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"The Simpsons" Lisa the Tree Hugger (2000)

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Original Air Date:
19 November 2000 (Season 12, Episode 4)
Lisa's crush on an environmental activist inspires her to live in a tree threatened by loggers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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One of my favorites See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Krusty / Jake / Quimby / Sideshow Mel / Snake (voice)

Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)

Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)

Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum / Thai man / Lou / Comic Book Guy (voice)

Harry Shearer ... Announcer / Kent Brockman / Man (voice)

Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ... Caleb (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Leeza Gibbons ... Leeza Gibbons (voice)

Joshua Jackson ... Jesse Grass (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Steven Dean Moore 
Writing credits
Matt Groening (created by)

James L. Brooks (developed by) &
Matt Groening (developed by) &
Sam Simon (developed by)

Matt Selman (written by)

Produced by
Larina Jean Adamson .... supervising producer
Laurie Biernacki .... animation producer
Dominique Braud .... associate producer
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
John Bush .... animation executive producer
Larry Doyle .... supervising producer
John Frink .... supervising producer
Tom Gammill .... producer
Matt Groening .... executive producer
Ron Hauge .... co-executive producer
John W. Hyde .... animation executive producer (as John Hyde)
Al Jean .... executive producer
Rob LaZebnik .... co-executive producer
Tim Long .... producer
Tom Martin .... supervising producer
Ian Maxtone-Graham .... co-executive producer
George Meyer .... executive producer
David Mirkin .... producer
Felicia Nalivansky-Caplan .... associate producer (as Felicia Nalivansky)
Carolyn Omine .... supervising producer
Don Payne .... supervising producer
Bonita Pietila .... producer
Max Pross .... producer
Richard Raynis .... producer
Mike Reiss .... producer
Richard Sakai .... producer
Mike Scully .... executive producer
Matt Selman .... supervising producer
Sam Simon .... executive producer
Denise Sirkot .... producer
Julie Thacker .... co-executive producer
Jon F. Vein .... animation executive producer
Michael Wolf .... animation producer (as Mike Wolf)
Original Music by
Alf Clausen 
Film Editing by
Don Barrozo 
Michael Bridge 
Casting by
Bonita Pietila 
Production Management
Elizabeth Ableson .... animation production supervisor (as Elizabeth Hernandez)
Jason Bikowski .... animation production manager
Richard K. Chung .... animation production manager: Gracie Films
Alexander Duke .... post-production supervisor
Brian J. Kaufman .... post-production supervisor
Rick Polizzi .... animation post-production supervisor
Rick Polizzi .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Clements .... assistant director
Jim Reardon .... supervising director
Art Department
Anne Balser .... color designer
Karen Bauer .... color design supervisor
Andrew Burrell .... prop designer
Amy Rychlick .... color designer (as Amy Klees-Rychlich)
Jefferson R. Weekley .... prop designer
Sound Department
Terry Brown .... sound recordist
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Ronny Cox .... sound mixer (as Ron Cox)
William Freesh .... re-recording mixer (as Bill Freesh)
John Garret Gorman .... sound recordist (as John Gary Gorman)
Terry Greene .... dialogue sound editor
Bobby Mackston .... dialogue sound editor
Norm MacLeod .... dialogue sound editor
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
R. Russell Smith .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
John van Barneveld .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Reid Kramer .... animation camera
Eric Loudon .... animation camera
Animation Department
Brad Ableson .... animator: couch gag
Jennifer M. Alvarez .... animation production associate
Mike B. Anderson .... storyboard consultant
Orlando Baeza .... storyboard artist
Carlton Batten .... retake director
Karen Bauer .... color design lead (as Karen Bauer-Riggs)
William Bemiller .... animation checker
Laurie Biernacki .... animation producer
Scott Brutz .... animation timer
Oscar Cervantes .... character layout artist
Myung Nam Chang .... overseas animation producer: Rough Draft (as Chang Myung Nam)
Utit Choomuang .... overseas animation director
Sandra Contreras .... animation production assistant
Tria Ellison .... background clean-up artist
Laura A. Gaimaro .... animation production assistant (as Laura Gaimaro)
Jonathan Gebhart .... character layout artist (as Jon Gebhart)
Matt Groening .... character designer
Jabu Henderson .... background layout artist
Sam Ho .... background layout supervisor
Kent Holaday .... lip sync
Darrell Kennedy .... animation production coordinator
Davy Lauterbach .... character layout artist (as David Lauterbach)
Esther H. Lee .... animation checker (as Esther Lee)
Greg Lovell .... storyboard artist
Michael G. Mahan .... animation post-production coordinator (as Michael Mahan)
Anna Maltese .... character layout artist
Bob Miller .... storyboard revisionist
Kevin N. Moore .... character designer (as Kevin Moore)
Juli Murphy .... timing director
Kevin M. Newman .... character designer
Stephen Reis .... assistant retake director
Alex Ruiz .... character layout artist
Heliodoro Salvatierra .... animation production assistant (as Helio Salvatierra)
Sam Simon .... character designer
Brooks Stonestreet .... animation production assistant
Erick Tran .... character layout artist
Rene Vega .... background layout artist
Joe Wack .... character design supervisor
Lance Wilder .... background design supervisor
Glen Wuthrich .... storyboard artist
Editorial Department
Larry Field .... telecine: Level 3
Tim Heyen .... negative cutter: D & A Film Cutting
Lyvonne Klingler .... post-production coordinator
Kurtis Kunsak .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Bob Beecher .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Rick Riccio .... music mixer
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Other crew
Andrew Albenze .... post production coordinator
Drew Arrison .... assistant to producers
Jacqueline Atkins .... assistant to producers
James L. Brooks .... executive creative consultant
N. Vyolet Diaz .... assistant: Mr. Groening
Alexander Duke .... post production supervisor
Dana Gould .... consultant
Matt Groening .... creative consultant
Claudia Hitchcock .... assistant to the producers
Louise Jaffe .... script supervisor
Brian J. Kaufman .... post production supervisor
Mick Kelly .... assistant to the producers
Meghan Kiely .... assistant to producers
Brendan Murphy .... assistant: James L. Brooks
Jamie Nachenberg .... post production coordinator
Michael Nobori .... assistant to producers
Jeffrey Poliquin .... assistant to producers
Debra Stolpp .... assistant: Mr. Scully
John Swartzwelder .... consultant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James L. Brooks  developed by
Matt Groening  created by
Sam Simon  developed by

