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.
* 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 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.
* 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."
* CurseCutShort:
-->'''Mr. Doyle:''' So, you never learned cursive?
-->'''Bart:''' 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.
* DoomsdayDevice: Scorio has, of course, built one to threaten to the world.
* 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 very obvious knock-off of Film/JamesBond.
* FirstNameBasis: Scorpio insists that Homer call him by his first name, Hank.
* 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!"
* 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.
* 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''': Hmm... France.\\
'''Scorpio''': [[FrenchJerk Heh, nobody ever says Italy]].
* 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"
* 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.