Episode - 4F06\\
First Aired - 11/24/1996

While Lisa and Marge spend the day cleaning rocks after Captain [=MacCallister=] runs his ship aground ''a la'' the ''Exxon Valdez'' incident in 1989, Bart gets in trouble for breaking the gargoyle of an old house, and the owner wants Bart to work for her to pay for it -- by making him her right-hand man for her burlesque house.

YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/TheSimpsonsS8E5BartAfterDark here]].
* AllMenArePerverts: It might be easier to list who hasn't been going to the Maison Derrière.
-->"Oh, I'm afraid this problem goes far beyond Eugene and Rusty."
** During the vote to close the place:
--->'''Jasper:''' Are they talkin' about the bordello?\\
'''Abe:''' No, the burlesque house! Now keep yer mouth shut!
* AmbiguousSyntax: During a town meeting, Marge announces that she's sharing her moral outrage over "a certain house in our town". The others, however, assume she's referring to the meeting house they're in.
-->'''Moe:''' Yeah, well, what's wrong with this house? Is it the plumbing?\\
'''Marge:''' No, it's a house of ill fame... a house of loose ethics.\\
'''Kent Brockman:''' Is there a building code violation? A drainage issue? A surveying error?\\
'''Marge:''' The house is perfectly fine!\\
'''Chief Wiggum:''' Well, then quit bad-mouthing the house!\\
'''Otto:''' Yeah, leave the house alone!
* ArrowsOnFire: Moleman's weapon of choice.
* [[BrokenGlassPenalty Broken Gargoyle Penalty]]
* {{Bouncer}}: Bart acts in this fashion; [[spoiler: escorting Homer off the premises after he drunkenly demands Marge "take it off!" during her ventriloquist act]].
* BrickJoke: When the townsfolk are tearing down the house, Moleman is seen with a [[ArrowsOnFire flaming arrow;]] and begs them to "please hurry..." When Marge comes in with the bulldozer and demands she be allowed to sing a CrowdSong of her own; said flaming arrow is seen embedding itself in the tree.
* {{Cameo}}: Princess Kashmir appears, doing a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_dance Fan Dance]].
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When the news reports a terrible oil spill in Alaska, Lisa is clearly horrified at the environmental devastation, but Homer thinks her concerns lie elsewhere:
--> '''Homer''': Don't worry honey, there'll be lots more oil.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Homer attempts to chastise Belle for allowing Bart to work at her establishment, but has difficulty doing so while watching Princess Kashmir.
* EverythingHasRhythm: The musical number 'We Keep The Spring in Springfield' includes such effects as Moe banging bin lids together, Belle 'boing'ing Bumblebee Man's antenna and Willie smacking Lenny in the head (accidentally) with a sledgehammer.
* HypocriticalHumor and AesopAmnesia: Homer drooling over Princess Kashmir (the stripper/belly dancer from "Homer's Night Out") in front of Bart, seasons after Homer learned his lesson on not objectifying women.
* MoralGuardians: Marge, because she thinks that Springfield does not want a burlesque house, despite everyone else's views. It's not "Springfield doesn't want a burlesque house", it's "Marge Simpson doesn't want a burlesque house, and is forcing everyone to follow her view".
* [[NeverTrustATrailer Never Trust a Promo]]: A lot of TV and radio promos for this episode played up the sex angle of this episode. Commercials that aired during prime-time claimed that Springfield would be rocked by a sex scandal, and showed Marge's incriminating pictures of people leaving the Maison Derriere (which was correct, only it didn't go that far)[[note]]Compare with the ads that aired during times when kids would be watching cartoons, where they just played up the fact that Homer and Bart are left to fend for themselves while Marge, Lisa, and Maggie go on a day trip to help clean up an oil spill[[/note]], while a radio station had Homer saying, "I have misplaced my pants," which, out of context, paints a rather risque mental picture of Homer, when really that line was used in the scene of Belle taking Bart back home and Belle finding that Homer is using a grocery bag as a substitute for underwear.
* OhCrap: Homer when he openly admits to a crowd about letting his son work in a burlesque house with Marge in earshot.
-->'''Homer:''' If Homer Simpson wants his ten-year-old son to work in a burlesque house, then Homer Simpson's ten-year-old son is going to work in a burlesque house. That--''(sees Marge; laughs nervously)'' Hi, Marge. Now you're going to hear a lot of crazy talk about Bart working in a burlesque house.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Grandpa's [[http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/leaving-now-grandpa-simpsons.gif infamous reaction]] to Bart's presence in the Maison.
* ShamingTheMob: Homer does this, with a lavish musical number.
* SpontaneousChoreography
* StylisticSuck: Marge's attempt at a counter-song after the "We Put the Spring in Springfield" sequence.
-->'''Marge:''' ''(singing off key)'' Morals and ethics and carnal forbearance...
** Also, Marge's ventriloquist act.
* {{Unishment}}: To give Homer ''some'' credit, he didn't know the house Bart vandalized was really a burlesque house. Of course, he doesn't mind Bart still working there after he finds out.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Marge is at her worst pre-{{Flanderization}} here, forcing her views on the town of Springfield because she has a problem with the house existing, rather than her underage son working there ([[RealityEnsues which would have caused Belle to get arrested and the entire place to get shut down, if the show followed reality]]).
* TorchesAndPitchforks: and [[DropTheHammer Sledge hammers]], oh my! Seen when the town is forced by Marge to tear down the house; they also discuss what they plan to smash and/or loot.
* TrashOfTheTitans: The floor is so coated in garbage that Homer and Bart make garbage angels.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The producers originally wanted a CelebrityVoiceActor for Belle, but couldn't find anyone good enough (or with a free schedule), so they brought in TressMacNeille.
* WorkOffTheDebt: Bart breaking the gargoyle kicks off the A-plot. At the end, [[spoiler: Marge replaces the club's warm-up comedian after demolishing half the building.]]