The Simpsons

Season 13 Episode 20

Little Girl in the Big Ten

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 12, 2002 on FOX



  • Allusions

    • Lisa notices one of the other two girls at Lugash's gym is reading Gravity's Rainbow, which is a novel written by American author Thomas Pynchon. The novel is set in Europe at the end of WWII, and features the creation of the first military ballistic missiles as a main theme. It's also worth noting that Thomas Pynchon has later appeared as himself in a couple of other Simpsons' episodes.