"Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish" is the fourth episode of The Simpsons' second season. The episode was first broadcast on November 1, 1990. Whilst appearing on Inside the Actor's Studio cast member Harry Shearer said this was his favorite episode. It was also the first episode produced for Season 2 (and was intended to air as the season premiere, but was replaced with Bart Gets an F due to Bart Simpson's popularity in the early 1990s).
Burns's political advisors break the news to Burns that he is greatly despised by many people and force Burns to try being friendly and even smile. Burns also does a TV commercial, discussing Blinky with an actor portraying Charles Darwin, who claims Blinky is an evolutionary step. Combined with a promise to lower taxes and a smear campaign against Mary Bailey, Burns ties Bailey in the polls. On the night before the election, Smithers and his other advisors suggest that Burns have dinner at the home of a middle class family as an opportunity to put Burns "over the top." Burns scans his employees for the most average man he can find, and Homer is chosen.
The impending dinner with Burns divides the Simpson household. Homer supports Burns, while Marge and Lisa oppose him. (It is unknown whether Bart supports or opposes Burns, or if he even cares about the election's outcome, although at one point he is wearing a "Vote for Burns" T-shirt, most likely being forced to do so by Homer.) Before the dinner arrives, Burns's advisors prepare the family for the event, even giving them pre-written questions to ask in lieu of conversation. Lisa becomes disillusioned by it all, but Marge tells her not to worry. To everyone's surprise, Marge serves Blinky, the three-eyed fish that Bart caught, for dinner. Mr. Burns tries to act as if it does not bother him, but is not able to keep from spitting it out. The cameras flash as the bite flies through the air, but the press is gone and his gubernatorial campaign dissolves by the time the chunk hits the floor. Bailey wins the election and the Simpson family got together again. It is unknown whether Burns has paid to bring the plant up to full code, but in the end, he swore that Homer's dreams will go 'unfulfilled'. While Homer is despondent by Burns's threat, Marge cheers Homer up by saying that his dreams to be a husband and father have already been fulfilled, and that his other dreams of desserts and sleeping in late on weekends are unable to taken away by any one man such as Burns.