During Christmas at the Simpsons, Bart asks for a tattoo. Marge takes them to the mall to buy presents. Bart sees a tattoo parlor and lies about his age to get a "Mother" tattoo. Marge catches Bart while the tattoo parlor is working on it. Marge runs in and drags Bart out. She spends all the Christmas money on removing Bart's tattoo, and Mr. Burns doesn't give out bonuses. Homer then gets a job at the mall as Santa Claus. Bart goes to the mall and pulls off Homer's beard. Homer is then left without a job, and only gets paid $13.00. Will Christmas get any better for the Simpsons?
Twas the Week Before Christmas and Fate Played a Joke. No Tree and No Presents, Homer was Broke!
Did You Know?
The 'slightly irregular' trees seen just before Homer chops down the regular tree are drawn to resemble the trees in Dr. Seuss
books. See more
The copyright date is given as 1990, yet this episode aired in 1989. See more
whats wrong homer did sininw out a lump of coal in youre sticking you judt been ditting there srininking that beer all day.
There is no Blackboard or Couch gag in this episode's opening titles, owing to the holiday theme of the episode making the title sequence different. See more
The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Barney and Bart See more