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Recap: The Simpsons S 16 E 11 On A Clear Day I Cant See My Sister
Lisa files a restraining order against Bart after years of putting up with his antics. Meanwhile Homer becomes a greeter of a Wal Mart-esque department store known for treating the workers like dirt and selling shoddy items.

Tropes of this episode:

  • Beware of the Nice Ones: Bart forgets this about Lisa.
  • Big "NO!": Parodied.
    Grampa: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO—(he's about to run into a pile of lawn gnomes)—OOOOOOOOOMES!!!
  • Blatant Burglar: An employee at the store explains to Homer 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”.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: 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.
  • Hollywood Restraining Order: In real life, Bart could have gotten the order lifted instantly by showing Lisa was following him around to force him out of places outside of the restraining order distance, as it shows willful abuse of the law, but that wouldn't make the story that interesting.
  • Kid Has a Point: Lisa has a pretty good reason to file a restraining order, although she learns her lesson.
  • Wild Child: Bart becomes one after being forced to live outside due to the 500 ft. order.
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