Synopsis by Mark Deming
Lisa Simpson (voice of Yeardley Smith) sends a letter to the International Olympic Committee suggesting they consider Springfield as a site for the upcoming world games, and to the surprise of everyone the IOC thinks it's a good idea. However, while the city is giddy over the influx of money and media attention the Olympics will draw, Bart manages to spoil everything by presenting some wildly insulting standup comedy at a press event for the visiting IOC representatives. The committee changes their mind at the last minute, and Bart and his classmates are ordered to perform community service as punishment for driving away the Olympics. Bart is assigned to help out at the Springfield Retirement Castle, where his grandfather Abe Simpson (voice of Dan Castellaneta) is a resident. Bart tries to liven up the humdrum lives of the senior citizens, and arranges for them to take an afternoon cruise on a boat. However, Bart forgets little things like medication for the passengers or proper safety, and his attempt to show the seniors a good time may prove deadly after their ship collides with a yacht owned by C. Montgomery Burns (Voice of Harry Shearer). Meanwhile, Homer (also voiced by Castellaneta) has to find a way to get rid of thousands of springs he bought to make souvenir mascot toys for the Springfield Olympics. "The Old Man and the "C" Student first aired on April 25, 1999, and features a voice cameo from fitness guru Jack La Lanne as himself, who demonstrates his real-life trick of towing a boat using a chain in his teeth.