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    R&R Homer The Smithers

    Watched it on skyone tonight.

    Just wondering what you people think of it.

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    I like it a lot.
    I couldn't be bothered to write a review for it, but as you're new, you probably won't have seen this older one, so for your reading pleasure, here you are:
    It's another Homer-Gets-A-Job-style episode, but hold on, this one is actually very good. One wonders why Homer hasn't been made to fill in for Waylon Smithers before, and this turns out to be rather interesting viewing to see Homer as an incompetent assistant. We also get a different perspective on Mr Burns as a more independent self, after Homer punches him in the face, forcing him to fend for himself. Some hilarious jokes, including the "You have thirty minutes to move your car/You have thirty minutes to move your cube," Homer literally setting fire to cornflakes, and another crank call to Moe's Tavern, which have been few and far between. The ending is very predictable, but to be fair, Smithers couldn't really be fired for long, and Burns couldn't remain independent, so returning everything back to normal is the best solution. It's overall an average episode, sadly lacking in a subplot, but the good jokes bump this episode up a grade or two.

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    Good one! 4/5

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    Nothing special in this one. It isn't bad though, 3/5
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    A nice episode. Nothing terribly special, but it meets pretty much all the requirements for quality. A/A- grade for this one.

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    Funny, nothing great B-

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    In essence, it's a "Homer gets a job" episode, but in another way, it's more than that, since his new job was still at the power plant, just filling in for Smithers. His new job was actually somewhat related to his old job, and not just some random job somewhere else. So, since the plotline had a point, this is a good episode. Plus, the episode was very funny, for instance: "you have 30 minutes to move your cube", Mr. Burns trying to call Smithers and ending up calling Moe's, and the conversation with Mr. Burns' mother. Overall, hilarious and good to watch. A-.

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    Oh man, I loved it. Very funny 5/5

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    A good twist on Homer getting a job. Provided a lot of laughs, though Mr. Burns was more feeble than usually, but who cares? A

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    It's great, but forgettable - there's nothing standout, it's pretty much just "there", and it does a good job of being there. B+, 4/5

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    One of the funniest ever episode of The Simpsons.While the plot is just another 'Homer gets a Job' plots, the humour really shines in this one - A-

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    pretty good,pretty good 4/5
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    Looks like from the polls results this is good/fantastic episode but leaning slightly towards good side.

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    very funy episode 9/10.

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    Fantastic! 5/5

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    I give it a 3. Kind of weird, and they basically only used Homer, Smithers, and Mr. Burns with hardly any other character appearances.


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    Excellent, excellent episode. 5/5.

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    Really like it. Very funny and pretty underrated. 5/5

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    Good, but not great. 4/5.

    Homer: "I think Smithers picked me because of my motivational skills.
    Everyone always says they have to work a lot harder when I'm around."

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    4/5. Pretty much solid all-round.
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    I remember this episode for two reasons.

    Fist is the obvious reason: I find this to be a very enjoyable, well-written and plotted episode, and one of my favorite (if not my favorite) "Homer Gets a Job" plots. As with many other episodes I adore, the storyline incorporated some hillarious gags: everything that Homer could do wrong as Burns' temporary toady did go wrong (the scene with the cornflakes comes to mind. Oh, and Burns' reaction to Homer's seriving him donuts: "I told you I didn't like ethnic food!") and the fight scene and Clockwork Orange parody at the end was nicely executed.

    I also enjoyed that they chose to restrict the number of characters involved (mainly it was just Homer, Mr. Burns, and Smithers) which allowed more time for character development...or something like that. Interesting how much more at ease Burns seemed with himself when forced to be independent. No wonder a couple people have written papers on this guy.

    From a histrionic perspective, this episode did foreshadow the direction that later seasons would go with Burns' character portrayal. (Anyone who does not want to read me bitch again about how my favorites have been maligned, stop reading now)

    This is, to say, we were given some inkling of what was to happen with Burns' character; the episode shows he was like at home : rather childish and feeble, considering that he has all his whims catered to all the time. This was funny back in this episode; I think the mistake that later episodes made was to overemphasize this fraility and senility to the point where they became the only aspects of his character.

    And that's enough whining from me.

    Overall: 9/10
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    Homer turning around and seeing the room of fire was just absolutely halarious. One of the funniest gags ever on the show.

    5/5

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    B or a 4/5. One of the season's weaker episodes.

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    A really good season 7 episodes, I love the line "His breath reeked of beer and pretelled bread"
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    Very good episode, one of the better from this season. (4/5)

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    Great episode!

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    Fantastic,great classic humor. Some funny gay references on Smithers. My personal favorite scene is the one in Moe's tavern,near the ending,with Barney stealing beer. 5/5

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    Good episode, though not as hilarious as it would've been in season 5. B
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    Very good episode, good jokes all the way through, including one of my favorite Mr. Burns lines ever, "Don't worry Smithers, if it had got ugly I still have my mace." A

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    5/5 - One of the top 4 eps of this season, along with "Radioactive Man", "Lisa the Vegetarian", and "Team Homer"
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