The Simpsons get into a mortgage crisis when Homer can't afford to pay off the home equity line of credit he took out to finance extravagant Mardi Gras parties, forcing him to sell the family home to Flanders.
After an old high school rival named Vance is honored at on the Springfield Wall of Fame, Homer becomes depressed when he discovers that Principal Dondelinger rigged the student council election so Vance would win.
Lisa: Dad, we have to do something all the bees are dying! Homer: (sarcastically) Oh, no! No bees! Ooh, now who will sting me and walk all over my sandwiches? Lisa: But, Dad! Bees pollinate flowers. Homer: Pfft. Flowers, the painted whores of the plant world.