Yeah, the theme for the last two seasons seems to be "FUCK REALISM!" despite that the show has dipped into the "robots go on a rampage" plot several times. Hell, Fox aired the episode with the robot seals going on a rampage tonight, too! And voiced by Bret Spiner!
Mr. Burns puts Homer's brain inside a robot (oops, wrong episode) replaces everyone at the plant except Homer with a robot, only for the robots to rise up against their human masters just as Professor Frink warned (that was a different episode as well, wasn't it?) the robots to rise up against their human masters (guess it wasn't that different)
ETA: Really liked that couch gag: The Simpsons through the years. Stampy! "Michael Jackson!" Spider-Pig!
"I told them to make these tracks D'oh-proof!" I liked seeing Homer's sober weekend, and how everything Homer ate at the brunch place had alcohol in it.
Lenny licking that toad should not have been as funny as it was, but it was.
"More hi-tech than kangaroos?" Good to see that Burns & Smithers try robots again. (the first attempt ended very, very badly in Last Exit to Springfield about 20 years ago. That whole moment took about 4 seconds, btw) Of course, they still went on a rampage thanks to Homer wanting friends. And, you know, giving them all lobotomies because they wouldn't let him drink. Full circle!
Homer using their guiding line to draw a baseball diamond for the robots, but they still couldn't play was pretty clever. Doesn't really explain how they were able to leave it to save Homer all those times, but their prime directive must override that.
And speaking of Last Exit to Springfield, we saw Burns' Solarium again! But this raises a plothole...how did everyone know that Burns and Homer were in danger?!
Those plot holes aside, I really liked this one!
Edited by InvaderNorbert, Mar 18, 2012 @ 7:30 PM.