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Recap / The Simpsons S 23 E 17 Them Robot

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To cut back on money for employee drug tests, Mr. Burns replaces his workers with robots and keeps Homer on board as a possible scapegoat.

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  • Continuity Nod: In "The Bart of War", Bart joined the Preteen Braves. This is brought up in this episode.
  • Shout-Out: In one scene, Mr. Burns is reading Tina Fey autobiography Bossypants
  • Take That!: When Homer first sees the robots, he mistakes them for Comic-Con nerds.
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  • Three Laws-Compliant: The robots are so committed to protecting humans that they'll even stop Homer from having beer.

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