History Recap / TheSimpsonsS9E3LisasSax

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.
9th Feb '16 7:55:03 PM windyshadow32
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9th Feb '16 7:54:23 PM windyshadow32
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8th Oct '15 10:43:06 PM Premonition45
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* FreudianSlip: Principal Skinner accidentally introduces himself as Principal Sinner. As the kindergartners laugh, Skinner mutters "That's it, I've lost them forever..."

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* FreudianSlip: Principal Skinner accidentally introduces himself as Principal Sinner."Principal Sinner". As the kindergartners laugh, Skinner mutters "That's it, I've lost them forever..."
5th Sep '15 11:24:09 PM NESBoy
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Homer's tale about how Lisa got her saxophone initially ends with Bart's miserable first day of school.
-->'''Homer:''' And that my children, is the story of Bart's first day of school.\\
'''Bart:''' Very nice.\\
'''Homer:''' Yeah.\\
'''Lisa:''' Yeah. Except you were supposed to be telling the story of how I got my saxophone!\\
'''Homer:''' (''{{beat}}'') D'oh!



** 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).
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Homer's tale about how Lisa got her saxophone initially ends with Bart's miserable first day of school.
-->'''Homer:''' And that my children, is the story of Bart's first day of school.\\
'''Bart:''' Very nice.\\
'''Homer:''' Yeah.\\
'''Lisa:''' Yeah. Except you were supposed to be telling the story of how I got my saxophone!\\
'''Homer:''' (''{{beat}}'') D'oh!

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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).
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Homer's tale about how Lisa got her saxophone initially ends with Bart's miserable first day of school.
-->'''Homer:''' And that my children, is the story of Bart's first day of school.\\
'''Bart:''' Very nice.\\
'''Homer:''' Yeah.\\
'''Lisa:''' Yeah. Except you were supposed to be telling the story of how I got my saxophone!\\
'''Homer:''' (''{{beat}}'') D'oh!
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30th Aug '15 2:03:54 PM Premonition45
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Among some fans, this episode is considered the last good episode of ''The Simpsons'', meaning everything after is hit-or-miss (with more misses than hits).
27th Apr '15 7:37:02 PM NESBoy
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-->'''Homer:''' (''to young Bart'') Now, son, on your first day of school, I'd like to pass along the words of advice my father gave me.
-->(''thought bubble with Abe and young Homer'')
-->'''Younger Abe:''' Homer, you're dumb as a mule and twice as ugly! And if a strange man offers you a ride, I say take it!
-->'''Homer:''' (''muttering'') Lousy traumatic childhood!

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-->'''Homer:''' (''to young Bart'') Now, son, on your first day of school, I'd like to pass along the words of advice my father gave me.
-->(''thought
me.\\
(''thought
bubble with Abe and young Homer'')
-->'''Younger
Homer'')\\
'''Younger
Abe:''' Homer, you're dumb as a mule and twice as ugly! And if a strange man offers you a ride, I say take it!
-->'''Homer:'''
it!\\
'''Homer:'''
(''muttering'') Lousy traumatic childhood!childhood!
* {{Hyperaffixation}}: When Homer and Lisa visit a music store:
-->'''Homer:''' So, what do you like, Lisa? Vio-ma-lin? Tuba-ma-ba? Oboe-mo-boe?\\
'''Lisa:''' That one!\\
'''Homer:''' Oh, saxo-ma-phone.



-->'''Homer:''' Bart, son? You want to play catch?
-->'''Young Bart:''' No.
-->'''Homer:''' When a boy doesn't want to play catch with his old man, something is seriously wrong!
-->'''Abe:''' (''wearing old-time baseball uniform'') I'll play catch with you, son!
-->'''Homer:''' Get the hell out!
-->'''Abe:''' I'm gone.

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-->'''Homer:''' Bart, son? You want to play catch?
-->'''Young
catch?\\
'''Young
Bart:''' No.
-->'''Homer:'''
No.\\
'''Homer:'''
When a boy doesn't want to play catch with his old man, something is seriously wrong!
-->'''Abe:'''
wrong!\\
'''Abe:'''
(''wearing old-time baseball uniform'') I'll play catch with you, son!
-->'''Homer:'''
son!\\
'''Homer:'''
Get the hell out!
-->'''Abe:'''
out!\\
'''Abe:'''
I'm gone.



