[6], In its original broadcast, "Burns, Baby Burns" finished 64th in ratings for the week of November 11–17, 1996, with a Nielsen rating of 7.7, equivalent to approximately 7.5 million viewing households. [6] The episode contains several references to the film Caddyshack in which Dangerfield stars, such as the scene where Larry tries to fit in with Mr. Burns' associates. Hair [6] The character from Yale that Mr. Burns briefly talks to is based on the fictional character Dink Stover from the book Dink Stover at Yale by Owen Johnson. Born in 1939/1940 (in the timeline of his first appearance), Larry grew up in an orphanage before getting a job at a souvenir stand. The episode was directed by Jim Reardon and is the first one written by Ian Maxtone-Graham. Burns admits that Larry was the result of a one-night stand with the daughter of a former flame at a college reunion. Homer gives a heartfelt speech to justify Larry's actions and Burns forgives them for the hoax, but explains he cannot be the family whom Larry needs. When the train makes an unexpected stop, a man named Larry approaches them selling souvenirs. First appearance At first they get along well, but Mr. Burns soon realizes that his son is an oaf. While he never actually knew his biological parents, Larry did have a locket containing a photo of his father, Charles Montgomery Burns. He eventually forgives him, but Mr. Burns disowned him for the second time while stating that while he can't change the fact that they share the same DNA, he could never be the father that his son needs. They take him to Burns' mansion, where Larry reveals that he is the old man's son. "Burns, Baby Burns" is the fourth episode of The Simpsons' eighth season. [6] Many of the jokes in the episode were specifically written to be "Dangerfield jokes", which were much tougher to write than the staff had originally thought. After attending the annual Harvard–Yale football game, Mr. Burns and Smithers take a train back to Springfield. The quasi-Dangerfield character is voiced by Hank Azaria. In Bart Gets a "Z", a Rodney Dangerfield-style character appears in a film-within-a-film with a plot similar to Dangerfield's 1986 college-comedy Back to School. Swartzwelder Historic Cider Mill (a reference to fellow writer John Swartzwelder) because the writers had wanted to do something involving autumn and a cider mill seemed like a good setting for that. Springfield Nuclear Power Plant employees, Simpsons World: The Ultimate Episode Guide, Seasons 1-20, C. Montgomery Burns' Handbook of World Domination, Power Plant Employee (Simpson and Delilah), Power Plant Employee (Life on the Fast Lane), Springfield Nuclear Power Plant softball team, https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Larry_Burns?oldid=917912. Sex This page was last edited on 13 November 2020, at 19:09. Larry starts working alongside Homer in Sector 7G at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and they become friends. So, he hitched a ride to Springfield and met up with Mr. Burns at his estate and revealed himself as his son (leaving Mr. Burns shocked at the realization that the affair he had with Lily Bancroft at a Yale reunion resulted in her bearing his child). Although Larry Burns himself does not appear in Kamp Krustier, a child briefly appears in the beginning who has a similar appearance and mannerisms to Larry Burns, saying upon disembarking "About time! Here are all of Smithers' evil deeds in some of the episodes he appeared in. Born in 1939/1940 (in the timeline of his first appearance), Larry grew up in an orphanage before getting a job at a souvenir stand. Homer and Larry are chased into a cinema, where they climb atop the marquee and have a brief standoff with the police. The original nice guy, everybody! The Simpsons are balloons that float to the couch and pop one by one. One fateful day, while working at the souvenir stand, Larry noticed Mr. Burns sitting on a train that had been halted nearby and quickly realized that it was his father. It was a really rough camp!". While he never actually knew his biological parents, Larry did have a locket containing a photo of his father, Charles Montgomery Burns. Larry understands and reveals he has a wife and children back home who are probably worried about him. Larry Burns was voiced by stand-up comedian, the late Rodney Dangerfield and has appeared in two episodes. [6] Designing Larry Burns was a challenge because the director had wanted him to look like Dangerfield but still have Burns' characteristics such as the pointed nose. Status [5] Maxtone-Graham had previously worked with showrunners Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein on a game show and the two had wanted to hire him as a writer on The Simpsons. So, he h… It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 17, 1996. [5][6] Dangerfield made a few key changes to his script during the recording of his part; Weinstein kept the annotated script and pen and considers them among his three most prized The Simpsons possessions. His greed made sure it never happened, and when he flees to Cuba to escape justice, the trillion dollar bill ends up in the hands of Fidel Castro. Marge discovers the plan and convinces Homer and Larry to abandon it, but they are spotted as they leave the house. Homer tells Burns that he can have Larry back if he admits that he loves him. While Larry and Mr. Burns originally try to form a productive relationship, this was proven rather difficult due to the vast differences in their personalities. [6] The episode opens with the family visiting Mt. Occupation "Burns, Baby Burns" The final street party, which features the song "Any Way You Want It" by Journey (also featured in Caddyshack), also parodies the way that several films, including Caddyshack, end. