The Simpsons: Season 4, Episode 4

Lisa the Beauty Queen (15 Oct. 1992)

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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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When the artist is drawing a caricature of Lisa, a caricature of Farrah Fawcett can be seen displayed at the stand. 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 »


[after Lisa loses the pageant, the family is watching the winner being crowned; it starts to rain]
Marge: Oh, dear. It would be such a shame if that pretty dress got wet.
Lisa: I'd say the bigger danger is her sceptre acting as a lightning rod. Unless it's made out of plastic.
Bart Simpson: Nope, metal.
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Spoofs Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »


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by Jimmy Webb
Performed by Yeardley Smith
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"Dad, do you know anything else about women?" "Nope, that's it"
8 January 2009 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

Seeing the names of the episodes from Season 4 I can say it is a really good Season. I stop watching regularly The Simpsons on TV so basically I haven't seen the Season 4 episodes in a while but hell I have seen each of those episodes AT LEAST a couple of times so I can say right now that some very memorable episodes that are definitely favourites of mine are from Season 4. Episodes like Kamp Krusty, HOMER THE HERETIC, Treehouse of Horror III, Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie, MR. PLOW, LISA'S FIRST WORD, Brother from the Same Planet, I Love Lisa, Duffless, Last Exist to Springfield and Krusty Gets Cancelled are those favourites of mine, those are certainly highly re-watchable classics. This one, Lisa the Beauty Queen, is a good episode, it has some really memorable moments but I think it is one of the weakest of Season 4.

You say the appearance of a girl is not important for her and you know you're lying. Here the school carnival leaves two things to the Simpsons: a ride on the Duff blimp for Homer and insecurity for Lisa because of her appearance. Homer can be what you want but he is also a caring father, we see him crying because he just sold his Duff blimp ticket to try to help Lisa and Lisa knows what means that his father sold his Duff blimp ticket! Homer sold his ticket to can afford Lisa's entrance to the Little Miss Springfield pageant and yes Lisa will be the queen but not a conventional one, she will try to make things better then she doesn't help the Mayor Quimby and some others. Is just hilarious to see Homer's mistake in the pageant application! (-in the area under "do not write in this space", he wrote "okay"-). A very funny ending to a good episode. (Also check when Lisa sings part of the great Creedence Clearwater Revival song "Proud Mary").

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