The Lisa File

Created by Dave Hall
Contributions from Dale G. Abersold
Maintained by Bruce Gomes

/ The Lisa File V2.0\______________________________________
 "Poor Krusty.  He's like a black velvet painting          |
 come to life."       - Lisa on a begrived clown.          |

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>>New categories incorporated into the file...
   Socially Conscious Lisa

>>Quick index
 - Age & grade                   - Flashbacks
 - Lisa Episodes                 - Dressed up
 - Malibu Stacy quotes           - A peek into the future
 - Bart's names for Lisa's doll  - Showing her age
 - Playing her sax               - Devious or Clever Lisa
 - Absent or little seen         - Socially Conscious Lisa
 - Important Events              - Corey
 - Misc titbits                  - Her laugh/Smile
 - Signs of Intelligence         - Sardonic/Teasing Remarks
 - Bonding with Bart             - Other Instruments
 - Fighting with Bart            - Victim of Bart's Pranks
 - Sobbing                       - Clothing/Accessories
 - Standing up for/Against       - Lisa's clothing

>>Age & grade
   [7G06] "The saddest kid in grade number two." {cjb}
   [7F18] Marge mentions her age as eight. {cjb}
   [7F24] Lisa's 8th birthday. {cjb}
   [8F01] states her age is eight years old
   [8F15] puts "Grade 2" on her CANT test {ddg}
   [1F17] thinks Allison is "another" eight-year-old. {ddg}
   From (Don Del Grande)
     If you must put a date on Lisa's birth, it was 1984, 
     because it happened during the 1984 Summer Olympics.
     Of course, Lisa was born "about eight years ago". :-)
>>Lisa Episodes
   [7G06] Moaning Lisa
   [7F13] Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment
   [7F19] Lisa's Substitute
   [8F01] Mr Lisa Goes To Washington
   [8F06] Lisa's Pony
   [8F12] Lisa the Greek
   [8F15] Separate Vocations
   [9F02] Lisa the Beauty Queen
   [9F08] Lisa's first Words. {gm}
   [9F13] I Love Lisa
   [1F12] Lisa vs. Malibu Stacey
   [1F17] Lisa's Rival {gm}
   [2F05] Lisa on Ice
   [2F15] Lisa's Wedding
   [3F03] Lisa the Vegetarian
   [3F13] Lisa the Iconoclast
   [3F22] Summer of 4 Ft. 2
   [4F02] Treehouse of Horror VII ("The Genesis Tub")
   [4F01] Lisa's Date with Density
   [4F13] My Sister, My Sitter
   [4F17] The Old Man and the Lisa
   [4F21] The Secret War of Lisa Simpson
   [3G02] Lisa's Sax
   [5F05] Lisa the Skeptic
   [4F24] Lisa the Simpson
   [5F15] Girly Edition
   [5F17] Lost Our Lisa
   [5F20] Lard of the Dance
>>Malibu Stacy quotes: {tlm}
   "I wish they taught shopping in school."
   "Let's bake some cookies for the boys."
   "Don't ask me - I'm just a girl (giggle)."
   "Now let's forget our troubles with a big bowl of 
    strawberry ice cream!"
   "Thinking too much gives you wrinkles."
   "My name is Stacy, but you can call me (wolf whistle)."

>>Bart's names for Lisa's doll: {tlm}
   Blabbermouth, the drippy doll for jerks
   Wendy Windbag
   Ugly Doris
   Hortence the mule-faced doll
   Loudmouth Lisa
   Stupid Lisa, Garbage Face

