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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, is stricken with Lyme disease, and Mr. Bergstrom, a cool, witty, substitute teacher takes her place. Lisa is smitten with the smart, sensitive man, who contrasts so favorable; it seems, with her own father. Meanwhile, Bart decides to run for class president where he is expected to easily triumph over class brain Martin Prince. Written by Tiff Banks

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Nancy Cartwright named this as one of her three favourite episodes, together with The Simpsons: Bart Sells His Soul (1995) and The Simpsons: Bart the Mother (1998). See more »

Goofs

About 19 minutes in when Marge speaks to Homer at the diner table, the outline of her mouth over her neck when her lips are moving shows the neck line in the lips. See more »

Quotes

Homer: [to Bart] I always knew you had personality. The doctor said it was hyperactivity, but I knew better.
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Connections

References The Arsenio Hall Show (1989) 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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