Homer and Bart are chased through Springfield, carrying the head of a statue of Jebediah Springfield. They become surrounded and Bart recalls how he ended up with the head.
The story begins on Sunday morning. After church, Bart sneaks off to see Space Mutants IV, but runs into some troublemakers. Jimbo, the leader, invites Bart to sneak into the movie with them. Later, the boys throw rocks at the statue of Jebediah Springfield, but when Bart defends the town founder, the bullies tease him.
Bart sneaks off in the middle of the night and saws the head off the statue to impress the gang. However, everyone in Springfield is upset, even Jimbo and the bullies. Bart confesses to his family, and Homer escorts Bart to the authorities, where they run into the mob. We are taken back to the present day, where Bart reminds the townspeople of their heritage, and they forgive him.