When Mr. Burns finds out that he's near death's door (despite a previous episode stating that Mr. Burns has every disease known to man kept in perfect balance) and that no one cares if he dies (in fact, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing they're ready to celebrate]]), Burns decides to [[DrivenToSuicide end it all himself]], but botches it and ends up as The Simpsons' latest house guest (even though he was their houseguest before when he went broke and had to live as a blue-collar slob).
!!Tropes featured:
* BaitAndSwitchComment: When Kent is reporting at Burn's funeral.
-->'''Kent Brockman:''' A humanitarian. A philanthropist. A man of peace. These are among the people that have gathered at Springfield cemetery today to spit in Mr Burns' grave.
* CallBack: To [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie the movie]]; Mr. Burns wants to put a dome over the town, only to learn that ItsBeenDone.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: One of the media conspirators found it wrong to falsely announce a new epidemic to scare the masses. [[SubvertedTrope He instead suggested spreading a real disease so the news wouldn't be false]].
* GenreBlind: Everybody in Springfield just assumes Mr. Burns is dead without even seeing his body. It's even worse because [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E22FraudcastNews it's not the first time they make that mistake]].
* IHaveNoSon: Nelson's character in a school play said that.
* ItsBeenDone: Inspired by ''Literature/UnderTheDome'', Burns plans to seal the town under a glass dome. Then Lenny mentions that [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie it had been done already]].
* LastDisrespects: People come at Mr. Burns' funeral just to spit in his grave. So many that the grave has to be drained at one point.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Nobody finds Mr. Burns' "corpse" after his failed suicide attempt but everyone just assumes he's dead.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: When Homer learned Burns survived his failed suicide, he suggested treating Burns the way he "screwed" them. Mayor Quimby later suggested the same thing and the people approved.
* TakeThat: To Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}} (as always).
* WhyDidntIThinkOfThat: Carl comments that even if Burns drop the dome they can dig their way under it, then sarcastically wonders why they didn't bother to do that the first time. (Remember: the Simpsons ''did'' use a tunnel out)