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," the song "Lisa, It's Your Birthday", Bart using his $500 to buy Lisa a copy of Bleeding Gum Murphy's record in "Round Springfield", 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, celebrating that he's gone. The family plays ''Tijuana Taxi'' again at the end of the episode when Lisa destroys the restraining order.
* BadBoss: The Sprawl Mart manager literally treating his workers like slaves. Making Homer take a position that will force him to work overtime and by forging Mexican citizenship to blackmail him into taking the job, then locking everyone in the store to do work he just made up for them, and swallowing the bathroom key so they can't go to the restroom for the next several hours.
* 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 he humiliated her on a field trip. Later, Judge Harm extends the order from 50 to 500 feet after Bart makes cracks at her marriage. Chief Wiggum arrests Lou for bringing him a cold coffee.
* HollywoodRestrainingOrder, ArtisticLicenseLaw, 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]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Skinner makes the kids pull the bus up the hill with chains to the field trip.
** Lisa for abusing her restraining order to torture Bart just for giggles.
* KidHasAPoint: Lisa has a pretty good reason to file a restraining order, although she learns her lesson.
* OnlySaneMan: ZigZaggedTrope with Marge: on the one hand, she is so distraught about Bart having to live outside of the house (and turning more feral by the second) that she begs Lisa to reconsider the restraining order (which is why Lisa decides to accept if she can remember three things Bart has ever done for her). On the ''other'' hand, on the first night that Bart has to live outside of the house, she is seen being part of the family's playing of "''Tijuana Taxi''", with no sign whatsoever (up until the scene where she begs Lisa, which opens with her looking out the window at Bart and seeing him acting like a dog) of her being sad about the situation. [[FridgeLogic You would think that she would have helped Bart when he was talking to the judge, at least]].
* 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.
* SoapboxSadie: Lisa preaches at the other kids for daring to be kids and eat snacks on a field trip before Bart pranked her.
* WildChild: Bart becomes one after being forced to live outside due to the 500 ft. order.