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Moaning Lisa
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References Edit

  • The episode title is a play on Leonardo da Vinci's painting, the Mona Lisa. This would later be parodied in "Moe'N'a Lisa" and "Mona Leaves-a".
  • "The Jazz Hole" may be a reference to New York City jazz club "Birdland" which is in a basement, named for saxophonist Charlie Parker. It may also be a play on words; the archaic spelling for "jazz" is "jass" ("The Jass Hole").
  • The background noise of the arcade is the music from the Tetris arcade machine.
  • Lisa's school band is practicing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," the patriotic American song, based on the melody of the British national anthem "God Save the Queen." Mr. Largo says to Lisa, "There's no room for crazy bebop in My Country, 'Tis of Thee." That is reference to bebop jazz.
  • The controllers being used on Bart's video game system resemble Atari 2600 joysticks, but the graphics on the TV would suggest a newer model console. Also the game being played, Slugfest, is quite similar to the Nintendo game Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

TriviaEdit

  • This is the first episode in the series to have a subplot.
  • There is Glum toothpaste in the bathroom, another word for sad.
  • Lisa's school band is practicing the song “My Country, 'Tis of Thee”; however, it should be noted that it is also “God Save the Queen”, which is the British National Anthem.
  • Lisa finds Bleeding Gums Murphy on the same bridge Homer was going to jump off in order to commit suicide. She is later seen crying at the bridge after Bleeding Gums' death in "'Round Springfield".
  • Prank Call number 2: Bart calls Moe's Tavern and asks for Jacques, last name Strap. Moe's response: "When I find you I am going to gut you like a fish and drink your blood."
  • Moe's hair is now gray.
  • At the Noiseland Video Arcade, the games include Eat My Shorts, PAC-RAT II, Itchy vs. Scratchy, Escape from Grandma's House, and Robert Goulet Destroyer.
  • Despite first appearing in Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire, Snowball II appears in this episode and this episode aired two episodes before that episode originally. It's possible that this episode takes place after  Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire. The same thing happened in The Telltale Head.
  • This episode is the first time Lisa cries.
  • It's more likely Marge unplugged the video game, but on the screen, it looks like a TV turning off.
  • This is the first episode to have Lisa's name somewhere in the title.
  • This episode's couch gag was also used in The Simpsons Arcade Game.
  • First episode to feature a flashback appearance of Marge as a child and the first flashback appearance of Jacqueline Bouvier.
  • First appearances of The Jazz Hole and Noiseland Video Arcade.
  • There is a story that says that this episode code (7G06) was originally from another episode which (unknown if true or false) is called "Dead Bart", which is a famous copypasta also known as "creepypasta". DAEDBORT.jpg

GoofsEdit

  • When Moe picks up the phone the bottom half of his body under the hatch doesn't match up with the top half, plus his apron is too short.
  • When Homer is looking for his keys, Marge's pearls are white.
Shorts: Season 3 Season 1 References/Trivia Season 2
Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

Bart the GeniusHomer's OdysseyThere's No Disgrace Like HomeBart the GeneralMoaning LisaThe Call of the SimpsonsThe Telltale HeadLife on the Fast LaneHomer's Night OutThe Crepes of WrathKrusty Gets BustedSome Enchanted Evening

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