After ruining Lisa's performance at the school talent show, Homer tries to make it up by buying her a pony.



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Episode cast overview:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Moe Szyslak / Pet Store Clerk / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (voice)
Principal Skinner / Jerry / Bleeding Gums Murphy / Phineas Q. Butterfat's Clerk / Mr. Roarke / Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Ned Flanders / Johnny Carson (voice)
Doris Grau ...
Lunchlady Doris (voice)
Milhouse Van Houten / Credit Union Clerk / Kid (voice)
Singing Kid / Aristocrat (voice)
Monkeys / Princess (voice)


Lisa calls on Homer to buy her a replacement reed for her saxophone for a talent show at school. Homer, however, is unable to bring it to her on time, because he wasted time at Moe's Tavern. He decides the best way to make her forget her anger is to buy her a pony, which he must take a second job--working at the Kwik-E-Mart--to support. Written by Anonymous

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pony | 2d animation | airbag | See All (3) »


Animation | Comedy


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7 November 1991 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The melody of the song playing during Homer's Dream sequence is taken from The Beatles song 'Golden Slumbers' from their 'Abbey Road' album. That song is not used in repeat airings. See more »


Homer is hired to work the 12am-8am shift at the Kwik E Mart, but when Bart is bothering him at the store, it is daytime. See more »


Grampa: [Playing Bart's video game] What do I do? What do I do? If you want to go right move the joystick left. Yes. Move the - What's a joystick? Move the - What's a joystick? , oh! Here comes a Xylon cruiser! Go into hyperspace! Wait! Where's the hyperspace? Grandpa, you're the spaceship. I thought I was this guy. - Oh! - Oh! Game's over. I got down on the floor for this? Wait, Dad.
Bart: If you want to go right. move the joystick left.
Grampa: Yes. Move the - What's a joystick?
Bart: Oh! Here comes a Xylon cruiser! Go ...
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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »


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Composed by Richard Strauss
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Rather Heartwarming Episode!
13 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the eighth episode of the third season of the Simpsons and it is funny and heartwarming. There is a sweet message about how love for one's child can make a parent do anything they can. I found it hilarious that towards the end, Homer was essentially acting like a zombie. There are a few sad moments here as well, but they go hand-in-hand with the heartwarming.

In this episode, "Lisa's Pony," Homer fails to bring Lisa a new sax reed in time for her talent show and she is upset. Homer buys her a pony to cheer her up, but now the family is running short of money. That makes Homer take a second job at the Kwik-E Mart in order to help pay things off.

Overall, this is an excellent episode. Not only because of the underlying themes, but because of the movie references. I loved the references to both 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Godfather. This is one of the best episodes this season. I rate this episode 9/10.

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