Lisa is sent home from school with a note exempting her from games because she is sad,though she perks up when she meets fellow saxophonist Bleeding Gums Murphy and Marge encourages her to express her moods. Homer,meanwhile,sick of always beaten by his son at video games,finds a boy who can teach him to win but,just as he is about to triumph,Marge unplugs the television leaving Bart's victories unchallenged.
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Did You Know?
The song Lisa sings in this episode later reappeared in expanded form on The Simpsons Sing the Blues CD. See more
At the beginning of the episode, when Homer searches for his keys, Marge's pearls are white instead of red. See more
I'm wailing out for the homeless family living out of its car. The Iowa farmer, whose land has been taken away by unfeeling bureaucrats. The West Virginia coal miner, coughing...
Well, that's all fine and good, but Lisa, none of those unpleasant people are going to be at the recital next week.
My Country, 'Tis of Thee
Written by Samuel Francis Smith
Performed by Harry Shearer See more