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- This article is about the character. For the guest star, see Dick Clark.
Dick Clark is an American radio and television personality.
He was celebrating his New Year's Rockin' Eve in Springfield instead of Times Square. Homer, the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant's Y2K compliance officer, confidently declares that he fixed every computer at the power plant. Unfortunately, Homer didn't fix his own computer, which creates the computer virus that spreads rapidly to other systems all over the world. As Dick Clark's New Year's ball drops and hits "1998", the computer display reads "1900". Within minutes, Dick melts to death (he is shown to be a robot).