The Simpsons

Season 10 Episode 7

Lisa Gets an "A"

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 22, 1998 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (Homer and Marge are preparing to cook Pinchy the lobster...)
      Marge: Oh, so plump and juicy! Mmm, he's gonna boil up nicely! (smacks lips)
      Homer: (to Pinchy) Well, I guess this is it, old pal. This is your big day.
      Marge: The water's boiling. Quick, chuck him in! (Homer stalls) C'mon, chuck him in!
      Homer: (hesitant) OK...
      Marge: Let's GO. In the pot, in the pot!
      (Homer looks at Pinchy and sees him as a cute cartoonish lobster with big eyes and a happy smile!)
      Homer: But Marge, look at the little guy! (holds Pinchy up to Marge)
      Marge: (sees Pinchy as an ugly hyper-realistic lobster) He looks like an ordinary...OW!!! (Pinchy pinches her nose with his pincer) Son of a...
      Homer: Feel that, Marge? He LIKES you!

    • (The Simpsons family leaves the grant ceremony after Lisa's confession, but Bart stays behind and barricades the door...)
      Bart: Okay, Lisa's gone!
      Skinner: Places, people!
      (As the audience takes their seats again, the "State Comptroller" on stage peels off a rubber mask to reveal...)
      Otto: Man, acting is tough! I'll be in my trailer. (leaves)
      Skinner: Ah, good old predictable Lisa. I knew her conscience was a ticking time bomb.
      Edna Krabappel: (peeks out door) Heads up! Here comes the REAL comptroller.

    • Homer: (looking through the ice cream freezer) Cherry Garcia? Honey Bono? Desmond Tutti-Frutti? Lisa, help Daddy find some normal flavors. (lifts her to the top shelf)
      Lisa: Candy Warhol, Xavier Nougat--
      Homer: Naw, nothin' made of dead guys. What's in the back? (pushes Lisa all the way in, making her shiver) Hurry up! My hands are getting cold!
      (Lisa sneezes)
      Marge: Oh my goodness! Homer, get her out of there!
      Homer: Aww. (pulls her out of the freezer, and she hands him some ice cream)
      Homer: Eh, Sherbert Hoover.

    • Lisa: (Sneezes, moans, and blows her nose)
      Marge: Mmmm, how you feelin', sweetie?
      Lisa: Much better. (sneezes loudly)
      Marge: Oh my, you're burning up. I'm going to tell the school you're staying home. (picks up phone)
      Lisa: (pressing down on the receiver) I'm afraid I can't allow that.
      Marge: Lisa! (dials again)
      Lisa: Mom, no, wait, we can make a deal.
      Marge: You don't have anything I want!

    • Bart: Oh, I'm starving! Mom, can we go Catholic, so we can get communion wafers and booze?
      Marge: No, no one's going Catholic! Three children is enough, thank you.

    • Lisa: (Reading her test) "Mr. Blank needs a blank in order to blank his blank blank." Ugh, I am in deep blank.

    • (Marge explains to Lisa how she found her A+++ test)
      Marge: Aw, it just turned up in the course of my daily rummaging. By the way, I oiled the hinge on your diary.

    • (Church service is slowly coming to a close)
      Reverend Lovejoy: And, may we burn in painful and foul-smelling fire. Aaaa--Mennonite minister will be giving a guest sermon next Sunday, go in peace. Aaaa--(coughs)
      Homer: Don't make me come up there!
      Reverend Lovejoy: --men.

    • Principal Skinner: Your devotion to scholarship is a shining beacon to all who--
      Lisa: Stop it! I cheated on that test. I cheated! Cheated cheated cheated cheated cheated!
      Principal Skinner: What are you trying to say, Lisa?
      Lisa: I cheated!

    • Ralph: I'm learnding!

    • Gil: Now, lets talk rustproofing. These Colecos will rust up on ya like that...uh--Shut up Gil! Close the deal. Close the deal.

    • (Principal Skinner explains, to Lisa, the benefits of keeping the grant money.)
      Principal Skinner: We can buy real periodic tables, instead of these novelty ones from Oscar Meyer.
      Mrs. Krabappel: Now who can tell me the atomic weight of "balonium"?
      Martin: Ooh! Delicious?
      Mrs. Krabappel: Correct. I would have also accepted Snack-tacular.

    • Homer: I tell you, I'm a financial genius. I buy an $8 lobster, fatten him up to an $80 lobster, and eat the profits!

    • Ralph: I got a "B"!
      Miss Hoover: No, Ralph. That's an "F". I must have spilled some Kahlua.

    • Miss Hoover: You earned your A+++, Lisa!
      Lisa: Actually there are four plusses.
      Miss Hoover: No, that's Drambuie.

    • Ralph: Hi, Lisa! Hi, Principal Skinner! Hi, Super Nintendo Chalmers!

    • (When Bart and Lisa approach the boys' room)
      Lisa: Hey, I can't go in there!
      Bart: Relax, there's nothing here you didn't see when Dad boycotted pants.

  • Notes

    • Blackboard Joke: I will not scream for ice cream.
      Couch Gag: The family get fitted with salon-style hair-dryers that switch their trademark styles. Maggie (who has Marge's hair) falls off the couch.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Karl Wiedergott. He will become a semi-regular by year eleven.

    • The title for this episode is the complete opposite of "Bart Gets an F," with the two siblings names changed and their grades ranging from one extreme to the other.

  • Allusions

    • Eatie Gourmet

      The grocery store "Eatie Gourmet" is a name play on singer Eydie Gormé.

    • The Little Rascals/Alpha-Bits
      In the beginning, one of the cereals is named Alfalfa-bits, which is an allusion to The Little Rascals character Alfalfa and the actual cereal Alpha-Bits.

    • Ben and Jerry's
      The Ken and Harry's ice cream flavors Lisa helps Homer search for (Milli Vanilla, Cherry Garcia, Honey Bono, Desmond Tutti-Frutti, Candy Warhol, Xavier Nougat, and Sherbert Hoover) are spoofs of celebrity names and named in the same vein as the ice cream products produced by Ben and Jerry's.

    • Nelson: Well la-dee-da, Lady Cheaterly.
      A reference to the D.H. Lawrence novel Lady Chatterley's Lover.

    • Crash Bandicoot
      The video game Lisa gets addicted to is called Dash Dingo, a parody of the popular video game, Crash Bandicoot