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?
First appearances (not including The Tracey Ullman Show
(1987)) of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers (just voice), Mr. Burns, Grandpa, Patty, Selma, Snowball II, Ned Flanders, Todd Flanders, Moe, Barney, Lewis, Milhouse, and Santa's Little Helper. See more
When Marge reveals the Christmas money from her hair, her necklace changes from red to white. See more
Now whatever you do boy, don't squirm. You don't want to get this sucker near your eye or your groin.
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
References The Smurfs
The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Barney and Bart See more