S2, E7: “Bart Vs. Thanksgiving”

“Hello, Operator! Give me the number for 911!” – Homer.


Written by: George Meyer.

It goes to the comedic genius of The Simpsons that they could get away with deeply cynical social & political satire as well as straightforward heartwarming tales.

This falls into the later camp of course, as Bart accidentally destroys Lisa’s elaborate Thanksgiving centerpiece and then runs away from home instead of apologizing to Lisa.

So Bart – accompanied by Santa’s Little Helper – wanders around Springfield, gets chased by Burns’ hounds and eventually ends up at a homeless shelter, where he realizes how good he actually has it and eventually apologizes to Lisa.

Which is fine, but of course I prefer the cynical social satire every time.

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