The Pig travels across a busy road, and then drops over a bridge into a river. Jimmy gasps. I'll give you a piggyback ride- Uh, oops! I can't eat a poor little lamb. In the episode, Lisa undergoes a crisis of conscience which leads to her decision to stop eating meat, something for which she receives little sympathy, from her classmates and from the authority figures at her school. Outside, Lisa wanders over to Sherri, Terri, Janey and Ralph, who are playing by a hopscotch court. APU It travels quickly away. HOMER The nearby animals notice and crowd around Maggie. LISA The other children gasp and laugh. I don't think I can dissect an animal. LISA Yes. You're ignoring Lisa, not Bart. MCCLURE PAUL BART Didn't you get enough lamb chops? The Simpsons has always played with the conventions and absurdities of the sitcom universe, where it takes half an hour to wrap up any set of plotlines in order to have everything back to normal for next week; but in this instance, Lisa became a vegetarian and remained a vegetarian. In fact, if you play "Maybe I'm Amazed" backwards, you'll hear a recipe for a really ripping lentil soup. I've got family here from around the globe. OK. Take it, Apu. Janey blows a bubble while looking silently at Lisa. Er. HOMER I still stand by my beliefs. MARGE Hey everybody. The thought-cloud disperses with a loud puff. No luck. pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." he steps down onto the grass. Don't you realize you've just been brainwashed by corporate propaganda? Hi, Homer. Compared to them, the public schools are a haven of enlightenment. HOMER Ned! HOMER I don't know exactly what went wrong, but I know it's always my fault. Bart jumps onto the first seat of a tiny red train—the children directly behind him are half his size. HOMER You don't win friends with salad! Lisa has been a vegetarian ever since. Just leave me in the car with the window open a crack. LISA HOMER P.A. MARGE Lisa, tell your mother to get off my case. Oooh! Lisa crashes through the fence and drives out into the street, still pushing the barbecue in fornt of her. Yes, Ralph, what is it. Her schoolmates and family members ridicule her for her beliefs, but with the help of Apu as well as Paul and Linda McCartney, she commits to vegetarianism. LISA Dad, those all come from the same animal. Oh, gosh, Homer, this is strictly a Flanders affair. I think it's wrong. In the episode, Lisa decides to stop eating meat after bonding with a lamb at a petting zoo. (sighing, sarcastic) Yes, I'm gonna marry a carrot. (exasperated) We're going to Storytown Village, Grandpa. SKINNER Eating meat is ba-a-a-ad. GRANDPA MCCLURE Dr. hibbert chuckles. Lisa imagines a live chicken, out of which falls a cooked breast onto a plate. (surprised) Tofu? JIMMY Cartoons don't have messages, Lisa. Pfft. The Simpson family are sitting at the dinner table. I am out of here! LISA Bart places his teeth around the other end, and the two fight over it, growling and barking. Marge runs over and picks up her daughter. HOMER Okay, everybody. I can't quite seem to... stand up under my own power anymore. You're supposed to feed them pellets from the machine over there. Uh dad, Lisa's the one you're not talking to. This barbecue will be hard, thankless work. Um, Miss Hoover? HOMER That'll show ya! MCCLURE Come out, come out, or I'll blooow your house in. Wait a minute wait a minute wait a minute. Can I come? That's why I ran away form home. Bart, tell Dad I'll only pass the syrup if it won't be used on any meat product. lisa the vegetarian 38786 GIFs. (upbeat) That's the plan! (leaning back and folding his arms) Awww. So. "Lisa the Vegetarian" is the fifth episode in the seventh season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. In the interests of creating an open dialogue, sit silently and watch this film. And only thrice the fat of a normal hot dog. HOMER Maggie claps furiously while the other onlookers are unimpressed. HOMER Chicken breast. Marge has joined in. HOMER Two independent thought alarms in one day. Paul and Linda bop while Lisa backs away. He'll tell you, that in nature invariably eats another to survive. Bart, however, places his hands on it for some support while it races through the track, uprooting artificial trees. LISA I never realized before, but some Itchy and Scratchy cartoons... send the message that violence against animals is funny. LISA If you don't want lamb chops, there's lots of other things I can make. i was a grade-A moron to ever question eating meat. Lisa. She has a head made out of lettuce. FLANDERS The premise of the episode reads like many people’s vegan/vegetarian “coming out” stories. Paul Mccartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed" plays over the closing credits. You brought a whole beer keg! Marge looks around at several animals, then notices a Llama scratch at its side. I was a Grade A moron to ever question eating meat. Overwhelmed, Lisa wanders to the Kwik-E-Mart window displaying hot dogs under a sign: "Premiere Gourmet Hot Dogs 8/99 ¢." McClure walks over to Bobby, who is sitting at a school desk on which sits a plate with a large steak. It was a good idea to come here after all. I 'unno. Miss Hoover passes round the trays with worms. Lisa