Lisa files a restraining order against Bart after years of putting up with his antics. Meanwhile Homer becomes a greeter of a WalMart-esque department store known for treating the workers like dirt and selling shoddy items.
!!Tropes of this episode:
* AesopAmnesia: On the final act, Lisa declares that if she can remember three good acts that Bart had ever done for her, she would remove the restraining order. This would have been a good moment to remember [[ContinuityNod any of the good things that Bart had done for her during the series]][[note]]some examples include the two of them throwing the hockey game where they're pitted against each other on "Lisa on Ice," Bart taking the fall for Lisa when she steals the teacher's editions in "Separate Vocations," Bart telling Lisa she's not ugly and helping her walk in high heels on "Lisa the Beauty Queen," Bart standing up to Nelson when Nelson steals Lisa's cupcakes for Mrs. Hoover in "Bart the General," and Bart getting the beach kids to sign Lisa's yearbook in "Summer of 4'2""[[/note]], but she cannot remember any (and when she does, [[NoodleIncident it is none that the audience had seen before]]).
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: When Bart is sent to live into the woods outside of the house, he thinks that the rest of the family will miss him. One ExpositionCut later, the rest of the family are playing Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass' ''Tijuana Taxi'' inside the house. The family plays ''Tijuana Taxi'' again at the end of the episode when Lisa destroys the restraining order.
* BewareOfTheNiceOnes: Bart forgets this about Lisa.
* BigNo: Parodied.
-->'''Grampa:''' NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO--''(he's about to run into a pile of lawn gnomes)''--OOOOOOOOOMES!!!
* BlatantBurglar: An employee at the store explains to Homer [[spoiler: things that aren't bolted are easy to steal, hence why he never left, even removing the chips themselves]]. Homer uses this to his own “shopping”.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint and DramaticallyMissingThePoint: The third good thing that Bart does for Lisa ([[AesopAmnesia that she can recall]]) is a straw effigy that he builds on the back yard. She thinks that it was to show that he misses being part of the family. In reality he was going to [[KillItWithFire set it on fire]] as a symbol of his spite for her (although [[SureLetsGoWithThat he's quick to say that it was out of love, when Lisa tells him she's moved by it]]).
* DisproportionateRetribution: Lisa gets a restraining order against Bart after humiliated her on a field trip. Later, Judge Harm extends the order from 50 to 500 feet after Bart makes cracks at her marriage.
* HollywoodRestrainingOrder and HilarityEnsues: In real life, Bart could have gotten the order lifted instantly by showing evidence that Lisa was following him around to force him out of places outside of the restraining order distance (it's implied he has permanent nerve damage because of it), as it shows willful abuse of the law, but [[RuleOfFunny that wouldn't make the story that interesting]].
* KidHasAPoint: Lisa has a pretty good reason to file a restraining order, although she learns her lesson.
* RestrainingBolt: The microchip implanted on Homer's skull to keep him within the perimeter of the Sprawl Mart. When he removes it, he does some damage to his brain.
* WildChild: Bart becomes one after being forced to live outside due to the 500 ft. order.