After he stole the oil underneath Springfield Elementary and blocked out the sun, the people of Springfield become fed up with Mr. Burns. The wily old miser has taken to carrying around a gun with him. The other town residents also have guns and, one fateful night, Marge finds Mr. Burns shot. Who did it? Homer? Grandpa? Barney? Moe? Maggie? Smithers? Dr. Hibbert? Bumblebee Man? Written by
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Mr. Burns collapses on a sundial pointing his arms at S and W - which to his eyes look like M and S - identifying the initials of the shooter. This resulted in several characters having their names permanently expanded solely for the sake of red herrings: Seymour Skinner's name was revealed as M. Seymour Skinner - this is written on a diploma behind his head in one scene - while Moe the Bartender became Moe Szyslak, and Sideshow Mel's real name was revealed as Melvin van Horn, presumably to eliminate him, though it could still have been interpreted as not MS, but SM, Sideshow Mel. See more
The Burns Slant Drilling Corporation sign changes every time the building is shown. See more