Marge teaches Bart at home after Skinner expels him. Lisa is horrified to find that it is Whacking Day,when Springfield citizens beat snakes to death so,helped by Barry White,she and Bart rescue the snakes by directing them to the Simpsons' house. Bart discovers that the real origin of Whacking Day was to beat up Irishman,a fact which impresses Skinner who lets him back in the school. Written by
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Did You Know?
The scene depicting Richard Nixon whacking a man named "Hiss" is a reference to Alger Hiss, an American government official charged with being a Soviet spy in the late 1940s. See more
Reverend Lovejoy doesn't have to fake a verse from the Bible that is anti-snake. Genesis 3:15 has God putting enmity between man and snakes in punishment for the Serpent deceiving Eve in the Garden of Eden. See more
Whacking Day is a sham. It was originally conceived in 1922 as an excuse to beat up on the Irish.
'Tis true. I took many a lump, but 'twas all in good fun.
by John Barry
and Don Black
Vocal Performance by Gene Merlino See more