What Happens: Bart gets caught trying to shoplift a copy of the popular video game Bonestorm (“Buy me Bonestorm or go to Hell!”) and is warned by security guard Don Brodka that he’ll be sent to juvenile hall if he ever steps foot near the Try-N-Save again. That foot-stepping happens when Marge takes the family to get a Christmas photo taken at the same store, where Brodka informs Marge of her son’s crime. Overcome with disappointment, Marge grows distant and leaves Bart out of family activities, like decorating the Christmas tree. Attempting to repent, Bart visits a different Try-N-Save, pays for a photo of himself in full, and redeems himself in the eyes of his mother. To show her gratitude, Marge buys Bart the popular video game everybody wants: LEE CARVALLO’S PUTTING CHALLENGE.
Key line: “Don’t do it, son. How’s that game going to help your putting?”
One of the most strangely sad moments of my pop culture life was finding out that Lee Carvallo wasn’t real. Like finding out those kids didn’t really die and abandon their video tapes in the Blair Witch woods.