Hazel and George are introduced and the author shows how much they are different. George is shown as smart but because of that must have a handicap. Hazel is below average and doesn't remember very much.
The ballerinas are then seen dancing, just average of course, on the TV Hazel and George are watching. The ballerinas have handicaps on too and don't dance very well. The news announcer can't talk well so a ballerina takes over and talks about the prison break of Harrison Burgeron.
Harrison Burgeron appears on the scene and everything goes bad. He claims himself as emperor and starts breaking out of his handicaps causing chaos and people to run in fear.
Harrison Burgeron then proceeds to direct people. He rips the handicaps off of the ballerinas and tells them to dance. Then makes the music better by telling them what to do.
Diana then comes on the scene and insist that Harrison stop or else... So, Harrison doesn't stop, the screen goes black, and all they hear is shots. Hazel knows her son was just killed but when George come back into the room she doesn't remember why she's upset.
There is irony in Harrison Bergeron because the government is trying to make the society equal and make it so no one is different but yet they are ahead of everyone else and have control over everyone.