Homer is a fan of The Count of Monte Cristo but doesn't pay attention when Marge retells the story to show why revenge is a bad thing.
Marge and Lisa try to talk Homer out of taking revenge with their stories, but he doesn't listen. Bart encourages revenge with his story, but Homer makes up with the Rich Texan by the time Bart's finished.
Legacy Character: Averted. In the third story, Bart is trained by the Crimson Cockatoo and offered a chance to replace him but decides to become Bartman instead.
Not So Different: Homer ultimately decides against taking revenge on the Rich Texan... because, as he learns, they both come from Connecticut.
Timed Mission: In essence, this is what the wraparound story is: Homer is chasing after the Rich Texan, intending to beat him up with a baseball bat because he cut Homer off on the highway. Marge, Lisa, and Bart (respectively) try to talk Homer out of it with stories before Homer manages to catch up and follow through with his plan.