Brother's Little Helper
Production Code
Episode Number
02 October 1999
George Meyer
Mark Kirkland
Executive Producer
Mike Scully
DVD Commentary
Mike Scully
George Meyer
Ian Maxtone-Graham
Matt Selman
Mark Kirkland
Tim Long
Gary M. Gadsdon
Plot When Bart destroys the school gym, Principal Skinner would like Homer and Marge to try an experimental drug called Focusyn. Homer fails to give Bart the drug, but Marge guilts Bart into taking the medication. Quickly, Bart becomes a model student, and Homer and Marge believe that they can finally go out on a romantic evening, when they return, they find Lisa and Maggie outside on the lawn, worried that Bart has gone crazy. Bart is in his room, with wire hangers on the ceiling, wrapped in tin foil, and a trash can lid on his head, he's convinced that major league baseball satellites are watching him. The next day at the Pharmacy, the doctors try to wean Bart off the drug, but Bart, says that he needs it takes a lot of pills and runs away to an army base where he steals a tank and heads for the school. There, he points the turret into the sky and a satellite falls to the ground, Mark McGwire shows up and admits that they were spying on them. Bart then returns to normal with Ritalin.
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