Episode - 7F01\\
First Aired - 11/01/1990

Bart and Lisa's discovery of a three-eyed fish in a river near the nuclear plant prompts Mr. Burns to save his tarnished image by running against Governor Mary Bailey in the upcoming election.
!!!This episode provides examples of:
* ContinuityNod: Bart pastes the picture of him catching Blinky in a scrapbook next to one about how [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E8TheTelltaleHead some vandal took a statue's head.]]
** Blinky first appeared as a throwaway gag in "[[Recap.TheSimpsonsS1E3HomersOdyssey Homer's Odyssey]]".
* MisplacedRetribution: Burns threatens to ruin ''Homer's'' life after Marge destroys his campaign single handedly. Granted as with [[StatusQuoIsGod most obligations he has towards Homer]], it doesn't seem to go anywhere.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The scene where Burns spits out the piece of fish meat is done entirely in slow motion, and the accompanying camera crew follows its every motion while it's in the air.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Homer gave Burns the idea to run for governor. Mostly because Burns was making him nervous by glaring at him for making a comment that he can afford it.
* ShoutOut: Many of the scenes (and parts of the plot) in this episode are taken from ''Film/CitizenKane''.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Marge single-handily torpedos Burns' campaign with one serving.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: The plot centers around a gubernatorial race for a state that is never mentioned. This episode could arguably be the TropeNamer since it's the first one where the lack of a state name is kind of an issue.
** {{Irony}}: Apparently the state motto is "Not just another state."