The Buck Stops Everywhere
| The Buck Stops Everywhere
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In the year 1863, Marge is found painting the five dollar bill. Homer comes in to the room, whining that dinner is an hour late, when President Abraham Lincoln realises that he is late for the theatre (the night that he was murdered) and asks for Homer to cover for him, seeing as he had to stay until the painting was finished.
We then follow the life of the first dollar bill, starting off with a competition in the Power Plant, where employees have to improve the Power Plant most by the end of the day. Lenny and Carl both try, but end up damaging the Plant, so Homer wins by default. Homer receives the bill while he is asleep, and while admiring it, while driving to Moe's he is pulled up by Chief Wiggum, who takes the five dollars. He later gives it to Ralph, who is conned out of it by Bart. Bart pays his 'Krusty Fan Club Dues'. Krusty is in court, and pays Gil, his lawyer with it. Krusty is found guilty of permanently tattooing Milhouse with his Krusty Halloween Makeup Kit. Krusty snatches the money back and gives it to Milhouse. Milhouse goes to the Comic Book Store to purchase a mask to hide his face. After finding and questioning why Bart has his own action figures, comic books and masks, Comic Book Guy takes the money, and shoves a Bart mask on Milhouse, who ends up having to serve Bart's detention, which is doubled, as Principal Skinner thinks Milhouse is really Bart and he skipped detention. Milhouse tries to explain, but the detention gets tripled for 'talking back'.
Comic Book Guy then buys Stan Lee's bones from Professor Frink, who buys the finishing touches for his time machine. He then goes back in time to prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Homer was at the theatre instead of President Lincoln. Frink then covered for Homer, and saved his life instead. Frink returns after saving Homer, as Lincoln was never in danger. He buys his lunch while mentioning that he prays he hasn't affected the future too much. The delivery man then mutters, "That cheapskate sure looked familiar." It then shows a five dollar bill with Frink dressed up as Abraham Lincoln.