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Lisa the Vegetarian 

A trip to a local petting zoo convinces Lisa to give up meat, despite excessive pressure to convince her not to do so.



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Episode cast overview:
... Grampa Simpson / Homer Simpson / Lord Thistlewick Flanders / Groundskeeper Willie / Itchy / Barney Gumble (voice)
... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier / Others (voice)
... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Jimmy / Ham (voice)
... Lisa Simpson (voice)
... Wolf / Jose Flanders / Chief Wiggum / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (voice)
... Ned Flanders / Principal Skinner / Scratchy / Dr. Hibbert / Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers (voice)
... Troy McClure (voice)
... Linda McCartney (voice)
... Paul McCartney (voice)
Doris Grau ... Lunchlady Doris (voice)
... Janey (voice)
... Mother Goose / Lamb (voice)
... Miss Hoover (voice)
... Sherri / Terri (voice)


Having befriended a lamb on a trip to a petting zoo,Lisa refuses to eat a lamb chop,seeing it as a living creature,and becomes a vegetarian,ruining Homer's hog-roast barbecue. Feeling depressed she runs into Apu who introduces her to Linda and Paul McCartney,from whom she learns that it is possible to have principles but still understand others' view points. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

15 October 1995 (USA)  »

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| (seasons 3-19)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the closing credits where Paul McCartney sings "Maybe I'm Amazed" there is a background voice. If you play it backwards it is a recipe of Lentel soup read by Paul McCartney. At the end of the Lentel soup recipe, Paul McCartney adds, "By the way, I'm alive." This is a reference to the belief from the late 1960's that if you played the end of The Beatles song "I'm So Tired" backwards, you could hear John Lennon moaning, "Paul is dead, man; miss him, miss him." See more »


There's a door dividing the kitchen and living room. Most of the time, there isn't. See more »


Homer: Marge? Since I'm not talking to Lisa, would you please ask her to pass me the syrup?
Marge: Dear, please pass your father the syrup, Lisa.
Lisa: Bart, tell Dad I will only pass the syrup if it won't be used on any meat product.
Bart: You dunkin' your sausages in that syrup homeboy?
Homer: Marge, tell Bart I just want to drink a nice glass of syrup like I do every morning.
Marge: Tell him yourself, you're ignoring Lisa, not Bart.
Homer: Bart, thank your mother for pointing that out.
Marge: Homer, you're not not-talking to me and secondly I ...
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Lisa the Veterinarian (2016) See more »


Pageantry Processional
Music by Ronald Hanmer
[Plays during "Meat and You: Partners in Freedom".]
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