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The Simpsons episode
"Lisa's Wedding"
Homer talks to Lisa on the morning of her wedding.
Episode no. 122
Prod. code 2F15
Orig. airdate March 19, 1995[1]
Written by Greg Daniels[2]
Directed by Jim Reardon[2]
Chalkboard "I will not strut around like I own the place"[3]
Couch gag The couch springs the family off, lodging their heads in the ceiling.[2]
Guest star(s) Mandy Patinkin as Hugh Parkfield[1]
Phil Hartman
DVD
commentary
James L. Brooks
David Mirkin
Greg Daniels
Season 6
September 4, 1994May 21, 1995
  1. Bart of Darkness
  2. Lisa's Rival
  3. Another Simpsons Clip Show
  4. Itchy & Scratchy Land
  5. Sideshow Bob Roberts
  6. Treehouse of Horror V
  7. Bart's Girlfriend
  8. Lisa on Ice
  9. Homer Badman
  10. Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy
  11. Fear of Flying
  12. Homer the Great
  13. And Maggie Makes Three
  14. Bart's Comet
  15. Homie the Clown
  16. Bart vs. Australia
  17. Homer vs. Patty & Selma
  18. A Star Is Burns
  19. Lisa's Wedding
  20. Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
  21. The PTA Disbands!
  22. 'Round Springfield
  23. The Springfield Connection
  24. Lemon of Troy
  25. Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)
List of all The Simpsons episodes

"Lisa's Wedding" is the 19th episode of The Simpsons' sixth season, which originally aired March 19, 1995. The plot focuses around Lisa visiting a carnival fortune teller and learning about her future love. It was written by Greg Daniels and directed by Jim Reardon. Mandy Patinkin guest stars as Hugh Parkfield and Phil Hartman guest stars as Troy McClure.[1][3] The episode won an Emmy Award in 1996 for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program, becoming the third episode of The Simpsons to win the award.[4][5] Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... 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Contents

Plot

Hugh asks for Lisa's hand in marriage in the future
Hugh asks for Lisa's hand in marriage in the future

The episode begins with the Simpson family visiting a renaissance fair. Homer eats eight different kinds of meat and an ashamed Lisa wanders off and finds a fortune teller. Although Lisa is at first skeptical, the fortune teller manages to name Lisa's entire family and then tells Lisa of her first true love. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Simpson Family The Simpson family is the family featured in the United States animated sitcom The Simpsons. ... Entertainers at the Golden Gate Renaissance Festival 2005. ... Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith. ... Categories: Stub ...


The story then shifts to an Eastern University in the year 2010 (at the time the episode aired, 15 years in the future) where a now 23 year old Lisa becomes annoyed by a British student named Hugh Parkfield. At first, the two quarrel over a book in the library, but the pair eventually fall madly in love. The two discover they have a lot in common and Hugh invites Lisa to come back to his home in England so she can meet his parents. Hugh asks Lisa to marry him and she immediately accepts.


The next day, Lisa calls home to tell Marge of the news and Marge promises that she will prevent Homer from ruining the wedding. Marge is still a housewife, Bart works as a twice divorced building demolition expert and plans on going to law school. Maggie is a 16 year old teenager who apparently never shuts up (although she is constantly prevented from speaking in the episode) and Homer still works at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant in Sector 7G with Milhouse as his supervisor. Lisa and Hugh travel to Springfield where Lisa is worried that her family will embarrass her and things get off to a bad start when Bart and Homer accidentally set a Union Flag on fire. Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... Bart and his sister Lisa as news anchors. ... Margaret Maggie Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Springfield Nuclear Power Plant is a fictional nuclear power plant in the television animated cartoon series The Simpsons. ... Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a fictional 10 year old character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden. ... Springfield is a fictionalized version of Springfield, Vermont, in which the animated American sitcom The Simpsons is set. ... Flag Ratio: 1:2 The Union Flag (also known as the Union Jack; see discussion below) is the national flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. ...


At dinner, Lisa plans on going for a wedding dress fitting and Homer decides to take Hugh out on the town to Moe's Tavern. Homer presents Hugh with a pair of tacky cuff links with pigs representing a bride and groom. Hugh grudgingly agrees to wear them during his wedding. Later that night, Lisa apologizes profusely for the behaviour of her family and although Hugh says it was nothing, he stays up thinking about it. An exterior of Moes Tavern, in The Simpsons. ...


