"You Only Move Twice" is the second episode of the eighth season of The
Simpsons, an American animated sitcom. Directed by Mike B. Anderson and
written by John Swartzwelder based on a story idea by Greg Daniels, it
first aired on the Fox network on November 3, 1996. In the episode, the
family moves to a new town, Cypress Creek, and Homer's friendly new boss
turns out to be a supervillain. Bart, Lisa, and Marge each have
secondary storylines. The episode title is a reference to the James Bond
film You Only Live Twice, and many elements of the episode parody the
Bond films, with a character modeled after Bond making a brief
appearance. Albert Brooks (pictured), in his fourth appearance on The
Simpsons, guest stars as the voice of Homer's new boss. The episode was
very well received by critics. IGN named "You Only Move Twice" the best
episode of the eighth season and Albert Brooks as one of the best guest
stars in the history of the show.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Second Boer War: In the Battle of Magersfontein, Boers defeated
British forces trying to relieve the Siege of Kimberley.
Irish War of Independence: Following an Irish Republican Army
ambush of a British Auxiliary patrol in Cork, British forces burned and
looted numerous buildings in the city (aftermath pictured).
With the pilot believed to have been suffering from spatial
disorientation, Thai Airways Flight 261 crashed in a rice paddy on its
landing attempt at Surat Thani airport, resulting in 101 deaths.
The first action in the Mexican Drug War began as President
Felipe Calderón ordered Mexican soldiers and Federal Police units into
the state of Michoacán.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
for the taking:
Available; able to be taken without difficulty.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
When we are at the summit of a vain ambition, we are also at the
depth of real misery. We are placed where time cannot improve, but must
impair us; where chance and change cannot befriend, but may betray us;
in short, by attaining all we wish, and gaining all we want, we have
only reached a pinnacle, where we have nothing to hope, but every thing
--Charles Caleb Colton