Homer withdraws his life savings from his bank account and invests it in 500 shares of Animotion, Inc. His hope is that he'll get rich when the share price skyrockets. The stock makes steady gains but then plummets, and Homer is upset.
Mr. Dawes Senior and his directors try to convince the children to deposit their tuppence in the bank when Michael says he would like to use it to feed the birds. This musical number explains banking concepts such as interest and depicts the tactics of banks.
While walking through his cornfield one evening, Ray hears a voice whispering, "If you build it, he will come." Ray continues hearing the voice before finally seeing a vision of a baseball diamond in his field. However, his brother-in-law, Mark, cannot see the baseball players and warns Ray that he will go bankrupt unless he replants his crops. While in the field, Ray hears the voice again and is torn on what to do. Ray is the ego, the voice is the superego, and Mark is the id.
Fry experiences the effects of compound interest on his savings. He started with 93 cents in his bank account 1,000 years ago, and it has had an average 2.25% interest rate over the 1,000 years. Fry learns that he is now a billionaire.