A three-eyed fish is caught in the Springfield River downstream from the nuclear plant, leading to a government safety inspection. When Mr. Burns is told that the plant will be shut down, he gets drunk in his car with Homer. Homer remarks that if Burns were governor, he could make new laws to keep the plant open. Burns seizes on this remark and announces his candidacy. Afraid for his job, Homer pushes his family to campaign for Burns, but Marge is a staunch supporter of the incumbent, Mary Bailey. On the night before the election, Burns dines at the Simpson home as a publicity stunt. Written by
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[Burns is attempting to bribe the nuclear inspectors
Look, Smithers! Some foolish individual has left thousands and thousands of dollars on this table! Let's step outside and, hopefully, when we return, the money will be gone.
[Burns steps outside for a few moments. When he steps back in, the nuclear inspector hasn't touched the money
Look, Smithers, the money and a very stupid man are still here!
Mr. Burns, if I didn't know better, I'd say you were trying to bribe me.
Is there some ...
Spoofs Citizen Kane
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
Music by Jay Gorney
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Harry Shearer See more