This article is about the character. For the guest star, see Robert McKee.

Robert McKee is one of the greatest screenwriters of all time. He was one of the educators that Homer Simpson met at Bourbon Verlander's private estate.


After Homer gets much better at teaching as professor in Burns University, Mr. Burns decides to sell him to Bourbon Verlander and let him work for him at his private estate. When Homer arrives, he meets one of the educators that Verlander hired for him, Robert McKee, a screenwriting guru who welcomes him to the act three climax, resolution of story and subplots. Homer also meets Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ken Jennings, and Suze Orman, the other educators that Verlander hired.

When Bourbon expects them wondering why he assembled a team of the world's greatest teachers, McKee explains that there are only six basic plots: Rise-fall, fall-rise, steady fall, steady rise, black cop-white cop, and stop that wedding.

Meanwhile, after Bourbon gives them the greatest challenge to teach a robot with artificial intelligence and everything's going well so far, McKee says that this was a very useful time cut, and they'll find out what's going on, but Homer leaves that to him. Six months later, when the robots are preparing to head to Yale University, Homer asks McKee if he'll see him at the last minute saving the day, but McKee thinks it's too clichéd.

Later, when Suze Orman is teaching Marge financial services, McKee says that the story is over and tells the viewers good night.


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.