Bart goes and finds Lisa and in an effort to cheer her up, he plays a prank phone call on Moe, but Lisa is not amused. Cut to Homer walking into the local video arcade. Homer seeks advice on Super Slugfest from Howard, a cocky young expert at the arcade.
After some time Homer feels he has learned plenty of tricks to defeat Bart. Howard and Homer are then confronted by Howard's mother who scolds Howard for spending too much time in the arcade and then scolding Homer for being in an arcade.
In the meantime, Marge takes Lisa to band practice, and on the way Marge tells Lisa to smile and keep her true feelings inside so she can fit in with the other kids, telling her that is the way to becoming happy again. Marge drops off Lisa in front of the school and observes Lisa fake smiling and interacting with the other kids. Marge sees some boys make fun of Lisa as she smiles her way through it, much to her horror. This makes Marge realize the error of her ways and she quickly does a tire squealing u-turn, snatches Lisa and drives off.
In the car, Marge apologizes and tells Lisa it is okay to be sad and that she should always be herself no matter what, promising she will always have family around to help her. Marge then tells Lisa she can stop smiling, but this time the smile thanks to Marge's support is genuine. Back at the house, Bart and Homer are playing Super Slugfest again and this time, Homer puts Bart on the ropes and dominates the fight.
Marge walks in to make an announcement, but Homer is too busy winning to listen. Just as Homer is about to pull a final blow to win the game, Marge unplugs the TV to gain his attention, much to his horror. Homer gets upset at Marge for ruining his chance to beat Bart, but Marge states that her announcement is more important than the game. Bart announces that he has retired from the world of video game boxing undefeated much to Homer's dismay. Marge then tells the family that Lisa has a fun idea for everyone.
Cut to the club, The Jazz Hole, where the family listens to Bleeding Gums play a blues song written by Lisa with Homer reacting negatively to the lyric "My Dad acts like he belongs-ah, belongs in the zoo". Enjoy unlimited streaming on Prime Video. There was an error trying to load your rating for this title. Some parts of this page won't work property.
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