Cranberry Sauce

07. Cranberry Sauce à la Bart

A personal favorite — this scene speaks to me because it’s real. While Marge prepares Thanksgiving dinner, her eager son simply wants to lend a helping hand. She assigns him the menial task of opening, emptying and presenting a single can of cranberry sauce. Every step of the process poses too big a challenge for the 9-year-old sous chef — yet this doesn’t stop Bart from taking full credit for the sweet, essential side dish that commemorates the Pilgrims’ arrival on Plymouth Rock.