Son of Homer's Odyssey
| Son of Homer's Odyssey
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- 1 Synopsis
- 2 Plot
- 2.1 Chapter I: Pork rinds and portents!
- 2.2 Chapter II: Bart to the Future!
- 2.3 Chapter III: Burnsie got back!
- 2.4 Chapter IV: Underground and Down!
- 2.5 Chapter V: Super Friends!
- 2.6 Interlude: Heaven can eat my shorts!
- 2.7 Chapter VI: Again with the Roman numerals!
- 2.8 Chapter VII: Everything must go!
- 3 Reprints
- "When Homer is put in charge of security for Mr. Burns' secret R&D division, he inadvertently unleashes a series of events that threaten Springfield's very existence! If that's not bad enough, an all-too-familiar evil from Springfield's distant future arrives amid the chaos to stake his claim! But wait! Yet another mysterious figure from the future travels back to a current-day Springfield with the town on the brink of destruction! Will this stranger aid the embattled citizens in their darkest hour or make them eat his shorts?"
Chapter I: Pork rinds and portents!
Bart Simpson is frightened of the exchange student Bea, who has a monkey's paw. Principal Skinner makes him stop and wonders how Martin Prince, Jr. is doing at Count Dracula Elementary. He gets chased by the students there after giving out cookies. Bart is knocked down by hail balls. Kent Brockman reports on it outside a non-descript building, then receives a bribe by Waylon Smithers, Jr., who tells him that the building has nothing to do with the weather. Professor Frink is pleased that the public doesn't know that he has built a machine that changes the weather. The hail balls were caused by his cables getting bitten by squirrels. Smithers lets Homer remove the squirrels. Homer and Bart are looking for the squirrels when they find a room containing Frink's robots. Bart then finds a time machine and tries it out.
Chapter II: Bart to the Future!
Bart has ended up in the year 11,000 and gets chased by mutants who want to eat his brain. He goes back to the present, where Homer has made a deal with the squirrels and is getting ribs and donuts. Frink asks Bart if he saw the vortex open, but Bart replies that he did not.
Chapter III: Burnsie got back!
Burns has come through a vortex as a robot, who freezes Burns and Smithers when they want to get rid of him. Homer gets attacked by squirrels and it turns out that Frink made the robot. Burns robot is soon Springfield's new overlord. If anyone tries to escape the city, they will be eaten by The Kraken, and they must sign a contract to prove their loyalty. Frink feels bad that he put Burns' brain in a robot body, because he never thought he would use it for super evil. Everyone in Springfield is working for Burns at the power plant, even the kids. They try to think of some way to take him back to the future, but Frink has no Frinktonium left. Sebastian Cobb hears them and tells them that they used Frinktonium when they built the Springfield Monorail. Frink reminds him that they buried it in the Springfield Caverns. They send Bart to retrieve it.
Chapter IV: Underground and Down!
Bart gets discovered by the mole people, who take him to their leader Hans Moleman. Bart tells Hans that he needs to get to the monorail, but Hans will not let him because he lives there, and the mole people try to eat him. Bart stops the mole people, and tells them that a much older human is healthy to eat, so they revolt and eat Hans instead. Bart finds the Frinktonium and takes it to Frink. Milhouse is coming and is mad at Bart because he didn't come to fly kites like they had decided. Milhouse is then sent to the future by mistake. Bart has an idea about how he can thaw Burns: he holds a dollar bill in front of Burns' body and he melts. They tell Burns that a robot version of him has taken over the city.
Chapter V: Super Friends!
Bartman and Fruit Bat Man drive away to stop the robot Burns. Burns drives too fast and runs into the lawyers, then crashes onto the Kraken, who spits up the people that he has eaten. Robot Burns gives Bartman an electric shock, causing his death.
Interlude: Heaven can eat my shorts!
Bart has ended up in heaven, where he meets Edna. Edna says that she believes Bart is a good kid because she never gave up on him and he should not give up that easily, and kicks him back to life. Edna tells Maude Flanders that she was waiting to kick him in eternity.
Chapter VI: Again with the Roman numerals!
The Springfielders revolt and go on strike. Bartman comes back to life, much to Comic Book Guy's joy. Milhouse comes back from the future with 100-year-old Bart, who has a remote control. When he uses it, Milhouse turns into a robot and gives Burns an electric shock, causing his robot hands and head to detach from the robot body. The real Milhouse then shows up with robot Smithers as well as his own comic book. Robot Burns and Smithers go back home. Burns does not know where Smithers is because he is still frozen, so he hires Barney as his replacement.
Chapter VII: Everything must go!
The people from the future travel back to their time, and the present life in Springfield continues. A week later, Frink passes the Simpsons and tells them that until the city is fixed again, they may continue to use his reality glasses. Bart takes them off and sees that Springfield is totally destroyed, and Frink reminds him that he should wear them so they can pretend that nothing happened, with the help of his program M.A.T.T.G.R.O.E.N.I.N.G. The Simpsons watch the sunset and go inside to sit on the couch and watch TV.