[[caption-width-right:224:"I am here to welcome you on behalf of the President of the Globex Corporation -- me."]]
Episode - 3F23\\
First Aired - 11/3/1996

The Simpsons are moving away to a town called Cypress Creek after Homer is offered a position at a nuclear plant run by a benevolent man who's actually an evil genius bent on world domination. While Homer is blissfully unaware of his boss's actions and happily adjusting to his new job, Marge tries to compete with a house that cleans itself, Lisa becomes allergic to the wildlife, and Bart is put in a class for special ed. kids after his teacher discovers that Bart doesn't know how to read cursive or do long division.

* AccidentalMisnaming: Homer calls Scorpio "Mr. Scorpion" before being corrected.
* AdvertisedExtra[=/=]NeverTrustATrailer: The original promos for the episode heavily featured James Bont as a major character. He only appears in one scene and dies by the end of it.
* AffablyEvil: Scorpio. Very friendly and personable to your face, a great guy to work for, and plans to TakeOverTheWorld.
* TheAlcoholic: Played with Marge. A couple of scenes showcasing her increasing boredom at Cypress Corners makes it look like she is on the quick road to become this... and then it turns out that she can't bring herself to drink enough to actually officially be classified as such.
* BadassBeard [[BeardOfEvil of Evil]]: Scorpio, of course.
* TheBadGuyWins: Scorpio takes over the East Coast. It's even the image for this trope.
* BaitAndSwitch: Marge's drinking. Bored at home, we see her drinking wine accompanied by a ScareChord. Near the end of the episode, it's revealed that she's actually finding it difficult to ''meet'' a guideline she read that recommended one-and-a-half drinks per day.
* BenevolentBoss: Scorpio is the perfect boss to his employees, acting on their suggestions and providing them with their every need. It actually shows how well Homer would do at his job if he was given some praise and encouragement once in a while.
* BetterLivingThroughEvil: Okay, it's not like Mister Burns is a model of morality. Scorpio just treats his workers better.
* BigWhat: Homer does one when the rest of the family tell him they want to move back to Springfield, mainly because for the first time he actually feels good at his job. He reluctantly comes round when he sees how unhappy they all are.
* BondVillainStupidity: Subverted. After James Bont escapes from his laser trap, Scorpio opts to just have his security detail shoot him several times.
* CanadaEh: One of the kids in the remedial class is from "Ca-na-dah and they think I'm slow, eh."
* CasualDangerDialog: "I'm having a little trouble with the government."
* CreepyChild: One of the kids in Bart's remedial class starts fires and tries to hit Bart before the teacher stops him.
* CurseCutShort:
-->'''Mr. Doyle:''' So, you never learned cursive?\\
'''Bart:''' [[IThoughtItMeant Um, well, I know hell, damn, bit-]]\\
'''Mr. Doyle:''' Cursive handwriting. Script.
* DiabolusExMachina: Homer being hired by Globex was basically the gold standard for how his life could improve; not only is his new boss nice to him, and listens to his ideas, but those ideas turn out to greatly improve the company.[[note]]And the whole [[Franchise/JamesBond James Bont]] EvilGenius thing never impacts his life.[[/note]] However, it all comes crashing down because everything in Cypress Creek torments the family he loves, which is far more important to him than even a job this good. The CoolHouse Globex gave Homer did all of Marge's work for her, boring her to madness. Bart loved the house, but the quality school Globex built put him in remedial classes with kids every bit as bad as him.[[note]]he got their attention due to not knowing ''[[CantGetAwayWithNuthin cursive]]'', but it's implied that Springfield Elementary is actually a '''really''' bad school as Bart also didn't know '''''multiplication tables or long division'''''[[/note]] Lisa was ecstatic with the house, school and even the town itself... until she discovered that the local wildlife sent her never-seen-before(-or-since) allergies into overdrive. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Maggie doesn't actually enjoy her Swing-A-Majig.]]
* DontExplainTheJoke: When Scorpio presents the Simpsons a fruits basket as a welcoming gift:
-->'''Scorpio:''' Try the papayas, they're juicy and full of papain -- makes you strong like Popeye. Popeye, papain. Popeye, papain. See? Same thing. Same... ah, forget it.
* DoomsdayDevice: Scorpio has, of course, built one to threaten to the world.
* EurekaMoment: Homer and Marge get one when they decide to simply abandon their house in Springfield rather than sell it. This works out for them because when they return to Springfield, they are able to move straight back in (well, not quite, Otto is squatting in there with his girlfriend).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Well, Bart isn't exactly evil, more like a fun-seeking mischief maker, but even he hates being in the remedial class because it has "arsonists and kids who wear mittens all year-round."
* EvilLaugh: Scorpio does one towards the end while wielding a flamethrower.
* {{Expy}}: James Bont is a very obvious knock-off of Film/JamesBond.
** Scorpio himself is a parody of "the Bond villain" as an archetype, with the work attitude and ethics of [[BenevolentBoss entrepreneurs like Richard Branson]].
** Bart's remedial class is filled with Ralph Wiggum expies.
* FirstNameBasis: Scorpio insists that Homer call him by his first name, Hank.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Homer idly scratching his ass as Scorpio threatens the UN.
* GambitRoulette: One of the UN members suggests Scorpio is doing this to absurd lengths, banking on the 59th Street Bridge naturally collapsing on its own at just the right time to enforce Scorpio's bluff.
* HypocriticalHumor:
-->'''[[{{Expy}} James Bont]]''': Scorpio, you're totally mad.\\
'''Scorpio''': I wouldn't point fingers, you jerk.
