Another day at Springfield Elementary School, another field trip - this time to an archaeological dig. During the dig, Lisa unearths what appears to be a fossilized human skeleton with wings.

Director:

Neil Affleck

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Sid / Sideshow Mel / Mayor Quimby / Pope (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Kearney / Ralph (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Chief Wiggum / Lou / Snake / Sid's Partner / Moe Szyslak / Carl / Robot / Pope's Messenger (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Eddie / Principal Skinner / Ned Flanders / Dr. Hibbert / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Lenny / Reverend Lovejoy / Kent Brockman / Judge Snyder (voice)
Stephen Jay Gould Stephen Jay Gould ... Himself (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Lionel Hutz / Troy McClure (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Jimbo Jones / Dolph / Agnes Skinner (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Miss Hoover (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince / Sherri / Terri (voice)
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Storyline

When the school goes on an archaeological dig and unearths what appears to be the skeleton of an angel,Lisa courts controversy by doubting its authenticity,leading to a heated debate between skeptics and believers. When the angel is found to carry the words Prepare for the End,the townsfolk fear that their days are numbered but Lisa is exonerated when the whole exercise proves to be no more than an advertisement for a new shopping mall. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)| Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Couch: The living room is a sauna, with three men in towels relaxing. The Simpsons (also in towels) arrive, but leave sheepishly as the three men glare at them. See more »

Goofs

When the mammoth tusk falls on Moe in the museum, he says, "I'm paralyzed! I just hope medical science can cure me." But his mouth doesn't come even close to matching what he's saying. See more »

Quotes

[Discussing Science versus Religion]
Ned Flanders: Science is like a blabbermouth who ruins the movie by telling you how it ends. Well, I say there are some things we don't want to know. Important things.
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Connections

Spoofs America's Dumbest Criminals (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

See the Angel
(uncredited)
Written by George Frideric Handel (tune: "Messiah: Hallelujah")
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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Enough stupid to go around
11 September 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

I know I've said this before, but there are always solid laughs to be had at the expense of the people of Springfield. 'Lisa the Skeptic' is a testament to this, pitting her brains against the town's ignorance.

I like the plot twist in the last remaining moments, hopelessly cynical and really the only way to solve the mystery of an angelic skeleton. But more than that, I loved that the writers didn't end on that, but a moment of sweetness between Lisa and Marge instead.

7/10


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