The Simpsons

Season 23 Episode 13

The Daughter Also Rises

5
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 12, 2012 on FOX
7.6
out of 10
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86 votes
5

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Marge and Lisa's mother-daughter Valentine's Day plans take a turn when Lisa meets Nick, an intellectual romantic who shares the same passion for culture, history and literature. Lisa and Nick fall head over heels for each other in a fairytale romance and make a secret getaway to Mulberry Island to profess their eternal love. Meanwhile, Bart and Milhouse are inspired by the hosts of their favorite myth-exposing show to debunk Springfield Elementary's own legends.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • the simpsons the daughter also rises

    7.5
    this was an okay episode of the simpsons it did have some funny parts in it like the mythbusters thing that was quite funny and the whole lisa falls in love has been done plenty of times but it was still alot better than last weeks episode because that episode was awful and the ending was very funny as well
  • fair episode

    6.0
    what i liked:



    -the couch gag



    -"I got one from Lisa and one from my optometrist"

    "That's a bill"

    "No, it's got a love stamp!"



    -"I dreamed I got fired from the job I dreamed I had"



    -homer hoping 4th of july and valentine's day never fall on the same day



    -milhouse's look after he touches E8 on the vending machine.



    -i can quit anytime i want



    -it's a twix.



    the rest was kinda boring. 6/10moreless
  • Lisa falls for a boy named Nick; Bart and Milhouse

    10
    Marge and Lisa's mother-daughter Valentine's Day plans take a turn when Lisa meets Nick, an intellectual romantic who shares the same passion for culture, history and literature. Lisa and Nick fall head over heels for each other in a fairytale romance and make a secret getaway to Mulberry Island to profess their eternal love. Meanwhile, Bart and Milhouse are inspired by the hosts of their favorite myth-exposing show to debunk Springfield Elementary's own legends. I liked/laughed at Bart and Milhouse kept watching Mthcrackers (but Marge gets in the way), Homer telling the guy "Hey sucker, my wife can do whatever I want on fast ball," the montage of Homer and Bart playing games, Nelson's appearance in the episode, Lisa pretending she's in France (although it was went a little long...for like half a minute), Bart riding Homer's back, Grampa telling Lisa about a love story, Grampa getting caught by the cops, Marge trying to walk with the thing, and the ending. Majority of the subplot with Bart and Milhouse debunking their school was hilarious. Also, the couch gag for this episode was very funny. Overall, this episode had no problems and it is done in an excellent way. 10/10moreless
  • Lisa falls in love while Bart and Milhouse decide to start debunking various myths about Springfield Elementary.

    7.5
    There really is not much to say about this episode that I have not said before in the past. Here we are again with another episode where somebody finds what they think will be their true love until something at the end of the episode dashes those hopes. Despite this criticism this episode does have it's redeeming qualities. Specifically the very funny scenes of Bart and Milhouse testing various myths at the school. The final myth about Eleanor Mackie had me laughing so hard I fell out of my chair. That alone makes this otherwise formulaic episode worth your time. Make a point to see it. Eleanor Mackie, Eleanor Mackie, ELEANOR MACKIE!!!!!!moreless
  • Valentine's Day Review #6

    10
    Marge and Lisa's mother-daughter Valentine's Day plans take a turn when Lisa meets Nick, an intellectual romantic who shares the same passion for culture, history and literature. Lisa and Nick fall head over heels for each other in a fairytale romance and make a secret getaway to Mulberry Island to profess their eternal love. Meanwhile, Bart and Milhouse are inspired by the hosts of their favorite myth-exposing show to debunk Springfield Elementary's own legends. I thought that this was a perfect Valentine's Day of "The Simpsons". It was better than last year's Valentine's Day episode "The Blue and the Gray" (maybe it's because it was only Valentine's Day for the first 5 minutes of the episode). Anyways, I really enjoyed the humor and the storyline. The storyline nothing new though.... it's another "Lisa falls in love" episode but I really loved this one and it's probably one of the best "Lisa falls in love" episodes I've seen. There were a lot of parts that made me laugh so hard in this episode but the one part that definitely made me laugh the hardest was when Homer told that guy driving the car "Hey sucker, my wife lets me do whatever I want on Valentine's Day" and then the guy driving the car responds "Lucky bastard" then the wife gives him the look. So yeah, there's nothing much to say here but I just loved it and I thought the ending was good as well. Overall, a perfect Valentine's Day episode of "The Simpsons". 10/10moreless
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

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

Michael Cera

Michael Cera

Voice of Nick

Special Guest Star

Jamie Hyneman

Jamie Hyneman

Voice of Himself

Special Guest Star

Adam Savage

Adam Savage

Voice of Himself

Special Guest Star

Chris Edgerly

Chris Edgerly

Voice of Unknown

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

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Nick: Mrs. Simpson, I'd like your permission to take your daughter to the Doritos Nutrition Fair at the school.

    • Lisa: Mom! The boy I have a crush on is Hemingway-esque.
      Marge: Then let's 'esque' him to dinner!

    • Milhouse: Myth: It's dangerous to use a cellphone at the gas station.
      FACT

      Milhouse throws his cellphone at the gas pump, causing an explosion, the resulting flame singing his eyebrows off
      Milhouse: Well, at least I'm cool now!
      BUSTED

    • Lisa: You know, you were a lot more adventurous at the dessert table.
      Nick: I sure was, I'm allergic to chocolate.

    • Lisa: (About Nick coming to dinner) I hope he doesn't think any less of me!
      Marge: This house is not an embarrassment!
      (Marge pauses and watches the empty doorway)
      Marge: Usually when I say that, something incredibly embarrassing happens. I'm going to say 'good night' before it happens. Good night!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Show Title: Ralph dressed as Cupid (including wings), shoots an arrow, which hits the "o" in the title, changing it into a heart before he flies away.
      Billboard Gag: McBain's Valentine's Day Kick-Assacre: Opens February 14th. Closes February 16th (with McBain holding a machine gun in one hand and a Valentine box of candy in the other).
      Chalkboard Gag: I will not replace a candy heart with a frog's heart.
      Couch Gag: The family enters the living room where Moe throws a surprise party announcing "Happy 500th Episode" (seen on an overhead banner) with a number of the cast entering as well. Fanfare erupts with the Auld Lang Syne music playing in the background. Lisa consults a Simpsons episode guide and corrects Moe, telling him it's really the 499th episode. After groaning, Moe says "Well I got news for ya. Fox ain't doin' this again." This leads the rest of the group to moan as well.

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Sherri or Terri: The one you pick might not be the one you get.


      Marge: Now there are 3 of you?


      Sherri and Terri: Or maybe you're losing your mind!


      The scene in which Sherri and Terri shuffle themselves at the table to confuse Marge is a reference to Three-Card Monte, a card trick played similarly to the shell game.

    • The title is an allusion to Ernest Hemingway's novel The Sun Also Rises.

    • The candied cigarettes that Nelson has are called Licky Strikes. This is an allusion to the cigarette brand called Lucky Strikes.

    • The "MythCrackers" was a spoof of the "MythBusters" TV Show, with the actual hosts of the show voicing themselves for this episode.

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