The Simpsons

Season 9 Episode 17

Lisa the Simpson

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 08, 1998 on FOX



  • Allusions

    • When Homer, Bart and Lisa watch "When Buildings Collapse," one of the buildings has a sign in front of it that says "The House Of Usher." "The Fall Of The House Of Usher" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It involves a brother and sister, Roderick and Madeline, who are suffering from strange illnesses and living in a decaying mansion. Madeline dies, then comes back from the grave and kills Roderick, and then the mansion collapses.