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Lisa's First Word 

While trying to coax Maggie into saying her first word, Homer and Marge talk about how Lisa spoke hers.

Director:

Mark Kirkland

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Chipwich Salesman / Grampa Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Kim Huang / Boxing Commentator (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Stickball Child #2 / Todd Flanders / Krusty's Assistant #2 (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson / Marge's Friend #1 / Grandma Flanders (voice)
Hank Azaria ... House Salesman / Captain McCallister / Krusty's Assistant #1 / Clown Bed / Chief Wiggum (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Johnny Carson / Ned Flanders / Scratchy / Olympics Commentator #1 / Dr. Hibbert (voice)
Elizabeth Taylor ... Maggie Simpson (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Stickball Child #1 / Stickball Child #3 / Marge's Friend #2 / Olympics Commentator #2 / Rod Flanders (voice)
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Storyline

While trying to coax Maggie into saying her first word, Homer and Marge talk about how Lisa spoke hers.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The first use of the extended Rockettes/circus opening couch gag which happens to be favorite of creator Matt Groening. See more »

Goofs

Kent Brockman is hosting a 1984 Olympics report and then announces: "Coming up next an hour-long episode of Mama's Family. That year's Olympics aired on ABC, while Mama's Family aired on NBC. See more »

Quotes

Maggie Simpson: Daddy.
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Girls Just Want to Have Fun
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Hazard
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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A sentimental, funny tale--with flashbacks
6 January 2012 | by athomedSee all my reviews

This episode opens with the Simpson family attempting to coax Maggie into saying her first words. Homer and Marge end up telling Bart and Lisa the story of when Lisa said her first words. They cycle through numerous other stories from that time period first. The stories begin in Springfield 1983.

The year and many of the jokes have since been retconned, because if they hadn't been, Bart would be almost thirty years old now. The Simpsons aren't allowed to age so the show follows a moving timeline.

There's really a lot to like in this episode. The flashbacks to a younger Simpson family are quite funny and show a lot of heart too. The end to this episode is quite sentimental and certainly a great ending to a great episode.

Make sure to commit your full attention to this one as you speed through the season 4 box set.


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