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The Simpsons

Season 9 Episode 24

Lost Our Lisa

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 10, 1998 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

With the day off from school, Bart uses some industrial adhesive to glue novelty items to his face. As a result Marge must take him to the doctor to have the items removed, preventing Lisa from attending an exhibit at the museum. Lisa asks her if she can take the bus downtown. Marge tells her no, so Lisa uses her brain to outwit her father into letting her take her first solo bus trip. Despite her brain, Lisa gets on the #22A bus instead of the #22. Lenny and Carl make Homer realize that he should not have allowed her to go by herself, so he leaves work in search of her. Meanwhile Lisa has ended up somewhere outside of town. Homer gets into a cherry-picker to survey the town and he sees her, just before he almost gets killed. He tells her about the wonders of taking stupid risks and to demonstrate his point, they break into the museum after it closes. While there, they make an anthropological discovery.moreless

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  • great

    what i liked- homer and lisa's discovery near the end of the episode, "i'm not normally a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman!", bart having to see doctor hibbert to get the stuff off his face, amongst other things.

    pretty good. It seems weird Lisa would be dumb enough to ride a bus, alone, considering she's only 8, but i understand it was because she was excited about and wanted to do something, so i am not going to let that detract my score, which is going to be a B or so grade.moreless
  • lisa you are not very smart when you are outside your house!

    I don't know you but I think that Lisa is rather stupid when she is way from her books. I mean, she is completely lost in downtown Springfield and all she can do is try to get help from complete strangers and other people and of course from her parents. I was expecting her to do something really smart but she didn't. Episodes in whcih Lisa and Homer come closer are not bad or good for me although they are definitely not very fun. THey are more like rethoric. Reminders of how we need to come closer to the people around us.moreless
  • The Simpsons may have lost Lisa for 30 minutes, but they still have not lost there touch for great comedy

    When Lisa cons Homer into letting her ride the bus alone to the Springsonian Museum for the "Treasures of Isis" exhibit, she gets lost along the way. Wandering around the more down-at-its-heels parts of Springfield, Lisa grows increasingly panicked. When it occurs to Homer that he shouldn't have let Lisa ride the bus alone, he sets out to find her. The finally find each other outside of the museum, but Homer is nearly drowned when the cherry-picker truck he commandeered during his search drives into the river. Lisa saves her dad and together they sneak into the closed museum to look at the "Isis" exhibit. During their trespass, Homer and Lisa bond and Lisa learns that taking risks can sometimes be fun.moreless
  • Oh no. Come back you Lisa. You were on a bus.

    Lost Our Lisa

    D'oh. Lisa is lost. She rode on a bus and can't make it home. When Lisa is home, Homer, Marge, Bart, and Maggie found Lisa. The signs said "Where's My Lisa? I want her back." Lisa ran home because she was lost. Did anybody seen Lisa around TV.com today? No? Oh well. You lost Homer's Lisa. Otto Mann drove Lisa because she was lost from home and Now Lisa is not lost anymore! Horray for Lisa! Want to watch it? Watch it.

    P.S. Can you find Lisa when you're watching TV? Point to her if you can findit!moreless
  • Lisa learns that taking stupid risks can be a good thing.

    This is a fantastic and underrated episode. First, we have Bart gluing silly novelties to his face with really strong glue and this causes LIsa to miss the exhibit. One humerous telephone call later, she is on the bus, but it is the wrong one. Homer realizes his stupid error and attempts to rescue Lisa in a cherry picker, but everything runs afoul when it runs loose and Homer's head gets caught in the drawbridge. This episode has my favorite Dr. Hibbert scene ever, threatening painful injections into Bart's spine is classic. Homer and LIsa break into the museum and make a big discovery and thus ends the episode. This is the best plot from the season and my favorite Lisa episode overall.

    Grade: Amoreless
Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

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

Maggie Roswell

Maggie Roswell

Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • The Khlav Kalash salesman was last seen in the episode "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson".

