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You Only Move Twice

You Only Move Twice

Rating: 4 (129 votes)

Plot

Homer gets offered a job at Globex Corporation, and accepts. But in order to work there the family have to move to a place called Cypress Creek. Homer settles in well, though he is unaware that his new boss is an evil supervillain. But the rest of the family do not like their new home: Marge has no housework to do, Bart is put in the remedial class, and Lisa is allergic to everything in town. Eventually, Homer resigns and moves back to Springfield.


Memorable quotes

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: Promise not to laugh? I always wanted to own the Dallas Cowboys. (everyone laughs)
Lisa: I'm sorry, Dad. I just find that very cute.

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: 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!

Hank 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.

Hank Scorpio: Good afternoon, gentlemen. This is Scorpio. I have the Doomsday Device. You have 72 hours to deliver the gold or you'll face the consequences. And to prove I'm not bluffing, watch this.
Ambassador 1: Oh, my God, the 59th Street bridge!
Ambassador 2: Maybe it just collapsed on its own.
Ambassador 1: We can't take that chance.
Ambassador 2: You always say that. I want to take a chance!

Homer: Sir, I need to know where I can get some business hammocks.
Hank Scorpio: Hammocks? My goodness, what an idea. Why didn't I think of that? Hammocks! Homer, there's four places. 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 on third.
Homer: Oh, the hammock district.

Hank 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".

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.

Hank Scorpio: Homer, on your way out, if you want to kill somebody, it would help me a lot.

Homer: (reading Hank's letter) "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." (a whole football team is on his lawn) Aw, the Denver Broncos?!
Marge: I think owning the Denver Broncos is pretty good.
Homer: (disheartened) Yeah, yeah.
Marge: Well, explain to me why it isn't.
Homer: (sighs) You just don't understand football, Marge.

Scorpio: You like these moccasins? Look in your closet, there’s a pair for you. Don’t like ‘em? Then neither do I! (He throws them out the door.) Get the hell outta here! Ever see a guy say goodbye to a shoe?
Homer: (chuckles) Yes, once.

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Notes

  • Homer is apparently the most senior man at the power plant after Smithers, even though in earlier episodes, his supervisor has been Carl or Eugine Fisk.
  • Many of the students at Cypress Creek Elementary resemble students at Springfield Elementary.
  • One of Homer's employees has a mug shaped like a cooling tower.
  • Lisa was never seen at school.
  • Homer buy's his Tom Landry hat from ''The Spend Zone''.
  • Homer takes Flanders' TV tray (Lisa's First Word) and power sander (Marge On The Lam) with him to Cypress Creek.

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References

  • The title of this episode and Scorpio's ''office'' seen at the end of the episode reference You Only Live Twice.
  • Scorpio's arch enemy, ''Mr. Bont,'' is an obvious parody of James Bond.
  • The song over the closing credits is a take on the theme from ''Goldfinger.''

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