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Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish

Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish

Rating: 3.3 (214 votes)


While fishing near the power plant, Bart catches a three-eyed fish. A reporter is nearby and takes the story to the papers. Mr. Burns is blamed for the mutation, and is told to bring the plant up to scratch or have it shut down. Homer tells Burns that if he were governor he could change the laws and keep the power plant open. So Mr. Burns runs for governor, with a team of spin doctors and publicists trying to improve his image. They tell him that he is losing touch with the common man, so he goes for dinner with the Simpsons. However, Marge (who does not like Burns running for governor) cooks the three-eyed fish for dinner for Burns. He takes one bite and spits it out. His campaign is ruined.

Memorable quotes

Reporter: What's your name, son?
Bart: I'm Bart Simpson. Who the hell are you?
Reporter: I'm Dave Shutton. I'm an investigative reporter who's on the road a lot and, uh, I must say that in my day, we didn't talk that way to our elders.
Bart: Well, this is my day, and we do, sir.

Homer: If I was governor, I'd sure find better things to do with my time.
Marge: Like what?
Homer: Like getting Washington's Birthday and Lincoln's Birthday back as separate paid holidays. President's Day? What a rip-off! I bust my butt day in and day out--
Marge: You're late for work, Homer.
Homer: So? Someone'll punch in for me.

Inspector: Gum used to seal crack in cooling tower.
Mr. Burns: Oh, I'm as shocked as you are.
Inspector: Plutonium rod used as paperweight.
Mr. Burns: Now that shouldn't be. (Inspector sees a pipe leaking green goo) Yeah, well, that's always been like that.

Inspector: Burns, if I didn't know better, I'd think you were trying to bribe me.
Mr. Burns: Is there some confusion about this? Take it! Take it!

Mr. Burns: Oh, get off your soap box, Simpson, do you realize how much t costs to run for office? more than any honest man could afford.
Homer: I bet you could afford it, though. (nervously) Don't get me wrong, I mean you're an honest man, I just mean that you could afford to run for governor if you felt like it. Of course I'm just rambling cause... because you keep staring at me like that, but, but it's true!

Barney: An election!? That's one of those deals where they close the bars, isn't it?

Marge: I wonder if he's going to say anything about that horrible fish.
Homer: Oh, Marge. What's the big deal? I bet before the papers blew this all out of proportion you didn't even know how many eyes a fish had.

Advisor: Congratulations, Mr. Burns, the latest polls show you are up six points.
Mr. Burns: Ah, giving me a total of?
Advisor: Six. But we're on our way.

Homer: Kids, pleases leave the room. I don't want you to see this.
Bart: Uh-oh. (The kids leave)
Homer: Please please please please please please please please please please please please...

Bart: Dear God, we paid for all this stuff ourselves, so thanks for nothing.


  • Bart pastes the newspaper cutting into a scrapbook along side another one reading ''Vandal Decapitates Town Statue'' (referring to 7G07 The Telltale Head).
  • The motto of the state that Springfield is in is ''Not Just Another State.'' Also note that the actual state is not mentioned.
  • Homer arrived at work at 3.00pm.
  • A glowing green rat scurries across the floor of the plant.


  • Mary Bailey is the name of a character in It's A Wonderful Life.
  • The scene of Burns riding a tank parodies Michael Dukakis' 1988 presidential campaign.