>>Playing her sax
   [7G06] her bedroom
   [7F03] along with Bleeding Gums Murphy, as the others are
          singing {ddg}
   [7F06] at her recital
   [7F07] up in her room during Thanksgiving dinner {sj}
   [7F19] plays for Mr. Bergstrom. {pg}
   [7F23] at the playground
   [8F06] at the school talent show; at the pony stables 
   [8F12] in her room during the Super Bowl {ddg}
   [8F15] plays for a music instructor
   [8F15] outside Mrs. Krabappel's classroom at the end 
   [8F16] when Bart ask her for advice {as}
   [8F21] jams with Bart
   [8F19] during Lurleen Lumpkin's recording session {av}
   [9F22] (holding it, but not playing it) as Sideshow Bob
          drives by announcing that she "will not be killed
          by" him {ddg}
   [1F09] one note at a time, in her sleep {ddg}
   [1F17] her audition (as well as practicing for it 
          beforehand). {ddg}
   [2F32] Several times throughout the episode
>>Absent or little seen
   [7F02] Little seen
   [7F10] has only five lines in the entire episode {rjc}
   [7F15] during Selma's bedside chat
   [8F03] Seen at breakfast, chocolate factory and watching
   [8F21] seen only during Otto's bedtime story.
>>Important Events
   [7G06] Jams with Bleeding Gums, and he performed one of 
          her songs. {ts}
   [7F23] sax was stolen by bullies who teased her. {gm}
   [7F24] eighth birthday {ddg}
   [8F01] wins local essay contest {jac}
   [8F06] First step, and first word {as}
   [8F06] first solo in school band {jac}
   [9F02] first runner-up in the Little Miss Springfield 
          pageant {ddg}
   [9F08] born ~1984/5 (8F23 somewhat confirms this as 
          1985.) {gm}
   [9F08] first word (second version)
   [9F15] needs braces
   [1F09] sax stolen.
>>Misc tidbits
   [7G05] Gave Bart a dirty cupcake off the floor
   [8F06] Homer can't find picture of her in his wallet {gm}
   [8F13] upsets Strawberry with chant (Surprised even 
          Bart.) {gm}
   [8F15] Homer doesn't know her birthday
   [9F02] it seems Homer has made up for his wallet's 
          omission. {gm}
>>Signs of Intelligence
   [7G06] Grieves about deep philosophical issues {gm}
   [7G07] helps Homer with the word "Valhalla"
   [7G09] (mistakenly) explains navigation by stars {gm}
   [7G11] makes a birthday card out of macaroni for Marge
   [7G11] understands the crisis her parents are going 
          through {gm}
   [7G12] helps Bart clear Krusty from robbery charges
   [7F08] coaches Bart to play golf
   [7F11] Knows what sushi is {av}
   [7F18] recognizes and encourages Marge's painting talent
   [7F22] educates Maggie with flash cards
   [7F23] tells Homer what Schadenfreude means
   [8F01] her anti-corruption speech {gm}
   [8F05] makes detailed studies of Hebrew resources for
          information {gm}
   [8F09] explains to Homer about Germany {gm}
   [8F09] made a new bar soap by squeezing little soap 
          slivers together
   [8F12] predicts outcome of pro football games very 
          successfully {gm}
   [8F24] gets all As except B+ in conduct {jac}
   [9F02] "Make this town a better place" (Which she almost
          does.) {gm}
   [9F05] pads Marge's resume' {gm}
   [9F09] instructs Dr. Nick where to make incision {jac}
   [9F10] questions why the town needs a monorail {gm}
   [9F15] successfully supports Homer lead Union strike {gm}
   [1F02] Knows who David Byrne, Orville Redenbacher, and
          David Souter are{av}
   [1F12] mostly succeeds in convincing MS about sexist MS
          dolls {gm}
   [1F20] questions Homer on his teaching style. {jac}
   [2F02] Drives (and listens to 80's music!)
   [2F02] Foils Sideshow Bob's electoral fraud
   [2F03] Uses television to cure her father's homicidal 
   [2F07] Reads the new Al Gore book, debunks Bart's 
          conspiracy theories
   [2F08] Recognizes that Marge is suppressing her feelings
   [2F09] Skeptical about the Stonecutter view of history
   [2F11] Associates with the nerdish "Superfriends" (hey, 
          associating with nerds is definitely a sign of 
          intelligence in my book)
   [2F13] (counterexample) Gets the "Coriolis Effect" wrong
   [2F13] Understands the problem of introducing foreign 
          elements into an ecosystem
   [2F16] Arranges for Tito Puente to teach a jazz class at 
          Springfield Elementary
   [2F19] Upset about the teachers' strike; breaks the laws 
          of thermodynamics
   [2F20] Correctly figures out the true identity of Mr. 
          Burns' assailant
   [2F31] Admires the fact that Jay Sherman is a Pulitzer 
          Prize winner
>>Bonding with Bart
   [7G02] Laughs with Bart & Homer at the opera despite 
          Marge's stare {gm}
   [7F06] exclaims she would miss Bart if he jumped the 
          gorge {gm}
   [7F07] when Bart apologizes on the roof at the end {ddg}
   [7F08] instructs Bart on how to play golf {ts}
   [7F18] together they move directly to the front of the 
          H2WHOA line {ddg}
   [7F24] hugs Bart in appreciation of his present to her 
   [8F05] helps bring Krusty and his Father together
   [8F15] he takes the rap for Lisa's theft of teachers' 
