History Recap / TheSimpsonsS9E3LisasSax

13th Dec '17 6:49:22 AM cwickham
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** Lunch Lady Doris, who was retired from the show after voice actor Doris Grau passed away, appears in the flashbacks, speaking using archived dialogue. She'd permanently be back starting in season 18, voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.

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** Lunch Lady Doris, who was retired from the show after voice actor Doris Grau passed away, appears in the flashbacks, speaking using archived dialogue. flashbacks.[[note]]This episode was originally produced during Season 7 as part of a special production line, with the plan being that they would be aired across Seasons 8 and 9 to reduce the pressures of having to produce 25 episodes a season on the current staff without having to resort to a ClipShow. Hence this episode was produced before Grau's death but aired several years after the fact.[[/note]] She'd permanently be back starting in season 18, voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.
30th Oct '17 9:11:04 AM ClintEastwood
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* FictionIsntFair: Principal Skinner introduces some members of staff to the new students, including school bully Jimbo.
--->'''Jimbo:''' (making a punching gesture) I look forward to whaling on all of you.
** Heck, the entire episode uses this trope to justify why Bart hates school. He actually looked forward to it, until everyone and everything on his first day served to BreakTheCutie in ludicrous ways -- like the kindergarten teacher declaring him "not college material" simply because he threw in an extra clap while singing "Bingo".
11th Jul '17 12:08:25 PM Premonition45
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* ReallyDeadMontage: Towards the end, as Lisa plays her new saxophone, we see a montage of Lisa playing her original saxophone set to Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street".
23rd May '17 4:00:34 PM jormis29
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* CelebrityParadox: ''The Tracey Ullman Show'' was once America's leading source of musical comedy and [[SelfDeprecation "crudely-drawn filler material."]]

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* CelebrityParadox: ''The Tracey Ullman Show'' ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' was once America's leading source of musical comedy and [[SelfDeprecation "crudely-drawn filler material."]]
13th May '17 4:11:52 PM nombretomado
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** The blackboard gag for this episode is "I no longer want my {{MTV}}," which is what a lot of people have said about MTV thanks to its infamous NetworkDecay (airing shows that have nothing to do with music or music videos).

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** The blackboard gag for this episode is "I no longer want my {{MTV}}," Creator/{{MTV}}," which is what a lot of people have said about MTV thanks to its infamous NetworkDecay (airing shows that have nothing to do with music or music videos).
2nd Jan '17 2:31:37 PM RAVasquez1967
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* CelebrityParadox: ''The Tracey Ullman Show'' was once America's leading source of musical comedy and [[SelfDeprecation "crudely-drawn filler material."]]
24th Oct '16 10:22:47 AM Premonition45
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** Lunch Lady Doris, who was retired from the show after voice actor Doris Grau passed away, appears in the flashbacks, speaking using archived dialogue. She'd permanently be back starting in season 18, voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.
11th Sep '16 11:03:41 PM Premonition45
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* TheBusCameBack: Dr. J. Loren Pryor, the Springfield Elementary School psychiatrist from the early seasons comes back during flashbacks discussing Bart's and Lisa's potential.
27th Apr '16 2:05:57 PM speedyboris
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'''Original air date''': October 19, 1997


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This is the third of four episodes produced by Al Jean and Mike Reiss instead of the current showrunner (in this case, Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein). Jean would return as showrunner starting in season 13.
7th Apr '16 7:01:12 PM SpideyTerry
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* ComicBookTime: This is the first episode to play with the established timeline of the Simpson family. Bart is entering kindergarten in 1990, when previously that was the year Maggie was born and Bart would have already been 10 in 1990 (if he were born in 1980, he would have been kindergarten-aged in 1985, which was when Homer and his friends became a barbershop quartet). The writers have always been upfront about this since the characters never age; Al Jean even admitted that they knew they'd get into this the moment they first mentioned Homer and Marge's senior year.



* ContinuitySnarl: This is the first episode to screw with the established timeline of the Simpson family. Here, Bart is entering kindergarten in 1990, when previously that was the year Maggie was born and Bart would have already been 10 in 1990 (if he were born in 1980, he would have been kindergarten-aged in 1985, which was when Homer and his friends became a barbershop quartet).

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* ContinuitySnarl: This is the first episode to screw with the established timeline of the Simpson family. Here, Bart is entering kindergarten in 1990, when previously that was the year Maggie was born and Bart would have already been 10 in 1990 (if he were born in 1980, he would have been kindergarten-aged in 1985, which was when CycleOfRevenge: Seeing Lisa upset about her destroyed saxophone, Homer and his friends became a barbershop quartet).offers to break something of Bart's. When Bart protests, Homer says he'll break something of Maggie's to make it up to him.



** After watching the Krusty TV-Movie mentioned above, Homer calls him a bad father, as Maggie walks by carrying an electric drill.



* LampshadeHanging:
-->'''Homer:''' Our family was suffering through its worst crisis ever: Bart was miserable at school and Lisa's gifts were going to waste.\\
'''Bart:''' Uh, Homer, it's five years later, and I'm still miserable at school.\\
'''Lisa:''' And my gifts are still going to waste.



* StepfordSmiler: Marge reveals that sometimes she feels so smothered by being a mother that she wants to scream until her head explodes. Sadly, no one shows any concern for her about it and she continues repressing her feelings.



* StartOfDarkness: The flashback of how Lisa got her saxophone also contains the tragi-comic story of how Bart became a bad kid at school (his kindergarten teacher openly told him he had no real future and he was bullied by Nelson and Jimbo Jones).

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** Homer finds ''Series/TwinPeaks'' to be brilliant, even though he has no idea what's going on.
* StartOfDarkness: The flashback of how Lisa got her saxophone also contains the tragi-comic story of how Bart became a bad kid at school (his kindergarten teacher openly told him he had no real future and he was bullied by Nelson and Jimbo Jones).Jones).
* StepfordSmiler: Marge reveals that sometimes she feels so smothered by being a mother that she wants to scream until her head explodes. Sadly, no one shows any concern for her about it and she continues repressing her feelings.



** The blackboard gag for this episode is "I no longer want my {{MTV}}," which is what a lot of people have said about MTV thanks to its infamous NetworkDecay (airing shows that have nothing to do with music or music videos).

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** The blackboard gag for this episode is "I no longer want my {{MTV}}," which is what a lot of people have said about MTV thanks to its infamous NetworkDecay (airing shows that have nothing to do with music or music videos).videos).
* TwoRoadsBeforeYou: After witnessing his antics, Skinner tells Bart he can either continue being a class clown or apologize right now and be well-behaved.
-->'''Skinner:''' Now, what do you say?\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Bart:''' Eat my shorts.
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