Mr. Burns has embraced technology! And not just the Trap Door app, either. (There really IS an app for just about everything!)
This was my favorite episode of the season, by far. Only Homer would be dumb enough to destroy hundreds of robots that were specifically designed to make his job exponentially easier. Homer's destruction of hundreds of Datas (Hello, Brent Spiner!) was endlessly entertaining.
More! I want more fun with robots! Thumbs way the hell up! This is the first episode in a long time that I feel safe in calling a classic!
B13: Alcohol is harmful to humans. Homer: Yeah, yeah, yeah, save your breath. B13: We have no breath. R62: We do vent nitrogen once a year. B13: You do not want to be around for that.
Robots: Eliminate impediment! Eliminate... Homer: Just say "Kill me," jerks! Robots: Kill him! Kill him!
I nearly did a spit-take when Richardson gave Farnum the thumbs up. This is thing the about this show that The Sopranos seemed unable to accomplish. This episode was fairly inconsequential in terms of plot development - save for a couple of moments....