          editions {ts}
   [8F24] supports Bart in liberating the camp {gm}
   [9F02] hugs Bart for his encouragement {gm}
   [9F04] snail-Lisa miss-appreciates Bart's sarcastic 
          comment {gm}
   [9F08] baby Lisa convinces Bart to stay with her first
          word: Bart {gm}
   [9F16] they write a cartoon together {gm}
   [9F18] teaming up against whacking snakes {av}
   [9F19] they get Krusty's career going again {gm}
   [1F04] they try to expose Burns as a vampire {gm}
   [1F11] suggests a new character-model for Bart {gm}
   [1F17] he helps her sabotage Allison's diorama {ddg}
   [1F22] she gives him a telescope she won, and helps him
          solve the Flanders "murder" {ddg}
   [7F09,9F03] Backs up/Agrees with Bart in the issue of 
               I&S. {gm}
   [2F04] Defends Bart against accusations of theft
   [2F14] Appreciates Barts balletic skills (but still 
          leaves him in the ditch)
   [2F17] Encourages Bart to stay friends with Milhouse
   [2F18] Together with Bart, foils the evil plans of Mr. 
>>Fighting with Bart
   [7G02] Over his faked brilliance {gm}
   [7G11] about their parents situation {gm}
   [7F07] over a bottle of glue
   [7F07] when he burns her centrepiece {gm}
   [7F24] over birthday presents {gm}
   [8F11] about his prank on the town {gm}
   [9F06] when Bart teases her {gm}
   [9F08] over a spot on the rug {gm}
   [9F14] the "Is Bart smarter than a hamster" thang {ts}
   [9F16] argues about script credit {gm}
   [1F12] when he encourages the sexist MS doll {gm}
   [2F01] she throws one of her shoes at him. {ddg}
   [2F05] Knockdown fight in Lisa's bedroom
   [2F20] Argues about whether she could have shot Mr. Burns
   [2F21] Tackles Bart in the kitchen
   [7G06] Mopes her way throughout this episode
   [7F07] when Bart destroys her centrepiece
   [7F18] sobs her way to the front of the line at Mt. 
          Splashmore :)
   [7F19] after she calls Homer a Baboon
   [7F19] saying good-bye to Mr. bergstrom {gm}
   [7F23] Jimbo, Dolph and Kerny play `keep away' with her
   [7F24] everyone forgot her birthday
   [8F01] political corruption
   [8F06] Homer lets her down
   [8F12] when she finds out Homer used her talents for 
          football gambling
   [8F15] when she could be expelled from school {gm}
   [8F17] (kind of) voice cracks at the apparent death of
          SLH. {gm}
   [9F02] after seeing her caricature
   [9F04] Snowball
   [9F09] when she realizes Homer's having a heart bypass 
          operation {ddg}
   [9F15] (silently) when the dentist shows what she'd look
          like without braces {av}
   [9F15] when she arrives home with the antique braces, and
          SLH runs away from her {av}
   [9F20] (kind of) when Marge is taken off to prison {gm}
   [1F08] when she is disappointed with her outfit & her 
          mother. {gm}
   [2F05] Because she is in danger of failing gym
   [2F32] At Bleeding Gums Murphy's death
>>Standing up for/Against
   [7G06] For self expression & musical creativity {gm}
   [8F01] against political corruption
   [9F02] against Laramie Cigarettes {sj}
   [9F18] against Whacking Day
   [1F12] against sexist Malibu Stacey dolls.
   [2F06] for her father
   [8F06] First step, and first word {as}
   [9F03] Homer reads TV GUIDE to her {ddg}
   [9F08] first word (second version)
   [9F21] "plastic" Homer {ddg}
   [9F21] Marge is holding Baby Lisa. {gm}
   [2F05] Bart and Lisa imagine each other in years past
>>Dressed up
   [7F13] For church. {gm}
   [7F20] for church. {gm}
   [8F01] her visit to Washington D.C. {gm}
   [8F12] when the family goes out to eat at the Gilded 
          Truffle {mk}
   [8F18] To go to see Oh! Streetcar {as}
   [8F19] to the TV Show that Homer was on with Lurleen {as}
   [8F20] meeting Selma's new boyfriend for dinner; at the 
          wedding {as}
   [9F01] for church {gm}
   [9F09] visiting Homer in hospital {gm}
   [9F16] at The Cartoon Awards Show {sj}
   [1F21] the wedding. {as}
>>A peek into the future
   [8F12] Gambling Lisa {jac}
   [8F22] imagines Homer's funeral {cjb}
   [9F14] Imagines her mutant tomato wiping out world hunger
   [1F11] impales Bart on Nobel Peace Prize. {jac}
   [2F05] imagines herself as the President (of USA)
   [2F15] virtually the entire episode
>>Showing her age {ddg}
   [7G08] Believes in Santa; wants "a pony, a pony, a pony,
          a pony, a pony, a pony, thank you" {ddg}
   [8F06] giving up Princess(??)
   [1F07] fish sticks -- burnt on the outside, frozen on the
          inside. {ddg}
   [2F01] Begs parents to visit Itchy & Scratchy Land
   [2F10] Ticked off that Marge turned off the TV
   [2F12] Appreciates Krusty's antics
   [2F15] Plays with the bunny (I mean esquilax)
   [2F15] Finds the "Happy Squirrel" to be cute
>>Devious or Clever Lisa {av}
   [7f20] reads Grampa the fake shopping list {av}
   [8f15] tells bad girls what to egg {av}
   [8f15] steals teachers' editions {av}
   [9f14] is My Brother Dumber Than a Hamster? {av}
   [2F01] "Mom, Dad!  Bart's dead!"
   [2F02] Panders to the lowest common denominator to make
          Mayor Quimby look good

