Great Job, Internet!: One of The Simpsons’ best episodes predicted the rise of modern supervillains

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In “You Only Move Twice,” the second episode of The Simpsons’ eighth season, Homer quits his job and moves his family to a town called Cypress Creek. He starts working for an exceedingly charming and charismatic man named Hank Scorpio (voiced by Albert Brooks) who is pretty much the perfect boss in every way, and it just so happens that he’s a full-on supervillain. The episode is easily one of the best (if not the best) of the show’s entire run, and that’s almost entirely based on the delightful absurdity of Hank Scorpio. The episode will be 20 years old soon, and in the years since it aired, the rise of real-life tech moguls with their own insane schemes has made the episode seem bizarrely ahead of its time.

Because of this, The Ringer’s Alan Siegel decided to go deep into “You Only Move Twice” and ...