Shelbyville kids hijack Springfield's sacred lemon tree after being pelted with lemons, and Bart leads a guerrilla war against them (I say a war, but it's nowhere near violent.) They find out that the tree is in "the impenetrable fortress of suburbia"- a car impound lot, owned by the leader's (Shelby's) dad. Homer and the parents of the kids find them and team up with them to get the tree back. But how are they gonna get it from a car impound lot?
Did You Know?
The title refers to Helen of Troy of Greek mythology. She was the daughter of Zeus (King of the Gods), and Leda (wife of King Tyndareus of Sparta). Her abduction by Paris brought about the Trojan War between the city of Troy by the Achaeans (Greeks). Helen was described as having "the face that launched a thousand ships." The allusion to the Trojan War is further reinforced when after using the illegally parked RV to sneak into the impound lot, Homer says "[n]o one in history has ever done anything this clever."- a reference to the Greeks who used the Trojan horse to sneak into Troy. See more
After Bart attempts to escape by using spray paint cans as rockets, his feet alternate between clean and spray-painted for a few shots. See more
That tree's been in Springfield since the time of our forefathers. Give it back or we'll bust in there and take it!
Bust in here and take it? You must be stupider than you look.
Stupider like a fox!
References Gleaming the Cube
What a Wonderful World
Written by Bob Thiele
and George David Weiss
Performed by Hank Azaria See more