gasps. Tell him yourself. BART There! LISA The camera zooms in on his face while a short piece of dramatic music can be heard. Hmm? Actually dad, this time, I was wrong. (in a lamb's voice) Lisa, what did I ever do to you? BART Here, we see her adopt a new cause, but ends up composing herself in a slightly immature way, only to butt heads … You might remember me from such educational films as Two Minus Three Equals Negative Fun, and Firecrackers: The Silent Killer. MCCLURE Still, a great episode overall. Hey Homer: wing me another of of them, ah, burgers, would ya? I understand, honey. Bart, thank your mother for pointing that out. No. The train comes to a halt when it passes underneath the legs of a wooden lumberjack, whose crotch is met by Bart's face. "The Simpsons" Lisa the Vegetarian (TV Episode 1995) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. LISA You might say the extra ingredient is salt. No. But what do you do if somebody wants a nonalcoholic beer? Tell him yourself, you're ignoring Lisa, not Bart. A certain... agitator-. Apu, I'm sure the last thing they want to talk about is— I guess I have been pretty hard on a lot of people, especially my dad. Wow, that'd be great! What? Er. HOMER All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. “This is lamb,” Homer argues, “not a lamb.” (turning round in his chair) Uh-oh. I read about you in history class. Is he crazy? A young boy's voice is heard offscreen. Your "Q" is a huge success. Your windows" and taking a bit out of a chicken drumstick. The family eat dinner, chewing loudly. Oh boy, sleep! Round Springfield is a Simpsons-adjacent podcast hosted by Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott where they interview writers, directors, showrunners, and voice-actors from the Simpsons-verse on their various paths to Springfield — failed pilots, other projects, and beyond. Come on! Lisa chuckles. RALPH Get into the spirit! The Burger flies through Lisa's window and lands squarely on her face. Well, it could be a good chance to get to know our neighbors outside of a courtroom setting. The pram is whisked away. Maggie falls out of its thick fur. You know, it's never come up. Sighs. Being vegetarian is slightly less of a big deal in modern America than it was back in 1995, though her parents' conservative attitude still leave room for the plot to occur. You don't win friends with salad. (reading aloud) Come to Homer's B.B.B.Q. The top half of the lumberjack splits off at the waist, and he falls to the floor—on the way down, his axe cleanly decapitates an artificial duck wearing a bonnet and glasses and carrying a book. Especially my dad. HOMER All rights reserved. It's still good. I know. Dad, can't you have some other kid of party, one where you don't serve meat? everybody else claps in time to the music, while Homer grows slightly angry. (downtrodden) Ohhh. I used to believe in things when I was a kid. It's gone. What a load of crappy-crap-crap. (originally aired October 15, 1995) Wise beyond her years, Lisa has an incredibly ethically and socially conscious mind; it’s easy to turn her into a mouthpiece for adult issues, but one must always remember she’s still a young child. I'm trying to impress people here, Lisa. LISA Come out or I'll blow your house in. Linda McCartney emerges from a bush. That colored chalk was forged by Lucifer himself! (pushing away her plate) I can't eat this. BART Bring me another one of them, uh, burgers, would you? (holding his hands across his stomach) Mr McClure, I have a crazy friend who says it's wrong to eat meat. I know! Lisa walks off. HOMER Actually, it was "Live and Let Die." Values Dissonance: "Lisa The Vegetarian" revolves around Lisa's family trying to dissuade her from being vegetarian. No I don't eat any food that comes from an animal. Ahh. Uh, Dad, Lisa's the one you're not talking to. And, secondly, I heard what you said. Outside. It's still good. Let's take a peek at the killing floor. Let me show you something, Lisa. MARGE Go to your room! What's the difference between this lamb and the one that kissed me? WORM You know Smithers, I think I'll donate a million dollars to the local orphanage. I know it is not easy to be a vegetarian, Lisa. HOMER Bart visits a ride called "Tottertown Trolley". Lunchlady Doris takes her cigarette out of her mouth, and looks shiftily side to side. Uh-oh. LISA It's still good. So long, suckers! MCLLURE My worm went in my mouth and then I ate it. Linda and I both feel strongly about animal rights. In fact, if you play "Maybe I'm Amazed" backwards... you'll hear a recipe for a really ripping lentil soup. I can't fight it anymore!She walks in, places a hot dog in a bun and, after some hesitation, takes a bite. A wonderful, magical animal. (shouting into a pram) Lisa! LISA Asked to appear in the episode, McCartney, a well-known vegetarian, agreed, on one condition: that Lisa's vegetarianism wouldn’t be a one-off gag. See? If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about. She moans with disgust and sits up. You don't win friends with salad You don't win friends with salad. Lookee here at George Meyer discussing climate change and conservation. LORD THISTLETHWAITE That's where I'm a Viking. BART PAUL The following cars have