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Season 12  "The Great Money Caper"  12x7

Aired 19 years ago - Dec 10, 2000

Bart gets a magic set and with it he and Homer try street performing to make money. When it doesn't work out, Homer leaves Bart on his own, fending for himself. Being abandoned by his father makes Bart into a charity case and people just start giving Bart money. So Bart and Homer start working this angle and then get some advice from the man who wrote the book on grifting, Grampa Simpson. When they get busted pulling a scam, they manage to scam their way out of the situation; but Groundskeeper Willy may wind taking the fall, unless Homer or Bart confesses their guilt.

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Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 1
- Now, Marge, I have a problem. - Oh, yeah?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 2
There we go. And we'll skip right ahead to the Kill-O-Tine.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 3
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 4
- [Chittering] - No! No! Get off of me!
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 5
Gee, I wish I could, Son. But we already left the gift shop.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 6
[All Screaming]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 7
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 8
Maybe I can make some money, Dad. The magic act is really coming along.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 9
Come on. Pony up, Flanders. The kid's not turning tricks for nothin'.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 10
- I know, but which one? - Ohh.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 11
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 12
- Ohh. - Poor boy. Here's some money for bus fare.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 13
- Hey, Homer! Check it out! - What the-
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 14
- Can you look even more pathetic? - [Whimpers]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 15
There you go! We'd be stealing from people we know.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 16
There's the Pigeon Drop, the Ear Wigger, the Brillstein grab-
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 17
Uh, should I just back out of the room?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 18
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 19
That cake was for your deaf sister!
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 20
Wow! Look at all this loot! What should we buy first?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 21
- [Chuckles] - Suckers.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 22
Mmm. You're a pretty girl.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 23
Oh, dear Lord.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 24
- How much for the dog? - Oh, he's not for sale.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 25
Oy! I'll never be a man.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 26
[Rings]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 27
Now you weren't home, so we had to pay the delivery man.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 28
- [Both] Huh? - Dad?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 29
Yeah. In the Depression, you had to grift. Either that or work.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 30
Oh, why not? If we don't take their money, they'll just give it to some televangelist.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 31
- Which one of you youngsters is Abe Simpson? - I'm Abe Simpson.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 32
- [All Cheering] - Yeah. I'm gonna get me the craziest, "strippiest"-
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 33
Forget it, Ed. Do you know what it costs to sign over a check this big?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 34
Thank you. No shoving.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 35
[Grunts] Mm-hmm.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 36
So we're under arrest for fraud?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 37
Please, F.B.I. Man, don't throw us in jail. We just made one mistake.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 38
Okay. Thank you, sir.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 39
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 40
- That's not an F.B.I. Badge. - "Colgate Cavity Patrol"? Ohh!
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 41
From now on, it's honesty all the way.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 42
- Wild, bushy hair, like an animal. - Anything else?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 43
- [Birds Twittering] - [Snoring]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 44
What do you care, Loner.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 45
Dad, Willie got arrested 'cause of us!
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 46
I was alone in me Unabomber-style shack.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 47
- Dad, we've gotta tell everyone the truth. - Let's see how this plays out.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 48
Yes! Exactly! No, no. I mean the whole incident is hazy.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 49
Mr. Foreman, has the jury reached a verdict?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 50
- Dad, tell them! - When the time is right.

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Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 2
There we go. And we'll skip right ahead to the Kill-O-Tine.
#2
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 3 #3 Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 4
- [Chittering] - No! No! Get off of me!
#4
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 5
Gee, I wish I could, Son. But we already left the gift shop.
#5
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 6
[All Screaming]
#6
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 7 #7 Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 8
Maybe I can make some money, Dad. The magic act is really coming along.
#8
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 9
Come on. Pony up, Flanders. The kid's not turning tricks for nothin'.
#9
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 10
- I know, but which one? - Ohh.
#10
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 11 #11 Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 12
- Ohh. - Poor boy. Here's some money for bus fare.
#12
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 13
- Hey, Homer! Check it out! - What the-
#13
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 14
- Can you look even more pathetic? - [Whimpers]
#14
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 15
There you go! We'd be stealing from people we know.
#15
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 16
There's the Pigeon Drop, the Ear Wigger, the Brillstein grab-
#16
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 17
Uh, should I just back out of the room?
#17
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 18 #18 Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 19
That cake was for your deaf sister!
#19
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 20
Wow! Look at all this loot! What should we buy first?
#20
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 21
- [Chuckles] - Suckers.
#21
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 22
Mmm. You're a pretty girl.
#22
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 23
Oh, dear Lord.
#23
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 24
- How much for the dog? - Oh, he's not for sale.
#24
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 25
Oy! I'll never be a man.
#25
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 26
[Rings]
#26
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 27
Now you weren't home, so we had to pay the delivery man.
#27
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 28
- [Both] Huh? - Dad?
#28
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 29
Yeah. In the Depression, you had to grift. Either that or work.
#29
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 30
Oh, why not? If we don't take their money, they'll just give it to some televangelist.
#30
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 31
- Which one of you youngsters is Abe Simpson? - I'm Abe Simpson.
#31
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 32
- [All Cheering] - Yeah. I'm gonna get me the craziest, "strippiest"-
#32
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 33
Forget it, Ed. Do you know what it costs to sign over a check this big?
#33
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 34
Thank you. No shoving.
#34
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 35
[Grunts] Mm-hmm.
#35
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 36
So we're under arrest for fraud?
#36
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 37
Please, F.B.I. Man, don't throw us in jail. We just made one mistake.
#37
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 38
Okay. Thank you, sir.
#38
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 39 #39 Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 40
- That's not an F.B.I. Badge. - "Colgate Cavity Patrol"? Ohh!
#40
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 41
From now on, it's honesty all the way.
#41
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 42
- Wild, bushy hair, like an animal. - Anything else?
#42
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 43
- [Birds Twittering] - [Snoring]
#43
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 44
What do you care, Loner.
#44
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 45
Dad, Willie got arrested 'cause of us!
#45
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 46
I was alone in me Unabomber-style shack.
#46
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 47
- Dad, we've gotta tell everyone the truth. - Let's see how this plays out.
#47
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 48
Yes! Exactly! No, no. I mean the whole incident is hazy.
#48
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 49
Mr. Foreman, has the jury reached a verdict?
#49
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 7 (S12E07) - 50
- Dad, tell them! - When the time is right.
#50