YMMV / The Simpsons S 9 E 17 Lisa The Simpsons

  • Alternate Character Interpretation/Fridge Logic: There is no Simpson gene - the men in the family just keep getting hit on the head, suffering brain damage as a result. Homer has the added disadvantage of near-constant alcohol and tobacco consumption, working in a hazardous environment, and a crayon stuck in his brain.
  • Moment of Heartwarming: Lisa's editorial pleading people to use their minds and get involved in literature and arts.
  • Memetic Mutation: "What a time to be alive"
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit! and Unintentional Period Piece: Thanks to this episode being delayed for the longest time (it has a 4F production code, which is reserved for season eight episodes, but aired in season nine, when the production code was 5F), the joke about "Non-Stop FOX" airing disaster shows like When Buildings Collapse and When Surgery Goes Wrong comes off as dated for two reasons: 1) FOX only had their "Non-Stop FOX" marketing campaign from early 1996 to 1997, and 2) No one these days is going to remember that FOX used to air disaster reality shows (only the ones they aired were When Animals Attack and World's Wildest Police Chases).