The Simpsons: Season 3, Episode 2

Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington (26 Sep. 1991)

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Lisa enters a contest and wins a trip to Washington D.C. for the whole family. While there, she discovers corruption and decides to expose the corrupt official.

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Homer Simpson / Troy McClure / Passenger / Barney Gumble / Man #2 at Lincoln Memorial / Thomas Jefferson / Brad Fletcher / Texan / FBI Agent #1 / House Speaker (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Moe Szyslak / Savings & Loans Clerk / Queens Boy / Captain / Man in Lift / Money Print Employee / Bob Arnold / Man #1 at Lincoln Memorial / Bellhop / Senator / FBI Agent #2 / African Statesman (voice)
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Lisa enters a contest and wins a trip to Washington D.C. for the whole family. While there, she discovers corruption and decides to expose the corrupt official.

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Bob Arnold tells Lisa that there are "quite a few women senators", but Lisa responds that there are only two. At the time of this episode's airing there were indeed only two female senators, Nancy Kassebaum and Barbara Mikulski. See more »

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When Marge is discovering all the items that the hotel provides such as a shower cap and bathrobes, the colors on her reflection off the mirror are brighter (her hair is a brighter blue, necklace is orange instead of red, skin, and dress are brighter). See more »

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Faith Crowley: Lisa, I'm Faith Crowley, Patriotism editor of Reading Digest.
Homer: Oh I love your magazine. My favorite section is "How to increase your word power." That thing is really, really, really... good.
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Spoofs The Sting (1973) See more »

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Interesting Political Satire!
6 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the second episode of the third season of the Simpsons and it's a rather interesting episode. This is one of the more political-heavy satires by the Simpsons that outlines political corruption which is obviously prevalent in our government. But it's funny most of the time and based off the title, it reminds me of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

This episode, "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington," has Lisa winning an essay contest that talked about the greatness of the United States and as a winner, she and her family travels to Washington D.C. But Lisa uncovers a scandal in which some senators were planning on taking bribes to demolish the Springfield forest.

Overall, this is a solid episode and one that should open your eyes to political corruption such as bribery and whatnot. But this is a funny episode as well and another solid entry in the storied Simpsons. I rate this episode 9/10.


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