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 17, 1996. Burns can be extremely selfish, but this is a whole other level. Although this character shares some similar characteristics with Larry Burns, the designs for each are clearly different. "Burns, Baby Burns" is the fourth episode of The Simpsons' eighth season. One fateful day, while working at the souvenir stand, Larry noticed Mr. Burns sitting on a train that had been halted nearby and quickly realized that it was his father. In the episode, Mr. Burns reunites with his long lost son named Larry. [1] It guest starred Rodney Dangerfield as Larry Burns.[2]. Voiced by The puzzle is missing several pieces over where Snoopy's nose should be, which was intentionally drawn that way to avoid infringing copyright laws. White After Homer convinces Larry to fake a kidnapping so that Burns will admit that he loves his son, he moves into the Simpsons' basement. [2] In the episode, Mr. Burns reunites with his long-lost son Larry. [6], Rodney Dangerfield guest stars in this episode and was a huge favorite of many of the show's writers. [7], The title of the episode is a reference to a line in the Trammps song "Disco Inferno" ("Burn, baby, burn.") His intense casualness, uncouth manner, lack of intelligence and love of drinking meant that he had many things in common with Homer Simpson, and they became good friends, but this angered Mr. Burns as he is a man of upmost sophistication. Larry Burns Seeing Burns, he compares his face with an old photo and notes the resemblance. The episode was directed by Jim Reardon and is the first one written by Ian Maxtone-Graham. Lawrence "Larry" Montgomery Burns is the son of Charles Montgomery Burns and Lily Bancroft. Keep in mind that since Smithers is more amoral than evil, most of his evil deeds are those he performs alongside Mr. Burns. Relatives It was the fourth-highest-rated show on the Fox network that week, following The X-Files, Melrose Place, and Beverly Hills, 90210. Maxtone-Graham had wanted this episode to be about Burns having a child, which is where it went. Father: Charles Montgomery BurnsMother: Lily Bancroft (deceased)Wife: Unnamed Children: Several unnamedGrandmothers: Daphne Burns (paternal grandmother)Mimsy Bancroft (maternal grandmother) Grandfather: Clifford Burns (paternal grandfather)Fifth cousin: Homer Simpson Larry invites Homer to dinner at the mansion, where Burns — no longer able to contain his displeasure at Larry's boorishness — says he wishes he had no son. Rodney Dangerfield Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. As Burns and Larry say their goodbyes, the people of Springfield party outside the cinema as alcohol is delivered and Journey's Any Way You Want It plays. [9], The authors of the book I Can't Believe It's a Bigger and Better Updated Unofficial Simpsons Guide, Warren Martyn and Adrian Wood, called it "[a] fun episode, with Rodney Dangerfield putting a lot of pathos into Larry – and Homer's impassioned speech atop the cinema at the climax is one of his funniest moments. [2][3][4], Ian Maxtone-Graham wrote the episode and it was his first writing credit for The Simpsons, although he had served as a consultant on the show for several months. The other episode idea became 'Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"', which aired in the previous season. While on their way home from visiting a cider mill, the Simpsons see Larry hitchhiking and give him a ride. As a result, Mr. Burns gives Larry a job at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant in order to keep him out of his hair while he works things out. He takes him to fancy parties and tries to enroll him at Yale, but Larry's oafish behavior embarrasses him. [6] The episode started out as a story about Mr. Burns and Grampa both being stationed in Paris during World War II and falling in love with the same woman, who had a love child. After discovering that Larry Burns is also working in Sector 7G, Homer frantically cleans up and puts away an almost entirely assembled jigsaw puzzle which has an image of Snoopy the dog lying on his doghouse. [6][8] The episode ends at a movie theater, which is a reference to several famous criminals who were involved with theatres, such as John Dillinger, Lee Harvey Oswald, and John Wilkes Booth. At first they get along well, but Mr. Burns soon realizes that his son is an oaf. At first, he is overjoyed to have a son and treats him as his protégé. Suddenly the train pulls away, leaving Larry behind. It guest starred Rodney Dangerfield as Larry Burns. Currently: UnemployedFormerly: Salesman Employee at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant "[1], Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish", The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family, El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer), Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Burns,_Baby_Burns&oldid=988530999, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. In the episode, Mr. Burns reunites with his long-lost son Larry. Larry is not in the least bothered by this and returns home, realizing that he had not told his wife and children where he was for a week.[1].