>>Socially Conscious Lisa
   [2F01] Embarrassed that Marge orders veal
   [2F02] Hates listening to the conservative Birch Barlow
   [2F04] Plays "Cowboys & Native Americans" (in a 
          nonviolent manner)
   [2F06] Admires graduate student Ashley Grant
   [2F09] Encourages Homer to help the community
   [7F14] Homer buys her a Corey magazine when she was sick 
   [8F11] She tells Janey about her dream that she was 
          married to Corey {ddg}
   [8F12] uses rolled-up Corey poster to announce Malibu 
          Stacey giving away{av}
   [9F12] when she constantly calls the Corey Hotline 
         (1-900-555-CORY) {ddg}
   [2F33] considers Corey her "one true love" {ddg}
   [7F14,9F07] Corey Hotline? {gm}
>>Her laugh/Smile
   [8F24] Bart forging A+'s on his report card {av}
   [9F14] imagines hamster-Bart stuck in maze (covering up
          by saying she was laughing at a Herman's Head 
          joke) {av}
   [9F15] laughs crazily upon seeing braces {jac}
   [1F06] laughs at Bart's Junior Camper outfit. {jac}
>>Sardonic/Teasing Remarks {av}
   [7G04] Why can't we have a meeting when you're watching 
   [7G12] If cartoons were meant for adults, they'd be on in 
          prime time. {av}
   [7F06] [Announcer: Rasputin, the friendly Russian!]
          [Lewis: Didn't he use to be the Mad Russian?]
          Yes, but I'm afraid the forces of history have 
          changed wrestling, perhaps forever. {av}
   [7F21] [Bart: I wonder how Richie Rich died?]
          Perhaps he realized how shallow the pursuit of 
          money was and took his own life. {av}
   [8F16] Hey Bart, let's do some homework! [makes kissing
   [9F12] [chuckles at Marge] Bobby Sherman! {sj}
   [1F05] [Brad Goodman suggests Bart is the inner child]  
          WHAT??! {av}
   [1F06] [re Junior Campers] The few, the proud, the geeky
   [1F08] [as Florida] I'm not a state, I'm a monster!
          {I live there. It's just as bad as Lisa said, 
          although she wasn't referring to Florida's myriad
          problems. - av}
   [2F05] [to gym teacher] You mean those leagues where 
          parents push their kids into vicious competition 
          to compensate for their own failed dreams of 
          glory? [smirk]
   [2F05] [to Bart] Don't worry, I'm wearing my lucky 
          rabbit's head.
   [2F07] [to Bart and Milhouse] Maybe they're all reverse 
          vampires and they have to get home before dark.
   [2F08] the whole "bean picking" dialogue with Homer
   [2F13] [to Bart] In fact, in Rand McNally, they wear hats
          on their feet and hamburgers eat people.
   [2F22] [on what happened to town pride] It's been going 
          downhill ever since the lake caught on fire.
>>Other Instruments {ddg}
   [9F16] A guitar {ddg}
   [9F17] "Pagan" Lisa playing some 11th-century instrument
   [9F18] an electric bass {ddg}
   [1F09] a jug. {ddg}
   [1F10] Apu teaches her to play the Sheh'nai {jac}
   [2F13] a didgeridoo
   [2F18] bongo drums
>>Victim of Bart's Pranks or dares {av}
   [8F01] her nose is held closed by Bart {av}
   [8F19] Bart gets her to open her eyes at the wrong moment 
          during Space Mutants movie {av}
   [9F09] Bart opens his mouth to show Lisa the train wreck 
          victims, then he gives them a burial at sea by 
          dumping the mush into Lisa's bowl {av}
   [9F11] Bart dares her to drink the contaminated water 
   [7F01] Mary Bailey campaign T-shirt {av}
   [8F14] Bart makes faces at her {av}
   [9F02] pink dress {av}
   [9F02] pink leotard, white tights {av}
   [9F03] Itchy & Scratchy T-shirt {av}
   [9F11] gray funeral dress for Gladys Bouvier's funeral 
   [9F11] nothing (in fermentarium) {av}
   [9F13] for the Krusty Anniversary Special (w/ Ralph) {av}
   [9F13] purple dress, bow, and shoes {av}
   [9F15] red bow (for school pictures) {av}
   [9F20] "It seems like I've been wearing this same red 
          dress forever!" {av}
   [1F05] Bart makes faces at her {av}
   [1F11] pink blouse, green sweater, green skirt, pink 
          shoes (fantasy). {av}
   [2F01] Purple jacket with hood, blue pants, purple 
          sneakers {ddg}
>>Lisa's clothing {Raymond Chen}
     Standard attire:
        Red strapless dress.
        White necklace.
        No rings.  It maker her look cheap.
        Red shoes.
        White underwear.

