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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.
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.
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
. 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
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