Lisa Gets an "A"

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  • 10

    Homer's Pet Lobster.

    By Sami5118, Aug 01, 2010

    Lisa gets lazy after missing a couple of days of school and cheats to pass a test. Homer, meanwhile, decides to buy a small lobster in hopes of growing it into a large lobster to make alot of money off of it, but he becomes attached to it and problems arise.

    What I Liked:

    * Lisa cheated (something that never happens)

    * Homer's lobster

    * The scenes with Homer and his pet lobster Pinchy

    * At the beginning when Homer takes the kids to the supermarket for a Sunday brunch

    * The part when Homer gets mad at his lobster and then he realizes that he has feelings for it and names him Mr. Pinchy

    * The ending. Homer eats Mr. Pinchy and says that he (Mr. Pinchy) would have loved him.

    What I didn't like:

    * Nothing

    Overall, I thought that this episode was the best one of season 10. I recommend watching this ep.moreless

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  • 9.5

    No Pinchy!!!!!!!!

    By fenway98, May 27, 2010

    I thought this was a great episode with clever writing.

    When Lisa gets sick, she must stay home from school(much to her dismay.) Marge tells her to play Bart's Dash Dingo video game to pass the time. Lisa gets addicted to the game, but must go back to school. She must cheat on a test because she forget to study, but the guilt is killing her.

    Meanwhile, Homer is fattening up a Lobster named Pinchy, so he can eat the profits.

    This is a great episode, with many funny Ralph quotes, like "Is this my house?", "Hi Super Nintendo Chalmers!", and "I'm learnding."

    Overall Grade: 95%/A++++++moreless

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  • 7.5

    Cheater Girl

    By futuramarama, Nov 14, 2009

    Lisa forgets to study for a book test after being sick {and later pretending to be sick after getting addicted to one of Bart's video games}. So, she buys the answers from Nelson Muntz, and ends up getting a perfect score.

    At first she is OK with this but later she doesn't like it and cannot handle the guilt of lying and cheating.

    Meanwhile Homer becomes attached to a lobster he bought, Mr. Pinchy.

    Lisa threatens to tell State Comptroller Atkins what she did so the school won't get funding for her lying and cheating. She tells at an assembly, but little does she know it was staged.

    Everything is back to normal and Lisa changes her A++ to an F.

    This episode is more well-known because of the sub plot, which I liked a little more.moreless

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  • 10

    Another Really funny season 10 episode.

    By ctm723, May 28, 2009

    This my second favorite season 10 episode and some hillarious parts are when Homer said he put Pinchy in a nice hot pot and then he started crying at the tabel and ate the whole thing and sid that Pinchy would have enjoyed this and as he was crying said how good Pinchy tasted. Also it was very funny when Ralph delivered Lisa's homework and Lisa said to Ralph why aren't you at your house and Ralph said isn't this my house. Overall this is an episode I will watch many times and this is an episode within my top 10.moreless

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  • 10

    This is my review of the episode "Lisa Gets an A".

    By ChadTVFan, Feb 17, 2009

    Lisa Gets An "A" is one of the all time best episodes of The Simpsons, mainly because it is so dang funny. The part where the sermon keeps going and going is classic. I also love the idea that the family's traditional Sunday brunch is really the free samples at the grocery store, and Homer's philosophy that if something has a toothpick in it, it's free, as well as the part where Homer buys "an eight dollar lobster" intending to fatten it into an "eighty dollar lobster" and in his words "eat the profits". Then of course there's the part where Homer stuffs Lisa into the freezer to look for a "normal" ice cream flavor in the back after having bad luck in the front, which ultimately leads to her getting a cold. The next morning, of course when Marge calls the school to inform them of Lisa's illness, Lisa tries to stop her but her effort is in vain. I love the idea that she eventually gets hooked to video games and shirks her homework for once. And of course when she returns to school she hasn't read the book which is the subject of a quiz that day. The next scene has one of the funniest lines when Bart tells Lisa "there's nothing you didn't see when Dad boycotted pants" Then of course, Nelson gives her the answers to the test. Because of this she passes with an A+++. And that brings Springfield's grade average to the minimum for additional funding. The dilemma she faces (either telling them the truth or keep quiet and help the whole school with the grant) is one of the greatest I've seen. And of course the "B plot" with Homer getting emotionally attached to his lobster, which he names "Pinchy" is cool too and adds to the plot. Even the ending is funny, with Homer accidentally boiling Pinchy alive, and Homer saddened by this, but of course he still eats him anyway. Overall, this episode is one of the best I have seen. I would give it a 10 out of 10moreless

