During Christmas at the Simpsons, Bart asks for a tattoo. Marge takes them to the mall to buy presents. Bart sees a tattoo parlor and lies about his age to get a "Mother" tattoo. Marge catches Bart while the tattoo parlor is working on it. Marge runs in and drags Bart out. She spends all the Christmas money on removing Bart's tattoo, and Mr. Burns doesn't give out bonuses. Homer then gets a job at the mall as Santa Claus. Bart goes to the mall and pulls off Homer's beard. Homer is then left without a job, and only gets paid $13.00. Will Christmas get any better for the Simpsons? Written by
Twas the Week Before Christmas and Fate Played a Joke. No Tree and No Presents, Homer was Broke!
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DVD commentary revealed that the creators got letters of praise for heightening the awareness of the abandonment of racing dogs even though they didn't know it was a real problem when they created the episode. See more
When Skinner steps up to the podium after the first graders sing, he is not drawn to scale, appearing as tall as the children behind him. See more
Come on, Dad, if TV has taught me anything, it's that miracles always happen to poor kids at Christmas. It happened to Tiny Tim, it happened to Charlie Brown, it happened to the Smurfs, and it's gonna happen to us.
Okay, let's go. Who's Tiny Tim?
Copyright date given as 1990, despite a 1989 air date. See more
References A Charlie Brown Christmas
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Written by Johnny Marks
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