The Simpsons

Lisa the Greek

Season 3, Ep 14, Aired 1/23/92
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  • Episode Description
  • Homer discovers that Lisa has the uncanny ability of correctly picking the winners of pro football games 100% of the time and uses this knowledge to make some money by placing wagers on the games.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Wallace Wolodarsky

  • Rich Moore

  • Jay Kogen

  • George Meyer

  • Richard Sakai

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • Urgh.... Hate this ep

    By Spongeyfan, Jan 05, 2006

  • perfect

    By jmbsonic555, Oct 17, 2011

  • perfect

    By futuramarama, Aug 19, 2011

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 15, 2010

  • Go football one of my favorites of the whole season

    By Iverson82094, Jan 29, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Lisa: Dad, you must have bought me every Malibu Stacy accessory there is! Homer: Not quite. They were out of Malibu Stacy lunar rovers.

    • Homer: You see, Lisa, your mother has this crazy idea that gambling is wrong. Even though they say it's okay in the Bible. Lisa: Really? Where? Homer: Uh, somewhere in the back.

    • Marge: Homer, those were very thoughtful presents, but you have to tell me where you got the money from. Homer: All right, Marge, I'll tell you, but first you have to promise you will not get mad. Marge: I promise I will get mad, because I always do when you make me promise I won't. Homer: All right, if you must know. Lisa and I have been gambling on pro football. Marge: Homer! Homer: You promised you wouldn't get mad! Marge: I did not! She's an eight year old girl! Homer: Marge, she never loses. Aren't parents supposed to encourage their kids whenever they show talent? Marge: But gambling is illegal. Homer: Oh, only in 48 states. Besides, it's a victim less crime. The only victim is Moe!

    • Lisa: How's the game going? Bart: "You hate dad" is up by a touchdown.

    • Larry: What you got riding on this? Homer: My daughter. Larry: What a gambler!

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    Notes (3)

    • This episode premiered three days before Super Bowl XXVI which was, just as it is in the episode, between the Washington Redskins and the Buffalo Bills. Lisa's prediction that Washington would come out the victors turned out to be correct, they won 37 to 24.

    • Blackboard Joke: None. Couch Gag: Homer accidentally sits on Santa's Little Helper.

    • In 1992, Yeardley Smith won an Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for this episode.

    Trivia (7)

    • When Homer and Lisa are watching TV, a football player wearing a red jersey is being interviewed and says "We came here to play!", causing Homer to get excited and pick up the phone. However it is then revealed that he plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, who have green and white jerseys, not red.

    • If you look closely, you can see Cesar and Ugolin, from episode 1-11, "The Crepes Of Wrath." They appear to live in a new house or apartment.

    • At the discount clothing outlet, Marge and Bart shop at Wee Monsieur.

    • The family's dinning at the Gilded Truffle marks a return visit. The first trip was during 8F02, "Treehouse of Horror II" in the "Monkeys Paw" segment.

    • Inside Moe's black bookie betting book are listed the following entries: "Barney-$5-Pittsburgh", "Smitty-$12-New Orleans", and 'Homer-$20-Denver".

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    Allusions (8)

    • The Bud Bowl
      The commercial in which helmeted beer bottles play in "The Duff Bowl" is a reference to a series of ads that were popular in the early 90's in which computer animated bottles of Budweiser and Bud Lite played in a bowl game called "The Bud Bowl".

    • Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder Smooth Jimmy Apollo looks just like Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, which is also who this episode is named after.

    • Homer: I used to hate the smell of your sweaty feet. Now it's the smell of victory. This is a take-off of a line from the 1979 film Apocalypse Now, in which Kilgore (Robert Duvall) says, "I love the smell of napalm in the morning. Smells like victory."

    • Barbie Lisa's Malibu Stacy dolls are a parody of Barbie dolls.

    • Title: A take on the famous oddsmaker "Jimmy the Greek."

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