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Waylon Smithers, Sr. was Waylon Smithers, Jr.'s father and was Charles Montgomery Burns's assistant at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. He died of radiation poisoning due to sacrificing his life to save Springfield and especially his son. After his death his corpse was disposed of by being placed down a drainage pipe because Mr. Burns said that cover-ups were all the rage back then.

Smithers's corpse is discovered by a young Homer while swimming in the watering hole, which traumatized him for life. Many years later, Homer remembered this incident. This caused him to scream for several days. After investigating it with his family, he discovers the skeleton which Bart shows the skull to Mr. Burns. Burns relates the story of his heroic death as he died stopping the reactor core from having a melt down for the first time.

Smithers finally finds out the truth as Burns shows the film to The Simpsons. Burns had previously told Smithers that his father had been killed by Amazon women (which is implied to have QUITE an effect on Smithers's lifestyle). Afterwards, Homer takes the skull and places it in his memory box. It is unkown why Smithers Sr is alive in the episode "To Cur, with Love", as his son is 49 and Homer is 38 so Smithers Jr would be 11 but his dad died when Smithers was a baby.

Waylon Smithers Sr. and Homer

His dead body in The Blunder Years

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