Mypods and Boomsticks
Production Code
Broadcast Index
Episode Number
30 November 2008
Marc Wilmore
Steven Dean Moore
Executive Producer
Al Jean
Guest Stars
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Gary M. Gadsdon
  • Character Debuts:
  • • Bahir
  • • Mina
  • • Steve Mobs
Plot While at the mall to return some unwanted Christmas Presents from Bart, the family discover that the Mall has a Mapple store, there Krusty returns his Mypod, but instead just gives it to Lisa, who really wanted one but cant afford one, also, Bart plays a prank on the store when the founder of Mapple, Steve Mobs makes an announcement. The staff of the store chase after Bart, as he's running down the street, he meets and makes friends with a new kid in town, Bashir, who happens to be Muslim. <br /><br />When Homer first meets Bashir, Homer doesn't suspect much, but after talking to Moe, Lenny and Carl, he suspects that Bashir's family may be terrorists, at dinner, Homer makes prejudice actions including getting them to cut a cake of the American Flag. They refuse and leave. Marge forces Homer to set a better example to Bart by going over their house to apologise. <br /><br />At their house, Homer spots that Bashir's Dad is loading TNT into a crate, his suspicions are true. After he leaves, Homer pretends to make peace with Bashir's Mom but is really there to gather information on what they are doing. He inspects their computer and finds out that he is going to bomb the Mall. <br /><br />Homer rushes to the Mall, and evacuates it rather quickly when outside, he spots Bart about to blow the Mall up himself. It turns out that Bashir's dad's job is in Demolition, he makes sure that the explosions are safe. Homer rushes into the building set to be demolished and removes the Dynamite and throws it in the river. As it makes it's way downriver, the plunger hit's the wall, blowing up a bridge which has the Duff Brewery on the other side.<br /><br />With a Barbecue in their backyard, Homer formally apologises for real now knowing the truth. <br /><br />At the same time, Lisa downloads far too many songs onto her Mypod, and rings up $1,200. Unable to pay the bill, she goes to Steve Mobs to work out a reduced payment plan, instead he gives her a job at Mapple in order to pay for the bill. 
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