Recap: The Simpsons S 11 E 2 Brothers Little Helper
Bart is diagnosed with ADD after his latest prank during a "Fire Prevention Day" assembly at school, but his new medication makes him paranoid.
Tropes (YMMV tropes can be found here):
- As Himself: Mark Mc Gwire
- Call Back: Homer mentions that he was banned from a water park for ten years (which, at the time of this episode's premiere, would be incorrect), which could be a reference to when he got stuck on the H2-WHOA! ride at Mt. Splashmore on the episode "Brush With Greatness." If it's not, then it's a Noodle Incident.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: The Major Baseball League was indeed spying on people, but rather than explain why, Mark McGwire dazzles the crowd with some dingers.
- Everyone Has Standards: Skinner is horrified when Willy suggests killing Bart by dragging a hoe through his back and making it look like suicide.
- Of Course I Smoke: The straight-edged Ned tries to smoke a cigarette while performing in the fire safety play, though his coughing is actually the least of his problems as he inadvertently sets his pants ablaze.
- When Marge reports Bart's disappearance to the police, someone makes a drawing of Dennis the Menace.
- When I can't stop my fiddlin', I just takes me Ritalin, I'm poppin' and sailin', man!