Mr. Burns decides to build a basketball stadium over a bee sanctuary — one that Lisa wants to preserve now that honeybees are becoming extinct.
* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: Mr. Burns waged Smithers on the bet where he got the basketball team.
* AlliterativeName: Aaron Ableman
* FateWorseThanDeath: Burns would rather be killed than sent to Millionaire's camp.
** To ''Film/TheGodfather'' at the end, when Burns pleas with Mark Cuban to vouch for him after revealing he's a ''millionaire'' rather then a billionare. Cuban tells him he can't do it.
** Also, to ''WesternhAnimation/WallE'' when Homer imagines a world without honey.
* SpecialEditionTitle: As they couldn't make a ChristmasEpisode this season, the staff made due by making the opening Christmas related.