Episode - 1F12\\
First Aired - 2/17/1994

Offended by the female stereotypes embodied in the new talking Malibu Stacy doll ("Don't ask me, I'm just a girl!", "Thinking too much gives you wrinkles!"), Lisa tries to introduce a progressive alternative. Meanwhile, Grampa Simpson takes a job at Krusty Burger in order to feel young and hip.
!!This episode contains examples of ([[{{YMMV/TheSimpsonsS5E14LisaVsMalibuStacy}} YMMV examples here]]):
* AndAnotherThing: When Abe quits the Krusty Burger, he tells his boss, "And one more thing, I ''never'' once washed my hands. That's your policy, not mine!"
* AntiClimax: In-universe for Lisa. Upon taking the new Talking Malibu Stacy home with her, she roleplays a public speech for the doll, narrating, "A hush falls over the general assembly as Stacy approaches the podium to deliver what will no doubt be a stirring and memorable address". She then pulls the doll's string. Instead of something inspiring, however, Stacy gives the utterly vapid statement, "I wish they taught shopping in school!"
* BaitAndSwitch: At first, it looks like Lisa Lionheart is about to be a massive success, as a torrent of girls (and Smithers) are racing for her display. Unfortunately, the Malibu Stacy company pulls out their secret weapon: releasing a new Stacy doll on the same day. The tide instantly turns back to the status quo, despite an empassioned speech from Lisa.
-->'''Smithers:''' But she's got a ''hat!''
* BottledCool: Parodied when Abe sees a Buzz Cola commercial where a group of old people take a drink of the soda and start acting young and hip, ending with the slogan, "There's a little boogie in every bottle." Abe falls for it and starts chugging a can of Buzz Cola that Homer happens to have... Only to start crying out for water.
-->'''Abe:''' The bubbles are burning my tongue!
* BrickJoke:
** Homer dancing on the giant keyboard at the toy store (and breaking it both times, though the difference between the first and the second time is that Homer butchers ''Rock Around the Clock'' the first time and flawlessly plays ''The Simpsons'' theme the second time).
** Homer tries to sway Maggie (who's spelling her name on an Etch-a-Sketch) into playing with a dangerous fort playset that shocks him, cuts him, and launches a missile into his mouth. Later, in the car, we find out that Bart bought the toy ([[WhatHappenedToTheMouse though we never see Bart with it after that point]]...)
** Stacy Lovell, Malibu Stacy's creator, explains that she was forced out of her own company in 1974, and tells Lisa that the reason was because the board of directors felt that Miss Lovell's ideas weren't "cost-effective." Lisa expresses sympathy for her, believing it to be typical corporate doublespeak and the overall sexist nature of the male-dominated business world. When the new Lisa Lionheart doll is released, only one little girl chooses it. Lisa concludes that her efforts were worthwhile and Lovell mutters to herself "as long as that girl spends $46,000 on that doll".
** Smithers is revealed to be an avid Malibu Stacy collector. At the end of the episode, he's present in the mob of little girls screaming for Lisa Lionheart.
** Stacy states that she had five husbands, each based on famous male dolls and action figures. One of them, a black man known as [[Franchise/GIJoe Joe]], shows up to try and take Stacy back.
* BitingTheHandHumor: Homer's line about the family boycotting the FOX Network because they own chemical weapon plants in Syria.
* BurgerFool: Grampa gets a job at Krusty Burger in order to regain his lost youth, only to learn that the good Lord has made people old so they can find fault with everything on Earth.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Homer does this to Abe:
-->'''Homer:''' Dad, I love you, but... you're a weird, sore-headed old crank and nobody likes you!
* LesCollaborateurs: It's implied that the real reason that Stacy Lovell was forced out of the Malibu Stacy-company was because she was funneling profits to the Viet Cong, essentially committing treason against the United States [[KarmaHoudini and more-or-less getting away with it]].
* TheCollector: Waylon Smithers is revealed in this episode to have the world's largest Malibu Stacy collection.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Lisa tries to tell her friends that the talking Malibu Stacy dolls say sexist things. But they all laugh at her for saying a "dirty word", much to her annoyance.
* CrossdressingVoice: For some unfathomable reason, in the Italian dub Stacy Lovell is actually dubbed by a male voice actor, doing an effemminate voice.
* LadyDrunk: Stacy Lovell, initially.
* NoodleIncident: Lisa once tossed red paint at the executives of the Keebler company. All we know is that Marge also knows about it and the executives were upset over...whatever they did to deserve that (if they did anything at all).
* PokeThePoodle: The people behind Malibu Stacy, feeling threatened by Lisa Lionheart, call in a favour from the President, who vows to deal with the issue personally. The next scene has him drive by the Simpsons house, throw a brick at their door, and drive on.
* ShoutOut:
** One of the talking Malibu Stacy dolls apparently has a voice box that was supposed to go inside a Franchise/SpiderMan doll ("My spidey sense is tingling. Anybody call for a webslinger?"). This is a reference to an underground group that switched the voice boxes to some talking Barbie dolls and talking G.I. Joe action figures to make a point about sexism in toys.
** Homer on the giant keyboard refers to the SignatureScene from ''Film/{{Big}}'', only instead of Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia playing the floor keyboard together to show that there's nothing wrong with adults getting in touch with their inner child, it's Homer performing a HollywoodToneDeaf version of "Rock Around the Clock" (and, at the end of the episode, a perfect version of ''The Simpsons'' theme) and breaking the keyboard.
** Stacy Lovell's ex-husbands are all (save Dr. Colossus) based on male dolls and action figures (and Steve Austin).
* SoapboxSadie: Lisa. Deconstructed when Lisa's campaign for the Lisa Lionheart doll goes bust (but reconstructed slightly when a girl [who looks like one of Lisa's nameless friends in the early episodes] buys her Lisa Lionheart doll and Lisa feels that it was all worth it to inspire at least one person) and discussed when Marge points out that she's been protesting against social injustice an awful lot, from making her family march in a gay rights parade to boycotting FOX because the company owns chemical weapon plants in Syria.
* SpecialGuest: Creator/KathleenTurner as Stacy Lovell.
* TakeThisJobAndShoveIt: After Abe has his epiphany at the end of the B-plot, he turns to his boss and says, "Mr. Peterson, you can take this job and...fill it!"
* UnexpectedInheritance: Abe starts fearing death after seeing his idol Series/{{Matlock}} in person, so he gives the rest of the family his inheritance so he can see them enjoy it. He gives Lisa his lifetime of personal correspondence, but his main gift for the family is a box of mint-condition 1918 liberty-head silver dollars, prompting an immediate shopping trip to the mall.
* WritingAroundTrademarks: ''Malibu Stacy'' is an obvious parody of the ''Barbie'' franchise (which is known as Malibu Barbie).