To impress Marge, Homer becomes the CEO of the nuclear plant by releasing a canary (the real head of the nuclear plant) and demanding that Mr. Burns give him a promotion.

!! Tropes:

* CallBack: As Mr. Burns shows Smithers the plant's hierarchy, Homer is outranked by the inanimate carbon rod from [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E15DeepSpaceHomer "Deep Space Homer."]]
** Also, a crossed photograph of [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E23HomersEnemy Frank Grimes]].
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Mr. Burns had a canary to serve as a fall guy to be arrested for his crimes. He explains to Smithers that tycoons like him have been doing it years--for example, Standard Oil was once owned by a half-eaten breakfast.