The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
Marge Be Not Proud
Team Homer



  • A similar plot was used in the short "Shoplifting," where Bart shoplifts candy from the Grocery Store and gets caught.
  • A tattoo on Don Brodka's left arm reads USMC (U.S. Marine Corps).
  • Bart steals a video game on December 21, according to the surveillance video.
  • The episode premise was based on an incident in episode writer Mike Scully's childhood, in which he stole from a store and later returned the item.
  • This is the last episode to air in 1995.
  • This episode was broadcast exactly six years after the very first full length episode of The Simpsons, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire."
  • Running Gag: Millhouse lies to his mom by tattling on Bart saying that he is "swearing" and "smoking" whenever Bart gets into a fight with him over toys.


  • Maggie appears in every Christmas photo even though she is just one year old. They could have been taken on other occasions however.
  • Bart still wears shorts instead of pants even though it is cold enough to snow, and snow is on the ground.
  • When Marge is lifting Bart up to kiss him, Bart's head and eyes are bigger than Marge's. Even though they're roughly supposed to have the same sized heads.
  • When Luann Van Houten is escorting Bart out of her house they are shown walking down a flight of stairs even though her house was shown earlier as being only a single story.