Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk

candy-induced fantasy about a world of chocolate
"Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk" is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons third season.wikipedia
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Mark Kirkland

The episode was written by Jon Vitti and directed by Mark Kirkland.
"Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk"

Jon Vitti

The episode was written by Jon Vitti and directed by Mark Kirkland.
"Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk" (1991)

The Simpsons Game

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The sequence was also remade in cutscenes from the episode in The Simpsons Game.
The game begins with Homer having a candy-induced fantasy about a world of chocolate where he tries to catch and eat a white chocolate rabbit; upon waking up he is upset to find that it was all a dream.

Sam Simon

the co-creator
Executive producer Sam Simon was the one who suggested that they actually do a sequence in which Homer's mind wanders off into an imaginary land made of chocolate.
Simon also substantially contributed to the episode "Stark Raving Dad", pitched the episode "Homer at the Bat", and proposed the "Land of Chocolate" sequence from "Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk".

The Simpsons

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"Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk" is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons third season.

The Simpsons (season 3)

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"Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk" is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons third season.

Homer Simpson

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Safety inspector Homer is immediately fired by the Germans because of his incompetence.

Nielsen ratings

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In its original airing on the Fox network, the episode had a 12.6 Nielsen rating, finishing the week ranked 38th.

Remake

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The sequence was also remade in cutscenes from the episode in The Simpsons Game.

Cutscene

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The sequence was also remade in cutscenes from the episode in The Simpsons Game.

Mr. Burns

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In the episode, Mr. Burns wishes to pursue other interests and therefore decides to sell his power plant to two German investors for $100 million. One night, Mr. Burns tells his assistant Smithers that he is considering selling the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant so he can pursue other interests.

Waylon Smithers

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One night, Mr. Burns tells his assistant Smithers that he is considering selling the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant so he can pursue other interests.

Boiler room (business)

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Homer learns he owns stock in the company and sells his 100 shares for 25 cents apiece to a shady stockbroker, netting $25, which he spends on beer.

Stockbroker

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Homer learns he owns stock in the company and sells his 100 shares for 25 cents apiece to a shady stockbroker, netting $25, which he spends on beer.

The Simpsons house

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A depressed Homer hangs around the Simpsons' house, insisting he is a competent safety-minded worker while the rest of the family makes budget cuts until Homer can find a new job.

Springfield (The Simpsons)

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In the episode, Mr. Burns wishes to pursue other interests and therefore decides to sell his power plant to two German investors for $100 million. One night, Mr. Burns tells his assistant Smithers that he is considering selling the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant so he can pursue other interests.

Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

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The other bar patrons join in and taunt Mr. Burns, including Bart, who stamps on Mr. Burns' foot and starts singing "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" where everyone except Smithers joins in. Feeling humiliated, Mr. Burns and Smithers walk out of Moe's.

John F. Kennedy

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It features several German elements, including a reference to John F. Kennedy's "ich bin ein Berliner" speech.

Ich bin ein Berliner

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It features several German elements, including a reference to John F. Kennedy's "ich bin ein Berliner" speech.

Hogan's Heroes

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The writers and animators based one of the two German buyers on the German character Sergeant Schultz from the American television show Hogan's Heroes.

Phil Hartman

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By coincidence, frequent Simpsons guest star Phil Hartman happened to know a little German so he helped out with the conversations.

The Simpsons shorts

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Originally, when The Simpsons shorts aired on The Tracy Ullman Show, all the male characters had beardlines similar to Homer's; however, after the Simpsons became their own show, they decided to drop the beardline for the majority of the characters to make Homer unique.

The Tracey Ullman Show

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Originally, when The Simpsons shorts aired on The Tracy Ullman Show, all the male characters had beardlines similar to Homer's; however, after the Simpsons became their own show, they decided to drop the beardline for the majority of the characters to make Homer unique.

The Sound of Music

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The sequence was storyboarded by animator Kevin O'Brien, who designed it to be a parody of The Sound of Music, but supervising director David Silverman suggested that it be more original.

David Silverman (animator)

David Silverman
The sequence was storyboarded by animator Kevin O'Brien, who designed it to be a parody of The Sound of Music, but supervising director David Silverman suggested that it be more original.