Through a series of misunderstandings, Homer is put into a mental hospital and his roommate is a man who talks and sings like Michael Jackson. Everything is cleared up and Homer is released, and he brings "Michael Jackson" home, where nobody believes him. However, in all the confusion, everyone has forgotten about Lisa's birthday--including Bart, who didn't even remember to buy a present.
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Lisa, you like homework. Would you fill out this form for me?
Well, all right - if you listen to the poem I just wrote.
D'oh...! Uh, okay.
"Meditations on Turning Eight," by Lisa Simpson. "I had a cat named Snowball, she died, she died! Mom said she was sleeping, she lied, she lied! Why, oh why is my cat dead? Couldn't that Chrysler hit me instead? I had a hamster named Snuffy, he died!"
[that's all she wrote, literally
When Fox reran this episode on January 30, 1992, it featured a different opening which was produced as a response to then-President George Bush
. Three days prior, President Bush said in a speech that he wanted American families to be "a lot more like The Waltons
and a lot less like The Simpsons." The new opening featured Bart watching Bush's speech and stating "Hey, we're just like the Waltons. We're praying for an end to the Depression, too." This opening can be found on the season four DVD boxset. See more
References The Silence of the Lambs
For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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