| 22 for 30
| Episode Information
"22 for 30" is the seventeenth episode of season 28. The episode aired on March 12, 2017.
- "In this parody of a cable sports show, Bart goes from delinquent with detention to the star basketball player at Springfield Elementary. Lisa covers Bart's success for the school paper, and Homer becomes the team's coach. Things go awry when Bart gets involved with the mafia."
The story is a documentary about the rise and the fall of Bart on the basketball team of Springfield Elementary. It all started with a joke that got him in the longest detention in history, where he started shooting baskets in the detention room paper bin. He was made a starter of the team and started playing, receiving star treatments everywhere.
Bart became famous, and fame got on his head, and looked down on his team. Homer became the coach of the team while Bart got badly spoiled to the point of having a shelter built with TVs. Bart started disrespecting Homer badly and the latter had enough and sent him to the bench. Fat Tony caught on the fact and made a proposal to him at Luigi's.
On the next play, Bart stalled for the last 2 minutes point shaving, winning the game but making sure the team didn't cover the spread, making both the team and the gamblers happy. The story came out on the newspapers and Lisa began reporting it.
At the City Champions Final Four, Bart won the game after Homer choked him. However, Bart found out how much money Fat Tony was making, and then Fat Tony wanted him to lose the finals and the town hated him for that.
In the game, Milhouse fought Bart and stopped him and his intentions, including his reaching for the fame, and the team won the game. Fat Tony then wanted to shoot Bart and Homer, but Lisa saved them, relaying on a secret regarding Tony and basketball.
At the end, the narrator of the story reveals itself to be Eddie Muntz, Nelson's dad, which gives him sleeves for his vest, and stayed long enough for just a picture of the family to be taken.
The Couch Gag was created by Bill Plympton. The music for it are composed by Alf Clausen and Greg Prechel.