There's a new sheriff in town (with special guest star Count Basie!)
Comedy can be used to make a point that might be obfuscated in a more serious setting. In this case, much of the very source of the humor is the reaction of the townspeople to Bart. The film points out the irrationality thereof, but in an entertaining manner.
NOT TOO BAD, BUT STILL NOT REALLY WORK SAFE
Well, The Bronze Mist is almost back on the road. I only have a few more errands to run before I can go pick her up. Then I have to get her inspected. Then I have to decide what I'm going to do about the hood.