Burns: Smithers, Why Didn't You Tell Me About This Market Crash!
Burns: Smithers, why didn't you tell me about this market
Smithers: Um, well... sir, it happened twenty five years before I
Burns: Oh, that's your excuse for everything!
-- "The Old Man and the Lisa"
Burns: [looking up from his magazine] Smithers, what's the meaning of this slacking off?
Smithers: Uh, there's a bee in my eye, sir. Bu...
Burns: I see it all, now. You're just a bunch of yes-men.
I was making the wrong moves and you were too gutless to tell me!...
Smithers: Er, um, there's some candy right here, Sir.
[points to a box] Why don't we eat this instead of stealing?...
Smithers: [chuckles] Perfect. When I give the signal, you transfer the call to Mr.
Burns. After she tears into him I'll rush in and save the day....
Smithers: Permission to speak frankly, sir? Bu
Permission granted. Smithers: Well, you are quite wealthy, ....
Lisa knocks] Smithers: [answers] Yes? I -- why, it's Homer Simpson's daughter.
Lisa: I thought you might be able to help me get in touch with the inventor of Malibu Stacy....
Burns: [groaning] Ohh! I need some more ether. I can still feel the movement of the emory board.
Smithers: [checks bottle] We're fresh out, Sir. I'll get some more....
Troy: Ambassador Henry Mwabwetumba of the Ivory Coast writes, "What is the real deal with Mr.
Burns' assistant Smithers? You know what I'm talking about....
Inspector: Mr. Burns, in twenty years, I have never seen such a shoddy, deplorable.
.. Burns: Oh, look! Some ... careless person has left thousands and thousands of dollars just lying here on my ....