Recap / The Simpsons S 20 E 3 Double Double Boy In Trouble

Bart trades places with a rich boy named Simon who looks just like him, but he discovers that Simon's half-siblings are planning to do him in to get his inheritance.


  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Lenny's Vac-U-Bots have a convenient "Malevolent Sentience" setting.
  • Brick Joke: When Mr. Burns tells about his siblings and their early deaths, he mentions that most of them died from eating poisoned potatoes. In a later scene, Queenly offers her brother a potato.
  • Eviler Than Thou: After Devon and Queenly think they got rid of their half-brother, Queenly tries to make Devon eat a poisoned potato.
  • Jerk Ass Has A Point: Homer is right to be mad at Bart for playing one prank too many as is everyone else.
    • Lisa also qualifies by pointing out that Simon is nothing like Bart.
  • Prince and Pauper: Bart and Simon. This is then Played for Laughs when an older man who looks like Bart as an adult shows up at the bathroom and shows them he's married to a woman...who looks like Milhouse.
  • The Resenter: Simon says his half-siblings Devon and Queenly resent him because their father left their mother to marry Simon's.
  • Spoiled Brat: Queenly is upset for being given a car that isn't the same one she wanted and rants that it was her worst Martin Luther King day ever.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: Albeit Lisa was reluctant to admit it to Simon.
  • Would Hit a Girl: When Lisa hit Simon, she told him Bart would have hit her back in retaliation.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: It came as a shock to Simon that Bart would. Well less the hit a girl and more throw his sister out of a window.
  • Youngest Child Wins: Mr. Burns is his parents' youngest child and inherited their fortune because his siblings had premature deaths.