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Homer sees that Ned has a hot air balloon, and he tells him that will fly over the state to raise money for the church. Homer challenges Ned to a balloon race. Homer tries to get money for a hot air balloon, and Lisa asks for money to go to Karma-Con, the annual religion convention which this year is in Springfield. Marge says that they can not afford either one of these. Homer becomes upset and leaves the house with his car. He passes Krusty, who is having a yard sale, and it turns out that he has a hot air balloon. Lisa has managed to rattle the money together and stands in the ticket queue to Karma-Con, but does not receive a ticket as Apu, who is in front of her, buys the last tickets for his and can not spare one for Lisa. Homer is ready for his hot air balloon ride and when he is in the air he discovers that Bart is on board.
Since no one else wants to sell their ticket to Lisa, she trys to enter Karma-Con in various fashions: dressing up as a member of a band that plays there, hitch-hiking a lentil truck, dressing out to a yogi and dressing as Apu's ninth kid, but each fails. Bart and Homer are in the air, and a strong wind blows them so far away they end up at Mount Rushmore. After that, they are attacked by geese and meet the World War One Aerial Recreation Society. After Bart steals Fritz's helmet, Homer happens to ensure that the balloon breaks, but with the help of his pants, he manages to fix the hole.
Lisa has given up and is sitting in a tree outside Karma-Con when the balloon starts to travel down to Lisa. Lisa grabs the balloon after Bart asks her for help and through the air she lands in Karma-Con, where she is caught by Rainier Wolfcastle. Bart and Homer makes a hard landing outside the church where Ned thanks Homer for his help with the collection.
It's been a month and it's première of Karma Cops, where Lisa is involved in a scene from an idea that Rainer had when he caught her. Homer and Bart did not enjoy the film, complaining about the scene with Lisa as it is unrealistic. Comic Book Guy then tells the two nerds to be quiet.