The Simpsons

I Love Lisa

Season 4, Ep 15, Aired 2/11/93
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  • Episode Description
  • On Valentine's Day Lisa takes pity on Ralph and gives him a valentine when she sees that he hasn't received any. But Ralph looks too much into Lisa's gesture and, much to Lisa's dismay, relentlessly pursues her.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Wesley Archer

  • Frank Mula

  • Conan O'Brien

  • David Silverman

  • Jeff Martin

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • Perfect

    By Southparkfa, Aug 21, 2010

  • Ralph's Heart

    By sh811a, Aug 19, 2010

  • I Love This Episode

    By futuramarama, Jan 10, 2010

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 16, 2010

  • This episode truly sets "The Simpsons" apart from all the other animated comedies out there.

    By Mdinkle1, Jul 26, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (20)

    • Lisa: Ralph thinks I like him but I only gave him a valentine because I felt sorry for him. Homer: Ah, sweet pity. Where would my love life have been without it?

    • (Watching The Krusty Show) Bart: I'd give anything to go to that show! Homer: I'd sell my first-born son! Bart: Hey! Homer: You'll do as you're told!

    • Ned: If you think I'm cuddly and you want my company, come on wifey let me know!

    • Homer: Six simple words, I'm not gay, but I'll learn.

    • Groundskeeper Willie: I didn't cry when me own father was hung for stealing a pig, but I'll cry now.

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    Notes (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: I will not squeak chalk (followed by squeaking noises). Couch Gag: An alien is on the couch. When he sees the family coming in, he pulls a lever, opening a trap door and hops in. The family sit down as if nothing happened.

    Trivia (4)

    • Goof: When Ralph and Lisa go to Krusty's show, Ralph spills chocolate ice-cream on Lisa's dress, however when Lisa tells Ralph that she doesn't love him, the stain is gone.

    • In this episode, we learn that Ralph is Chief Wiggum's son.

    • The "Krusty Home Pregnancy Test" contains the warning "May cause birth defects."

    • Goof: Willy mentions that he "did not even cry when my own father was hung". In season 10's "Monty Can't Buy Love", we meet Willy's parents both alive and well in Scotland.

    Allusions (9)

    • Rod Stewart The song Ned sings to Maude is a parody of "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart. Ned has cleaned up the lyrics a little.

    • Robert Frost American poet Robert Frost appears on Krusty's show reading his poem "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening." He is less than amused when Krusty dumps snow on him.

    • Song: Monster Mash
      The song during closing credits is "The Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. The disc jockey on KBBL also plays the song at the beginning of the show in honor of Valentine's Day. He tries to explain what's romantic about it, but the other DJ just says, "You played the wrong song, didn't you?"

    • Apocalypse Now The scene of Principal Skinner's memory of Vietnam is reminiscent of the movie Apocalypse Now. The characters on the boat all resemble characters from that movie. Also, there is a picture of a soldier where Skinner was sitting. This was the picture of the person they were trying to find in the movie.

    • Krusty: You try to run, try to hide, break on through to the other side!
      Aided by a psychedelic background and flower child clothes, Krusty sings a rendition of The Doors' song "Break On Through".

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