Recap: The Simpsons S 15 E 18 Catch Em If You Can

Fed up with going on family trips, Homer and Marge decide to ditch Uncle Tyrone's (Homer's brother) birthday party and have some fun on the run (with Flanders' credit card), but soon must contend with Bart and Lisa, who are pursuing Homer and Marge (with Rod Flander's credit card).
  • Artistic Licence Law- How exactly can an 8 year old Rod Flanders get a credit card?
    • More importantly, how did both Homer and Bart take the credit cards that belong to Ned and Rod?
  • Continuity Nod: At Uncle Tyrone's birthday some of Homer's relatives at the party are the same ones from "Lisa the Simpson" (the collection of unsuccessful male relatives, not the few women who actually have successful careers).
    • While jumping on a trampoline, Homer says "This must be what it's like in space." Marge then points out that he's been in space, referring to the events in "Deep Space Homer".
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Bart and Lisa follow Homer and Marge all the way around America and ruin their attempt at having a couples vacation because they went to Miami without them.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Homer points out that they only have one weekend to themselves without the kids and they should be able to enjoy it.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Bart and Lisa are determined to catch Homer and Marge just because they dared to get way from them. They even tell them happily that as parents they don't get to have fun.
  • Out of Character: Marge, normally a Mama Bear on her best days and My Beloved Smother on her worst, doesn't care about her kids this episode.
    • Justified example, given that Bart and Lisa are worse than usual in this episode.
  • Shout-Out: The title is a play on to the film title, Catch Me If You Can, there’s even musical montage and the scene that plays homage to the scene.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: What about Abe Simpson after his encounter with Raoul?