Recap / The Simpsons S 18 E 2124 Minutes
parody, featuring Bart and Lisa trying to stop a bake sale attack.
Tropes: As You Know: 90% of the school's income comes from the annual bake sale. The viewers learned this when Lisa believed Principal Skinner needed a reminder. Bait and Switch: When Principal Skinner asked "Lord" for guidance, he was asking for directions from someone whose surname was Lord. Also, after Martin's guilt trip, it appears he's going to climb up a ladder and commit suicide. It turns out he just wedgied himself. Dark Reprise: Martin sadly sings "Skip To My Loo" (which he sang when passing Nelson earlier) as he proceeds to give himself a wedgie. Disproportionate Retribution: Jack Bauer pulled several agents from other assignments to find and capture Bart for a prank call. Enhance Button: Parodied when Skinner asks for a picture of desk grafitti to be enhanced, but when it turns out to read "Seymour Sucks" he hastily asks for it to be dehanced. I Am Big Boned: The fattest bully was "bulking up for football". The Mole: Martin Prince. My God, What Have I Done?: Martin Prince after regretting being The Mole. Oven Logic: Marge's cake was so hard it broke a bullet-proof glass. Previously On Serious Business: the bake sale and an attempt to disrupt it is taken by the hall monitors as a 24-style threat. Justified Trope on the bake sale (see As You Know above) and the stink bomb because it is something obscenely powerful. Stink Bomb: One which is powerful enough to be considered an In-Universe terrorist threat.