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
Did You Know?
The episode title is a reference to the song, "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?", written by Bob Merrill
in 1952. See more
In the WWII movie trailer, the Stars and Stripes changes from 48 stars (correct) to 50 stars (post 1959 pattern). See more
[chasing Santa's Little Helper around the backyard
Stupid dog! Let go of that delicious bird!
Spoofs The Broadway Melody
Put On a Happy Face
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Performed by Nancy Cartwright
, Pamela Hayden
, and Russi Taylor See more