The Simpsons

Season 3 Episode 8

Lisa's Pony

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 07, 1991 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Homer is entrusted with an important task for Lisa, and when he doesn't come through for her, she is crushed. To try and buy Lisa's love back he gets her a pony, but consequences arise, as Homer is forced to work a second job to pay for the pony.moreless

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  • Classic.

    Homer is entrusted with an important task for Lisa, and when he doesn't come through for her, she is crushed. To try and buy Lisa's love back he gets her a pony, but consequences arise, as Homer is forced to work a second job to pay for the pony.

    Overall, a classic episode, especially the Chuck Berry reference.

    overall a 10 out of 10

  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the simpsons show lisa relies on homer to go out and get her a saxaphone but he does not come through and she is humiltated at the school play and homer feels sorry for her and goes out and buys a pony for lisa and she is feeling better and is excited about the pony thing is homer had to work a second job at the kewi mart and homer is not getting sleep and lisa is feeling sorry for her dad and they talk and they get rid of the pony and homers second job and lisa is glad to have her fathers lovemoreless
  • Emotional

    Homer makes Lisa really upset when he fails to get her a reed for her sax in time for the talent show, so Lisa ends up looking like a fool. Soon Lisa starts not talking to Homer, and Homer buys her a horse. All is great until Homer needs a second job, and his daily routines start to clash. Now Lisa needs to decide if she wants to keep the horse or not. In the end she doesn't.

    A good episode, some parts were a little emotional near the end, but emotion in a show isn't ever a bad thingmoreless
  • A more emotional episode...

    This wasn't the best episode when featuring comedy, but it was still touching and showed a growing relationship between Lisa and Homer. The beggining was funny though when Homer couldn't get the reed from the music store... so Homer got all guilty because of that incident and Lisa didn't love him anymore, so he buys her a pony. For awhile she's happy but after Homer takes two jobs and gets too over-worked she has to give it up... but still afterwards they love each other. Yay. This is another one of those episodes I will always remember, one of the best of season 3.moreless
  • Another touching episode presented by the Simpsons season 3

    Homer needs to pick up a reed for Lisa's sax so she can play at the talent show that night, but Homer turns up too late and she's made a spectacle of herself already. Lisa is unable to forgive Homer, so he buys Lisa the pony she always wanted. He takes a loan out from the plant's credit union. There's still not enough money to take care of the pony, so Homer takes an overnight job at the Kwik-E-Mart. With no free time, this makes him a zombie. Marge tells Lisa about what Homer has been through, and although she adore's the pony, she has to do what's right for her father. She returns the pony.moreless
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

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

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

Doris Grau

Doris Grau

Lunchlady Doris

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Groundskeeper Willie: (While hearing Lisa's bad saxophone playing) Sounds like the gopher I caught in me lawnmower.

    • Marge: Homie, how long do you plan to do this?
      Homer: I don't know. How long do horses live?
      Marge: Thirty years.
      Homer: D'oh.

    • (Homer quits his job at the Kwik-E-Mart)
      Apu: He slept, he stole, he was rude to the customers. Still, there goes the best damned employee a convenience store ever had.

    • Homer: I work from midnight to eight, come home, sleep for five minutes, eat breakfast, sleep six more minutes, shower, then I have ten minutes to bask in Lisa's love, then I'm off to the power plant, fresh as a daisy.

    • Apu: Now, these hot dogs have been here for three years. They are strictly ornamental. There is only one bozo who comes in and buys them.
      Homer: But I eat...oh.

    • Marge: We're just going to have to cut down on luxuries.
      Homer: Well, you know, we're always buying Maggie vaccinations for diseases she doesn't even have!

    • Homer: I'll buy her that pony she's always bugging me for.
      Marge: We can't afford to buy a pony.
      Homer: Marge, with today's gasoline prices, we can't afford not to buy a pony.

    • Homer: Maybe I should just cut my losses, give up on Lisa, and make a fresh start with Maggie.

    • Lisa: (on the phone) Dad, I broke my last saxophone reed, and I need you to get me a new one.
      Homer: Uh, isn't this the kind of thing your mother's better at?
      Lisa: I called her, she's not home. I also tried Mr. Flanders, Aunt Patty, Aunt Selma, Dr. Hibbert, Reverend Lovejoy, and that nice man who caught the snake in our basement.
      Homer: Wow, and after them, out of all the people in the world, you chose me.

    • Homer: First you didn't want me to get the pony, now you want me to take it back, make up your mind!

    • Lisa: Wait, dad, I've got something for you! *kiss*
      Homer: Aw, I was hoping it would be money!

    • (Homer prepares to take out a loan from Mr. Burns.)
      Mr. Burns: Just sign this form and the money will be yours. (Laughs evilly) Sorry, I was just um...erm...thinking of something funny Smithers did today.
      Smithers: I didn't do anything funny today.
      Mr. Burns: Shut up!

    • Pet Salesman: Oh my, what is that smell? Oh it's you.
      Homer: 'Scuse me, do you sell ponies?
      Pet Salesman: Uh…sure pal, right here.
      Homer: Deer Hound...hey this is a dog!

    • Homer: Marge, if I spend any more time doing these girl things I'm know, go fruity.

    • Lisa: Dada...Dada.
      Marge: Did you hear that Homer?
      Homer: Marge, please, I'm busy!

    • Homer: Look, I let you down, and I apologise, I know that doesn't make it right, but I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.
      Lisa: I forgive you.
      Homer: D'oh! You didn't mean that!

    • Homer: I ordered it for my little girl!
      Lisa: I'm done.
      Homer: Oooh that cost eighty eight dollars.

    • Mr. Burns: Are you acquainted with our state's stringent usury laws?
      Homer: (Unsure) U...sury?
      Mr. Burns: Silly me! I must have just made up a word that doesn't exist.

    • Jerry: Clarinet?
      Homer: No.
      Jerry: Oboe?
      Homer: No.
      Jerry: Saxophone?
      Homer: No. Wait a minute, what was that last one again?
      Jerry: Saxophone.
      Homer: (Recalling) Lisa, stop playing that stupid...saxophone! Yes, that's it!
      Jerry: Alto or tenor?
      Homer: D'oh!

    • Homer: Hurry, Moe, hurry! I've only got five minutes till the music store closes!
      Moe: Well, why don't you go there first?
      Homer: Hey, do I tell you how to do your job?!

  • NOTES (5)


    • Fantasy Island
      The show Homer is watching, while Lisa makes her first steps, is none other than Fantasy Island.

    • Mel Blanc
      Bart's nickname, "The Boy of 1000 Voices," is a parody on voice actor Mel Blanc. He performed virtually all the voices of the Looney Tunes characters except for Elmer Fudd and a few others. He was called "The Man of 1000 Voices."

    • 2001: A Space Odyssey
      In a sci-fi dream, an ape version of Homer takes a nap while perching on the monolith from the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. While the other apes are discovering tools, Homer invents goofing off.

    • Little Nemo In Slumberland
      In a dream sequence, Homer enters Slumberland, drawn in the style of Winsor McCay's drawings, the cartoonist who drew Little Nemo in Slumberland in the early 1900s.

    • The Godfather
      When Homer first gets Lisa the horse he puts it in her bed, when she wakes up she opens the covers to the sight of the horse's head and screams just like the movie director's scene in the 1972 film, The Godfather.