Mr. Burns goes to jail for harboring stolen art, leaving Smithers in charge of the plant. Meanwhile Bart and Lisa care for some ants.

!!This episode contains examples of (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/TheSimpsonsS21E17AmericanHistoryXCellent here]]):

* BenevolentBoss: After Mr. Burns is sent to prison, Smithers tries to be one but changes his mind after he realizes how the employees take advantage of benevolent bosses.
* ExactEavesdropping: This is how Smithers learns what Homer, Lenny and Carl really think of him.
* HowWeGotHere: The episode starts with Homer, Lenny and Carl disguised as guards getting Mr. Burns out of prison. Burns then starts telling about the events that led to his imprisonment.