Here, without commentary, is a list of actual subplots from recent episodes of The Simpsons, as summarized by Wikipedia:
- Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa con a delivery man into giving them the most sought-after commodity in the neighborhood – cardboard boxes – so they can build a fort.
- Meanwhile, Homer finds himself in trouble when he can’t remember the color of Marge’s eyes, who vows never to show him her eyes until he remembers.
- Meanwhile, Homer lets Bart in on his secret beef jerky lab, and discovers that raccoons have stolen his supply.
- Meanwhile, Bart and Homer start coin-collecting and go after a rare 1917 coin known as “The Kissing Lincolns” penny.
- Meanwhile, an Irish man gives Marge a job at his bakery, which Marge soon discovers specializes in sexually suggestive pastries.
- Meanwhile, Marge and Homer get addicted to buying expensive items and returning them for bogus reasons.
- Meanwhile, Marge tries to help the Crazy Cat Lady fight her addiction to hoarding cats – and becomes a hoarder herself.
- Meanwhile, Bart discovers that he has the ability to sniff out truffles.