     Formal attire:
        Ensemble 1: [7G11] (Marge's birthday party)
                    Pink dress with long sleeves and frilly 
                    turtleneck collar. No necklace.

     Church clothes: [9F01,9F09]
        Pink dress with dark pink highlights.
        Pink hat with dark pink ribbon.

     Night/morning clothes:
        Dark green night-gown (with white frilly collar). 
        Dark blue night-gown (with white frilly collar), 
        blue slippers.  [9F06]

     Other clothes:
        Pink dress with frilly neckline. [7F06] (recital)
        Lavender dress with matching bow and shoes. [9F13] 
        (anniversary show)
        Purple colonial attire, with green neckerchief.  
        [9F13] (school play)
        Pink winter coat, with pink hood, and pink muff. 
        [7F03] (skating)
        Lavender winter coat with pink fur, matching 
        lavender gloves. [9F07]
        Hockey jersey. [2F05]
        Girl Scout uniform (in Barney's movie). [2F31]

{Suggestions for sections are welcomed}


cjb - Chris J Baird
rjc - Raymond Chen
jac - James A. Cherry
ddg - Don Del Grande
 pg - Peter Gross
 sj - Stuart Jackson
 mk - Matthew Kurth
tlm - Teresa Lauren Marx
 gm - Gavan McCormack
 as - Andrew Shaw
 ts - Tony Stott
 av - Aaron Varhola

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