Shelbyville kids hijack Springfield's sacred lemon tree after being pelted with lemons, and Bart leads a guerrilla war against them (I say a war, but it's nowhere near violent.) They find out that the tree is in "the impenetrable fortress of suburbia"- a car impound lot, owned by the leader's (Shelby's) dad. Homer and the parents of the kids find them and team up with them to get the tree back. But how are they gonna get it from a car impound lot? Written by
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The establishments in Shelbyville "mirror" those of Springfield. Speed-E-Mart spoofs the Kwik-E-Mart, and has an Asian-looking Apu-type character. Joe's is a parody of Moes, and features a Moe look-alike with a different hairstyle. Shelbyville Elementary School is identical to Sprinfield Elementary, and features a groundskeeper who is a female version of Willie. See more
Flanders' RV has the entry door on the driver's side (left) when they enter it the first time and when they leave after being towed to the impound lot, all other shots and scenes show the door on the passenger side (right) or no door on the driver's side. See more
Pardon me, neighbourinos. Some of our boys are lost in your town. You wouldn't have happenned to see them, by any chance?
Sounds like Springfield's got a discipline problem.
Maybe that's why we beat them at football nearly half the time.
References Moby Dick
What a Wonderful World
Written by Bob Thiele
and George David Weiss
Performed by Hank Azaria See more