"The Simpsons" Moaning Lisa (TV Episode 1990) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • 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 don @ minifie-1
  • Lisa is sad and depressed. Marge is trying to figure out why she is so upset and what's troubling her. Meanwhile, Homer is trying to beat Bart at a game and can't win. Lisa eventually leaves the house and finds a jazz player on a bridge named Bleeding Gums Murphy and soon get along. When Marge finds Lisa, she tells her to act in her best mood, and Lisa becomes happier than ever.

    - Written by kevindklenke
  • A depressed Lisa's spirit is lifted when she meets a jazz-man, Bleeding Gums Murphy.

    - Written by Alan Smithee, Jr.


Lisa's mood one school morning is rather dour, but noone seems to pay attention. Her attempts to be emotional in a saxophone solo in band are shouted down by Mr Largo...

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