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Lisa's Rival 

Lisa is jealous when a new girl in class is smarter than she is. Meanwhile, Homer obtains a massive amount of sugar.

Director:

Mark Kirkland

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa / Hans Moleman (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Todd Flanders / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Marge's Fantasy Man / Agent #1 / Agent #3 / Tea-Drinking Man / Bee-Keeper #1 (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner / Ned Flanders / Mr. Largo / Agent #2 / Gig Announcer / Professor Taylor / Bee Keeper #2 (voice)
Winona Ryder ... Allison Taylor (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Janey Powell (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Miss Hoover / Agnes Skinner (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince / Sherri / Terri / Uter (voice)
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Storyline

When the super-intelligent but friendly Allison Taylor arrives in Springfield with her urbane father,Lisa is knocked off her perch as the brightest girl in the school and,helped by Bart,aims to sabotage Allison's entry in the school's diorama contest. However,at the last minute her conscience prevails and the girls become friends - particularly when the palm goes to Ralph Wiggum's unopened Star Wars figures. Homer tries to sell a load of sugar that fell off the back of a lorry but his plans are thwarted when it dissolves in the rain. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)| Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first episode Mike Scully wrote for the show. He would later become showrunner. See more »

Goofs

After Ralph is announced the winner and Lisa and Alison are walking out of the school, we see the flag pole, and a tall dark green bush after some smaller lighter green ones. But as Lisa and Allison walk passed those in a close-up shot, the flag pole is gone, as well as the tall dark green bush is gone. See more »

Quotes

[Lisa fears a new girl in school is more talented than she]
Marge: Believe me, honey. She's more scared of you than you are of her.
Lisa: You're thinking of bears, mom.
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