On the day of the wedding, Homer talks with Lisa and she discovers that Hugh didn't wear Homer's cuff links. She finds Hugh and asks him to wear them. He agrees, but says that after the wedding they will return to England and never see her embarassing family again. She says that although she complains about her family, she still loves them. Hugh tries to reason with her "Lisa, you can do better than them, you're like a flower that grew up in a pot of dirt" Lisa is outraged and calls off the wedding.


Back in the present once more, the fortune teller says that Hugh went back to England and never saw Lisa again and that there was nothing Lisa could do to prevent it - although she should "try to look surprised". Lisa questions the fortune teller about her true love and the fortune teller reveals that although Lisa will have a true love, she "specializes in foretelling relationships where you get jerked around." Lisa leaves the booth and finds her father, who brags about his day at the fair and Lisa listens raptly as the two walk off.[1][4][3][5]


Production

The idea for the episode came from James L. Brooks, who called David Mirkin and pitched the idea as travelling to the future and Lisa meeting the perfect guy, who in turn can not stand her family.[6] Believing that it would be a tough episode to write, the job was given to Greg Daniels, who was enthusiastic about it and has said that was a lot easier and more fun to write than expected.[7] The part involving Homer's cuff links was not in the original draft, it was later added because the writers felt that something was needed to represent Hugh's dislike of the Simpson family.[7] The end theme was redone by Alf Clausen as a "Renaissance version" including a harp.[6] James L. Brooks James L. Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is an American producer, writer, and film director. ... Greg Daniels is a well known television comedy writer. ... Alf Clausen orchestrates music for cartoon shows. ...


Everything in the episode had to be redesigned, which included new sets and all of the characters had to be remodelled for their age.[6] In most cases, the adults were made heavier, had a few lines added to the face and less hair. On Homer, the redesign was minimal, making him a bit heavier, removing one hair and placing an extra line under the eye.[6] Krusty's design is based on Groucho Marx.[7] The night sky was intentionally made a more reddish colour in a subtle joke about how the producers thought the world would be much more polluted in 2010.[6] Nancy Cartwright's Bart voice was electronically lowered a couple of notches.[6] Julius Henry Marx, AKA Groucho Marx (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977), was an American comedian, working both with his siblings, the Marx Brothers, and on his own. ... Nancy Cartwright (actress) is an American actress, best noted for providing the voice of Bart Simpson. ...


This is the first of three future-themed episodes. The second was "Bart to the Future" in season 11 and "Future-Drama" in season 16. All three have been separated by five year margins. While both "Lisa's Wedding" and "Future-Drama" were nominated for an Emmy, Entertainment Weekly named "Bart to the Future" the worst episode ever.[8] Bart to the Future is the 17th episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons // Spoiler warning: The Simpsons are going to a park, but when they arrive, they find that mosquitos have gone crazy and have taken over. ... The Simpsons 11th season (September 1999 - May 2000) began on Sunday, September 26, 1999 with Beyond Blunderdome. ... Future-Drama is the fifteenth episode of the sixteenth season of The Simpsons. ... The Simpsons 16th season (November 2004 - May 2005) began on Sunday, November 7, 2004 with Treehouse of Horror XV. The season contains six hold-over episodes from the season 15 (FABF) production line. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ...


Cultural references

Maggie Simpson as a typical 16 year old.
Maggie Simpson as a typical 16 year old.

