The Simpsons

Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy

Season 5, Ep 14, Aired 2/17/94
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  • Episode Description
  • Lisa challenges the makers of the Malibu Stacy doll to create a less sexist and pro-feminist doll. When they won't listen, Lisa enlists the help of Mr. Smithers to find the original creator of Malibu Stacy, Stacy Lovell. Together Lisa and Miss Lovell create Lisa Lionheart in an effort to positively influence young girls.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Josh Weinstein

  • Jeffrey Lynch

  • Bill Oakley

  • Dan Castellaneta

    Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

  • Hank Azaria

    Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • perfect

    By futuramarama, Aug 18, 2011

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 18, 2010

  • Decent episode: Homer vs Piano Keyboard

    By Iverson82094, Jan 23, 2008

  • A good episode... but not perfect.

    By DarkLink186, Dec 22, 2007

  • This is the episode where Lisa complains about how the Talking Malibu Stacy is made. Pretty good to watch.

    By sfan64, Sep 05, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (33)

    • (At the toy store) Lisa: I'm warning you, Mom, I may get a little crazy. Marge: I understand. When I was your age-- Lisa: (attacking another girl) Hey, horseface, get your ugly paws off that summer fun set!

    • Lisa: You know, if we get through to just that one little girl, it'll all be worth it! Stacy Lavelle: Yes. Particularly if that little girl happens to pay $46,000 for that doll. Lisa: What? Stacy Lavelle: Oh, nothing.

    • Executive: Our one effort to put a stop to this Lisa Lionheart thing has failed miserably. Gentlemen, we have to reinvent Malibu Stacy for the nineties. We'll stay here all night if need be! Man: Can we order Chinese food? Executive: (long pause) Yes.

    • Kent Brockman's Daughter: My new doll is much better than Malibu Stacy. Do a newscast about her. Kent Brockman: Ho ho, please, honey, Daddy's job is to bring people important news. Right now I'm busy preparing a report about the fortieth anniversary of Beetle Bailey. Kent Brockman's Daughter: Oh, Daddy, that is boring. Talk about the dolly! Kent Brockman: Well, you were right about the Berlin Wall.

    • Lisa: Make sure you get my mom's hair just right! Stacy Lavelle: Um, I think we'll use someone different for the hair. Lisa: How about me? Stacy Lavelle: Um, there's something not quite… Bart: How about me? Stacy Lavelle: Uh… Homer: How about me? Stacy Lavelle: (yelling)You all have hideous hair! (the family gasps) I mean, from a design point of view.

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    Notes (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: None. Couch Gag: The family gets crushed by a foot a la the opening to Monty Python's Flying Circus.

    Trivia (7)

    • Malibu Stacy is referred to as "America's favorite 8 and a half incher."

    • It cost $46,000 to produce the Lisa Lionheart dolls.

    • A sign in front of the factory reads: "PetroChem Petrochemical Corporation, Proud Makers of Caustic Polypropylene and Malibu Stacy"

    • Bart is in the photo accompanying the gay rights story in the newspaper.

    • The sign outside Kidstown USA reads: ''Not Affiliated With Kidstown Juvenile Correction Farm.''

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    Allusions (6)

    • Bye Bye Birdie The "We Love You, Matlock" song parodies the "We Love You, Conrad" song from the 1963 film Bye Bye Birdie.

    • Pepsi The Buzz Cola commercial is reminiscent of an ad for Pepsi.

    • Billy Ray Cyrus The "Achy Breaky Stacy" doll that is on sale is a reference to the song "Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus.

    • Ruth Handler / Barbie Stacy Lovelle, creater of Malibu Stacy, is a spoof of the late Ruth Handler, who was famous for the creation of the popular Barbie dolls in the 1950s.

    • Kent Brockman: I'm doing a report about the 40th anniversary of Beetle Bailey. Beetle Bailey is a long-running comic strip about the antics of soldiers at Camp Swampy.

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