YMMV: The Simpsons S 9 E 17 Lisa The Simpsons

  • Moment of Heartwarming: Lisa's editorial pleading people to use their minds and get involved in literature and arts.
  • 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 1997 to 1998, 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).