The Simpsons: Season 22, Episode 2

Loan-a Lisa (3 Oct. 2010)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy
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Lisa uses the $50 she receives from Grandpa to give Nelson a microloan to jump-start his bicycle business, but soon comes to regret the decision.



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Episode cast overview:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Chris Hansen ...
Himself (voice)
Muhammad Yunus ...
Himself (voice)
Himself (voice)
Terry Greene ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as Terry W. Greene)
Bernice Hibbert / Mrs. Muntz / Agnes Skinner / Dolph / Store Cashier #1 / Store Cashier # 2 / Wendell (voice)
Helen Lovejoy (voice)
Martin Prince (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Additional Voices (voice)


When Grampa gives each member of the family a portion of his savings, Lisa and Marge spend their money in drastically different ways. Lisa invests in Nelson's brand-new business venture, but soon realizes that her friend's instant success might lure him away from the classroom. Worried that his judgment might be clouded, Lisa introduces Nelson to the well-educated and successful creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, only to find out that he too dropped out of school. But when the soaring business suddenly takes a sharp turn, Lisa teaches her friend that education is invaluable. Written by Fox Publicity

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Animation | Comedy




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3 October 2010 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nelson Muntz: My first job! Tonight, I'm having peanut butter *and* jelly. No more PB or J for me.
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Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Valentina Garza (as Valentina L. Garza)
Performed by Dan Castellaneta (uncredited)
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3 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a fairly good episode. It didn't have that many funny parts, but it had a good plot. The Lisa and Nelson plot was much more interesting then the subplot.

Lisa plot- 9/10 Nelson is my favorite character. It was great to see him as a main character again. Although, I do think that it's strange the first two episodes of this season revolve around Lisa, and I usually don't like Lisa episodes, this was very good. I loved the ice skating scene at the end, and Mark's constant facebook updates. I also loved Skinner's reaction to 11 dollars.

Homer plot- 6/10 This wasn't as good or exciting, but it was okay. It had a funny part, but it just seemed like they tried to hard here. Like a lot of the episodes in seasons 11-19. Not much to say here.

This was a good episode. It reminds me of the earlier seasons for some reason. Watch this episode!

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