The Simpsons: Season 20, Episode 9

Lisa the Drama Queen (25 Jan. 2009)

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Lisa and her new best friend create their own fantasy world, but Marge doesn't want Lisa to see her friend anymore after she finds out that they're too far gone in it.



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Episode cast overview:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / Kearney (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Chief Wiggum (voice)
Juliet Hobbes (voice)
Themselves (voice)
Dolph / Art Teacher / Various Kids / Mrs.Hobbes / Fairy Queen (voice)
Various (voice)
Various (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Various (voice)


Lisa and her new best friend create their own fantasy world, but Marge doesn't want Lisa to see her friend anymore after she finds out that they're too far gone in it.

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Animation | Comedy


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25 January 2009 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The story of Lisa and Juliet is a reference both to the Parker-Hulme murder in 1954, New Zealand, and also to Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures (1994), a film based on the same murder. See more »


Lisa Simpson: Juliet's father is the utmost John Grisham scholar.
Juliet Hobbes: He found several hidden plot lines in The Firm, and proved that the real villain in A Time To Kill is the justice system itself.
Homer Simpson: Told ya, Marge. Told... Ya!
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


So She Dances
Written and performed by Josh Groban
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What would Peter Jackson think? (possible spoilers)
2 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Has anyone else noticed that this is the Simpson's version of Heavenly Creatures? I saw Heavenly Creatures in 1994 when it came out in limited release at my college, and it has remained a favorite film of mine. After directing this and Dead Alive, I was surprised to see that Peter Jackson would be the director for the Lord of the Rings films many years later. Lisa is Melanie Lynskey's character Pauline, Juliet is Kate Winslet's character (also named Juliet in the film). The girls are obsessed with Josh Groban, which mirrors the girls' in Heavenly Creatures' obsession with operatic singer Mario Lanza. Lisa and Juliet made up an alternate world called Equalia, counterpart to one called Borovnia in Heavenly Creatures. The Simpsons have made a million references to pop culture, both high and lowbrow, but this one was completely unexpected! I rather liked it, but I can see how someone who hasn't seen Heavenly Creatures would find this episode incredibly weird.

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