In "The Ned Zone," Ned gets the ability to tell people's deaths just by touching someone. In "In the Belly of the Boss," Mr. Burns accidentally swallows Maggie and the Simpsons try to get her out. In "Four Beheadings and a Funeral," Lisa and Bart try to solve the mystery of the mutton-chops murderer.
To gain new tourism dollars after a nationwide "Worst City" news report, Springfield legalizes gay marriage. Homer flips on the issue and sees money can be made marrying gay couples when Reverend Lovejoy refuses to do so. Come to find out, a family member is gay and wants Homer to perform the marriage.
Springfield builds an opera house, but since no-one attends it they convert it into a prison. Old and forgotten laws are used to fill the prison, and therefore Homer goes to jail for kicking a can five times in a row. In jail, Homer becomes a snitch