In this homage to such movies as ''Go'' and ''Run, Lola, Run'', Homer's severed thumb, Lisa's mad rush to school, and Bart and Milhouse enountering the local Mafia are interconnected to show how each of these events are related.
* AnArmAndALeg: Homer's severed thumb.
* ShoutOut: To ''Film/RunLolaRun''.
* TooDumbToLive: Or in Homers case, to dumb to realise he shouldn't be trying to reach into a pan where someone is using a knife 'while' deliberatley taunting and distracting them. Costing him his thumb.