Lisa caught a cold, and at Marge's insistence stayed home from school. At first Lisa spent her time watching the Learning Channel, but Marge suggested that she relax and play Dash Dingo, one of Bart's video games. Lisa gave Dash a try and initially pooh-poohed the game, dismissing it as being of poor quality. However, she quickly got hooked on the game, and forgot all about studying to the point that she all but ignored Ralph Wiggum when he brought her the homework assignments. Lisa spent three solid days playing Dash Dingo and tried to stretch it into a fourth day, but Marge saw through her ruse and sent her to school. Lisa ended up cheating on a test because she hadn't studied or done any homework.
Behind the Laughter
- Dash Dingo is based on the famous video game character Crash Bandicoot.
- The Dash Dingo game closely resembles the student learning game Typequick.