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
Did You Know?
Krusty's references to the beauty pageant winner who was forced to abdicate her crown after photographs were discovered of her is a reference to the controversy that occurred when Vanessa Williams
resigned after winning the Miss America crown after explicit photographs of her were found and published in Penthouse magazine, albeit without her permission. 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
I want to show you what you're fighting for, if there was a war on.
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Yeardley Smith See more