The Simpsons

Season 6 Episode 19

Lisa's Wedding

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 19, 1995 on FOX
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Lisa's Wedding
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Lisa visits with a mysterious fortune teller at the Renaissance Fair who tells of Lisa's future courtship in 2010 with an Englishman she meets at college named Hugh.

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  • Great

    10
    Easily the best of the future episodes (others being Bart to the Future and Future-Drama), this is a great episode. Lisa sees the man she loves in the future, Hugh Parkfield. However, her eyes see him for what he truly is; he does not like her family at all. Lisa simply can't be with someone who does not appreciate her family (and this makes her appreciate them even more), so they break-up.



    A good episode, has some funny gags and a somewhat saddish ending, I thought. A good offering ,my overall grade for this would be an A+, very easilymoreless
  • this was a good ep of the simpsons

    8.5
    in this ep of the simpsons the simpsons vist a fortune teller and they look into what she is saying and it shows lisa going to get married with a britch man from england and how she is inlove with him but thing is her family sorta ruins things for her and the wedding is called off . and this was a good ep and how it shows how things might happen in the future and lisa will have to wait a bit longer to find true love again . i thought it was a great ep and that is why i gave it a 8.5moreless
  • A future episode of the Simpsons

    8.5
    In this episode Lisa meets a foutune teller and Lisa knows her future. In the year 2010 which is nexts year. Lisa is in future lisa is in college and meets a rude english guy and then they fall in love and I like that they go see movies that have Jim Carrey then Lisa goes to Hugh's house then Hugh ask Lisa to married him then Lisa and Hugh go to the simpsons House and i like the part when Homer and an older Bart tried to put out the buring flag then Homer ask Hugh to wear a Cupling put there in pig form then Lisa finds out that Hugh don't want to see the simpsons any more then Lisa leaves and don't get marriedmoreless
  • Great future episode

    8.6
    At the Renaissance Faire, Lisa wanders into the fortune teller's booth and has her entire future laid bare. She sees herself in the year 2010, attending Harvard and falling in love with a British student named Hugh Parkfield. Hugh asks Lisa to marry him, and as their wedding approaches Lisa worries that her family--in particular, her father and brother--will embarrass her in front of her new husband and his upper-crust parents. After a series of embarrassing interludes, Lisa comes to understand that, even though they may not be classy, polite, or sanitary, Homer, Bart, Marge and a now teenage Maggie are her family and she loves them. Guest Star: Mandy Patinkin as Hugh Parkfield.moreless
  • A magical episode.

    9.8
    It is one of my favourites.. If I had to pick a show ending episode I would pick this one.. It really is a great episode- I knew I will like it from the moment it came to the future.. It shows how everything changed- but thats only a background for the real story- Lisas wedding,which has a great ending- also there are many storys- what happened to who- like with Mr. Burns and his seventeen stabs in his back- or grown up Maggie. I give this episode 9.8 - maybe it wasn't as funny as some other ones- but it sure was great.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

Mandy Patinkin

Mandy Patinkin

Hugh Parkfield

Guest Star

Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman

Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure and Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Doris Grau

Doris Grau

Lunchlady Doris

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Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Future Lisa mentions eating animals is wrong. And in the season seven episode "Lisa the Vegetarian" Lisa does in fact become a vegetarian.

    • Kent Brockman's list of celebrities who have been arrested:
      - The Baldwin Brothers Gang
      - Dr. Brad Pitt
      - John John John Kennedy
      - George Burns
      - Infamous Amos
      - Grandson of Sam
      - The Artist Formerly Known as (Prince's symbol shown)
      - Tim Allen, Jr.
      - Senator and Mrs. Dracula
      - The Artist Formerly Known as Buddy Hackett
      - Madonnabots: Series K
      - Sideshow Ralph Wiggum
      - Martha Hitler
      - Johnny Neutrino

    • We learn in this episode that Lisa's middle name is Marie.

    • Moe's patrons watch ABCNNBCBS on the bar's television.

    • The full name of Lisa's fiancée is Hugh St. John Alastair Parkfield.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Bart: There's more to me than just demolition. I also crush cars into cubes. And in my spare time, I promote local tough man contests. Basically I'm getting out all my aggression till I go to law school.

    • Lunch Lady Doris: Yon meat, 'tis sweet as summer's wafting breeze.
      Homer: Can I have some?
      Lunch Lady Doris: Mine ears are open only to the please of those who speak ye old English.
      (Homer kneels on one knee)
      Homer: Sweet maiden of the spit, grant now my boon, that I might sup on suckling pig this noon.
      Lunch Lady Doris: Whatever.

