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The Fool Monty

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Season 22 Episode
469 "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life"
"The Fool Monty"
"How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window?" 471
"I want to leave this world in my own terms, jumping off this cliff and crushing as many of those baby turtles as possible. Goodbye, insufficiently cruel world!"
Mr. Burns
"The Fool Monty"
The Fool Monty promo.jpg
Episode Information
Episode number: 470
Season number: S22 E6
Production code: NABF01
Original airdate: November 21, 2010
Title screen: A crow flies across the screen carrying Blinky the three-eyed fish.
Couch gag: Avatar parody
Showrunner: Al Jean
Written by: Michael Price
Directed by: Steven Dean Moore

"The Fool Monty" is the sixth episode of season 22 of The Simpsons and the four-hundred and seventieth episode overall. It originally aired on November 21, 2010. The episode was written by Michael Price and directed by Steven Dean Moore.


"After learning that he is suffering from multiple illnesses and has only a few weeks to live, Mr. Burns becomes distraught by the town's less-than-sensitive reaction to his announcement. Following an unexpected turn of events, Bart finds a weak, vulnerable and amnesiac Mr. Burns in the woods and secretly takes him into the Simpsons' home. But when Homer and Marge learn about their new house guest, they decide it's payback time, and Lisa, determined to stand up for Mr. Burns, learns that old habits die hard."


The big TV companies make a plan to make a new disease, named House Cat Flu, that will force people to be scared and watch TV for updates on the crisis. After Homer threatens to burn everything the cat has touched, Marge tells him that there is a vaccination to the flu and they travel to the hospital.

As the townspeople wait in a long line to receive the vaccine, which is being rationed to one child per family, Mr. Burns drives directly to the front of the line instead of waiting for the others to finish getting their vaccine and demands 37 doses: one for himself, one for Smithers and 35 for his dogs, even though they are immune to the disease, (as they would see him take it and also want some). This draws glares from the townspeople, followed by open hatred when Burns drives over some boxes containing the town's entire vaccine supply, wasting the vaccine by spilling it onto the street.

After Mr. Burns' doctor gives him the vaccine, he tells him that Burns is dying and that he only has 5 or 6 weeks to live. Mr. Burns tries to take his own life by jumping off a cliff but bounces off things, including an airplane. He then lands on the ground in a forest. In the morning, Bart is walking around poking things with his "poop stick". He pokes Mr. Burns and he wakes up again, with no memory at all. Bart takes him home after he almost gets his tongue pulled out by a bird.

Bart tries to hide Mr. Burns in his room before he runs away from his bath into the living room. The Simpsons then take him to the rest of the town where they decide to take turns with Mr. Burns and get revenge on him. They make a rota for who gets Burns and when. After a while of arguing over whose turn it is to get Burns, he is returned to Homer for his turn. However, Homer is getting bored of Burns and lets Lisa take him. Lisa takes him to his Mansion where he sees a picture of himself on a throne of skulls and remembers everything.

Meanwhile, Smithers has gotten a new job working for Vice President Dick Cheney. He is told to do things such as pull the wings off bees. Smithers obviously doesn't like his new job and boss as much as Mr. Burns.

Burns later comes and picks Smithers up and takes him back with him. The two then fly a helicopter above Springfield and reveal to the townspeople that he plans to drop a dome on Springfield in revenge for the things the townspeople did to him. Unfortunately, the townspeople reveal that it has already been done before. Lou also states that they could always just dig out of it, although that never occurred to anyone before. He then realizes that he had survived for longer than six weeks. Marge thinks it is because he has helped people and been kind. However, after giving Ralph candy, he starts to die again. He then realizes that it was the spite building up in him that kept him alive. Burns decides to leave, and finds Nelson in the helicopter, who forces Burns to pose as his father for the school play, otherwise he will crash the helicopter. Burns goes to the play and seems to enjoy it.


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