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Lisa's Date with Density

Lisa's Date with Density

Rating: 3.9 (114 votes)


Lisa develops a crush on Nelson Muntz. She tries hard to change the bad boy into a sweet, caring, gentleman and after some hard work she thinks she has succeeded. Meanwhile, Homer acquires an auto dialer and uses it to con Springfield residents into sending him money for happiness. However he is caught and is ordered by the court to apologize. Lisa discovers that Nelson has egged Skinner's house, influenced by the rest of the gang, and so realizes she has changed nothing. The playground bully and Lisa decide to just be friends.

Memorable quotes

Skinner: I'll tell you something that's not so funny. Right now, Superintendent Chalmers is at home crying like a little girl. (students laugh) Well, I guess it is a little funny.

Skinner: A principal's ransom in stolen goods! Well, sir, who's "Ha-ha"-ing now?
Nelson: I dunno. But he's got lethal tuna breath.

Skinner: All right, Mr. Smartenheimer, that does it. First, you're going to give back everything you've stolen. Then, I'm sentencing you to one week of the lowest, most degrading work known to man - janitorial work.
Willy: Ah, geez. I'm standing right here, sir.
Skinner: Ah, yes. Uh... Take a good look at him, Nelson, 'cause that's where you're headed.

Lisa: (writing on blackboard) How does Bart do this every week?

Marge: An automatic dialer? Is that legal? I don't want you getting arrested, Homer.
Homer: I won't.
Marge: Or swindling our neighbors.
Homer: Uh...let me show you how it works.

Homer: Now we just sit by the mailbox and watch the money roll in.
Marge: But you're going to annoy thousands of people just to make a few measly dollars. It's nothing but panhandling.
Homer: Tele-panhandling.

Lisa: Nuke the whales? You don't really believe that, do you?
Nelson: I don't know. Gotta nuke something.

Jimbo: You kissed a girl? That is SO gay!

Marge: Well, most women will tell you that you're a fool to think you can change a man. But those women are quitters! When I first met your father, he was loud, oafish and rude. But I worked hard and now, he's a whole different person.
Lisa: Mom?
Marge: (forcefully) He's a whole different person, Lisa.

Nelson: Alright, alright, I lied. Let's kiss.
Lisa: No you dont understand, Nelson. A kiss dosent mean anything if its dishonest.
Nelson: Um... there's a niceness to it.
Lisa: I was foolish to think I'd actually changed you Maybe I was seeing things in you that weren't really there.
Nelson: Definitely.

Homer: (phone message) Greetings, friends...
Ned: (hangs up) Shoot!
Maude: That is it, Ned! If you don't unplug that phone right now, you're sleeping on the lawn.
Homer: (from his room) Will you two shut up?! People are trying to sleep!


  • There is a medival mace in Jimbo's locker.
  • The stolen items in Nelson's locker include: a crystal ball, a lobster, a box of Two Star cigars, a globe, a football and a toy plane.
  • Nelson's posters read: ''Nuke The Whales,'' ''Bomb the Arabs and take their oil'' and ''Bomb the Indians and take their casinos''.
  • Mr. Burns' phone number is 555-0001, Prof. Frink's lab is 555-5782, and the Flanders' is 555-8904.
  • Although Wiggum shot three times at the autodialer, it is working fone for Homer's ''Sorry Dude'' speech over the closing credits.
  • This was the ninth consecutive episode which did not have the full Simpsons theme over the closing credits - although this episode has the actual music, it is cut short due to Homer's "Sorry Dude" apologies.


  • The observatory that appears in this episode looks like the one from Rebel Without A Cause.
  • The first telephone number dialled, 555-0001 (Mr. Burns), is a reference Die Hard With A Vengeance.
  • The inside of Skinner's house looks like the Bates Motel in Psycho.