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Old 11-14-10, 10:24 AM
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The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

"Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life"
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Fearing that she will end up like Marge, Lisa pledges to focus solely on her academics and not get distracted by other things; Bart puts Nelson in his place and unintentionally earns the title of school bully.

Originally Aired: November 14, 2010
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

How many Lisa episodes are they going to do this season?

So close to dumping this.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

How the hell did Lisa become the main character?
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

Good god, ANOTHER Lisa episode?
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

"How the hell did Lisa become the main character?"
"How many Lisa episodes are they going to do this season?"
"How many Lisa episodes are they going to do this season?"

My reaction, as well, but you guys beat me to it!
Old 11-14-10, 06:16 PM
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

I find it hilarious that Lisa episodes are apparently so objectionable.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

Originally Posted by Philip Reuben View Post
I find it hilarious that Lisa episodes are apparently so objectionable.
It's because they tend to be the opposite of hilarious.
Old 11-14-10, 07:15 PM
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

I can't say I've ever noticed any grand difference in comedy level between Lisa episodes and other episodes.

Looking just at this season, "Loan-a Lisa" was hilarious, "MoneyBART" was OK, and while "Elementary School Musical" wasn't great, it was the Homer and Bart subplot that REALLY sucked.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

Originally Posted by dan30oly View Post
How many Lisa episodes are they going to do this season?

So close to dumping this.
after 21 seasons?
Old 11-14-10, 11:12 PM
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

For someone who is supposed to be smart, this is the 3rd or 4th time that Lisa has been shocked to discover that Marge was just as smart and successful at school as Lisa before Marge met Homer. Hopefully it sticks this time.

I actually liked the non-Lisa stuff.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

LOL!

Everyone knows, that even in the golden years the Lisa episodes sucked.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

I laughed when Nelson punched out the Marge pop-up next to Bart.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

Hasn't Lisa been to a gifted school before?
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
after 21 seasons?
Yes.

Absolutely.
Old 11-15-10, 08:48 AM
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

Lisa episodes are the absolute best. No, I'm not kidding.

As for the ending, wow! Lisa lies to Marge and there's no resolution. I don't know if I've ever seen that.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

how did the epiosde end, the show started late and my DVR didnt' catch the tail end.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

It's on Hulu, but Lisa told Marge she'd be happy to grow up to be just like her. Marge smiles, they hug, and then we get an over-the-shoulder shot of Lisa frowning at the lie she told her mom. Then there's a joke with Bart and Nelson, then Homer and Maggie, and that's it. That's a very different ending, if you ask me.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

Also, Maggie gets her toy. It then switches to the Texxon gas station where we see ALL of the boxes have been opened.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

I hadn't found Ralph to be that funny in recent episodes, but I liked his bit in this one.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

Originally Posted by Raul3 View Post
LOL!

Everyone knows, that even in the golden years the Lisa episodes sucked.
Really?

Lisa's Substitute? Lisa's Rival? Lisa the Iconoclast? Lisa the Vegetarian? Lisa's Wedding? The Summer of 4 ft 2? The Secret War of Lisa Simpson?

You honestly think these are bad episodes? To me, they're all-time classics.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

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Really?

Lisa's Substitute? Lisa's Rival? Lisa the Iconoclast? Lisa the Vegetarian? Lisa's Wedding? The Summer of 4 ft 2? The Secret War of Lisa Simpson?

You honestly think these are bad episodes? To me, they're all-time classics.
Agreed. Lisa isn't a funny character, but there have been some great Lisa episodes. However, this is coming from someone who hasn't been watching the show for the past six years or so (not sure why I'm even in this thread...).
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

I actually thought this was a pretty good episode.

The ending was a nice one to me, even if Lisa sort of lied to Marge. On the one hand, Lisa doesn't want to turn out to be a housewife, but she does want to turn out as good a person as her mother. Lisa realized she was being inconsiderate of Marge's feelings and did what she could do make up for that. Just because she doesn't want to do what her mom does doesn't mean she can't also respect and love her for doing it. Still, the idea wasn't original as we've seen Lisa react to Marge this way in the past. You'd think by now she's respect her mom, but whatever, she's a kid I guess.

That aside, I thought there were a lot of funny jokes. I loved the exchange between Bart and Marge in the car, with her thinking Milhouse was the bully. Homer pouring gasoline on the dolls and setting them on fire was great, as was the cut to the gas station and all the empty boxes.

Nelson: "You'll crack like one of those chicken turds rich people eat."
Bart: "You mean...an egg?"

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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

I loved how Homer complained that the glass was a barrier then the attendant tells him there is no glass and slaps him outright. Homer continues and all the attendant does is slap him in response.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

I love how people complain about continuity problems in a cartoon that has all of the characters exactly the same age 21 years after they started.
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Re: The Simpsons -- "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" -- 11/14/10

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I love how people complain about continuity problems in a cartoon that has all of the characters exactly the same age 21 years after they started.
Except Mike Scioscia. But that might just be due to his exposure to radiation...

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