* IgnorantMinion: Homer manages to go the entire episode without realizing his new boss is a supervillain (again, not that Burns is much better...)
* InsaneTrollLogic: The school in Cypress Creek seems to run on this. One of your students falls off the monkey bars and passes out? Don't take her to the nurse's office and call her parents; put her in the remedial class! [[StepfordSmiler Though she does like it in there at least]]. Bart points out another one:
-->LetMeGetThisStraight we're behind the rest of the class and we're supposed to catch up to them by going ''slower'' than they are?
* JerkassHasAPoint: Bart when he points out the InsaneTrollLogic the remedial class seems to run on, saying how it would be impossible for the remedial class to catch up to the rest of the school by going ''slower'' than them. Unfortunately, it seems to go over the teacher's head.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: The Simpsons leaving Springfield is accompanied by a rapid-fire sequence of characters saying a variant of, "Goodbye." The last of these characters is Nelson Muntz, who instead points at them and gives his SignatureLaugh.
* MoralityPet: Homer would qualify as this for Scorpio, though this [[BenevolentBoss likely applies to everyone in his company]], as his VillainSong describes.
-->"His twisted twin obsessions are his plot to rule the world and his employees' health!"
* MurderousThighs: During the attack on Scorpio's "office", a woman in a bikini flips over to one of the invaders, leaps atop him, and wraps her legs around his neck as she pins him to the ground. She then twists and squeezes until the inevitable NeckSnap.
* NoPoverty: A TimePassesMontage shows an ugly suburb transforming into the perfect community of Cypress Creek; parking meters become trees, abandoned warehouses become coffee shops, and a bum becomes a mailbox. Somewhat justified by Scorpio being a megalomaniacal Franchise/JamesBond villain who's ''ridiculously'' good at [[NoDelaysForTheWicked administration]] - enough so that from that one town, he manages to '''conquer the West Coast.'''
* ObliviouslyEvil: Homer has absolutely no idea that he's become a PunchClockVillain for an evil organization, and that his time there helped Scorpio move his agenda forward.
* OhCrap: Bart has one when he discovers he's going to be put in the remedial class.
* PetTheDog:
-->'''Scorpio''': ''[After Homer has tackled James Bont to the ground thinking he was a slacker]'' Nice work Homer, am I proud of you!\\
'''Homer''': ''[Proudly]'' Well.
* PrivatelyOwnedSociety
* ProveIAmNotBluffing: Scorpio demonstrates his power by making the 59th Street Bridge collapse.
* PunchClockVillain: Homer, not that he ever catches on. "My team is way ahead of the Weather Machine and Germ Warfare divisions!"
* ShoutOut:
** The episode title is a pun on the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''. The final battle in the hollowed-out volcano parodies the one from YOLT, right down to a bikini-clad heroine taking part in it.
** The laser gun scene and Bont's "do you expect me to talk?" line are a nod to ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''.
* SimilarSquad: There's a kid in Bart's original class at Cypress Creek who bears an uncanny resemblance to Milhouse. Bart gets switched to remedial class before they can really interact.
-->'''"Milhouse":''' Hey Bart, do you have a best friend yet?; 'cuz I've been looking for someone to boss me around.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Homer gets a new job and the family move to a new town. By the end of the episode they're back in Springfield.
* TakeThat:
-->'''Scorpio''': ''[While calibrating a giant laser]'' By the way, Homer, what's your least favorite country: Italy or France?\\
'''Homer''': Hmm... France.\\
'''Scorpio''': [[FrenchJerk Heh, nobody ever says Italy]].
** One is also made at the Denver Broncos, when Homer receives them at the end of the episode and expresses disappointment (he'd originally wanted the Dallas Cowboys).
* TooDumbToLive: One of the UN members.
-->"We can't take any chances."\\
"You always say that! ''I'' want to take that chance!"
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Homer treats the various SWAT teams and special agents invading Scorpio's "office" with mild curiosity.
* VengefulVendingMachine: Homer struggles to get a vending machine to accept his bill.
* VillainSong: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QEsjd1WZuY end credits]] play a song devoted to Hank Scorpio and his twisted twin obsessions ("[[TakeOverTheWorld his plot to rule the world]] and [[BenevolentBoss his employees' health]]").
** Smithers also sort of has one at the beginning of the episode where he sings about working for [[BadBoss Mr. Burns]] to the tune of "Hooray for Hollywood".
* VillainsOutShopping: When Scorpio isn't trying to take over the world or run his corporation, he likes doing a fun run, which he's apparently in the middle of doing when he first meets the Simpsons after they arrive in Cypress Creek.
* VisualGag: Of a WraparoundBackground. In the scene where Hank and Homer discuss their dreams, [[https://frinkiac.com/gif/S08E02/518800/524223.gif they are first shown walking, but the background somehow wasn't moving]]. The camera pulls back to reveal [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S08E02/526525.jpg they were actually walking on treadmills]]. They then step off, but then [[https://frinkiac.com/gif/S08E02/527359/530279.gif they stop walking, yet the background continues to move]]. The camera pans further back to show that [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S08E02/534867.jpg they are actually standing on]] ''[[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Jetsons]]''-style moving sidewalks.
* WeCare: Played with. Scorpio's attitude seems too good to be true, but he really is a generally nice guy who values his employees' input. He just also happens to be a supervillain who wants to TakeOverTheWorld.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Scorpio takes this option with Bont when [[BondVillainStupidity the plan to kill him with a giant laser fails]].
* YoureInsane: James Bont tells Scorpio he's "totally mad", but Scorpio brushes it off.