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Opportunity Cost in "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochy Show" - The Simpsons
by Dirk Mateer `

Bart and Lisa decide not to watch their favorite TV show because it is so beautiful outside. Then Marge decides to hug Bart. He asks if she could just hug him at night when he is asleep. In both cases, opportunity costs are an important part of the decision-making process. This scene is a short and simple way to prompt a discussion about opportunity costs.

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"The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochy Show" - The Simpsons by Created by Matt Groening, Directed by Steven Dean Moore, Written by David S. Cohen (1997) Bart says that he loves his mom, but doesn't need to see her every day.