After attending the annual company picnic, Homer becomes jealous of fellow employees with “normal” families. He decides to enlist the aid of psychologist Marvin Monroe to treat his wife and children.
Homer takes his family to the company picnic, given by his boss, Mr. Burns. A cruel and tyrannical employer, Burns fires any employee whose family is not enjoying themselves. When Bart and Homer enter the father-son sack race, Bart decides to break the company picnic policy by beating the boss. But Homer intercedes and tackles his son just as he is about to cross the finish line. Seeing how Burns shines towards a “Nice Family,” who treat each other with love and respect, Homer wonders why he has been cursed with his unloving, uncaring, and disrespectful family.
Homer takes his wife and kids to see how other families live on their street. Peaking through living room windows, they see happy families sharing quality time together. Convinced he is a loser with a loser family, Homer stops by Moe’s bar. After seeing a commercial for Dr. Marvin Monroe’s Family Therapy Center and hearing that they guarantee family bliss, or “double your money back,” Homer pawns his television to raise money and enrolls the family in the clinic. When a family resembling the Simpsons walks out after receiving treatment, they are happy and glowing with love for each other.
Dr. Monroe tries standard therapy to civilize the Simpsons. But when the usual methods prove useless, he resorts to electrotherapy. He wires the Simpsons to electrodes that will allow them to shock one another. Bart immediately zaps his sister, who returns the jolt. Soon the whole family is sending shocks through each other, causing the lights of the city to dim. Resigned that the Simpsons are incurable, Dr. Monroe gives them double their money back. With 500 dollars in his pocket, Homer and his blissful family head to buy a new television.
Source: 20th Century Fox