|Inanimate Carbon Rod|
|Name||Inanimate Carbon Rod|
|Used by||Mr. Burns|
The Inanimate Carbon Rod is a featured in the Simpsons episode Deep Space Homer where it is given the "worker of the week" award instead of Homer Simpson because of its supposed "long, overlooked, tireless efforts". Later in the same episode it saves Homer's life by wedging a space shuttle's door shut upon re-entry from Homer's trip to space. Despite it being Homer's idea to seal the door with the Rod Homer is ignored and the Rod is again praised.
The Rod is seen in the level Meltdown at Sector 7-G as the target of Lord Business' invasion of Springfield. Upon arriving in Springfield Lord Business attacks the Springfield Power Plant in an attempt to retrieve the Rod from Homer. Lord Business captures Homer but is confronted by Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle who fight him. During this fight one of Lord Business' Micro Managers managed to obtain the Rod from Homer but it flies of into a turbine and is launched towards Gandalf who hits it with his staff right towards Lord Business who escapes immediately with it.
- It also appears in most of the opening sequences of The Simpsons.