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Recap: The Simpsons S 2 E 4 Two Cars In Every Garage And Three Eyes On Every Fish
Episode - 7F01
First Aired - 11/01/1990

Bart and Lisa are fishing one day, and The Boy catches a three-eyed fish. Connections are made between the mutation of the fish and contamination of the water by the power plant, and a government inspection team is sent. By the end of their inspection, it becomes apparent that Homer's lackluster performence is the least of the plant's flaws. Burns is unable (or unwilling) to pay what it would cost to bring the plant up to code, but after talking to Homer, decides to run for governor so he can change the standards himself.

There's still the matter of the fish, and the fact that Burns is hated by all, of course. But that's nothing his campaign team can't handle, and they work to change Burns' image. Burns appears on TV to claim that the three-eyed fish, named Blinky, is an evolutionary breakthrough, not a mutation, and tastier to boot. Burns' campaign seems to work, putting him at dead even with current governor Mary Bailey. To put him over the top, Burns has a televised dinner with a family of "The common man", and the one selected is the Simpsons.

Marge is unhappy with this, and Lisa is especially disturbed after reciting the pre-planned question for Burns. "We've become the tools for evil!" But Marge has a plan. The main course she serves for the dinner is...Blinky! Burns tries to eat the fish, but can't stop himself from spitting it out. By the time the half-chewed chunk hits the floor, he's blown the race.

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