The Bids Are All Right
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The Bids Are All Right is a Simpsons Comics story first printed in Simpsons Comics #199.
- "Inspired by the current crop of trash-to-treasure reality shows, Homer raids the family storage unit looking for a valuable artifact. However, Homer is about to find out that his road to riches is paved with a lot of worthless junk."
Marge is painting the living room while Homer watches Bin Divers, which gives him the idea to take the kids to the family storage unit. Homer takes Grampa with him and they start searching. They find a clock and Abe tells them that he got it from Hermann Goring just because he let him live during World War II. Homer realizes that it must be worth something and tries to find out how much it is worth. Comic Book Guy offers him a photo of Greedo autographed by Brent Spiner. However, Herman doesn't want it and says that an antiques shop can give them 50 dollars in store credit. Homer thinks that this offer is bad and goes to Moe's, where he tries to evaluate the clock. Lisa tells him that they should seek professional help. Homer sees a commercial for The Antiques Carvan and lets them evaluate the clock. They tell him that it is priceless, which makes Homer angry because he thinks that this means it is not worth anything. Homer visits the Pawn Shop because he trusts them. Their clock expert values it to half a million, but they offer only ten dollars for it, which Homer does not accept. Homer tries to sell it at auction, but makes the bid too high so he is forced to buy it back.
Homer then tries to sell it to the Attic Snoopers. Lisa suggests that they can take it to the museum as she wanted for a while. The museum tells him about the clock's origin, but they cannot buy it and instead they want him to donate it, which he does not accept. Marge is still painting when Homer comes home with the kids. Homer gets a phone call from a buyer and drives away with the kids to meet him. The buyer, Howard Hughes Junior, wants the clock for two million dollars, but when they meet him they get shot and forced to flee, but Hughes promises them that he will contact them again. Marge has finished with her painting and is visited by a lady who says that the clock belonged to her father, so Marge gives her the clock, which is hanging in the living room. Homer comes home and tells Marge that they found a buyer for two million dollars but she is forced to admit that she had given the clock away. The old lady ends up selling it to Mr. Burns, who destroys the clock because he is now the owner of the last piece of the model.
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