Recap: The Simpsons S 13 E 14 Tales From The Public Domain
Airdate - March 17, 2002Homer finds out he has an overdue library book. Before he returns it he reads three stories from it; the stories of Odysseus, Joan of Arc, and Hamlet.
- Abnormal Ammo: Lisa suggested the French army use bigger soldiers in their catapults, or better yet, rocks. The soldier who was about to be fired doesn't know how to feel.
- Bag of Kidnapping: Just as Lisa says she can't be stopped, Groundskeeper Willy puts her in a bag.
- Baleful Polymorph: Homer's crew are turned into pigs by Circe (the Greek sorceress who turned those who offended her — mostly men — into animals). He eats them.
- Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: When Lisa tells the family that God told her to lead the French to victory, Homer remarks "Victory? We're French! We don't even have a word for it!!"
- Dance Party Ending
- Didn't Think This Through: During the trial, God admits he told Lisa and Willie that he told them to fight their respective nations with him on their side, but never anticipated that they'd meet in person, prompting him to say "Goodbye, now!" and leave.
- I Never Said It Was Poison / Lame Rhyme Dodge: "I didn't use that much poison! I mean, I didn't use that much poi, son! At the... royal luau."
- The Ophelia: Lisa's only appearance in the Hamlet segment.Lisa: Ah, great. Now Hamlet's acting crazy. Well nobody outcrazies Ophelia.
- Something Completely Different: Another Three Shorts episode that isn't a Halloween episode (see "Simpsons Bible Stories").
- Stealth Pun: Homer sailing on the river Styx, which has "Lady" blasting and skeletons rocking out.Homer: Oh, it truly is Hell!