    • Lisa: I'm sorry I left you alone with Homer and Bart.
      Hugh: No, no, honey I had a fine time.
      Lisa: How did you get that gash on your forehead?
      Hugh: Oh, that was when we hid in the dumpster, after the fire alarm went off in the pornographic magazine warehouse.

    • Marge: Homer, don't take this personally, but I've obtained a court order to prevent you from planning this wedding.
      Homer: (reads documents) Well, these seem to be in order. I'll be out back in the hammock.

    • Lisa: Guess what? Hugh and I are getting married!
      Marge: All right! Lisa, that's wonderful. If only your father were still with us (short pause) but he left for work a few minutes ago.

    • Fortune Teller: Now we'll see what the future holds.
      Lisa: (gulps) The "Death" card?
      Fortune Teller: No, that's good: it means transition, change.
      Lisa: Oh.
      (she turns over another card)
      Lisa: Oh, that's cute.
      Fortune Teller: (gasps) "The Happy Squirel"!
      Lisa: That's bad?
      Fortune Teller: Possibly. The cards are vague and mysterious.

    • Fortune Teller: I've been waiting for you, Lisa.
      Lisa: How did you know my name?
      Fortune Teller: Your nametag... Would you like to know your future?
      Lisa: Heh, sorry, I don't believe in fortune telling. I should go.
      Fortune Teller: What's your hurry? Bart and Maggie and Marge are at the joust, and Homer is heckling the puppet show.
      Lisa: Wow, you can see into the... present

    • Homer: Oh, I've eaten eight different meats. I am a true renaissance man!
      Lisa: I'll go to the first aid tent and tell them to plug in ye olde stomach pump.

    • Hugh: Stop everything! The wedding has been called off.
      Nelson Sr.: Ha-ha!
      Nelson Jr.: Ha-ha!
      (Krusty Groans)
      Reverend Lovejoy: This is very sad news. And it would never have happened if the wedding had been inside the church with God instead of out here in the cheap showiness of nature.
      Lunch Lady Doris: Who wants cake?

    • Librarian: (watching Lisa & Hugh) Hmph. First they hate each other, now all of a sudden they love each other. Oh, it doesn't make any sense to me.
      Man: Of course not, you're a robot.
      (Librarian cries & her head melts)

    • Hugh: Well, here goes nothing. Mum, Dad… meet Homer Simpson.
      Homer: You know what I like about you English? Octopussy. I must have seen that movie… twice!
      Hugh: That's not bad.

    • Moe: Oh, a British boy. You know we saved your ass in World War II.
      Hugh: Yeah, well we saved your ass in World War III.
      Moe: That's true.

    • (in Hugh's parent's home)
      Lisa: I love that portrait. Judging from the clothes I'd say about 17th century?
      Hugh's mother: Actually Lisa it's just Uncle Eldrid
      (Uncle Eldrid sits in a corner in period clothing fishing in a goldfish bowl)
      Eldrid: I get me brain medicines from the National Health.

    • Marge: (urgent whisper) Bart! Homer! Maggie! Company eating rules!

    • Lisa: I thought you said you'd tell me about my true love.
      Fortune Teller: Oh, you'll have a true love. But I specialize in foretelling the relationships where you get jerked around! (laughs evilly)

    • Bart: I met a really nice exotic dancer the other night at Hugh's bachelor party.
      Lisa: Hugh didn't have a bachelor party.
      Bart: We had one in his honor.
      (Lisa gives a disbelieving stare)
      Bart: I had one in his honor.
      (Lisa still doesn't believe)
      Bart: I went to a strip club.

    • Marge: You know, FOX turned into a hardcore sex channel so gradually that I didn't even notice. Yeesh!

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode won a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of "Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less)".

    • The end credit music for this episode is a medieval, fairy-tale-sounding version of the theme. Even the Gracie Films logo theme is done in Renaissance style.

    • Blackboard Joke: I will not strut around like I own the place.
      Couch Gag: The family scrambles to sit on the couch which bounces them up into the ceiling, their torsos and legs dangle above the couch.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The Phantom of the Opera
      Miss Hoover indicates that Martin died; but instead he is playing the piano from the depths of the school basement in an allusion to The Phantom of the Opera.

    • Love Story
      Part of this episode copies a scene from the 1970 film Love Story when Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw meet in a library and argue over a book. Lisa and Hugh do exactly this, before getting married.

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