Episode - 1F18\\
First Aired - 4/28/1994

In the 100th episode [[note]] for the record, the season six episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E2LisasRival Lisa's Rival]]" was the 100th to be produced, but the writers have said they always intended this episode to be the MilestoneCelebration [[/note]], Bart's latest hijinks get Principal Skinner fired, and Bart, for the first time in his life, feels bad about what he's done. While Bart befriends Seymour, Flanders is chosen as the new school principal, which throws the entire student body into chaos.
!!This episode contains examples of:
* AmbiguouslyGay: Bart suggests Skinner get out of the army by making a pass at his CO. Skinner's reply: "Done and done. And I mean ''done''."
* ArchEnemy: After Bart admits he misses Skinner as an enemy:
-->'''Lisa:''' I think you need Skinner, Bart. Everybody needs a nemesis. Sherlock Holmes had his Dr. Moriarty. Mountain Dew has its Mellow Yellow. Even Maggie has that baby with the one eyebrow.\\
''[Bart and Lisa see Maggie stare intently at Gerald from the window]''
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: While looking longingly at the school, Skinner remembers some of the things students have said to him.
-->'''Girl:''' I learned to read because of you, Principal Skinner.\\
'''Martin:''' Sir, I baked you these raisin roundies.\\
'''Ralph:''' Principal Skinner, I got carsick in your office.
* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Edna feeds Santa's Little Helper the raisin cookies Martin made. Grapes and, by extension raisins, are toxic to dogs, not unlike chocolate.
* BaitAndSwitch:
** Tough-looking guy Leopold scared the students by giving them the impression he'd replace Skinner as the Principal. Then he stepped aside and announced Ned Flanders as the new Principal.
** Chalmers is positively outraged at Skinner, but when Santa's Little Helper falls in his arms, he's content to forgive and forget. A moment later, Willie falls on him and Skinner is then fired.
* BlatantLies: At first, Bart used to be sent to Principal Flanders' office eleven times a week. He started being sent there once every half hour after Principal Flanders started offering peanut butter cups and Bart suggested it to be a coincidence.
* CassandraTruth: Principal Skinner is seen apologizing for not believing Yom Kippur is a real holiday.
* CutenessProximity: Everyone in Bart's class when they see Santa's Little Helper, except Martin. Even Chalmers is so taken in by the dog that he's completely prepared to absolve Skinner of everything. Or at least, he would have if Willie hadn't fallen on him.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: It really speaks to the show's longevity that this can happen in its 100th episode, but still:
** Principal Skinner's mother in this episode is actually sweet and welcoming, like in the first season (although not as embarrassing), which is a shift from the Norman Bates-esque jokes about Principal Skinner and his "unseen" mother that had been the standard for several seasons. This is also a far cry from the strict, emotionally abusive mother we see later in the series.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Bart, who's a lazy underachiever, feels the school under Flanders has devolved too far.
* ExtremeDoormat: Ned Flanders as principal. The school descends into absolute mayhem and the teachers refuse to leave the faculty lounge, but Ned does nothing to solve any of this. When students get sent up to his office, rather than scolding them, he gets distracted by being a good host.
* FanDisservice: Semi-naked greased up Willie, complete with one scene showing his (mercifully underpants-clad) underside. Downplayed, however, because Willie is shown to be in incredible shape, even though he inexplicably has a potbelly when he is fully dressed.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Flanders is fired as school principal not for letting the children run wild, but for leading the school in a moment of prayer, because, as Chalmers said, "God has no place [in a public school], just as facts have no place in an organized religion".
* FiringDay: At the beginning of the episode, Skinner is fired from his job as principal of Springfield's elementary school after a series of shenanigans caused by Bart bringing his dog to school and losing track of him make Superintendent Chalmers snap and fire Skinner on the spot.
* FriendlyEnemies: Despite their previous antagonism towards one another, Bart and Skinner get along amicably after the latter loses his job. However, due to feeling guilty and missing having a nemesis, Bart decides he needs to help reinstate Skinner as the school principal,even though doing so means their friendship will have to come to an end.
