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Encyclopedia > Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy
The Simpsons episode
"Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy"
Lisa with her "Lisa Lionheart" doll
Episode no. 95
Prod. code 1F12
Orig. airdate February 17, 1994
Show runner(s) David Mirkin
Written by Bill Oakley
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Josh Weinstein
Directed by Jeffrey Lynch
Couch gag The family gets crushed by a foot a la the opening of Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Guest star(s) Kathleen Turner as Stacy Lovell
DVD
commentary
Matt Groening
David Mirkin
Bill Oakley
Josh Weinstein
David Silverman
Season 5
September 30, 1993May 19, 1994
  1. Homer's Barbershop Quartet
  2. Cape Feare
  3. Homer Goes to College
  4. Rosebud
  5. Treehouse of Horror IV
  6. Marge on the Lam
  7. Bart's Inner Child
  8. Boy-Scoutz N the Hood
  9. The Last Temptation of Homer
  10. $pringfield
  11. Homer the Vigilante
  12. Bart Gets Famous
  13. Homer and Apu
  14. Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy
  15. Deep Space Homer
  16. Homer Loves Flanders
  17. Bart Gets an Elephant
  18. Burns' Heir
  19. Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song
  20. The Boy Who Knew Too Much
  21. Lady Bouvier's Lover
  22. Secrets of a Successful Marriage
List of all The Simpsons episodes

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Contents

Plot

The episode begins at the Grand Opening for the Center for Geriatric Medicine where Dr. Hibbert introduces a frail Ben Matlock to a crowd of excited seniors. But after seeing his idol mobbed to the ground by fans, Abe becomes aware, perhaps fearful, of his future death and gives the family their inheritances early: To Lisa he leaves his lifetime collection of correspondence, most seemingly by telegraph, while he leaves to Homer and his family a box of old silver dollars. The family leaves to spend them at the mall right away. This article contains a list of recurring characters from The Simpsons with descriptions. ... Ben Matlock in court Benjamin Leighton Ben Matlock is a fictional character from the television series, Matlock, played by Andy Griffith. ... Abraham Abe Grampa J. Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated cartoon television series The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... Telegraphy (from the Greek words tele = far away and grapho = write) is the long distance transmission of written messages without physical transport of letters, originally over wire. ... Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, and is voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... Dollar coins have been minted in the United States in both gold and silver versions. ...


At the mall, Lisa sees the new Talking Malibu Stacy doll in a toystore. She warns Marge that she may get a little crazy, then rushes the display, shoving aside everyone in her path. Though The Simpsons is itself a fictional show of fictional characters, there are also several characters within the shows universe who are fictional to the Simpsons characters themselves (see show-within-a-show). ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ...


Throughout the trip, Abe won't stop telling stories and spouting useless advice, making the family shun him. He appeals to Homer for help, and while on the couch he sees an ad for Buzz Cola with dancing, scantily-clad seniors on a beach, which inspires him. Buzz Cola is a fictional brand of cola featured in the animated series The Simpsons. ...


Lisa is anxious to hear what Talking Malibu Stacy has to say, but is disappointed with the doll's sexist phrases, such as "let's buy make-up so the boys will like us" and "thinking too much gives you wrinkles". "Right on, say it sister!" says an eavesdropping Bart, launching Lisa into a tirade decrying sexist attitudes and their effect on young girls, ending with her throwing the doll through the window, which causes Grampa to fall off his bike and into an open grave. For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ...


Lisa is angry that no one else, friends or family, can see the ridiculousness of the doll. She calls the company to complain, and after getting some resistance from Marge, who wishes she wouldn't complain so much, she signs up for the factory tour. There she sees assembly lines and a video detailing the doll's history, as well as the sexist inner workings of the company.


Lisa and Grampa sit at the kitchen table, bemoaning how they are treated because of their age. In walks Homer, saying how glad he is to be a white male, aged 18-49; everyone listens to him, no matter how stupid his ideas. Abe decides to get a job, and Lisa decides to find Malibu Stacy's creator.


Lisa visits Waylon Smithers, owner of the world's biggest Malibu Stacy collection, and asks for help in finding Stacy Lovell. She bikes to Stacy Lovell's house, built exactly like Malibu Stacey's dream house, and plays the doll's phrases over the intercom... the gate immediately opens. Waylon Smithers, Jr. ...


Lisa and Stacy Lovell decide to create a new talking doll, Lisa Lionheart, voiced by Lisa herself. The doll is quietly released, and even Kent Brockman spends his whole newcast talking about the doll, ignoring breaking news that the President was arrested for murder. However, the creators of Malibu Stacy view Lisa's doll as a real threat, and plan to sink Lisa Lionheart. Kenton Kent Brockman, is a recurring fictional character from The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ...


Meanwhile Grampa struggles at Krusty Burger, suffering a war flashback at the drive-in, and losing his false teeth making burgers. He soon becomes angry at the way seniors are treated and quits, leading a group of angry seniors out of the restaurant. Krusty Burger establishment Krusty Burger is a fictional chain of fast-food restaurants as seen on The Simpsons. ...


As kids (and Smithers) rush out to buy Lisa Lionheart, a cart of the new Malibu Stacy dolls with a new hat is wheeled right into the path of the group running for the Lisa display. Lisa appeals to them that it's just the same doll with a new hat, but they all prefer to stick with Malibu Stacy... except for one little girl, who leaves with a Lisa Lionheart doll, giving Lisa continuing hope for her cause.


Trivia

  • It cost Stacey Lovell $46,000 to produce the Lisa Lionheart dolls.
  • The Lisa Lionheart doll appears in the video game The Simpsons Hit & Run as a collector card in level three.

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Cultural references

  • At the opening of the episode, the crowd of elderly people cheer for Matlock singing a slightly changed version of the teen girls' part in "Healthy Normal American Boy" from Bye Bye Birdie.
  • Stacy Lovell mentions that she has had multiple husbands, including G.I. Joe, and Steve Austin. "Joe", looking like G.I. Joe from the Adventure team, later shows up at her house and wants her back. When he grabs Stacy, she urges him to release his "kung-fu grip".
  • The entire plotline is based on the "Teen Talk Barbie" line of talking dolls and how they caused controversy.
  • Homer dances on giant piano keys recessed in the floor of the toy store, spoofing a scene from the film Big. Unfortunately, while attempting to play "Rock Around the Clock" and The Simpsons theme he destroys it twice during the course of the episode.
  • One of the Talking Malibu Stacy dolls owned by one of Lisa's friends says "My Spidey-sense is tingling. Anyone call for a webslinger?" This is one of Spider-Man's catchphrases. It is interesting to note that Hank Azaria, who plays Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum and others, performs the Spider-man voice. Azaria also played the voices of Eddie Brock and Venom in the 1994 Spider-man animated series.
  • The doll with the Spider-Man voice also resembles the activities of underground groups that secretly switch the voice boxes of talking G.I. Joe and Barbie dolls in order to protest traditional masculine and feminine ideals. [1]

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Goofs

  • The family is seen with their jackets on as they are leaving for the mall, only to be seen seconds later in the car without them.

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