The episode makes mention of "40 classic films starring Jim Carrey", which include The Mask and "Ace Ventura VI". This is a joke about how "huge" his movies were at the time, and yet despite this, he was still not garnering much respect as an actor. Since this episode aired David Mirkin has said that Carrey has become a much more "subtle" and respected actor.[6] The sounds of the car are the same as the ones used in The Jetsons.[6] In this episodes version of the future, apparently all of the major American networks have merged into CNNBCBS (a division of ABC). At the same time FOX has gradually become a hardcore sex channel.[2] The beginning of Lisa and Hugh's romance is similar to the one in Love Story.[2] Martin Prince's fate is a parody of The Phantom of the Opera. The song that he plays on the organ is "A Fifth of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy, a disco version of Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" in C Minor.[2] Image File history File links Adultmaggiesimpson. ... Image File history File links Adultmaggiesimpson. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... The Mask originated as comic book series by publisher Dark Horse Comics. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... David Mirkin is an American, feature film and television director, writer and producer. ... The Jetsons was a prime-time animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, and aired on Sunday nights on ABC from September 23, 1962 to March 3, 1963. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... Jenna Jameson with Savanna Samson in a classic hardcore porn movie, The New Devil In Miss Jones (2005) Hardcore pornography is a form of pornography that features explicit sexual acts. ... Love Story is a 1970 romantic drama film written by Erich Segal based on his 1970 best-selling novel, and directed by Arthur Hiller. ... This article is about the Gaston Leroux novel. ... A Fifth of Beethoven is a disco instrumental written by Walter Murphy. ... Walter Murphy Walter Murphy (born December 19, 1952) is a pianist, composer, and arranger who had a massive hit with the instrumental, A Fifth of Beethoven, a disco adaption of Beethovens Fifth Symphony, in 1976, when disco was at the height of its popularity. ... Disco is a genre of dance-oriented pop music that blends elements of funk and soul music that was first popularized in dance clubs (discothèques) in the mid-1970s. ... The coversheet to Beethovens 5th Symphony. ...


Reception

"Lisa's Wedding" won an Emmy Award in 1996 for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program,[6] becoming the third episode of The Simpsons to win in the category.[9] This episode is generally rated as one of the best episodes on The Simpsons and is a fan favourite.[10] It is a favourite of James L. Brooks, who believes that it is one of the best written episodes and ranks near the top of Simpsons episodes.[10] The emotion of "Lisa's Wedding" is often compared with season 2's "Lisa's Substitute".[7] Somebody has even done their doctorate thesis on this episode with the topic "Lisa's Wedding as a Fairy Tale"[7] The Quindecim, a college newspaper, made their own top 25 list, ranking "Lisa's Wedding" as the greatest episode of The Simpsons. They also ripped Entertainment Weekly for leaving this episode and "Lisa's Substitute" off their top 25 list, saying it was the "equivalent of leaving the Sistine Chapel off a list of Michelangelo's best work ... Serving well as bookends, these episodes are not only brilliantly funny, they among the most genuinely touching stories in the show's entire run.".[11] An Emmy Award. ... This is a list of the winners of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming less than One Hour). ... The Simpsons second season originally aired between October 1990 and July 1991, beginning on October 11, 1990. ... Lisas Substitute is the 19th episode of the second season of The Simpsons. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... Lisas Substitute is the 19th episode of the second season of The Simpsons. ...


Mandy Patinkin as Hugh is considered one of the best Simpsons guest spots by Chris Turner in his book Planet Simpson, who says that many of the best Simpsons guest stars have been lesser known celebrities.[12] Mandy Patinkin as Rube John Sofer from the television show Dead Like Me. ... Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation or Planet Simpson is a book about The Simpsons which examines its satirical humour and its impact on pop culture. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c d "Lisa's Wedding" The Simpsons.com. Retrieved on March 20, 2007
  2. ^ a b c d e f Lisa's Wedding BBC.co.uk. Retrieved on March 20, 2007
  3. ^ a b c Richmond, Ray; Antonia Coffman (1997). The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to our Favorite Family. Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN 0-00063-8898-1. 
  4. ^ a b Episode Capsule at The Simpsons Archive
  5. ^ a b Martyn, Warren; Adrian Wood (2000). I Can't Believe It's a Bigger and Better Updated Unofficial Simpsons Guide. Virgin Books. ISBN 0-7535-0495-2. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Mirkin, David. (2005). The Simpsons season 6 DVD commentary for the episode "Lisa's Wedding" [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  7. ^ a b c d e Daniels, Greg. (2005). The Simpsons season 6 DVD commentary for the episode "Lisa's Wedding" [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  8. ^ The Family Dynamic. Entertainment Weekly (2003-01-29). Retrieved on 2007-03-20.
  9. ^ Every show, every winner, every nominee. The Envelope. Retrieved on 2007-03-20.
  10. ^ a b Brooks, James L.. (2005). The Simpsons season 6 DVD commentary for the episode "Lisa's Wedding" [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  11. ^ Culp, Sarah (2003-02-17). The Simpsons' Top 25 Episodes. The Quindecim. Retrieved on 2007-03-20.
  12. ^ Turner, Chris. Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation. ISBN 0-679-31318-4. 

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