The Simpsons

Season 10 Episode 16

Make Room for Lisa

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 28, 1999 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Make Room for Lisa
When Homer agrees to let a telephone company put a transmitter in Lisa's room, she becomes Bart's unwanted roommate. The stress leads Lisa to a sensory deprivation tank, where she learns to appreciate her father more.

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  • When Homer agrees to let a telephone company put a transmitter in Lisa's room, she becomes Bart's unwanted roommate. The stress leads Lisa to a sensory deprivation tank, where she learns to appreciate her father more.moreless

    amazing episode,top ten

    because it has heart and its funny the heart because homer is trying to have a better relationship with lisa and its funny because marge secretly listens to ppl talk around springfield without at them noticing that its marge and funny things happen like marge writes "krusty gay and marge knocks out milhouse with a monitor. I loved the humour because i find rarely you see marge be funny but in this episode she actually was. And at the end of the episode Lisa notice's that homer is doing he's best for her love and she actually goes to one of Homer events that he loves and puts her head on his shoulder. How sweet.moreless
  • Tied with Little Big Mom

    This episode is pretty much tied with Little Big Mom as my least favorite episode{s}. There was just so much to this episode I didn't like. Homer was incredibly annoying to Lisa, and in the end LISA apologized for her attitude. Wow. And Bart was also annoying. It is hard to criticize Homer and Bart, but when they are this annoying for no reason, I can't help but weep.

    There was some humor in the first act, and very little could be found in the last two. I just hate this episode so much for some reason.

    Overall grade would be D, because I just can't give an episode an F... yetmoreless
  • A nice episode

    Its Lisa's turn to pick a weekend acitivity much to Homer's despair. However when he destroys the Bill of Rights, he gets into trouble with the Omitouch people (led by Lindsey Nagel). There's only one solution - put a giant mast in Lisa's room! She is furious and starts to suffer from stress. She and Homer go to a New-Age shop where they embark on a magical journey in some relaxation capsuals. Homer manages to leave the store in a Repo Van whilst Lisa realises through a vision of herself as Homer she's being to hard on him. They then reconnect and head to the Demolition Derby - something they both enjoy.

    This is another episode which showcases Homer as a good father. Best bits? Marge attacking Milhouse; Homer singing Witchdoctor and When Animals Attack Magicians.moreless
  • Lisa accept your father and shut up!

    This is a repetitive storyline in the Simpson's universe (just like the Marge hates Homer storylines) Lisas love for his father, Homer, is so strange. Most of the episodes they get along just fne, but then, we come to this. After having a good relationship for a couple of months, well Lisa decides it is time to throw a tantrum and put poor Homer to the test. I really wonder what is wrong with Lisa, why can't she accept her father the way he is? Well that's a hard one, because we all know homer is a jerk, but not a jerk to her, atleast not the way he is to some other people, specially Bart.moreless
  • Good episode...

    When Homer agrees to allow an OmniTouch cellular phone tower to be placed on the roof of his house, Lisa begins to grow increasingly irritable. Seeking a solution to her tension and stomach aches, Homer takes her to a New Age store, where the salesperson recommends Sensory Deprivation. While resting in a tank full of water, Lisa has a series of visions that show her how much her father loves her. Homer, meanwhile, is in his own tank, which somehow drifts out of the store and sends him on an entirely different journey. When they each emerge from their deprivations, Lisa and Homer have a new understanding of their relationship and agree to spend more time together by going to the demolition derby.moreless
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

Maggie Roswell

Maggie Roswell

Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others

Recurring Role

Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Hippie Lady: But the I Ching said I had six months till bankruptcy.
      Repo Man: Hey, channel somebody who gives a damn!

    • (Marge is listening in)
      Moe: Lenny, how are you doing? This is Moe. I've got some class three gossip here.
      Lenny: Well, dish!
      Moe: Groundskeeper Willie … you know, the guy in the skirt bought himself a mail-order bride. But he's too cheap to pay the C. O. D., right? So she's still in a crate down at the post office. Wanna go look-see?
      Marge: Ooh, this sounds juicy.

