| "C.E. D'oh"
| Episode Information
| Episode Number:
| Production Code:
| Original Airdate:
|| March 16, 2003
| Couch Gag:
|| As the Simpsons rush towards the Couch, numerous pics of the family rushing at the Couch are shown as live-action human hands (presumably Matt Groening's) spin the pictures before pointing at the final picture which shows the Simpsons sitting on the Couch.
| Written By:
|| Dana Gould
| Directed By:
|| Mike B. Anderson
| DVD features
"C.E.D'oh" is the fifteenth episode of Season 14. It aired on March 16, 2003, and was written by Dana Gould and directed by Mike B. Anderson.
- "On Valentine's Day, Homer attends a college course on how to succeed in the corporate world, he becomes the owner of the power plant and fires Mr. Burns... only to realize that running the plant means being away from family."
On Valentine's Day, Homer wants to have sex with Marge but she is too tired for it, which disappoints Homer, who dejectedly leaves the house. Initially contemplating suicide, he eventually becomes more upbeat upon seeing a sign for a course instructing how to strip successfully and be proud of it. He takes a course on how to strip, which Dr. Hibbert teaches, but he is thrown out for using the stripping oil all on himself and ends up in the Successmanship 101 class. This course teaches Homer how to succeed in the workplace.
It gives Homer inspiration, and he begins to investigate problems at the power plant, so he develops solutions to the problems, which are rejected by Mr. Burns, (who doesn't even read his solutions) and then is sent down the trap door into a pool filled with Electric Eels. This angers Homer and then he overhears Burns admit that the Plant's real owner is a Canary. Homer and Bart, devise a plan to overthrow Burns by releasing the bird from its cage and sending it to the Canary Islands. Once they release the bird, Homer informs Mr Burns, that inspectors are visiting. Out of panic, Mr. Burns suddenly names Homer the new owner of the plant. Homer reveals that it was a trick, which angers Mr Burns. As Homer's first act as the new Boss he fires Mr Burns who travels with Smithers to a city resembling Marrakesh to buy Opium, but Smithers discovers that the city's entire merchandise is made of drugs.
However, Homer discovers there are problems with running the Plant. He has less time to do things with the family, which disappoints them greatly. One night, Mr. Burns visits Homer and shows him the people who he was too busy working to have good relationships with. He makes Homer understand how much he has missed his family. Homer then decides to quit. Burns drugs Homer and manages to cart him to the Cemetery, where he attempts to encase him in the wall of a crypt. Unfortunately for Burns, he is too weak to carry each brick from the cart to the intended wall. By the time he manages to finish two layers of bricks, it is daytime. Homer wakes up and steps easily over the few layers of bricks that Mr. Burns had painstakingly managed to cement in place. He tells Burns that the Power Plant is his again and walks away, where he and Bart engage in a baseball match with Bart admitting he actually enjoys Homer strangling him.