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Additional Details

Argentina:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | USA:TV-PG (1997-Present)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The episode is based on a story Matt Selman heard on the radio about Julia Butterfly Hill, an American activist and environmentalist who lived in an old California Redwood tree known as "Luna" for over two years, between 1997 and 1999 to prevent loggers from cutting it down.See more »
Errors in geography: When the tree is sliding down Lombard Street, the TransAmerica pyramid is shown in the background, to the west. The pyramid is actually east of that block of Lombard Street..See more »
Homer:Thanks for the beer, Moe. But before Lisa died, she made this tape that I think you should hear.
Lisa Simpson:[on tape] Dear Moe. If anything should ever happen to me, I want you to tear up my dad's tab, and pour cocktail onions... Dad, I can't.
Homer:[in a threatening voice] Read it!
Lisa Simpson:...pour cocktail onions down your pants...
See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Teletubbies" (1997)See more »
This Land is Your LandSee more »


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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
One of my favorites, 30 September 2007
Author: ( from United States

This episode used to be one of my all-time favorites. I still love this episode a lot, but it does lack the endearing quality of those of the earlier seasons (which someone pointed out), so I give it a 9/10.

There are just so many great Simpsons moments in this episode, SO MANY, which is why i love it so much. The best for me was probably "Take that, Lisa's beliefs!" after Bart zings Lisa by stealthy placing a Thai door-hanger menu on her nose. Also, the "Lisa's Dead! ..Unless.." is hilarious as well as the Kentucky Fried Panda and "Daughter now goes to state college, baseball caps everywhere!", and of course the closing song with the Lisa Log going cross-country!!

Ahh so many classic Simpsons moments! All of these combined with a very entertaining, spontaneous (if not exactly coherent, but that's part of the charm!) plot makes "Lisa the Tree Hugger" one of my favorite episodes.

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