    • Hibbert: Lisa, I'm afraid your tummy ache may be caused by stress.
      Homer: Well, that's a relief.
      Hibbert: Heh, yeah. Anyway, when it comes to stress, I believe laughter is the best medicine. You know, before I learned to chuckle mindlessly, I was headed for an early grave myself.
      Homer: Give it a try, honey.
      (Lisa tries to chuckle)
      Hibbert: Oh, now you call that chuckling? Come on, child, force it.
      Lisa: I'm really not the chuckling type.
      Homer: It's true. I'm always making clever noises, and she never chuckles at 'em.

    • Homer: (turns on TV) Ooh, here's something you like. When Animals Attack Magicians.
      Magician: Pick a card, any… (noise of animal attacking) Aaaaaagh!!!
      (Homer laughs)
      Lisa: That's awful.
      Homer: Awful entertaining.

    • Agnes: Seymour? You were supposed to call me three minutes ago.
      Skinner: Sorry, mother, I was driving through a tunnel and my cell phone wouldn't work.
      Agnes: I don't want you driving through tunnels. You know what that symbolizes.
      Skinner: But Mother, it cuts ninety minutes off my drive.
      Agnes: No tunnels!

    • Marge: It's just until we pay off Daddy's desecration of a priceless artifact. I thought I'd never have to say that again.

    • Lisa: I can't believe you did this, Dad. Why didn't you put that thing in your room?
      Homer: Hmmm. That thought never occurred to me. Funny how your mind works in a crisis.

    • Homer: What? I heard a yell. Did you touch a wire?
      Lisa: What happened to my room?
      Homer: Nothing. They just needed a place to put all the electronic gizmos, and I know how much you like that sciencey stuff. So I…
      Lisa: You gave away my room!?
      Homer: Come on, Lisa, try and see this from the OmniTouch corporation's point of view.

    • (Homer is sleeping at the power plant with the radio on)
      Radio Announcer: FDR is in the White House. An ice cream cone costs a nickel, and a hot new tune by Benny Goodman is hitting the charts. The year is 1939.
      Homer: Nineteen … 1939! Oh, my God, I've gone back in time! I've got to warn everybody about Hitler …and get to the ice cream store!
      Lenny: Hey, Homer, what's all the hubbub?
      Carl: Let me guess. You travel back in time again?
      Homer: Shut up. You haven't even been born yet.

    • Homer: Ooh! Ee! Ooh-ah-ah! Ching, chang, walla-
      walla-bing-bang! Ooh! Ee! Ooh-ah-ah!

    • Homer: Lisa, what's your favorite movie?
      Lisa: Until you taped over it, 'The Little Mermaid'.
      Homer: (Not evidently listening) That's right! The Odd Couple! So meet your comically mismatched roommate, Bart Simpson! Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo, doo doo doo. Doo doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo, doo doo doo. Aahh-doo doo doo doo… (etc, to the tune of the 'Odd Couple Theme')

    • Security guard: You just licked off the part for cruel and unusual punishment.
      (guards beat Homer up)

    • (The Flanders family nearly drives into Homer's sensory deprivation tank)
      Maude: Oh, Neddy, you almost hit that coffin!
      (They get out of their car and walk up to the tank.)
      Ned: (gasps) Leaping Lazarus! Is this what passes for eternal rest these days? Rod, go get Daddy his burial shovel!
      Rod: Yaaay!
      (The tank is duly buried)
      Todd: You sure buried him deep, Daddy!
      Ned: (laughs) Not so deep the Lord can't find him... and judge him!
      Rod: This is the best birthday I ever had!

    • Homer: Oh, good, I've been meaning to catch a… dream catcher? Give me a break.
      Lisa: I just wish you could keep an open mind about other cultures.
      Homer: Other cultures are fine. I'm just saying I can get along in life without a tooth… brush.

    • Marge: Peoples' privacy is at stake.
      Homer: Great, I'm gonna eat mayonnaise.

    • Homer: Who's Fonzie? Don't they teach you anything in school?

    • Homer: What's keeping Joan Rivers alive?
      Woman: Fetal grindings.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: I do not have diplomatic immunity.
      Couch Gag: Two firemen are holding the couch and adjusting it back and forth to catch Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie as they fall from the sky; then Homer falls through the floor.


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