Thefamily travels to New York City in search of Bart's long-lost love Mary Spucklerwho he wants to reconnect with since she has left Springfield and her hillbilly family there to reinvent herself in the big apple. Lisa and Marge look forward to experiencing all the city has to offer but when they realize their budget won't allow a Broadway play they settle for the free "Shakespeare In the Park" which doesn't go as planned.moreless
Ken Burns pays a visit to the class of Emily Elizabeth and her friends, explaining that he's at work on a documentary about pets. He's been invited as a guest to the class because the class project is for everyone to group into teams and make their own documentaries. Emily Elizabeth, Nina and Shun get their first turn with the class video camera and decide to make a video about the people in their neighborhood. They get so caught up in the roles of cameraperson, producer and interviewer that are assigned to them that at first they have trouble creating a meaningful documentary.
Evan receives tickets from Coach Harris to go see a basketball game featuring his favorite player --- Alan Houston. Once at the game, he gets to actually meet Alan Houston, but then is asked to watch over Houston's little daughter Remie and her puppy, Hoops. Evan is glad to do it, but finds it very hard to concentrate on the game. Still, he finds it worth it in the end.moreless