The Simpsons

Season 4 Episode 17

Last Exit to Springfield

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 11, 1993 on FOX

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  • Lisa needs braces; Homer becomes head of workers union.

    The union leader at the Nuclear Power Plant disappears, leaving the employees without a leader to renegotiate their contract. Mr Burns takes advantage of the situation and removes the dental plan from his employee benefits package, offering free beer in return. Everybody including Homer agrees, until Lisa needs braces which he will have to pay for himself. He stands up and urges other members to reject the contract, and is elected the new plant union representative. Marge buys lisa the cheapest braces which are huge and ugly. The workers vote to strike. Burns responds by turning off the city's power, but the workers do not change their mind. Burns comes to realize he has failed, and proposes to reinstate the dental plan if Homer resigns as the union leader. Homer agrees, and Lisa gets new, clear braces. This episode had soo many great parodies and refrences to famous works that its impossible not to find it funny. Although I found some of the parts a little corny like Lisa's song, but nonetheless a good episode. Watch it!