Bart uses a radio microphone that he got on his birthday to trick people into thinking a little boy is stuck in the town's well, but when Bart goes to retrieve the radio, he
's the one stuck in the well with no one to help him.
- Oh Crap: Bart when he realized he left a clue in the well linking him to the prank.
- Papa Wolf: Homer is the first one to grab a shovel and try to dig Bart out.
- Worst News Judgment Ever: This episode provides the trope image with the Lincoln Squirrel. And later on, as the town proceeds to dig Bart out of the well, Kent Brockman reports, "This just in: the Lincoln Squirrel has been assassinated!"