Episode - 1F17\\
First Aired - 9/11/1994

Allison Taylor (voiced by WinonaRyder), a new girl at school, proves to be better at Lisa in the classroom and on the saxophone. Meanwhile, Homer sells sugar found on the street after a truck crash.

This was the first Simpsons episode by Mike Scully, who eventually became showrunner of seasons 9-12.

This also was the 100th episode produced, though the writers always intended "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song" to be the MilestoneCelebration.
!!This episode contains examples of:

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Allison to Lisa. She is smarter, younger, more productive and a better saxophone player than her.
* AssumedWin: Lisa's saxophone duel with Allison Taylor (see below).
** Lisa also assumes she's going to win after sabotaging Allison's diorama. See WasItReallyWorthIt below.
* BeatStillMyHeart: Lisa taking rival Allison's diorama of "The Tell-Tale Heart" and replacing it with an animal heart. Then, in a direct {{Homage}} to the poem, she imagines herself hearing the heart in the gym floorboards.
* ChewingTheScenery: One of the beekeepers calls to mind Creator/AdamWest. His speech is filled with frequent pauses and changes in volume. He also calls his Chevy "The Beemobile", and Homer "diabolical".
* ComicallyMissingThePoint:
** After missing one day of work to sell sugar, Homer was warned that, if he misses Friday, he's not to bother showing up on Monday. Homer was happy at the prospect of having a "four-day weekend".
** Marge gets one too after Lisa's GettingCrapPastTheRadar moment mentioned below. Lisa says to her "Maybe you could have been ''nicer'' to Principal Skinner, if you know what I mean!" and Marge says in response, "Lisa! I am nice."
* CrackDefeat: Lisa reluctantly enlists Bart's aid in attempting to defeat Allison in a diorama competition. However, Ralph Wiggum's 'diorama', which is nothing but a bunch of Franchise/StarWars action figures in their original packaging, wins the competition, making this an example of both a Crack Defeat and a DarkHorseVictory.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Homer insists that there are thieves trying to steal his sugar pile. He's correct.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** When Marge's romance novel daydream is interrupted by Lisa's saxophone, Marge says, "Lisa, stop blowing my [[FreudianSlip sex- I mean, stop blowing your sax]]! Your sax, stop it!".
** In Marge's pirate fantasy, she asks the pirate embracing her if the earring in his right ear means he's a pirate, and he answers with a "Kinda" that comes off in a "Sure, why not" tone. Wearing an earring on the right side is (or once was) a sign that a man was gay, and one of many euphemisms/slurs for a gay man is "butt pirate."
** Lisa sarcastically says that Marge could have had Lisa moved up a grade by "being nicer" to Principal Skinner "if you know what I mean". Yes, she was suggesting Marge could have tried being flirty (at minimum) with Skinner.
* GoLookAtTheDistraction: "Hey, it's Bart! And he's doin' stuff!"
* GonnaNeedMoreX: Homer attempts to fix Marge's camera using an electric drill in a somewhat unconventional manner: he uses it in lieu of a chisel, [[PercussiveMaintenance striking it with a hammer]]. When this fails, destroying the camera entirely, he remarks "I'm going to need a bigger drill."
* HyperventilationBag: Lisa does this after meeting Allison who appears to be smarter than she is.
* ItsQuietTooQuiet: Parodied in a scene at an apiary after all the bees leave to steal Homer's sugar.
-->'''Beekeeper 1:''' Well, sure is quiet in here today.
-->'''Beekeeper 2:''' Yes, a little ''too'' quiet... if you know what I mean.
-->'''Beekeeper 1:''' Hmm... I'm afraid I don't.
-->'''Beekeeper 2:''' You see, bees usually make... a lot of noise. [[SuddenlyShouting NO NOISE]]... suggests no bees.
* LesserStar: Parodied. Lisa takes solace in that there's nothing wrong being the second-best at anything. She then imagines a future in which she, [[Music/SimonAndGarfunkel Art Garfunkel]], Jim Messina, and John Oates play their #2 song ''"Born To Runner-Up"''. The concert is sponsored by Avis (the #2 car rental company). They get booed off the stage, and she wakes up lampshading the FridgeLogic of why people would show up to their concert just to boo them.
* MadeOfIron: Milhouse jumps down a raging waterfall to escape the FBI. The next we see him, his glasses and left arm are broken, but that's about it.