been broken into-. JOSÉ FLANDERS FLANDERS HOMER It's just a little slimy. She imagines the lamb from earlier floating above her meal, this time with two chop-sized holes; the cuts of meat float up off her plate and insert themsevles into these holes. LISA MCCLURE LISA THE END. It's just a little airborne. “Lisa the Vegetarian,” which aired on Oct. 15, 1995, was something different: a conversion story, told from the point of view of the person becoming a vegetarian. Nothing beats a stroll in cattle country. I can't believe you didn't invite me, after I painted those cool stripes all over your car. VOICE APU They're just a bunch of hilarious stuff, you know, like people getting hurt and stuff, stuff like that. The first lamb walks into view. You don't have to eat meat! He wheels over a smoker and removes its lid to reveal a entire roasted pig. Come on! “Lisa the Vegetarian” won an Environmental Media Award and a Genesis Award, for its treatment, respectively, of environmental issues and and animal rights. GRANDPA We weren't satisfied with the other vegetarian meals on the market. He holds up a t-shirt bearing a picture of a cow in a red circle with a line through it. We're going to Storytown Village, Grampa. HOMER McCartney walks into shot, holding a trowel. (highly distorted) Somebody's been sleeping in my bed. Piggy ain't coming back. or through some clichéd reference but as a … Simpson." 1 Synopsis 2 Full Story 3 Behind the Laughter 3.1 Reception 4 Videos 5 Citations After a trip to Storytown Village, Lisa finds herself unable to eat meat, exposing her to ridicule and resentment from Homer and friends. LISA Plus: An inspirational interlude! LINDA Oh, my family just doesn't understand my new-found vegetarianism. I made the switch, and nobody noticed! Thanks for inviting me to your barbecue. HOMER He ruffles Jimmy's hair. MISS HOOVER They don't have to rub it in my face. She picks up her scalpel and hesitates over the worm, finally pushing away the tray realizing she can't do it. I can't live in a house with this prehistoric carnivore! A large painted sign reads, "Flanders Family Reunion, B.B.Q." I just got my party invitations back from the printer's! But it was a 150 degrees in the car. It bursts. MARGE We met him in India, years ago during the Maharishi days. As it plugs the hole, the water pressure builds up until it flies out like a torpedo, traveling a huge distance through the air. 133. Apparently my crazy friend here hasn't heard of the food chain. LISA (sing-song)You don't win friends with salad! JIMMY These are the best ever. I didn't mean to take sides, I just got caught up in the rhythm. Around the circle reads the slogan, "Don't Have a Cow, Man!" Apu appears Come on, I'll give you a piggyback ride. She drives into the barbecue, pushing it away. Cartoons don't have messages, Lisa. Homer flips the burger high into the air. Lisa, no! Lisa the Vegetarian. Sort: Relevant Newest # the simpsons # cow # 7x05 # troy mclure # lisa the vegetarian # season 4 # lisa simpson # episode 4 # rebellion # 4x04 # pig flying # crazy # lisa simpson # cats # scared # season 9 # lisa simpson # episode 5 # season 7 # i love you # 7x05 This happens several times. APU But I'm sure you're up to it, Marge. Good morning, class. PAUL I read about you in history class. Besides, I'm sure Storytown Village is also fun for everyone... from eight to God only knows. APU Oh, you are so cute. Lisa, tell your mother to get off my case. HOMER BART HOMER I'm never ever apologizing, because I was standing up for a just cause, and you were wrong, wrong, wrong! Homer appears with a hot dog on a plate. You dunking your sausages in that syrup, homeboy? I guess I have been pretty hard on a lot of people. It's still good. it's time for them to "graduate" from Bovine University. MOTHER BEAR A certain—agitator—for privacy's sake let's call her "Lisa S." No, that's too obvious. : 15-Oct-95 Capsule revision E, 22-Feb-97. Yes you were, Jimmy. First, pin them down so they don't fly up and hit you in the eye. Several people are up on a temporary stage playing a fiddle, guitar and a banjolin, while many other attendees are dancing. You know, you can influence people without badgering them always. LISA Oh, hello Bobby. Is there anything they don't know? All right Lisa, if you don't want lamb chops there are lots of other things I can make. We are in the cafeteria. As the train sets off, Bart faces behind him and chuckles. Lisa, I was looking for ya. MISS HOOVER I think Lisa's right, dad. Bart, sensible bites.! Hey, a toast to the host who can boast the most roast! Wow, Mr McClure. She leans back with her arms in the air. Thanks, you guys. The following cars have been broken into. I understand, honey. back then, I was known as the fifth Beatle. Cheese? JIMMY You don't win friends with salad! Whoah, whoah, whoah, slow down Jimmy. Now, as a special treat courtesy of our friends at the meat council, please help yourself to this tripe. See? The guests laugh mockingly. Marge goes over to the pellet machine. The camera pans past the slaughterhouse, while the sound of electrified killing equipment can be heard, as well as the muffled screams of cows. Hm, no, I'd still prefer not. 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