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Nuclear Energy: Our Misunderstood Friend

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Nuclear Energy: Our Misunderstood Friend
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Movie Information
Genre: Documentary
Starring: Smilin' Joe Fission
Country of Origin: USA
First Appearance: "Homer's Odyssey"

Nuclear Energy: Our Misunderstood Friend is a documentary about nuclear energy, with a positive spin on it.


When the fourth graders at Springfield Elementary School took a field trip to Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, Waylon Smithers, Jr. showed the movie for them.


The movie starts with an explosion to describe what most people think about when they hear the phrase "nuclear energy", so a narrator tells the viewers what it really means. The next scene shows a family in their home. Smilin' Joe Fission talks about how nuclear energy works. He talks with his friends the Uranium 235 rods, which are hot due to radioactivity, so they go for a dip in the pool. The water becomes so hot that it boils, and the steam generated is used to turn turbines and produce electricity. After that, there is a little bit of nuclear waste left over, but it's no problem. Smilin' Joe Fission tells the viewers that they just put it where nobody will find it for a million years, and he sweeps the waste under a throw rug and stomps on it. Smilin' Joe Fission concludes by telling the viewers that now they know the truth about nuclear energy, so they should keep on smiling.