    • Items in Homer's drawer: a gun, a bag of peanuts, a bag of Chippos, a half-eaten sandwich, a plutonium rod, a pencil, a playing card, a stick of gum, a wrapper for a peanut butter cup, a comb, a lotto ticket, a jar of nuts, various wrapped candies, and the glue Homer gives to Bart.

    • Gags that are sold at the joke shop include: A Krusty mask, an alien mask, gag spiders, a giant 8 ball, chattering teeth, gag anvils, seltzer bottles, and Groucho glasses.

    • Look Closely: In the joke shop there are three different types of powder. The powders are called: itching powder, heart attack powder, and impotence powder.

    • When Milhouse rings the doorbell at the joke shop he is sprayed with water. This is very similiar to when Homer rang Krusty's doorbell in the episode "Bart's Inner Child".

    • When Homer says, "Please, I have a family," at the plant, the audio doesn't match up.

    • When Lisa says "In twenty minuets we'll be in a three hour…," the audio doesn't match up.

    • When Bart is at the doctor's office, Dr. Hibbert walks to his desk. In the background, Maggie's bow disappears.

    • The super-glue Homer pulled from the drawer had a chunk of drawer stuck on the bottom. When Bart got home and Marge read the label front and back, the drawer wasn't attached anymore.

    • Lisa's seatbelt disappears when Homer is telling her about risks and that his left arm is tingling.

  • QUOTES (26)

    • Lisa: Huh, I didn't know Springfield had a Russian district. (walks up to two men playing chess) Excuse me, could you tell me how to get to the museum?
      Man: (shouting in Russian, translated) My pleasure! It's six blocks that way!
      (Lisa runs off)
      Man: (calmly) Hey, she went the wrong way.
      Man 2: Checkmate.
      Man: (throws chess board to the ground) Good game! How about another?!

    • Lisa: Are you sure you don't want to go to the doctor? I mean, a drawbridge did close on your head.
      Homer: Naw, I'll just walk it off.

    • Marge: (seeing a boy at the hospital with a faucet sticking out of his forehead) See Bart? There's another little boy who played with glue.
      Boy's mother: Actually, it was a plumbing explosion.
      Marge: (to Bart) That's the kind of faucet I want for your bathroom.

    • (Bart is apologizing to Lisa, but he doesn't know she's not in her room)
      Bart: Hey Lise, I'm sorry I ruined your Egyptian thing. We're still buds, right!? Okay be that way, be a big stupid jerk. Oh, you're not the jerk...I am...forgive me? Oh, like you're Miss Perfect! Mom, Lisa's making me feel bad!
      Marge: Stop it Lisa!
      Bart: That shut her up.

    • Homer: I'm not normally a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman!

    • Homer: Give me all of your balloons!...I hope this works!...These are for you if you let me use your cherry picker!
      Guy: Well, I've already got some balloons, but they're not this nice! Deal!

    • Homer: 'Scuse me, ma'am, have you seen this little girl?
      Chief Wiggum: Ah, I'd love to help you pal, but I'm on a stakeout here!
      (Snake grabs Chief Wiggum's purse)
      Snake: Yoink! Ahaha!
      Chief Wiggum: Ah god, ah man, somebody stop that awful, awful man!

    • Burns: Shouldn't you be at work right now?
      Homer: Ah yes sir, Mr. Burns, sir!
      Burns: Well then get back to wherever it is you work... whoever you are!

    • Homer: (knocks on car window) For god sakes, my little girl is ... ah, hello!
      Marge: Homer, what's going on? Shouldn't you be at work?
      Homer: I am at work ... this is what I do!
      Marge: But ...
      Homer: Get moving Marge, this isn't a parking lot!
      Marge: Oh, sorry!

    • Lisa: Oh that's it, I give up!
      (She dials the phone and hears the following message)
      Homer: You have reached the office of Homer Simpson, if you are calling about the waterbed, please leave a detailed message, if you --
      Burns: Get back to work!
      Homer: Aaah!

    • Homer: Maybe, but you don't know Lisa, I mean she's so smart they hooked her up to a big computer to try to teach it some things, but she had so much knowledge, it overloaded, and then it got really hot and caught on fire!
      Carl: That never ah, happened, did it Homer?
      Homer: Ah, yes, but now I have to leave on a totally unrelated matter....

    • Cletus: I seen it first! Whoo, Curly Sue is goinna have an elegant wedding feast!
      Lisa: Ah hah! Uuum...listen, I'm kind of lost, do you think you could give me a lift downtown?
      Brandine: Cletus, what are you beating your gums about?
      Cletus: Never you mind Brandine! You just get back to birthing that baby...yeah I'll fix ya a ride, little missy. Hop on in. Mind the skunk, dem things can go off even after they've died.

    • Lisa: Stupid bus can't even go to the stupid place it's supposed to stupid go!

    • Lisa: Area 51!? I found Area 51!
      Guard: No ma'am this is Area 51A
      Lisa: Grrr ... well, um, i'm kind of lost, can you tell me where I am?
      Guard: I'm sorry, the location of this location is classified!

    • Lisa: May I have that seat?
      Comic Book Guy: Yes, if...you can answer me these questions three! Question the first--
      Lisa: Nevermind.

    • Lisa: Ah! The ole number 22, clean reliable public transportation, the chariot of the people, the ride of choice for the poor and very poor alike, sure some folks prefer--
      Moe: Are you getting on this next bus kid?
      Lisa: Yes!
      Moe: Taxi!...VD Clinic!

    • Lisa: Oh! It's the last day of the Isis exhibit!
      Bart: Well, you should have thought of that BEFORE I glued all this stuff to my face!

    • Marge: In a few years when you're old enough to drive, then you can take the bus!

    • Lisa: Oh, I can't wait! In just twenty minutes we'll be in a three hour line to see the Orb of Isis!

    • Milhouse: Woah! Looking sharp!
      Bart: Well, thanks gov'nor!
      (The novelties fall off Bart's face)
      Milhouse: If you put dog doo on the suction cups, they'll stick better!
      Bart: Milhouse, I'm not going to take dog doo that's been on the dirty ground and put it on my face!

    • Milhouse: Check it out, Bart, X-ray specs! Hey, these don't work!
      Shop Owner: Ah, er, lead shirt!
      Milhouse: I'll take three pairs!

    • Milhouse: While we're out having fun, and walking around like crazy, Those teachers are cooped up in school like morons!
      Principal Skinner: Well, here we go again--
      (All the teachers are on a rollercoaster, having fun)

    • Milhouse: Hey Bart, what's your favorite thing about teachers conference day?
      Bart: Hmm, well, I guess that we don't have to go to school--
      Milhouse: Wow, mine too!

    • Homer: Feel your heart pumping a mile a minute? That's what mine is doing all the time! I bet your left arm is tingling too, huh?
      Lisa: Dad, are you all right?
      Homer: I'm enjoying my life too much to care.

    • Homer: Lisa? Can you open the window? The cops have daddy's prints on file.

    • Homer: Feeling stupid? I know I am!

  • NOTES (3)

    • The Orb of Isis is shown again inside a pyramid in "Simpsons Bible Stories."

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: The family runs to the couch, but when they try to sit, the couch moves backward causing them to miss and fall on their bottoms. Nelson then pops out from the left side behind the couch to laugh, "Ha-Ha!"

    • This is the last appearance of Lionel Hutz before Hartman's death but he doesn't actually speak.


    • The bill Bart glues to his face looks a lot like Toucan Sam's bill. Toucan Sam is the mascot for Fruit Loops breakfast cereal.

    • The Springsonian Museum is named very similar to Smithsonian.

    • Homer tries to imitate the tune he heard from the music box, but he ends up singing the Old Spice deodorant jingle instead.

    • Lisa: That's one small step for - - whoa!

      Lisa was trying to quote Neil Armstrong's famous moon landing line, but then the bus started suddenly and she tripped.

    • Comic Book Guy: You must answer me these questions three...
      The Comic Book Guy allows Lisa access to the bus seat next to him only if she answers three questions correctly. This parodies the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.