Lisa is sent home from school with a note exempting her from games because she is sad,though she perks up when she meets fellow saxophonist Bleeding Gums Murphy and Marge encourages her to express her moods. Homer,meanwhile,sick of always beaten by his son at video games,finds a boy who can teach him to win but,just as he is about to triumph,Marge unplugs the television leaving Bart's victories unchallenged. Written by
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Did You Know?
The original idea for this episode came from James L. Brooks
who wanted to do this episode clear back in the days of Taxi
(1978). The idea was that Alex would be sad for some unknown reason, but the script never came to be. See more
Lisa's progress report says that she "refuses to play dodge ball because she is sad." That sport is typically spelled "dodgeball," as it is a compound word, not two words. See more
Bleedin' Gums Murphy
You know, you play pretty well for someone with no real problems.
My Country, 'Tis of Thee
Written by Samuel Francis Smith
Performed by Harry Shearer See more