The Simpsons

Lisa's Date with Density

Season 8, Ep 7, Aired 12/15/96
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  • Episode Description
  • After someone steals the Honda "H" off Superintendent Chalmers' car, Skinner tries to find the culprit. Nelson is found guilty and Lisa falls for his rebellious ways. It is now up to Lisa to change Nelson for the better. Meanwhile, Homer obtains a telemarketing machine, which ends up driving the town mad.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Julie Kavner

    Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

  • Harry Shearer

    Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

  • Dan Castellaneta

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

  • Nancy Cartwright

    Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

  • Yeardley Smith

    Lisa Simpson

  • Fan Reviews (14)
  • The best of Season 8

    By Toonster, Jul 31, 2012

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 22, 2010

  • Lisa's Date With Density

    By futuramarama, Jan 20, 2010

  • Lisa and Nelson date each other.

    By Hornets3, Aug 30, 2009

  • Opposites collide!

    By twilightboy, Apr 18, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (45)

    • Deleted Scene (Lisa imagines life with Nelson; he hands her a baby.) Lisa: Our baby! Oh, we had a baby! Nelson: Our love created it somehow. Baby: Wah-wah.

    • (Jimbo, Dolph and Kearney are pelting Skinner's house with rancid coleslaw) Dolph: Nelson doesn't know what he's missing! Jimbo: Why's he wasting time with that Simpson chick? Nelson: 'Cause your mom had a three month waiting list. Dolph: I knew you'd be back! Kearney: Alright! Jimbo: What'd you say about my mom?

    • (Homer's auto-dialer message.) Homer: Greetings, friends. Do you wish to look as happy as me? Well, you've got the power inside you right now. So, use it, and send one dollar to Happy Dude, 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield. Don't delay, eternal happiness is just a dollar away.

    • Lisa: Do you want to come over to my house after school? Nelson: Okay, but if anyone sees us, I'm just there to steal your bike.

    • (Milhouse chokes on his milk and it sprays out of his nose) Nelson: Way to drink, Poindexter!

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    Notes (3)

    • Maggie does not appear in this episode.

    • Blackboard Joke: None. Couch Gag: The room is upside-down. The family runs in on the ceiling and sits down on the couch, until they fall to the "real" ground.

    • This episode is the first hint at Milhouse's crush on Lisa.

    Trivia (6)

    • Under Nelson Muntz's yearbook photo, it reads: Goals: None. Hobies: None. Friends: None.

    • Mr. Burns' phone number is 555-0001, Prof. Frink's lab is 555-5782, and the Flanders' is 555-8904.

    • The stolen items in Nelson's locker include: a crystal ball, a lobster, a box of Two Star cigars, a globe, a football, and a toy plane.

    • There is a medival mace in Jimbo's locker.

    • We learn that Milhouse has a dog.

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    Allusions (5)

    • Winston Churchill When Lisa says that Nelson is "like a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a vest" they are referencing Winston Churchill's opinion of Russia at the outbreak of WWII ("a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma").

    • Rebel Without A Cause Much of the plot from this episode is based on the 1955 film, directed by Nicholas Ray, Rebel Without A Cause. The observatory is even animated to look like the one from this 1955 film.

    • Psycho The inside of Skinner's house looks like the Bates Motel in Hitchcock's 1960 thriller, Psycho.

    • Charlie and the Choclate Factory Uter's character is much like Augustus Gloop in Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Choclate Factory.

    • Nelson's poster: "Nuke the Whales" The poster in Nelson's room spoofs Greenpeace's 1980s-circa poster "Save the Whales."

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