The Simpsons: Season 8, Episode 21

The Old Man and the Lisa (20 Apr. 1997)

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Burns loses his fortune and recruits Lisa to help him get it back.



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Episode cast overview:
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Bret Hart ...
Agnes Skinner / Mrs. Glick / Dolph / Various (voice)


When Burns is declared bankrupt,Lisa shows him how to make money out of recycling on condition that he becomes a full convert and renounces his grasping ways. The recycling plant is a success but he reneges on the deal to catch marine life to make 'Li'l Lisa Slurry'. Lisa refuses to take any of the profits and he sells the plant on. Written by don @ minifie-1

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This episode's title spoofs the title of Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Old Man and the Sea". See more »


When Mr. Burns prepares to leave his house when the bank takes it, he and Smithers walk to the staircase on the second floor and stop on the left hand side of the staircase and are about to climb down. But when the next shot pans out to them as Bret Hart and the real estate agent talk, they are walking down the stairs on the right hand side. See more »


Mr. Burns: Oh, so mother nature needs a favor? Well, maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys.
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Spoofs Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »


Achy Breaky Heart
Written by Don Von Tress
Performed by Billy Ray Cyrus
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