Lisa is sent home from school with a note exempting her from games because she is sad,though she perks up when she meets fellow saxophonist Bleeding Gums Murphy and Marge encourages her to express her moods. Homer,meanwhile,sick of always beaten by his son at video games,finds a boy who can teach him to win but,just as he is about to triumph,Marge unplugs the television leaving Bart's victories unchallenged.
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Did You Know?
The title comes from the painting entitled "Mona Lisa" or "La Gioconda" by Leonardo Da Vinci executed in the 16th century which now is residing in the Louvre in Paris. See more
At the beginning of the episode, when Homer searches for his keys, Marge's pearls are white instead of red. See more
Lisa, I apologize to you, I was wrong! I take it all back. Always be yourself. If you want to be sad, honey, be sad. We'll ride it out with you. And when you get finished feeling sad, we'll still be there. From now on, let me do the smiling for both of us.
I said you could stop smiling, Lisa.
I *feel* like smiling.
My Country, 'Tis of Thee
Written by Samuel Francis Smith
Performed by Harry Shearer See more