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"The Book Job" is the sixth episode of Season 23, originally in production as the final episode of Season 22.

Synopsis

Lisa learns that all authors write books for money and is shocked. Homer, who learns that authors can make millions out of a successful franchise, and makes a team consisting of himself Bart, Patty, Moe, Principal Skinner, Professor Frink and Neil Gaiman. Meanwhile, Lisa has plans for a single made novel, but she just can't think of an idea and Homer ends up making her the fake author of the teams' book.

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Homer and Marge take Maggie, Bart, and Lisa to Dino-Land. After the show, the kids go to the gift shop where Homer says they are each permitted to get only one toy. Bart throws a fossilized piece of dinosaur poop at Homer, who dodges it, and the poop hits a costumed dinosaur head instead, knocking it off. Lisa says she knows the actress and follows it backstage. Lisa recognizes the actress as T.R. Francis, the writer of the Angelica Button book series. However, Lisa's joy turns to shock when the lady reveals that she did not in fact write the book. Instead, she just posed for the cover, and a tired team of underpaid authors wrote the book. A disappointed Lisa tells Homer what happened, and Homer is interested in the idea of writing a children's book. He enlists Bart, Patty, Moe, Skinner, and Professor Frink to help write the book. However, Lisa thinks she could do better, and decides to write her own book. At the library, Homer and the gang decide to write a book about trolls. Suddenly, Neil Gaiman appears, and offers to help write the book. The crew begins to work on the book, while Lisa dawdles with her own project. Finally, The Troll Twins of Underbridge Academy, Homer's book, is done, and they have a party at Moe's Tavern. Later, at the school book fair, they decide to pitch their idea. However, the publisher reveals they need a fake author with a tragic story. Homer chooses Lisa to be the author. The crew is happy that the book is being published, but then find out that the story has been changed to be about vampires. Homer and the crew decide to switch the book with their original version, and sneak into the book publishing office. The crew is caught, however, namely because Lisa gave the book publishers a tip to get more fame. She publishes the book, but switches the flash drive. So, the original book is published after all. However, Lisa finds out that Neil Gaiman took credit for the book, as he relaxes in Shelbyville. Then later Moe comes from behind the bushes and is about to assassinate Gaiman but cuts a pineapple and they both drink.

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Season 22 Season 23 Episodes Season 24
The Falcon and the D'ohmanBart Stops to Smell the RooseveltsTreehouse of Horror XXIIReplaceable YouThe Food WifeThe Book JobThe Man in the Blue Flannel PantsThe Ten-Per-Cent SolutionHolidays of Future PassedPolitically Inept, with Homer SimpsonThe D'oh-cial NetworkMoe Goes from Rags to RichesThe Daughter Also RisesAt Long Last LeaveExit Through the Kwik-E-MartHow I Wet Your MotherThem, RobotBeware My Cheating BartA Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do AgainThe Spy Who Learned MeNed 'N Edna's BlendLisa Goes Gaga
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