The year is 2081, and everyone is equal so if there are people with more abilities than others, they get a handicap. Sitting here is Hazel & George Bergeron whose son is currently in prison.
On their television are ballerinas dancing, one ballerina has her face covered with a mask because she is shockingly beautiful.
There is a national news report that states Harrison Bergeron has escaped from prison and he is extremely dangerous.
Suddenly, Harrison appears on the stage with the dancers and tells everyone they must get rid of their "handicaps" and he is their emperor. He then asks one of the ballerinas to be his empress and remove her handicaps.
After removing her handicaps, he has the musicians play so he can dance with her. They danced beautifully and were having a great time, until the Handicapper General came in and shoots both the ballerina and Harrison.
Both George and Hazel watch it happen, and Hazel begins to cry. But once the program ends, both she and George do not remember what happened.