We’ll march till we drop, the girls and the fellas, It also contains a self-destruct button for the plant that Homer pressed while asleep. , Homer uses a deformed fish to gain entry to the room (the security machine mistook to the fish for Mr. Burns). The episode includes many accurate moments. Homer attempts to release a mixture of "spoiled milk and utility-grade chicken" into the air-conditioning system. There is a rotating cake tray which is turned by a man pushing a lever on a giant wheel and axle a few meters underneath the Cafeteria. Lenny states that it is located on the third floor, near the candy machines. Nuclear power produces no acid rain since it emits no sulfates or nitrates to bond with atmospheric water. He thinks that a special juice will increase the productivity of workers. The U.S. Department of Labor says it is safer to work at a nuclear plant than at a fast-food restaurant, grocery store or in real estate. , A break room is where most staff spend their coffee breaks. He later returned to the plant to try and persuade a drunk Carl Carlson to help him spy on and expose Mr. Burns, although he ultimately had to race Smithers due to his possibly overhearing him. Finally, I would like to add to any nuclear inspectors in the crowd that the head of the power plant is now mister Homer Simpson. 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. The plant's condition has actually deteriorated over the years. The Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Workers are non-playable characters from The Simpsons franchise. A cawing crow is heard in nearly every establishing shot of the power plant; this is parodied in "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore", in which a cow can be heard mooing during an outside shot of the India based power plant. The plant has two Cooling Towers. When do we want it? The picket line features Lisa playing guitar and singing a strike song. A map of Sector 7-B from the episode "Duffless", Sector 7-G is the location of Homer Simpson's workplace, used to help prevent a meltdown in the reactor core. Admittedly, the Simpsons mocks everything. ». 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. Anyone who has watched managers try to run things during a strike will appreciate the next scene. Give $10 a month or more and get our "Fight the Boss, Build the Union" T-shirt.  There is a small array of security screens on the wall, and the bookcases conceal an escape pod and a germ-proof vault. In 1980, six years later, he considered getting a job at the plant after hearing they payed well, to support his new wife Marge. More equitable treatment at the hands of management! Leafing through the contract, Burns complains that it contains too many benefits, and pines for the old, pre-union days. 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 ♦ He is stopped by FBI Agent Annie Crawford, but Lisa manages to trigger the machine anyway. It contains a hideously gigantic spider that can only be overcome by quoting the Bible or decking it with a rock. Homer’s power plant workers win a militant strike and beat back a demand for concessions. 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. 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. The plant has come close to meltdowns multiple times, but has always avoided catastrophe, often due to Homer's blind luck (and in one case, a dog employee briefly waking up to avert the meltdown during a particularly lazy day). As the family's provider, he works at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant as safety inspector. The doors directly behind the Safety Console lead to the Heavy Water Piping Facility.. Instead his best tactic is telling long, boring stories. Also, Mr. Burns, the filthy-rich old man who owns the power plant, is pure evil. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on March 11, 1993. The Power Plant has at least 714 employees, all of whom fit the description of "incompetent" "lazy" "clumsy" "dim-witted" "monstrously ugly". When the Plant held a competition for children to come up with ideas for the power plant, Frank Grimes tricked Homer into entering it. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith.  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 … Patrick Stewart is the voice of Nuclear Power Plant Worker in The Simpsons. ‘Bout a hero named Homer, and a devil named Burns. The plant is notorious for being poorly maintained, largely due to owner Charles Montgomery Burns' miserliness and safety director Homer Simpson's incompetence. Burns spies on the workers and hires goons and strikebreakers. # 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 Security is also shown to be lax, as a ten-year-old spy from Albania disguised as a foreign exchange student named Adil took pictures and got information of the plant simply by asking Homer for a tour. It was once shown that these showers have a tendency to spout fire. The power plant was first mentioned in the first level with the mission S-M-R-T, where Marge assured Homer he can go to work after he delivers Lisa's school project to her, much to his chagrin, as he didn't even want to leave the house. When Homer gets interviewed on TV, the media trivializes the labor dispute—as often happens. Apparently, in 1974, the plant opened again and advertised employee pamphlets to Springfield High School, one that Homer took. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. The room also contained extremely high voltage cables that were presumably used to power the room. Homer says they can get back the dental plan if he’s a better negotiator than Burns. Coffee mugs, pencil holders and other cylindrical based shapes can be seen around the plant in the style of the cooling towers. The Simpsons debuted in 1989 and is the longest-running scripted primetime television series in the U.S. 