In recent months, The Motley Fool has had an opportunity to talk with an array of business leaders, authors, and economists. We talked with Atlantic Monthly national correspondent James Fallows regarding some misconceptions about China, got his take on Baidu.com (NASDAQ:BIDU), and heard about his behind-the-scenes effort to get rid of Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) "Mr. Clippy."

Before becoming a lightning rod in the health-care debateWhole Foods (NASDAQ:WFMI) CEO John Mackey talked with us about a new way of doing business. Legg Mason Capital Management Chief Investment Strategist Michael Mauboussin talked with us about some common investing mistakes. And best-selling author Michael Lewis shared some lessons from the financial crisis and explained how his next book, The Big Short, will cover some unfinished business from his Liar's Poker days at Salomon Brothers, now part of Citigroup (NYSE:C). 

But one guest has remained elusive ... until now. 

We're talking, of course, about Springfield's own Montgomery Burns, an all-powerful business leader whose tenure rivals that of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. We recently caught up with the iconic Simpsons boss, by way of comedian Harry Shearer, and we asked him about one of the hot-button issues in the financial world, say on pay: