When Lisa's saxophone gets flattened by a truck,Homer recalls how he came to buy it for her. Bart had just started school but Lisa was so gifted he was told learning an instrument would nurture her talents and he spent the money ear-marked for the air conditioning system on it, even having it engraved - after a fashion. Now is the time to spend what it is left in the air conditioning fund on another sax. Written by
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Did You Know?
Because this is a flashback episode in some scenes you can see 'Snowball', the first cat, which is white. Every other cat in the Simpsons has been named after 'Snowball' - and hasn't been white: 'Snowball II' up to 'Snowball V', except for the cat Coltrane, which dies in the same episode it's introduced in. See more
During the scene where Homer has stolen Flanders' air conditioner, Rod and Todd can be seen and look like they're still 9 and 10 years old. Despite the fact that the scene is a flashback and takes place several years earlier. See more
Now son, on your first day of school, I'd like to pass on the words of advice my father gave me.
[in Homer's mind, as he remembers
Homer, you're dumb as a mule and twice as ugly! If a strange man offers you a ride, I say, take it!
Lousy traumatic childhood!
Those Were the Days
Written by Charles Strouse
and Lee Adams
Special Lyrics by Al Jean
and Mike Reiss
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
, Julie Kavner
and Hank Azaria See more