Raymond, Robert, and Frank don't want to bring up the fact that Marie is having vision trouble, because they are scared about how she will react. Meanwhile, Robert gets back together with Amy and invites her to a Thanksgiving dinner.moreless
Frasier, still unemployed, is hesitant to attend his high school reunion. He fears if he does attend, he'll sit at the last table with the chess club barbershop quartet.
Bart gets jealous and decides to do something about it, when he discovers that Milhouse has a girlfriend and suddenly doesn't have as much time for him any more. Meanwhile Lisa worries about Homer's weight and convinces Marge to order some subliminal weight loss tapes, instead Homer's vocabulary improves dramatically when subliminal vocabulary tapes are sent instead.moreless
The family is forced to scrimp, save and cut back in order to pay for Santa's Little Helper's life-saving surgery.