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The Simpsons: Girls Just Want to Have Sums

Principal Skinner is replaced by a women's education expert after making a sexist statement about women’s math skills during a musical (which was written by a former female Springfield Elementary school student who was a math whiz), who segregates the school by gender. At first, Lisa loves the arrangement, but when she discovers that the girls' classes are more about self-esteem boosting than actual learning, Lisa disguises herself as a boy and attends the boys' classes.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 17x19
Production Number: HABF12
Airdate: Sunday April 30th, 2006

Director: Nancy Kruse
Writer: Matt Selman

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Pro7) Mar 11, 2007

Guest Stars
Marcia WallaceMarcia Wallace
voiced Edna Krabappel
Pamela HaydenPamela Hayden
voiced Milhouse
Russi TaylorRussi Taylor
voiced Martin Prince
Tress MacNeilleTress MacNeille
voiced Dolph, Jimbo, Lindsay Naegle
Frances McDormandFrances McDormand
voiced Melanie Upfoot
Main Cast
Dan CastellanetaDan Castellaneta
voiced Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Barney, Willy, Sideshow Mel, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Gil, Itchy, Various
Julie KavnerJulie Kavner
voiced Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier, Various
Nancy CartwrightNancy Cartwright
voiced Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, Various
Yeardley SmithYeardley Smith
voiced Lisa Simpson, Various
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
Harry ShearerHarry Shearer
voiced Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Otto, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Rev. Lovejoy, Various
Episode Notes
Chalkboard: None

Couch: Repeat of the couch gag from "Goo Goo Gai Pan" where a crowd of supporting characters from the show hold a surprise party for The Simpsons, and Homer suddenly has a heart attack.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Jethro TullThick As A Brick 
Judas PriestBreaking The Law 

Episode Quotes
Lisa: I love the use of streamers as blood. It robs the violence of its power.
Bart: Whohoo, I'm drenched in blood!

Homer: (puts on a mask of Scratchy's head) Hey, check it out! I'm scratcher or something.

Skinner: No, no, no! It's the differences, of which, there are none, that make the saneness, exceptional. Just tell me what to say! (he hyperventilates)

Homer: Oh, why did woman invent sleeping on the couch?

Lisa: Principal Skinner!
Skinner: It's groundskeeper Skinner now.
Willy: Assistant groundskeeper, you puke!

Skinner: I don't have any opinions anymore. All I know is that no one is better than anyone else and everyone is the best at everything.

Cultural References
The title Girls Just Want to Have Sums is a spoof on the song Girls Just Want to Have Fun, originally sung by Cyndi Lauper. Read more about the song in the wikipedia article.

In the Springfield Theater Complex one sign says: Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in $$$. Both voice actors played important voice roles in Disney's The Lion King, which are their best known roles and supposedly got the best cash for it in their professional lives.

The Itchy and Scratchy musical title Stab-A-Lot is a parody on the Monty Python's musical Spamalot, in which Hank Azaria belongs to the leading original cast. Read more about the musical in the wikipedia article.

The scenes in the musical Stab-A-Lot itself are a parody on Disney's 1994 movie The Lion King. Read more about the movie in the wikipedia article.

In girls school there are paintings of the female artists Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe. Read more about them in the wikipedia articles here and there.

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