The Simpsons

Season 6 Episode 25

Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 21, 1995 on FOX

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  • Mr. Burns gets what's coming to him.

    This episode is the best season 6 has to offer. It piles on the jokes and the tension as the citizens of Springfield hate Mr. Burns more and more. Some of the best jokes include Homer going in a rage because Mr. Burns can't remember his name and Principal Skinner approving to spend the budget on a bunch of pointless things. At the end, the tension builds as the day grows dark and there is an unusual amount of silence, then the old man gets shot. Everyone is a suspect in this crime, but we won't know the culprit until season 7. This episode will survive the ravages of time, no matter how many seasons there are. It will always be known as the high point in the series.