The Simpsons

Summer of 4 Ft. 2

Season 7, Ep 25, Aired 5/19/96
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  • Episode Description
  • It is the last day of school and Lisa has no one to sign her yearbook; Bart on the other hand is quite popular. Flanders offers Homer his Little Pwagmattasquarmsettport beach house for a few days, since he has jury duty and won't be able to use it. Lisa worries about not having a friend to bring. Bart brings Milhouse, making Lisa feel depressed. Lisa decides not to bring any of her dorky things so that she can redefine her identity. She gets new clothes and searches for kids with whom to play. She finds a bunch of local kids that seem to like her for whom she is. To make her feel even more special, they reject Bart in favor of her, making Bart jealous. Meanwhile, Homer sets out to buy illegal fireworks. Lisa is acting exactly like Bart when she hangs out, infuriating Bart and he decides to sabotage her friendships. He shows them a yearbook, revealing her as a nerd. She is humiliated and angry with him. He feels bad, so he tries to win back her friends. Even though they've found out she is a nerd, it turns out that they don't mind and they all sign her yearbook.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dan Greaney

  • Mark Kirkland

  • Christina Ricci


  • 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 (14)
  • Best Episode

    By AlexMaguire, Aug 30, 2012

  • Lisa.. has no friends.. is not popular.. oh the 90's! how cliched.

    By Gaby8529, Aug 04, 2008

  • One of my all-time favourites and the definitive example demonstrating how Lisa can be one of the best characters of the series if you give her a heart.

    By orchardpark, Jan 23, 2010

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 21, 2010

  • Summer of 4 Ft. 2

    By futuramarama, Jan 20, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • Lisa: (to herself) Okay, okay calm down, just a bird, you don't control the birds, you will someday, but not today.

    • Marge: (about the town they're going to) It's known as America's Scrod Basket. Bart: I thought Springfield was America's Scrod Basket. Marge: No, Springfield is America's Crud Bucket. At least according to Newsweek.

    • Marge: Isn't this fun, Lisa? Lisa: It must be exciting to make a whole different set of beds. Marge: I know you're joking, but it is!

    • Bart: When the hell are we going to get to . . . where the hell are we going?

    • Apu look-alike: I'm sorry, sir, but the sale of fireworks is prohibited in this state under penalty of--(he sees a man leave) Follow me. (walks in the back of the store) Any red-blooded flag-fearing American would love... the M320. Celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small part of it!

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    Notes (2)

    • Christina Ricci recorded her lines over the phone and didn't go into the studio.

    • Blackboard Joke: None. Couch Gag: The couch is a fax machine and the family come up as a faxed document.

    Trivia (2)

    • Goof:At one point after the students gather in the school's hallway to have their yearbooks signed, Becky's skirt is pleated.

    • Music From This Episode "All Summer Long" by The Beach Boys (plays during the end credits)

    Allusions (3)

    • All Things Considered This popular NPR show is reference when Lisa passed a bookstore titled "Gull Thing Considered" on her way to the library.

    • Homer: I'll have a Three Musketeers, a pen, comb, one of those porno mags, some illegal fireworks, pint of Old Harper, and some of those portable enemas. In the 1973 film American Graffiti, Terry the Toad tries to get some booze by buying alot of other stuff, Homer copies this when trying to procure some illegal fireworks. Also, the song that plays during the end credits is "All Summer Long" by the Beach Boys. The same song used at the end of American Grafitti.

    • Summer of '42 This title spoofs the 1971 film Summer of '42.

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