Episode - 3F09\\
First Aired - 1/14/1996

During a neighborhood rummage sale, Homer sees a moving van at a vacant house across the street from his home and learns that the new neighbors are former President George H.W. Bush and ex-First Lady Barbara Bush, whom everyone (except Bart and Homer) welcomes with open arms.

!!!This episode provides examples of:
* AmbiguousSyntax: When Bush retaliates by putting up a poster that says "Two bad neighbors" with drawings of Homer and Bart:
--> '''Dr. Hibbert''': I don't understand. Are you saying you and Barbara are bad neighbors?\\
'''Bush''': No! That's not Bar and me. It's ''them''.\\
'''Ned''': Who? Maude and me?\\
'''Bush''': No! The man and his boy.
* BaitAndSwitchComment: Bush gets a can of spray paint and makes a comment that suggests he'll spray-paint the Simpsons' home. He instead paints the "Two Bad Neighbors" banner.
* BerserkButton: Homer's rights being violated by Bush after learning what happened to Bart...
-->'''Homer''': First Bush invades my home turf, then he takes my pals, then he makes fun of the way I talk... probably. Now he steals my right to raise a disobedient, smart-alecky son! Well, that's it!
* BlatantLies:
--> '''Homer''': He ''spanked'' you? You, Bart Simpson?\\
'''Bart''': I begged him to stop, but he said it was for the good of the nation! [[labelnote:Note]](Of course, in reality, Bush gave Bart a couple of ''very'' light slaps and told him to go home and think about what he's done, with Bart walking away with a confused look on his face.)[[/labelnote]]
* CoolOldLady: Barbara Bush is portrayed is being very tolerant, even amused at Bart Simpson's antics, unlike her husband, and forces Bush to apologize.
* DiscoDan: Disco Stu makes his first appearance as the punchline to the fact that Homer's jacket said "Disco Stu" when it was supposed to say "Disco Stud".
* DisproportionateRetribution: The cycle of revenge between Homer and Mr. Bush, all over Bush "stealing" Homer's rights.
* DoubleStandardViolenceChildOnAdult: Explored throughout the episode, first with the contrast between how Bart treats Bush and how Bush retaliates, then with the [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocrisy]] of Homer's anger over the spanking when he throttles Bart on a regular basis.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Right after Bart accidentally shreds Bush's memoirs, a sliver of paper briefly flies in front of the screen with the words "[[UsefulNotes/DanQuayle V.P. Quayle]]...[[TakeThat embarrassment]]."
* GrumpyOldMan: George Bush, especially with Bart around.
* HandsGoDown: When Bush gives a speech at the Elk Club with a rainbow wig glued to his head.
-->'''Bush''': Any questions?\\
''(all reporters put their hands up)''\\
'''Bush''': Keeping in mind that I already explained about my hair.\\
''(reporters put their hands down)''
* HollywoodToneDeaf: Apu sings an off-key version of Music/CheapTrick's "Dream Police".
* HypocriticalHumor: Homer is livid that Bush would dare spank his son... whom he regularly strangles.
* ItsThePrincipleOfTheThing: Even after finding out why George was mad at Bart, Homer still wanted to beat him up.
--> '''Homer''': For the last time, Bush, apologize for spanking my boy!\\
'''Bush''': Never! ''You'' make him apologize for destroying my memoirs!\\
'''Homer''': ''(to Bart)'' You didn't tell me you destroyed his memoirs. ''(to Bush)'' [[IgnoredEpiphany NEVER!]]
* TheKlutz: Both Homer and Gerald Ford discover this as a point they have in common when they both trip simultaneously.
* NotHelpingYourCase:
--> '''Marge''': Grampa, I know in your day, spanking was common. But Homer and I don't agree on that kind of punishment.\\
'''Grampa''': And that's why your no-good kids are runnin' wild!\\
''(Lisa, quietly reading a book, looks up and smiles)''
* NotSoDifferent: Between Homer and Bush (negatively). And also between Homer and UsefulNotes/GeraldFord (positively).
* PapaWolf: Homer decides to go on a revenge prank campaign with Bart because Bush gave Bart ''one'' slap on the tush in retaliation for Bart acting like [[DennisTheMenaceUs Dennis The Menace]]. Also overlaps with DisproportionateRetribution (Bush explaining why it happened doesn't makes Homer even so much as tell Bart to say he's sorry).
* SeriesContinuityError: Admittedly the series was never big on continuity, but the house and walled gate across the street is mostly relegated to this episode only.
* SeriousBusiness: Homer actually goes through his word in this one.
* ShapedLikeItself: "It's all in the Bible, son. It's the prankster's bible."
* ShoutOut: The episode itself is one to [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS the American version of Dennis the Menace]].
* [[SmarterThanYouLook Smarter Than They Look]]: Homer and Bart coming up with ways to get at George Bush that must have taken a lot of skill and planning.
* SongParody: [[Music/TheBeeGees "Table Five".]]
* SpiritualSuccessor: Some see this story as a Spiritual Predecessor to Season 8's "Homer's Enemy" as a story about a "normal" person (UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush / Frank Grimes) placed into the absurd world of Springfield, where he eventually comes into conflict with Homer, becoming declared enemies.
* TitleDrop: The text on Bush's poster reads "Two bad neighbors".
* TwoDecadesBehind: George Bush isn't quite on par with the modern-day world, such as using a typewriter to write his memoirs instead of a computer and being perplexed by Krusty Burger's drive-thru menu.