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.
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Did You Know?
This was the first episode Mike Scully
wrote for the show. He would later become showrunner. See more
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
[Lisa fears a new girl in school is more talented than she
Believe me, honey. She's more scared of you than you are of her.
You're thinking of bears, mom.