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Moaning Lisa 

A depressed Lisa's spirit is lifted when she meets a jazz-man, Bleeding Gums Murphy.

Director:

Wesley Archer (as Wes Archer)

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Jacqueline Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Boy #1 (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Mr. Largo / News announcer / Clerk (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak (voice)
Susan Blu Susan Blu ... Howie / Boy #2 (voice)
Miriam Flynn ... Miss Barr (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Janey Powell / Boy with Howie / Howie's mother (voice)
Ron Taylor ... Bleeding Gums Murphy (voice)
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Storyline

Lisa is sent home from school with a note exempting her from games because she is sad,though she perks up when she meets fellow saxophonist Bleeding Gums Murphy and Marge encourages her to express her moods. Homer,meanwhile,sick of always beaten by his son at video games,finds a boy who can teach him to win but,just as he is about to triumph,Marge unplugs the television leaving Bart's victories unchallenged. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Depresion De Lisa See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title comes from the painting entitled "Mona Lisa" or "La Gioconda" by Leonardo da Vinci executed in the 16th century which now is residing in the Louvre in Paris. See more »

Goofs

In the Simpson house some of the rooms are in a different place, placing the kitchen where the back yard door is now, and a small window, in what is now the kitchen entrance. Of course, this is before they established the look of the home. See more »

Quotes

Bleedin' Gums Murphy: The blues isn't about feeling better. It's about making other people feel WORSE, and making a few bucks while you're at it.
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Connections

Edited into The Simpsons: Lisa's Sax (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

My Country, 'Tis of Thee
(uncredited)
Written by Samuel Francis Smith
Performed by Harry Shearer
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Moaning Lisa - A Review
22 January 2019 | by byranthegamerSee all my reviews

A decent episode in which Lisa takes centre stage, however I found the story a little too depressing for a comedy sitcom. "Bleeding Gums" Murphy is a good character and the video game competition side-plot was for me the best parts of the episode. Not a great episode compared to the rest of them so far, but an ok episode nonetheless.


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