Episode - 4F05\\
First Aired - 11/17/1996

Mr. Burns is reunited with his illegitimate, boorish, middle-aged son who looks like and is voiced by [[Creator/RodneyDangerfield Rodney "I Don't Get No Respect" Dangerfield]].
* AbandonedWarehouse[=/=]NeverRecycleABuilding: Homer and Larry tried to hide inside one, only to learn [[SubvertedTrope it was no longer abandoned]].
-->'''Homer''': "D'OH! Stupid economic recovery!"
* ActorAllusion: In one scene, Larry says "I don't get no regard, no regard at all!", a play on Rodney Dangerfield's CatchPhrase "I don't get no respect at all!"
** There are also numerous references to Dangerfield's film ''{{Caddyshack}}'', including the scene where Larry attends a cocktail party with Mr. Burns as well as the ending party, which is set to Music/{{Journey}}'s "Any Way You Want It."
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking / CallBack: When the family first pick up a hitchhiking Larry, he shows them a picture of Mr. Burns asking if they know who he is, garnering the following replies:
-->'''Larry''': Hey, I'm looking for this guy. ''[Shows an old picture of Burns]'' Anyone know who he is?
-->'''Bart''': Yeah, sure, we know him. That's Mr. Burns.
-->'''Lisa''': [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E20TwoDozenAndOneGreyhounds He tried to kill our puppies]].
-->'''Marge''': [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E7MargeGetsAJob He sexually harassed me]].
-->'''Abe''': [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E21LadyBouviersLover He stole my fiancee]].
-->'''Homer''': He made fun of my weight.
-->'''Larry''': Okay, so there's been a little friction. Know his address?
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Downplayed. While Burns does forgive Larry for the hoax, and is happy to know he has a son, he doesn't want anything to do with Larry afterward.
* BaitAndSwitch: Marge and the kids are watching the live police stand-off on TV. At one point, Homer bursts out of the theater and the cops shoot him until he falls to the ground. Marge and the kids scream, and Kent Brockman says, "A bloody end for Homer Simpson...... is just one of several possible outcomes according to our computer simulation. Now, here's how it would look if the police killed him with a barrage of baseballs!"
* BerserkButton: As Mr. Burns puts it, no-one steals from him, even if they steal something he doesn't care about. It's the principle of the thing.
* DancePartyEnding: After Larry makes up with his father, he shouts "Let's party!" and a large dance party spontaneously breaks out on the street. Lampshaded by Homer:
-->'''Lisa''': Who's playing that music?
-->'''Marge''': And where's all that liquor coming from?
-->'''Homer''': It's a party, Marge. [[RuleOfCool It doesn't have to make sense]].
* FakedKidnapping: Homer's plan to reunite Larry and Burns.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Burns wanted to punish Larry for faking his abduction, he told Smithers to take off his (Burns') belt. Smithers was happy to comply.
* {{Irony}}: A rather sad example. In one part, Larry asks aloud "[[NaiveNewcomer What do folks in this town have against my dad?]] [[WideEyedIdealist He's a pussycat.]]" As the next scene shows, that pussycat still has claws.
* ItIsPronouncedTropay: Marge mispronounces quite a few words in the first act: "Foliage" (said as "foilage"), "nuclear" (said as "nucular"), "escape" (said as "ecscape") and "library" (said as "liberry"). Lisa is quite annoyed.
* LampshadeHanging: When Chief Wiggum tries to track Homer's phone number, he gets three numbers in before deciding it's fake. Homer is using a 555-number, like any other fictional character.
* NoodleIncident: During the day Homer met Larry, Bart broke his arm, Lisa found a diamond, and Maggie won a cute baby contest. None of this is expanded upon.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: During a boring lecture from Ned about cider, Homer's brain decides to leave. Seconds later, Homer collapses in a heap.
* SomethingWeForgot: At the very end of the episode Larry remembers he has a wife and kids, and that the last time he saw them he said he was going out for coffee, a week ago.
* WellDoneSonGuy
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Larry asks a train's brakeman where the train is going, and is told Springfield. When he asks where Springfield is, the man's response is muted by the train horn going off.
* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: Marge tells Homer to take Larry back to Mister Burns, [[WhatAnIdiot in broad daylight with cops everywhere]]. Homer points this out, to no avail, and they're quickly spotted and have to flee. Kent Brockman chimes in with his opinion.
-->'''Kent:''' Appearing in broad daylight and with cops everywhere, ladies and gentlemen there is only one word for this: stupidity.
-->'''Marge:''' ''(murmurs)''
* XCalledTheyWantTheirYBack: When Larry makes fun of Marge's hair, Lisa adds "Buckingham Palace called, they want their hat back."