There's a Simpsons episode in which Homer deliberately gains weight so he can work from home. Of course, once his boss is no longer watching him, he slips out and goes to a movie, almost causing a meltdown at the nuclear power plant. As the reactor is about to explode, he crawls across the vent to the switch to shut it down, but the ladder buckles under his weight and he falls, just as the pipe blows up. He lands in the opening, and his enormous gut fills the hole perfectly. Thus, while his large size had prevented him from shutting down the reactor, he still saved the town from nuclear meltdown.
Lisa says, "I think it's ironic that Dad saved the day while a thinner man would have fallen to his death."
Bart says, "I think it's ironic that, for once, Dad's butt prevented the release of toxic gases."
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