The Return of Xt'tapalatakettle
| The Return of Xt'tapalatakettle
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Snowball II walks down into the basement and presses a button on the Olmec head, causing it to open up. Inside the statue sits X't'h'k'k, who starts talking to Snowball. After a while, X'T'H'K'K goes to check if the coast is clear, which it is, because everyone is asleep. X'T'H'K'K goes into the kitchen and starts raiding the refrigerator. While he sits and eats, Homer enters the room and starts sleep-eating. In the morning Bart wakes up and discovers a creepy old Aztec witch doctor sleeping at the end of his bed, and he starts to yell. The family wakes up and when Marge sees the old man, she yells too. Homer recognizes the man from his dream and believes he is still dreaming, and runs out of the house naked.
Marge asks what he is doing in Bart's room. X'T'H'K'K says that he is doing his sacred duty. For 50 years, he has lived inside the head of Xt'tapalatakettle, awaiting his terrible and glorious return to bring judgment on humanity. When Mr. Burns gave the head to the Simpsons, he stayed inside waiting for Xt'tapalatakettle's return. He visited Bart every night because he is his chosen successor. He has no son to carry on the sacred waiting, so he has been desperately planting that suggestion into Bart's sleeping mind for months. X'T'H'K'K begins to follow Bart and wants him to be his chosen one, but Bart says that it would be a better idea to choose Homer. Marge and Lisa try to get rid of the head, but no one wants it, and Homer comes home from work. Bart and X'T'H'K'K go to the Olmec head in the basement. Homer is about to embark on the head. But when he thinks he is dreaming again, he intends to visit the Duff Brewery instead.
Bart goes to Lisa to get some tips how he can get rid of X'T'H'K'K, but she won't help him until she sees that X'T'H'K'K had a good contact with Snowball. Bart and Lisa go to Ned to borrow some Christmas lights and his garage while Homer is thrown out of the Duff Brewery after swimming naked in the tank. Homer realizes that he's not dreaming, so he decides he will live out his guiltless consequence. Lisa wants to show X'T'H'K'K something in Flanders' garage. It turns out to be Xt'tapalatakettle hanging in the roof, but X'T'H'K'K thinks he is somewhat lacking in the wall of purifying fire, so he is skeptical. Xttapalatakettle, who is actually Bart, tries to convince him that he is genuine. and he realizes that he is too close to the fire that Homer started after he sprayed gasoline all over the garage.
Ned sees what Homer has done and starts extinguishing the fire, and Homer realizes that this dream is exactly the same as when he woke up, and he starts to run away because now he is really angry. X'T'H'K'K tells the Simpsons that the end is upon them, and he must return to his village and be with his family before the world is consumed in fire, and as soon as he has $720 for the flight, he can leave. Smithers and Mr. Burns come and are forced to give X'T'H'K'K a check for $750 because he is actually the oldest in Springfield, 142 years, which is older than Mr. Burns.
X'T'H'K'K leaves Springfield and flies home and everything is back to normal for the Simpson family, except that Homer has now settled into the Olmec head. While he sits there, he gets visited by the real Xttapalatakettle. Xttapalatakettle tells Homer that he has returned after hundreds of winters to bring judgment on humanity, and then asks what Homer is doing tonight. He says that he plans to watch TV, drink beer, and eat donuts, and Xttapalatakettle starts doing the same.