The Burns and the Bees
Episode 8 of 22 within Season Twenty. Item 478 of 657 overall.
Production number KABF21.
Stephanie Gillis - Writer
Mark Kirkland - Director
4 votes

During the annual billionaires' retreat, Mr. Burns wins the Boston Celtics in a casual game of poker. While hosting the season opener in Springfield, Mr. Burns witnesses the antics of Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban. Fascinated with his behavior, Mr. Burns decides to emulate Cuban's over-the-top crowd pleasing stunts in order to win over the hearts of Springfield's basketball fans.

In the midst of his failing endeavor, Mr. Burns decides that the best way to win over the fans is to build a brand new, state-of-the-art sports arena. Unfortunately, the last remaining bee colony in Springfield is located on the proposed stadium site, and Lisa is single-handedly spearheading a movement to protect them. As Lisa fights for a safe haven for the bees, Homer attempts to help the quickly diminishing bee population by mating the Springfield bees with Africanized bees, creating a buzzworthy fiasco.

original airdate--December 7,2008                     rating--6.19 million

music--Simpsons Main Title Theme by Danny Elfman

  1. "Quidditch" by The Billionaires 
  2. "Hip Hop Hooray" by Naughty by Nature
  3. "Sea of Love" by The Honeydrippers 
  4. "Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin

Chalkboard Gag--Jesus isn't mad his birthdays on Christmas.

Couch Gag--The simpsons sit down on the couch, only to reveal they are in a christmas ornament

Goof-- When the bees fly to Mr. Burns' stadium, they are shown as seeing the stadium with 11 eyes. Bees only have 5 eyes.

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