The Simpsons: Season 2, Episode 19

Lisa's Substitute (25 Apr. 1991)

TV Episode  -   -  Animation | Comedy
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 1,395 users  
Reviews: 4 user

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.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (developed by), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Emmy Awards 2014

We have the winners, photos and more in our 2014 Emmys section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 23 Feb 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 19 Feb 2012
 
list image
a list of 500 titles
created 23 Apr 2012
 
a list of 182 titles
created 14 Sep 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 05 Aug 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lisa's Substitute (25 Apr 1991)

Lisa's Substitute (25 Apr 1991) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Simpsons.
« Previous Episode | 32 of 563 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
Homer Simpson / Station Announcer / Guard (voice)
...
Marge Simpson (voice)
...
...
Lisa Simpson (voice)
...
...
Chuck / Woman at Apartment (voice) (as Jo Anne Harris)
...
...
Miss Hoover / Donations Lady (voice)
...
Martin Prince / Wendell / Sherri / Terri / Adrian (voice)
...
Edna Krabappel (voice)
...
Mr. Bergstrom (voice) (as Sam Etic)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 April 1991 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

About 19 minutes in when Marge speaks to Homer at the diner table, the outline of her mouth over her neck when her lips are moving shows the neck line in the lips. See more »

Quotes

Principal Skinner: Are you the substitute?
Mr. Bergstrom: Yessir, yes I aim.
Principal Skinner: Are you insane?
Mr. Bergstrom: [lowers voice] Uh, no sir, no I'm not. It's my way of getting their attention.
See more »

Connections

References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Home on the Range
Written by Daniel E. Kelley and Brewster M. Higley
Performed by Dustin Hoffman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Finally, A Well-Done Lisa Episode!
29 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the nineteenth episode of the second season of the Simpsons and I must impress that this is my favorite Lisa episode so far. I'm not saying she is bad, but she's my least favorite Simpson. That being said, I felt emotionally connected with Lisa this time around. I had some of the same issues as she did when growing up, so this is a very repeatable episode.

In this episode, "Lisa's Substitute," Lisa's teacher Miss Hoover goes on sick leave and she is replaced with Mr. Bergstrom. Lisa instantly falls for him and she finds him to be the father figure Homer isn't. Meanwhile, Bart is nominated for Class President along with the class brain, Martin Prince.

Overall, this is a very memorable and touching episode. It's one of the best ones this season. It even boasts a great guest voice in Dustin Hoffman. This has several funny jokes, but I connected more on the emotional side. I rate this episode 10/10.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Are Seasons 11-26 really that much worse than the early material? Slomo4
Favorite Episode? hayden-patrick-weber
'And now that you know Lisa, I'm afraid I can't let you leave.' Cokeface89
The PTA Disbands Question oldmanschild76
Who here wants Roy back? Blah-7
Funnier? broseidon42
Discuss Lisa's Substitute (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?