Marge teaches Bart at home after Skinner expels him. Lisa is horrified to find that it is Whacking Day,when Springfield citizens beat snakes to death so,helped by Barry White,she and Bart rescue the snakes by directing them to the Simpsons' house. Bart discovers that the real origin of Whacking Day was to beat up Irishman,a fact which impresses Skinner who lets him back in the school.
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Did You Know?
A 2003 article in The Journal News reported that records show genuine "Whacking Days" having taken place in Eastchester, New York from 1665 onwards: "That one day every spring be chosen for the destroying of rattle snakes." The article quoted Al Jean
as saying: "I agree with the premise of the episode: leave the snakes alone. They didn't hurt anybody." See more
Reverend Lovejoy doesn't have to fake a verse from the Bible that is anti-snake. Genesis 3:15 has God putting enmity between man and snakes in punishment for the Serpent deceiving Eve in the Garden of Eden. See more
[Last lines; hurrying to deliver mountain bikes to the school bullies still locked in the school basement
Faster, Willie, faster. Now, we give 'em the bikes, no one sues.
What if they're dead, sir?
Then we ride these bikes to Mexico and freedom, Willie! Freedom!
I'll turn you in at the first tollbooth.
by John Barry
and Don Black
Vocal Performance by Gene Merlino See more