Lisa enters the Little Miss Springfield pageant.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Blue-Haired Laywer / Ballon Game Man / Groundskeeper Willie / Man in Crowd / Grampa / Dad in Commercial / Barney Gumble / Krusty the Klown / Hairdresser / Director / Krusty the Klown / Scott Christian / Soldier #1 / Nerd #2 / Mayor Quimby (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Martin Prince / Kearney / Daughter in Commercial / Beauty Pageant Entry #1 / Singing Pahasatira Nahasapeemapetilon / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Lisa Simpson / Pahasatira Nahasapeemapetilon (voice)
Guess Your Age and Weight Man / Caricaturist / Duff Blimp Pilot / Moe Szyslak / Apu / Wax Museum Worker / Soldier #2 / Parade Santa / Nerd #1 / Chief Wiggum (voice)
Principal Skinner / Otto / Ned Flanders / Charles Larson / Beauty Pageant Man / Kent Brockman / Dave Shutton / Dr. Hibbert / Football Player (voice)
Himself (voice)
Doris Grau ...
Ice-Cream Lady (voice)
Beauty Pageant Entry #2 / Kid (voice)
Lona Williams ...
Amber Dempsey (voice)


With her self-esteem shattered by a school carnival cartoonist, Homer decides to enter Lisa in a local children's beauty contest, which she ends up winning by default. But when she finds out how heavily involved Laramie Tobacco is in using the contest to sell cigarettes, she uses her position as a platform against the tobacco industry and other establishments of power and corruption. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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Animation | Comedy


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15 October 1992 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene where Lisa is shown to the army troops, it is a reference to a scene from apocalypse now in which playboy models are taken to Vietnam as a form of entertainment for the troops. See more »


When Lisa is announced the Runner up and Amber Dempsey is announced the winner, the other candidates in the background disappear, in the next shot, they appear in the background again. See more »


[as Bart demonstrates walking in heels]
Lisa: Do you really think I can win?
Bart Simpson: Hey, I'm starting to think I can win.
Lisa: But those other girls are prettier than me!
Bart Simpson: Lis, as your brother, this is the hardest thing I've ever had to say... you're not ugly.
Lisa: Oh, Bart!
[throws her arms around him]
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Spoofs Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »


MacArthur Park
by Jimmy Webb
Performed by Yeardley Smith
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Lisa Is Beautiful!
1 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the fourth episode of the fourth season of the Simpsons and it's a very good episode highlighting on themes of sacrifice and self-image. Of course, humor is mighty prevalent. But it's worth paying attention to the themes and in reality, the episode can actually psychologically help people in need. That being said, this is a funny episode. My favorite scene has Lisa singing parts of "Proud Mary," a hit song from Creedence Clearwater Revival.

In this episode, "Lisa the Beauty Queen," Homer enters Lisa in a children's beauty contest after her image is broken as a cartoonist made Lisa look ugly. Lisa comes in second, but after the winner is injured, Lisa wins by default. Lisa is shocked to be promoting cigarettes while on tour, so instead she campaigns against smoking.

Overall, this is a solid, well-done episode. It has very important themes that one can appreciate. There is even a surprise guest appearance by the late Bob Hope so that was a wonder. A very good episode. I rate this episode 9/10.

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