When a pigeon flies through the Simpsons' home and suffers a broken wing, Bart makes it his duty to care for the bird - whom he names Ray - and nurse it back to health. When Ray is ready to fly, Homer decides to enter him in a bird race when Danica Patrick appears to him in a dream. Things don't go according to plan, however, when Santa's Little Helper swallows Ray. Worried that Bart needs some help getting over the loss, Marge and Homer take him to a therapy session with Dr. Thurston, who advises that the only cure for Bart's blues is to give away the family dog. But when the Simpsons visit the pup's new home, a shock causes them to rethink their decision Written by
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Me, the patriarch of a pigeon-racing dynasty.
[Thought bubble shows Homer with trophy; Danica Patrick appears
Danica Patrick in my thoughts?
That's right, Homer. I'm contractually obligated by my sponsors to appear in random fan's fantasies. Better not tell Marge about it.
You brickyard bimbo!
[They fight; the thought bubble fades
I ended that a little too soon.
[Thought bubble reappears with Danica and Marge beating up Homer
What they don't suspect is that I'm into this.
References Bye Bye Birdie
The Sleeping Beauty, Ballet Suite, Op. 66a (Valse)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky See more