The Simpsons Forever
The Simpsons Forever
Episode 17 Season 2 7F01 November 1, 1990
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Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish
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  • Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish
  • Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish
  • Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish
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Episode Summary
While fishing near the Springfield Nuclear Reactor, Bart and Lisa land a three-eyed fish. The event makes headlines and a Washington regulatory committee sends a team to investigate nuclear waste coming from the plant. Despite Mr. Burns' attempts at bribery, the team tells him to clean up his plant or they will shut it down.

Homer tells Burns that if he were governor he could pass laws to keep the plant open. Surprised that something Homer said actually made sense, Burns runs for governor. He hires slick spin doctors and publicists to boost his public image. Slowly, he gains on the incumbent, Mary Baily, to whom Marge remains loyal. Questioned by reporters about the three-eyed fish, Burns declares that it is Mother Nature's way of improving her handiwork and that three eyes are better than two.

Burns' public relations people fear he may be losing touch with the common man and arrange a media event: Burns will have dinner with the Simpsons. Homer makes Marge promise she will not say anything to make his boss look bad. With the TV cameras rolling, Marge places the three-eyed fish onto Burns' plate. Promoted by one of his men, Burns takes a bite of the radioactive fish. He spits it out in front of the TV cameras, sinking his campaign.
Chalkboard Gag
Couch Gag
Couch Gag
  • Bart and Lisa fish in The Old Fishing Hole TM
  • Bart says his classic line "I'm Bart Simpson who the hell are you?" for the first time
  • Springfield Shopper newspapers read Mutation Caught at Ol' Fishin' Hole Is Power Plant Responsible? - Boy Was Using Five Pound Test And Ordinary Worms - Sister Was Just There for the Tranquility, Fishin' Hole or Fission Hole? - Burns Denies Responsibility in Fish Flap - Count the Eyes, Mr. Burns!, Governor Calls for Power Plant Investigation, Burns Enters Gubernatorial Race - 3 Eyed Fish in Every Pot?, Burns Skyrockets to Seven Percent in Latest Polls, Burns Bandwagon Rolls On - Latest Poll Puts Him 22 Percent, Burns Nukes Bailey in Latest Poll - Forty-Two Percent and Climbing
  • Bart's scrapbook also contains a news article Vandal Decapitates Town Statue - Who Is El Barto? - Police Puzzled
  • A banner in front of the power plant reads Welcome Government Inspection Team!!
  • Some of the 342 power plant violations include gum used to seal cooling tower, plutonium rod used as paper weight, pipe leaking nuclear waste, nuclear waste flooding in corridor and a monitoring station un-manned (Homer)
  • It will cost 56 million dollars to fix up the power plant
  • Mr. Burns' campaign team contains a campaign leader, speech writer, joke writer, spin doctor, makeup man, personal trainer, muck raker, character assassin, mudslinger and garbologist
  • Marge wears a "I Believe in Bailey" pin, considers herself a "Bailey Booster" and puts "An Independent Voter for Bailey" sign in the front yard
  • Lisa wears a t-shirt which reads I Wish I Were Old Enough to Vote for Bailey
  • Bart wears a t-shirt which reads My Dad Told Me to Vote for Burns
  • Homer puts a I'm a Fool For Burns sign in the front yard and wears a I (heart) Burns pin
Notable Characters in This Episode
Homer Simpson
Marge Simpson
Bart Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Maggie Simpson
Snowball II
Santa's Little Helper
Grampa Simpson
Barney Gumble
Mary Bailey
Moe Szyslak
Mr. Burns
Scott Christian
Waylon Smithers
Burns' Campaign Leader
Charles Darwin (actor)
Chief Inspector
Dave Shutton
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In this Episode
SongOnce I Built a Railroad
MovieMovie for a Dreary Afternoon
InfomercialFriends of Montgomery Burns
SongFriends of Montgomery Burns
Sam Simon
John Swartzwelder
Wes Archer
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening
Sam Simon
Executive Producer(s)
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening created by
Sam Simon
Starring Cast
Dan Castellaneta
Julie Kavner
Nancy Cartwright
Yeardley Smith
Harry Shearer
Hank Azaria
Maggie Roswell
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