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"Cartoons... America's only native art form. I don't count jazz 'cause it sucks."
Bart Simpson

“The Wandering Juvie” is the sixteenth episode of Season 15.

Synopsis[]

When Bart scams the town for wedding presents, he is sent to a Springfield Juvenile Correctional Facility. While tethered to female inmate, Gina Vendetti, he escapes the facility.

Full Story[]

When the Simpson family is at Costington's department store, Marge tries out some beauty creme, Lisa finds clothes that are too inappropriate for her while Homer after getting his shoelaces caught in the escalator accidentally mistakes a dressing room for a restroom. Bart, while humming to find someone else, picks up a barcode scanner pretending it's a gun, the store manager explains that it's a barcode reader which you use to scan items for registration. Bart uses the wedding gift registry as a prank to register himself and his bride, "Lotta Cooties", for wedding presents. Next Bart scans lots of items in the store he would like his guest to purchase Bart invites many people to his so-called "wedding" and plans to take all the unused gifts back for store credit. Many people who know him had fallen easily for it (even though it had his name on it), they leave their gifts on the table and go inside the tent. Bart zips up the tent sealing them inside, causing them to lose air. Bart takes the presents on the table which has skateboards and leaves, he thinks he's home free, but he is stopped in his tracks and gets arrested by Chief Wiggum. Bart tries to bribe Wiggum with the wedding presents, but Wiggum only accepts cash bribes, as stated on his badge and arrests Bart. Because of his "wedding" prank as well as his incredibly strong record of bad behavior, Bart is sentenced to six months of juvenile detention by Judge Constance Harm. Bart begs the Judge to not make that his sentence and incarcerate his father for the crimes he committed but Judge Harm refuses and has the police take Bart away. At first a tearful Marge tries to clutch Bart to keep the police from taking him, but they replace Bart with Ralph.

At the detention center, Bart is being bullied by practically all the boy inmates and is miserable when his favorite cartoon is edited down to be nonviolent. While outside, he tries to keep out of trouble by going somewhere safe. After ruling out every area of the play area, he leans against the fence of the female juvenile hall, Gina Vendetti among other girls (she threatens to make his puberty very boring while wielding a penknife). When the family visits Bart, he tells them how bad it is in there. Homer has now taken the job of being a prison guard to protect and keep an eye on him. Unfortunately, his shift ends until two weeks from that day. Bart has another problem when he is partnered with Gina for the "prom". While they are dancing, Gina thinks of a way she can escape, but due to the fact that they are handcuffed together, she automatically brings Bart along since he has been convinced to go along since she kissed him. They are on the lam and try to go far away, even pointing out that she can convince the police that this was his fault. That night, a news report comes on saying that Bart and Gina have escaped, Lisa is confused because he was supposed to be released anyway in two weeks. Not wanting his son to get hurt Homer declares they will look for him (he gets the thought that a hoard of aliens will kidnap him and make him marry another alien). Bart asks Gina how she ended up in juvie, she reveals that she pushed a princess off the parapet at Disneyland castle. Overtime Bart and Gina start to like each other and the next day they look for a blacksmith who can remove their cuffs. Eventually, they are freed, she gives him a goodbye kiss and Bart asks if they'll see each other again, but she punches him in the stomach and leaves. At first Bart thinks that she is crazy but shortly after he finds Gina is alone and forlorn, as it turns out she has no family she made it up. At first Bart tries to cheer her up but she angrily attacks him saying he doesn't understand where she yells at Bart, and he calls her a psycho.

They engage in a brutal fight and Bart is so furious that he actually wants to kill her as much as she wants to kill him this time. However, just before they continue, the police arrive and arrest them, telling the rest of the Simpsons that Bart will now be in Juvie even longer. Gina, feeling terrible, confesses that the escape was all her idea. Despite Lou pointing out that Bart still has time left in his sentence Chief Wiggum then tells Bart he is free to go on the basis there is no space left in the back of the police car alongside Gina, the bear that mauled Wiggum and Wiggum's box kite.

When she arrives back at her cell, she finds the Simpsons waiting to have a family dinner with her which she likes.

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