Grampa, Mother Bouvier, Patty and Selma join the Simpsons on Thanksgiving Day. Just before the turkey is brought in, Lisa shows off a meticulously crafted cornucopia paying homage to women in history. When Bart brings in the turkey and begins to set it on the table, he complains Lisa's centerpiece is in the way. A fight ensues, and the centerpiece lands in the fireplace, where it quickly burns up. Lisa runs to her room in tears, and Bart is ordered to go to his room and not come out until he apologizes. When Bart continues to refuse to apologize, he decides to run away. Santa's Little Helper joins him (after he is kicked out for trying to get a nibble of Homer's turkey). After a run-in with a pack of killer dogs at Mr. Burns' mansion, Bart donates some plasma for $12. He passes out, and a pair of bums take him to a homeless shelter for Thanksgiving dinner, the topic of Kent Brockman's news report. Brockman interviews Bart, who still refuses to apologize. Eventually, Bart sees that the... Written by
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The staff decided to do a Thanksgiving episode after they found out that an episode would air on Thursday, November 22, 1990, the date of Thanksgiving that year. The series had previously aired at 8:00 p.m. EST on Sunday night but the Fox network switched its timeslot to the same time on Thursdays at the beginning of the second season. See more
In the last scene, the bread on Homer's sandwich flicks to lettuce and back again several times. See more
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