The Simpsons

Season 19 Episode 20

All About Lisa

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 18, 2008 on FOX
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Episode Summary

All About Lisa
Lisa outshines Krusty as his new assistant and steals the spotlight from him, earning her own TV show. Meanwhile, Homer and Bart spend some quality time together with their new coin collecting hobby.

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  • The real end of any Hobby in the world

    The scene of the ending of the Bart and Homer's Coin Collecting life was very funny yet very real

    It really made me laugh big time.

    an unforgettable funny scene
  • Just Okay

    This episode was just okay. Thats all what i can say, it doesn't shine like the episodes during the golden years but its not a awful episode it was just okay. Which is the problem with the simpisons now all the episodes go under the catagory "Okay" or "Awful" the episode was pretty predicatable because the simpisons has been doing the same plot lines for about twenty years and of course the problem of the episode is summed up in about ten minutes. Most of the jokes i found bad and i didn't really laugh. They should try harder on his show. Try and make it what it once wasmoreless
  • The nineteenth season ends with Lisa (While working as Krusty's assistant) stealing the spotlight from Krusty and getting her own television show. Meanwhile, Bart, feeling bad about "losing" Krusty to Lisa, starts collecting coins with Homer.moreless

    There are quite a few laughs in this episode which help make it very entertaining. However, there are a few problems too. Watching this episode I kept being reminded of the very funny (and much better) fifth season episode "Bart Gets Famous" which had a similar storyline. Also, the tired old formula of everything going back to normal by the end of the episode is present here for the gazillionth time. I know it's difficult to keep things going after nineteen seasons and over 400 episodes, but The Simpsons needs to start coming up with new ideas. No more recycling.moreless
  • Lisa gets famous, and Bart and Homer take up coin collecting.

    Well I think that this episode had a lot of potential, but the only thing that remains in my mind is didnt they already do this storyline in the season 5 episode Bart Gets Famous. All of that aside, I think it was funny to see Lisa replace Krusty, and Bart and Homer collect coins. My favorite line of the show is:

    Bart: Dad this sucks.

    Homer: Son all hobbies suck.

    No doubt in my mind that this episode would not be as good as it was without its fantastic "b" story. Give this a watch, but beside the "b" story the episode is very familiar to Bart Gets Famous.moreless
  • Bart gets a hobby, Lisa gets a jobby.

    While the episode starts like Bart Gets Famous, except with another Simpson child, it steers in another direction, that still manages to amuse and entertain. The narration of a completely random character was a funny touch, since Sideshow Mel is hardly the narrator you'd expect. And while this is hardly the funniest Krusty episode, it's fresh and funny, and beats being set up with a giraffe.

    The subplot was also hilarious since it's a whole story of Homer and Bart basically stealing coins, with plenty of laughs in the plot as well.

    With both humorous plots and jokes, this is a good ending to a great season.moreless
Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

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

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

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

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

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

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

Drew Carey

Drew Carey


Guest Star

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

Recurring Role

Russi Taylor

Russi Taylor

Martin Prince, Sherri, Terri and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Ron Robinowitz: Krusty, I've been your agent for 37 years and I'm telling you, watch out for this Lisa Simpson character. She's got a taste for Lady Laughter, and she'll step right over a certain clown to get it.
      Krusty the Clown: Which one? Chuckles? Professor Nitwit?
      Ron Robinowitz: (facepalm) No, you!
      Krusty the Clown: No Yu?! The Chinese Clown?
      Ron Robinowitz: (laughs) That's actually really funny! But seriously, you're in big trouble here.

    • (Bart and Homer are looking though a large pile of coins for the "Kissing Lincolns Penny")
      Bart: One of these has got to be that smooching Lincoln penny. Nope. Nope. Dime. Button. Pepperoni slice.
      Homer: (grabbing pepperoni slice) Wait! This is a classic 1978 Pizza Hut! (eats it) Mmm...terrible.

    • (At an auction for a "Kissing Lincolns Penny")
      Homer: Five dollars!
      Mr. Burns: Five hundred.
      Homer: Five dollars, cash.
      Host: Sir, the promise of cash is not an endorsement. The current bid is $500. Going once, going twice--
      Bart: Dad!
      Homer: Five hundred-one!
      Mr. Burns: Ten million.
      Homer: Objection, Your Honor!

    • Homer: Bart's having girl troubles. You'd better go talk to him.
      Marge: It's clown troubles, that's your responsibility!
      Homer: I thought I was in charge of bedtime stories and pets dying!
      Marge: Yeah, well we're adding clowns.
      Homer: Oh, fine! But you just bought yourself ear piercing and strange new feelings!

    • (After Krusty announces that he's searching for a new Krusketeer)
      Bart: I am so gonna try out for that!
      Milhouse: Me too! But I hope you get it.
      Bart: No, I hope you get it.
      Milhouse: Well, I really hope you get it.
      Bart: Yeah, I hope I get it too. Later!
      (Bart leaves)
      Milhouse: (in awe) For a second there, he hoped I got it.

    • Award Presenter: We now come to our final award, "Entertainer of the Year." An award so prestigious, that it recently won the "Award of the Year Award" at the 2007 Awardy Awards.

    • Krusty: Speaking of necks, my girlfriend is a pain in mine. She crashed her car into mine and said, "Look, honey, we have a hybrid."

    • Sideshow Mel: Applause is an addiction, like heroin or checking your e-mail.

    • Homer: (about the "kissing Lincolns" penny) The one on the left looks into it, but the one on the right is just experimenting.

    • Krusty: (to Lisa) I'm gonna call you the goy wonder . . . 'cause I don't remember your name.

    • Bart: Lisa's got school, career, posture . . . why'd she have to steal Krusty from me?

    • Krusty: A great man once observed, "90 percent of success is showing up on time." Sorry I'm four hours late.

    • Drew Carey: What I love about Krusty is, he's always on. But if you want to find out what he's on, you've got to test his pee.

    • Gabbo: (to the paparazzi) Get a job, you parasites!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: The living room is the background image of a computer screen. Each of the family members is dragged and dropped onto the couch. Then the entire couch is dragged onto the Trash Can, which is then emptied.


    • Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?
      At one point, a sign can be seen for "Are You Fatter than a Fat Person?", a reference to Fox's show Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

    • Superman
      The comic Bart first notices in Comic Book Guy's store is "Radioactive Man vs. Muhammad Ali." This is a reference to a comic published by DC Comics in 1978 in which Superman fought Muhammad Ali under a red sun.

    • The Muppet Show
      Nelson's act of making music by beating nerds is an allusion to Marvin Suggs and the Muppaphones from The Muppet Show where Marvin would beat the Muppaphones, who would cry out at different pitches.

    • The Andy Griffith Show
      The music playing while Homer and Bart collect coins is taken from the TV series The Andy Griffith Show.

    • Flashdance
      The dance Nelson does while warming up is straight out of the 1983 film Flashdance, complete with a bucket of water dousing him at the end.

    • Ambien
      The Nappien sleeping aid products that Krusty hawks on his show are parodies of the actual prescription sleep aid Ambien.

    • The Mickey Mouse Club
      The Krusketeers that used to be featured in Krusty's show are a parody of the Mouseketeers from The Mickey Mouse Club.

    • All About Eve
      The title of this episode is a play on the title of the 1950 film All About Eve.