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Season 25 Episode
546 "You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee"
"Days of Future Future" 548
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Episode Information
Episode number: 547
Season number: S25 E17
Production code: SABF12
Original airdate: April 6, 2014
Title screen: A pixelated three-eyed crow flies past a logo saying "Simcraft: Parodies are Easy!"
Billboard gag: Krusty: Now Doing Funerals
Couch gag: Simcraft couch gag
Guest star(s): Zach Galifianakis as Lucas Bortner
Showrunner: Al Jean
Written by: Carolyn Omine
Directed by: Chris Clements

"Luca$" is the seventeenth episode of season 25 of The Simpsons and the five-hundred and forty-seventh episode overall. It originally aired on April 6, 2014. The episode was written by Carolyn Omine and directed by Chris Clements. It guest stars Zach Galifianakis 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 stuck in the playground's Spiral Stairs. Marge drives by while dropping off Bart and Lisa at school. Upon seeing Homer on the playground Bart and Lisa hide in the back seat so they can preserve their reputations. Homer explains he was out drinking at Moe's before he and his friends wind up on the playground and suddenly the Spiral Stairs fall over. Bart is later seen in Principal Skinner's Office explaining why he was tardy. Skinner decides to punish Bart but becomes distracted by Groundskeeper Willie and Bart runs away. Bart manages to escape Skinner, whose car accidentally reverses into the Auto Shop. Bart takes refuge in his treehouse where he discovers Snake hiding from the police. Snake asks Bart to cover for him and shortly thereafter Chief Wiggum climbs up to the treehouse in his search for Snake. Bart tells Chief Wiggum that he saw Snake at 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.


International premieres[edit]

Country Date Channel Note
Hispanic America.gif Latin America August 17, 2014;[1][2] Fox Latin America Part of The Simpsons 24-hours marathon in Latin America



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