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Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier
Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others
Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others
Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others
Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others
Cypress Creek Elementary's internet address is http://www.studynet.edu.
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''.
One of Homer's employees has a mug shaped like a cooling tower.
When the Simpsons pull off with their "Lil' Lugger" van, the "R" is missing from the name.
(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.
Scorpio: Don't call me that word. I don't like things that elevate me above the other people. I'm just like you. Oh sure, I come in later in the day, I get paid a lot more, and I take longer vacations, but I don't like the word "boss."
Scorpio: You will notice, my new best friend, that we are pretty casual around here.
Homer: Yes, sir. I will notice that. Very casual, Mr. Scorpion.
Scorpio: Don't call me that. It's Mr. Scorpio, but don't call me that either. Call me Hank!
Homer: Well, what do you think of me and Cypress Creek now, Marge?
Marge: It does seem nicer than Springfield.
Lisa: Yeah, did you notice how the people weren't shoving or knocking each other down? I've never been to a place like that before.
Bart: (shoving her) Me neither!
Marge: I've dug myself into a happy little rut here and I'm not about to hoist myself out of it.
Homer: Just bring the rut with ya, honey.
Homer: Promise not to laugh? I always wanted to own the Dallas Cowboys.
Lisa: (Laughs) I'm sorry, Dad. I just find that very cute.
Marge: You took a new job in a strange town without discussing it with your family?
Homer: Of course not. I wouldn't do that! (Pause) Why not?
Marge: We have roots here, Homer. We have friends and family and library cards ... Bart's lawyer is here!
Homer: I can't buy that. Only management guys with big salaries like me can afford that… guys like me! I'm a guy like me!
Scorpio: Hey, before we continue our tour, would you mind hanging my coat up on the wall please?
Homer: (looks around room) Mmmhmm. Umuhh now let's see now. Uuummm.
Scorpio: Ahaha. Relax, Homer, at Globex we don't believe in walls. In fact, I didn't even give you my coat! (wearing the coat backwards)
Lisa: It says here one of these giant redwood trees can provide enough sawdust to cover an entire day's worth of vomit at Disneyland!
Ned: Ahah, Homer, uh, all those things you've borrowed from me over the years, you know, the TV trays, power sanders, the downstairs bathtub, are you going to be needing those things in Cypress Creek?
Homer: Okely… Dokely…
Ned: Okely Dokely!
Smithers: What's wrong with this country!? Can't a man walk down the street without being offered a job?
Smithers: I work for Monty Burns, m-m-m-m-m-m-m- Monty Burns.
(Bart interacts with the students in his new class.)
Bart: What are you in here for?
Gordy: I'm from Canada and they think I'm slow, eh?
Dot: I fell off the jungle gym and when I woke up I was in here.
Warren: I start fires.
Ending Theme: (to the tune of "Goldfinger")
He'll sting you with his dreams of power and wealth.
Beware of Scorpio!
His twisted twin obsessions are his plot to rule the world
And his employees' health.
He'll welcome you into his lair,
Like the nobleman welcomes his guest.
With free dental care and a stock plan that helps you invest!
But beware of his generous pensions,
Plus three weeks paid vacation each year,
And on Fridays the lunchroom serves hot dogs and burgers and beer!
He loves German beer!
Homer: (Reading note) "Project Arcturus couldn't have succeeded without you. This will get you a little closer to that dream of yours. It's not the Dallas Cowboys, but it's a start. Drop me a line if you're on the East Coast, Hank Scorpio." Aw, the Denver Broncos!
Marge: I think owning the Denver Broncos is pretty good.
Homer: Yeah, yeah.
Marge: Well, explain to me why it isn't.
Homer: (Sighs) You just don't understand football, Marge.
P.A.: T minus 14 seconds.
Scorpio: If you need anything, you call me.
Homer: All right. What's the number?
Hank: I've never had to call my own company. Someone will tell you upstairs. But, Homer, on your way out, if you wanna kill somebody, it would help a lot.
Teacher: So, you never learned cursive?
Bart: Um, well, I know hell and damn and bit--
(Gets interrupted by the teacher.)
Scorpio: Your job will be to manage and motivate them. Give 'em the benefit of your years of experience.
Homer: Don't worry, that won't take long.
Marge: Mr. Scorpio, this house is almost too good for us. I keep expecting to get the bum's rush.
Scorpio: We don't have bums in our town, Marge, and if we did they wouldn't rush. They'd be allowed to go at their own pace.
Apu: Hello. I am not interested in buying your house, but I would like to use your rest room, flip through your magazines, rearrange your carefully shelved items and handle your food products in an unsanitary manner. Ha! Now you know how it feels! (Runs away)
Homer: Thank you. Come again.
(Homer tackles Mr. Bont)
Scorpio: Homer! Boy am I proud of you, when you go home tonight, there's gonna be another story on your house.
Homer: Uh... you have any sugar around here?
Scorpio: Sugar? Sure. (Fumbles in his pockets, takes out a few handfuls of sugar.) There you go. Sorry it's not in packages. Want some cream?
Homer: Uh... I... no.
Scorpio: My ass is for sitting, not for kissing.
Homer: But Marge, we can't move. This is the only time I've ever been good at my job. Mr. Scorpio says we're way ahead of the weather machine and germ warfare divisions.
Scorpio: Hey! Look at my feet!
Scorpio: You like those moccasins? Look in your closet, there's a pair for you. Don't like 'em? Then neither do I! (Throws moccasins out door) Get the hell out of here! Ever see a guy say goodbye to a shoe?
Homer: (chuckles) Yes, once.
Kid Resembling Milhouse: Hey, Bart. Do you have a best friend yet? 'Cause I've been looking for someone to boss me around.
(Scorpio has just blown up a bridge with his Doomsday Device)
British Delegate: My God, the Fifty-ninth Street Bridge!
Indian Delegate: Maybe it just collapsed on its own.
British Delegate: We can't take that chance.
Indian Delegate: You always say that. I want to take a chance!
Scorpio: By the way Homer, what's your least favorite country, Italy or France?
Homer: Uh... France.
Scorpio: Ha, Ha! Nobody ever says Italy.
Scorpio: There's the Hammock Hut. That's on Third. There's Hammocks 'R' Us. That's on Third, too. You got Put Your Butt There. That's on Third. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. Matter of fact they're all in the same complex. It's the Hammock Complex, down on Third.
Homer: Oh, the Hammock District?
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 http://www.studynet.edu/ 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.
This episode was billed as a being the season premiere, but since the Halloween special aired before it, we are classifying that as the season premiere. Until we get evidence that says the Halloween special was part of the previous season. The production codes for both episodes, just add to the confusion.
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.
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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