It was fun to see labor as the hero.”, Regarding the union jokes, Wolodarsky said, “There was never a moment of, ‘I don’t want to make fun of unions because I believe in unions.’ Because I do believe in unions. The Executive Building, or Sector 22-F, is a building in the back of the power plant. According to a commentary on a Simpsons' DVD, it's stated that there is an actual Homer Simpson working in a nuclear power plant. The Lesson: If you take care of your team, they’ll take care of you. In one incident, Homer and Mindy Simmons took an elevator that carried them to the top of one of the cooling towers and sent Homer plummeting down a dangerous drop. How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window? Soon!”). The plant became bankrupt after the shooting of Mr. Burns. Homer works on a T-437 Safety Console, that displays many buttons and features, including a meter that shows the temperature of the core and a button that controls the emergency override circuit (presumably eccs) that must be pressed in the event of a meltdown. We’ll fight till the death, or else fold like umbrellas. # the simpsons # episode 7 # season 18 # 18x07 # power plant # season 3 # episode 8 # nuclear # 3x08 # power plant # episode 3 # season 11 # recording # 11x03 # power plant Burns attempts to bring in strikebreakers, “the kind they had in the ‘30s,” but only gets Grandpa Abe Simpson and a few of his geriatric pals. Twelve-year-old Homer, a young Moe, Lenny, and Carl camped out near the plant as it suffered a nuclear meltdown and almost burned down. When Homer gets interviewed on TV, the media trivializes the labor dispute—as often happens. "Last Exit to Springfield" is the seventeenth episode of The Simpsons' fourth season. Only six residents will compete for ownership with Burns overseeing how his game is played and who wins to show Burns they are just like him. The Nuclear Power Plant, or more specifically, Mr. Burns' office, was the final level in the game, where the Simpsons Family fought against Smithers and Mr. Burns (the latter via a mech). In some episodes, the wall is a window showing reactor piping; in others, it is a map of nuclear sites around the country, a solid wall, or a wall with a plaque saying "Don't forget: you're here forever" that has been rearranged by Homer to say "Do it for her" with pictures of Maggie. However, Antonia Coffman, Groening's publicist, has said that the Springfield plant's design is generic and that "the Springfield Nuclear Power plant was not based on the Trojan Plant or any other power plant in the country." By: JoshButro. In a flashback, a child laborer at the power plant tells a young Burns, “You can’t treat the working man this way. The episode includes many accurate moments. In 1995, Mr. Burns, when planning his Sun Blocker plan shortly after firing Waylon Smithers, also implied that he intended to take down the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant as a rival by stamping on a model of it and saying "Take that, Nuclear Power Plant!". Burns has offered to supply a free keg of Duff Beer at union meetings in exchange for eliminating the dental plan. This category was created for Smithers . The Emergency Exits are simply painted on. In Bart on the Road, there are 2 radiation suits hanging on a coat hook. Group A is given the In "C.E.D'oh", it turns out that while Burns technically runs the power plant, he named a canary as the "real" head of the plant to protect him from taking responsibility for the plant's wrongdoings. Apparently, in 1974, the plant opened again and advertised employee pamphlets to Springfield High School, one that Homer took. , A shower room where the staff members of the Plant wash themselves at the end of each work day. The strike drags on. A clear unfair labor practice—Burns insisting that Homer quit as union president in return for the restoration of the dental plan—is treated as a reasonable compromise. Simpsons Experimental Design Smithers believes that his workers at the factory could be more productive. Facts: Nuclear power plants are among the safest, most secure facilities in the United States. Sector 7-G was once referred to by Mr. Burns as a 'testicle-shriveling torture chamber' and the people who work there have at various times been classed as 'drones', 'organ banks', 'schmoles', 'carbon blobs', 'boobs', 'cabbage heads', 'chair moisteners' and 'fork and spoon operators'. SNPP Employees. Also in Hit and Run you can drive through the core and discover that Mr. Burns' house is connected to the plant. / They have the plant, but we have the power,” a refrain that echoes several times before the end of the episode. The doors directly behind the Safety Console lead to the Heavy Water Piping Facility.. The Simpsons debuted in 1989 and is the longest-running scripted primetime television series in the U.S. $30 for 12 issues. The plant is notorious for being poorly maintained, largely due to owner Charles Montgomery Burns' miserliness and safety director Homer Simpson's incompetence.  The plot revolves around Homer Simpson becoming president of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant 's trade union and leading the workers of the plant in a strike in order to restore their dental plan so that he does … At the next union meeting Homer gives a farewell speech: “I’ve been meeting with Mr. Burns day and night, and I’ve had enough.” But his co-workers mistake this for a militant speech and vote to strike. The Power Plant Competition. Homer’s union at the power plant—Local 643 of the International Brotherhood of Jazz Dancers, Pastry Chefs, and Nuclear Technicians—is in contract negotiations. In 1988, the year before The Simpsons premiered, there was a five-month Writers Guild strike—likely referenced when Homer mentions “the strike of ’88.” Show creator Matt Groening is a Writers Guild union activist and supported the organizing of animation writers. Directed by Michael Polcino, Mike B. Anderson. Waylon Smithers, Jr. Waylon Smithers, Sr. SNPP Clerk. In 1990, the plant was given the chance to save millions, yet due to Homer's baldness, many of the executives were distraught. Nuclear power produces no acid rain since it emits no sulfates or nitrates to bond with atmospheric water. Trojan Nuclear Power Plant opened in 1976 and was infamous for its poor construction and maintenance, resulting in steam generator leaks which ultimately caused the plant to close in 1993 (although other plants replaced theirs). Dragon-in-Chief: Parodied. Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Employee. The Springfield Nuclear Power Plant is a two-unit pressurized water reactor nuclear power plant owned by Mr. Burns and is the main source of power in Springfield. Burns used it to dump the body of Smithers' father after he was killed while preventing a core meltdown many years ago due to wanting to create his own conspiracy theory from them being "all the rage" at the time. Burns turns water hoses on the strikers. This is a list of the characters that work at the Nuclear Power Plant: Pages in category "Nuclear Power Plant workers" The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. But, because the plant refuses to hire an assistant, Homer is unable to change all the light bulbs. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. Patrick Stewart is the voice of Nuclear Power Plant Worker in The Simpsons. This is ultimately a pro-union story. Mr. Burns replaces all of the nuclear plant employees with robots--except for Homer, who stays along to supervise the robots and serve as a … Burns has come to the decision he can no longer run Springfield's Nuclear Power Plant, but won't turn it over to anyone. Waylon Smithers, Jr.Homer SimpsonLenny LeonardCarl CarlsonmoreFormer:Marge Simpson (Fired)Frank Grimes † Waylon Smithers, Sr. †See below The replacement robot workers reflect real anxieties about automation. Then we’ll go too far, and get corrupt and shiftless, and the Japanese will eat us alive!”, Lisa’s dentist tells her she needs braces. The new pressure washing technology gave Jack’s crew a clear advantage and they quickly became known for delivering higher quality work in a lot less time than their competition. Sector 7-G is named after the production code used for episodes in the first series (7Gxx). The Nuclear Power Plant, or more specifically, Sector 7G, made a brief appearance where it had alarms blaring warning of a core breach, while Homer's chair was unoccupied save for a sign saying "Gone Bowling". These cables were infamous for causing the death of former employee Frank Grimes due to his insanity causing him to grab the wires while delusional and mockingly referring to himself as Homer Simpson. Join the conversation. Homer is a hero after averting a nuclear meltdown that he nearly caused, but he doesn't want to tell anyone that he stopped it completely by accident. The Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop, https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Springfield_Nuclear_Power_Plant?oldid=934628, An unnamed German conglomerate (formerly), During the first season's intro, the sign before the Nuclear Power Plant is written as ". When Burns realizes the workers are sticking together and won’t be defeated, he mimics the famous ending of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Afterward, Homer tells Marge he wants to quit. After blowing up his convertible, Homer then headed over to work, though he was paranoid over the security camera due to thinking sexy girls will watch him while he sleeps, and decided to destroy the power source for the cameras. In the leadup to the mission "Office Spaced" as well as the mission itself, Homer has to destroy Smithers' limo via the Plow King (whom he borrowed from an inebriated Barney) to prevent him from discovering his scorpion farm (as not only was Homer late for work, but the day also happened to be his work evaluation day by Smithers).  When Smithers temporarily took control of the Nuclear Power plant due to Burns being arrested, he accidentally activated the trap door while he was standing on it trying to move his items into the office, only to emerge back in the room shortly afterward. He has published in Jacobin, New Labor Forum, Organizing Work, and Waging Nonviolence. (The title comes from the book and film Last Exit to Brooklyn, which has a subplot about a factory strike.). However, Smithers Sr. had sacrificed himself to prevent the destruction of the plant and essentially saved the city, only for Homer later on to find his corpse down the Springfield River, which is the outlet for nuclear waste. Leafing through the contract, Burns complains that it contains too many benefits, and pines for the old, pre-union days. Admittedly, the Simpsons mocks everything. Carl Carlson ♦ | Lenny Leonard ♦ | Mindy Simmons ♦ | Montgomery Burns | Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Worker ♦ | Waylon Smithers, Jr. Media Personalities:: Arnie Pye ♦ | Bongo ♦ | Fallout Boy | Itchy | Kent Brockman ♦ | Krusty the Clown | Mr. Teeny ♦ | Radioactive Fig ♦ | Rainier Wolfcastle ♦ | Scratchy | Coyote ♦ In addition, one of the missions had Bart drive Homer back to the power plant to sneak him back in without getting caught by Mr. Burns due to Homer skipping out to watch a baseball game, while another mission had Snake Jailbird smash 20 containers of nuclear waste while on parole as part of his "community service.". "Fight the Boss, Build the Union" T-shirt. You can post now and register later. Mindy Simmons was added with the Valentine's Day 2014 Event, Zutroy with the Christmas 2014 Event. In 1980, six years later, he considered getting a job at the plant after hearing they payed well, to support his new wife Marge. 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