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  • 9.0

    I mourn Pinchy

    By twilightboy, Jun 04, 2008

    This is probably the only time I have felt bad watching a Simpson episode. Although the main story in this episode is Lisa's fraudulent test, Homer's adventure with his beloved lobster is just better. This should have gotten its own episode. I felt as if I were losing a very close relative when this episode ended thanks to Homer's stupidty, once again. As for lisa, I was somewhat bothered by her attitude, after all, she is the beacon of wisdom, truth and rational thinking the Simpson's universe. So many good jokes in this episode that I can't believe it is from the tenth season.moreless

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  • 9.2

    Lisa's a cheater.

    By Kadodian, May 02, 2008

    The Simpsons enter a supermarket. Homer and Bart start eating everything for free because they are sticking toothpicks in them. Homer wants to get some ice cream but he wants different flavors but they are on a higer shelf so he picks up Lisa and pushes her inside the ice cream cabinet so she freezes and she gets sick so her mother forces her to stay home. Lisa was watching the learning channel but Marge wants her to relax so she gives her a video game that Bart always plays and Lisa gets hooked to it so she misses four days of school and dosen't do any of the reading homework that her friend drops off for her so then she is forced to go to school. In school she had to take a test about the reading she had to do but she didn't so she was going to fail the test. Lisa then gets help from Nelson and ends up cheating on the test. Lisa gets an A+++. The school gets grant money because Lisa achieved a high GPA which benifeted her school. Lisa admits that she was cheating but the principal denies it so that the school can keep the grant money. Also in this episode Homer brings home a small lobster which he feeds so that the lobster can get bigger and become a very tasty treat for Homer but Homer develops feelings for the lobster and dosen't want to eat it. Even though Homer cared for the lobster Marge cooked him anyway. Great episode !!! Again with the personality changes. Lisa cheating and Homer not wanting to eat the lobster, that's just not who they were before but it's fun to watch the characters transform into different people. Funniest three parts in my oponion : When Homer added salt to the small aquarium at his house which caused the fish to die. When Homer put a toothpick into a chicken which in his oponion made it free in the supermarket and when Homer was eating the lobster and crying at the same time. Favorite character from this episode : The lobster Pinchy !!! Good stuff !!moreless

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  • 9.4

    Lisa plays video games... Loved Pinchy the most!!!!!

    By Iverson82094, Jan 28, 2008

    A sick-day puts Lisa in a difficult academic predicament: She wants to do her best on a reading test, but didn't study at all when she was home. After consulting with Bart, she reluctantly decides to buy the test answers from Nelson and scores a perfect A+++. But when her high test score raises Springfield Elementary School's average and earns the troubled school a huge state grant, Lisa is plagued with guilt. Meanwhile, Homer grows attached to a lobster that he brought home for dinner, naming it Mr. Pinchy. When Lisa admits that she cheated to Principal Skinner, he is disheartened but still wants to keep the grant money. Skinner and Chalmers trick Lisa into thinking that she's turned down the school's grant, but secretly keep the cash. Back at home, Homer loses his beloved new pet when he gives it a hot bath. Heartbroken but hungry, Homer bids farewell to his crustacean friend by eating it.moreless

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  • 9.5

    I liked Homer's plot a little bit better.

    By AangPhantom777, Dec 23, 2007

    Oh, my, gosh, I love that lobster! He is so funny! I wish they kept Pinchy a regular, though. (Can' remember the name, but I'm 95% sure it's Pinchy)When Homer said, "I gave Pinchy a nice, hot, bath) I cracked up so much! Too funny! I loved it. Too bad he went away, though. I think this is the B plot, because Lisa's plot had a little more time. So, I liked the B plot better than the A Plot.

    The A Plot. Lisa gets sick and gets addicted to a video game. Then, she pretends to be sick, because of the video game. When Marge forces her to go to school and she forgot to tread the book, she cheats on a test. When Skinner said, "Put your hands together for the REAL" I forgot what that guy was, but I laughed so much. Watch this episode. It's really good.moreless

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