Bart impatiently moved the back of his foot up and down and clinched the end of his desk as he watched the clock. Skinner set down the papers he was checking and stood up. "Well, Simpson," He started, "I hope you learned your lesson this time. I'm not going to tolerate your behavior anymore! Next time you cause ruckus in this school you'll-" "3:00!" Bart jumped from his seat, interrupting his principal. "Catch you later, SkinButt!" He dashed out the class and started to run down the hall. He passed Groundskeeper Willie, who was mopping, and started to slide on the wet floor across the hall. "Cowabunga!" the boy uttered. Skinner watched from behind, and threw the palm of his hand against his face. Bart slid to the front of the school and stumbled through the doors. He hopped down the steps and grabbed his skateboard which he hid in a bush next to the school. After tossing it to the ground, he quickly jumped on and pushed himself forward with his foot. He headed straight across the street and then turned a corner around Krusty Burger.
At the Simpsons residence, Homer was heading to the car to go pick up Bart. He didn't even bother to put on pants, as he just got in with his underwear showing. The car started, and Homer pulled out of the drive-way, and drove down the street. At the same time, Bart was racing through Springfield. After turning the corner, he reached the park and was headed for a bench. Acting fast, he jumped onto the bench, and ran across it, while pouncing over Helen Lovejoy, while the board smoothly rolled under, and he finally jumped back onto it and continued to ride. He turned back and laughed at her, but as he turned back around he discovered he was approaching a tree. He let out a low yelp before crashing into the tree. Bart flew off the board and slid across the floor, leaving a bruise on his arm. After a couple of seconds of shock, he jumped to his feet and made his way over to his skateboard. He got back on and started to ride the way he was heading. He came to a cross walk, but there was too much traffic to cross, so he grabbed the light pole to have himself quickly turn to the right and continue down the street. Although, the street didn't go too far and there was a wall at the end of the street. Bart placed his foot on the back of the board to slow himself down a little, and he turned his riding direction diagonally. As he was near the wall, he ollied up and flip his board to the side, and started riding on the wall. This only lasted around five seconds before he was dropped back down, but luckily, he was on the other side of the street. He headed straight through, passing Moe's Tavern and the Kwik-E-Mart and finally coming to a stop in front of Milhouse's home, just in time to see Homer drive from around the corner. Homer parked on the other side of the street and pressed on the horn. "Come on boy!" He yelled. "I have TV to watch!" Bart kicked up his board ran across the street and got into the car.
As soon as they arrived back at home, Homer ran out of the car and into the house. Bart followed behind, but at a walking pace. He dropped his board, then quietly made his way to the stairs and started to go up when Marge came into the room and said, "Hi, Bart! Did you have fun over at Milhouse's?" Bart turned to his mother and gave her a fake smile. "Nah, Milhouse swallowed a bug and cried for forty minutes. The usual!" He started to head upstairs but was halted by Marge again. "Bart. I want you to go help your sister." "With what?" He asked. "She's trying to save the library, and she needs help trying to get all the signatures to stop them from destroying it." Bart gasped and stated, "That's horrible!" Marge was shocked for half a second. "Wow, Bart, I didn't know you cared..." "No, I mean helping Lisa is horrible! Why am I being punished?! I didn't do anything wrong, I was at Milhouse's all day, remember? I couldn't have gotten in trouble! Or did they call here? I gotta check the messages!" Bart started to head to the kitchen but Marge grabbed his arm and prevented him from progressing. "I want you to get your tushie upstairs." Bart folded his arms across his chest. "If I help Lisa, so do you and Homer!" "No deal! Now march, mister!" "Aww, come on, man!" He started to drag his self up the stairs.
A knock was heard at Lisa's bedroom door. Lisa got up from her bed and opened it to see Bart standing there. "What do you want, Bart?" She said in a monotone voice, expecting rudeness from him. He let himself in and sat on the edge of the bed. "Mom wants me to help you destroy the library or something." "I wanna SAVE the library!" "Yeah, that was it!" He remembered. Lisa smiled. "Well if you really want to help-" "Which I don't." Bart interrupted with a grin. "...then you can come with me to get signatures." She finished. Bart thought about it for a second. "Okay, sure. I'll go with you." He decided. Lisa smiled again. "With my brains and your...sister's brains, we'll still have a place to study." Bart scratched the back of his head. "...Right...we."
"We should start with Flanderses." Lisa suggested and they waltzed outside. Bart nodded in agreement. The little blond girl knocked on her neighbors' door. In no time, Rodd and Todd answered. "Hey," Bart said, "Where's Ned?" "Daddy went on a business trip." Rodd told him. Lisa looked around. "He left you here by yourselves?" "No," Todd started, "The babysitter has been sleeping for four days straight." Lisa decided to quickly change the subject. "Hey, would you two be interested in signing this petition? It's to save the only library in Springfield." Rodd looked at it and said "What about the school libr-?" "They're closing that one too!" Lisa lied. Todd shook his head. "Sorry, but we can't decide on anything big unless Daddy says it's okay." Lisa put her head down in disappointment. Bart looked over to her and felt pity. "Oh, but this isn't just for the library," He said. "It also puts funds that go to the church! And even Jesus gets a share!" Rodd and Todd both muttered, "Ooh!" Bart grinned, "Now wouldn't your father want this for Jesus?" Rodd and Todd both signed the paper as fast as they could. "That's for you Jesus!" Todd said, praying. Bart took the clipboard back and him and Lisa started to walk away. "Bart," She started to ask, "did you lie to them so they would sign the petition?" Bart smiled, "Well, that's the only way they were going to sign it, and I know how much this means to you." Lisa also smiled, "Oh Bart, thank you!" She gave him a hug.