The Simpsons: Season 6, Episode 2

Lisa's Rival (11 Sep. 1994)

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Lisa is jealous when a new girl in class is smarter than she is. Meanwhile, Homer obtains a massive amount of sugar.

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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Marge's Fantasy Man / Agent #1 / Agent #3 / Tea-Drinking Man / Bee-Keeper #1 (voice)
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Principal Skinner / Ned Flanders / Mr. Largo / Agent #2 / Gig Announcer / Professor Taylor / Bee Keeper #2 (voice)
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Martin Prince / Sherri / Terri (voice)
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When the super-intelligent but friendly Allison Taylor arrives in Springfield with her urbane father,Lisa is knocked off her perch as the brightest girl in the school and,helped by Bart,aims to sabotage Allison's entry in the school's diorama contest. However,at the last minute her conscience prevails and the girls become friends - particularly when the palm goes to Ralph Wiggum's unopened Star Wars figures. Homer tries to sell a load of sugar that fell off the back of a lorry but his plans are thwarted when it dissolves in the rain. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The idea for this episode was originally conceived by Conan O'Brien, before he left The Simpsons to replace David Letterman on Late Night. See more »

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Bart Simpson: I couldn't find much on our rivalry, but I did manage to get Millhouse on America's Most Wanted.
Agent 1#: [driving toward school sees Millhouse playing on monkey bars] There he is on the monkey bars. Try to take him out alive.
[the other FBI guy jams the gas pedal down and heads right towards the monkey bars. Many other children stat to flee while screaming]
Milhouse Van Houten: Oh no! Not again.
[jumps off just in time as the car smashes into them, causing them to break into a dozen parts]
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You're Lost Little Girl
7 May 2009 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

This one is a great episode, another great one of one of the very best Seasons of the show but I didn't give it a full 10 then Lisa's Rival (originally aired on 11 September 1994 and with the participation of Wino Ryder as Lisa's rival) is not for me one of the very best Season 6 episodes. Anyway, this one says a lot about Lisa…and about Homer. Is absolutely a hilarious subplot the one we have with Homer, simply one of the reasons why I highly recommend you this episode. Is Homer probably in one of his silliest moments and he feels damn clever for stealing lots of sugar to sell it, for "hiding" from Marge the fact that he stole the sugar, I mean is Homer making $1 by selling sugar, well actually not really since he found the dollar but still is Homer making $1 in a day of working as the "sugar man" and losing $40 for not going to work to the Nuclear Power Plant. Years later there was another subplot with Homer entering in the grease business and I think he wins some cents by selling the grease that the bacon that cost him like $20 produced! Yet I think Homer is like "well the $20 were Marge's money". But anyway, this one is a Lisa episode and is Lisa experimenting something new, now Ralph will not want to copy her answers, now she won't have an easy road to be the saxophone player of the orchestra, someone else in her class knows about Christopher Columbus and guess what…that someone is younger than her. Ryder is quite good as Alison, that someone that is simply like Lisa and Lisa won't handle that. The climax is a diorama contest, Lisa knows what she is doing, knows that Alison is simply a girl like herself doing things good but she can't help herself and Bart is there to help her. Is great when Lisa is thinking something like "I don't deserve to win", after Skinner pretty much hated Alison's real diorama, but she pretty much can't believe when Skinner looks to her diorama and is like "this don't deserve to win", certainly she knew she didn't deserve to win because of what she did to Alison's diorama but hell she was waiting the victory! I love the ending, I love Ralph's "diorama", he is like "what's a diorama?" but the force was with him…until he accidentally breaks the packages of his limited edition Star Wars figures but well he seems not to care, I mean is the always awesome Ralph! Oh and is also quite funny Milhouse dealing with the FBI!

"No one is interested in my underpants"


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