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Lyle Lanley is a con artist and shyster who sold faulty monorails to several towns, including Springfield.

The "marks" in Lanley's con scheme were towns with a lot of money. Lanley would visit a town and make a sales pitch for his monorails. After the town bought the monorail, Lanley would open a monorail conductors' training school, which was really a farce and provided very little in the way of real training. At the end of the school, Lanley would either select a random student or the least qualified in the class to be the conductor (his exact decision-making method isn't known).

After the monorail was built and a conductor selected, Lanley would set up a huge opening ceremony with a celebrity presiding, then leave (with the town's money) while everyone's attention was focused on the opening ceremony and the celebrity. The monorial, due to shoddy materials, would typically crash on its first run, causing loss of life and extensive property damage, and leaving the town financially ruined. Meanwhile, Lanley would be living it up on a resort vacation—bought and paid for with the "mark" town's money.

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"The Computer Wore Menace Shoes" is the two hundred and fifty-fourth episode of The Simpsons and the sixth episode of the twelfth season. It was written by John Swartzwelder and directed by Mark Kirkland. Patrick McGoohan guest stars.

Homer buys a computer and builds a web site where he anonymously spreads local rumor and innuendo, and makes things up when his sources run dry. When one of these fake stories turns out to be true, Homer is kidnapped and transported to "The Island", a place where those who know too much are taken out of society.

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Gabbo is a ventriloquist's dummy who was a short-lived, although enormously successful, children's TV personality in Springfield. His human "partner" was Arthur Crandall.

Before Gabbo's show premiered, numerous advertisements mentioning him were posted on TV and in the streets. The town was abuzz with anticipation, with everyone eager to find out who (or what) Gabbo was.

Gabbo's TV show then began, airing opposite Krusty the Clown, and was an instant hit. A colorful, vivacious puppet (even by the standards of Springfield), he was offset by his more rigid and refined puppeteer, Arthur Crandall, and the combination was very successful. They were so successful, in fact, that they became more popular than Krusty for a brief time, forcing his show into cancellation.

In an effort to bail out his idol, Bart Simpson snuck into the studio where Gabbo's show was being filmed. During a commercial break, Bart caught Gabbo badmouthing his fan base—the children of Springfield—in spite of Arthur Crandall's urgings for him to relent. Bart switched the camera back onto the air before the commercial break was over, broadcasting Gabbo uttering the words, "All the kids in Springfield are S.O.B.s." Despite this, Gabbo was still number one, according to a newspaper headline the next day.

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