There's a rift at the heart of the Simpsons.
Written by Mike Scully
Directed by Steven Dean Moore
Also starring: Pamela Hayden, Tress MacNeille, Maggie Roswell
Special guest voices: Phil Hartman (as Troy McClure), Lawrence Tierney (as Brodka)
Premise: Marge won't buy Bart the video game Bonestonn for Christmas. So Bart applies 'the four-fingered discount' - and ends up estranged from his own mother.
Features: Krusty, Grampa, Nelson, Android's Dungeon Guy, Troy McClure, Milhouse, Mrs van Houten, Jimbo, Dolph, Kearney.
Couch: The Simpsons rush in - and Homer pulls a giant plug from the floor, sucking them all down.
Hi, I'm Troy McClure, you may remember me from: Such public service videos as Designated Drivers: The Lifesaving Nerds and Phony Tornado Alarms Reduce Readiness.
Notes: A Christmas special in all but name, and a touching look at the relationship between Marge and her growing Bart.