Video for interpersonal comm: Changing face

Simpsons: Season 7, episode 17

This episode features a couple of great scenes that show changing face. Mr. Smithers takes a vacation, leaving Homer to tend to Mr. Burns’ needs.

Under the pressure of Burns’ unreasonable demands (including a very funny scene shown in picture), Homer snaps and punches Burns. But rather than be angry, Mr. Burns undergoes a dramatic change and becomes self-reliant.

Several short scenes can be edited together to show this change in just a few minutes of class time. It would be a great lead-off to a discussion about changing face.

Photo courtesy Simpsons Wiki. Find an episode description here.

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