Lisa feuds with Principal Skinner after being elected school president.


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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Himself (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Agnes Skinner (voice)
Martin Prince (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
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In a loose - and acknowledged - take on 'Evita' Lisa becomes the students' president,undergoing a glamorous make-over in the process. However Skinner uses her as a scapegoat in order to trim various subjects from the school curriculum and on discovering this and persuading the kids that she has been used, Lisa leads them out on strike. The strike is supported by other unions - and Michael Moore,who comes to give advice - and,after an attempt to move Lisa to another school thwarted by Homer,the subjects are reinstated. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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16 November 2003 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Based on Evita. See more »


The first time we see Otto's schoolbus, the city/school name is misspelt. Partially obscured by Superintendent Chalmers, the side of the bus reads: "GFILED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL" (12:50 on the DVD release). Also, the seats inside are green. Later (19:35 on the DVD) the word "SPRINGFIELD" on the side of the bus is correctly spelt, and the seats inside are reddish. See more »


Bart: Lis, you made the school worse than it already was. It wasn't exactly San Diego State to begin with.
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References Saved by the Bell (1989) See more »


A Vote for a Winner
Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Dana Gould
Performed by Yeardley Smith and students
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A Musical Episode Ruined By Bad Songs And A Weak, Shrill, Preachy Script!
27 March 2016 | by (Troy, NY) – See all my reviews

I love THE SIMPSONS, and I was thrilled when I got the complete Season 15 at TARGET for just $7.99.

But this episode has to be the absolute WORST Lisa episode ever! There is no humor, other than "the teachers are jerks." The feminist message, if it is that, is deeply boring. (Lisa getting a makeover is supposed to be some great triumph?) The songs are terrible, and the plot about cutting school programs drags and drags and drags for what seems like hours!

So why did I even give this episode two stars? Because when Nelson is running for president, there's a moment when the kids all rush out in a starstruck mob to follow Lisa, and Nelson just shrugs his shoulders and belts out "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath to the empty auditorium.

That one moment is funnier, more poignant, and more genuinely subversive than the rest of the episode combined!

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