-->'''Young Bart:''' (''singing'') Skinner is a nut, he has a rubber butt!
-->'''Skinner:''' Young man, I can assure you my posterior is nothing more than [[BreadEggsMilkSquick flesh, bone, and that metal plate I got in 'Nam]].

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-->'''Young Bart:''' (''singing'') Skinner is a nut, he has a rubber butt!
-->'''Skinner:'''
butt!\\
'''Skinner:'''
Young man, I can assure you my posterior is nothing more than [[BreadEggsMilkSquick flesh, bone, and that metal plate I got in 'Nam]].



-->'''Teacher:''' And the ugly duckling was amazed to realize it had grown into a beautiful swan. So you see children, there is hope for anyone.
-->'''Bart:''' Even me?
-->'''Teacher:''' No.

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-->'''Teacher:''' And the ugly duckling was amazed to realize it had grown into a beautiful swan. So you see children, there is hope for anyone. \n-->'''Bart:''' \\
'''Bart:'''
Even me?
-->'''Teacher:'''
me? \\
'''Teacher:'''
No.



-->'''Homer:''' (''singing'') Bart was feeling mighty blue...
-->'''Marge:''' (''singing'') It's a shame what school can do...
-->'''Apu:''' (''singing'') For no reason, here's Apu...
-->'''Homer, Marge and Apu:''' (''singing'') Those were the days.
-->(''the Simpsons children clap'')
-->'''Homer:''' And that my children, is the story of Bart's first day of school.
-->'''Bart:''' Very nice.
-->'''Homer:''' Yeah.
-->'''Lisa:''' Yeah. Except you were supposed to be telling the story of how I got my saxophone!
-->'''Homer:''' (''{{beat}}'') D'oh!

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-->'''Homer:''' (''singing'') Bart was feeling mighty blue...
-->'''Marge:''' (''singing'') It's a shame what school can do...
-->'''Apu:''' (''singing'') For no reason, here's Apu...
-->'''Homer, Marge and Apu:''' (''singing'') Those were the days.
-->(''the Simpsons children clap'')
-->'''Homer:''' And that my children, is the story of Bart's first day of school.
-->'''Bart:'''
school.\\
'''Bart:'''
Very nice.
-->'''Homer:''' Yeah.
-->'''Lisa:'''
nice.\\
'''Homer:''' Yeah.\\
'''Lisa:'''
Yeah. Except you were supposed to be telling the story of how I got my saxophone!
-->'''Homer:'''
saxophone!\\
'''Homer:'''
(''{{beat}}'') D'oh!
16th Feb '15 8:14:22 AM Wartzanall
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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.

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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.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).
27th Nov '14 12:53:46 PM Ropos
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* SadistTeacher: Bart's kindergarten teacher (who, thankfully, wasn't seen again after that, as the season six episode "Sideshow Bob Roberts" had a kindergarten teacher who didn't look like the one from this episode and was actually nice to Bart [during the sequence where Bart is put in kindergarten per Mayor Sideshow Bob's orders]. Viewers can only assume the kindergarten teacher in this episode either got fired [unlikely], quit [more believable, but still not likely], or was laid off due to Springfield Elementary's many budget cuts [definitely likely, considering the sorry state of the school and how a lot of teachers in past episodes haven't been seen much]).

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* SadistTeacher: Bart's kindergarten teacher (who, thankfully, wasn't seen again after that, as teacher.
-->'''Teacher:''' And
the season six episode "Sideshow Bob Roberts" ugly duckling was amazed to realize it had grown into a kindergarten teacher who didn't look like the one from this episode and was actually nice to Bart [during the sequence where Bart beautiful swan. So you see children, there is put in kindergarten per Mayor Sideshow Bob's orders]. Viewers can only assume the kindergarten teacher in this episode either got fired [unlikely], quit [more believable, but still not likely], or was laid off due to Springfield Elementary's many budget cuts [definitely likely, considering the sorry state of the school and how a lot of teachers in past episodes haven't been seen much]).hope for anyone.
-->'''Bart:''' Even me?
-->'''Teacher:''' No.
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