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Girls Just Want to Have Sums 

Springfield Elementary is divided into two separate schools (one for boys, one for girls) following Principal Skinner's demotion. Concerned that the boys are receiving a higher standard of education, Lisa disguises herself as a boy.

Director:

Nancy Kruse

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Itchy / Sideshow Mel / Wolf / Groundskeeper Willie (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Kearney / Database / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson / Jake Boyman (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Superintendent Chalmers / Math Teacher / Comic Book Guy (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Scratchy / Lenny / Principal Skinner / Otto / Mr. Largo (voice)
Frances McDormand ... Melanie Upfoot (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Juliana Krellner / Lindsey Naegle / Dolph (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... (voice)
Amick Byram ... Additional vocals (voice)
James Gilstrap James Gilstrap ... Wise Old Cat Singer (voice)
Bob Joyce Bob Joyce ... Additional vocals (voice)
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Storyline

After Principal Skinner makes a chauvinistic remark towards a former female student, an uproar ensues, prompting for his demotion. Subsequently, Melanie Upfoot (Frances McDormand) is appointed the new principal of Springfield Elementary, whom divides the school into two, one for boys, and the other for girls. Frustrated with how the boys in her school are being educated more so than the girls, Lisa disguises herself as a boy to expand her knowledge, and as a result, wins the Student Achievement Award. Written by Burak H

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Animation | Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Liquid Paper was invented by Bette Nesmith Graham (woman), Paper by Tsai Lun (man), Windshield Wipers by Mary Anderson (woman), the car by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot or Ferdinand Verbiest (both men), Nylon Stockings by Allen Gant Senior (man - Marge is wrong), Rocket Ships by Lieutenant General Henry Shrapnel (man), Suspension Bridges by James Finlay (man), Snow Shoes by Sondre Norheim (man), Pinball Machines by Henry Joseph (man), and no one person invented Constitutional Government or the Renaissance, however women didn't have any power back then, so it's unlikely that any women had a hand in either of them. See more »

Goofs

After two girls entered the girls entrance of the school, Lisa suddenly appears. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Simpson: What are you drawing?
Nelson Muntz: A robot with guns for arms shooting a plane made out of guns that fires guns.
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Connections

References Yentl (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Symbiotic
Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Matt Selman
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The Circle of Nife
20 September 2007 | by samcraccSee all my reviews

This is a Hilarius episode. Thats funny when Marge Simpson and Homer Simpson where young. That was cute when Lisa had a frog in her lap. Bart Simpson, Marge Simpson, Homer Simpson, and Lisa Simpson went to a performance of The Circle of Nife where $$$$$$$ staring Nathan Lane, and Matheiw Brodrieck and A Man that Named Moe. Just then the princble Skinner was on stage after the show of the Circle of Nife. Just then there where boys only so Marge Simpson gives Lisa Simpson a costume to disguise as a boy. The kids where calling her Toilet Head. This episode is Hilarius you will like the performance on the episode and the seasons.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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