Episode - 9F05\\
First Aired - 11/5/1992

After a nuclear plant worker named Jack Marley is forced into retirement, Marge takes a job at the nuclear plant to help Homer pay for repairs needed to fix their slanty shanty. Meanwhile, Bart fakes sick to get out of taking an English Lit test, but who's going to come to his rescue when a bloodthirsty wolf from ''The Krusty the Clown Show'' runs off and heads for the school?
!!This episode contains examples of (YMMV goes [[YMMV/TheSimpsonsS4E7MargeGetsAJob here.]]):
* AmusingInjuries: When a hummingbird perches itself on the chimney causing the Simpson house to lean even further, Bart falls from his bedroom window (keep in mind they all sleep on the second floor) ''right on his head'', but he gets up the next second.
* AsHimself: Music/TomJones
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: When Lisa mentions that Pierre and Marie Curie died due to radiation poisoning ([[CriticalResearchFailure even though Marie was the only Curie to die of radiation poisoning. Pierre died from a fatal skull injury after getting hit by a horse-drawn carriage]]), Bart imagines them as giant, radioactive people tearing apart Tokyo.
* AxCrazy: One of Mister Burn's workers, who is polishing a shotgun and talking about "purification". The next time we see him, he's giggling, and walking off somewhere...
* BigDamnHeroes: Groundskeeper Willie who fights the wolf that attacked Bart.
* BigNo: Smithers, when Homer pees on the urinal Smithers just cleaned.
* {{Bowdlerization}}: After catching heat from an actual viewer with Tourette's Syndrome who wanted to sue the show for mocking the condition, the censors changed Bart's claim that he has Tourette's to a claim that he has rabies (though the syndicated version[[note]]barring the FXX rerun, which takes its syndicated version from the DVD set[[/note]] keeps the original Tourette's line and the DVD version has the rabies line, but keeps in Bart barking and growling and his muttering, "Tourette's Syndrome" under his breath after Krabappel leaves him in the hallway.)
** KeepCirculatingTheTapes: As mentioned, the original version of the scene doesn't exist in syndication or the DVD version, so if you have the original airing (most likely from a VHS taping in the 1990s), do what you can to keep it in good quality.
* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: Smithers offers one to Music/TomJones as payment if Jones agrees to give a private show. Jones refuses, so Smithers opens a second briefcase containing knockout gas.
* ButtMonkey / TheGhost: Tibor, the foreign employee that everyone blames things on. (Though even he's been promoted while Homer hasn't.)
* CassandraTruth: Mrs. Krabappel doesn't believe that Bart has been mauled by a wolf, until Bart gives her the test, admits that he lied (even though he didn't), and collapses.
* ChainPain: The donut salesman uses these to fend off the plant employees trying to keep him from taking their donuts away.
-->'''Donut salesman:''' ''(threateningly)'' Anyone else wanna be a hero?
* TheChewToy: Retired plant employee and Droopy soundalike Jack Marley, from being upstaged and kicked out of his own retirement party and losing out on a new job.
* CryingWolf: Bart does this and is literally attacked by a wolf. He then has to lie that he ''wasn't'' attacked by a wolf because Krabappel thinks he's lying.
* DrowningMySorrows: The woman in the trio of people at work at the power plant who sorely need a morale boost. "Funny Hat Day" and Music/TomJones music did nothing to boost her spirits.
* EscapedAnimalRampage: A wolf escapes from Krusty's TV show. He then attacks Bart at school, who tries to warn Mrs. Krabappel, but just as in "[[CryingWolf The Boy Who Cried Wolf]]" nobody believes the previous liar anymore.
* {{Homage}}: Smithers' musical salute to Mr. Burns is yet another Burns-centric variant on a scene from ''Film/CitizenKane'' (down to using the actual song, albeit with new lyrics).
* INeedAFreakingDrink: When Willie and the wolf finished wrestling, Willie shared a flask of Scotch with the whipped wolf. The wolf looked like he really needed it.
-->'''Willie''': Ah, don't feel bad for losing. I was wrestling wolves back when you were at your mother's teat.
* IntroductionToTheOpposites: Marge mentions a time when two Jehovah's Witnesses came over and she let them in -- only for the Jehovah's Witnesses to get bored with her and leave.
* ItsAllAboutMe: The featured act at Jack Marley's retirement party turns out to be a musical number for Mr. Burns, who is visibly upset when Jack asks to say a few words.
* MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere: What Willie says to Bart while wrestling the wolf.
-->Back to class, laddie. Nothing to see here.
* NeverMyFault: One of Homer's advice for Marge on her first day is to blame her mess on the guy that doesn't speak English.
* NoodleIncident: The time Mr. Burns and Smithers dug up Al Jolson. The only information we get is that the corpse smelled bad and the rest of the night was something Mr. Burns never wants to remember again.
** Tibor once saved Homer's butt from ... something that we also don't get more information on. All we know is that it involved Homer losing the key to the room housing one of the monitoring systems of the nuclear plant and Smithers is one of the few people who knew what happened.
*** He also got promoted ahead of Homer.
* QuietCryForHelp: Music/TomJones is kidnapped by Mr. Burns and forced to play a private concert for him and Marge. He keeps trying to plead secretly with Marge to get him help, but she's too preoccupied to notice.
* SavageWolf: One attacks Bart. It is later seen [[DefeatEqualsFriendship with Groundskeeper Willie]].
* ShoutOut: This episode is one of several times "[[Film/StarWars The Imperial March]]" has been used as a {{Leitmotif}} for Mr. Burns.
** Smithers' dance act for Mr. Burns is a parody of a similar scene in ''Film/CitizenKane''.
** Bart shouting wolf and nobody believing him is a reference to the very book he had to read for his report: ''Literature/CryingWolf''.
* SpecialGuest: Creator/PhilHartman as Lionel Hutz and Troy [=McClure=], as well as Surly Joe.
* TakeThat: When Marge is reading the padding Lisa's added to her resume...
-->'''Marge:''' "Worked for the [[UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter Carter administration?!]]"
-->'''Lisa:''' Well, you voted for him. Twice!
-->'''Marge:''' Lisa, shh! Someone might be listening.
* ThermometerGag:
-->'''Grandpa:''' Oral thermometer, my eye! Think ''warm'' thoughts boy, 'cause this is ''mighty'' cold.