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Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish 

After the power plant experiences bad publicity and is threatened with closure, Mr. Burns decides to run for Governor in order to have power over the law.

Director:

Wesley Archer (as Wes Archer)

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Burns' Campaign Manager / Mudslinger / Grampa Simpson / Barney Gumble / Charles Darwin Actor / Burns Campaign Ad Jingle Singer / Man at Bailey Rally #1 / 'He's blown it for sure!' / Scott Christian (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Dave Shutton / Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Jokewriter / Personal Trainer / Jasper / Man at Bailey Rally #2 / Make-up Artist (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Safety Inspector / Spin Doctor / Character Assassin / Garbologist / TV Announcer / Moe Szyslak / Muckraker (take two) / Reporter (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Gov. Mary Bailey (voice)
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Storyline

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 crouchbk

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is based on the 1928 slogan for Herbert Hoover: "A Chicken in Every Pot. A car in every garage." See more »

Quotes

[Burns is attempting to bribe the nuclear inspectors]
Mr. Burns: Oh, look! Some careless person has left thousands and thousands of dollars just lying here on my coffee table! Ah, Smithers, why don't we leave the room and, hopefully, when we return, the pile money will be gone.
[Burns steps outside for a few moments. When he steps back in, the nuclear inspector hasn't touched the money]
Mr. Burns: [angrily] Look, Smithers, the money and a very stupid man are still here!
Nuclear inspector: Burns, if I didn't know better, I'd think you ...
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Connections

Spoofs Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
(uncredited)
Music by Jay Gorney
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Harry Shearer
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A Simpsons Political Satire!
28 February 2014 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

Now as I have duly pointed out, I am not one for politics. This episode is very political-centered and that's why I didn't like it as much and it's an episode that doesn't stand out much. But that being said, I still liked it and found it rather amusing. It's a decent political satire with the only intention of making fun of politics.

In this episode, "two cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish," Bart catches a three-eyed fish in the river that's being polluted by the nuclear power plant. When Mr. Burns is told about all of this, he runs for mayor thanks to the advice from Homer.

Overall, this is a solid episode that's worth a watch. It has several good jokes but this is not my most favorite episode. I rate this episode 8/10.


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