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Lisa the Greek 

Homer uses Lisa (and her prognostic skills) to help him bet on football games.

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Homer Simpson / NFL Preview Host / Krusty the Clown / Barney Gumble / Hugolin / Duff Commercial Announcer (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Moe Szyslak / Professor Frink / First Security Man / Football Player / Speaking Toy / Casino Clerk / Jerry Lewis / Barfly / Man in Church (voice)
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Brett Gunsilman / Coach / Security Man #2 / Marco / Cesar / Announcer / Man in Martian Costume / Reverend Lovejoy (voice)
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Librarian / Miss Hoover (voice)
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Smooth Jimmy Apollo / 'Look at that stupid kid!' / Troy McClure (voice)
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Lisa wants to spend some quality time with her father on a Sunday afternoon, but Homer is only annoyed since he is watching football (and losing money from his poorly placed bets). When a 1-900 football hotline and other resources don't work out, a desperate Homer asks Lisa for whom she thinks will win the next game. Lisa's pick turns out to be right, and Homer invites her to spend time with her on the next Sunday. Lisa's prognostic skills help Homer win a fortune from Moe in a clandestine betting pool (which Moe runs under Chief Wiggum's nose), but soon "Daddy-Daughter Day" may come to an end with Super Bowl Sunday, especially when Homer thoughtlessly plans a bowling outing with Barney on the Sunday after the Super Bowl. Lisa is crushed (and Marge outraged) to learn that Homer only created "Daddy-Daughter Day" to help him gamble, and a remorseful Homer tries to beg Lisa for forgiveness any way he can. Lisa makes the prediction that if Washington were to win the Super Bowl, she'd ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_527323@yahoo.com>

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23 January 1992 (USA)  »

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Lisa, angry at Homer for tricking her into helping him gamble on football, makes a bet that if she loves him the winner of the Super Bowl will be the Washington Redskins and if she doesn't the Buffalo Bills would come out on top (Washington won). Actually when this episode premiered just before the Super Bowl those two teams were actually squaring off in Superbowl XXVI and Washington came out on top 37-24. Over the next three years Fox made it a tradition to air this episode just before the Super Bowl and change the dialog so that the teams would include whatever teams were playing that year. According to the DVD commentary Lisa accurately picked the winning team every single year. See more »

Goofs

When Lisa gives her speech at school, Miss Hoover has only one leg. See more »

Quotes

Ralph: [giving report] ... and when the Doctor told me I didn't have worms anymore, that was the happiest day of my life.
Miss Hoover: Thank you, Ralph, very graphic.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Hit & Run (2003) See more »

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Rock Around The Clock
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by Max Freedman and James E. Myers
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Solid Episode!
15 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the fourteenth episode of the third season of the Simpsons and it is a pretty effective episode. Lisa is my least favorite Simpsons character and I'm generally not a fan of episodes focused on her. But there is no denying how charming this episode is. This episode focuses on the father-daughter relationship and it also mocks gambling and football.

In this episode, "Lisa the Greek," Lisa decides to take an interest in football in order to spend more time with Homer. When Homer realizes she can accurately predict the outcome of the games, he decides to use her to make a profit. But once Lisa realizes this, she decides not to like her father anymore.

Overall, this is an entertaining episode and I liked how football was spoofed. There is a emotional core here when we see how Homer hurts his daughter, then tries to repair the damage. A solid episode in a great season. I rate this episode 9/10.


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