The Simpsons: Season 2, Episode 19

Lisa's Substitute (25 Apr. 1991)

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Lisa has a crush on her substitute teacher, who seemingly represents everything that Homer is not. Meanwhile, Bart decides to run for class president, and becomes the overwhelming favorite.

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Homer Simpson / Station Announcer / Guard (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Chuck / Woman at Apartment (voice) (as Jo Anne Harris)
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Miss Hoover / Donations Lady (voice)
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Martin Prince / Wendell / Sherri / Terri / Adrian (voice)
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Edna Krabappel (voice)
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Mr. Bergstrom (voice) (as Sam Etic)
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Lisa's teacher, Miss Hoover, is stricken with Lyme disease, and Mr. Bergstrom, a cool, witty, substitute teacher takes her place. Lisa is smitten with the smart, sensitive man, who contrasts so favorable; it seems, with her own father. Meanwhile, Bart decides to run for class president where he is expected to easily triumph over class brain Martin Prince. Written by Tiff Banks

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Dustin Hoffman had to do some voice pick-ups after his initial recording session. He ended up doing them from his trailer on the set of Hook (1991). See more »

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Lisa's classroom is shown to be on the first floor of the building in the beginning of the episode. Later it is shown to be on the second floor See more »

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Marge Simpson: Homer! Did you take care of...
Homer: Ah-ah-ah. Don't say anything, Marge. Let's just go to bed. Right now I'm on the biggest roll of my life.
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References The Wolf Man (1941) See more »

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Home on the Range
Written by Daniel E. Kelley and Brewster M. Higley
Performed by Dustin Hoffman
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One of the Best Ever
17 December 2006 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

If I were to choose the most beautiful, heartwarming, tear-jerking episode of The Simpsons, it would be this one. Lisa finds part of herself through an unconventional teacher, and you can't help but cry along with Lisa as she reads that special note- "You Are Lisa Simpson." Bart also has his spotlight in the episode; he runs for class president and, being the Bart he is, he forgets to vote. Homer is there the whole time, and comforts all his kids (including sweet little Maggie) at the end. "Whoa, talk about parenting!" Lisa emotes wonderfully in Lisa's Substitute, and it really would be cool to have a teacher like Mister Bergstrom, who can teach that life is worth living. They could've had a strong friendship together, but as Mister Bergstrom states wisely, people you care about have to leave to care for other people. If he were real, he would've touched all, but he is saved for the prettiest, most deserving little girl of all- Lisa.

On a scale of 1 to 10, this is a 1,000,000.


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