The Rise and Fall of Bartholomew J. Simpson
| The Rise and Fall of Bartholomew J. Simpson
| Comic Story information
It's the future and the Simpsons children have grown up. Bart has ended up in hospital needing a digestive tract and an anonymous donor has provided one, claiming to be indebted to him. When Bart speaks the words "fish logs", Lisa decides to investigate to see if they are related to the donor. She goes round Springfield, speaking to Milhouse, Chief Wiggum, Ralph, Fat Tony, Principal Skinner and Ned Flanders who each in turn tell the story of what happened with fish logs when Bart was still ten years old:
Lisa has gone away to saxophone camp and Bart helps Fat Tony hide from the police. To repay him, Fat Tony gives Bart a silver case filled with fish logs, who goes on to sell them to all the kids at Springfield Elementary under the name "Mr. B". The sales become very successful, meaning the school isn't receiving any lunch money and Freddy Quimby's fish stick sales have gone down. Mayor Quimby and Principal Skinner agree to close the school early to prevent Bart from receiving any income. After Bart goes out of business, Springfield receives a large sum of relief money and everything returns to normal.
In present day, Lisa is still trying to work out the identity of Bart's donor, soon revealed to be Üter Zörker, who slimmed down and became an action movie star after living on nothing but fish logs. Bart then reveals that fish logs are what landed him in hospital after he binge ate them on a dare.