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 one early episode, Smithers estimates that it would cost $56 million to bring the plant up to code, while in a later episode, the new German owners of the plant discover that the cost has soared to $100 million. Since 1979, Labor Notes has been the voice of union activists who want to put the movement back in the labor movement. His office contains multiple trap doors that drop unwanted visitors far from the office (at least one of which contains a pool filled with electric eels; another one contains alligators) and suction tubes from the ceiling that can send people to an area in the Middle East, that, according to Smithers, was there even before Burns worked at the plant and that not even Burns realized where it went. “The nuclear power industry is having a meltdown over The Simpsons,” the … The room is usually stocked with coffee and donuts. Power Plant Worker by Mario11766. The core of the reactor is a Fissionator 1952 Slow-Fission Reactor. Apparently, the plant was built and opened in 1968 by Mr. Burns and Waylon Smithers, Sr. Funding for construction of the plant came from a child's fundraiser that Homer attended with his dog Bongo in 1966. Energy Source One of them have Homer's name written on it. The members of Local 643 could really use a Labor Notes training! “We can’t bust heads like we used to,” says Grandpa. It is also known that it will have many lawsuits, as written in the billboard at the entrance ("Still operating, despite lawsuits"). Without an agreement, the power plant workers go on strike, and Mr. Burns eventually concedes to the union’s demands — and Lisa gets her braces. Also in Hit and Run you can drive through the core and discover that Mr. Burns' house is connected to the plant. Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire Group A is given the 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. Directed by Michael Polcino, Mike B. Anderson. Nuclear Power Plant Worker. 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. Sector 22-F, as seen in S23E07, 'The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants'. Frank Grimes was added with the Level 51 update. This was another sector that was mentioned by Mr. Burns in the episode Take My Life, Please that is a better sector than 7-G with a higher payout. The B plot about Lisa’s braces offers a sympathetic example of why it’s worthwhile to fight for a good union contract. When Burns realizes the workers are sticking together and won’t be defeated, he mimics the famous ending of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. But Burns demands that Homer resign. Management’s job is to take care of employees. After doing so, he then tried to take a nap, although Mr. Burns announced that it was time to go home before he could get the chance, much to Homer's chagrin. , The Nuclear Power Plant has a large auditorium where awards to staff members are given and company-wide meetings are held. 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). Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Burns identifies Homer as a firebrand. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The Springfield Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant in Springfield owned by Montgomery Burns. Springfield Beware the Nice Ones: For most of the episode, the German businessmen are depicted as honest, friendly, workaholic people who want nothing but the best for their employees and the power plant.Even Lenny puts aside his initial prejudices. Greenhouse gas emissions are orders of magnitude lower than fossil fuel. 100 Industrial Way Simpsons Experimental Design Smithers believes that his workers at the factory could be more productive. The Emergency Exits are simply painted on. The replacement robot workers reflect real anxieties about automation. 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. Burns turns water hoses on the strikers. A surprise inspection found 342 violations with an estimated $56 million required to bring the plant up to code, money which Burns refused to spend. Labor folks will appreciate the victory and laugh at some jokes along the way. There is a bulletin board on the wall that has a poster showing how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver. / They have the plant, but we have the power,” a refrain that echoes several times before the end of the episode. Although no missions occurred at the plant directly in level 4, Marge does pass through the plant a few times in some of the missions. 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. This classic episode where Homer’s union wins a strike at the power plant is a labor favorite, despite its problematic presentation of unions. Numerous times, the Simpson family has been able to break in easily, on many occasions there have been keys hidden under fake rocks (on one occasion one even being shown inside).. In real life, nuclear power doesn't produce glow in the dark radioactive waste in a sludge form, nor is it heavily acidic. Some competitors who entered were Ralph Wiggum, who entered a dream house, and Martin Prince, who entered a futuristic power plant. One of the nuclear power plant workers in the X-Files Episode "The Beginning" (Season 6, Episode 1) is named Homer, a reference to, It is unknown what happens to the plant operations during the. Group A is given the special juice to drink while they work. 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". Because the workers have a union, Burns can’t unilaterally take away the dental plan, the way a boss could for the nonunion 94 percent of the private sector workforce; he has to negotiate. The mockery is at least even-handed. In 1990, the plant was given the chance to save millions, yet due to Homer's baldness, many of the executives were distraught. For some reason, Homer is placed at the bottom of the power plant's hierarchy and even lower than a nuclear rod. 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).  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. The Plant cafeteria is where the Nuclear Power Plant staff have their lunches. "Last Exit to Springfield" is the seventeenth episode of The Simpsons' fourth season. Burns has come to the decision he can no longer run Springfield's Nuclear Power Plant, but won't turn it over to anyone. Accountants work there. There is a real nuclear facility near Preston, United Kingdom called Springfield's nuclear fuel production facility. Management union-busting is portrayed. I give “Last Exit to Springfield” a rating of 4 out of 5 Duff Beer kegs. However, when Burns was revived, he paid the mortgages and taxes on the plant, effectively saving it from becoming government property. What makes the difference in the end isn’t the skill (or ineptitude) of the negotiator, but the workers’ solidarity and fortitude on the picket line. 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). Main Office: 7435 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48210; (313) 842-6262.East Coast Office: 104 Montgomery St, Brooklyn, NY 11225; (718) 284-4144.Labor Education and Research Project © 2005-2016. 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