Bart accidentally sprays epoxy in Milhouse's hair — and the resulting haircut makes Milhouse look like his father, prompting Bart and Lisa to dress Milhouse like an adult so they can do things that require parental supervision. Meanwhile, Marge tries to wean Maggie off an educational DVD series that was pulled for stunting developmental growth in younger children and Homer becomes incredibly skilled at "find-the-hidden-object" picture puzzle books.
This episode contains examples of (YMMV tropes can be found here):
- Bait-and-Switch: It appears that a woman is reading a children's story at the library as part of an event, but then she gets detained by a security guard, who points out that she doesn't work there.
- Karma Houdini: Skinner and Chalmers coerce "Kirk" into voting their way and aren't seen receiving any sort of punishment for it, unless you consider all the hell they constantly go through from Bart punishment as is along with Skinner's mother in general for the former.
- Kids Driving Cars: One of the first things Milhouse does while impersonating Kirk is to rent out a truck and drive it. He then crashes it, which doesn't deter him from renting another one.