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The Play's the Sting

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The Play's the Sting
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Comic Story information
Released: December 2011
Comic series: Simpsons Comics
Written by: Evan Dorkin

The Play's the Sting is a Simpsons Comics story first printed in Simpsons Comics #185.


Clancy shoots the TV at Moe's when Kent Brockman reports that Sideshow Bob is still free. Homer asks Wiggum why he has not taken him in yet, to which Wiggum replies that Homer does not protect his son. Moe comes with a new TV, and when a televised ballet performance comes on, it gives Clancy an idea: Bob likes culture, so he decides that he and Eddie will set up a ballet performance where they can easily capture him. Homer decides to help, so Clancy lets him help with their mission. But when Eddie goes unconscious after Homer collides with his car, Clancy makes him wear Eddie's leotard. Just a few hours before the show, the only clothes they have found are for girls, but since no one except Bob and a few others have come to watch it because America's Got Deferred Psychica Talent is at the same time, they are not worried about embarrassing themselves. Bart eavesdrops and sets up a fake sign at the entrance to America's Got Deferred Psychica Talent, which says that it is canceled. He then tells the crowd who wanted to see the show that there is a better event going on, and gets them to go see the ballet.

As the show is about to start, Clancy and Homer see that the theater is full and don't dare to go out on stage to look for Bob. Bart then opens the curtains and the two are forced to dance. The audience laughs at Clancy and Homer, but Bob (who sits in the audience dressed up) quickly gets furious at how poorly they dance, so he tears off his clothes. Clancy then recognizes Bob, and he is apprehended while Homer and Clancy stand on the stage in tutus and Bart laughs at them all.


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