The Winfields,who live next door to the Simpsons,move and are replaced by divorced Ruth Powers and her teen-aged daughter Laura. Bart enjoys it when Laura baby-sits for him and his sisters and develops a crush on her. When he finds out that she is dating Jimbo Jones he makes a prank call to Moe's Tavern,pretending to be Jimbo who is frightened off by Moe and rejected by Laura,who says she would date Bart were he older. After unsuccessfully trying to sue Captain McAllister's restaurant and its All-You-Can-Eat boast Homer becomes a living advertisement for the place as Bottomless Pete :Nature's Cruellest Mistake.
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One of the WB's ads for the show, titled "Homie: the Buffet Slayer" (a parody of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(1997), complete with its theme music being used for the purposes of the ad.) featured scenes from this episode (specifically the scenes where Homer took the "all you can eat buffet" slogan for the Frying Dutchman literally). See more
Moe knows where Homer lives (and thus the Simpsons' address), as evidenced in several episodes (he has dinner with them in "Grift of the Magi," for example). So Bart's trick shouldn't have worked - Moe should've known that it wasn't anyone by the name of "Jones" prank calling him. See more
[after tripping and knocking himself out, Bart wakes up and sees Laura bending over him
Hey, kid, wake up! Hi, I'm Laura Powers, your new neighbor. Are you okay?
She's beautiful! Say something clever.
I fell on my bottom.
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