The next morning,
preparations were underway in the office of Mr. Burns. Homer Simpson,
the safety inspector of the plant and two other ubiquitous employees,
Lenny and Carl, have agreed to come in early for a substantial
compensation. They are busy decorating the office for what appeared
to be a party. Mr. Burns gives instructions:
ityesright there. Excellent! he chortles.
Youre sure he
doesnt suspect anything? Lenny asks.
Oh, no, Im
certain. Ive been extra demanding and abusive all week just to
make sure he wouldnt catch on, Burns replies.
When all the crepe and
streamers are hung, Lenny and Carl unfurl a banner announcing
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR.
SMITHERS. Homer has already been distracted by the catered goodies
lying on a long table for the breakfast buffet.