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Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk

Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk

Rating: 3.6 (168 votes)


Rumors about a takeover of the nuclear plant start to circulate, and the share proce skyrockets. However, Homer sold his shares early and lost out. Mr. Burns sells the Nuclear Power Plant to a group of Germans for one hundred million dollars. Homer loses his job as safety inspector, and becomes depressed. But when Mr. Burns goes to Moe's for a quick drink with Smithers, Homer tells Mr. Burns what he thinks of him. Realizing that he is no longer feared, he asks the Germans for the plant back. The Germans accept right away when they find out that it would take millions just to get it up to speed. Mr. Burns pays just fifty million dollars for the plant, and rehires Homer.

Memorable quotes

Homer: You spent fifty two hundred dollars on beer?
Marge: Fifty two hundred, what are you talking about? (sees the TV) Oh my god! I sold it all for twenty-five bucks!
Bart: (kicks him in the rear) Come on, everybody, it makes you feel better.

Lenny: Those lousy Germans can't fire me. I'm the only one knows how to unjam the rod bottom dissociator.
Carl: Well, they can't fire me. I'm the only one certified to run the gaseous contaminant particular fire.
Homer: Well, they can't fire me!
Lenny & Carl: Why?
Homer: 'Cause...

Horst: Do we have any alcoholics among us?
Man 1: Uh, me.
Man 2: Right here.
Man 3: I'm drunk right now!

Horst: We plan to have some frank discussions with your safety inspector.
Homer: Hehe, yeah. Sock it to him, Horst!

Homer: Marge, it's not the money. My job is my identity. If I'm not a safety watcha-ma-jigger, I'm nothing!

Horst: Homer, could we have a word with you?
Homer: No.
Horst: I must have phrased that badly, my English is, how you say, inelegant. What I meant to say is: "Can we have a brief friendly chat?"
Homer: No!
Horst: Once again I have failed. (brings out a phrase book) "We request the pleasure of your company for a free exchange of ideas."

Horst: We regret to announce the following lay-offs, which I will read in alphabetical order. Simpson, Homer. That is all.

Bart: I'm looking for a Mrs. O'Problem, first name Bea.
Moe: Uh, yeah just a minute, I'll check. (calling) Bea O'Problem! Bea O'Problem! Come on guys, do I have a Bea O'Problem?!
Barney: You sure do!
Moe: It's you, isn't it! Listen, you. When I get a hold of you, I'm going to use your head for a bucket and paint my house with your brains!


  • The title of this episode is technically incorrect, it should be ''Burns Verkauft das Kraftwerk'' in proper German.
  • Homer runs the telephone cord through his sandwich.
  • The logo for Burns worldwide features a family holding hands around a mushroom cloud.
  • Marge used a calculator to multiply 52 by 100.
  • The tin of carrot cat food contains 88% ash, 12% carrots.
  • The license plates of the power plant employees include: LOADED, ME RICH, JACKPOT and BUY LOW.


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