The Simpsons

You Only Move Twice

Season 8, Ep 2, Aired 11/3/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Homer is offered a job by the Globex Corporation located in Cypress Creek. The family agree to make the move, but have an awful time once there. Homer must decide whether or not to give up his new job which he has grown to love in order to make his family happy.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Swartzwelder

  • Mike B. Anderson

  • Yeardley Smith

    Lisa Simpson

  • Julie Kavner

    Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

  • Nancy Cartwright

    Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

  • Fan Reviews (26)
  • Homer is offered a new job as nuclear expert in cypress creek for mr. scorpio, who appears very much as a goldfinger character. Homer loves his new job, but the other simpons just can´t get used to living outside Springfield... so, Homer has to dec

    By Torwart23, Jul 25, 2008

  • Another Gem in The Simpsons crown.

    By verbaldaggers, Apr 02, 2008

  • One of the best episodes!

    By cool_shortyb, Jul 31, 2008

  • You Only Move Twice

    By futuramarama, Jan 20, 2010

  • Near Perfect Episode

    By Southparkfa, Jun 18, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (34)

    • (Homer places a Cypress Creek promotional video in the VCR.) Narrator: Cypress Creek: A tale of one city. Homer: (Bored) Uh, let’s watch something else. Marge: Homer, you're trying to talk us into moving to this place. Homer: Oh yeah, that's right. Let’s watch this.

    • Homer: (as the army storms Scorpio's secret lair) Hank, what's going on here? Scorpio: I'm having a little trouble with the government. Homer: Oh, those jerks, always walking over the small businessman. Don't get me started about the government.

    • Mr. Bont: Scorpio, you're totally mad! Scorpio: I wouldn't point fingers, you jerk. Mr. Bont: Do you expect me to talk? Scorpio: No, I don't expect anything from you, except to die and be a very cheap funeral. (Walks away) You're gonna die now!

    • Homer: (in his new role as supervisor) Um, are you guys working? Employee: Yes, sir. Homer: Can you . . . work any harder? Employee: Sure thing, boss!

    • Homer: Mr. Scorpio says productivity is up 2%, and it's all because of my motivational techniques, like donuts and the possibility of more donuts to come.

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    Notes (6)

    • Hank Scorpio's entire speech about where to find hammocks was improvised by Albert Brooks.

    • There was initially going to be a D-story involving Grampa and an automated telephone service that kept him company while the family was away, but the scenes were cut before the episode aired. They can be found on the season 8 DVD box set.

    • When the episode was originally aired in 1996, the Denver Broncos, the team about which Homer is angry about owning, would compile a 13-3 record and then win back-to-back Super Bowls in the following two seasons.

    • Cypress Creek Elementary School's website isn't a real website.

    • Blackboard Joke: I did not learn everything I need to know in kindergarten. Couch Gag: Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie parachute down from the sky onto the couch. Homer, however, falls flat on his face with an unopened parachute.

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    Trivia (7)

    • Cypress Creek Elementary's internet address is

    • The Simpson's new house address is 15201 Maple Systems Road.

    • Hank Scorpio claims to have invented wearing jeans with sports coats.

    • Homer takes Flanders' TV tray [9F08] and power sander [1F03] with him to Cypress Creek.

    • Homer buy's his Tom Landry hat from ''The Spend Zone''.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Secretariat At the sport memorabilia store, Bart comments in awe of the baseball made out of Secretariat. Secretariat is a horse that won the 1973 Triple Crown and was considered to be one of the greatest race horses of all time. He died in 1989 after retiring from racing.

    • James Bond The final scene at Globex contains several references to action scenes in James Bond films. The episode title and many references are from the 1967 Bond film You Only Live Twice, with 1985's A View to a Kill also being referred to. A character modeled after Sean Connery's Bond is tackled by Homer and killed after a parody of the laser scene from Goldfinger (1964). Mrs. Goodthighs from the 1967 James Bond parody Casino Royale makes an appearance in the episode and can be seen attacking a character modeled after U.S. Army general Norman Schwarzkopf.

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