Airdate - March 17, 2002

Homer finds out he has an overdue library book. Before he returns it he reads three stories from it; the stories of [[Literature/TheOdyssey Odysseus]], JoanOfArc, and Theatre/{{Hamlet}}.
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* AbnormalAmmo: Lisa suggested the French army use bigger soldiers in their catapults, or better yet, rocks. The soldier who was about to be fired doesn't know how to feel.
* BagOfKidnapping: Just as Lisa [[TemptingFate says she can't be stopped]], Groundskeeper Willy puts her in a bag.
* BalefulPolymorph: Homer's crew are turned into pigs by Circe (the Greek sorceress who turned those who offended her -- mostly men -- into animals). He eats them.
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: When Lisa tells the family that God told her to lead the French to victory, Homer remarks "Victory? We're French! We don't even have a word for it!!"
* DancePartyEnding
* INeverSaidItWasPoison / LameRhymeDodge: "I didn't use that much poison! I mean, I didn't use that much poi, son! At the... royal luau."
* ShoutOut:
-->'''Homer:''' Son. It's not only a great play [{{Hamlet}}]. But also became a great movie. Called {{Ghostbusters}}.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Another ThreeShorts episode that isn't a Halloween episode (see "Simpsons Bible Stories").
* StealthPun: Homer sailing on the river Music/{{Styx}}, which has "Lady" blasting and skeletons rocking out.
-->'''Homer:''' [[TakeThat Oh, it truly is Hell!]]