|How the Vest Was Won!
How the Vest Was Won! is a comic story featured in Simpsons Comics 57. The story was later reprinted in the collection Simpsons Comics Barn Burner.
For ratting out the school bullies' attempt to shoplift beer from the Kwik-E-Mart, Bart appears on a TV show and receives a bulletproof vest as a reward. The vest proves to be invaluable when the bullies vow revenge.
Bart appears on a TV show and gets a special bullet-proof vest for squealing on Nelson, Kearney, Jimbo and Dolph for stealing wax lips from the Kwik-E-Mart. The four tell Bart that they're going to kill him once their community service is up, but in the meanwhile, Bart wears his vest everywhere, and shows it off to the Springfield Elementary students. The bullies' plots to get Bart fail, however, and Dolph and Jimbo end up hospitalized. Eventually, Bart is in a face-off with Nelson and Kearney, but Bart ends up saving Nelson by pushing him away from a piece of the falling, crumbly monorail track. Their pictures, along with their names (spelt incorrectly), appear in the Springfield Shopper.