Thanks to Homer's temporary job as a Chinese fortune cookie writer, Mr. Burns falls in love with Gloria (voiced by Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus), a police officer who used to date town criminal, Snake Jailbird.

!! Tropes:

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: And somehow, she chose Snake over Burns.
-->'''Burns:''' I don't get it Simpson I'm a "Bad Boy""\\
'''Homer:''' [[StealthInsult Oh, I know]]\\
'''Burns:''' [[CardCarryingVillain I'm absolutely evil]]\\
'''Bart:''' You're preaching to the choir, man
* ContinuityNod: Mr. Burns' past accomplishments: [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E10Springfield He ran his own casino]], [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E21MontyCantBuyMeLove stole the Loch Ness Monster]], [[Recap/TheSimpsonsWhoShotMrBurns got shot by a baby and blotted out the sun]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: Carl asks Mr. Burns for a raise, and gets fired on the spot.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Snake abandoned a telemarketing scam because he doesn't like bothering people at home.
* LetsSeeYOUDoBetter: Homer is challenged to do so after criticizing the fortunes his family reads at a Chinese restaurant. He succeeds.
* OffModel: Because of his ObviouslyEvil design, the animators had difficulty showing Mr. Burns looking happy, which meant that they had to completely overhaul his design throughout the episode [[ e.g. sometimes showing him without his eyebrows]].
* PistolWhip: Snake threatens to do this to Homer, [[LiteralMinded but Homer assumes that it's eating whipped cream]] [[JugglingLoadedGuns with a pistol]].
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Burns and Snake over Gloria.
* SeinfeldianConversation: [[ActorAllusion Appropriately enough]] the episode ends this way with Mr Burns and the Simpsons discussing what a Devil beard is.
* ShoutOut: [[SpaghettiKiss Mr. Burns and Gloria eat spaghetti like]] Disney/LadyAndTheTramp.