After playing hooky from school, Bart sneaks in to Mayor Quimby's nephew Freddy's birthday party and witnesses a confrontation between Freddy and a waiter, Freddy is accused of beating the waiter but Bart knows what really happened, should he keep quiet or tell the truth and risk getting Cort playing hooky? Written by
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Bart fantasizes about riding on a raft with Huckleberry Finn. This is no accident, as the plot borrows heavily from Tom Sawyer. The night after he skips school, Tom and Huck sneak into a graveyard and witness a murder. The town accuses the drunk Muff Potter, but Tom is racked with guilt, knowing it was actually Injun Joe. Similarly, Bart skips school and witnesses the waiter's injury, later feeling guilty for not coming forward when Freddie Quimby is wrongfully accused. See more
Justice is not a frivolous thing, Simpson. It has little, if anything, to do with a disobedient whale. Now let's vote.