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Lisa's Substitute 

Lisa has a crush on her substitute teacher; Bart decides to run for class president.

Director:

Rich Moore

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 / Station Announcer / Guard (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner (voice)
Jo Ann Harris ... Chuck / Woman at Apartment (voice) (as Jo Anne Harris)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Janey Powell / Others (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Miss Hoover / Donations Lady (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince / Wendell / Sherri / Terri / Adrian (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Dustin Hoffman ... Mr. Bergstrom (voice) (as Sam Etic)
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Storyline

Lisa's teacher Miss Hoover becomes ill and has a substitute, Mr. Bergstrom. Lisa enjoys his teaching methods and quickly develops a crush on him. Meanwhile, Bart runs for class president against Martin Prince and proves to be a very popular candidate.

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jon Vitti mentioned on Twitter that the note Lisa receives at the end of the episode should've had an exclamation point at the end. He didn't catch it in the animatic and it still "haunts [him] to this day". See more »

Goofs

Lisa's classroom is shown to be on the first floor of the building in the beginning of the episode. Later it is shown to be on the second floor See more »

Quotes

[for Show-and-Tell, Bart shows a videotape, titled, 'How Kittens are Born: The UGLY story']
Bart: Oh look, this is really cool. When I hit reverse, I can make them go back in.
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Home on the Range
Written by Daniel E. Kelley and Brewster M. Higley
Performed by Dustin Hoffman
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Finally, A Well-Done Lisa Episode!
29 April 2014 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the nineteenth episode of the second season of the Simpsons and I must impress that this is my favorite Lisa episode so far. I'm not saying she is bad, but she's my least favorite Simpson. That being said, I felt emotionally connected with Lisa this time around. I had some of the same issues as she did when growing up, so this is a very repeatable episode.

In this episode, "Lisa's Substitute," Lisa's teacher Miss Hoover goes on sick leave and she is replaced with Mr. Bergstrom. Lisa instantly falls for him and she finds him to be the father figure Homer isn't. Meanwhile, Bart is nominated for Class President along with the class brain, Martin Prince.

Overall, this is a very memorable and touching episode. It's one of the best ones this season. It even boasts a great guest voice in Dustin Hoffman. This has several funny jokes, but I connected more on the emotional side. I rate this episode 10/10.


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