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The Simpsons: Lisa's Rival

Golden child Lisa Simpson finds she's starting to tarnish just a little when a new girl, Allison Taylor, moves to Springfield. Allison is smart, pretty, a great saxophone player and a crack diorama builder. Meanwhile, Homer sells spilled sugar to the masses.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x2
Production Number: 1F17
Airdate: Sunday September 11th, 1994

Director: Mark Kirkland
Writer: Mike Scully

  • Currently 6.3/10
6.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Maggie Roswell
voiced Miss Hoover
Pamela Hayden
voiced Jimbo, Milhouse
Russi Taylor
voiced Martin, Sarah, Sherri, Uter
Winona Ryder
voiced Allison Taylor
Main Cast
Dan Castellaneta
voiced Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Barney, Willy, Sideshow Mel, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Gil, Itchy, Various
Julie Kavner
voiced Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier, Various
Nancy Cartwright
voiced Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, Various
Yeardley Smith
voiced Lisa Simpson, Various
Hank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
Harry Shearer
voiced Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Otto, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Rev. Lovejoy, Various
Episode Notes
Chalkboard: No one is interested in my underpants

Couch: The living room floor is a shallow body of water. The Simpsons swim their way to the couch. Once on the couch, Bart removes his scuba mask and Homer dries out his ear by sticking his finger in it.

Even though the season five episode "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadassss Song" is the 100th episode in broadcast order, this episode is the 100th in production code order (as it's production code is 1F17, meaning that if FOX aired The Simpsons episode's in production code, Lisa's Rival would air after "Burns' Heir" and "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadassss Song" would have been the 101st episode).

Episode Quotes
Bart: Tomorrow morning, when Allison comes out of her house, we spray her with the hose, soaking her from head to toe, leaving us relatively dry.
Lisa: Relatively?
Bart: Well, there's bound to be some splash back.
Lisa: Bart, her being wet won't help me to win the competition.
Bart: We could just sabotage her diorama, humiliating her in front of the students and faculty.
Lisa: Perfect!
Bart: Leaving her primed for the most traumatic hose-soaking of her life!
Lisa: Enough with the hose!

Homer: I can't live the buttoned down life like you. I want it all: the terrifying lows, the dizzying highs, the creamy middles! Sure, I might offend a few of the blue-noses with my cocky stride and musky odor - oh, I'll never be the darling of the so-called 'City Fathers' who cluck their tongues, stroke their beards, and talk about what's to be done with this Homer Simpson?

Mr. Taylor: Hi, Lisa, I'm Alison's father, Professor Taylor. I've heard great things about you.
Lisa: Oh, really? I--
Mr. Taylor: Oh, don't be modest. I'm glad we have someone who can join us in our anagram game.
Alison: We take proper names and rearrange the letters to form a description of that person.
Mr. Taylor: Like, er...Oh, I don't know, uh...Alec Guinness.
Alison: Genuine class.
Mr. Taylor: Ho ho, very good. Alright, Lisa, um...Jeremy Irons.
Lisa: Uh, Jeremy's...iron.
Mr. Taylor: Mm hmm, well, that's...very good...for a first try. You know what? I have a ball. Perhaps you'd like to bounce it?

Warning: The Simpsons season 6 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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