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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Mr. Burns's argument that the fish is a product of natural selection is validated by himself spitting the fish out. Tasty fish are more likely to be eaten by predators than bitter tasting fish. However by claiming during the campaign that the three-eyed fish would have "a taste that can't be beat" he caused his political downfall. See more
Take me home, Smithers. We'll destroy something tasteful.
Referenced in Futurama: Space Pilot 3000
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
Music by Jay Gorney
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Harry Shearer See more