5 Replies to “Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment”

  1. Your story made me realize that almost all my childhood knowledge of religion came from television. The Simpsons especially seems to be where I absorbed most of what I knew.

  2. Re-watched this episode recently, for the first time in about 20 years and only just realized the porn subplot, always funny what seems to go over your head as a child. Then again, all I really remembered was Lisa being very annoying , especially about that grape.

    I’ve been having a very ’91 week: from rediscovering Primus’ Frizzle Fry album, to being reminded of the Clarence Thomas scandal, and now this episode recap

    1. It’s an odd little addition as it doesn’t really factor heavily into the rest of the plot. But it does give Bart something to do and it does connect to the reality of cable television so it’s a benign growth at worst.

  3. A nice little touch I noticed on rewatch was when Lisa gets on Marge’s case about the grapes, Jimbo is in the background shoplifting. Adds another nice layer to Lisa’s narrow minded righteousness.

    That static TV gag at the end (which I think comes back in another couple of episodes) is a nice meta one, but something I feel it would be hard to explain to young people today. Definitely a surefire way to date an episode of a show.

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