* FromBadToWorse: Skinner gets fired for his unusual incompetence, but his replacement does an unimaginably worse job.
* HopeSpot: Happens rather early, when Chalmers is scolding Skinner in front of everybody and suddenly Santa's Little Helper lands on his arms and licks him, which softens him enough to forgive his subordinate, only for Willie to fall on top of him, which gets Skinner fired.
* ItsBeenDone: Skinner tells Bart about his idea to write a book about a dinosaur-filled amusement park. Apu is not pleased.
-->'''Skinner:''' I finally have time to do what I've always wanted: write the UsefulNotes/GreatAmericanNovel. Mine is about a futuristic amusement park where dinosaurs are brought to life through advanced cloning techniques. I call it "''Billy and the Cloneasaurus''".
-->'''Apu:''' Oh, you have ''got'' [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe to be kidding, sir.]] First you [[LampshadeHanging think of an idea that has already been done.]] Then you give it a title that nobody could possibly like. [[DidntThinkThisThrough Didn't you think this through]]...?
-->''(time skip)'' ...[[Literature/JurassicPark was on the bestseller list for eighteen months!]] Every magazine cover had...
-->''(time skip)'' ...[[Film/JurassicPark most popular movies of all time, sir!]] {{What were you thinking}}?!... (''{{beat}}'') I mean, thank you, come again.
* KickMePrank: After Bart gets Principal Skinner his job back they embrace before returning to their old rivalry. Bart attaches a "Kick Me" sign to Skinner, however Skinner also managed to attach a "Teach Me" sign to Bart.
* ManlyTears: Shed by the now former Principal Skinner when he stops one night by the school (in his classic working attire) and remembers his old days as a teacher and voice of authority.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Willie chasing after Santa's Little Helper in the vents plays out like something out of the ''Aliens'' movie.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Bart wasn't trying to get Skinner fired, he just didn't think about bringing a dog into the school.
* TheNotSoHarmlessPunishment: After Superintendent Chalmers is angry enough at Skinner before Santa's Little Helper causes a crisis, and Groundskeeper Willie falling on him seems to be the last straw:
-->'''Chalmers:''' Skinner, you're fired!
-->'''Skinner''' ''(offended)'': Excuse ''me'', did you just call me a liar?
-->'''Chalmers:''' No, I said you were fired.
-->'''Skinner:''' Oh... ''([[BeatPanel Beat]])'' That's much worse...
* OddFriendship: A major part of the episode is Bart and Skinner forming one.
* OutOfCharacter: Skinner's incompetence pretty much contrasts with the no-nonsense stance he had in the show's earlier seasons.
* SelectiveEnforcement: Chalmers lets Flanders get away with ten times the mayhem and incompetence he fired Skinner over. He nonchalantly admits he just didn't like Skinner and public schools are going down the tubes anyway.
* ShoutOut:
** The title refers to the genre-defining {{Blaxploitation}} film ''Film/SweetSweetbacksBaadasssssSong''.
** Some of Willie's pursuit of Santa's Little Helper in the vents echoes a scene from ''Film/{{Alien}}''.
** While imprisoned, Martin does some ironing while singing the Toreador march.
* SkewedPriorities:
** Apu's ItsBeenDone example follows him being only mildly irritated by Bart abusing the Kwik-E-Mart's self-serve policy and making a big mess.
** After brazenly excusing the problems occurring on Ned's watch, Chalmers objects to his invoking God.
--->'''Chalmers:''' God has no place within these walls, just like facts have no place within organized religion! Simpson, you get your wish! Flanders is history!
* TakeThat: Chalmers' quote about organized religion. See SkewedPriorities above.
* TeachersOutOfSchool: ZigZagged. After Skinner loses his job, Bart gets to know him outside of work. Even though Skinner is as boring as ever, Bart ''still'' manages to befriend him.