voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
voiced Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, various
Bart: Dear God, we paid for all this stuff ourselves, so thanks for nothing.
Lisa: Oooh, a political discussion at our table. I feel like a Kennedy!
Dave Shutton: [...] What's your name son?
Bart: I'm Bart Simpson, who the hell are you?
Dave Shutton: (laughts)I'm Dave Shutton. I'm an investigative reporter who's on the road alot, and I must say in my day, we didn't talk that way to our elders.
Bart: Well, this is my day and we do, sir.
Mr. Burns: Why are my teeth showing like that?
Danielson: Because you're smiling.
Mr. Burns: Ah. Excellent. [...]
(A government inspection team arrives and inspects the nuclear power plant.)
Government Inspector: Okay, men. Geiger counters on.
(The inspection team turns on their Geiger counters, and they immediately start buzzing.)
Inspection Team: (In unison) Huh?
Mr. Burns: Ah, I suppose that's normal background radiation, the kind you'd find in any well-maintained nuclear facility or, for that matter, playgrounds and hospitals.
(The Government Inspector makes a checkmark on his clipboard.)
Government Inspector: Sorry.
(Cut to the cooling towers.)
Government Inspector: (Whistles in amazement.) Gum used to seal crack in cooling tower.
Mr. Burns: Do’h. I'm as shocked as you are.
(Cut to an office inside the power plant.)
Government Inspector: Plutonium rod used as paperweight.
Mr. Burns: Doh, now, that shouldn't be.
(Cut to a work area inside the power plant, where a drop of nuclear waste falls from a leaking pipe and eats through an inspector's clipboard.)
Mr. Burns: Yeah, well, that's always been like that.
(After realizing he is going to lose the election, Mr. Burns starts smashing things in the Simpson home)
Mr. Burns: Smithers, tip over this table for me!
Smithers: Yes, sir.
(Smithers grunts as he turns over the table.)
Marge: Homer. Homer. Make them stop.
Homer: (Clears throat) Uh, Mr. Burns. Um, Mr. Burns?
Mr. Burns: Shut up and wreck something!
(Homer picks up a flower vase and drops it.)
Lisa: Mr. Burns, I hardly see what destroying our meager possessions is going to accomplish.
Mr. Burns: She's right. Take me home, Smithers. We'll destroy something tasteful.
The title of this episode is a parody of Herbert Hoover's 1928 Presidential campaign slogan, "A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage." Hoover said this when talking about ending poverty.
It's a Wonderful Life
The governor Mr. Burns runs against in this episode is named Mary Bailey. She has the same name as the character in the 1946 Frank Capra film, It's a Wonderful Life.