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
After Bart attempts to escape by using spray paint cans as rockets, his feet alternate between clean and spray-painted for a few shots. See more
Eat my shorts, Shelbyville!
Eat my shorts!
Yes, eat all of our shirts!
Referenced in The Simpsons: Hit & Run
What a Wonderful World
Written by Bob Thiele
and George David Weiss
Performed by Hank Azaria See more