Venture capitalists take an interest in Moe’s homemade whiskey; Grampa hurts himself and learns he prefers being in the care of Bart over the nursing home; Lisa finds the hologram of a jazz legend offensive.
When Flanders’ parents prove to prefer Homer’s company to his, he jealously responds by giving Homer a shiner, and then tries desperately to reconcile with him. Meanwhile, Lisa is at a loss to understand why a new substitute teacher is bullying her for no obvious reason.
Homer uncovers a family secret and learns that Grampa was once known as “Gorgeous Godfrey,” the most feared and vilified wrestler on the pro circuit, but when Bart starts to emulate some of his grandfather’s villainous ways, it’s up to the old man to set the young man straight.
Bart and Milhouse explore the perks of adulthood following a shaving experiment; Marge tries to save Maggie from the dangers of children’s TV; includes a broadcast of Oscar-nominated short film “Maggie Simpson in: The Longest Daycare.”
Bart’s dream girl, Mary Spuckler, comes to town, but his failure to pay her enough attention is having a negative impact on their relationship. Meanwhile, Homer once again runs afoul of Marge and lands in the doghouse.