Bart tries to save his new cow from the slaughterhouse — and ends up nearly married to a hillbilly girl named Mary.
- A Boy and His Cow
- Meaningful Name: Mary got her name because she's the one her parents expected to get married. Yes, the Spucklers were that crazy.
Cletus: Isn't that right, Stabbedinjail?
Stabbedinjail: We'll see who stabs who.
- Take That: When Bart is bundling manure, the bundles come out as Pirates of the Caribbean 3.
- Similarly, the opening gag is a dig at Merchandise-driven franchises such as Transformers, and product placement in general.
- The way cows are farmed takes a pretty hard hit.
Bart: Wow, Lou, what happened to you? You got fat.
Lisa: Of course he got fat. The food he ate was laced with growth hormones.
(Lou licks Bart's arm, which then grows hairy)