The Simpsons/Moaning Lisa
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Moaning Lisa is the sixth episode of the first season of The Simpsons, and the sixth episode overall.
Lisa gets sent home from school with a terrible case of the blues. Meanwhile, Homer is distraught with the fact that Bart is whooping him at video boxing. One night Lisa meets “Bleeding Gums” Murphy, a jazz musician who teaches her how to express her feelings through music. We learn in a dream sequence that Marge was pushed to be happy by her mother and so she pushes Lisa to smile until Marge finally relents and it causes Lisa to naturally smile. Just when Homer was about to beat Bart in boxing, Marge and Lisa pull the plug. The family goes to the Jazz Hole, where “Bleeding Gums” plays a song that was written by Lisa.
- Blackboard: I will not instigate revolution.
- Couch Gag: The Simpsons pile on to the couch, Maggie pops up in the air and Marge catches her.
Behind the Scenes
Allusions and References
- Bart: Is Jacques there?
Bart: Jacques, last name Strap.
Moe: Hold on. (calling out) Jacques Strap! Hey guys, I'm looking for a Jacques Strap!
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