* NoodleIncident: What did Bart do to get Milhouse in trouble with the FBI? All we (as viewers) have to go on is Bart once sent in Milhouse's picture to ''Series/AmericasMostWanted''. And, according to Milhouse's "Oh, no, not again!", this isn't the first time that this has happened, or the FBI have been chasing him for a while now.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Despite being [[WomenAreWiser the responsible and practical one]], Marge seems oddly okay with Homer [[OneHourWorkWeek taking an unofficial four-day weekend]].
* ProperlyParanoid: Marge thinks Homer's worrying over nothing as he tries to guard his stolen sugar with a baseball bat. And then Homer pulls out a neatly dressed, tea-drinking gentleman who calmly states he stole from Homer's pile and would do so again given the chance.
** And it seems the guy never left Homer's backyard because when rain dissolves the sugar, he does a SpitTake.
* RedOniBlueOni: Beekeeper 1 (as numbered in this page's quotes) is the Blue Oni to Beekeeper 2's Red Oni.
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: When Lisa considers her predicament.
* ShaggyDogStory: After a whole third act of buildup on whether Lisa should let Allison win or sabotage her to guarantee victory... it turns out that Skinner and Hoover are too apathetic to care how good either diorama is, leading Skinner to award Ralph because he liked his action figures.
* ShoutOut:
** Milhouse's sub-story is a reference to ''Film/TheFugitive''.
** Homer's "In America" speech while guarding his sugar pile is a direct reference to one of Tony Montana's lines in ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'', and his line "Oh, what a world!" when the sugar melts is the same line used by Wicked Witch of the West in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' when she melts.
** The speech patterns of the beekeeper voiced by Hank Azaria are based on Creator/AdamWest's [[Series/{{Batman}} portrayal]] of Franchise/{{Batman}}.
--->'''Beekeeper 2''': To the BEEMOBILE!
--->'''Beekeeper 1''': You mean your Chevy?
--->'''Beekeeper 2''': ...Yes.
** [[Film/{{Deliverance}} Dueling Saxophones]].
* SignificantAnagram: One game Allison and her father play is making anagrams out of people's names, e.g. Alec Guinness = Genuine Class. When they ask Lisa to make an anagram out of Creator/JeremyIrons, Lisa is stumped, answering "Jeremy's... Iron?"[[note]]though the best anagrams you can get out of Jeremy Irons, besides "Jeremy's Iron" are names like "Simone Jerry," "Jerry S. Mione," Jerry E. Simon," etc[[/note]]. In response to this, Allison's father gives her a ball, saying "You know what? I have a ball. Perhaps you'd like to bounce it?".
* SpecialGuest: Creator/WinonaRyder as Allison Taylor
* SpotOfTea: The Englishman in Homer's sugar-pile comes complete with a cup of tea, and a saucer.
* ThatWasNotADream: Played straight. While competing with Allison so hard to win first chair saxophone, Lisa passes out from lack of air. She wakes up to see Mr. Largo, Principal Skinner, and other students leaning over her.
-->'''Mr. Largo:''' Well, that was a close one, Lisa, but you made it!
-->'''Lisa:''' I won first chair?
-->'''Mr. Largo:''' No, you regained consciousness. Allison got first chair.
-->''(Lisa screams... and then groggily wakes up to the same scene)''
-->'''Lisa:''' Ga...huh? Oh, it was all a dream!
-->'''Mr. Largo:''' Well, that was a close one, Lisa, but you made it!
-->'''Lisa:''' I won first chair?
-->'''Mr. Largo:''' No, you regained consciousness. Allison got first chair. And believe me, this is not a dream!
-->''(Lisa screams again.)''
* WasItReallyWorthIt: Subverted; Lisa mentally prepares for this after she successfully ruins Allison's diorama and Skinner humiliates her in front of everybody, ridding Lisa with guilt, but gets a result she doesn't expect:
-->'''Lisa (to herself)''': After the way I behaved, I don't deserve to win--
-->'''Principal Skinner (passing without breaking stride)''': [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike Well, this doesn't deserve to win.]]
-->'''Lisa''': [[FlatWhat What?]]
-->(Principal Skinner selects Ralph's diorama -- which is just pristine original ''Star Wars'' action figures -- as the winner)
* WhamLine: Mr. Largo telling Lisa what happened was no dream.
* WouldHurtAChild: The FBI agents aren't trying to kill Milhouse, but they're pretty blasé about driving their car right through an occupied school-ground at lunchtime. That said, they also say they'll ''try'' to take him alive. They're not bothered either way.