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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After the centerpiece she made for Thanksgiving dinner is ruined by Bart, Lisa writes a poem beginning, "I saw the best meals of my generation destroyed..." This is a reference to the poem 'Howl' by Allen Ginsberg
, which begins, "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked..." See more
Just after Homer says grace, Marge gets up to talk to the children. She walks towards the head of the table but passes in front of Homer to leave the room. The next shot shows he has his chair pushed in, meaning Marge would have had to have walked through the table. See more
[picks up Maggie as he watches a Thanksgiving football game
See those blue and silver guys, Maggie? They're the Dallas Cowboys. They're Daddy's favorite team, and he wants them to lose by at least three points.
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