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Recap / The Simpsons S 18 E 12 Little Big Girl

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Lisa lies about being an American Indian for a school essay contest about racial diversity while Bart gets a driver's license (legally, this time) and meets a preteen who may be carrying his baby.

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  • Accidental Hero: Bart became one when he initially was toying around with multiple fire extinguishers to propel a kiddy wagon. Ironically, he stole the extinguishers around the same time the city was on fire.
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  • Bait-and-Switch: Double subverted. When a fire spread around Cletus's barn, it looked like it go out of control...but then his cow puts it out. But then, Cletus was shocked by the sight he had seen that his cigarette fell out of his mouth and started another fire.
  • Call-Back: North Haverbrook, the town that was devastated by the monorail is the one Bart visits. It apparently made a remarkable recovery.
  • Chick Magnet: Bart attracted a fifteen year old girl. Subverted because she's just looking for someone to be the father of the child she's expecting.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: As Homer suggests and Lisa angrily agrees, Homer should have told Lisa they do have a Native American heritage.
  • Give the Baby a Father: Bart agrees to marry the preteen pregnant girl so her baby will have a father.
  • Imagine Spot: When Mayor Quimby offered Bart a wish as a reward for his accidental heroism, he imagined a few potential wishes.
    • An IV that connected to a Squishee machine.
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    • Various people (Homer, Principal Skinner) lining up to kiss his butt.
    • Finally, he decides on a driver's license.
  • Kids Driving Cars: As a reward for putting out the fires, Bart chooses getting a driver's license. which he uses to cruise around.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Lisa's fake tribe is named "Hitachi" after the microwave in the kitchen.
  • Miss Conception: Bart believes he got a girl pregnant just by kissing and holding hands.
  • Missing Steps Plan: Throwing balls over the prison wall to cause confusion and chaos, there is the missing reason why Homer would want that.
  • Noodle Incident: A lot of reason why Homer calls Bart are this, once about him being stuck in the trunk of the car by bad people.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Bart immediately tries to drive off when Darcy tells him she's pregnant, only for the car not to turn over.
  • Shout-Out:
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    • When Bart asked for a license, Mayor Quimby asked if it was to kill. Also his Imagine Spot of several citizens in line to kiss his butt had Harry Potter in the line.
    • The dinner scene in Lady and the Tramp was spoofed, with the Spaghetti Kiss having a twist in that instead of Bart, Darcy ends up kissing a dog that looks just like the Tramp himself.
    • One of the pictures at the entrance of the multicultural meeting is Darth Vader's helmet.
  • Take That!: Whem Groundskeeper Willie tries to stop the school fire with wet napkins, he says they're drier than a Charles Grodin quip.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Darcy
  • Totem Pole Trench: A Native American known as Fibbin' Bear is a pair of midgets pulling this trick.
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