The Simpsons Forever
The Simpsons Forever
Episode 6 Season 1 7G06 February 11, 1990
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Episode Summary
Lisa awakens one morning with a potent case of the blues. Her teacher notices her sadness and sends a note home to her parents. Homer and Bart, meanwhile, are playing a video boxing game. Undefeated with forty-eight wins, Bart takes only one round to knock off the head of Homer's boxer. While Homer is down for the count, Marge gives him the note from Lisa's teacher. Nothing her parents say can bring Lisa out of her depression.

Hearing distant music, Lisa sneaks out of her room to follow it. She finds a soulful saxophone player, Bleeding Gums Murphy, playing some hard blues. Murphy teaches Lisa how to express her sadness on the sax.

Afterwards, Marge drops Lisa off at school and tells her to smile no matter what she feels inside. She sees Lisa hiding her true feelings and classmates taking advantage of her and tells Lisa that it is best to be herself. When Lisa hears that she feels happy again.

Meanwhile, Homer takes lessons from a local video game wizard for a rematch with his son. Just as he starts to win Marge unplugs the TV to announce Lisa's recovery. Seizing the opportunity to maintain his undefeated status as boxing champ, Bart gleefully announces his retirement from the ring. Afterwards, the Simpsons visit a jazz club to hear Bleeding Gums Murphy sing a blues number written by Lisa.
Chalkboard Gag
Couch Gag
Couch Gag
  • Lisa uses GLUM toothpaste
  • Bart refers to two rooms in the house as the "den" and the "rumpus room"
  • Homer leaves his keys in the front door
  • In the school band, Lewis, Wendell, and Janey all play the clarinet
  • The cafeteria food fight is started by Bart
  • Bart defeats Homer twice in video boxing before retiring as champion
  • Principal Skinner sends a Progress Report home that reads To: Mr. & Mrs. Simpson, Lisa refuses to play dodge ball because she is sad. Principal: Skinner
  • Homer bounces Lisa on his knee and calls it the "Homer Horsie"
  • When Maggie is asked to "come to the one you love best" she chooses the television set
  • Lisa has a Jazz Fest poster in her room
  • Bleeding Gums Murphey plays at The Jazz Hole club
  • Homer eats a bag of Pork Rinds Light
  • The TV news reports a fire in downtown Springfield gutting Symphony Hall, Springfield Museum of Natural History, Springfield Arts Center, and Barney's Bowl-a-Rama
  • Homer practices video boxing at Noiseland Video Arcade which includes the games: Destroy AI, The Rat, Eat My Shorts, Freeway, Escape from Grandma's House II, Moo, Melter, Itchy vs. Scratchy, Pac Rat, Capt. Noisy, Nuclear Winter, Robert Goulet Destroyer, Escape from Grandma's House, Pac Rat II, Time Waste, and Slugfest
Notable Characters in This Episode
Homer Simpson
Marge Simpson
Bart Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Maggie Simpson
Snowball II
Barney Gumble
Bleeding Gums Murphy
Dewey Largo
Moe Szyslak
Martin Prince
Wendell Borton
Ms. Barr
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Guest Stars
Ron Taylor Bleeding Gums Murphy Ron Taylor
as Bleeding Gums Murphy
In this Episode
Video GameSuper Slugfest
DreamLittle Marge
DreamHomer's Video Boxing
SongSaddest Kid in Grade Number Two
Prank CallJacques Strap
Al Jean
Mike Reiss
Wes Archer
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening
Sam Simon
Executive Producer(s)
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening created by
Sam Simon
Starring Cast
Dan Castellaneta
Julie Kavner
Nancy Cartwright
Yeardley Smith
Harry Shearer
Hank Azaria
Susan Blu
Miriam Flynn
Pamela Hayden
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