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.

!!Tropes:
* 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.
* BadassBeard [[BeardOfEvil of Evil]]: Scorpio, of course.
* TheBadGuyWins: Scorpio takes over the East Coast.
* 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 how Homer would do at his job if he was given some praise & encouragement once in a while.
* BetterLivingThroughEvil: Well, it's not like Mister Burns is a model of morality - Scorpio just treats his workers better.
* BondVillainStupidity: Subverted. After James Bont escapes from his laser trap, Scorpio opts to just have his security detail shoot him.
* 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."
* CurseCutShort:
-->'''Mr. Doyle:''' So, you never learned cursive?
-->'''Bart:''' Um, well, I know hell, damn, bit-
-->'''Mr. Doyle:''' Cursive handwriting. Script.
* DevelopmentGag: You know that RunningGag of Marge taking a sip of wine... which is then followed by a ScareChord? Originally, Marge was going to become TheAlcoholic (due to having nothing to do in a house that cleans itself), but was deemed too depressing.
* DoomsdayDevice
* 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."
* {{Expy}}: James Bont is a pretty obvious knock-off of Film/JamesBond.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Homer idly scratching his ass as Scorpio threatens the UN.
* HypocriticalHumor
-->'''[[{{Expy}} James Bont]]''': Scorpio, you're totally mad.\\
'''Scorpio''': I wouldn't point fingers, you jerk.
* 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:
-->Let me get this straight; we're behind the rest of the class and we're supposed to catch up to them by going ''slower'' than they are?
* 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!"
* 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!"
* 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.
* TakeThat
-->'''Scorpio''': ''[While calibrating a giant laser]'' By the way, Homer, what's your least favorite country: Italy or France?\\
'''Homer''': Hmmm... France.\\
'''Scorpio''': [[FrenchJerk Heh, nobody ever says Italy]].
* TechnologyMarchesOn: On the DVD commentary, the writers admit the joke of Cypress Creek having a website as a sign of its advancement is one of the show's most-dated jokes, as anything and everything (legal or otherwise) has a website, not just elementary schools, and the novelty of advancement has worn off significantly.
* TooDumbToLive: One of the UN members.
-->"We can't take any chances."\\
"You always say that! ''I'' want to take that chance!"
* ThrowItIn: Al Brooks improvised a lot of Scorpio's dialogue.
* 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 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]]").
* YoureInsane
* 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.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Hank Scorpio was going to be the villain of ''Film/TheSimpsonsMovie'', however, they decided against it as they felt that Scorpio was [[AffablyEvil too likable]] to turn into an all-out villain. It's telling that the ''Simpson Movie'''s villain, Russ Cargill, has not only the same voice actor (Albert Brooks), but ''the same exact voice''.