it drains.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Burns learns to respect his underlings after getting punched in the face.
** He also stops Smither's attempted suicide and insists he takes a vacation.
* FailureMontage: Homer tries to make Mr. Burns' breakfast, and screws up every single time. All meals catch fire. Later, Smithers fails to keep any new job he gets.

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* EpicFail: EpicFail:
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Homer somehow setting fire to Mr. Burns' bowl of cereal -- after pouring milk and cereal into a bowl like any of us would normally do. It's the present image for its EpicFail/WesternAnimation page.
** Also Smithers' attempted suicide: dunking his head inside of the reservoir of a water cooler to drown himself. All Burns needs to do to stop it is press the water dispenser button until it drains.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Burns learns to respect his underlings after getting punched in the face.
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face. He also stops Smither's attempted suicide and insists he takes a vacation.
* FailureMontage: Homer tries to make Mr. Burns' breakfast, and screws up every single time. All meals catch fire.fire, even a simple bowl of cereal. Later, Smithers fails to keep any new job he gets.



* HilariousInHindsight: At one point, Smithers exclaims, "I don't deserve to live on your planet anymore!" Then along comes the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "[[Recap/{{FuturamaS6E9AClockworkOrigin}} A Clockwork Origin]]", and with it Prof. Farnsworth's line, "I don't want to live on this planet anymore."

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* HilariousInHindsight: At one point, Upon being DrivenToSuicide, Smithers exclaims, "I don't deserve to live on your planet anymore!" Then along comes the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "[[Recap/{{FuturamaS6E9AClockworkOrigin}} A Clockwork Origin]]", and with it Prof. Farnsworth's line, "I don't want to live on this planet anymore."
2nd Jun '16 6:36:12 AM fruitstripegum
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* EpicFail: Homer somehow setting fire to Mr. Burns' bowl of cereal -- after pouring milk and cereal into a bowl like any of us would normally do. It's the present image for its EpicFail/WesternAnimation page.
** Also Smithers' attempted suicide: dunking his head inside of the reservoir of a water cooler to drown himself. All Burns needs to do to stop it is press the water dispenser button until it drains.



* EpicFail: Homer somehow setting fire to Mr. Burns' bowl of cereal -- after pouring milk and cereal into a bowl like any of us would normally do. It's the present image for its EpicFail/WesternAnimation page.
** Also Smithers' attempted suicide: dunking his head inside of the reservoir of a water cooler to drown himself. All Burns needs to do to stop it is press the water dispenser button until it drains.
19th Apr '16 2:37:51 AM NESBoy
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* MadeOfIncendium: Homer tries to make breakfast for Burns only to repeatedly set it on fire. [[PlayedForLaughs Even when he pours a bowl of corn flakes and milk.]]

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* * HilariousInHindsight: At one point, Smithers exclaims, "I don't deserve to live on your planet anymore!" Then along comes the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "[[Recap/{{FuturamaS6E9AClockworkOrigin}} A Clockwork Origin]]", and with it Prof. Farnsworth's line, "I don't want to live on this planet anymore."
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MadeOfIncendium: Homer tries to make breakfast for Burns only to repeatedly set it on fire. [[PlayedForLaughs Even when he pours a bowl of corn flakes and milk.]]
13th Dec '15 1:00:48 AM windyshadow32
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3rd Sep '15 8:08:07 PM DamascaRamza
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** He also stops Smither's attempted suicide and insists he takes a vacation.
12th Aug '15 2:52:28 PM HighCrate
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* MadeOfIncendium: Homer tries to make breakfast for Burns only to repeatedly set it on fire. [[PlayedForLaughs Even when he pours a bowl of corn flakes and milk.]]
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