Marge's relationship with Bart is strained when he is caught shoplifting before Christmas.

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Krusty the Clown / Santa in Commercial / Homer Simpson / Lee Carvallo / Sonic the Hedgehog / Guard in Bart's Fantasy / Photographer (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Gavin / Nelson Muntz (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Comic Book Guy / Mario / Donkey Kong / Store Santa (voice)
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Krusty Christmas Special Announcer (voice)
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Troy McClure (voice)
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Don Brodka (voice)
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Boy in Commercial / Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones (voice)
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Girl in Commercial (voice)
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Luann Van Houten / Gavin's Mom (voice)
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Bart is caught shop-lifting a video game from a store. He is barred from the store, but when Marge visits it with Bart in tow, the gung-ho store detective tells her of her son's misdemeanor and they grow apart. Eventually, Bart gives her a Christmas present, which she fears he has stolen, but when she discovers it is a framed picture of himself paid for in full, she is overjoyed, and gives him a video game, though sadly it is a golf instruction video, and not the game he desperately wanted. Written by don @ minifie-1

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It is never revealed which console Bonestorm is on. However, the controller Milhouse use resembles the 6 button Genesis Controller and the game cartridge looks alike the Genesis game cartridges so it can be true that the game is released on Sega Genesis. Also the game "Bonestorm" resembles "Mortal Kombat" in its blood and violence. See more »

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Don Brodka: [Jabbing his finger in Bart's chest] I thought I told you, don't return for busted merchandise.
Homer Simpson: What are you doing to my son?
Don Brodka: I'm afraid your son broke the 11th Commandment: Thou shalt not steal.
Marge Simpson: That's crazy. Bart's not a shoplifter, he's just a little boy.
Don Brodka: Oh, sure, now he's just a little boy stealing little toys. But someday, he'll be a grown man stealing stadiums and - and quarries.
Marge Simpson: My son may not be perfect, but I know in my heart he's not a shoplifter.
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Spoofs Mortal Kombat (1992) See more »

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Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter From Camp)
Written by Allan Sherman Lou Busch and Amilcare Ponchielli
Performed by Allan Sherman
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It's a Christmas Episode!
2 December 2006 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

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As you know, I'm commenting on only Holiday movies until the end of the year. Yes, I commented on the Wizard of Oz, but I'm back to commenting on Holiday movies. Anyway, this is a very, very touching Simpson Christmas episode. This is the second Christmas episode. It's a great Marge and Bart episode. It's actually one of the few Marge and Bart episodes. It is a fantastic episode and very touching, and it's like that until the very end with the putting video game.

There is a new super cool video game out called Bonestorm and Bart wants it. After some bullies say that shoplifting is cool, Bart shoplifts the game. He is caught by a security guard. He leaves a message on the Simpson phone that says Bart tried to shoplift the video game. He also tells Bart that if he ever comes into his store again he will be arrested. Unluckily for Bart, the family is getting Christmas photos at the store. When he gets his photo taken, he is yanked off by the security guard. Marge doubts that Bart shoplifted, then she is heartbroken when she sees a surveillance tape. She stops trusting Bart and leaving Bart out of activities. Then Bart goes back into the store and gets his photo taken again. He gives it to Marge. She is very happy and she gives Bart a video game. It's a golf game. The episode ends with Bart playing the golf game.

Overall, this is a fantastic touching episode. It is a great and very rare Marge and Bart episode. Although, it starts out as a Bart episode, it quickly turns into a Marge and Bart episode. The only problem I have about this episode is that it's a little cheesy and corny at times. The music in this episode is fantastic and sad. Also, the very end is so very funny. This is a great Christmas episode of the Simpsons.

9/10


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