Burns Baby Burns

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Template:Infobox The Simpsons season eight "Burns, Baby Burns" is an episode from the eighth season of The Simpsons. It is the first Simpsons episode ever written by Ian Maxtone-Graham, and introduces the fictional character Larry Burns, voiced by Rodney Dangerfield.

Episode details

Production Number: 4F05
Original Air Date:November 17, 1996
Writer: Ian Maxtone-Graham
Director: Jim Reardon
Couch Gag: Balloons representing the family burst
Guest Voice: Rodney Dangerfield (Larry Burns)


Template:Spoiler Larry Burns is the illegitimate son of Mr. Burns and Lily Bancroft, daughter of a Yale classmate. Lily's family forced her to give up Larry to an orphanage, and according to Burns, her family "bundled her up to a convent in the South Seas." Regardless of the resources his father provides, Larry proves to be unsuccessful, albeit good natured.

During Larry's appearance on the show, he pretended to be kidnapped by Homer Simpson in order to catch the attention of his father.

There is a reference to the movie Caddyshack at the very end of the episode. Larry Burns (played by Rodney Dangerfield) all of a sudden yells "Let's Party!" and Journey's "Anyway You Want It" starts playing, a reference to Rodney Dangerfield's character Al Cervick in Caddyshack.


  • Burns: How were his test scores?
    Admissions Officer: Let's just say this: he spelled "Yale" with a "6".
  • Larry: "I don't get no regard. No regard at all! No esteem either!"