| Episode Information
"Luca$" is the seventeenth episode of season 25. It originally aired on April 6, 2014. Zach Galifianakis guest starred as Lucas Bortner.
- "Lisa is charmed when she meets competitive eater-in-training Lucas Bortner, and she agrees to help him with his 'career'. Marge is worried Lisa is falling for someone like Homer. Meanwhile, Bart saves Snake from the police and in gratitude, Snake rewards him stolen gifts. But, when Milhouse's MyPad is stolen, Snake ends up, confoundedly, back in the slammer."
The episode begins at the school, where Homer is sleeping in the playground Spiral Stairs. Marge is dropping Bart and Lisa off at school, and they are hiding so they can preserve their reputations. Homer explains his story and suddenly, the Spiral Stairs fall over. Bart is later seen in Principal Skinner's Office, giving an alibi on why he was tardy. Skinner decides to pursue physical action, and while he's distracted with Willie, Bart makes a run for it. Bart manages to escape Skinner, whose car accidentally reverses into the Auto Shop. Bart takes refuge in his treehouse, where he discovers that Snake Jailbird is hiding there. Snake reveals he is commuting crimes to help his son, Jeremy. Chief Wiggum arrives, thinking Snake is there, so Bart lies that Snake made it to the top of Mount Springfield.
Back at school, Lisa sees a boy choking on pizza. She performs the Heimlich Maneuver on him, and he reveals his name is Lucas (or as he pronounces it, Luca-dollar, because of the $ in his name) Bortner and he's a competitive eater. She doesn't think that competitive eating is for him, and suddenly gets a crush on him. She then thinks about changing him.
Snake, grateful for Bart's actions, steals a PlayStadium 4 (Parody of the PlayStation 4) and leaves it in Bart's room. Milhouse suspects something, and thinks it was stolen. Lucas arrives at the Simpson House for a meeting with Lisa about his eating strategies. Inside the house, Patty and Selma start insulting Lucas, and comparing him to Homer.
Marge, who is eavesdropping on Lisa and Lucas, believes Lisa is going to marry Lucas and ruin her future. She soon tells Homer to take Lisa on a 'date' at a fancy restaurant and act like a gentleman, but Homer is (at first) reluctant, and he takes offense when he thinks that Marge thinks that marrying a person like him is a bad thing.
Bart goes up to the treehouse, where he finds out Snake stole Mihouse's myPad. Milhouse confronts Bart and demands how Bart received so many free gifts. Bart reveals his secret, which turns out to be a mistake because Milhouse reveals Snake to the authorities, who vow to execute him in the Electric Chair. At Moe's, Homer finally (sort of) gets the courage to ask Lisa out for dinner, which she immediately accepts. Bart cycles to the Police Station and explains Snake's story to release him. Chief Wiggum rejects, but Snake escapes anyway, vowing to go straight, otherwise the cops have to kill him.
On his 'date' with Lisa, Homer vows not to embarrass Marge, He soon finds Marge there, who explains that she's sorry. He forgives her when she reveals she's wearing a purple dress she bought after selling the sewing machine she never used.
Back at school, Lisa discovers Lucas quit competitive eating and he decides to do 'What Adele does'. Lisa tries to teach him how to whistle, but he fails.
| Latin America
||August 17, 2014;
||Fox Latin America
||Part of The Simpsons 24-hours marathon in Latin America
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