Bart: Dad, can we have $183,000?
Homer: (Gets his wallet) What for?
Bart: Lisa and I want to finance a series of animated cartoons.
Homer: Oh. Forget it!
Myers: I hope you're happy, kid; the studio's bankrupt. You just killed Itchy & Scratchy. (closes the studio's gate, bearing a "Out of business" sign)
Bart: We killed Itchy & Scratchy?
Chester: Good riddance. Wanna go celebrate? I feel like liver and onions. (smacks his lips)
Lyrics to "Amendment To Be"
Boy: (spoken) Hey, who left all this garbage lying on the steps of Congress?
Amendment: (spoken) I'm not garbage.
(sung) I'm an amendment to be,
Yes, an amendment to be,
And I'm hoping that they'll ratify me,
There's a lot of flag burners,
Who have got too much freedom,
I wanna make it legal,
For policemen to beat 'em,
'Cause there's limits to our liberties.
'Least I hope and pray that there are,
'Cause those liberal freaks go too far.
Boy: (spoken) But why can't we just make a law against flag burning?
Amendment: (spoken) Because that law would be unconstitutional.
But if we changed the Constitution...
Boy: (spoken) Then we could make all sorts of crazy laws!
Amendment: (spoken) Now you're catching on!
(brief breakaway as Bart and Lisa comment on what they're seeing)
Bart: What the Hell is this?
Lisa: It's one of those campy '70s throwbacks that appeal to Generation-Xers.
Bart: We need another Vietnam to out their ranks a little.
back to show
Boy: (spoken) But what if they say you're not good enough to be in the Constitution?
Amendment: (sung) Then I'll destroy all opposition to me,
And I'll make Ted Kennedy pay,
If he fights back,
I'll say that he's gay!
Fat Senator: (running up) Good news, Amendment! They ratified 'ya. You're in the U.S. Constitution!
Amendment: (spoken, estatic) Oh, yeah! Door's open, boys!
(Many bills and amendments run in, behaving wildly and shooting guns; bombs fly everywhere. The crowd cheers enthusiastically as the Senator lifts the boy and the Amendment on his shoulders; both raise their hands triumphantly.)
Roger Meyers Jr: Okay, maybe my dad did steal Itchy, but so what?! Animation is built on plagiarism! If it weren't for someone plagiarizing The Honeymooners, we wouldn't have The Flintstones! If someone hadn't ripped off Sgt. Bilko, there'd be no Top Cat! Huckleberry Hound, Chief Wiggum, Yogi Bear… Andy Griffith, Edward G. Robinson, Art Carney! Your honor, if you take away our right to steal ideas, where are they gonna come from? (points to Marge) Her?
Marge: (thinks to herself) How about Ghost Mutt?