Or the One Where: Bart goes to work for mobster Fat Tony.
The Setup: A particularly bad day for Bart ends with him stumbling upon the hangout of Fat Tony, who is charmed enough by Bart to offer him a job at his social club.
Notable Notes: Fat Tony, voiced by Joe Montagna, appears for the first time, as do his henchmen, Legs and Louie.
Much of this episode is parodying "Goodfellas", though the original draft of the script was written before the movie was released. Afterwords, it was tweaked to more specifically reference the film.
Neil Patrick Harris lent his voice to a small part at the end, in which Harris is seen playing Bart in a ridiculously inaccurate made-for-TV version of the episode's events.
Ms. Krabappel: Bart Simpson, you're late. Go fill out a tardy slip.
Bart: But I'm only five... ten, twenty... forty minutes! That's pretty damn late!
Homer: How much does it pay?
Bart: Thirty bucks a week!
Homer: Pfft! I make more than that.
Chief Wiggum: Fat Tony is a cancer on this fair city. He is the cancer, and I am the... um... What cures cancer?
Bart: Uh, say, are you guys crooks?
Tony: Bart, um, is it wrong to steal a loaf of bread to feed your starving family
Tony: Well, suppose you got a large starving family. Is it wrong to steal a truckload of bread to feed them?
Bart: Uh uh.
Tony: And, what if your family don't like bread? They like... cigarettes?
Bart: I guess that's okay.
Tony: Now, what if instead of giving them away, you sold them at a price that was practically giving them away. Would that be a crime, Bart?
Bart: Hell, no!
Tony: Enjoy your gift.
The introduction of Fat Tony (and by extension, the mob) expands the ever growing canvas of "The Simpsons" alongside one of the better Bart outings.