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Cue Detective

Cue Detective is the second episode of Season 27.


Scotty Boom, a Chew Network super-chef, challenges Homer to a smoke-off. But when someone steals Homer’s secret weapon – a smoker he bought off a mysterious man at a barbecue shack – Lisa and Bart are on the case.[2]

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After watching a boring movie at school, the children realize that Bart and Lisa are smelling terribly and they start teasing them about it. Coincidentally, the same thing happened to Homer at the nuclear plant, which they found pretty unusual. Marge then reveals that the smell is coming from their clothes, because their washing machine is old. She then gives Homer a bag full of money (derived from Bender's body) so that they can buy a new washing machine.

On his way to the store, Homer smells smoked meat and discovered a roadside barbecue stand across the highway. He then tries out the meat and likes it a lot. The guy then reveals that the secret for such a good meat was actually his smoker that grills the meat on a hive shape, which was also available for sale, so Homer buys the smoker instead of the washing machine.

After seeing that Homer spent all their money on a "grill", Marge gets very upset, but soon after tasting his meat, she forgives him and join the family for a barbecue. Because of its smell, people from all Springfield came to The Simpsons backyard to taste Homer's meat. But this not only draw attention from all residents of Springfield, but also from Scotty Boom, who challenges Homer to a smoke-off.

While preparing smoked pork to take to the competition, Homer discovers that his smoker got stolen. Homer calls the police, but Clancy and Lou convince Homer that his smoker is stolen. Homer gets so depressed to the point of not wanting to get drunk. This worries Bart, who asks for Lisa's help to track down his smoker. They investigate the yard and found out why Santa's Little Helper did not bark when the smoker was stolen: someone gave him natural peanut butter, so he would be licking instead of barking.

The duo proceeds to the one store in town that sells natural peanut butter, where they "convince" a worker to let them see the security camera footage, where they discover that Nelson bought it. They go speak with him at a park, where he is playing a tablet game called Clash of Castles with some expensive upgrades, only to run towards a scrap yard to meet someone shortly after where he gets paid and reveals the smoker under some trees, confirming Bart and Lisa's suspicion. after Nelson is gone and a moment of distraction from the guy he was meeting, the siblings have their chance to obtain the smoker, but as it was too hot, they let it go on a hill, only for it to land on the guys' truck and he drives away.

Homer, Bart, Lisa and Maggie then give up hope on the competition, but Marge convinces them that she can handle the smoke-off with the help of a rented condiments rack, but she fails miserably. But when Scotty presented his meat, they realize that the hive shaped grill marks on it did not match the marks on his grill, also revealing that he stole Homer's smoker. Scotty is fired and banned from the competition, so the Simpsons are proclaimed winners. But this does not satisfy Bart and Lisa, who try to find out how the smoker was stolen in the first place. That is when they hear the same cellphone ringtone as the one used by the guy that Nelson was delivering the smoker to, so they decide to track down the guy.

When they catch him up, they discover that the guy is a kid named Tyler Boom, Scotty's son, and he framed his own dad because he was too busy with his TV show that he did not spend any time with his family. So he met Nelson playing Clash of Castles and hired him to steal Homer's smoker in an attempt to frame him. Scotty and Tyler soon reconcile and return Homer's smoker.

After the credits, several scenes show the future of the Hive Smoker, ending with alien bee people taking the hive back into space.



Season 26 Season 27 Episodes Season 28
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