Episode 19 – Lisa’s Substitute
Couch Gag – This time the living room is empty, in what is a short start to the show.
Plot Synopsis – Lisa has a crush on her substitute teacher, who seemingly represents everything that Homer is not. Meanwhile, Bart decides to run for class president, and becomes the overwhelming favorite.
What is going on really – When Miss Hoover is signed off sick, Lisa’s class is left in the hands of Principal Skinner before Mr Bergstorm arrives with a new style of teaching.
While in Bart’s class he shows the class the video of Snowball 2 birth and they are going to start looking for a class president with Martin Prince going against Bart, with Bart getting all the attention from the class.
Lisa’s starts to get a crush on her teacher who suggests she visits the natural history museum before it is closed forever, this forces Homer to take her where Mr Bergstorm a chance to explain to Homer about how to have a relationship with Lisa.
Lisa learns how she needs a positive male role model and for now she will only see one leave her, with Bart losing his presidential race to Martin. This gives Homer a chance to prove his parental skills to all of his children.
Final Thoughts – I did like this episode because it shows how important a possible role model for someone with the genius of Lisa would need. We also get a chance to see how Bart has popularity but not brains.